I’ve known for a while now that I get much more joy out of watching television than the average person.
Since I was a kid, my favorite part of the day was the hour or so a night I was allotted to watch my shows before bed. And since that beautiful, simple time in my life, not a whole lot has changed.
I still look forward to the sweet escape of my daily stressors that is vegging out in front of a screen.
What has changed, however, is the time I have available to do so. So, over spring break, I did my fair share of TV viewing, much to the dismay of the list of things I had planned to do.
However, it wasn’t all for nothing as we have another four day break just around the corner. Here are my top four shows on Netflix, Hulu and HBO you should binge watch on the break.
1. “Love” on Netflix
It is a great time to watch this show as the second season just came out on Netflix a little bit ago. The show itself is about a frustrating but relatable couple, Mickey and Gus, and their group of friends. It is a bit of a rom-com but loaded with a lot more com than rom. It also touches on some serious issues like addiction.
Overall, it has everything I want in a show: heaps of laughs and thought provoking topics.
2. “Alias Grace” on Netflix
This show, like most, is based off a book. The book is by Margaret Atwood (and now that I mentioned this, you should watch “The Handmaid’s Tale,” on Hulu). This show is really going to appeal not only to period piece lovers like myself, but also those who enjoy mysteries and psychological thrillers. I am going to leave you there though. I think this show is best watched if you have to go into it blind.
3. “Broad City” on Hulu
I cannot even begin to describe how much I love this show. Someone suggested I watch it a few years back and I didn’t give it much thought until I stumbled across it scrolling through Hulu about a year ago. The show itself is very reminiscent of “Girls” on HBO, however these characters are much more likeable. The show is a comedy about two best friends living in Brooklyn and trying to navigate a very different looking adulthood than what they had planned. It’s incredible and all the episodes are 20 minutes, so you can easily bust out a season on a lazy afternoon.
4. “WestWorld,”on HBO
This is kind of a cheat because I am still in the process of watching this show, but if you are into AI and enjoy being forced to really question human behavior, this is the show for you. It takes place in a world that has developed the technology to create another, and if that sounds confusing to you, just wait till you get through season one.
This story first appeared in the March 29, 2018 issue of The Vantage.