5 Must-Watch Streamed Shows: For Students, By Students

With the current COVID-19 pandemic at the forefront of every news channel and social media network, it can be helpful for students to turn to television for a distraction. Multiple BW students reached out to share their favorite, stream-worthy shows that they would recommend to other students looking for something to watch.


  1. Tiger King

Tiger King is just so wild; you think it can’t get any crazier, but each episode has more drama than the one before.”

-Annie Bitting, junior Digital Marketing major

Tiger King is available on Netflix.


  1. Outer Banks

“I would recommend Outer Banks to other students because it has an exciting and dramatic plot line. The show also displays issues that many teenagers face today, which I believe is important.”

-Emily Robb, freshman Accounting and Finance major

Outer Banks is available on Netflix.


  1. Criminal Minds

Criminal Minds is an entertaining show. It’s so interesting to see how all the characters identify the killer through profiling. Plus, I’ve always been into criminal justice shows like Law & Order: SVU, Body of Proof, CSI, etc.”

-Taylor Martin, sophomore Business of Healthcare major

Criminal Minds is available on Netflix.


  1. Fargo

“Fargo is sort of what you would call a hidden gem. I heard about it from my friend who is a major film buff. What happens when crime runs rampant in midwestern suburbia? Each season has a different story line with different characters. The show would appeal to college students for many reasons. One reason is that the show has a very large amount of big-name actors in it, from Ewan McGregor to Key & Peele.”

-Alex Lindenmeier, freshman Voice Performance major

Fargo is available on Hulu.


  1. The Handmaid’s Tale

The Handmaid’s Tale is all about having hope in a bleak situation no matter how hard it is to keep hold of it. It is incredibly difficult to watch, but I think that’s why it’s incredibly valuable to watch. It shows me exactly how important women’s rights are and to not give up being optimistic and positive throughout the pandemic that we’re living through today. It’s also so well done – the acting, the cinematography, the emotion, and so much more. All around a great watch if you can handle the subject content.”

-Olivia Caraccio, sophomore Biology and Neuroscience double major

The Handmaid’s Tale is available on Hulu.