10 TV Shows to Stress-Binge Watch ASAP

Some people stress eat. Some people stress watch. Personally, I do both.
Honestly, around exam time I end up watching so much stuff on Netflix. I think it just helps me escape when I’m feeling a little stressed out. A TV programme should do 3 things for effective stress binging:

 1) It needs to let you escape from the stress.

It needs to take your mind off of the work that you should be doing.  

2) It should have a ‘dip in and out’ kind of style to it.
It should be something fairly lax. Something that you can watch an episode of without getting so invested that you have to binge watch the whole season (although you can if you want to). Or something that you could watch an episode of without having to watch all 13-seasons before it.    

3) Episodes should be short.
Obviously, if you’re stressed out, there are things you’re meant to be doing other than watching TV. Not doing those things is only going to stress you more. So, episodes should be short, about 20 minutes long. 20 minutes is enough time for a break, but not too much time that you’ll waste 5 hours just watching a few episodes.

Just in case you still don't know what to stress binge, I've got 10 programmes that you should probably watch even if you're not stress binging.

Peep Show

-       The two dysfunctional friends are strangely relatable.

Fresh Prince of Bel Air (seasons 1-3)

-       This show is brilliant as the episodes don’t really follow on from each other, 10/10 dip in and out of ability. Side bonus: you will be able to learn the “Fresh Prince of Bel Air” rap and impress all your friends at parties after watching it.

 Absolutely Fabulous

       The show your mum tells you to watch. You probably should. It is hilarious. It is a British sit-com          classic that you kind of have to watch at some point.
        ++ The theme tune is very catchy.

 The IT Crowd

-           I thought I would explain this show with a few of my favourite quotes:
o   Hello, IT. Have you tried turning it off and on again?
o   I've fallen to the communists!
o   I came here to drink milk and kick ass... and I've just finished my milk.
o   Hello, I'd like to order a pizza please (giggles to himself)... and can I have it with extra grapes? (giggles even more)
o   Prepare to put mustard on those words, for you will soon be consuming them along with this slice of humble pie, that comes direct from the oven of shame, set at gas mark 'egg on your face'.

Futurama/Simpsons/Rick and Morty

-           Cartoons are great because you don’t get emotionally invested.

The Mighty Boosh

-             This show is ridiculous, but you’ll love it. There is no way that you can watch this show and not be     thoroughly amused. It is the contrast between Vince Noir and Howard Moon that make the whole    show. You’ll probably strongly identify with one of them, like on a spiritual level. I’m a Howard at heart but pretend to be a Vince.

Gavin and Stacey

Actually my favourite TV show ever.

Bad Education

-       If you like Jack Whitehall but have already watched Fresh Meat 5 times over, try this.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine

-       My most recent stress-binged series. The beauty of this show is the clash of personalities within the team of the detectives, that is how the humour is made. There will be at least one character you will fall in love with (Holt <3).

The Thick of It

  Malcolm Tucker is what I wanted Peter Calpaldi’s doctor to be like

You're welcome, enjoy.