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Netflix binge-watching list

February 26th, 2014

 

If spending hundreds of dollars in a tropical location is not your thing, chances are you’ll be sitting at home over spring break. Never fear, Netflix can be your best friend during an inexpensive spring break. Here are some great shows to binge on while you feed your television addiction on your week off.

 

Lightweights

 

These are the shows you can watch in a three-night binge or less.

 

“Freaks and Geeks”

 

1 season, 18 episodes

 

This cult classic was executive produced by Judd Apatow and ran for just one season. The high-school comedy helped launch the careers of Linda Cardellini, James Franco, Seth Rogen and Jason Segel.

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“Sherlock”

 

2 seasons, 6 episodes

 

 The BBC has captured lightning in a bottle with this modern retelling of a detective’s origin story. Benedict Cumberbatch shines as the eclectic detective, while Martin Freeman balances him out as John Watson. The six 90-minute “mega-episodes” offer some of the best writing on television in recent years.

 

Middleweights

 

ingeing on these shows might cost you all of spring break, but you won’t regret it.

 

“House of Cards”

 

2 seasons, 26 episodes

This Netflix original is impossible to turn off. Kevin Spacey plays House Majority Whip Frank Underwood while Robin Wright makes her return to the screen as his cold and calculating wife Claire. Is it a realistic political drama? Hardly. But it offers some of the best drama on Netflix.

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“American Horror Story”

 

2 seasons, 25 episodes

 

If you love bizarre and scary storylines, this anthology show is perfect for you. The first season takes place in a haunted house while the second is set in the most horrific mental institution imaginable. Jessica Lange stars in both seasons.

 

Heavyweights

 

Not only will your spring break disappear before you know it, soon you’ll be dragged in until you have to finish every episode.

“Breaking Bad”

5 seasons, 62 episodes

 

The show everyone was talking about, but few watched from the beginning. Do yourself a favor: Watch from the first episode as Walter White transforms from cancer-stricken chemistry teacher to drug kingpin Heisenberg. Bryan Cranston puts together a legendary five-season performance as White.

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“West Wing”

7 seasons, 156 episodes

 

One of the most beloved dramas of all-time has made its way to Netflix. The Aaron Sorkin drama falls apart after he leaves in season five, but finishes with a strong seventh season. Martin Sheen stars as America’s favorite fictional President, Jed Bartlet.