5 shows to watch on Netflix this spring break

You've finished all of your midterms. You submitted your last paper.  The week is over and spring break is finally here. Whether you are home or on a trip with friends, spring break is the perfect time to catch up on all of your favorite TV shows. Here are five shows to watch on Netflix this spring break.

5. Downton Abbey

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Screenshot by Samantha Costanza/Gavel Media

Downton Abbey is the perfect drama for anyone intrigued by royalty or fascinated by history. The series is set in the United Kingdom, where real historical events are portrayed through the eyes of the Crawley family. While the Crawley family is a fictional aristocratic family, the realness of the history within the drama makes this show so exciting to watch. Downton Abbey has received worldwide recognition, and its popularity shows no sign of declining anytime soon.

4.The Vampire Diaries

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Photo Courtesy of 12_ayushi/Flickr

Sorry men, this one is probably not for you.  I had to include a little something for the girls.  Try not to be too turned off by the Twilight craze, and give this series a chance.  The Vampire Diaries is a great show for anyone looking for a romance with lots of action packed into each episode.  After all, who doesn’t love watching the drama of a love triangle?  Not to mention Damon and Stefan, the two vampire brothers whom Elena is torn between, are major eye candy.

3.Grey’s Anatomy

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Photo Courtesy of DVDSETCOLLECTIONS/Flickr

Let’s be honest, Grey’s Anatomy simply could not be left off this list.  The series premiered in 2005 and nine seasons later, the drama has yet to grow old.  Even though I am no longer a pre-med student, there is something about this medical drama that makes it impossible to turn off.  Some may find the series slightly unrealistic or a bit to dramatic, but personally I think it’s what makes the show so captivating.

2. The Walking Dead

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Screenshot by Samantha Costanza/Gavel Media

If you haven’t heard people talking about The Walking Dead these past few months, it’s likely you’ve been living under a rock. However, don’t panic. By the time you come back from spring break, you will be obsessed with this horror/drama, and join your friends every Sunday at 9pm  for viewing parties. If you like the idea of a show with a zombie apocalypse at its core, this one is for you. But if the thought of blood and guts makes you cringe, I suggest picking a different show on this list.

1. House of Cards

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Screenshot by Samantha Costanza/Gavel Media

This political drama has been all the rage lately, and I was sold after only one episode. House of Cards is a Netflix original series that premiered in early February and features high profile actors such as Kevin Spacey, Kate Mara and Corey Stoll.  Luckily for fans, the entire season is available for viewing. Politics provides the perfect backdrop for a show filled with scandal, sex, lies, and betrayal. Due to an extremely positive response from critics, a second season is already in the making.

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