9 Shows That You Need To Watch Over Christmas Break

9 Shows That You Need To Watch Over Christmas Break

Christmas break is the perfect time to catch up on that Netflix show you've putting off watching.

Every Christmas break for the last few years, I have watched a new Netflix show. It's the perfect time of year to watch after being out of school. Below is a list of my favorite shows and documentaries that you should definitely consider watching this break. There are so many I could provide, and I'm sure there are many I've missed, but these are some that I've narrowed it down to. All of the shows on this list are not a huge time commitment, with the exception of "The West Wing". These range from funny to educational and serious. The best part? They're all available on Netflix.

1. "Parks and Recreation"

Parks and Recreation

Anyone who knows me know I love "Parks and Recreation". This show had to make the list. The world of Pawnee, Indiana is one that teaches you a lot about friendship, supporting others, and what it means to be a public servant.

2. "The Office"

The Office"The Office" is one of the best sitcoms to ever be on television. If you're not on board, get on board! You won't regret entering the world of Dunder Mifflin in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

3. "Jane the Virgin"

Jane the Virgin

"Jane the Virgin" is a show that was not at all what I expected it to be- it was so much better. This dramaedy is full of heart and some of the best television performances I've ever seen. Gina Rodriguez is hands down one the best actresses I've ever had the pleasure of watching. I love that this show embraces latin culture and has larger than life characters. The premise is that Jane (a virgin) gets artificially inseminated. You'll have to watch it to find out the rest.

4. "13th"

This documentary should be required viewing in your history classes. This documentary gives a glimpse into the progression of racial inequality that has taken place over the last couple centuries. It is especially relevant as our society continues to grapple with racial inequality and mass incarceration.

5. "The West Wing"

West Wing

This is a show I recently got hooked on that is noted as one of the best dramas to ever grace television. I am only on season five at the moment, but am close to being done. I love this series because it shows so well all the complexities that come with governing a nation. You simply fall in love with the characters. It's amazing to me how relevant this show is to everything occurring in today's world. Bartlett for America!

6. "What the Health"

If you want to get a glimpse into how government and organizations with a lot of power have affected our knowledge about nutrition and diet, then this is the documentary for you. It will open your eyes to how diet truly affects your health and how to critically take in the information you receive about nutrition- even from health organizations.

7. "Fed Up"

Basically, added sugar is the worst. Watch this documentary to find out more.

8. "Sherlock"

Sherlock"Sherlock" is a genius show- intelligent, funny, and mind-blowing. All the seasons are available on Netflix, but be warned- you may have to wait quite a while before the next season comes out. The new seasons (if they continue) only come out every couple years. There are only three episodes in a season, and each is like a mini-movie. This is definitely worth your time.

9. "The Crown"

The Crown

I personally haven't watched this show yet, but it's on my list. I included it because it's been the most highly recommended show to me over the past couple of months. I would imagine any history buff could appreciate this captivating series that has been critically acclaimed. This will probably be my Christmas break show this year if I can get myself to stop rewatching "Parks and Recreation" and "Grey's Anatomy".

Now go and relish in all the Netflix goodness.

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9 Reasons You're Still In Love With Tim Riggins In 2019

Clear eyes. Full hearts.

If you're a Friday Night Lights fan, you know very well who Tim Riggins is. And if you've never seen the show, he's basically just the bad boy football star and sensitive hottie of your dreams, all wrapped into one heart-throbbing package. If you haven't already fallen under the Tim Riggins spell, you're about to...

1. He's the star running back of the Dillon Panthers.

Basically every girl who has walked this earth has fantasized about having that cliche football relationship. No shame. #33 on the field, #1 in my heart.

2. He's actually really sensitive.

Tim Riggins may seem hard and dysfunctional on the outside, but he's really just a big softie. He's no JD McCoy, who grew up lavishly and extremely fortunate; Tim had a rough upbringing. He and his brother, Billy, had to work hard all by themselves just to stay above water, which is most likely what keeps him so grounded and humbled.

3. He loves kids.

Tim didn't even think twice about taking his neighbor under his wing when he moved in next door. And for some reason, there's just somethin' about cute boys holding babies that makes us girls swoon.

4. He's genuine and honest.

Sure, maybe he took advantage of his football-star status and slept with most of the rally girls, but once he fell in love with Lyla we saw his compassionate side. (You probably envied Lyla and maybe even hated her for a while because of it...I know I did.)

5. He knows how to have a good time.

It's 5 o'clock somewhere.

6. He's a family man.

Tim took the blame for his brother's crime and went to prison for it...if that's not loyalty then I don't know what is.

7. He's affectionate.

If you either hate Lyla or you want to be Lyla or a combination of the both, you are not alone.

8. He's protective.

Probably the only time you've ever wanted to be in a tornado was when you watched the episode where he shielded Julie from flying debris.

9. He's beautiful.

You're welcome for blessing you with this GIF.

May you all find your own Tim Riggins. Amen.

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