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Best Shows To Binge-Watch When You're Sick

Cold and flu season is still going strong, folks. The best remedy: TV and Vitamin C.

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If you have something that will keep you out of work for weeks, like mono, watch Grey's Anatomy.


With almost 300 episodes and currently on its 13th season, Grey's Anatomy will for sure keep you occupied. Just maybe don't look too closely during the surgeries.

If you got a nasty cold or flu and feel like you can't breathe, watch something that will brighten your day, like Gilmore Girls.

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The heartwarming story of Lorelai and Rory Gilmore will keep you watching episode after episode. With seven seasons and 154 episodes, you will laugh, cry, smile, and probably get your appetite back (coffee! pizza! donuts!) The show also includes the six hour reunion episodes, so you'll definitely have enough to distract you. Sorry Vicks, but this is the all day, sniffling, sneezing, coughing, aching, fever, best rest you ever got with a cold... medicine.

If you have anything that involves a bad cough, like bronchitis, watch Game of Thrones.


When you have that cough that just won't quit and you feel like your chest might start to shoot out burst of flames like one of Dany's dragons, watch something with a fantasy element, like Game of Thrones. You need to keep your mind busy to calm that little tickle and to keep your chest clear, and GoT will definitely take all of your concentration. With 73 episodes and seven seasons, the HBO hit is one of the easiest to binge. So grab a pint of honey tea and press play.

If you are having tummy problems, like the stomach flu, watch something to fully occupy you like Breaking Bad.


Breaking Bad boasts five seasons and 54 episodes, an easy binge-watch to any Netflix owner. This show will distract you from the belly aches and pains and bring you into the disturbing, yet interesting (and funny) lives of Walter White and Jesse Pinkman. Within no time, you'll be saying "YA BITCH!"

If you have a stress headache and need to loosen up Parks And Recreation will do the trick.


With125 episodes, seven seasons, and hours of laughter, Parks And Rec will definitely help relieve those stress levels. Amy Poehler, Aziz Ansari, Chris Pratt, and more star in this hilarious and award winning comedy. You will feel like a new person.

Another good one when you're not feeling well is Law & Order: SVU


With 412 episodes (and counting), SVU has more shows than any other on this list. The cop adventures of Detective Benson and her awesome Special Victim Unit's crew will sure keep you stuck on the cough for hours (or days). Best part of this show is much of it you can watch out of order, so if you don't like an episode you can go to the next one. Warning though, the theme song of the NBC hit will be stuck in your head for a long time.

If you are simply feeling depressed, anxious, or rundown, Friends is always a general good show to up your spirits. It's the go-to.


If the adventures of Chandler, Rachel, Ross, Monica, Joey, and Phoebe don't make you feel better, I'm not sure what will. This show with its 236 episodes and 10 complete seasons will sure to keep you laughing. And as they say, laughter is the best medicine.

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