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20 Shows To Binge Watch Over Winter Break

Winter break is the perfect time to catch up on all your shows and start some new ones. Here's 20 shows to keep you busy. By: Maxine Kozak, Storyteller for RU Student Life

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1. Chill out with Broad City

Broad City follows Abbi and Ilana, two 20-somethings just trying to get by in the big city, not unlike all of us here at Ryerson. It's funny, relatable, and easily binge-able with 25 minute episodes.

2. Go on an adventure with Rick and Morty

This animated sci-fi sitcom explores unconventional family dynamics and adventures across dimensions and alternate universes. What more could you want?

3. Catch up on Stranger Things

If you haven't seen Stranger Things yet, you really need to.

4. Explore the world of Bojack Horseman

This animated dramedy will make you laugh and cry, taking a satirical look at politics, current events and Hollywood while also managing to realistically portray depression, past trauma and self-destructive behaviour.

5. Unwind with The Mindy Project

Mindy Kaling is likeable and entertaining in her take on the struggles of balancing work and personal life.

6. Stay woke and watch Dear White People

The series uses irony, brutal honesty and humour to highlight issues that still plague today's "post-racial" society. Students struggle with outdated politics, misguided activism and social injustice in this satirical dramedy.

7. Relax and watch Bob's Burgers

Bob's Burgers follows the Belcher family and their hamburger restaurant. It's light-hearted, funny and somehow relatable.

8. Bend the knee for Game of Thrones

If you haven't jumped on the GoT bandwagon yet, it's time. Immerse yourself in this epic medieval fantasy.

9. Get comfortable and watch The Last Man on Earth

The Last Man on Earth follows a sad and lonely Phil Miller as he struggles to find other survivors and the misadventures that ensue as more and more people join his group in this post-apocalyptic reality.

10. Experience the terror of American Horror Story

The best part about this seven-season horror anthology is that you don't have to see the whole series to understand each season. As someone who's seen it all, the first, second and third seasons were my favourite, but don't miss the new season! There are new episodes every Tuesday.

11. Hold onto the edge of your seat for Black Mirror

Black Mirror taps into our society's collective unease about the modern world with satirical stand-alone dramas that explore the extreme consequences of new technologies.

12. Witness the suspense with Hannibal

Based on the novel and movie adaptation, Hannibal is a 3-season psychological thriller/horror series that you won't soon forget, focusing on the relationship between FBI special investigator Will Graham and the cannibal-psychiatrist we all know, Hannibal Lecter.

13. You won't be able to stop watching Parks and Recreation

Taking a page from The Office, Parks and Rec is a documentary-style sitcom that follows the lives of government employees, both in the office and out.

14. Can't forget The Office

This classic sitcom presents a hilarious documentary-style look at the foolishness that often plagues the 9-to-5 world.

15. You'll love Brooklyn Nine-Nine

My favourite cop show on TV. Who doesn't love Andy Samberg?

16. Get your true crime fix with Mindhunter

Curious about the origins of the term 'serial killer'? Mindhunter is based on the true story of two FBI agents who attempt to understand and catch serial killers by studying them.

17. Watch Big Mouth and reminisce about your pre-teen years

This animated adult sitcom delves into the nightmare that is growing up.

18. Check out Disjointed and escape from reality

Ever wondered what it would be like to work at a dispensary? This sitcom takes the typical workplace comedy to another level.

19. If you liked Stranger Things, you'll love The OA

After a 7-year disappearance, a young woman finally returns home with inexplicable new abilities. If you like mysteries, this is the show for you!

20. Watch Scandal and lose yourself in the drama

Full of strong characters, drama and politics, Scandal is a show you won't want to miss.

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