Television De-Stress

As teenagers, we always have something to worry about, be it academic work or summer internships. According to Film Threat and Vice, watching television is a great way to relieve stress. Be it drama, sitcoms, romcoms, adventures, musicals or thrillers; the options are endless. Between chapters of revision, monotonous lecture videos, a long stressful day, or if you find yourself scrolling through Netflix for hours and hours figuring out what to watch, here are some shows for you to relieve all that teenage stress and spend some well-deserved “you” time.

1. Ginny and Georgia

The story follows a single mother Ginny, and her two kids Austin and Georgia, moving to Massachusetts to improve their way of life, as a way of starting over. When in Massachusetts, Georgia steals the limelight and Ginny tries to navigate through her new high school but little did she know there were going to be obstacles because after all, behind every new beginning, is a troubled past.

This “Wattpad fantasy”, takes the form of a comedy-drama and is ideally suited for an audience that enjoys comedy dramas or shows such as Never Have I Ever, and Everything Sucks.

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Ginny and Georgia

2. Stranger Things

Hawkins is not just like any other town. It's different, not very safe. As mysteries start seeping into Hawkins’s soil and questions with no logical answers are asked, it becomes a dangerous place to live in. Set in the 1980s, a group of friends, are witnesses of supernatural forces affecting their lives, and they set out to seek answers once and for all, as they crack extraordinary mysteries one after the other. If you enjoy genres such as horror, science fiction and drama or shows such as Locke and Key, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and the Black Mirror, this show is for you.

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A still from Stranger Things Season 1, Episode 3

3. Gilmore Girls

Lorelai is quirky and Rory just wants to do well in her finals. Together they are the perfect mother-daughter pair in Stars Hollow. However, being a single mother isn’t easy and especially with a grandmother like Emily Gilmore. This show explores themes of teen pregnancy, class differences, different types of parents, relationships- romantic and platonic. This show is ideal for you if you’ve previously watched and enjoyed/enjoy shows such as The Fosters, New Girl, Hart of Dixie, and Gossip Girl or if you’re looking to watch something in the comedy-drama genre.

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Lorelai and Rory Gilmore

4. Suits

A young man is ready to risk his entire life for some urgent money (I think we all know what that means), when he ends up with a well-paying job under the best closer in New York, Harvey Specter. Going from bike messenger to law associate overnight reeks of scandal. How long until the secret comes out? What happens next? Which relationships are tested? You might enjoy this show if you enjoy a little bit of legal and drama coming together or if you’ve previously watched and enjoyed shows such as White Collar, The Anatomy of a Scandal, Goliath or How to Get Away With Murder.


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5. Lucifer

The devil has stepped on Earth, after abandoning hell, and runs his own nightclub. When a murder takes place outside his club, Lucifer meets Chloe, a homicide detective, which

stirs compassion and sympathy in the devil’s soul, something he didn’t know he possessed. He takes it upon himself to accompany the head-strong detective everywhere she goes, with hope for his soul. But can the devil also fall in love?

You should give this show a go if you enjoy genres relating to crime, thriller, mystery and urban fantasy or if you’ve watched and enjoyed shows such as The Order, The Arrow, Evil and Supernatural.

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Lucifer season 5 teaser

Be sure to give one of these recommendations a go at your next relaxation session, when you’re having trouble figuring out what to watch or maybe even use this opportunity to get started on that one show you’ve been meaning to get around to!

Authored By: Darshika Jallan

Edited By: Ayra Kamal