TV Series to Binge to Avoid Revision

Exams are almost here, and since you are probably procrastinating instead of studying, you should use your precious time to discover some binge-worthy TV shows to keep you busy. So here are five great TV shows that will occupy your mind and prevent it from worrying about exams.

Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G

This true-crime drama, whose last episode is yet to be released, explores the mysterious deaths of the two iconic rappers, Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls. The captivating story mainly focuses on the investigation, more than on the life of the rappers who eventually became casualties in the Nineties’ East Coast/West Coast rap feud. But, it still brings to light how the murder of the men could go unresolved, even when they were two of the most iconic artists in the United States. And, if you really like true crime tales and Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G was not enough, you can also binge watch The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story, or Manhunt : Una Bomber

Lost in Space

This remake of a 1960’s U.S TV show was just recently released by Netflix, and tells the story of a dysfunctional family having to survive in a hostile planet, after crashing there en route to establishing a colony. This reboot has gripping special effects which massively overshadow the original, and retains the original’s great cliffhangers. This TV series may fly below the raider but is packed full of nail-biting action.

Money Heist

Also known as La Casa del Papel, this addicting Netflix original series is about robbers attempting to assault la Fábrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre, the Spanish Mint. This adrenaline-pumping show will make you love the bad guys, reminiscent of genre classic Ocean’s Eleven. Once you start, you’ll always crave another episode.

The Americans

The sixth and final season of the show was released in May, ending the hugely intense TV series. The Americans combines the spy thriller genre with period drama, with a familial conflict woven through. Set in the early 1980’s, in the middle of the Cold Car, the story follows two Soviet KGB agents posing as an average suburban couple in Washington D.C with their two children. This TV-version of a page-turner will keep you hooked for the whole 75 episodes, just enough to derail your next two weeks of studying.

Killing Eve

This will be the choice of any reasonable TV show amateur. With only three episodes released so far, and one new episode coming out each week, Killing Eve is a great way to get your TV fix without being tempted to directly watch the next episode. The plot revolves around two women, one desk-bound MI5 agent and one sociopath assassin, and their growing obsession with each other. The few episodes already released are enough to know that this drama television series will be one of the bests of 2018. It is all in on captivating, intriguing, and funny, and feminist. There is no doubt, you won’t be disappointed.


Zoé Renaudin

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