Five Binge Worthy Shows That Will Make You Laugh and Cry

Courtesy of Kara Hengesbach, “What to Binge Watch over Holiday Break,”, Dec. 18, 2017

Courtesy of Kara Hengesbach, “What to Binge Watch over Holiday Break,”, Dec. 18, 2017

Bummer. We’re all stuck in our houses and requested not to go out with our friends and not go out to places with a lot of people because of a deadly virus that’s continuously hunting us down. So many of us are stressed and depressed because of what’s happening, and we all need something to occupy our minds. But, most of us have already watched every single show…at least it seems like we’ve watched everything. Have you ever tried stepping out of your comfort zone and watching cartoons or soap operas? The idea may sound a bit bizarre, I mean, were would you begin? Well, my dear friend, let me introduce you to five binge-worthy shows that you can watch in your free time.

1. Adventure Time

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Adventure Time, created by Pendleton Ward, follows the story of a young human boy named Finn and his trusty, magical, talking dog that can stretch, named Jake, as they battle the evils, mostly Ice King, in the Land of Ooo. Yes, I’ve watched this show before, and trust me, there’s more to it than meets the eye. Of course, I can’t spoil it for you because it’s always best to experience those raw emotions without any spoilers.

2. Avatar: The Last Airbender

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ATLA, for short, ran from 2005-2008 and was created by Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko. This show talks about genocide, war, abuse, and loss while still remaining an entertaining kids’ show. You’ll understand the origin of so many memes and relate to characters who have gone through similar experiences as you have gone through. ATLA was apart of the childhood of many teenagers and adults, including myself. The way you look at the world will change completely by watching this show.

3. Umbrella Academy

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This show is currently going it’s third season, with seasons one and two currently on Netflix. It’s based on the Umbrella Academy comics and digs deeper into the lives of six ex-superheroes, who are now emotionally stunted. Interested in shows about dysfunctional families? Then, this show is perfect for you. It’s a great representation to how emotional abuse affects children in different ways depending on the child.

4. Series of Unfortunate Events

Based on the best-selling book series of Lemony Snicket, this show follows the story of three intelligent orphans whose parents have died in a fire and are hunted by the nefarious Count Olaf who’s out for their fortune. Each episode, they discover more and more about their family’s part in the huge plot that involves a mushroom. The show brings the books to life and includes suspense, comedy, and sadness.

5. Moomin Valley

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It’s always nice to watch some soft, wholesome shows, and the 2020 reboot truly brings Tove Jansson’s cute characters to life. Watch Moomintroll and his family and friends go on adventures that are based on the original books. Every episode, Moomintroll learns more about himself and his loved ones and becomes an independent individual, which many of us can relate to. You can even become a fellow Snufkin simp!

All these shows bring out different parts of your personality and help you dig deeper into those aspects. Maybe some of us aren’t interested in wholesome adventures or dysfunctional families, but it’s always nice to try a little bit of everything. If you only watch one genre, and if you’re interested in only one thing, your knowledge and experience will be rigid, stale, and limited. Understanding other people’s likes and dislikes will make you whole and complete. In any case, remember to strive for the impossible and be extraordinary, Knights!