Weekend Binge Guide: April 2015

Have the weekend free? Going out is overrated! Binge-watch one of these shows instead:

 

If you want to laugh:

 

Happy Endings

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Probably one of the most underrated shows to have ever aired, Happy Endings, I would argue, also happens to be one the funniest. Its cast features once SNL regular Casey Wilson, and the hilarious Adam Pally (now equally hilarious as Dr. Peter Prentice on The Mindy Project). Happy Endings is, of course, your classic "group of friends living in apartments they can’t possibly afford and hanging out in bars instead of going to work…ever" type of series (um, Friends anyone?). BUT, the cast’s chemistry is so on point, and the laughs are there at every corner. I promise.

 

 

If you want to cry:

 

Chasing Life

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Chasing Life follows the life of 24-year-old April Carver (played by the gorgeous Italia Ricci), an ambitious young journalist, after her diagnosis with leukemia. I think the tear-jerking aspect of the series kind of speaks for itself. Despite the show not being completely depressing (after all, there’s still family drama, romantic liaisons, and jokes scattered here and there), you’ll still definitely want a box of tissues by your side as you binge through this new show, which just finished its first season. Get ready for some crazy cathartic cry sessions. And maybe a few crazy stares from the other patrons of Starbucks...(oh wait, am I the only person who doesn’t watch her weepy shows in the confines of her own house? Oops).

 

 

If you want to scream:

 

Grey's Anatomy

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Blood, and guts, and poles in abdomens, and bombs in bodies. No, what could be scream-worthy about that? Much of Grey’s can (read: probably should) be understandably watched through the holes of a blanket—or better yet, one’s ears because there’s a pillow in front of your face. Because, unlike other medical shows (eg. Scrubs or Hart of Dixie), drama in the operating room is a very common ingredient of most Grey’s episodes (as are untimely blood-squirting-out-of-guts type situations). Basically, get ready to shriek, or at least be incredibly grossed out!

 

 

If you want to think:

 

Lost

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Lost will make you think. Really think. Actually, you’ll be thinking constantly. Because you won’t understand what’s going on, and you’ll have to rack your brain to figure out who’s dead, who’s alive, what realm we’re in, and, most especially, what on earth is going on at any given moment. Don’t let this turn you off though! The series, which follows a group of plane crash survivors trying to live on an "abandoned" island, will have you reeling at every turn. And if you make it to the every end, you’ll even be rewarded by reprieve from all that intense thinking (or at least, Wikipedia can clue you in on what the finale means… not gonna say I had to do this, not gonna say I didn’t).


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Feb 9, 2016 1:58AM EST

Great advice for a long, rainy weekend!

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Apr 9, 2015 2:17PM EDT

Love love love Happy Endings!!

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Apr 19, 2015 7:36PM EDT

Ahhhhh... Lost! Such a wonderful way to get your obsessive on!

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Apr 23, 2015 2:27PM EDT

If you go for Lost you better put a few weekends aside, but an absolutely awesome show to binge watch :) I did this last winter, so I think I will pick.....mmmmmm happy endings or greys anatomy. Mood dependent I think.

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