Five Action Shows To Binge Over Break

Winter break is every college student’s dream come true. Sleeping, adventure, (usually) no class work. It’s the best time of the year. It’s also Christmas and New Years, and the time for revolutions. Winter break is also a time to start and finish some binge-worthy TV shows. Here are my top 5.

1. “Peaky Blinders”

A show starring Cillian Murphy (Batman Trilogy), Sam Neill (“Jurassic Park”) and Tom Hardy (“Mad Max”). It’s a Netflix Original series about a British gang trying to go legit and they have a long bumpy road that causes some major difficulty. It’s a great show that reminds me of “Sons of Anarchy” with Charlie Hunnam and Ron Perlman, except they aren’t motorcycle gangs and it’s based entirely in Europe and it’s in the 1920s.

2. “Luke Cage”

Who doesn’t love attractive people with the heart of gold and who also happens to be invincible? Luke Cage is a great story about a man who was on the wrong side of the tracks but he has turned around and became a superhero, Wolverine style (because it was pretty much the same thing…).

3. “Jessica Jones”

Another Netflix Original about a super awesome heroine who kicks butt and solves crimes. She’s a little rusty around the edges but she’s great to watch!

4. “The Walking Dead”

If you’re not already hooked on this show, please try it. Zombies, attractive people, survival. It has it all. The plot thickens and it’s tastefully suspenseful. Netflix has the first six seasons and the seventh is airing now on AMC.

5. “Gotham”

Super (and not so super) heroes are in and I think I’ve made it clear how much I love them. The DC universe is expanded and given some light on the beginning of Gotham’s worst criminals and the famed vigilante. This show also has attractive people doing awesome things (shooting guns, fighting with their fists, hero stuff). Netflix has seasons one and two and the third is airing now on Fox and streaming on Hulu.

(from my Odyssey Post)

 

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11 Things To Do After Christmas

The holidays are a time to relax, replenish and renew. It’s a time to love your family and love on yourself. But what if you grow tired of the holiday spirit and you miss the school grind (it’s possible). Being bored of your hometown after spending months away at college is completely normal. Having something to do every weekend with your college buddies becomes a routine but winter intersession gets in the way. It’s a welcome break for sure but five weeks is a lot for the ones who enjoy college life. So if your hometown gets boring, check out this list of things to after Christmas.

1. Thank your family

And/or the people who took you in for the holidays. It’s a lot of time, effort and planning to throw a party or a get-together for the family.

2. Get ready for New Year’s

Parties, outfits, fun. New Year’s is celebrating the start of a new chapter in our lives and being with the ones we love to kick 2016 out of here.

3. Get ready for school

No one likes to talk about it but it’s coming back (unless you graduated in the winter, in that case: CONGRATULATIONS). You need to have your textbooks ready (if you’re one of those who actually uses them), you need to have your notebooks (if you’re so inclined), you need to have your winter clothes at the ready but also be prepared for spring/summer weather.

4. Plan spring break

It’s not that far away if you haven’t started planning yet you should probably do that now.

5. Binge five of the greatest action series on Netflix

Check out this link and be prepared to stay up until 6 am watching your next favorite show.

6. Watch Suicide Squad – Extended Cut over 100 times

Not gonna lie, this movie is one of my all-time favorite movies and when I opened it for Christmas I freaked out. So, I’m watching it as I type this and I’ll watch it at least another 30 times before I go back to school.

7. Sleep

Class and work take up the majority of everyone’s time. Sleep now while you can.

8. Eat

Classes get jumbled up and you don’t have time to eat or you don’t have the money to eat. Eat now while someone else is supplying.

9. Spend time with your family

Show them some love and spend some time with them. Sleepovers and meals and just watching TV are quality time with your family. You’ll appreciate it later.

10. Go shopping

A New Year means a new you. A new you means a new wardrobe. Spend your holiday money on something that’ll last a while.

11. Clean your room

Donate the clothes you don’t wear anymore. Throw out the items that don’t bring you joy. The new year is a perfect time to start fresh.

“The Walking Dead” – Why It’s So Addictive

The Walking Dead” is a story about survivors of an epidemic called “Wildfire.” The disease reanimates corpses and wreaks havoc for the people still alive. That’s the basic synopsis of the show. This article contains spoilers for the entire series as of December 11, 2016.

This show isn’t just about flesh eating monsters. The Walking Dead is about hope, trust, and blood. It’s a painful and joyful series to watch. Since season seven premiered in October 2016 it was cruel.

 

 

These characters have been through hell and back multiple times; the original camp – when Rick reunites with his family and it was overrun by the Walkers, Hershel’s farm and it was overrun by the Walkers, the prison – when the worst character to ever live blew it up and made it uninhabitable, Terminus – I understand why the people of Terminus did what they did but still, and as of now Alexandria.

Alexandria has been Heaven for the Atlanta Four and the rest of the team. Rick refuses to let it go even when it’s being overrun by Walkers. When Mrs. Monroe took them in it was a breath of fresh air for everyone watching, of course, we were all skeptical of the civilians inside. How could a large group of people go over a year (approximately 538 days) without dealing with what was right outside of their walls? It worked out anyway.

This series have killed some of our most beloved characters and have threatened to kill more. That’s what draws us in; the fear of not knowing who was getting chopped or bashed. The writers of this show (Frank Darabont, Charlie Adlard, and Robert Kirkland), have us wrapped around their fingers. It’s scary how dependent some of us are on this show. It’s a fun ride, though.

This series shows what the true nature of people is. We want to survive and thrive. The willpower these characters have is admirable. They lose, they fight and then they win. It’s a never ending cycle. The drive of the leaders of The Walking Dead is incredible.

Check out my post on The Odyssey Online.

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