Student LifeWord On The Street

Word on the Street: Staying in and watching what?

2020 and 2021 have forced everyone to spend an increased time at home (or in the dorms). Many home-stayers have turned to watching more television, specifically shows that they can binge watch. With streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, Prime Video, Youtube, and Disney Plus, catching up on content has never been easier. 

A surge of subscriptions and time spent watching these platforms was noticed. Screen time overall was up almost a third (31%) last year BBC News reports. According to Forbes, when Covid-19 shutdowns caused homebound consumers to turn to Netflix, the subscription growth broke subscription records for six months straight.

After over a year of COVID-19 in the United States and after many hours of streaming and binge-watching, what shows are considered the best by some St. Ambrose University students?

“What are your favorite TV shows to binge watch?”

Name: Avari Everts

Year: Sophomore

Major: Psychology Pre-OT

Hometown: Parkersburg, Iowa
“My favorite shows I have binge watched are Sweet Magnolias, Heartland, and Virgin River.”

Name: Savannah Wilson

Year: Sophomore

Major: Marketing and Management

Hometown: Washington, Illinois

“The shows I have been binge watching recently are Grey’s Anatomy, Station 19, and This is Us.”

Name: Katherine Greening

Year: Sophomore

Major: Exercise Science

Hometown: Des Moines, Iowa
“I love watching New Girl and Criminal Minds.”

Name: Katie Haasser

Year: Sophomore

Major: Exercise Science

Hometown: Algonquin, Illinois
“I love binge watching Criminal Minds.”

Name: Kasey Campagna

Year: Freshman

Major: Exercise Science

Hometown: Oneida, Illinois
“My favorite TV show to binge watch is The Office.”

Name: Abby Ryan

Year: Sophomore

Major: Social Work and Psychology

Hometown: Evergreen Park, Illinois
“My favorite shows to watch are Sons of Anarchy, Game of Thrones, Euphoria, Teen Wolf, and Wynonna Rider.”

Name: Mason Valley

Year: Sophomore

Major: Biology

Hometown: Galesburg, Illinois
“My favorite TV shows are Big Mouth and Wicked Tuna.”