• Netflix TV shows to binge instead of writing your thesis

    17/04/2018

    “I was just feeling so inspired today. I sat in my room, phone on airplane mode, and completed the whole methodology section for my thesis” said no one ever. We understand your struggle. We really do. Deadlines are coming faster than your exes when they see you doing well in your Instagram stories, and procrastinating investing time in educating yourself in pop culture seems ideal right now.

    There’s always the last minute for your thesis, so here’s a list of Netflix shows you can unapologetically binge while you have your thesis draft opened in the background.

    1. How to Get Away With Murder

    A group of graduate students attending a highly competitive law program get involved in a homicide. We can’t spoil anything more for this clever legal drama. Watch it if you need unforeseen plot twists, good acting and an intriguing mystery to be solved.

    2. The Good Place

    The comedy show centers around Eleonor, who wakes up in the pilot and discovers she’s in the afterlife. She soon realizes the spot she has been given in paradise wasn’t actually meant for her and that she has been mistaken for another person. What then follows is her trying her best becoming a better version of herself. Watch it if you like witty dialogues, strangely relatable characters and a little bit of philosophy.

    3. Jessica Jones

    While super hero stories may not be for everyone, Jessica Jones has managed to win the hearts of millions of viewers with its bold lead character and psychological undertone. The first season sees the female protagonist using her super strength and private investigation skills to catch one of
    Marvel’s most sociopathic villains. Watch it if you feel action, a good deal of punches and some alcoholism.

    4. Friends

    Ross, Rachel, Chandler, Joey, Phoebe and Monica. A huge New York apartment for a memorable sitcom. Do we really need to explain this one?

    5. The End of the F***ing World

    Mixing comedy and drama through its dark twists, this show is definitely one of a kind. Narrated by 2017’s most troubled duo, the story centers around teenagers James and Alyssa who run away from home to engage in a road trip that will change their lives, not necessarily for good. Watch it if you can bear bloody scenes, angsty scenarios, and British accents.

    6. Mad Men

    Before HBO launched Game of Thrones the network was busy making Mad Men. Set in New York in the 1960s, the series follows protagonist Don Draper and reveals his mysterious past episode by episode. The show depicts the reality of working in an advertising agency in an era where sexism and racism were at the order of the day. Watch it if you feel award winning performances and a lot of chain smoking.

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