Whether you're just trying to avoid OCR or you need something to validate the idea that there's something even faker out there than the conversations you had during rush, we've compiled a list of the best shows streaming right now.
Best show to talk about at srat Rush: UnREAL (Lifetime)
Starring Constance Zimmer (who also played Dana Gordon, Ari Gold’s love interest in Entourage), UnREAL takes the audience behind the scenes of a dating competition reality show. Filled with drama the audience never sees, skip The Bachelor and avoid being envious of all the girls Ben Higgins is kissing and notice how “unreal” the show may be...
Best show to talk about at frat rush: It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (Netflix)
While winter hasn’t really started yet, avoid noting the irony in the show’s name. The show tells the story of a few friends who own a neighborhood bar in the City of Brotherly Love. The gang is selfish, ignorant, and lazy… UnReality Magazine likes to call it “Seinfeld on crack.”
Best show to watch if you’re not rushing: The Great British Baking Show (Amazon)
While your friends are complaining about walking from house to house in heels and waiting outside before being ushered into the chapter room for a 45–minute chat, find an open kitchen in one of the high rises and learn how to make a delicious treat.
Best show to watch if you’re in CINE285: Project Greenlight (HBO)
The class is all about The Game. Watch Project Greenlight, a documentary that follows first–time filmmakers who are given the opportunity to direct a feature film. You get to watch filmmaking from start to finish, giving your team an upper hand as you get your group assignments this week.
Best show to watch if you’re in CRIM100: Making a Murderer (Netflix)
The new hit show people can't stop talking about. This docu–series premiered on Netflix just as finals were wrapping up. Filmed over ten years, this show tells the story of Steve Avery, a man who served eighteen years in prison for sexual assault. After he was exonerated, he was later accused of the murder of Teresa Halbach. The course analyzes theories and data that predict the whom, where and when of a crime. Reference this show in class as a case study…it actually happened.
Best show to watch if you’re obsessing over Sean Penn’s awful Rolling Stone article about El Chapo: Narcos (Netflix)
Check out Narcos, which tells the true story of the infamous drug kingpin Pablo Escobar.
Best show to watch if you’re in NURS102: Grey’s Anatomy Season 12 (Hulu)
Before the winter premiere kicks off Feb. 11 on ABC, binge–watch your favorite medical drama show that includes a midseason finale leaving the audience hanging.
Best show to watch if you're not doing OCR: Inside Amy Schumer (Amazon)
You don't have to stress about your next coffee chat, so sit back, laugh, and enjoy the creator and star...A–Schu.
Best show to watch if you’re doing OCR: Shark Tank (Hulu)/Workaholics (Hulu)
While you’re not trying to convince the OCR sharks to hire you, think of it as a way of learning how to sell yourself to the companies you’re interviewing at.
Best show to watch if you’re in MKT101: Mad Men (Netflix)
Jon Hamm won the Golden Globe, and Professor Niedermeier continues to reference the show throughout the semester. Now that the series is over, start streaming seasons one to seven on Netflix and treat yourself to a DVD of the final season on Amazon. Consider it a good investment.
Best show to watch if you’re in FNCE100: Billions (Showtime)
While the first show was made available via video on demand on Jan. 1, the series, which stars Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis, premiered Jan. 17. It tells the story of a hedge fund king, Bobby Axelrod, who is stuck in an insider trading case. As you learn about uncertainty and the tradeoff between risk and return, you will already know how high the stakes are when you know too much before you sell high.