Best Shows to Binge Watch


Saish Satyal, Editor

There is no better way to celebrate the beginning of a new school year, filled with potential memories and learning experiences, than giving you a list of shows to binge watch as you ignore both of those simultaneously! The Cistercian Informer does not in any way endorse behavior that is in any way adverse to the integrity of your schoolwork. Please binge responsibly.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine: At the top of the list is Brooklyn Nine-Nine. It’s a hilarious show on NBC and Hulu that is full of great humor. The show starts with Brooklyn’s 99th precinct being put under the command of the serious Captain Holt. It’s got an extremely diverse and relatable cast with unforgettable characters like Charles Boyle and Gina Linetti. Every character interacts with each other in a different way and you’re able to see the characters and their relationships grow.

Psych: After Brooklyn Nine-Nine, my list doesn’t have an order, but if it did, Psych would be pretty high up there. The show revolves around an extremely observant man named Shawn Spencer who pretends to be a psychic to solve crimes. He and his childhood best friend, Burton Guster (AKA Ghee Buttersnaps), open up a private psychic detective agency together and solve crimes. That’s really just the show, but there’s a good reason that it ran for nine seasons and had two movies. Once again, the interactions between all of the characters are what make the show great. Shawn and Gus still act like children, even in the face of grave danger. Their playful interactions and their collisions with the Santa Barbara PD are what take this show to the next level. It’s on Amazon Prime and it’s a great watch.

The Office: No binge watching list would be complete without The Office. However, given the fact that it’s so popular, I feel no need to describe it. Frankly, I think you should watch the other shows on this list since you’ve probably already watched this 15 times.

Parks and Recreation: Refer to the description above.

Good Omens: This show only has six episodes, so it’s a rather quick binge watch, but it’s absolutely worth it. It follows the story of Crowley the demon and Aziraphale the angel as they try to stop Armageddon from happening and ending the world. Their friendship is peculiar, but it’s amusing to watch these polar opposites grow closer and closer together. Sure, it’s got a great plot and very fun and eccentric characters, but Crowley and Aziraphale are the heart and soul of the show. The rest of the show is good too, but if I had to give only one reason to watch it, I would say that it’s them. This show is on Amazon Prime and it’s completely worth the 6 hours that I took out of my day to watch it.

Phineas and Ferb: No, this isn’t a joke. Phineas and Ferb is honestly a good show and it’s perfect for weary high schoolers and small middle schoolers. Everyone needs to feel good at the end of the day and watching Phineas and Ferb does just that. Everything about that show brings out your inner child and it’s great to watch 5 episodes of it after a long day, just to relax. Almost everything about the show is completely ridiculous, from the crime-fighting platypus to Phineas and Ferb’s inventions, and not to mention their mom always missing their antics by a few seconds (but honestly, that’s the best part). It makes you throw your cynicism out of the window and allows you to remember a time when everything was so much simpler and easier. If you don’t have any nostalgic memories associated with it, you can make them this school year. You can find this on Disney+ in November.