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Five TV Shows to Binge-Watch This Summer

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Nothing screams summer like binge-watching ten years’ worth of television in two weeks! With the popularity of streaming services, it’s easier than ever to marathon new shows and movie series. If you’re looking for a new obsession, look no further: here are five TV shows to binge-watch this summer.

The Queen’s Gambit

CREDIT: Netflix

If you haven’t seen The Queen’s Gambit yet, drop what you’re doing and find the nearest TV! This Netflix miniseries tells the story of Beth Harmon, an orphaned chess-prodigy with a slight drug addiction. While chess may not seem like the most riveting subject matter, trust me—this show is phenomenal. Beth’s journey is unconventional and will leave you wanting more at the end of each episode. Since it’s a miniseries there are only seven episodes, so it’s perfect to knock out over the course of a weekend. 

Watch on: Netflix

 

New Girl

CREDIT: Fox

Looking for a wholesome yet hysterical show that the whole family will enjoy? New Girl is just that. After discovering that her boyfriend is cheating on her, quirky yet adorable teacher Jessica Day scrambles to find a place to live and ends up moving into a loft with three random guys she’s never met. With plenty of romance and wholesome hijinx, it’s impossible to watch this show without smiling. Plus, there are 146 episodes (plus a 10th-anniversary reunion in June 2021) so it will keep you busy for a while!

Watch on: Netflix, Hulu, YouTube TV

 

Schitt’s Creek

Image credit to original owners.

If your sense of humor is a little more, let’s say, edgy, look no further than Schitt’s Creek. This unapologetic, absolutely hysterical sitcom follows the Rose family after they lose their fortune and are forced to live in the dinky small town, Schitt’s Creek. The Roses then have to learn to interact with the common townspeople and their quirky traditions. This critically acclaimed sitcom set the record for the most Emmys won for a comedy in a single year, and will definitely make you belly-laugh. 

Watch on: Netflix, Hulu, Youtube TV, Amazon Prime

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

CREDIT: The CW

This musical dramedy follows big-shot lawyer Rebecca Bunch, who spontaneously moves from New York City to West Covina, California to pursue her ex-boyfriend. In short, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is quite literally about a crazy ex-girlfriend. A diverse cast tackles tough topics while spontaneously breaking into song and dance, creating the perfect storm of serious yet hysterical. As a bonus, you can listen to all the songs from the series on Spotify, Apple Music, or Prime Music! 

Watch on: Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime

Game of Thrones

CREDIT: HBO

When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die. If you’re the type of person who gets dizzy at the sight of blood, you may want to sit this one out. This medieval drama follows nine families as they battle to win control over the kingdom of Westeros. The series is packed with betrayals, plot twists, love stories, and loads of violence. There’s a reason why this show has a cult following. 

*TW: gore, violence, nudity, sex, language.

Watch on: HBO Max, Hulu, YouTube TV, Amazon Prime