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Eric Jeffries, Student Writer

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So, you finished yet another show on Netflix. Whether you binge-watched all 12 seasons over the weekend and the only thing keeping you awake at the moment is a six pack of red bull or you took your time with it and watched an episode a day until you slowly finished, you are facing a problem. Ever since you watched the credits roll off the screen after the series finale, there has been a deep dark void inside of you. You may have tried filling the hole in your life with a gym membership thinking that your Netflix-centered lifestyle is in need of a change. You may have attempted to satisfy yourself by eating pounds and pounds of chocolate, the universal remedy for an internal dilemma. You have probably tried other things, but, no matter what you do, you still feel like you are missing something. It has come to the point where you know that there is only one possible solution: starting a new show. Congratulations, you have now fixed your old issue, but quickly a new problem has arisen. What show do you watch? Whatever you choose must be of equal or better value than your last one. Do you want to watch a fun sit com with half hour episodes perfect for after homework or practice on busy school nights? Maybe you would prefer a thrilling drama playing episode after episode on your laptop to pass a boring week while your best friend is on vacation. In the end, it comes down to you to pick your poison, but the GNA insider is here to help. Below, we have provided a list of highly rated shows that almost everyone seems to enjoy. If you have already finished every single one of these shows, completely disregard what was said above. You should probably seek professional help due to your unhealthy habits. That would be 28 days, 20 hours,and 30 minutes of straight TV. Get a life bro.

Last chance U

6 episodes

Last chance U is a documentary about the most competitive junior college football team in the nation. We get to watch as the members of the team work individually on the field and in the classroom to receive D1 offers. Viewers also get an insight to what makes a football team tick on their journey to another national championship. This is the perfect show for any sports fan yearning for a dose of football to hold them over until the fall.

 

Friends

236 episodes

This hilarious comedy is the perfect show for everyone. It’s about the lives of six best friends who live across the hall from each other in their apartment building. Over the course of ten seasons, we watch the Friends gang tackle New York in their twenties. The entertaining storyline, characters, and jokes make this show one that 52.5 million fell in love with before it went off the air.

 

How I Met your Mother

208 episodes

After I watched friends, this was the show that made me feel like a normal person again. It is very similar to friends in the fact that both are comedies that focus on a group of twenty somethings living in New York. How I met your mother is different, though, because it tells the story of how Ted Mosby, father of two, fell in love with the woman of his dreams.

 

Shameless

84 episodes

If raunchy humor is something that tickles your fancy, then Shameless is the show for you. This dramady gives viewers an insight to the lives of a Chicago south side family comprised of six children, whose ages cover the span of six to twenty six, and their deadbeat alcoholic father. In a show packed with bad life choices, mistakes, and failure, one thing is certain: regardless of how much they fight, these people always have each other’s backs in the end.

 

Friday Night Lights

76 episodes

Most people see the title of this series and think, “Okay, that show is just for people who like football. I’m not going to watch it.” They could not be more wrong! Yes, Friday Night Lights does kind of focus on football, but it’s so much more than that. What happens on the field is only one component of this show’s plot line. In all actuality, Friday Night Lights is about the struggle of high school students trying to find out who they really are while struggling with tons of adversity.

 

House of Cards

52 episodes

In House of Cards, the two main characters, Frank and Claire Underwood, are a husband and wife duo who will stop at nothing to slake their insatiable thirst for power within the government of the United States of America. If you choose to watch this show, you’ll  become infatuated with a world of fictional politicians who are so corrupt it is impossible to take your eyes from the screen.

 

A Series of Unfortunate Events

8 episodes

This show mirrors the first few books from Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events. After their parents pass away in what seems to be an accidental fire, the Baudelaire children are sent to live with a distant relative who really doesn’t care about anything but the fortune the Baudelaire children inherited by means of their terrible tragedy. Neil Patrick Harris, who plays the antagonist Count Olaf, is, in my opinion, a god among men in the acting world. Anything with him in it is bound to be very enjoyable to watch.

 

The Office

201 episodes

Everyone loves it when someone from in our area becomes popular, like Penn State football player Connor McGovern, or Denver Broncos football player Shakir Soto. The Office is the same kind of deal because it’s based in Scranton. People who watch this comedy enjoy seeing Michael Scott (played by Steve Carell), who is the regional manager of Dunder Mifflin Paper Company, awkwardly attempt to juggle being both a casual friend to his employees and an excellent boss.

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Eric Jeffries, Student Writer

My name is Eric Jeffries, and I am a senior at Greater Nanticoke Area High School. In the fall, I play football and hold the honor of team captain. Outside...

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