10 Shows To Binge On Netflix Between Exams And Homework

Between Homework And Exams, Find Time To Watch These 10 Shows On Netflix

I am not a huge fan of drama, but the mystery component of "Riverdale" has me hooked.

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Watching shows or movies on Netflix is one of my favorite pastimes. If you don't watch any show on Netflix, I really don't know what to say. I decided to compile a list of my top 10 favorite things I like to watch on Netflix, and that I think everyone should watch at least once in their lifetime.

1. "Friends"

This show is a CLASSIC. It isn't very hooking so you don't have to worry about getting addicted. The episodes are only 20 minutes long and they are sure to bring up your mood. I love to watch "Friends" when I am getting too stressed with school work and need a small break. I recommend you do too.

2. "The Office"

To be honest, I JUST started watching "The Office." I am not a huge fan and I definitely like "Friends" better but my friends tell me the show gets better and it is also a very funny, light show.

3. "Riverdale"

I made the mistake of starting to watch this show thinking that it was like the Archie comics series. I was wrong. The only similarity between Archie comics and "Riverdale" is the name and looks of the character. That and they both are very good pieces of entertainment. Unlike Archie comics, "Riverdale" is not the light comic relief: it is filled with drama and mystery. I am not a huge fan of drama, but the mystery component of this show has me hooked. Fair warning though, the start of season 2 is kind of boring. It gets better throughout season 2, so keep watching!

4. "Sherlock"

If you haven't watched "Sherlock," you are missing out. "Sherlock" is yet another classic. Each season, each episode just keeps getting better and better. Each episode will blow your mind.

5. "The People vs OJ Simpson"

I rarely ever watch crime/law shows (though there are many on my to-watch list). However my friend forced me to start watching this, and I can confidently say that I do not regret it. This is one of the most hooking and interesting non-fiction show. Even if you aren't a big crime/law show fan, this one is a MUST WATCH. The event this show/documentary is based on still amazes me.

6. "Hasan Minhaj Homecoming King"

Hasan Minhaj is my FAVORITE comedian. He is hilarious and finds a way to beautifully insert social commentary in his skits. His Netflix show "Homecoming King" is HILARIOUS and really accurately portrays the life of an Indian American. Everyone should watch this at least once.

7. "Stranger Things"

I liked the first season better than the second, but I still love the show. I think "Stranger Things" is one of the few shows that are very popular shows that is not overhyped. This show has its supernatural element without being cringey. It is an amazing show and if you haven't watched it yet, drop everything you are doing and go watch it right now.

8. "Jane The Virgin"

When I initially watched the first episode I thought that it was very "meh." Not a show I would like. But, as I kept watching, I fell in love with the show. I recommend you watch!! The show keeps getting better each season. This show is a relatively lighter show which has humor, drama, and suspense. A mix of each genre in this show. The acting is amazing and each character is so loveable.

9. "Grey's Anatomy"

If you didn't already know, "Grey's Anatomy" is one of my FAVORITE shows. This show is filled with drama, romance, and sometimes even humor. The only downside to this show is that it can get VERY addicted but also VERY dramatic (more than I would like at the time). When it gets too dramatic I usually just take a break and watch "Friends" or "The Office" or "Jane The Virgin." Despite the at-times-excessive drama, I still highly recommend watching this show. It will take you on one big roller coaster.

10. "Coco"

This movie is honestly the cutest family movie ever. It will make you laugh at some parts of the movie and cry at other parts. I have watched this movie three times and I can definitely watch it one more time.

Realistically, there are SO MANY MORE movies and TV shows you can watch. But these were just the top 10 that I thought were must watches. Have fun watching!!

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Please Spare Me From The Three Months Of Summer Break When People Revert Back To High Schoolers

They look forward to swapping stories with their friends at the local diner, walking around their old high school with a weird sense of superiority, and reminiscing their pre-college lives.

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I know a surprising amount of people who actually couldn't wait to go home for the summer. They look forward to swapping stories with their friends at the local diner, walking around their old high school with a weird sense of superiority, and reminiscing their pre-college lives.

Me? Not so much. I don't mean to sound bitter. It's probably really comforting to return to a town where everyone knows your name, where your younger friends want you around to do their prom makeup, and where you can walk through Target without hiding in the deodorant aisle. But because I did this really annoying thing where my personality didn't really develop and my social anxiety didn't really loosen its grip on me until college, I have a very limited number of people to return to.

If you asked someone from my high school about Julia Bond, they would probably describe her as shy, studious, and uptight. I distinctly remember being afraid of people who JUULed (did you get high from it? was it illegal? could I secondhand smoke it and get lung cancer?) and crying over Algebra 1 in study hall (because nothing says fun and friendly like mascara steaks and furious scribbling in the back corner while everyone else throws paper airplanes and plays PubG Mobile).

I like to tell my college friends that if I met High School Julia, I would beat her up. I would like to think I could, even though I go to the gym now a third of the time I did then. It's not that it was High School Julia's fault that she closed herself off to everyone. She had a crippling fear of getting a B and an even worse fear of other people. But because she was so introverted and scared, College Julia has nothing to do but re-watch "The Office" for the 23rd time when she comes back.

Part of me is jealous of the people who came into their own before college. I see pictures of the same big friend groups I envied from a distance in high school, all their smiling faces at each other's college football games and pool parties and beach trips, and it makes me sad that I missed out on so many friendships because I was too scared to put myself out there. That part of me really, really wishes I had done things differently.

But a bigger, more confident part of me is really glad I had that experience. Foremost, everything I've gone through has shaped me. I mean, I hid in the freaking bathroom during lunch for the first two weeks of my freshman year of high school. I never got up to sharpen my pencil because I was scared people would talk about me. I couldn't even eat in front of people because I was so overwhelmingly self-conscious. I remember getting so sick at cross country practice because I ran four or five miles on an empty stomach.

Now, I look back and cringe at the ridiculousness because I've grown so much since then. Sure, I still have my quirks and I'm sure a year from now I'll write an article about what a weirdo Freshman Julia was. But I can tell who had the same experience as me. I can tell who was lonely in high school because they talk to the kids on my floor that study by themselves. I can tell who was afraid of speaking up because they listen so well. I can tell who was without a friend group because they stand by me when others don't. I can tell who hated high school, because it's obvious that they've never been as happy as they are now.

My dislike for high school, while inconvenient for this summer, might be one of the best things to happen to me. I learned how to overcome my fears, how to be independent, and how to make myself happy. I never belonged in high school, and that's why I will never take for granted where I belong here at Rutgers.

So maybe I don't have any prom pictures with a bunch of colorful dresses in a row, and maybe I didn't go to as many football games as I should have. Maybe I would've liked pep rallies, and maybe I missed out on senior week at the beach. But if I had experienced high school differently, I wouldn't be who I am today.

I wouldn't pinch myself daily because I still can't believe how lucky I am to have the friends that I do.

I wouldn't smile so hard every time I come back from class and hear my floormates calling me from the lounge.

I wouldn't well up when my roommate leaves Famous Amos cookies on my desk before a midterm, or know how to help the girl having a panic attack next to me before a final, or hear my mom tell my dad she's never seen me this happy before.

If I had loved high school, I wouldn't realize how amazing I have it in college. So amazing, in fact, that I never want to go home.

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Gypsy Rose Is A Victim And Should NOT Be In Prison For Her Mother's Murder

Watch "The Act," and you will know why!

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By now, everyone has heard of the new Hulu show called "The Act" which is centered around the case of Gypsy Rose Blanchard whose mother forced her to be sick in order to get money and sympathy, so she and her boyfriend ended up killing her and are now serving time in prison.

She and her mother were the center of many news stories. They went on a lot of charity trips through the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and they also received a lot of generous donations from strangers. Her mother claimed that she had all of these conditions, and what is scary is that everyone easily believed her.

One of the first times I had ever heard of this case was through this Buzzfeed article. It was very detailed and very scary as well that a parent would do that to her child when most parents hope for their kids to be happy and healthy.

Of course some people are quick to blame Gypsy because yes murder is bad, however, she sadly felt like this was her only way to escape her abusive mother. She had tried to escape, but her mother always found out and she ended up back in her arms.

I recently watched a documentary with her in it called "Mommy Dead and Dearest"—it was on HBO, but you can always find it somewhere on YouTube—where they have interviews with her family, people who knew her, and Gypsy herself.

After reading the whole story, I can't believe that a mother would do that, but it is believed that she had Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy

This mother was taking her daughter to the emergency room for little things such as a cough or a scraped knee trying to convince doctors that she had something wrong with her when in reality she was perfectly fine.

While the mother is to blame for what happened, the doctors weren't any better either. If they didn't find anything wrong with Gypsy then maybe they should have called the police on her mother or refuse to treat Gypsy because there was nothing wrong with her. I always wonder how her mother was able to get away with it for so long. I thought with the doctors' training that they would be able to spot a fake illness and report it to the police right away.

If you have Hulu, I would recommend watching "The Act." While it may not be all accurate, as most true crime shows are dramatized, it does bring awareness to this condition and Gypsy's story. I would also recommend watching the documentary as well, whether you have HBO or you find it on YouTube, it is worth your time to know the full story.

Here is hoping that Gypsy is able to get an early release and can have a normal life that her mom robbed her of.

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