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8 Shows to Binge Watch Now That You Have Time

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Doesn’t it always seem like when you’re too busy, all you crave is a little downtime, but when you have too much downtime, you need something to keep busy? Now that school’s out, you may be experiencing a bit of boredom.

Luckily there’s a solution to both of these situations – as an Amazon Prime Student member you get access to unlimited Prime movies and TV shows.

You may know Amazon as the shopping haven for all you could ever need, but did you know there’s a special Prime membership program available just for college students? With Amazon Prime Student, you get access to thousands of Prime movies and TV shows, including award-winning Amazon Originals, exclusive deals, unlimited photo storage, unlimited FREE Two-Day Shipping on millions of items, and more. No matter what kind of educational institution you attend, an Amazon Prime Student membership makes your life as a collegiette easier in virtually every way.

And here’s the best part: You can get Prime Video and all of these perks right now when you sign up for a six-month trial for Amazon Prime Student. Whether taking summer classes, working as an intern or just kicking back, you’re bound to have some free time on your hands. Get Amazon Prime Student and start enjoying a few episodes (or a few seasons) of shows like these eight hit TV series.

Action & Adventure: Doctor Who

Doctor Who has aired more than 700 episodes during its 40+ year appearance on TV, and it’s easy to see why. Season one starts off with your standard boy-meets-girl scenario — then add in aliens, time travel, and the ability to regenerate. Suddenly it’s not so typical, and this show is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat.  

Drama: Girls 

Intense yet comedic, the series portrays the lives of a group of 20-somethings in New York City as they deal with all of the hurdles of work, relationships, and, well, just being girls.

Comedy: Catastrophe 

Amazon Original Series, Catastrophe is the story of a casual-hookup-turned-pregnancy between a Boston exec and London schoolteacher. You can imagine how complicated things get when the pair reunites.

Horror: Grimm 

Oh, brother. Inspired by the renowned Grimm’s Fairy Tales, this series captures a dark and mythological world full of evil spirits and unbalanced foes, where a homicide detective makes a surprising discovery about his own identity.

Romance: Downton Abbey

This unedited UK version of the program taps into aristocratic life on the brink of World War I, exploring the difficulty of maintaining traditions—like seeking a royal heir, finding eligible suitors and arranging marriages—in fragile times.

Science Fiction: Orphan Black

The sci-fi thriller Orphan Black kicks off with an orphan witnessing the suicide of someone who appears to be her doppleganger. As Sarah, the show’s star, gets more involved in the woman’s death, things start getting weirder and weirder.

Relaity TV: America’s Next Top Model 

Watch Tyra Banks guide rookie models to success, starting with Cycle 1. This show never gets old!

Historical Drama: Z: The Beginning of Everything

Z: The Beginning of Everything dives deep into the dark, passionate relationship of F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald. This Amazon Original Series tells the unknown story of just how Zelda becomes an icon of the jazz age and inspired her husband’s famous book, The Great Gatsby.

Start watching any of these TV shows instantly on Prime Video when you sign up for Amazon Prime Student!

Marisa Ross is a proud Gator alumna from the University of Florida's College of Journalism, where she had the privilege of working with the UFL chapter of Her Campus as a writer, blogger, and editor. Shortly after graduating in 2015, she spent some time abroad teaching English in Madrid, Spain, and voluteering with the press team for the Rio 2016 Olympics. Currently, Marisa resides in South Florida and is thrilled to be a part of Her Campus yet again, this time as the Branded Content Specialist for Integrating Marketing with the national team. In her free time, she stays active by training for races, playing volleyball, and doing anything outdoors or on the water. And if she's not daydreaming about her next travel itinerary, she's probably embarking on a cultural adventure to explore new cities, cuisines, and activities.
Amanda received her Bachelor of Arts in Communication from the University of New Hampshire in May of 2016. During her time at the University of New Hampshire, Amanda was a member of UNH's Her Campus team serving as a Contributing Writer, Co-Social Media Manager and Co-Campus Corespondent. In addition, she was also a Chapter Advisor for five HC Chapters. It was through her internships with WGBH&PBS, SheSpeaks, Inc. and the UNH Social Media Department that Amanda realized she wanted to pursue a career in Digital Marketing and Social Media with a focus in the publishing and media industry. In her free time, Amanda likes anything involving food, hanging out by any body of water, and spending time with her amazing friends and family. Follow her on Instagram @barba_amanda