Summer is coming, and that means some time to relax and enjoy yourself is too. This summer, get outside, but we know you will be binge watching some shows. These are terrific shows available on Netflix. There are a few “forgotten favorite” shows I urge anyone who reads this to check out. . Trust me: these shows are so detailed and great, make your one hour into 125 episodes.
Friday Night Lights
This is a show that defines on and off the field drama. It revolves around Eric Taylor, a football coach from Dillon Texas and his family along with the boys on the team. The struggles they face are immense, if it’s in class, with team chemistry and many relatable family issues that hit you in your heart. This show breaks down the identity of being a football lovin’ Texan. FNL visualizes the flaws and issues everyday people face while bringing you a football team that you’ll be rooting for. This show, unlike many, never had a cold streak over five seasons.
- How I Met Your Mother
Ted Mosby is a character we both sympathize with and hate sometimes. The main focus of the snow, Mosby is an architect, and enthusiast and a man looking for his perfect woman to start his family. This show remains hilarious while keeping the storyline very linear. His gang always has some business some new activity going on, he envies and loves the fact his best friend, Marshall, found his perfect woman. His best friends lead him down different paths over the course of the show: Marshall helps him towards his goal, while Barney leads him astray. How I Met Your Mother has the right balance of comedy, wits and compassion that viewers need.
- Prison Break (Available on Netflix)
Talk about a suspenseful show!This show defines the definition of “down to the wire: and basically every choice the scripts mak put all of the show’s chips in the middle of the table. The characters are taking huge gambles, with little knowledge, to figure out a way to break out of prison. To be more specific, Michael Schofield, an engineer, gets himself arrested and sentenced to prison to free his brother on death row.. He has a plan, carefully made with his tattoos. But of course, it couldn’t be as easy as he thought. He met enemies, made few friends and had everyone besides a few inmates against him. Prison break never disappointed me for a few seasons, it has this rebellious while scared feeling just watching the process of Michael Schofield. This may be the most suspenseful show I’ve seen to date.
- Sherlock (Available on Netflix)
This is a British show with Holmes played by the awesome Benedict Cumberbatch. All I know is that if I need a murder solved, I’m taking a trip to 21 Baker St. Sherlock covers the adventures and history of crimes in Great Britain with his friend, wait, Sherlock doesn’t have friends. John Watson is more an associate. Astonishing is the word that describes the manner of Sherlock Holmes, he may be a lot of things, and some of them are quite unpleasant, but his genius comes at the right time to solve Britain’s greatest crimes. Intense is almost insult to Sherlock, because it’s so much more than that. I suggest this show, because it’s my personal number one show ever.
- How To Get Away With Murder (Available on Netflix)
Viola Davis may be one of the better actors of this time. She plays a professor and lawyer named Annalise Keating, few can say they’ve seen as much shit as Annalise Keating. How To Get Away With Murder is a class that covers law defense–meaning, how to beat the law even if your client is guilty. She takes in students every year to learn the ways of the law, but in the first season one student is more unique than the rest. They have a history, Wes doesn’t know about it. The students end up in the same situation their clients get into and must use their own knowledge of the law and trust in their group to ensure they don’t go to prison.
This Summer with your free time, you should catch one, if not all of these shows because that free time becomes binge time. Have fun this summer!