Easy-to-watch shows you can squeeze into a study break


TV shows: not the long commitment of a Marvel flick, and more satisfying than a measly 10-minute YouTube video. Each episode is just the right nugget of time to squeeze between arduous study sessions.

So, here's my pick of 5 TV shows worth immersing yourself in when you're not revising. Just beware of binge-watching...


1. Demon Slayer (Kimetsu no Yaiba)

Demon Slayer

Image source: VIZ Media


You might’ve seen it all over Facebook, because this anime is seriously all the hype this year.

Adapted by the mighty Ufotable with breath-taking visuals and an amazing soundtrack, this is a thrilling story about Tanjiro Kamado, who returns home one day to discover his family have all been slaughtered. The sole survivor is his younger sister, who has turned into a demon.

A story of revenge, redemption, and family, this show is a love letter to dark fantasy adventure fans.

Watch on CrunchyRoll.


2. Outlander


Image source: STARZ


A time-travelling romance about a former World War Two nurse (Caitriona Balfe) who gets transported back in time to 18th century Scotland, where she meets the dashing Highland warrior Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan).

Watch if you enjoy historical drama, are curious about British history, and essentially, want to explore the female mind.

Watch on Amazon Prime.


3. Stranger Things

stranger things

Image source: Netflix


Yes, that famous Netflix sci-fi series you've heard all about – and no, it’s not too late to start. Plus, with season three released earlier this year, you’ve got a lot to look forward to.

It’s absolutely thrilling (the suspense!), filled with American 80s culture, and of course, jam-packed with sci-fi elements.

Each episode is 50 minutes’ long; however, there are only 25 episodes in total. Well worth your time.

Watch on Netflix.


4. House M.D.


Image source: FOX


A fast-paced medical show with a ‘legendary’ status (alongside Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, etc.)

Although not very realistic in a medical sense (I’m a medical student), watching the team of doctors problem-solve under pressurised situations is riveting, plus you’ll subconsciously add medical jargon to your lexicon.

Undoubtedly, the star of the show is the heavily sarcastic, misanthropic but brilliant, Gregory House (Hugh Laurie).

There are 177 episodes, each 42 minutes long, so this will definitely last you a while (I advise against a 24-hour binge).

Watch on Amazon Prime.


5. BoJack Horseman


Image source: Netflix


A whimsical animation following the experiences of BoJack, a once-famous horse actor.

More than just a satire of Hollywood culture (there’s lots of it), it’s an exploration of existential anxiety, and what it means to be happy.

Simultaneously hilarious and dramatically poignant; watch if you enjoyed Entourage.

Watch on Netflix.

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