Binge-Worthy TV Shows for Thanksgiving Break

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by Lauren Chung, Contributing Writer

Thanksgiving is arguably the best holiday. Filled with third helpings of your dad’s famous stuffing and your mom’s cheesecake, it is one of the few times of the year when it is socially acceptable to consume as much food as physically possible. As the inevitable food coma takes over, the living room couch appears more welcoming than ever. Thanks to online streaming websites like Netflix and Hulu, there are hundreds of television shows accessible to you without having to move an inch. Here are some binge-worthy shows to accompany you during your post-feast slump.

“How to Get Away with Murder”

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The ABC hit drama series, “How to Get Away with Murder,” follows the highly intelligent criminal defense attorney and professor, Annalise Keating, as she selects a group of students in her criminal law class to work at her firm on a murder case. As Keating and her students become almost too involved in the murder case, intertwining their personal lives with the already complex situation, each episode will have you wide-eyed, begging to find out what happens next. The series includes everything from steamy love scenes to gripping court scenes, making it hard to stop after watching just one episode.

“Stranger Things”

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If you are one of the few who has not already jumped on the “Stranger Things” bandwagon, then Thanksgiving break is time to fall in love with the series. Set in the 1980s, “Stranger Things”, draws inspiration from creative geniuses like Steven Spielberg, George Lucas and Stephen King. The sci-fi horror series begins when 12-year-old Will Byers goes missing. His mother, the chief police and his friends begin an investigation and search party with the help of a psychokinetic, and highly mysterious, young girl. As they struggle to find Byers, a secret government force attempts to shut down their efforts to cover up its own secrets.

“How I Met Your Mother”

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For those of you who want a more lighthearted series to watch, “How I Met Your Mother” is perfect for you. Think of a modern-day, re-vamped version of “Friends.” The dorky yet lovable main character, Ted Mosby, and his loyal friends show us the brutal reality of trying to find love in the Big Apple. Mosby narrates the show through a series of stories he tells to his two children to eventually reveal how he met their mother. The series will make you fall in love with the dynamic characters and laugh until your stomach hurts.

“Entourage”

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“Entourage” follows Vincent Chase, the newest and hottest, up-and-coming actor in Hollywood. Under one of the most influential yet manipulative agents, Ari Gold, Chase navigates the world of Hollywood. He does so with the help of his entourage, a group of his hometown best friends from Queens, New York. From a life of luxury filled with movie premieres, expensive cars, lavish mansions and private parties to the competitive nature of obtaining movie auditions, PR mishaps, the entertainment hierarchy and maintaining real friendships, “Entourage” will keep you at the edge of your seat.

“Friday Night Lights”

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What would Thanksgiving be without a little football? Lead under the wise Coach Taylor, the Panther football team fights its way to the state championships in “Friday Night Lights.” But you do not have to be a diehard football enthusiast to enjoy the series. The romances, bromances, hardships and triumphs makes the series irresistible. You do not have to be from a small town in Texas to believe in the words “Texas Forever” and you do not have to be a Panther to shout, “clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose” alongside the team. Just a few episodes in and you will be hooked on the Panthers’ journey. The series is beyond your average teeny-bopper TV show. It is a genuine mix both heart wrenching and heartwarming moments that will keep you captivated all break.

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