TV Shows to Watch Based on Your Interests


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Janine Jones, Copy Editor

The world is full of streaming services loaded with both acquired and original content. The real problems are picking a service and settling on something to watch. We’ve all had those moments where we spend more time searching for something to watch, then we end up not really having time to watch it because we took too long to choose something.

Have no fear, these are some recommended shows for your preferred tastes and interests.

If you typically like your shows lighthearted and full of laughs try:

Bob’s Burgers: An animated sitcom that on FOX about a cook, Bob Belcher, who runs his burger joint with his wife, Linda, and three children Tina, Gene, and Louise. Be forewarned, if you have an aversion to joy and catchy songs and phrases, this show isn’t for you.

The Santa Clarita Diet: A new Netflix original starring Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant as Sheila and Joel, a married couple and realtors from Santa Clarita, CA. They along with their teenaged daughter have to try and deal with Sheila’s transformation into a zombie that brings them to do some pretty drastic things. The neighbor kid, Eric is one of the best parts of the show.

New Girl: A quirky comedy on FOX about life, love, career, and friendships while living with roommates in a loft in Los Angeles. This show will have you in stitches with the amount of comedic genius that each of the characters display.

For those who like history and live for drama try:

Frontier: A new Netflix original starring the beautiful, Jason Momoa, who plays Declan Harp, a half- Irish half-Native American fur trader, that betrays his former employers and goes “rogue” by stealing from them and killing some of their men. It’s an interesting story that centers around settlers and fur trading in Canada during the 1700s.

Reign: A fictional retelling on The CW about Mary, Queen of Scots and her struggles with her duties as queen to both France and Scotland. She also has to deal with her power hungry cousin, Queen Elizabeth in England who is trying to conquer Scotland. There’s love, death, extravagant parties and delightful accents – what more could you need?

Marco Polo: A Netflix original series that centers around the early years of Marco Polo in the court of Kublai Khan of the Mongol Empire. It’s an extremely dramatic show that some weird stuff going on, but you get hooked in. The show was cancelled after two seasons, but is still worth a watch.

For those who love a good mystery try:

Quantico: A drama on ABC about young government agents as they go through training at Quantico to become specialized FBI agents. The main character is Alex Parrish, who becomes the prime suspect of a terrorist attack on Grand Central Terminal, but believes she is being framed by one of her classmates. The show has been described as Grey’s Anatomy meets Homeland, and is the kind of show that gets your heart pumping.

Bones: A drama on FOX that follows leading forensic anthropologist and author, Dr. Temperance Brennan, who also goes by ‘Bones’ and is partnered with FBI agent, Seeley Booth. The show has a healthy mix of science and love between several characters on the show. The show is currently in its twelfth and final season, but you can binge it all on Netflix.

Bates Motel: This series is meant to be a prequel to Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho, set in modern times. The show airs on A&E and portrays the lives of Norma and Norman Bates who move to White Pine Bay and run a motel together. It is a psychological horror that is currently in its fifth and final season where Rihanna has a recurring role.