Students should definitely binge watch these 5 shows on Netflix.

Zoya Wazir, Section Editor

As the school year nears its end, the beginning of procrastination for summer reading starts, often consisting of catching up on countless hours of lost sleep, hanging out with friends, and, of course, binge watching Netflix. However, to avoid wasting precious relaxation time aimlessly scrolling through rows of TV shows in search of a new vice, here’s a list of 13 shows that are definitely binge-worthy.

      1. Parenthood (2010-2015)Though not a new release, Parenthood presents an interesting family dynamic that every viewer can relate to in some way, as dysfunction seems to be a commonality in most family relationships. Both heartwarming and heart-wrenching, Parenthood is an emotional roller coaster that will keep you enthralled this summer.
      2. Jane the Virgin (2014-Present)Easily one of the quirkiest, cutest TV shows on Netflix, Jane the Virgin presents a new take on the classic, slightly cheesy, telenovelas that viewers know and love. The overdramatic but incredibly adorable love triangles and character dynamics make the show a light watch, perfect for those summer afternoons when you want to have a good time from the comfort of your comforter.
      3. The Office (2005-2013)A personal favorite and the show that instills a love of comedies into many of its viewers, The Office is the pinnacle of dry humor on Netflix. The Office’s wry approach to humor presents her you are a sitcom connoisseur or just enjoy a laugh, The Office’s combination of wry humor and endearing characters has something for everyone. However, critics of the show occasionally dub it offensive, but it would be advisable with a grain of salt.
        Junior Mahek Shaikh said, “I rarely binge watch TV shows, but The Office is my guilty pleasure. Fair warning: the first season is awful, but push through it - you won’t regret it.”
      4. The Carrie Diaries (2013)A new spin on a classic, The Carrie Diaries is both youthful and nostalgic all in one. Unfortunately, the show was short lived and only lasted two seasons, but this makes it all the easier to binge-watch. Warning: the ending is highly abrupt and unfulfilling, but the show is still fantastic nonetheless.
      5. 13 Reasons Why (2017)Though overhyped probably a nuisance to hear about at this point, 13 Reasons Why is still worth the watch. However, despite claiming to address mental health issues and suicide, the show’s execution of this is not up to par with what it was intended to do. Regardless, the show raises awareness for other important issues as well, such as sexual assault and bullying. Junior Eva Feder-Ortiz said, “I watched the show right when it came out so there wasn’t as much hype around it, which allowed me to enjoy it more. Whether or not the show achieved what it was meant to, it was still an emotional roller coaster and an interesting watch.”