Don't worry, binge watching a little Netflix or Hulu won’t hurt anything. Get some snacks, grab a blanket, and become one with the couch.
Let's not forget the most crucial part of binge watching: picking a show to consume your day. Depending on if you have Hulu or Netflix, your options will be different.
For Hulu, Catfish the TV Show is my all-time favorite. I have watched every season and still go back for more. Nev and Max, the showmakers, help people find who they talk to on the internet. People aren't always who they say they are online. It’s really cool to see how the guys investigate and find these people, and how they uncover all of the information to reveal their true identity. Plus, not knowing if the person is who they say they are is always exciting.
There are Netflix originals that you can only stream on Netflix, which are very popular. I’ve watched many Netflix originals and their other shows, too. I just began watching The Office and it’s really good. If sarcasm is your thing, then this show’s for you.
If you get wrapped up in shows that crack theories and really expand your knowledge, then you should definitely look into Cosmos.
This past school year, I had a test to study for the next day in Chemistry. Being the studious teenager that I am, I was hardcore binge watching Netflix. I justified my lack of efforts to myself by watching Cosmos, because it seemed somewhat educational.
One of the episodes I watched was about a chemist named Michael Faraday. It didn't dawn on me that it had any relevance to what we were learning in Chemistry. But to my surprise, a major part of the test was based on a chemist assigned to you, and as crazy as it sounds, I got Michael Faraday and passed with flying colors.
I can't guarantee that that will happen to you by any means, but I learned tons from Cosmos without feeling like I was getting a classroom lecture. Also, it covers every single subject you could think of.
And lastly, if you don't have Netflix or Hulu, I have two words for you: TeenNick Reruns. As embarrassing as it is, these shows have taken up way too much of my before-work routine that it's scary. But honestly, if fangirling over Freddie and Sam getting together in iCarly, or freaking out over Beck and Jade breaking up on Victorious is what you need this summer; I say go for it.
So, don't be afraid to add a little couch potato time to your schedule. Make sure to enjoy this summer, indoors and out!