With the advent of television streaming services like Netflix and Hulu, binge-watching has become a cultural staple — especially for college students. Binge-watching can be a perfect escape from the everyday grind of work, school and other stressors for many students. 

Here are some shows that Wayne State students are binge-watching this semester: 

“American Horror Story”

Where to watch: FX, Hulu and Netflix 

People who are interested in horror, gore and the peculiar should indulge in “American Horror Story,” said Samantha Broad, a theater design student. 

She said she saw a clip of the show online and became instantly intrigued. Ever since she stumbled upon the show she watches it daily, claiming the addictive plot keeps her hooked.

“I can’t stop watching this brilliant show,” she said. 

Overall, Broad said her love for the show’s creatively scary plot makes her give the show a rating of 9 out of 10.

“Grey’s Anatomy”

Where to watch: ABC, Netflix and Hulu

“Grey’s Anatomy” is perfect for anyone in the medical field — or for anyone with an addiction to shows with complicated love stories, said pre-nursing student Kyla Boyce. 

The plot encapsulates everything from romance to drama and sometimes thriller. 

“The show has a good mix of medical plots and entertainment,” said Boyce. “At times I find myself staying up all night watching the show. If I fall asleep I'll wake up in the middle of the night and rewind to where I left off — it’s just that good.” 

Boyce said she advises a viewer discretion for anyone squeamish of blood. 

“The show does show a lot of blood (in) the surgery scenes,” she said. “So, if that scares you this show isn’t for you.” 

She said she gives the show a 10 out of 10 and encourages everyone to watch and enjoy the mind of Shonda Rhimes, the show’s creator. 

“Black Mirror”

Where to watch: Netflix

“‘Black Mirror’ is the show of all shows,” said Jackson Sherman, a business student. 

“Black Mirror” has a different plot and cast for each episode, each creating a new world impacted by various technological advances. 

“Crazy things happen each episode,” said Sherman. “None of the episodes are the same. You are constantly taken on a new adventure each time,” said Sherman. 

Sherman said this show is perfect for people who are fascinated by techno-paranoia, science fiction and action. He gives the show a rating of 8 out of 10.

“That ‘70s Show”

Where to watch: Netflix

Students who are looking to watch an easy and hilarious sitcom should dive into “That ‘70s Show,” said Edrei Moreno, an art history major. 

“The episodes are short and funny, they make you want to keep watching,” said Moreno.

Moreno said the show makes numerous references to ‘70s culture, politics and fashion. 

“The best part about the show is the relationship between the characters and how the characters relate to different teens who watch the show,” said Moreno. 

He gives the show an overall rating of 10 out of 10. 


Cover graphic by Danielle Kullmann

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