Netflix, Popcorn time and other legal (and illegal) streaming sites are drowning in old and new series for you to watch, but how many are actually worth failing your exam for?
I’ll suggest 6 series of different genres that are personally my favorites. These are the shows you must start binge-watching tonight – or simply watch in your free time (if you’re one of those people who prioritize their education and social life).
#6 – HOUSE OF CARDS
Francis Underwood portrayed by Kevin Spacey is a ruthless politician who is not to be messed with. He doesn’t work for the US government, Frank and his environmental activist wife Claire Underwood ARE the US government.
This political drama might have a slow-paced beginning, but it will start giving you goosebumps in no time!
#5 – F.R.I.E.N.D.S
Just like the devil is the father of all liars, Friends is the father of all series.
It’s a delightful comedy with a small pint of drama that shall be your first seriegasmic experience.
P.S: you’ll finally get all these friends references on Twitter, and be one of the cool kids again.
Similar shows: Seinfeld, The Office, How I Met Your Mother.
#4 – HOUSE MD
Are you ready to get your medical degree and finally make your old man proud of you? Well, House MD doesn’t exactly guarantee that, but at least you’ll know what to do in case someone has a stroke (take them to a near hospital of course).
Doctor Gregory House portrayed by Hugh Laurie specializes in diagnostic medicine and solves medical mysteries with sarcasm and outstanding intelligence.
Similar shows: Grey’s Anatomy.
#3 – MR. ROBOT
We are in the era of technology, hacking is modern theft and revolutions come in forms of tweets and hashtags. Mr Robot is the show that will blow your mind, for real. Expect nothing from this show but surprises. At some point you’ll think you have figured what’s going to happen next, and this is when you’ll be proven wrong. Elliot is a young hacker who wants to change the world. I won’t say more.
#2 – GAME OF THRONES
AKA Civil Wars & Boobs. A medieval fantasy starring several powerful noble families in Westeros. Don’t you want to know what your friends mean by saying “Winter is coming”?
#1 – SHERLOCK
I am a Sherlock fan girl. If you love the Sherlock Holmes movies or even if you don’t, you’ll fall in love with Sherlock.
Benedict Cumberbatch beautifully plays the highly functioning sociopath consulting detective Sherlock Holmes who lives in London and specifically in 221B Baker Street in a rented apartment with his roommate/assistant and best friend Doctor John Watson (portrayed by Martin Freeman). The series is a modernized version of the Sherlock Homes books written By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. This show will get all your senses in check and your brain working on all fours. The least I can say about this show is that it’s definitely a delight to watch. With Sherlock’s dark humor and John’s attempts to get Sherlock be more in touch with his human side, this show will captivate you.
Ps: Your patience will be tested, for it takes the producers over a year to release a new season.
BONUS SHOW – LUCIFER!
How would you feel if you knew the devil had left his work in hell and came to earth to have a normal life?
This American fantasy police procedural comedy-drama is as captivating as the devil himself: great plot, great performance, delightful sense of humor, and topless scenes of Tom Ellis. Yup, now is the time.
(Season one first aired on the 25th of January 2016, now catch the new episodes of season 2 every Monday)
Don’t forget to leave a comment below with you favorite show!