We can’t believe it either. It’s August already. We know – it feels like it was just the beginning of 2018 and we wrote an article: “It’s 2018… Now What?” But now we have to ask: August 2018… Now what? Well, that just means it’s almost time for a lot of you to go back to school and hit the books. But before you do that, how about spend the time you have now on binge-watching a few shows? There are so many shows to choose from, we know. That’s why we’re giving you the TFCU recommendations on what shows to binge-watch before the summer is officially over.
FOR WHEN YOU WANT TO WATCH IN ONE SITTING (AND LESS THAN 3 HOURS)
You ever have those days where it’s just way too much to handle in one day so you decide to let off some steam… By singing? Same with Aggretsuko. Meet the Red Panda who heads out to do karaoke after work and belts out death metal. There are currently 10 episodes and they’re each 15 minutes long so this would be a fast one!
WHEN YOU THINK YOU’RE DEBATING IF YOU’RE A GOOD PERSON…
The Good Place
One of the TFCU team members just finished watching all of season one and was mind-blown. We won’t give too much away but here’s the premise: Eleanor Shellstrop (Kristen Bell) is in the afterlife AKA “The Good Place” only to realize she’s there by mistake. She works with her neighbors to help her turn into an actual good person versus the one she was in the real world. Just wait for the ending – PLOT TWIST!
WHEN YOU LOVE THE THRILL OF HIGH SCHOOL DRAMA
You’ve probably seen this show’s advertising everywhere or at least heard of this dark-drama filled show. This isn’t your typical teen drama but honestly, is any show on television going to be like that? Not really. This show is one you really have to pay attention to because the storylines are ridiculous, intricate, and downright frustrating. Yes, this is the type of show you’ll be screaming at your screen, “WHY BETTY?”
FOR THOSE WHO CAN’T STOP QUOTING THE KARATE KID
We had one member of the TFCU team watch this movie and they really enjoyed it. As the person writing this one, I can only say, by listening to what others have to say, this is a must-see, apparently! Not what you’d expect from YouTube Red but looks like they’re really revamping their content and this is one you need to see. Cobra Kai focuses on the main two characters anyways, easily giving Karate Kid fans complete joy.
FOR WHEN YOU’RE ALL ABOUT FAMILY VALUES
This is Us
Or, for when you need a good cry. If you haven’t hopped on this show yet, now is the time before the next season drops on NBC. This is the good-feeling, family-friendly show you need in your life that you didn’t think you need. Every single time you watch an episode, just when you think you figured out the story, the writers have a way to pull at your heartstrings a completely different way. Get your tissues ready for this one. And, maybe don’t binge-watch all in one sitting; it is a lot to take in.
WHEN YOU’RE TRYING TO STAY WOKE
It’s safe to say that Donald Glover is a genius and he’s really good at everything he does. Along with his younger brother Stephen, he created a show that’s both hilarious, and heartbreakingly real. The show follows Earn (Donald Glover) and his cousin Alfred (Bryan Tyree Henry), better known by his rapper name, Paper Boi, as they try to get through the rap scene in Atlanta while working out how to get by in life. The show is all sorts of weird but everything always has a deeper meaning, so you can talk for hours about every episode with your friends. Season 2 just finished back in May, and though we supposedly won’t see the next season until 2019, do yourself a favor by catching up now.
WHEN YOU WANT TO TEST YOUR FRIENDSHIPS
On My Block
Did you grow up with anyone you really wanted to stay friends with forever? I’m sure we all have, and this show taps into that part of growing up. On My Block is a coming of age show about a group of kids who grew up in a rough neighborhood in Los Angeles. They struggle with their friendship as they all start high school, then things get really crazy from there. The story can really hit home and the cast is filled with young and talented actors of color. It’s only ten episodes long so it’s just asking to get binged.
What shows do you recommend before Summer 2018 is officially over? Let us know!