How many times have you found yourself begging your friends for new shows to watch on Netflix after you’ve just finished binge watching yet another series? You’ve most likely done it every week, considering it only takes a week to successfully overcome six seasons if you’re truly devoted to the cause. But let’s face it, many students don’t have that much time to spend binging television shows, no matter how much they may want to, because school always comes first. Every now and then, though, you may need a break from the intense and rigorous schedule of running to class and the gym and the library. Yet, you may not want to make the commitment necessary for many popular series’ on Netlfix, like Shameless and Grey’s Anatomy (which we still highly recommend), so here’s some shows to binge occasionally and still finish just as quick!
Only 3 seasons long, Bitten is a Canadian television series based on Women of the Otherworld book series by author Kelley Armstrong. The show features a female werewolf, Elena Michaels, who is torn between living a normal life with her boyfriend and her “family” obligations as a werewolf. In her pack, however, is her ex-fiancé, Clayton. Eventually, witches and warlocks come into play as well and add even more thrill to the series as the series continues.
A Series of Unfortunate Events (2017)
Only a mere 1 season, so far, A Series of Unfortunate Events is an American black comedy dramedy based on the children’s novel series by Lemony Snicket. It showcases many popular actresses and actors, such as Neil Patrick Harris and Malina Weissman. The first season consists of eight episodes that adapts the first four books of the series. Seasons 2 and 3 are already being discussed, with season 2 adapting books five through nine and season 3 adapting the remaining four books. The series follows the troublesome events that unroll after three children, the Baudelaire’s, become orphans after the loss of their parents in a fire. A distant relative, Count Olaf, goes to any lengths necessary to obtain the wealth of the Baudelaire children, and the children are set on eluding this relative, as well as attempting to uncover the mystery of a secret society from their parents’ past.
Making a Murderer (2015)
If you’re a fan of documentaries, this is definitely for you. And even if you’re not, this could still be for you! Making a Murderer is an American documentary series that explores the story of Steven Avery, a man who served 18 years in prison for the wrongful conviction of sexual assault and attempted murder of Penny Beernsten. Avery was then exonerated in 2003 by DNA evidence and filed a suit against the county on this case. In 2005, Avery was arrested again on charges of murdering Teresa Halbach and convicted in 2007. He fights this conviction and accuses the officers of framing him. The series also follows the arrest, prosecution and conviction of Brendan Dassey, Avery’s nephew. Recently, on August 12, 2016, Dassey had his conviction overturned by a federal judge. Legal proceedings are still taking place.
The 100 (2014)
Only 4 seasons, The 100 is an American post-apocalyptic science fiction drama series that is loosely based on a book of the same name by author Kass Morgan. The show follows a group of teens as they become the first people from a space habitat to return to Earth after a nuclear apocalypse. Their trip is a last-ditch attempt to determine if Earth is inhabitable again after their space station life-support systems are found to be failing. Upon arrival, however, the teens soon discover that not all humanity has been wiped out, known as the Grounders and the Reapers.