March 22, 2014

Joely Mitchell

My favourite uni student perk is undoubtedly the lengthy holidays. It gives you the free time to work, socialise, catch up on sleep and most importantly, watch a copious amount of guilt-free television. Now that my four months of holidays have come to an end, I’m proud to say that I’ve come out the other side a wiser, more intellectual student, in regards to what’s worth watching.

So here’s my list of top five television shows which are 100% worthy of your viewing (when you’re not studying, working or sleeping of course).

1. Pretty Little Liars

This is my favourite American television show. Don’t let the name fool you, it’s not just about the lives of four pretty, rich, spoilt teenage girls (well in a sense it is), it’s also about the mystery surrounding their friend, Allison’s death and the harassment and stalking that follows by unknown ‘A’. The show is currently in the second half of it’s forth season and there are still many unanswered questions. And boys, this is totally not just a chick-flick kind of show, my boyfriend loves it!

2. The Walking Dead

If you’re looking for a manlier show to watch, then the blood, guts and zombies in this will be right up your alley. For a show about a zombie apocalypse, it’s so surprisingly believable that it’s scary. Also in it’s forth season, it’s one of those shows that literally has you on the edge of your seat, stressing and sweating because it’s so intense. There are some characters that will drive you crazy (I’m talking about you Rick), but some that you will love.

3. Game of Thrones

If you haven’t seen the Red Wedding, quite frankly, you haven’t lived. For those of you living under a rock, the Red Wedding was the second last episode of the third season and was in fact so shocking that HBO are now using reaction videos to promote the DVD release. This fantasy series takes a bit of getting used to, the episodes are long, there are a lot of characters and the relations between characters gets confusing, but once you’ve passed this confusing phase, and for me it was a long phase, you’ll love it.

4. American Horror Story

This is the show that I was most skeptical to start, and after a very slow initiation, ended up being that sort of show where you watch all three seasons within a couple of weeks. Each season is unrelated to the previous, although some of the actors star in multiple seasons playing different characters. The first season was based in a haunted house, second a mental asylum and third a witch coven. It is a unique, interesting series, certain to creep you out.

5. Breaking Bad

I am one episode into this series, so I’m recommending this show based on it’s popularity. It’s about a chemistry teacher, diagnosed with cancer who turns to a life of crime, producing and selling crystal meth with a former student in order to sort out his financial future. The series recently ended after it’s fifth season and based on the reaction of viewers, it was a spectacular finish.

– Joely Mitchell

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