Feeding Your Addiction: Winter TV Shows

The winter months have inevitably arrived. For many of us, this means hibernating away in our rooms, only emerging if absolutely necessary.

“It wouldn’t be so hard for me to leave my bed if everything wasn’t a mile walk in the cold from East Halls,” says freshman Hillary Dietrich. “I just want to stay in bed.”

So as long as we’re cooped up in our beds, we’d probably feel better if we had an excuse to do so, right? Why not blame it on these addictive TV shows, both new and returning, that will keep you warm and inside while the temperature drops outside.

“Revenge” ― Sundays at 9 p.m. on ABC

Craving drama? Look no further than “Revenge”, ABC’s latest mega-hit. The show follows glam girl Emily Thorne through a juicy plotline full of deception, affairs and murder. Think “Gossip Girl” meets “Pretty Little Liars”. Although already in its second season, the complete first season can be found on Netflix for those who wish to seek some revenge themselves.

“1600 Penn” ― Thursdays at 9:30 p.m. on NBC

If you’re addicted to laughter, check out “1600 Penn”, the latest sitcom from NBC. This dysfunctional comedy features a family like yours and mine living in the White House – imagine that. With only two episodes under the show’s belt, the series has some presidential potential.

“The Carrie Diaries” ― Mondays at 8 p.m. on the CW

“Sex and the City”girls, we know what you’re thinking. How could anything top the original? “The Carrie Diaries”serves as a prequel to the tale of the fabulous four females who romped around New York City in the nineties. Although there is a lot that can go wrong when you mess with success, there is also a lot that can go right. Give it a chance – it could become your newest guilty pleasure.

“The Following” ― Mondays at 9 p.m. on FOX

This psychological thriller is perhaps one of the most hyped series of the new season. Let’s be honest– any show that features serial killers as the main plot point has got to be interesting.  “The Following” follows former FBI agent Ryan Hardy as he tracks down serial killer Joe Carroll, the man who once cost him his sanity. Best thing since “Inception”? We think so!

“American Horror Story”― Wednesdays at 10 p.m. on FX

It turns out this show is more of a success story than a horror one. Returning from mid-season hiatus is “American Horror Story”, the wildly popular thriller on FX. What makes the show so successful is how different it is. If you haven’t joined the cult, you still have time. The complete first season is available one Netflix– but don’t blame us if you have trouble falling asleep at night.

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