Study Break: 5 Shows to Watch Right Now

Pro tip: Sometimes taking a break is the best thing you can do for your brain. Plus, rewarding yourself for reaching the end of that chapter, difficult problem set, or flashcard series by watching an episode is a great way to motivate and supercharge your study sessions. With that in mind, here are our top 5 shows we’re currently obsessed with!

Squid Game

If you’ve been living under a rock, you might not have heard of Squid Game. Otherwise—your feeds are currently flooded with memes and you’re as obsessed as we are. Here’s the gist: “Hundreds of cash-strapped players accept a strange invitation to compete in children’s games. Inside, a tempting prize awaits — with deadly high stakes.” It’s quickly gone viral, reaching 111 million viewers and becoming Netflix’s biggest debut hit.

Where you can watch it: Netflix.

A.P. Bio

Ok, maybe we’re biased toward anything A.P. Bio-related, but this one has us laughing hard. Starring Always Sunny’s Glenn Howerton, A.P. Bio follows a disgraced Harvard philosophy scholar who loses out on his dream job and is forced to return to Toledo, Ohio, and work as a high school A.P. Bio teacher.

Where you can watch it: Peacock and iTunes.

Only Murders in the Building

We love a good podcast—and so do the three strangers at the heart of this show. Played by Selena Gomez, Steve Martin, and Martin Short, these neighbors realize they share an obsession with true crime podcasts—and suddenly find themselves wrapped up in a true crime themselves.

Where you can watch it: Hulu.

Rick & Morty

This one’s been around since 2013—but as self proclaimed science nerds, we can’t not include it. It’s also rated 18+ (TV-MA), FYI. This cartoon for adults follows the adventures of Rick, a mentally-unbalanced but scientifically genius old man, and his grandson Morty. Together they embark on dangerous, outlandish adventures throughout space and alternate universes.

Where you can watch it: Hulu.

La Brea

La Brea follows a family who gets separated after a massive sinkhole mysteriously opens in Los Angeles. Part of the family finds themselves in an “unexplainable primeval world,” and must work to survive and uncover the mystery of where they are and how to get home alongside a disparate group of strangers.

Where you can watch it: Hulu and Peacock.


There you go! Guaranteed entertainment for your next study break. Remember to check back and follow us on social for more study tips—some more serious than others—and join our Discord to meet and study with 30,000 peers and real educators today!

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