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Brittany Dawson, the CampusRiot Campus Representative for the University of South Carolina, is a junior studying English at the University of South Carolina.

Netflix is basically MY LIFE. Who needs a social life friends when you’ve got Netflix?

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Instead of going out to clubs on the weekends or spending money elsewhere, for a mere $12 a month, I have guaranteed entertainment at the tip of my fingers. Okay, I admit: I’m an avid Netlfix-binger (Breaking Bad is my fave). I shamelessly deny weekend excursions to catch up on my favorite shows. Come on, we all do it! Right?

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When I’m not watching House of Cards, The Walking Dead, or Mad Men, I like to clear my mind with fun, lighthearted shows. Netflixing (I’m unsure if this is even a word, but hey, it gets the point across) is more tiresome than you think!

Need a mental break? Here are 5 feel good shows to watch on Netflix!

1. Malcolm in the Middle

Oh Dewey, you always find a way to warm my heart. Even though I’ve never pounced on my siblings before, I can appreciate Dewey’s ingenuity—Malcolm in the Middle is an instant classic!

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 2. Bob’s Burgers

Admittedly, I was reluctant to watch Bob’s Burgers. All of my assumptions disappeared after a few episodes. Bob’s Burgers is engrossing and effortlessly hilarious. Be prepared to laugh!

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3. The Office

The Office gets everything right about office culture: from meetings to cubicle parties, you’re guaranteed fits of laughter in every episode.

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 4. Parks & Recreation

Ya’ll, I’m a little behind the Parks & Recreation bandwagon, but I’m sure glad I joined! Amy Poehler never disappoints, did I mention Aziz Ansari is also a cast member? ‘Nuff said.

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 5. That 70’s Show

One word: Ashton Kutcher. Need I say more?

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What is your favorite show to watch on Netflix?

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