Brandon Cone

Our most recent spats of winter weather have disrupted nearly every facet of our lives. 

So what is one to do when advised to not travel on ice-covered roadways?

Well, here at the Harrison Daily Times we are big fans of Netflix.

And who isn’t?

Netflix has changed the way society ingests its entertainment.

The media streaming service puts thousands of movies and television shows at our fingertips, offering them commercial-free, allowing for hours on end of uninterrupted binge-watching.

Many people now prefer to watch entire runs of television shows in one sitting.

Netflix has caught on to that and began producing its own television shows, which it releases a season at a time, encouraging people to watch 10-13 episodes at a time.

So, when given the opportunity to waste a whole day or weekend on Netflix, what should you watch?

Saying that Netflix has something for everyone, is no exaggeration.

One of my co-workers signed up for Netflix for the first time earlier this week, and said he spent an hour just looking through the catalogue.

So, where to start?

Well, as I said earlier, Netflix does produce its own shows, so if you want to watch something wholly-original, that’s a good place to start.

The two most praised Netflix original series thus far are “House of Cards” and “Orange is the New Black.” 

The former stars Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright navigating the treacherous landscape of politics in Washington D.C. The latter takes a look at life inside a women’s prison.

Or maybe you want to get caught up on one of the hot shows currently on television. “The Walking Dead,” “Bates Motel,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Sherlock,” “Doctor Who” and “Blue Bloods” are just a few of the shows that have all but the season currently being showing on network television currently available to stream.

Or maybe you want to see a show that has already ended that you just never got the chance to watch while it was in its heyday.

“Breaking Bad” is the obvious choice. It was one of the most critically acclaimed dramas in quite some time, so if you haven’t watched it, here’s your chance.

Or maybe comedy is more your speed. All but the most recent season of the recently concluded “Parks and Recreation” is available for streaming. As is the entire run of “How I Met Your Mother” and “Arrested Development.” The latter of which even includes a final season exclusive to Netflix.

Or how about science fiction? Every “Star Trek” show is available for viewing as well as another lauded drama, “Battlestar Galactica” and the cult favorite, “Firefly.”

Maybe you just feel nostalgic.

TV classics such as “Cheers,” “Fraiser,” “Friends,” “M.A.S.H.,” “Saved By the Bell,” “The West Wing” and “Scrubs” are all part of the library as well. 

You can’t go wrong with the tried and true favorites, which are just as fun to watch now as they were when they first aired.

Hopefully, winter weather is behind us with spring just around the corner, but if not, some of these television shows will help pass the snow-covered hours.

Happy viewing!

 

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