Five Shows to Binge Watch Over Spring Break (Once You’ve Finished House of Cards, Obviously)
If you’re like me, spring break means a week of lying in bed and watching movies and TV shows without judgment. You’re also planning on watching season 3 of House of Cards if you’re anything like me. However, if you already finish House of Cards by the time Spring Break rolls around, then here are some suggestions to get you through the break without actually having to do adult stuff.
1) Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Look up this show right now if you haven’t heard of it. It’s another Netflix original that premieres on March 6th and stars Ellie Kemper (of The Office and Bridesmaids) as New York transplant who was rescued from a doomsday cult. Tina Fey is one of the writers, so if you are looking for a comedy to drag you out of the political chaos of House of Cards, this could work for you.
Honestly I don’t know why anyone wouldn’t be watching this show, but if you haven’t yet, the first 3 seasons are on Netflix now. This one keeps you in the politics of Washington DC, so if you aren’t ready to let Frank and Claire go until season 4 you can still keep them close to your heart. Also, Kerry Washington’s Olivia Pope is one of the best female characters on television right now.
3) The 100
This one might just be me projecting my blatant obsession with this show onto others, but in my opinion more people should be watching it. The show will be finishing its second season during break, and the first season is available on Netflix (a measly 13 episodes). It focuses on a group of juvenile delinquents in a post apocalyptic world where humanity must live in space after nuclear warfare all but destroyed Earth. The 100 delinquents from the spaceship are sent to Earth to see if it’s survivable because their people are running out of oxygen. It sounds a little farfetched, but post apocalyptic teenage shenanigans might be just the thing to distract you from corrupt presidents and tense diplomatic relations.
4) The Tudors
This is an old one, but who can resist Jonathan Rhys Meyers as Henry VIII? Also on Netflix and only 38 episodes long, The Tudors focuses on 16th century politics instead of modern day politics and is just as scandalous and involved as House of Cards.
5) Black Mirror
If you’re still interested in embracing the dark and twisted post House of Cards, Black Mirror might just make you rethink that. There are only six episodes of the anthology series on Netflix, but six is plenty in this disturbing, satirical look at the consequences of technology and how we use it. Each episode brings you into a whole new world that you probably don’t want to be in, but can’t look away from. Extra emphasis on the dark and twisted with this show.