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Last updateMon, 29 Apr 2019 1pm

Opinion

To Binge Watch or To Binge Watch

Watch Or BingeBinge watch or go out? Um… Binge watch! Duh!

Binge watching is the new best thing to do and we can thank Netflix and HBO GO for that. I was never a fan of just sitting and watching TV all day until I actually gave it a try.

The first show I legitimately binged watched was Game of Thrones. Is anyone surprised at that statement? It is one of the best shows to watch all day long. Whether it’s a rainy day, a sunny day, a snow day… There is never a bad time to sit down and get lost in The House of Starks drama.

After I discovered my love for binge watching, I moved on to Gossip Girl, which is on Netflix. Nothing like reliving your high school years (except much more lavishly in my case). It was January when I discovered this American drama series made up of six seasons. This is a good one to start when you have nothing but time to waste. Season one is made up of 18 episodes in itself!

More recently I fell in love with Peaky Blinders on Netflix. Wow, I have nothing to say besides wow. I have heard that other people don’t feel the same way as me on this one, but I absolutely loved this show and would watch it again and again. It’s a little hard to follow because of the thick accents, but that’s what subtitles are for! A lot less episodes than Gossip Girl but definitely an emotionally heavier show to watch.

Once I finished Peaky Blinders, I started Sons of Anarchy which I know is a crowd favorite. A little longer than Peaky Blinders and most definitely worth the watch. After Peaky Blinders, I wasn’t into Sons of Anarchy as much but I still really enjoyed it. I even tried being one of their members for Halloween.

Hmmm… What came next? Oh! Big Little Lies with Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, and Shailene Woodley. It’s only one season long but covers so many controversial topics regarding relationships and women. I tell all my friends to give it a try. My one friend actually got just as hooked on it as I did. The next season comes out later this year and I cannot wait.

Another good one I actually just finished was The Body Guard. Also, only one season but jam packed with action and the way it starts will grab your attention immediately. I had no idea what it was about but was totally bored on my way home from Florida so I downloaded episodes on the Netflix app and watched it on the plane ride. Totally surprised but really happy I gave it a try.

I can’t believe I waited this long to tell you guys about this one… Power! 50 Cent stars in it, as well as partially produces it. My boyfriend told me to watch it for the longest time and I just would not give in (I’m a little stubborn) but I decided to give it a chance and I was absolutely hooked immediately. Omari Hardwick is the main character and takes you through his journey as a successful New Yorker.

Give them all a chance if you haven’t already. Some I was hesitant about starting and once I did, I couldn’t get enough!

IMAGE TAKEN from Netflix

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