The Trumpet Staff’s List of Binge-Worthy TV Shows and Where to Find Them

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Abigail Sawyer, Editor in Chief/Online Manager

 Due to a national quarantine, most of us have been spending a record amount of time at home. The Trumpet staff knows how boring things can get so we have compiled a list of our favorite binge-worthy shows, and where to watch them!

  1. Breaking Bad – Walter White, a highschool teacher turns into a ruthless criminal to provide for his family after being diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. Find it on Netflix.
  2. Euphoria – This show follows the struggles of American teenagers in a way that we haven’t quite seen before. Watch it onHulu, HBO, or Amazon Prime Video.
  3. The 100 – This dystopian, sci-fi show follows the survival of 100 minors sent to Earth from a space station founded in the midst of a nuclear war years ago. Clarke Griffin, Bellamy Blake, and others fight for the survival of their people against political enemies, “Grounders,” an unpredictable A.I., and nature itself. Watch The 100 on Netflix.
  4. Black Mirror – This is a reworking of “The Twilight Zone” where each episode is a scary stand-alone commenting upon different aspects of modern society. Find it on Netflix.
  5. Adventure Time – This show is a bit of a throwback but it is packed with humor and life lessons not easily forgotten. It follows a boy named Finn and his best friend, a talking dog named Jake, as they battle evil in the land of Ooo. You can watch it on Hulu or for free on the Cartoon Network app.
  6. Phineas and Ferb – This is one of my personal childhood favorites! The show follows the adventures of two boys, Phineas and Ferb, as they make the most out of their summer vacation by inventing amazing contraptions and dealing with their older sister, Candace, as she tries to get them in trouble. It also follows their pet platypus, Perry, who works for a secret, animal agent service as he tries to prevent Dr. Doofenshmirtz from taking control of the Tri-State Area. Watch it on Disney+.
  7. Parks and Recreation – Leslie Knope is an aspiring politician hoping to boost her career by working for Indiana’s Parks and Recreation department. There, she “works” alongside Ron Swanson, a sarcastic liberatarian, Tom Haverford, a selfish entrepreneur, Donna Meagle, a woman of mystery, April Ludgate, an unimpressed intern, Andy Dwyer, an extremely impressed intern, and Jerry Gergich, the butt of everyone’s jokes, while maintaining a close friendship with nurse Ann Perkins. Watch it on Netflix, Hulu, and Youtube TV.
  8. The Witcher – The internet went crazy over this show just a few months ago, and let me say, it’s definitely worth the hype. This show is an adaptation of a video game that was an adaptation of a book series so there is some inconsistency between the versions. If you are new to The Witcher series however, this is a pretty good place to start. This show follows the story lines of a few people. First, it follows Geralt of Rivia, a witcher who travels the lands killing monsters and saving people for coin, and his companion Jaskier, a jolly bard who sings of Geralt’s adventures. It also follows Yennefer, a witch, as she climbs the magical power ladder and attempts to regain what was stolen from her. The main plot follows Princess Cirilla of Cintra as she escapes from the Dark Elves and searches for Geralt, all the while Geralt is avoiding her out of fear of finding his destiny. Watch The Witcher on Netflix.
  9. Outlander Outlander follows the life of Claire Beauchamp as she is transported through time from her life in 1940’s England, to 1740’s Scotland. She must adapt to her new surroundings and protect her new found family from a historical event only she knows will end in disaster, as well as a creepy English general who is dead-set on killing her and everyone she loves. You can find it on Netflix.
  10.  Supernatural – Sam and Dean Winchester hunt supernatural creatures to save the world after the death of Sam’s girlfriend, Jess. (It happens in the first 10 minutes so it’s not a spoiler, I promise.) Along the way, they link up with exiled angel, Castiel, and the literal King of Hell, Crowley, in order to defeat multiple enemies all with the same goal, gaining ultimate control over the entire human race. Watch Supernatural on Netflix.