5 shows to distract you from homework

WARNING: watching any of these shows may cause intense television binging. View at your own risk.

Parenthood (Netflix, Hulu)

This is a heartwarming show centered around the Braverman clan and the drama of a real family. Fans of Friday Night Lights will find this show enjoyable, as it comes from the same creator and has a lot of the same heart (just without the football).

Dear White People (Netflix)

Incendiary is a word that could easily describe this show and the issues it tackles. The students of the fictional Ivy League college Winchester University deal with issues involving race, social injustice and activism, all while still maintaining a comedic element.

The Good Place (Netflix, Hulu)

Starring national treasures Kristen Bell and Ted Danson, it’s hard to not enjoy this show. This one is for fans of shows like The Office or Parks and Rec, as it comes from the same creator as those modern classics, Mike Schur.

Grace and Frankie (Netflix)

Some may doubt that a show about two older women becoming roommates would be enjoyable for college students. While this hysterical show covers some more geriatric topics, it covers just as many topics that millennials will find entertaining.

The Keepers (Netflix)

This docuseries focuses of one big question: What happened to Sister Cathy? The series begins with the mysterious disappearance and murder of a nun before delving into the dark past of a Priest (who may or may not have had something to do with the disappearance) and the Catholic Church (who may or may not have tried to cover the whole thing up).

 

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