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Yahia Omar, Staff Writer • May 21, 2024

The 5 most binge-able TV shows that are streaming right now

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     In the hundreds and hundreds of television shows available to stream on platforms such as Netflix, Max, and Hulu, it can be difficult to find something to binge watch when you’re in the mood for that. As someone who seriously has a screen time problem because of watching a lot of shows, I know my way around which shows you can either get immersed in quickly or that you could even finish in a day. From comedies, to dramas, to horror, here are some recommendations for binge-able shows that I’ve personally enjoyed in the past. 


1) The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel 

With this Amazon Prime Original show that spans 5 seasons, you’re transported back to 1950s New York. Midge Maisel, the subject of this comedy, is a former housewife turned famous comedian who struggles with a divorce, financial hardship, and navigating stand up comedy as an often objectified woman. I fell in love with this show from the very first episode,  and finished all five seasons in less than two weeks, which may have made me fall behind on my schoolwork, but it was worth it! If you like Gilmore Girls you’ll enjoy this one. 


2) Veep

If you’re a fan of witty dialogue the likes of Succession in tv shows, Veep might be for you. I completely finished all 7 seasons of this show in less than a month because of how quick the pacing was and from how funny it was. This show is lowkey offensive at times, but the lines it crosses show the realities of politics in the United States. The current issue of whether or not to ban Tik Tok seems to be pulled straight from this show. You can watch Veep on Max. 


3) Yellowjackets

Yellowjackets, which you can watch on Paramount, currently has two seasons with more in the making. What makes this show so addictive is the switch from modern day to flashbacks of a high school girls soccer team that gets stranded in the Canadian wilderness and has to survive a freezing cold winter, with the girls even resorting to cannibalism. This show is definitely not for the faint of heart, but in the two seasons that are out, it’s flawless, and I finished it in less than a week. 

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4) The Walking Dead

This is definitely the more basic option for a binge-watch, but as I’m currently on season 7, I haven’t gotten bored yet, which says something. The Walking Dead, which can be found on Netflix, has a great cast of characters, who definitely make the show feel whole. The people vs zombie trope can get old as it’s used over and over again in the media, but it still somehow feels refreshed in this show because there are also human vs human conflicts. 


5) Sex and the City

This list honestly wouldn’t be complete without Sex and the City on Max. The iconic 90s show which ran for 6 seasons and centered around a group of friends is absolutely addictive, even though it’s been out for a long time. The struggles with boyfriends and style are still incredibly relatable, and the strength of the main friend group is definitely enviable. 


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Ava Saunders
Ava Saunders, Editor-in-chief
My name is Ava and this is my first year as Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Harvester News, though I’ve been involved with journalism inside and outside of Hayfield since 2021. I also helped a local publication, The Zebra Press, with their business this past summer. I’m excited for myself and for other staff at the Harvester to share our stories with the Hayfield community, because journalism and consuming news media is incredibly important for young people, our target audience. I’m involved with gun control advocacy at Hayfield, with a plan to study Political Science in college, and I believe that political science bears a strong connection to journalism. I hope you enjoy reading our stories!!

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    Katerina FlorosMar 19, 2024 at 2:32 pm

    Awesome picks Ava! I always love reading what you write 🙂

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      Ava SaundersApr 3, 2024 at 1:27 pm

      Haha!!! Love to please my fans