5 Binge-Worthy Shows for Your Spring Break Watchlist

Ahhhh, Spring Break. The perfect time for a quick getaway, getting away from the exhaustive semester’s work, and catching up on all the shows that we’ve been neglecting! If you’re anything like me then no amount of shows is ever too much to watch at a time. You’ll literally NEVER be bored again with these five shows that you absolutely have to give some time to this Spring Break:

1. The Umbrella Academy

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When I first heard of Umbrella Academy I wasn’t exactly sold. The trailer just made it seem like once-popular young superheroes drift apart. When I actually started watching the show it was so much more! The central plot is that on a day in the year 1989, 43 random women all over the world have a child when they were not pregnant. While they don’t seem to have an explanation for why they spontaneously give birth, a billionaire sets out to adopt as many of the children as possible. He is only able to adopt 7 and raises them as child superheroes. As they grow up they all move away and seem to have minimal contact with each other, ditching the superhero business altogether. They reunite several years later and get drawn back into being superheroes, but not without bumping heads the whole time. The show is somehow funny and mysterious while still being able to tackle some pretty serious topics. If the whole premise isn’t strange enough for you, it’s based on a graphic novel series written by the lead singer of My Chemical Romance, Gerard Way. Kick back, relax and get ready to be thoroughly confused AND entertained!

2. 7 Days Out

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This docuseries is fairly new to Netflix and already it’s one of my faves! The series details the seven [LM4] days leading up to six of the biggest American events: The Westminster Dog Show, the re-opening of Eleven Madison Park Restaurant, NASA’s Cassini Mission, the Kentucky Derby, Chanel’s Haute Couture Fashion Show, and a League of Legends Tournament. There’s an episode for all different kinds of interests! It’s truly amazing to see the amount of work that goes into making all these events as smooth as possible, but it’s even more amazing to see how invested the people behind it all are. If you want interesting and emotional, this is your show! (P.S. if you don’t cry during the Cassini Mission Episode you’re much braver than I am.)

3. Tidying Up with Marie Kondo

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If you haven’t already heard of this show, where have you been? People can’t get enough of this Japanese organization connoisseur with her book or her show. She first wrote her book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up in 2011, and it has since been translated and sold in over 30 countries! Her method for organization involves getting all your belongings together and only keeping those which brings you joy. If you’re not convinced yet and want to know more about the show and how it’s influencing people all over the world, read this article on how the series changed one of our fellow girl bosses lives!

4. The Good Place

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There are few people in the world I love more than the one-of-a-kind and hilarious Kristen Bell. She is best known these days for voicing the role of Anna in Frozen, but you might also know her from the iconic movie Forgetting Sarah Marshall and her appearances in Parks and Recreation. The Good Place might be her most hilarious work yet. The show revolves around Bell’s character, Eleanor, who has died and made it to “the good place” (or so she thinks.) She gets matched with a soulmate and begins to realize that everything said about her life on Earth is absolutely wrong. She inevitably breaks it to her soulmate, and the two have to figure out how to keep it under wraps or she’ll get sent to “the bad place” where inhabitants are tortured on a regular basis. Watching Eleanor and her ethically uptight soulmate Chidi try to navigate it all is the most entertaining and sidesplitting thing you could do during Spring Break!

5. Girlboss

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Last but certainly not least is a show for all of the girls who are hustling through school, work and just trying to make something for themselves! The Netflix show Girlboss is based on the book by author and businesswoman Sophia Christina Amoruso, founder of fashion retailer Nasty Gal. The show follows Sophia, a chaotic and broke rebel living in San Francisco, as she goes through every challenge imaginable while trying to pursue a job in what she really loves: vintage clothing. What first begins as a vintage clothing store on eBay quickly becomes Sophia’s passion, and she’ll do whatever it takes to climb the ladder and make this her permanent source of income. It’s a lighthearted and very real show about all the challenges that come with trying to make it in the world, no matter what your definition of “making it” is!

Spring Break is the time to relax, no matter what your favorite way to do that is! Whether you’re out soaking up the sun, spending time with family or even riding it out in Tallahassee, rest assured that there is something on this list to entertain everybody! What are some of your favorite shows to binge? Tweet us @HCFloridaState!