Top 5 Must Watch Shows On Netflix

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Thinking of a new TV show to start for this school year? Well…here are five shows that will make you not want to do your homework:

The Office: Based on the short-lived British comedy with the same name, the American version introduces us to some of the most original characters. This mockumentary captures the daily lives of workers at the Dunder Mifflin Paper Company office in Scranton, PA. Like the show, the characters are admired because they are “normal”  people we can relate to, just exaggerated in hilarious extremes. The regional manager Michael Scott [Steve Carell], thinks he is the coolest, most-laid back, best boss ever. This of course means, he is the most un-cool, most annoying, and obnoxious boss, according to his employees. The comedy lies within the characters of the show, as they live day to day in the office with one another. If you want something entertaining to watch with some awkward humor, go turn on season one of The Office.

Orange is the New Black: This is the show that you can binge watch all three seasons in three days. Piper Chapman [Taylor Schilling] is in her early 30s with a decent job in finance, when her past begins to catch up with her. We learn that she is sentenced to spend time in a minimum-security prison for her association with a drug runner 10 years prior. This is a Netflix original series based on the book telling the story of the real Piper Chapman. She is forced to make her way through the corrections system and learn “how” to be an inmate. During her time spent in prison, she is reunited with an ex-girlfriend [which ends up being way more complicated than you think], “makes friends” with other inmates, and is constantly adjusting to life behind bars. From the three seasons of Orange is the New Black, we learn about the past lives of the inmates and how they got to where they are now. Season four will be out in the summer of 2016, so if you want a show with drama, romance, and comedy, catch up on this series ASAP!

Breaking Bad: Breaking Bad is the definition of a television drama series. You wouldn’t think Walter White’s life would get much worse, but he soon finds out that his life will change forever. As a high school chemistry teacher, he is struggling to make ends meet, has a child on the way, and his teenage son is battling cerebral palsy. As if this wasn’t hard enough, Walter finds out that he has terminal cancer. He knows that his illness will most likely ruin his family financially, but quickly finds a solution to this problem. By using equipment from his chemistry lab at school, Walter decides to make money fast by creating his own meth lab. He eventually teams up with one of his former students in order to produce and sell the drugs from an RV. Grab some popcorn and your laptop to see how Walter White takes on a new career in order to support his family.

One Tree Hill: For all you hopeless romantics and drama queens [or kings], you will find yourself following the lives of these teenage kids, who grow up together over the years through high school, college, and adulthood. This is basically a teen soap opera that you can’t get enough of. Each character has their own story, whether it is about Nathan and Lucas Scott who share a last name and nothing else or Peyton Sawyer, who is trying to discover who she is. All the characters of the show are connected and throughout the nine seasons, they all help each other deal with relationships, death, success, and failure.

Mad Men: After you finish watching Breaking Bad, here is another television drama for you to watch. Set in New York City in the 1960s, Mad Men follows one of the most impressive ad agencies on Madison Avenue. The alpha male Don Draper struggles to stay on top of this high demanding industry. The agency is doing well, but as the industry continues to grow the competition gets tougher. Throughout the series the agency is trying to survive when everything is changing. The protagonist Don is a “family man”, a father of young children whose childhood always seems to get in the way of his happiness. The other protagonist of the series is Peggy Olson, a former secretary who works her way up to the top of the corporate ladder.