Don’t have plans for the upcoming long holidays? Tired of celebrating the joyful days bumping into people in crowded streets or waiting in long lines for restaurants? This sounds like a perfect time to stay home, take over the couch and binge watch television series. Here are some recommendations to help you decide which shows to hit “Continue Watching” until the end of the break.
Holidays are all about family. So why not watch family TV shows? There’s nothing more about family than ABC’s hit family sitcom, Modern Family. Premiered in 2009, the 21st century’s gay, multicultural, and traditional modern family has not only entertained the viewers but also touched their hearts with warm, thought-provoking episodes. Some of the hilarious or humiliating stories are based on real life moments of the creators of the show, which makes each episode all the more enjoyable.
If you cannot relate to the white American family, ABC also depicts comical life of an Asian family in Fresh Off the Boat. Loosely inspired by the life of a celebrity chef Eddie Huang and his memoir of the same name, the show follows a first-generation Taiwanese family’s ups and downs in life in pursuit of the American Dream. Whether you are from an immigrant family or an international student here in the United States, we can all relate to the struggles the family in Fresh Off the Boat experiences as Asians living in the American society.
Now, it’s time to get serious about this list and by serious, I mean classic. Friends is the classic American television sitcom that has influenced the binge-watching lives of many. With 236 episodes of Friends available on Netflix, you can stay hidden from friends and family this holiday breaks if you wanted to. It is about the dynamic lives of 6 best friends living in where else, the New York City. We laugh at the casts’ humiliating moments, cry with them when they go through a break up and empathize with them in their difficult times. The show said farewell in 2004 after 10 years of entertaining the viewers all over the world but it is still missed greatly. But remember, Friends will be there for you over the holiday.
If you haven’t already joined the millions of Game of Thrones fans, use this long holiday break to play catch up. This HBO’s fantasy drama is an adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s best-selling book series, A Song of Ice and Fire. The TV series boast several of plot lines and vast number of casts but in a nutshell, it is mainly about two powerful families playing a deadly game for control of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros, and to sit atop the Iron Throne. The whole 7 series are entertaining enough to keep you on the edge of your seat no matter how many episodes you watch at once.