Staff Recommendations: Netflix series to watch in less than a day

Staff writer Kaitlyn Marlowe suggests binge-worthy shows for students

Between school, work and extracurriculars, we somehow find time to binge-watch Netflix shows. In a desperate attempt to take a mental break, we watch everything. From shows like “Riverdale” (only a season and a half) to shows like “Friends” (10 seasons), we get sucked into alternate realities. Even with studying to do, we find it hard to avoid watching an entire series. How can we watch and study? The solution: watching shows we can binge in less than a day.

Three shows on Netflix you can watch in less than day:

1. “Sherlock” – BBC

Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman star in BBC’s version of Sherlock Holmes. BBC brings you the world of Sherlock Holmes in four three-episode seasons. Each episode is an hour and a half of action packed mystery solving. “Sherlock” leaves plenty of time to do some course problem-solving of your own after you finish a season. Cumberbatch won the 2014 Primetime Emmy Award for Best Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for his starring role as Sherlock Holmes.

2. “House of Cards” – BBC

Following the model of Sherlock’s creator, the BBC version of House of Cards (1990s) contains four 55-minute episodes, leaving time to finish classwork before you enter into great schemes of Parliament. This show originally premiered Nov. 18, 1990 and won the 1991 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing in a Limited Series, as well as the 1997 Peabody Award. With stars like Miles Anderson, most recently known for “La La Land,” and Ian Richardson, this limited series can captivate you quickly.

3. “Stranger Things” Season 1

This Netflix original series averages 50 minutes per show with 8 episodes. With rave reviews, this supernatural drama provides an escape from that dreaded essay, which is nearly as scary as the creatures in this alternate world. This science fiction show stars Winona Ryder and, our generation’s new favorite actress, Millie Bobby Brown. Millie Bobby Brown just received the 2018 Kids’ Choice Award for Favorite TV Actress. The series was voted Kids’ Choice for Favorite TV Show.

If none of the above shows interest you, Netflix offers other series you can watch quickly.

 

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