10 Shows to Watch During Your Lunch Break

With papers, finals, endless midterms and internship applications, any collegiette can appreciate the small breaks in their schedule, even if it’s just for half an hour. With no other time to enjoy the wonders of television, HC has compiled a list of the 10 best shows to watch during your lunch break. Criteria? Less than 30 minutes, tons of episodes, and endless hilarity to help you destress.

1. Parks and Recreation

With 125 episodes, you’re almost set for the entire school year. Parks and Rec has a lovable cast and hilarious interludes mixed with romance here and there that will have you rooting for the characters of Pawnee.

2. The Office

Steve Carell as Michael, the office manager, is an iconic tv character whose ridiculousness almost matches that of Will Ferrell in Anchorman. This show is a classic and so easy to tear through on break.

3. Bob’s Burgers

The Belchers are the newest Simpsons with their crazy family dynamic and funny one-liners. These episodes are great because they’re funny without requiring much attention from the audience, letting your brain take a breather between classes.

4. Portlandia

Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein are the main duo that play a variety of roles throughout the city of Portland. Almost every episode is stand-alone, so there’s no need to watch chronologically, and the situations can get hilariously political.

5. Friends

It’s almost a necessity for the people of our generation to watch Friends. After running for 10 years, the show produced 236 episodes detailing the lives of six friends living in New York City that all have their own everyday problems that are oh so relatable.

6. New Girl

Zooey Deschanel’s sitcom is awkward and funny in all the best ways. Whether you watch it for the jokes or the man-candy, it’s great for an easy break in your day.

7. How I Met Your Mother

The creative plotline of HIMYM has father Ted retelling his story through a series of flashbacks that have unique humor. The show has been nominated for 72 awards, making it a clear winner on this list.

8. That '70s Show

Knowing that Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher fell in love through this show just makes it even better. The series based in the '70s has the same vibe as Friends but with a younger cast of characters and conflicts introduced by the decade.

9. Scrubs

If you like Grey’s Anatomy but want something more lighthearted, Scrubs is for you. The show takes place in a hospital but somehow mixes comedy with the drama that comes with being a doctor.

10. It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia

It’s always sunny… when five friends own an irish pub in Philadelphia. This show will have you keeling over, laughing at jokes that are both stupid and intelligent in their creation. Take a chance on this show if you like anything from the absurdly ridiculous to underhanded political satire.