As the midterms and the complementary string of all-nighters descend upon you, you will need at least one TV show as a coping mechanism, (I have 7, so I’ll be greeting you at McDonalds some 5 years down the lane).
1. Accounting and Finance: Game of Thrones
Watch Game of Thrones to learn how to navigate the competitive, feral environment that ACF places you in.
2. Philosophy: Bojack Horseman
I know this this isn’t a viable choice of major for Pakistan uni students, but that’s how much I wanted to mention Bojack Horseman. When I started the first episode which opened with an animated horse-human hybrid, I had half a mind to switch back to Doctor Who. I am glad I didn’t, because it was so worth it. This show is what the Franco brothers are to the small screen. What Cillian Murphy is to all Irish actors. What Chai is to all other beverages made from plants. Basically, bomb. It makes me want whatever the producers were on while writing the show.
3. Law: How To Get Away With Murder
Pretty enlightening for aspiring lawyers and murderers alike. I watch it for the sweet sweet Post-Harry-Potter-Depression every time our boy Dean Thomas appears on-screen.
4. Chemistry: Breaking Bad
5. Political Science: House of Cards
Navigating the political landscape, learning what the primaries are the easy way, and Kevin Spacey‘s chilling performance with pearls of wisdom like this littered throughout the early seasons. (which are So. Much. Better. than the later ones)
7. Engineering: Prison Break
Considering that the protagonist, Michael Scofield, is an engineer and the fact that Engineering majors are trapped in a prison called “my unfortunate choice of major”, you will find this show relatable and intriguing all at once.
8. Medicine: The Knick
Amidst the stunning visuals and surgical gore, any medical student would relish the properly nihilistic commentary about the circumstances surrounding scientific and social progress.
9. Literature/History: Downton Abbey
For period drama fans, Downtown Abbey is a treat. The classic, posh English with the Jane Austen-esque characters will melt your Edwardian heart.
And remember the historical tie-ins in the first three seasons? The sinking of the Titanic, the Great War, post-WWI England, characters falling victim to the Spanish flu, it’s a history lesson in a soap opera. If nothing else, watch it for Maggie Smith’s caustic Violet Crawley.
10. Computer Studies: Mr. Robot
Mr. Robot: Aside from being a mesmerizing, anti-corporate thriller starring Rami Malek with his gorgeous owl-eyes and bone structure (there’s a guy in LUMS who resembles Rami Malek btw (you know who you are))
Conformist bad people are blackmailed; a Wall Streeter shoots himself on live TV; and protesters swarm in Mr. Monopoly masks, holding up signs “We Do Not Compromise.” Hit this up for memorable acts of digital terrorism.
11. Undeclared major: Black Mirror
A critique of life lived through a screen. One of the grittiest , most brilliant shows around. You might hear people say it’s a dystopian version of our world in the future, but I beg to differ. It feels like it would fit well, realistically, in our near present which is what makes it so intriguing and hair-raising. Who didn’t love San Junipero?