By Adebimpe Adenusi
Are you looking for a way to procrastinate? Well, look no further.
After spending all day and night studying for exams or making money at work there’s only one thing left to do! Eat ice cream and binge watch all those shows that you couldn’t while you were losing the will to live. And don’t worry if you were too busy to make that list because we have only gone and done it for you. You can thank us later. Just click on the names of the shows and you’ll be able to see the trailer if you need more convincing!
If you are not watching this show, I already need to help you. How to Get Away with Murder is a drama series where five law students, their professor and her two assistants become entangled in a murder plot that will make you say ‘Damn!’ This show will make you so happy and so angry at the same time because as soon as one crime seems to be solved, BANG! Someone else is dead and you now need to find a way to get your heartbeat to slow down. Again. HTGAWM has such diverse characters and great writing which makes it 10x better. Plus, three words. All the Boys. You have been enlightened.
This show. Yes! It has everything you need if there’s not a specific genre you like. Crazy storylines, action packed mysteries, stupidly cute love stories and family filled comedy. It tells the story of Jane who is a virgin and engaged. Cute, right? Yeah, that’s until a doctor accidentally artificially inseminates her. Oops. Especially oops because the doctor that artificially inseminated her is the sister of Jane’s ex-boyfriend. Yikes. Need I say more? This show is a must watch!
Anyone who has immigrant parents will be able to relate to this show and find it completely hilarious. We follow Eddie Huang and his parents who move to Orlando from Chinatown and try to get used to the new things around them. This show will have you crying with laughter and wanting discover the magical things about your own culture. I’ll get the popcorn ready.
If you’re the kind of person who doesn’t mind breaking into a dance frenzy while watching T.V. then this is a show you should watch. With amazing musical performances and tension filled scenes, this show shows us the lives of CEO of Empire Entertainment, Lucious Lyon and his challenge to decide which one of his three sons will take over his business after he is diagnosed with an incurable disease. Also, his ex-wife the fabulous Cookie Lyon is out of jail and ready to take back what she is owed for taking the fall for the drug money that started the business. This show takes you on a roller coaster of emotions so I would advise you to get in line for the ride.
This show has got to be on your watch list! Seriously, if you haven’t seen an episode you’re missing out. Stranger Things is all about a 12-year-old boy Will who is walking home one day, probably thinking that he was going to go to his house, have a nice glass of warm milk and go to bed. You know, as 12 year olds do. But then, boom! Out of nowhere he is snatched by some freaky mysterious force! This leads to his two best friends going to find him, but first they find a strange little girl with extraordinary powers. Now if that doesn’t sound like a show you would want to watch, I don’t know how to help you.
Blackish is a family show that every POC will be able to identify with. It’s all about Dre who is trying to make sure his kids embrace their black identity in a white world. While being extremely hilarious it talks about serious issues like police brutality and the ‘N’ word and always gives a teaching moment to those watching it. The lovable characters and the funny story lines are definite reasons you should add Blackish to your watch list.
Scream Queens is Mean Girls meets Pretty Little Liars, so if you like any of those you’ll love this! It’s all about the Kappa Kappa Tau sorority which is led by the evil but fabulous witch with a capital B, Chanel Oberlin and her minions. In the show, we rediscover a 20 year old murder mystery and the students being targeted by an evil serial killer who wears the school Red Devil Mascot. Each episode is laugh out loud hilarious and will leave you asking one question… Who is the killer?!
Atlanta is a brand-new show that you should 100% check out! It’s all about Earn who is trying his hardest to be a good father and provide for his daughter while also trying to make his girlfriend see him as more than well… some broke bloke. How does he do this you ask? Well it turns out his cousin is Paper Boi an up and coming rapper, so Earn must convince his cousin to let him become his agent. Atlanta is extremely funny and is way different from any other show that you will watch. The crazy characters and relatable life lessons are enough to make you want to drop everything and watch every episode. Like, right now.
This hilarious Netflix series is all about Kimmy who had been trapped but rescued from an underground bunker where she was a member of a doomsday cult for 15 years. Yup. Kimmy now gets the chance to restart her life in New York City where she meets crazy characters that help her see what the world really is like. This show is extremely funny because, to be honest we all are a little like Kimmy.
Queen Sugar is another amazing new show which is all about three estranged siblings; Nova, a journalist and activist; Charley, the modern women who oversees a basketball star and Ralph a father who is searching for redemption after getting out of jail. They must come together and take over their father’s 800-acre farm after he passes away. This drama series is filled with tension filled scenes and sweet family moments which you just must see. Plus, Kofi Siriboe is in it, need I say more?
Insecure is one of the funniest shows you will see. It’s all about the friendship, love and crazy experiences these two black women Issa and Molly go through. No matter who you are, you’ll be able to relate to the women in the show and who doesn’t want to laugh so hard that they are temporarily unable to breathe?
This British show is hilarious and is all about a shop assistant Tracey who’s Nigerian mum has kept her restricted and very religious. But that’s all over now and Tracey is ready to leave her council estate and explore the world around her. Oh, and especially boys. This show will have you laughing and cringing, always at the same time.
So, there you are! That should keep you procrastinated for as long as necessary. Now, get back to work. Or just put your T.V. on.