The worst part about finals: the requirement that you stop binge-watching Netflix and actually get some studying done. But, if you make it through the next two weeks, the pay-out can be great. Below are 12 different shows that can be binge-watched in 24 hours or less. If you finish finals early, you can celebrate by having your own 12 days of Christmas leading up to Christmas Eve.
On the twelve days of Netflix, my subscription gave to me:
Twelve houses changing
“Fixer Upper” (9 hours, 19 minutes): This is one of the most realistic HGTV you’ll ever see. The main couple buys inexpensive homes and then transforms them without breaking the bank and still following the customer’s style.
Eleven gangsters fighting
“Lilyhammer” (18 hours): The main man narks on the mafia and tries to hide in Norway.
Ten stalkers creeping
“The Fall” (11 hours, 20 minutes): This follows the life of a serial killer. That serial killer happens to be played by Jaime Dornan (from “50 Shades of Grey”), so it is alluring in more ways than one.
Nine ladies advancing
“Madam Secretary” (15 hours, 45 minutes): This drama shows a female Secretary of State being a badass in her dealings with deception, politics and plots.
Eight maids backstabbing
“Don’t Trust the B in Apt. 23” (9 hours, 32 minutes): Though cancelled now, Netflix still has the first seasons of this light-hearted story of a Midwestern girl trying to make it in New York after she moves in with the B in Apt. 23.
Seven worlds colliding
“Planet Earth” (9 hours) and “Cosmos” (9 hours): While “Cosmos” covers the world and its formation and creation, “Planet Earth” tells us about the intricate workings of the earth we now inhabit.
Six hours of laughing
“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” (5 hours, 25 minutes): Rated one of the top comedies of the year, this show has solid acting that is bound to keep you rolling.
“Scrotal Recall” (2 hours, 24 minutes): Dylan has to contact all of his former partners after he contracts chlamydia. Helped by two friends, he must dig up and relive past flings in this season of funny yet touching encounters.
Four British nerds
“The Inbetweeners” (9 hours, 30 minutes): This British comedy tracks the awkward years of four guys attending private school in England. Though some the lingo is British, the awkwardness is something we can all relate to.
Three best friends
“New Girl” (25 hours, 12 minutes): Though this series is over the 24-hour mark, it is one of the few shows that has ever had me laughing out loud while watching. Zooey Deschanel is hilarious, and you will immediately start falling in love with the storyline and the characters.
Two types of love
“Grace and Frankie” (6 hours, 30 minutes): Both women find out that their husbands are gay and leaving them to be together, so Grace and Frankie band together to sort through their mutual post mid-life crises.
And some cute guys with a new-born baby
“Baby Daddy” (23 hours, 27 minutes): This short comedy series follows the life of Ben, who finds out he is a dad when an ex drops a baby girl off on his doorstep. He and his two roommates, their friend and his mother work together to raise the baby while encountering all sorts of crazy shenanigans.