When you’re not in class or getting inappropriately hammered, what are you doing in college? More than likely, you’re binge-watching TV. We get it, some of the best days are spent in bed with a glass (or bottle) of wine, a bag of Doritos, and some Netflix. Since we get this important, sometimes underestimated aspect of college, we created a list of the seven shows all college students need to binge watch.
Blue Mountain State is almost too good to be true for college students- because it’s about three incoming freshmen at a midwestern American University. If you had to sum up Blue Mountain state in five words, it’d be booze, frats, sex, drugs, and football. This show is hilarious, relatable, and raunchy and perfect for a “Netflix and chill” night. What’s pretty dope too is that this show can be enjoyed by both guys and girls, which can’t be said for a ton of shows.
If you haven’t seen any episodes of Breaking Bad yet- you are insane. If it’s crazy amount of awards and general popularity isn’t enough reason for you to watch it, let this list be the push that makes you. I’m guilty of missing more than a couple classes so I can continue to watch the next Breaking Bad episode. Breaking Bad is a high school chemistry teacher who has terminal cancer and teams up with a former student to cook and sell crystal meth. The show’s intensity, amazing actors, nail-biting scenes, and plot twists will keep you entertained during every minute.
American Horror Story is one of those shows you can’t watch alone- so it’s perfect to binge watch with all of your friends or college roommates. With a stacked cast full of A-List actors and a new plot every season, this show is a must watch for college students. A reviewer on IMDB described the crazy unique series best, “Both physical and psychological horrors affect a decomposing family, workers, and residents of an insane asylum, a coven of witches, and a cast of circus freaks in this anthology series, focusing on the themes of infidelity, sanity, oppression, and discrimination.” This show is for all you scary movie fiends out there.
Yes, you guys, this is a real show on our list. Jersey Shore might have been entertaining to watch in high school, but watching the series over again in college is priceless. We as college students can now relate to how stupidly blacked out these guidos and guidettes get, so it makes the episodes so much more entertaining to watch. Jersey Shore lacks any structured plot to follow, so it’s awesome to put on when you’re hungover zoning in and out of paying attention.
5. It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia is perfect for college students because of its mix of stupid humor and witty, sometimes dark one-liners. The FX sitcom is based on the lives of five friends that own and run a pub, but always seem to get into bad situations because of their stupidity or arrogance. This show is a must-watch if you haven’t already, you’ll laugh out loud at every episode.
6. Game of Thrones
Game of Thrones is one of the most popular TV shows out right now, and once you watch an episode you’ll understand why. Most simply put, the show is about nine noble families who are fighting for control of the mythical land of Westeros. This show has so many different unique characters, dynamics and unbelievable plot twists you literally will be mind blown. Politics, sex, and violence are just a few of the themes in every episode. One of the best parts of watching Game of Thrones is talking about it to your friends that watch it too.
Comedy Central’s Tosh.0 is one of the funniest shows on TV for college students to watch. Daniel Tosh, comedian, and host of Tosh.0, shows viewers ridiculous moments on the internet that week and provides some of the funniest commentaries you’ll ever hear. Tosh.0 also features skits and interviews, but every piece of content on Tosh.0 is drowning in dark, inappropriate, laugh out loud humor. Tosh.0 is perfect for college students because of the current and relevant people, topics and events Daniel Tosh makes fun of.
8. House of Cards
Netflix’s description of House of Cards couldn’t be more on point, “A ruthless politician will stop at nothing to conquer Washington, D.C., in this Emmy and Golden Globe-winning political drama.” House of Cards is not only an amazing show, but you actually learn a lot of about the dynamics, systems, and corruption in politics. This show is an interesting mix of good and evil, and it will keep you guessing and keep you picking sides.