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Netflix and De-stress

By Sydney Franc

It’s that time of year again, time to Netflix and Chill De-stress!

Now that a new academic year is upon us, it’s time to stop procrastinating on the important things in life; hanging out with friends, getting your laundry done, actually adulting, etc… but most importantly, Netflix.

Now I know what you’re thinking, “How could you possibly have time to watch Netflix when you’re a university student?!” but really, many of us turn to using Netflix as a coping mechanism for stress.

New semester stressing you out? Netflix.

Assignments coming up? Netflix.

Boyfriend/girlfriend broke up with you? Netflix
So in honour of the beginning of the fall semester, we’ve gathered a few suggestions to get you started on your annual binge-watching sessions.


We are Groot, or Marvel Masterpieces

If you’re in the mood to watch some super-cool super-humans do super things for some regular people, here are our top picks:

  • Daredevil
  • Iron Fist
  • Captain America (First Avenger, Winter Soldier, Civil War, or ALL 3!!!)
  • The Defenders
  • Guardians of the Galaxy



Hallmark Happy Movies

For the days when you just need a pick-me-up, feel-good kind of movie. Turn that frown upside down!

  • Harvest Moon
  • Angel of Christmas
  • Autumn Dreams
  • Ms Matched



Lengthy Binge-watching Options

Some people like to watch movies, others like to watch TV series’. Here are some of our top picks for awesome TV shows available on Netflix for your binge-watching enjoyment:

  • Grey’s Anatomy (obvious choice)
  • That 70’s Show
  • Friends
  • How I Met Your Mother
  • The Office



Cool Criminals (and the people who work with them)

Even bad people need friends, just like your laptop needs a charger to make it through the day.

  • White Collar
  • Hannibal
  • Black List
  • Suits



Netflix Originals

Because sometimes you just need a new series to sink your brain into:

  • Riverdale
  • Jessica Jones
  • Dear White People
  • Death Note


But seriously, if stress is getting to you, there are many options on campus to get help, simply drop-in at P-230 in the Parker Building or make an appointment by calling (705) 673-6506 during office hours or email them at