Four shows to binge watch over Thanksgiving break

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Thanksgiving is the holiday that brings families close and the dinner plates even closer. This holiday break, there will be plenty of time to kick back, relax and continue piling your grandmother’s traditional stuffing on the plate.

As the country combats the pandemic, student celebrations at Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University will be extremely different this year. However, with time away from class, it is the perfect time to enjoy the trending TV shows on your favorite streaming services. Here is what some Rattlers recommend watching during this holiday break.

“Game of Thrones”

This multi-Golden Globe and Primetime Emmy award winning fantasy drama became one of the most beloved television series of the century. Before its dismissal in 2019, the hit drama flick gave audiences over 70+ episodes in eight thrilling seasons.

Sam Oliver, a junior criminal justice major, has binge watched the entire series since its finale late last year.

“It’s a story about nine powerful families seeking for control and triumph in a mythical land,” Oliver said. “I recommend it if you enjoy a really good plot and action scenes.”

“Game of Thrones” is available to stream on HBO.

“Orange is the New Black”

Taylor Schilling stars as Piper Chapman, the rambunctious character who is serving a year-and-a-half long prison sentence for an encounter with illegal drug money. The story is based on the real experiences of Piper Kerman, who published a memoir in 2010 of the same name.

Jordyn Bowers, senior psychology major, has been watching the show since it aired on Netflix in 2013 and has an interest in shows with a realistic spin.

“It’s based on a true story, which makes it really intriguing,” Bowers said.

“Orange is the New Black” is available to stream on Netflix.

“The Office”

In 2011, this fan-favorite show was nominated for Best Comedy Series and Best Actor in a Comedy Series. This show presents comical jokes, as it mocks the day-to-day function of an American office life.

Senior psychology student, Jovan Childress, describes the show as one of the all-time greatest shows ever made.

“With talented actors such as B.J. Novak, Steve Carell and Craig Robinson, this is a series the entire family will enjoy,” Childress said.

Childress added that he admires “The Office” for having interesting characters whose personalities often clash with each other.

“The Office” is available to stream on Netflix.

“Grey’s Anatomy”

Highest rated drama, “Grey’s Anatomy” has won numerous awards. In 2012, the TV series exceeded expectations placing fifth all-time in highest revenue for a drama. It is easy to see why a majority of FAMU students chose the show.

Jordan Burney, a junior music major, said that although he is a music student, the show slightly inspired him to pursue a career in the medical field.

He explains, “I wanted to be an orthopedic surgeon, which is one of the reasons why I love this show,” Burney said. “It’s a genuine way to highlight the importance of nurses and doctors. Outside of the drama it portrays, the compassion the medical staff show to the patients. It is smiled upon because they put their professional domains in front of their personal lives.”

“Grey’s Anatomy” is available to stream on Netflix.

While you’re channel surfing this holiday break, catch up on a new show or rewatch an old series. Staying indoors is the best way to protect yourself over the holidays, and you’ll benefit by getting time to relax.