During days of college or varsity students only have time to catch up on movies and series.
It’s all great content and entertainment that can keep you going through hard study days and easy days. We know students enjoy a bunch of cool tv series and that’s why we compiled a list of ‘must-watch’ shows.
If you’re a student in college/varsity, here’s shows you need to binge-watch often:
Told through the lives and music of a ragtag crew of South Bronx teens, The Get Down series is a mythic saga of the transformation of 1970s New York City.
The cast includes Shameik Moore, Justice Smith, Herizen Guardiola, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Jaden Smith, Skylan Brooks and more. The series is set in the 1970s in the Bronx, New York City, and follows the rise of hip-hop and disco music through the eyes of a group of teenagers. Each episode begins with MC Books, a famous artist that raps his story to a large crowd during a concert in 1996. The short rap serves both as a recap of previous episodes and as a setup of the events of the next. Each episode is also intercut with real footage and newscasts from the 1970s.
This is one great comedy classic to get you going and laughing on those lazy days in college. The series is by Martin Lawrence and tells a story of Martin Payne, a disc jockey with a girlfriend named Gina Waters. Martin works for the fictional radio station WZUP and later for local Public-access television station Channel 51. The series takes us through entertaining episodes of Martin and Gina with their friends; Tommy, Pam, Cole, Stan, Bro Man and Stan.
Alternative: The Fresh Prince of BelAir
Narcos is one of Netflix’s most successful series which chronicles the gripping real-life of ruthless Colombian drug lord, Pablo Escobar. The story is told in an interesting way and will keep you on the edge with each episode dropping some heat. Not only does it focus on Escobar, it’s more stories of the drug kingpins of the late 1980s and the corroborative efforts of law enforcement to meet them head on in brutal, bloody conflict. It details the conflicting forces – legal, political, police, military and civilian – that clash in an effort to control the world’s most powerful commodity: cocaine.
The cast include Wagner Moura as a captivating Pablo Escobar alongside Boyd Holbrook and Pedro Pascal as real-life DEA agents Steve Murphy and Javier Peña.
We all enjoy some animation/cartoons once in a while, and South Park comes as a perfect fit for every morning watch during breakfast. And sorry this is no kiddies type of animation/cartoons. South Park is an American adult animated sitcom that revolves around four boys—Stan Marsh, Kyle Broflovski, Eric Cartman, and Kenny McCormick—and their bizarre adventures in and around the titular Colorado town. Much like The Simpsons, South Park uses a very large ensemble cast of recurring characters and became infamous for its profanity and dark, surreal humour that satirizes a wide range of topics towards a mature audience.
Network: Comedy Central
Suits is a great selection for any law student. The series centres on a fast-paced Manhattan corporate law firm led by legendary lawyer Harvey Specter. It also follows the life of talented college dropout Mike Ross (Patrick J. Adams), who initially works as a law associate Harvey, despite never actually having attended law school.The show focuses on Harvey and Mike managing to close cases while maintaining Mike’s secret.
Network: USA network
Power is one good series with some jam-packed action. In this series Omari Hardwick (James “Ghost” St. Patrick) doubling down on his drug business to save his nightclub and dream of a legitimate future. Ghost’s work troubles pale in comparison to juggling his relationship with his wife, Naturi Naughton (Tasha), and his first love Lela Loren (Angela), who’s also an Assistant US Attorney investigating his drug organization.
Ghost is set further back from his dream by his business partner, Joseph Sikora (Tommy), who loves the drug game, and his former mentor,Kanan , fresh out of jail, and looking for revenge.
Better Call Saul
This another great pick for law students and generally aspiring entrepreneurs. The series follows the twists and turns of Jimmy McGill’s devolution toward Breaking Bad’s Saul Goodman — Albuquerque’s most notorious criminal lawyer. Six years before he meets Walter White, Jimmy is a more-or-less law-abiding, small-time attorney hustling to champion his underdog clients, build his practice, and somehow make a name for himself.
If you’re an IT student or all about the technological world, then Silicon Valley is for you. The series created by Mike Judge, John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky focuses on five young men who founded a startup company in Silicon Valley. In this case Richard Hendricks, a Silicon Valley engineer trying to build his own company called Pied Piper.
Insecure sparks conversations about social and racial issues while it follows the awkward experiences and tribulations of a modern-day African-American woman.
The series is about two female protagonists, Issa (Issa Rae) and Molly (Yvonne Orji) who have been best friends with each other since their college days at Stanford. They are both in their late 20s, career and relationship experiences are explored. Issa works at a non-profit that benefits middle-school students of color. Issa has a long-term relationship with Lawrence (Jay Ellis). Molly is a successful corporate attorney who has career success but difficulty with dating men. The half-hour series explores social and racial issues that relate to the contemporary black experience.
Game of Thrones
Now, this is everyone’s favourite, and if you’re one of those who are giving it a thumbs down then step! Game of Thrones is one the best TV series ever made in this generation. It is an adaptation of A Song of Ice and Fire, George R. R. Martin’s series of fantasy novels, the first of which is A Game of Thrones. Game of Thrones has several plot lines and a large ensemble cast but centres on three primary story arcs. The first story arc centres on the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms and follows a web of alliances and conflicts among the dynastic noble families either vying to claim the throne or fighting for independence from the throne.
The second story arc focuses on the last descendant of the realm’s deposed ruling dynasty, exiled and plotting a return to the throne. The third story arc centres on the longstanding brotherhood charged with defending the realm against the ancient threats of the fierce peoples and legendary creatures that lie far north, and an impending winter that threatens the realm.
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