5 Shows That Will Never Fail To Entertain You

5 Shows That Will Never Fail To Entertain You

If you are need of a new TV show to binge watch, you can not go wrong with these five.
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During college, I have noticed that whenever I have free time (which is rarely), I love marathoning TV shows. I have binge-watched a countless number of TV shows during my childhood. However, these five shows are the ones that stick out to me the most. I highly recommend every college student to at least check out these five shows.

My absolute favorite TV show of all time is "How I Met Your Mother". The plot of the show is self-explanatory. My dedication to this show is illustrated by the fact that I managed to watch all nine season in three months. I am currently on my fifth repeat of this show. No matter how many times I watch this show, I never get sick of the jokes. This is my go-to show whenever I need to be cheered up or just in need of a good laugh. Barney Stinson, played by Neil Patrick Harris, never fails to make my day better.

"Friends" is a close second. "Friends" and "How I Met Your Mother" are very similar in that they are both based on the adventures of a group of friends. There are several overlapping themes between both shows such as friendship and family. Friends, however, is much more low key and is a show that is easy to watch while doing homework. My friends love this show as much or even more than me. We have recreated scenes of this show for various school projects.

"Gilmore Girls" is also a must-watch. This classic show is about the relationship between a single teen mother and her daughter. I actually did not start watching this show until the revival came out late last year. While the revival was a bit disappointing, the original seasons are worth the time. The show inspired me to have a much closer relationship with my mom.

In addition, "Riverdale" is one of the guilty pleasure shows. Growing up, I was a major Disney fan and loved Cole Sprouse. I have to admit that the only reason that I started watching "Riverdale" was that Cole Sprouse was in it. However, after the first episode, I fell in love with the entire cast. Each actor, Lili Reinhart, Camila Menes, and KJ Apa, truly deliver exceptional performances in each scene. I love how thrilling this show is. The show is about how the Riverdale town deals with the mysterious death of Jason Blossom. Throughout the first season, I was sitting on the edge of my seat, anticipating what was going to happen next.

Last by not least, "New Girl" is another one of my favorites. This comedy show chronicles the adventures after a young girl moves in with three male roommates in Los Angeles. Since the first episode, I never stopped laughing. The dynamic between the characters is what makes the show so worth watching. I love watching the bromance between Schmidt and Nick and the interactions between Jess and all her boyfriends.

If you are need of a new TV show to binge watch, you can not go wrong with these five.

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I Went To "The Bachelor" Auditions

And here's why you won’t be seeing me on TV.
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It’s finally time to admit my guilty pleasure: I have always been a huge fan of The Bachelor.

I can readily admit that I’ve been a part of Bachelor fantasy leagues, watch parties, solo watching — you name it, I’ve gone the whole nine yards. While I will admit that the show can be incredibly trashy at times, something about it makes me want to watch it that much more. So when I found out that The Bachelor was holding auditions in Houston, I had to investigate.

While I never had the intention of actually auditioning, there was no way I would miss an opportunity to spend some time people watching and check out the filming location of one of my favorite TV shows.

The casting location of The Bachelor, The Downtown Aquarium in Houston, was less than two blocks away from my office. I assumed that I would easily be able to spot the audition line, secretly hoping that the endless line of people would beg the question: what fish could draw THAT big of a crowd?

As I trekked around the tanks full of aquatic creatures in my bright pink dress and heels (feeling somewhat silly for being in such nice clothes in an aquarium and being really proud of myself for somewhat looking the part), I realized that these auditions would be a lot harder to find than I thought.

Finally, I followed the scent of hairspray leading me up the elevator to the third floor of the aquarium.

The doors slid open. I found myself at the end of a large line of 20-something-year-old men and women and I could feel all eyes on me, their next competitor. I watched as one woman pulled out her travel sized hair curler, someone practiced answering interview questions with a companion, and a man (who was definitely a little too old to be the next bachelor) trying out his own pick-up lines on some of the women standing next to him.

I walked to the end of the line (trying to maintain my nonchalant attitude — I don’t want to find love on a TV show). As I looked around, I realized that one woman had not taken her eyes off of me. She batted her fake eyelashes and looked at her friend, mumbling something about the *grumble mumble* “girl in the pink dress.”

I felt a wave of insecurity as I looked down at my body, immediately beginning to recognize the minor flaws in my appearance.

The string hanging off my dress, the bruise on my ankle, the smudge of mascara I was sure I had on the left corner of my eye. I could feel myself begin to sweat. These women were all so gorgeous. Everyone’s hair was perfectly in place, their eyeliner was done flawlessly, and most of them looked like they had just walked off the runway. Obviously, I stuck out like a sore thumb.

I walked over to the couches and sat down. For someone who for the most part spent most of the two hours each Monday night mocking the cast, I was shocked by how much pressure and tension I felt in the room.

A cop, stationed outside the audition room, looked over at me. After a brief explanation that I was just there to watch, he smiled and offered me a tour around the audition space. I watched the lines of beautiful people walk in and out of the space, realizing that each and every one of these contestants to-be was fixated on their own flaws rather than actually worrying about “love.”

Being with all these people, I can see why it’s so easy to get sucked into the fantasy. Reality TV sells because it’s different than real life. And really, what girl wouldn’t like a rose?

Why was I so intimidated by these people? Reality TV is actually the biggest oxymoron. In real life, one person doesn’t get to call all the shots. Every night isn’t going to be in a helicopter looking over the south of France. A real relationship depends on more than the first impression.

The best part of being in a relationship is the reality. The best part about yourself isn’t your high heels. It’s not the perfect dress or the great pick-up lines. It’s being with the person that you can be real with. While I will always be a fan of The Bachelor franchise, this was a nice dose of reality. I think I’ll stick to my cheap sushi dates and getting caught in the rain.

But for anyone who wants to be on The Bachelor, let me just tell you: Your mom was right. There really are a lot of fish in the sea. Or at least at the aquarium.

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11 Amazing TV Shows That Are Ending in 2019

All good things must come to an end.

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It might just be the beginning of 2019 but there are many TV series wrapping up already. There are many breathtaking and original pilots around along with several reboots coming. This might be one of the greatest year for TV.

However, all good things must come to an end. Some series have been planned out and are going to be finished while others have been cut short. Sadly, here's a list of TV series to say goodbye to this year.

1. The Big Bang Theory (CBS)

Final Date: May

12 Seasons//279 episodes

2. Orange is the New Black (Netflix)

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Final Date: End of 2019

7 seasons//91 episodes

3. Jane the Virgin (CW)

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Final Date: Mid-late 2019

5 seasons//100 episodes

4. Games of Thrones (HBO)

HBO

Final Date: Summer

8 Seasons//73 episodes

5. Broad City (Comedy Central)

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Final Date: March

5 seasons//50 episodes

6. VEEP (HBO)

HBO

Final Date: Spring

7 seasons//67 episodes

7. Homeland (Showtime)

Showtime

Final date: Summer

8 seasons//96 episodes

8. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)

Final date: January 25

4 seasons//52 episodes

9. The Affair (Showtime)

Amazon

Final Date: End of 2019

5 seasons//42 episodes

10. Friends From College (Netflix)

Final Date: End of 2019

2 seasons//16 episodes

11. Crashing (HBO)

HBO

Final Date: End of 2019

3 seasons//24 episodes

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