Ten best shows to binge watch on Netflix

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RACHEL VINCENT, Staff Writer

With the stress of schoolwork building up, it’s time for students to find something that will  help them escape reality for 45 minutes. Netflix offers a variety of binge-worthy shows that can do just that. Here are some of the best (in no particular order).

1. Stranger Things

Great for binge-watching beginners, this Netflix Original is an eight part series. It is the thrilling story of a boy who has gone missing, Will, and his friends hunt to find him. Although, they end up finding there was more to his disappearance than they had thought.

2. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Another Netflix Original, this is a more lighthearted and comedic option. Kimmy Schmidt is known as a “mole woman”, who has been recently freed from a cult in an underground bunker. This show is about her transition from the bunker to the Big Apple, where she faces the life ahead of her with a positive, hopeful attitude.

3. Lost

This sci-fi series tells the story of a mysterious island where plane crash survivors are left stranded. The survivors are left to fend for themselves, in conditions that they could never imagine. This show has everything from rain forest polar bears to secret societies, definitely worth the watch.

4. Breaking Bad

A show that has been raved about by many, Breaking Bad is about high school chemistry teacher, Walter White, struggling to make ends meet. Between his pregnant wife, son that’s battling cerebral palsy, and recently discovered terminal cancer, his finances begin to take a turn for the worse.

5. Walking Dead

This show was created based off of the comic written by Robert Kirkman. After a zombie apocalypse, a group of survivors sets off in search of a safe home. Along this journey, they experience extreme human cruelty and begin to realize that their fellow survivors are what they should truly fear.

6. Grey’s Anatomy

This show is 12 seasons long, and a great one to watch. Grey’s Anatomy follows the journey of five surgical interns from Seattle Grace hospital. With each episode comes more drama, and more difficult cases to be handled. You’ll definitely find yourself attached to these distinct characters.

7. Friends

 This heart-warming television show began in the 1990’s, and shares a story of six young men and women who are living in the same apartment complex. These best friends stick together as the live their lives in New York City, chasing love and making happy memories. This was a popular show during it’s time and is still a classic today.

8. Person of Interest

In this television drama, former CIA agent Reese, and a wealthy software genius Finch, become the perfect crime fighting duo. Together, they use Finch’s pattern recognition program to detect crimes before they happen. With the help of Reese’s combat training, they set out to protect citizens of the world before they are faced with danger.

9. X-Files

This series on Netflix follows the adventures of Dana Scully and Fox Mulder as they take on paranormal and mind-bending cases called the “X-Files.” Although they always figure it out in the end, there is always a mystery as to how these events continue happening.

10. Narcos

This show is about the spread of cocaine drug cartels around the globe, and the law enforcement’s effort to shut them down. This series focuses on the the most famous Colombian cartel leader, Pablo Escobar, as he is hunted down by DEA agent, Steve Murphy.