• Daniel Tihn

Quick Netflix Shows To Watch During Your Study Breaks

With study season fully in motion, students across the island have collectively started practising their procrastination skills, which is why here at FreeHour, we want to make sure that your precious time isn't wasted. So here are our top shows to watch instead of studying for that extra grade.

Friends (1994 - 2004)

Starting with the obvious inclusion, Friends is undoubtably the easiest show to watch, binge, and generally be brainless in front of. While everyone and their mothers have seen the sitcom, the show's humour never seems to get old and is always there to help you through any of life's stresses, though you may start to lose brain cells on the way.

That '70s Show (1998 - 2006)

Set in the, you guessed it, 1970s, That '70s Show follows a rag-tag group of friends as they make their way through their young and situationally comedic lives. Many of the cast have now become big stars since the show including Ashton Kutcher, Mila Kunis, and Topher Grace so if you want to view some young talent in the works, then this is the show for you.

How I Met Your Mother (2005 - 2014)

After his kids ask him how he met their mother, Ted Mosby decides to recount the long and winding story of how he met their mother. While the ending is literally in the title, the show still offers a journey between a group of young adults in New York City, each trying to find their way in the world. The show is calm, funny, and sweet; perfect for an evening of eating ice-cream and not wanting to think too hard about... anything really.

Gilmore Girls (2000 - 2007)

Revolving around Lorelai Gilmore and her daughter Rory, Gilmore Girls serves to bring a light story about the troubles of motherhood and how they handle what life throws at them. An easy show to binge, this cute and calming series brings laughs, tears, and a couple of boom mics left in the shot because at the end of the day, you are going to keep watching anyway.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2013 - Present)

Following the easy and cliché formula, this Andy Samberg creation centres a Brooklyn precinct as its eclectic cast of detectives struggle to catch baddies, form relationships, and do their paperwork. While this type of story has been told a million times before, Brooklyn Nine-Nine comes as a fresh reimagining thanks to its perfect cast, its stand-out cold opens, and its fluid story that allows one-episode watchings better than most other shows.

Standing at 41 seasons, these 5 shows are our picks to give you that relaxing and study-free night that you truly deserve.

Let us know if you've seen any of the shows above and if there are any you think we missed out on in the comments section.