10 shows to binge watch this fall

1. Gilmore Girls
With the reboot T-minus 86 days away, this is a must-watch on Netflix. This 90 minute, four part series comes nine years after the series finale. The seven-season show follows Lorelai and Rory Gilmore and their unlikely mother-daughter friendship through the ups and downs of life, which includes estranged family, dating, high school, college and adult life.

2. Stranger Things
Since its release on July 15th, this sci-fi thriller has captivated audiences. Winona Ryder lends her acting skills as Joyce Byers, whose 12-year-old son vanishes under mysterious circumstances. The frantic and determined mother enlists the help of the local authorities to find the boy, and what they find is nothing short of The Goonies, The Fly and Changling all rolled into one.

3. American Horror Story
If you haven’t heard, unlike past years, Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk are not releasing the theme of the upcoming sixth season of the horror-filled anthology. Many believe that the season will revolve around the lost colony of Roanoke and Lady Gaga will be playing an evil fairy. Whatever the theme may be, show followers will be sure to delight in this new gruesome series that promises to bring back the horror that was present in the show’s earlier years.

4. How To Get Away With Murder
As undergrads, graduate school is something that some of us consider. We think about the classes, papers, money, but murder is something you wouldn’t expect. However, when you are in Annalise Keating’s class, it is part of the lesson plan. Prepare to get sucked into the world of criminal defense law and try to be two steps ahead.

5. Scandal
Delayed until early 2017 due to Kerry Washington’s pregnancy, there’s enough time to binge on all five seasons. Olivia Pope, a former media consultant to the president, opens up her own crisis-management firm, but is she able to leave the past behind?

6. Once Upon A Time
If you watch this show, prepare yourself for all the twists and turns that you will experience in this fantastical drama that encompasses Disney, Wizard of Oz, Victorian literature and Greek mythology characters. As you can guess, there is a lot going on in this show, so if you do choose to watch this show, binge watch it with serious intent because if you take a break or don’t give your complete undivided attention to this ABC series, you will be lost in the enchanted forest.

7. New Girl
“Who’s that girl? It’s Jess!” By the third episode, you will be singing the opening credits, just waiting to see what the zany Jess and her band of three male roommates do next. From playing True American to comforting one another when love has got them down, these friends are total squad goals.

8. Arrow
Not only is the movie industry on a superhero kick, but so is primetime television. After being stranded on an island for five years, playboy billionaire, Oliver Queen, returns home. During the day he is presumably the same man he was pre-shipwreck, but at night, he dons his vigilante alter-ego, The Hood aka The Arrow aka Green Arrow.

9. Empire
Empire is all the grit, hard work, betrayal and drama that we all suspect actually goes down in the music industry. Follow Lucious Lyon and his family as they strive to dominate the hip-hop industry by any means necessary.

10. Game of Thrones
This winner of 26 Emmy Awards will not come back to HBO until spring 2017, but trust me, with six action/dramatic/fantastical seasons, you are going to need all of that time to watch the show, as well as recover from such devastating massacres, such as the infamous Red Wedding. The multiple perspectives will have you picking sides, but also praying for their lives because no one is safe in the Game of Thrones.

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