11 Series That Are Perfect For Binge-Watching

11 Series That Are Perfect For Binge-Watching

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I know, I know; Thanksgiving break just ended and now you have a million things to do before you can even think about break. Everyone has seen the classics: "Friends", "How I Met Your Mother", "The Office", etc. This list is more for the “I’ve already watched that” type of person. So, write all of your papers and study until you can’t think any more so you can knock those finals out of the park (but really just get a C). Once your mind is numb from all of the information that you don’t remember anymore, check out the 12 best shows to binge over break.

1. "This is Us"

Grab the tissues because you’ll want to cry during every episode of this show. It has Mandy Moore and Milo Ventimiglia (Jess from "Gilmore Girls") so it has to be good. The show follows a family with triplets and flips back and forth between their present-day lives and their lives as kids. It portrays some struggles that are all too real and watching the family laugh, fight and live through their many stages of life. Found on Hulu.

2. "Atypical"

This show is all about Sam, a teenager on the autism spectrum and his family. His life is slightly different than the average teenager and he struggles a little bit more with teen activities like dating, reading social cues and being honest (sometimes a little too honest). It’s a Netflix original which may make you a little skeptical but don’t let that deter you from the show. A Netflix original — so found on Netflix.

3. "New Girl"

Do you ever catch yourself in an awkward situation? Of course you do, everyone does. But, for Jess Day of "New Girl", her life is one gigantic awkward moment…mixed in with a few not as awkward moments. She rocks a unique style which she pairs with great bangs and lives in a loft with four roommates who happen to all be dudes. This presents a slew of benefits and setbacks as Jess tries to live her life as a sometimes single, teacher who tries to make friends out of her new roommates. Found on Netflix and Hulu, although Netflix doesn’t have season 6.

4. "Criminal Minds"

Every good list of shows has to have at least one murder-like show (or seven). "Criminal Minds" has been around for a while, but that doesn’t make it any less relevant than all of the other shows in this list. It has a healthy mix of creepy, gruesome, chilling, sweet and happy moments all wrapped up in 254 episodes.

5. "Younger"

Young and successful is everyone’s dream … even for people who aren’t young anymore. The show follows a woman who recently went through some drastic life changes and she realizes that in order to make herself happy again and get back up on her feet, she needs to get a job. Well, no one wants to hire someone who’s been out of the industry for a few years so, in an effort to make a living, she fools people into thinking she’s younger. This effort lands her in a tangled web of lies that are all hanging on by a thread. Found on Hulu.

6. "White Collar"

Talk about a heartthrob. Matt Bomer plays an “ex-conman” (who will always be a conman at heart) and helps the feds take down some of the most famous con men and women known to the government. Through elaborate heists, Bomer usually comes out on top but only by the skin of his teeth. Found on Netflix.

7. "Young & Hungry"

Featuring Emily Osment (Lily from "Hannah Montana"), this comical show is about a young, underqualified chef who lands a job as the personal chef to a young, attractive, successful tech entrepreneur. Clearly, nothing could go wrong here. To be completely transparent, the show can get a little cheesy (food pun unintended) but it’s worth the watch. Found on Netflix.

8. "Bones"

Yes, it is a crime. Yes, you will still laugh, sometimes cry and have a lot of “awh” moments. Crime shows are great when they have a little more to offer than just dead bodies. Thankfully, with "Bones", you get the dead bodies and all of their bones as well. The mix of scientists and agents who solve these murders do so by studying the various bodies that turn up. Found on Hulu.

9. "Nashville"

Talk about a drama. This show is one dramatic moment after another and that’s why you’ll love it. Being a successful country star isn’t always easy. Maintaining a family, finding inspiration for new music, getting caught up in the drama of being famous — it’s all very exhausting. Found on Hulu.

10. "Gotham"

Ever wondered what happened to make Batman the badass he is? "Gotham" has all of the answers. The shows (obviously) takes place in Gotham and outlines everything that happened in the city in order to turn it into Batman’s playground. Found on Hulu.

11. "Numb3rs"

A mathematician that solves crimes. Sound nerdy? It is but it’s also really awesome. He’s helping his FBI brother solve different cases by using math. Found on Hulu.

If you finish one of these series in the next three days (no shame!) you'll have 10 more to choose from to get you through the rest of the holiday season. Merry binge watching and happy unproductive days.

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Prince Harry's royal wedding is officially over and there won't be another British royal wedding for quite some time now, as Prince George is way too young to start thinking about that. Fortunately, there are plenty of other countries with plenty of other princes that are still eligible bachelors at the moment. Lucky for you, I did my research and compiled a list of all the eligible princes you need to know about know that Prince Harry has tied the knot with Meghan Markle.

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Prince Louis is the third son of the Grand Duke Henri and Duchess Maria Theresa of Luxembourg. He has recently become a bachelor again after his separation with his wife of 10 years, Princess Tessy.

Fun Fact: He graduated from Richmond, The American International University of London with a BA in Communications. He can also speak Luxembourgish (the fact that's even a language is fun fact by itself), French, German, and English fluently.

2. Prince Sebastien of Luxembourg (26)

Prince Sebastien is the youngest child of the Grand Duke Henri and Duchess Maria Theresa of Luxembourg, so if you marry him, you'll probably never actually be queen because he's pretty far removed from the throne. However, he's relatively young and single, so best of luck.

Fun Fact: For some bizarre reason, this prince actually went to college in Ohio. He played rugby and graduated from Franciscan University of Steubenville in 2015. Now, he is back in his home country and is an officer in the Luxembourg Army.

3. Prince Phillipos of Greece and Denmark (34)

You read that correctly, Prince Phillipos is the prince of not one, but two countries. He is the youngest son of King Constantine and Queen Anne Marie of Greece and Denmark. Unfortunately, Greece abolished their monarchy, so he's a prince in name only there.

Fun Fact: Like Prince Sebastien, Prince Phillipos also went to college in the United States. He earned his B.A. in foreign relations from Georgetown University in 2008. Fortunately, for us American girls, he is actually still living in the US and he works in New York City as an analyst at Ortelius Capital.

4. Prince Albert of Thurn and Taxis (34)

Ever heard of Thurn and Taxis? No? Me neither. Anyways, Prince Albert is from the House of Thurn and Taxis, which is essentially a very old German aristocratic family. He is the son of Prince Johannes XI of Thurn and Taxis and Countess Gloria of Schonburg Glauchau. His family is well known for their breweries and castles, so unless you're gluten-free, you can't really complain.

Fun Fact: He's not just a prince. He's also a racecar driver and 10 years ago he was ranked 11th on Forbes Magazine's List of The 20 Hottest Young Royals.

5. Prince Mateen of Brunei (26)

Prince Mateen is basically like all the guys you already know, except he's royalty. He's the prince of Brunei, which is a small country on the island of Borneo, south of Vietnam. He is one of the five sons of Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, and he also has seven sisters. Maybe that's a little different than the guys you know, but one thing he takes very seriously, just like most frat guys, is his Instagram.

Fun Fact: Mateen enjoys playing polo, flying in his private plane, cuddling cute wild animals, and keeping up his Insta game with 890k followers. You can follow him @tmski.

6. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum of Dubai (35)

Sheikh Hamdan also has a killer Instagram with 6.3 million followers. Anyways, Sheikh Hamdan is the billionaire crown prince of Dubai and the second son of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who is the prime minister of the United Arab Emirates and essentially the king of Dubai (Emir). He's actually next in line for the throne because his older brother died in 2015.

Fun Fact: Hamdan's hobbies include skydiving, zip lining, and diving, just to name a few, so if you're an adrenaline junkie, Sheikh Hamdan is the prince for you.

7. Prince Hussein of Jordan (23)

Prince Hussain is the son of the extremely beautiful, Queen Rania and Abdullah II of Jordan and next in line for the Jordanian throne. At 23, he's already a second lieutenant in the Jordanian Armed Forces and he was the youngest person ever to chair a UN Security Council Meeting


Fun Fact: Like Prince Phillippos, Prince Hussain also graduated from Georgetown University in Washington D.C.. Also, like Prince Mateen and Prince Hamdan, he's Insta famous with 1.3 million followers and you can follow him @alhusseinjo.

8. Prince Constantine-Alexios of Greece and Denmark (19)

Like Prince Phillipos, Prince Constantine-Alexios also has two countries. Lucky for us though, he is also living in the US right now attending Georgetown University in Washington D.C. (like pretty much every other prince, amirite?) He is the oldest son of Crown Princess Marie-Chantal and Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece.

Fun Fact: He's Prince William's godson, so that's pretty neat. However, if that wasn't cool enough, you might like to know that this Greek/Danish prince was actually born in New York. Oh yeah, you can also follow him on Instagram @alexiosgreece where he has 88.7k followers.

9. Prince Joachim of Belgium (26)

Prince Joachim of Belgium, Archduke of Austria-Este is the third child of Lorenz, Archduke of Austria-Este and Princess Astrid of Belgium. Although he bears the title, "Prince of Belgium," he is also Archduke of Austria-Este, Prince Royal of Hungary and Bohemia, and Prince of Modena. Unfortunately, he'll probably never actually be king in any of these countries as he is ninth in line to the Belgian throne.

Fun Fact: Prince Joachim has degrees in economics, management, and finance, but he decided to join the Nautical School in Brugge after completing college and is currently an officer in the Belgian Navy.

Hope is not lost for all you girls dreaming of finding a Prince Charming that's literally a prince. After reviewing the data, my best advice is to transfer to Georgetown where princes are basically around every corner.

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