Netflix and Chill Binge

By Michael Malaychuk

It’s important to be prepared for the hours of free time that lie ahead of you with winter break around the corner. Obviously, one of the best and cheapest ways to pass time is by watching Netflix. If you’re looking for titles to binge-watch over break, here are a few suggestions:

“Master of None”

“Master of None” is comedian Aziz Ansari’s first original sitcom. The show reminds me of a modern-day “Seinfeld,” as Ansari finds himself in several entertaining and suspenseful real-life situations. The show is hilarious, and perfectly captures what it’s like to live in America in 2015. It also focuses on more serious issues, such as discrimination Ansari has faced in his acting career and his relationship with his immigrant parents.

Marvel’s “Jessica Jones”

Netflix’s critically acclaimed and newest original series stars Krysten Ritter (Jane from “Breaking Bad”) as Jessica Jones, a former superhero who opens her own detective agency while looking to rebuild her life as a private investigator.

“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”

This one doesn’t need any explaining. “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” is a classic comedic sitcom. The dry, crude humor never gets old. Throw on a few episodes and grab your favorite snack if you’re looking for some cheap, quick laughs.


“Narcos” is a crime drama series that portrays the life of Pablo Escobar and his drug cartel. It follows the spread of cocaine in Miami in the 1980s and how the cartel smuggled drugs in from Colombia. “Narcos” is intense, graphic and not for the faint of heart.

“Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp”

This prequel to the 2001 romantic comedy has a star-studded cast including Elizabeth Banks, Bradley Cooper, Amy Poehler and more. The eight-episode series follows the dysfunctional summer camp and its quirky group of counselors. If you’re into fun, quirky humor, then you can’t miss “Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp.”


“Friends” made headlines at the beginning of the year when Netflix made all 10 of its seasons available. If you haven’t finished all 86 hours of Rachel, Monica, Ross, Joey, Phoebe and Chandler by now, “Friends” is a great choice to binge-watch over break.