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By Dorothy Mai
It is the weekend, and you just feel like chilling in your bed watching old shows on Netflix, Hulu, HBO Go and so on. You want to watch a show that has a lot of seasons up so you can binge watch for 72 hours straight.
Here are some shows that are either completed or have been airing for a while that you can easily waste your weekend watching.
A classic. You can never get tired of Joey’s obliviousness, Phoebe’s quirkiness, Chandler’s dad jokes, Monica’s OCD, Ross’s failures and Rachel’s affairs. This show is light and easy, and you can really pick it up during any season.
2. How I Met Your Mother
Similar to “Friends,” “How I Met Your Mother” is a light and easy show that is not an emotional rollercoaster. If you are up for a group of sarcastic friends who sleep together, this would probably be a good pick.
“90210” brings you to the life of privileged adolescents living in Beverly Hills. It follows the drama and love lives of well-dressed characters who also pose as eye candy. Each season brings a new taste of the California lifestyle and a charming new character. This show is definitely more on the dramatic side. Favorite eye candy: Liam Court
4. Gossip Girl
DRAMA! In contrast to “90210,” “Gossip Girl” brings you the dish on well-dressed eye candy living in the east coast, more specifically New York City. This show deals with privileged adolescents but in a more posh city-life type of way. Favorite eye candy: Nate Archibald
5. Gilmore Girls
“Gilmore Girls” provides more heart-wrenching drama while following a mother and daughter in a small town in Connecticut. This show may be more relatable than “90210“ and “Gossip Girl” since the characters are average and middle-class rather than bougie rich kids.
6. One Tree Hill
This is another dramatic series that follows adolescents. The seasons go on from high school to adulthood and follow a basketball star, his friends and their love lives. The seasons really take a turn after season one, so the faster you start, the faster you can catch up.
7. That 70s Show
Reminisce the young love between Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis while setting the scene to the 1970s. Another light and fun show that also follows the life of adolescents on the verge of adulthood.
8. Law and Order: Special Victims Unit
There is no real continuous storyline with this show, but there is enough drama in one episode that will keep you going on for the next 18 seasons. You really have to be in the mood and mentally prepared to watch this show. A good thing is that you can stop whenever because there is rarely a cliffhanger with each episode.
9. Game of Thrones
“Game of Thrones” is probably one of the most popular shows out right now with new episodes coming out every week. If you are in the mood for a dramatic, sexual, full of emotions show, this one is for you. Do not be surprised if your favorite character dies or if certain siblings get together. Beware as it sure is raunchy. You also have to be emotionally prepared if you are going to start watching the show, because once you start, you can not stop.
10. Breaking Bad
“Breaking Bad” follows the life of a chemistry teacher who is struggling to make ends meet while having cancer. This dramatic series follows how he turns to making meth with one of his students in order to leave something behind for his family.
This emotionally draining show takes a hit at controversial topics such as sex, drugs, teenage pregnancy, disorders, mental illnesses and much more.