5 TV Shows Every Girl Needs To Watch Before School Starts

As a university student, one of my well formed habits is binge watching Netflix tv shows. However, all those procrastination filled nights when I should’ve started on my reports have led me to become a somewhat skilled Netflix critic.

I have scoured the endless categories on Netflix and have come up with a list of 5 tv shows every girl needs to watch before school starts. From motivational dramas that are educational, to sappy comedy romance that serve as the perfect distraction, here is my take on the top Netflix TV series every college student should watch:

  1. Gossip Girl

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It’s THE original drama show that left a legacy and taught every girl the basics of how to survive school and college life through the eyes of the rich and glamorous. We lived vicariously through Blair Waldorf and Serena Van Der Woodsen, the two girls who seemingly had it all as they weaved their way among the high society of New York. And although the lavish parties, designer clothes and explicit romance can seem at times incomprehensible to us, it’s a perfect show to immerse yourself in as you get swept away by the drama and scandals of Manhattans elite.

2. Babylon Berlin

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A German crime-drama fuelled television show that has all the makings for an addictive watch, Babylon Berlin take place in 1929 Berlin during the Weimar Republic. If you love history, then you’ll love this series as it is full of secret missions, winding mysteries and BDSM sex clubs. What’s not to love?

3. Riverdale

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Riverdale has quickly become the new ‘it’ show on Netflix and for good reasons too. There’s murder mystery, drama and exclusive love triangles, all in a town that’s seemingly drenched in darkness and evil. And of course, you can’t forget the over the top character’s and seemingly melo-dramatic scenarios that sometimes make it seem like Riverdale is a parody rather than a drama. I mean, how many times can the gorgeous Archie save the day along with best friends Veronica, Betty and Jughead save the town from the perils of a monster? All in all, it’s an addictive feel-good watch that’s super entertaining to watch after a long day of work.

4. You

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You is a modern drama show that is perfect for all you gals out there that love a good psychological thriller. It’s a modern day love story gone wrong of a psycho stalker who becomes infatuated over a girl he met briefly at a bookstore and would kill (literally) for her attention and mutual adoration. It also makes you think twice about how open you are on social media and what you share online. I’ve actually written a full review on the show as well as my final thoughts, so you can read more about what it here:

5. Orange Is The New Black

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If you’re looking for a fun fuelled show packed with sarcasm, witty remarks and black humour, then check out the Netflix Original, Orange is the New Black. From prison dramas to eccentric women who bare it all, this tv series encompasses friendship and urgent plot lines all from a diverse all women cast.

So there you have it, a complete list to entertain your final days of the holidays before it’s crunch time. Let me know what you think of these Netflix tv shows and what YOUR 5 must have series to stream before school starts!