Apr 15th, 2017, 05:21 PM

Five Series To Binge-Watch This Summer

By Claudia Rosha
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Netflix and HBO have a fabulous menu of shows that will keep you at the edge of your seat all summer.

With summer just around the corner, everyone is looking for the best outdoor activities. But who doesn’t like crawling into bed and binge-watching a great television series? Luckily, Netflix and HBO have released a fabulous menu of shows that will keep you at the edge of your seat all summer.

Here are the five best binge-worthy series to stream on your lazy summer days.

1. Big Little Lies (HBO Go, HBO Now)

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Through the eyes of three mothers living in Monterrey, California, Big Little Lies tells the story of marriage, love, children, and even some mischief. With a 92% positive rating on Rotten Tomatoes, they are calling it “bitingly funny and highly addictive.” A star-filled cast and an alluring mystery, this show is a quick-watch that will leave you feeling all kinds of emotions.

2. 13 Reasons Why (Netflix)

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Released at the end of March, 13 Reasons Why gained a huge following in the first few weeks. Narrators Hannah and Clay unravel the story using tape recordings about why a young woman chose to take her own life. This series takes on the touchy subject of teen suicide and bullying while making it relatable to a wide-range of audiences. Livewire describes the main character by saying that her “flaws and strengths come together beautifully on screen, a credit to the sort of on-screen alchemy of writing, directing and performance which hooks us as audiences.”

3. Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events (Netflix)

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Most people know of Lemony Snicket’s book series but Netflix has brought the novel to life by creating a short eight-episode comedy drama. The series is great for both kids and adults as it follows the disastrous lives of the Baudelaire children and their malevolent guardian Count Olaf. I binge-watched the entire season in one sitting.

4. Westworld (HBO Go, HBO Now)

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If you are looking for a thrilling series, Westworld is for you. The series, ranked the most-watched first season of an HBO original series, is set in an amusement park where artificial intelligence is designed to help the visitors indulge in all their fantasies. A televison remake of the 1973 movie Westworld, the series mixes a variety of genres —  sci-fi, western, drama —which makes it captivating, eerie, and touching all at the same time.

5. Stranger Things (Netflix)

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Some could say this show is so last summer, but with a new season coming out in October, now is a great time to catch up if you are behind on the craze. When a boy goes missing, a whole bunch of mysteries come along with it. With both humor and horror, there is no show on television quite like this one. After finishing the eight episodes, you will be counting the days until season 2 is released in the fall.