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7 WEB SERIES TO BINGE-WATCH THIS SUMMER

6 months ago / by SYNA MEHRA

A summer break is not a vacation unless you binge watch some web series! May it be a series on a flight, or doing an all- nighter at home with some snacks, binge- watching is always fun.

I have binge-watched numerous series on Netflix (not a word to my parents, please). My favorites are “Alexa and Katie,” “Greenhouse Academy,” “Backstage,” “Go! Live Your Way,” “Stranger Things,” “Designated Survivor” and “The Vampire Diaries.” I will provide you with a taste of each of these so that you can pick the genre you like the most. We all know selecting what to watch is frustrating, and takes the most time.

Alexa and Katie

Alexa and Katie is an emotional sitcom. The plot revolves around two best friends, one of whom is suffering from cancer. Katie is a faithful friend to Alexa, who has the terminal disease. Don’t we all want a Katie in our lives?

Go! Live Your Way

In the musical and inspiring genre, we have “Go! Live Your Way.” Mía gets a scholarship to an elite school
of arts where she makes close friends but clashes with the owner’s daughter. Jealousy pervades through this show. “Go! Live Your Way” is a realistic portrayal of life in an art school. Boys and girls getting demoralized after being insulted for their work, compete with one another and get fed up hearing biased opinions. This show teaches you to keep going and never get affected by what people say. It is a must-watch and a very inspiring Argentinian show.

Fuller House

Fuller House is a sequel to “Full House,” which is not on Netflix anymore. It is about D.J. Tanner-Fuller, a veterinarian and widowed mother of three sons, whose sister Stephanie and best friend Kimmy – along with her teenage daughter – live together at the Tanners’ childhood home in San Francisco, California. It is a feel good sitcom to lift your mood if you’re feeling low. The show had a tragic loss when the actor who played DJ’s father, Bob Saget, died early this year.

The Greenhouse Academy

This is a web series in which you would die to know what happens next as shocking truths unravel in each episode. The Greenhouse Academy has two rival

groups, the Ravens and the Eagles. The dean gives
them challenges to keep up their rivalry- until they are confronted with a bad accident and Ravens and Eagles address the matter together in a secret investigation to make the dean realize the importance of teamwork. The suspense keeps you up all night. Trust me, you’ll finish the two seasons within two days.

Designated Survivor

On the night of the State Of The Union, an explosion destroys the Capitol Building, killing the President
and everyone in the line of succession except for Thomas Kirkman, the secretary of urban and housing development who had been named the designated survivor. Thomas is immediately sworn in, unaware that the attack is just the beginning of what is to come. He faces many challenges and struggles to balance his political aspirations with the challenge of being seen as a legitimate president. In each season a new problem needs to be solved. It is an interesting show that will keep you on the edge of your couch.

Stranger Things

SERIES

Stranger Things is set in the early 1980s in the fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana. The nearby Hawkins National Laboratory ostensibly performs scientific research for the United States Energy Department but secretly does experiments into the paranormal and supernatural, including those that involve human test subjects. Inadvertently, the researchers have created a portal to an alternate dimension, “The Upside Down.” The Upside Down influences the unknowing residents of Hawkins in calamitous ways. A professor working for the Energy Department test some supernatural powers using his own daughter. The creatures from the Upside Down soon escape it and cause serious damage to the town and abduct a lot of people. This sci-fi web series could appeal to horror fans as well.

The Vampire Diaries

Set in Mystic Falls, Virginia, this book-based fantasy TV show revolves around a love triangle formed between two vampire brothers, Stefan and Damon Salvatore, and a human, Elena Gilbert. Gilbert, who has lost her parents in a car accident, is too grief-stricken and finding it hard to find happiness with the lies her loved ones tell her. In each season, new problems,

new people and new discoveries about the original vampires and vampire hunters are unraveled. The show revolves around supernatural creatures such as werewolves, witches, vampires and sirens. Caroline Forbes and Bonnie Bennet, Gilbert’s best friends, also play important roles in the series, as does her brother Jeremy. Damon Salvatore is emotionless while Stefan tries his best to never be mean or angry. This suspenseful show is worth binge-watching! It is my favorite one, too.

I hope you all have fun binge-watching these shows ‘cause I sure did! Wish you all happy, stress-free and enjoyable summer holidays!