What is the first bastion of escape and entertainment when it comes to getting away from the struggles, trials, and tribulations of student life? That’s right, television! That little picture box has been the saving grace for students of Geography, Maths, Drama and more for years and years now! TV can provide a lot of entertainment, and what is even better is a series! A TV series is a long-running drama or comedy program that has a long-running story arch. These are great for students because they can follow the story as they make their way through College, it can give them some much-needed respite from hard work. But, there are so so many series to choose from, scary, funny, spooky, thrilling! What is the right one for you? Well, look no further!
13 Reasons Why
Netflix is a great place to find new and exciting series that are targeted at a younger audience. And the best thing about Netflix is it is on demand, you can watch it whenever you like, when just relaxing, when writing a dissertation proposal, absolutely anytime! 13 Reasons Why was a series that was extremely popular in 2017, it is a mystery teen drama about a girl that unfortunately commits suicide, she leaves a selection of tapes behind after her death that gives those that knew her, details and clues as to what happened and why. It is extremely special as it deals with issues such as abuse, bullying, and suicide, which are subjects that a lot of young people come into contact with. The great thing about this series is that it has become very, very popular and is due to have a second series made as well. So you can enjoy, safe in the knowledge that the story will definitely go somewhere after the first series! But, be warned! Once you watch one or two episodes on Netflix, it’s very easy to become hooked and continue watching all the time! Definitely, use Netflix in moderation.
Not exactly about studying or school, but definitely set in a similar place and situation, Scrubs is a comedy series. Following the ups and downs in the life of Student Doctor JD, Scrubs is packed full of characters that explore the harsh realities of hospital work, and the comedic elements of being a young adult. Though it was on a couple of years ago now, it is still definitely worth a watch. Why? Because it mixes comedy with pathos really, really well. So you are able to laugh and let your hair down, but also, you are able to empathize with interesting characters and watch them grow as people. The best thing about Scrubs is, it was very popular, and as such has a lot of episodes that you can delve into! The characters go on huge journeys together emotionally, and they change a lot as people. Plus, the atmosphere of a hospital is incredibly similar to that of a school, all rushing around and panic basically! But these Doctors aren’t using Paperial to get their essays done!
Rick and Morty
If you haven’t watched the absolutely wacky sci-fi adventures of Rick and Morty yet, you definitely need to give it a try. A cartoon created by the makers of animated show Adventure Time, and funny sitcom Community, Rick and Morty is a breath of fresh air in terms of programming. The jokes are very existential, and the storylines are mind-bending but hugely entertaining! All of the episodes that have been made are available on Netflix so it is another one that you have to stop yourself from binge-watching! It has also had guest stars on it, such as Stephen Colbert, Werner Herzog and John Oliver, names that should make any College student want to watch! Be warned, it’s extremely hilarious, and totally out of this world!
TV Series is the most fantastic way to pass the time when you are not studying. They can really help you to relax and unwind after a day or week of hard work and study. But, when you sit down, you want something that you can just flick onto and enjoy immediately. Well, with this lists help, you should be able to keep yourself occupied for quite some time, just don’t let your grades slip!