The Essential Shows To Binge This Summer
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The Essential Shows To Binge This Summer

Because we all know that's the only realistic plan.

The Essential Shows To Binge This Summer

Summer is a time to get out of the house, experience the sun and get some good old Vitamin C. That's the goal, right? Beaches, sand, sunscreen, loud music and good times. For us college students, sometimes its taking a quick summer course, getting caught up to graduate early.

But, that's just a fantasy. In reality, we're doing this:

So, to aid your summer binging, here are the shows on Netflix you really should be watching, in no particular order.

1. "Peaky Blinders"

First of all, it has this guy:

Yeah, that's the son from "Inception."

Yeah, that guy.

Except, in "Peaky Blinders", he plays this awesomely complicated character named Tommy Shelby. He is the leader of the Peaky Blinders, a gang located in Birmingham, England right after the end of World War I. The premise of the show is that the Peaky Blinders have somehow accidentally ended up with stolen guns, and they really don't want to have these guns because this guy is looking for them:

And he's really not the best guy.

There are three seasons of this show on Netflix, and it's well worth the binge, if not for the twists and turns, the accents, the cinematography, then for the music alone.

2. "Grace & Frankie"

From one of the creators of Friends comes this incredible sitcom about two women in their 70's whose world has been turned upside down when their husbands of the last 40-plus years turn out to be gay, and in love with each other.

It's a show that's not only funny, but also explores what it means to start your life over again when you think your life has no where else to go.

No matter your age, it's incredibly relatable, from Frankie's attempt at vlogging.

To Grace's drinking habits:

You really can't go wrong with "Grace and Frankie," especially with this incredible cast.

It'll make you laugh, cry and happy all around. Grace & Frankie is on Netflix with two seasons.

3. "Scandal"

Shonda Rhimes' beautiful show takes place in Washington D.C., centering around an office of lawyers who hide and cover up the secrets of America's most important politicians, including the president. This guy:

Yeah, he's pretty awesome. And cute.

Then there's Olivia. Olivia Pope, the goddess that we all need in our lives.

Yeah, that's her shouting at the President, who she happens to be having an affair with. (That's not a spoiler, it's in the first episode.)

Not only does "Scandal" probably have the most attractive cast on television, it is packed full of passion, romance, violence, deceit and mystery. It's basically everything you've ever wanted in a good binge.

4. "Jane the Virgin"

Jane the Virgin is about Jane.

She gets accidentally artificially inseminated with this guy's sperm:

Not a bad gig, right?

Well, Jane is engaged to this guy:

Yeah, it's complicated. But hey, what an original show, right? Not only does "Jane the Virgin" explore love when you're young, but it's about chasing your dreams in a very real way, which is what Jane struggles with most.

This show was a needle in a haystack at first. I didn't think I'd like it, but I fell in love, not just with Jane, but with Michael, Xiomara and Abuela. Not Raphael. #TeamMichael all the way.

There's my go-to list for your realistic summer plans, now go, and binge. Make me proud.

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