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Five Shows To Binge Over Spring Break

Movie Review | Photo by Jessica Fugett | The Wright State Guardian

TV Shows to binge over break | Photo by Jessica Fugett | The Wright State Guardian

For those staying indoors this spring break, here are some hidden-gems to binge on Hulu, Amazon Prime, Netflix, HBO Max or Disney+. 

“Pen15” (Hulu) 

This hilarious Hulu original series set in the year 2000 follows comedians Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle as they play their angsty, melodramatic middle school selves against a cast of real-life middle schoolers. “Pen15” simultaneously captures early-2000’s nostalgia and the awkwardness of seventh grade across two seasons that will make you laugh, cry and cringe. 

“It’s A Sin” (HBO Max) 

“It’s A Sin” follows the lives of five friends living in London throughout the AIDS epidemic beginning in the 1980s. These friends must navigate love, loss and heartbreak as they cope with the impact AIDS has on their relationships and community in crisis. This beautiful, five-episode miniseries carries special significance in light of the current coronavirus pandemic as well. 

“Schitt’s Creek” (Netflix) 

After the wealthy Rose family suddenly loses everything, their only remaining asset is the small town of Schitt’s Creek, where they must now move and try to start over.  Catherine O’Hara and Eugene Levy star in this hilarious, Emmy-winning series that strikes the perfect balance of heartwarming and ridiculous. Fans of “The Office” are sure to love this off-beat series as well. 

“Wandavision” (Disney+) 

The Marvel Cinematic Universe extends into this Disney+ original series which follows the Avengers’ Wanda and Vision living out romantic suburban lives. Each episode of this series takes on the style of other well-known TV sitcoms, like “Bewitched” and “Malcolm in the Middle,” but it is slowly revealed that not everything in these idealized worlds are as they seem. 

“The Boys” (Amazon Prime Video) 

Superheroes are perceived as popular celebrities with a god-like status, but are their intentions as pure as they seem? The Boys are an underground group set on exposing the dark truth of the superheroes their society praises in this dark comedy series. “The Boys” is a strange combination of violence and fun action that hooks viewers from the very first episode.