We all know that our main motivation for finishing our finals in the next few days is to be able to be lazy once again. We feel like it has been ages since we had a day to do absolutely nothing.
Trust me, I get it. I’m an over-involved Albion student as well. What I am looking forward to most this holiday season is the opportunity to sit on my butt, in the dark, for hours at a time, binge watching my favorite television shows. ‘
Here’s a little guide for the rest of you – five shows you should watch while you cuddle your bag of Tostidos with your queso resting delicately on your chest.
1. SCREAM QUEENS
Scream Queens is a Satrical Horror/Comedy featuring some our favorite childhood stars, like Emma Roberts, Keke Palmer, Nick Jonas, and our favorite “cool mom” Jamie Lee Curtis. Honestly, this show is incredibly hilarious. The premise is based in a sorority house at Wallace University where a serial killer called the “Red Devil” is slowly picking away at the sisters in the house. Sounds bloody – and it is, but in the funniest way. Like any other Ryan Murphy TV series, the show has no filter, and the gifs are 100% Tumblr worthy… Or great replies when your friends from home won’t text you back.
You can find the whole first season here.
2. HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER
You may have heard about HTGAWM earlier this fall when lead actress, Viola Davis made history as the first woman of color to win an Emmy for the lead actress in a television drama, (see her emotional acceptance speech here). However, the fun has only just begun for this show. With the first season now available on Netflix, now is the perfect time to get sucked into this incredibly screwed-up, but brilliant tv show.
The first episode of the second season leaves you with enough plot for an entire season. The show features a group of Law Students in Philadelphia working for their professor at her law firm when they get mixed up in a murder plot. The show is a trendsetter for all things new in TB – to a leading lady who happens to be a woman of color, a monogamous gay couple living with HIV, characters portraying bisexual people, as well as transgendered representation. The show is truly not afraid to make a statement. It also features fellow Michigander, Jack Falahee, who plays Connor Walsh, and Dean Thomas from Harry Potter – otherwise known as Alfred Enoch or Wes Gibbins on HTGAWM.
Oh, and future law students – this one’s for you.
3. The United States of Tara
Any Toni Collette fans out there? No… just me? Alright, well this show is one of my all time favorites. Although relatively short-lived (The show only ran 3 seasons from 2009-2011) it hilariously demonstrates the way a family can deal with mental illness in a completely normal way.
Tara, the leading lady played by Toni Collette is living with dissociative identity disorder, previously known as multiple personality disorder. Tara has three other identities that regularly interact hilariously with her family. The first is Buck, your the perverted country type. Buck his hilarious in his many schemes to land Tara in trouble. Next is T, the flirty teenager constantly trying to seduce Tara’s husband (confusing, I know). Lastly, there’s Alice. Alice is depicted as a 50s housewife always attempting to discipline Tara’s two kids. While the show is drop-dead funny, it always has bits of seriousness mixed in as well. It demonstrates the hardships mental illness can have on people, as well as showing that all families aren’t perfect. Just watch it, you won’t regret it.
And when it’s over, and you’re crying alone in your bed, here’s this.
4. ONCE UPON A TIME
This show will fulfill all your childhoods dreams and fantasies. The way that all our favorite fairy tales are twisted into this impeccable plot will blow your mind. From Peter Pan and Pinocchio to The Wicked Witch of the West and Elsa, they’re all here and all have storylines explained in ways you could have never even imagined. All you have to do, is believe in the magic.
Warning: Be prepared to become attracted to all your old favorite villains and heroes.
5. BROAD CITY
Amy Poelher is the Executive Producer of this show… Need I say more?! Broad City follows Abbi and Ilana through their misadventures and ridiculousness throughout New York City as any frivolous 20-something should. Like me, Ilana tries to avoid any sense of real life and is constantly searching for ways to get money or strike a bargain. The show is absolutely hysterical and has no boundaries. Abbi and Ilana definitely have no filter.
The show will make you feel like you can do anything. Please don’t.
Get ready for a whole lotta this…
Alright, that’s all I have for you all, now hit the books, so you can watch even more tv over break!