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Five shows to binge-watch over Spring Break


If a crazy spring break trip isn’t in your future and you’re stuck in Tucson for the week, don’t worry. Grab a cup of coffee (or three) and settle in for the best binge-watch of your life. Here are five shows you can spend days watching and forget who you are by the end of it.


“Parks and Recreation”

“Parks and Recreation” is a happy workplace comedy that centers on the adventures of Leslie Knope as she tries to make her town a better place to live. Travel to Pawnee, Indiana and meet characters like Ann Perkins, Tom Haverford and the one-of-a-kind Ron Swanson as they go about their daily lives at the Parks and Rec department. For only five hours a day, you can power through the series and have plenty of things to talk about when school starts up again.

7 seasons, 122 episodes

122 episodes ÷ 9 days = 13.56 episodes per day


“Gilmore Girls”

Have you ever thought to yourself, “life is too stressful, I wish it were still 2005?” If so, “Gilmore Girls” is the show for you. The show follows mother and daughter Lorelai and Rory Gilmore as they journey together through life, love, school, work and everything in between. The supporting characters in the small town of Stars Hollow are entertaining and eclectic, and it’s always fun to see what will happen next. “Gilmore Girls” is a feel-good show, and after seeing how close Lorelai and Rory are, you’ll be rushing to call your own mother. Binge-watch all seven seasons over spring break to prepare yourself for the new Netflix original, “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life.”

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If you watch 17 episodes a day, you’ll be on track to finish by the end of the week.

7 seasons, 153 episodes

153 episodes ÷ 9 days = 17 episodes per day



“Supernatural”—the show that never dies. This show started in 2005 and is still going strong on its 12th season. Tune in to see brothers Sam and Dean Winchester travel the country killing ghosts, demons, vampires and everything else that goes bump in the night. Starting in season 4, the angel Castiel joins the crew and learns what it means to fall in love with humanity and be a human himself. If you’ve got 20 hours free every day, you can make it through all of “Supernatural” in a little over a week. Seasons 1-11 are available on Netflix, and the 14 most recent episodes are on the CW’s website.

12 seasons, 255 episodes

255 episodes ÷ 9 days = 28.3 episodes per day


“Jane the Virgin”

Looking for a funny and dramatic show with twists around every corner? “Jane the Virgin” is the show for you. It’s modeled after the telenovela style, and just when you think the drama has finally settled down, there’s more. When Jane accidentally gets pregnant, she becomes part of a complicated love triangle between Michael, her boyfriend and Rafael, her baby’s father. Who will Jane end up with? What will happen next? You’ll be on the edge of your seat the entire time. Seasons one and two are on Netflix, and season three is on the CW’s website.

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3 seasons, 57 episodes

57 episodes ÷ 9 days = 6.33 episodes per day


Marvel Trio 

Netflix’s original series of Marvel shows is perfect for any superhero fan. Watch blind superhero Daredevil struggle with his identity and his conscious as he fights to protect Hell’s Kitchen. Jessica Jones must face her fears to save her friends and her city from a dangerous threat. Luke Cage struggles to keep his neighborhood safe and protect the people he loves. All three combine into a great marathon of superheroes with lots of fighting and action to keep anyone entertained. 


2 seasons, 26 episodes

“Jessica Jones”
1 season, 13 episodes
“Luke Cage”
1 season, 13 episodes
 26 + 13 + 13 = 52 episodes
52 episodes ÷ 9 days = 5.78 episodes per day

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