Shows to binge watch during winter break

Use this chart to help you discover which show you should watch this break.

By Claire Stevens Staff–

Christmas break is just around the corner, and what could be a better use of a school-free week than laying around watching hours upon hours of your favorite TV shows? Here are the best shows to binge watch this break.

“Gilmore Girls”

Where to Watch: Netflix

Seasons: 7

“Gilmore Girls” follows mother-daughter duo Rory and Lorelai Gilmore through their lives in small town Stars Hollow, Connecticut. The show is light and funny and both protagonists are easy to root for. “Gilmore Girls” is the perfect show for a fall break because it’s easy to watch and filled with love and laughter.


Where to Watch: Netflix

Seasons: 10

In “Friends,” six friends all live in the same apartment complex in New York. They have to navigate their friendship as well as jobs, romances and other mayhem. “Friends” is the perfect feel good show that is sure to make you smile and laugh. 


Where to Watch: Netflix, Hulu

New Episodes: Thursdays at 9 on The CW

Seasons: 6

“Arrow” chronicles the life of billionaire Oliver Queen who becomes a vigilante and is forced to fight to protect his city from evil alongside the team he assembles. The show is quick-paced and action-packed as well as filled with drama. Each episode is a roller coaster and the show is a perfect way to add some excitement to your break, even if you are just laying around watching TV


Where to Watch: Netflix

New Episodes: Thursdays at 8 on The CW

Seasons: 13

In “Supernatural,” brothers Sam and Dean Winchester travel around the country with their team hunting evil supernatural beings including werewolves, vampires and demons. The show is thrilling and packed with action, but also haunting as the brothers try to avenge the deaths of both their parents, who were both killed by the same demon. Watching “Supernatural” this week will certainly provide excitement.

“The Office”

Where to Watch: Netflix

Seasons: 9

“The Office” follows the everyday events of employees of Dunder Mifflin Paper Company in Scranton, Pennsylvania– but don’t be fooled into thinking that the show is as dull as that may sound. “The Office” is filled with laugh-out-loud moments with crazy lines and ridiculous situations. If you want to spend Thanksgiving laughing, “The Office” is the show for you.

“Modern Family”

Where to Watch: Netflix, Hulu

New Episodes: Wednesdays at 9 on ABC

Seasons: 9

“Modern Family” follows the crazy antics of three related families as parents and kids alike grow up and figure things out. The show is goofy and light-hearted, but sure to have anyone laughing. Also, each season has a Thanksgiving episode which you could compare to your own Thanksgiving celebration, or just enjoy to get in the spirit.

“Stranger Things”

Where to Watch: Netflix

Seasons: 2

“Stranger Things” is set in 1983 and it follows what happens when a young boy mysteriously disappears from his small town. The supernatural elements surrounding the disappearance send his friends and family on a wild ride. The show is mysterious and dramatic which makes it easy to get sucked into, and even burn through an entire season in only a few days. The release of season 2 last month sparked lots of talk, so binge watching it will also guarantee you are up to date with what everyone is talking about.

“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”

Where to Watch: iTunes, Youtube, Vudu

Seasons: 7

A classic, “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” follows Buffy Summers as she pursues her destiny of slaying vampires but also while simultaneously living her life as a teenage girl with her pack of friends. Though Halloween has come and gone, the show is still a perfect one to binge watch. Buffy’s time fighting demons and vampires gives the show a supernatural, scary edge, but the show also portrays her life as a teenage girl and the drama and heartbreak that goes along with growing up.

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