Guilt-Free #CAREERLION Series to Watch
Let me start by saying that I am a binge watcher. While I should probably be less proud of it somehow, I have also found a way to tell myself that it is ok. I actually find that the standard for binge watching is quite low, as a study found that people already find you a binge watcher if you watch 2 to 6 episodes of the same series within one part of one day. WHAT?! With that said, there are series that actually teach us “something”. Those are the ones that make binge watching worth your while, at least lesS of a total waste of time. In this article, I would like to share with you a few of those series. To help you ease your conscious the next time you free up your day to watch Netflix (or use any of the other not so legal websites, let’s be honest here).
I can’t imagine someone reading this without having seen Suits, but if you haven't watch it yet... what is wrong with you? Kidding, but you do need to watch it right this second. It is a series about a law firm and a fraudulent employee. For those of you that are familiar, let me clear your conscious. Suits has taught us a lot about faking it till you make it. There is no one who does is better than Mike. We should all aim for getting our own Donna, imagine what that would be like? Possibilities would just be reality before you know it and even thought about it! It taught us what starting at the bottom is like, how to argument your case, how (not) to handle politics, and loyalty at the workplace. And of course, to never ever get in jail.
The Good Wife
I have only started watching this in December and am nearly finished with six seasons. Somehow, they have kept me intrigued every episode. This series -like Suits- is about a law firm. However, it covers even more political grounds with the state’s attorney’s wife becoming a lawyer again after the accusations being made about her husband and his affairs. It is about a real power woman, dealing with the struggles of being a working mom put in the spotlight. What it has taught me personally is also how to argue your case, how to handle office politics, the need to do extensive investigation, how to handle cases you don't personally support, and loyalty at the workplace. It also shows the challenge you will be facing having your own firm and creating a start-up.
Silicon Valley is a series about the tech industry in, very obvious, Silicon Valley. It shows the struggles of programmers that work at Hooli (the equivalent of Google basically) that live in what is called an “incubator”. They live there and work on their own projects in their free time. The landlord basically gets paid in shares of their future ventures. The main character Richard creates a revolutionary compression algorithm that receives great interest from the industry. He faces the dilemma of selling it to the owner of Hooli or continuing by himself by attracting capital investors. It is great fun to watch for all of us “nerd’s” out there as the characters are very much relatable. However, it also shows the aspects and dilemmas involved and how to handle yourself in these situations.
This is more of a series for us #careerlion women. It is a series about a mother in her forties that gets divorced and can't find a job at a publishing house anywhere. That is why she pretends to be in her twenties and ends up landing a job as an assistant. The series focuses on her troubles of keeping it a secret and a glance at the life of young professionals. Fun fact for all 90’s baby’s, Hilary Duff is one of the main actors on the show. It teaches you about work life balance, how to be professional and taken seriously, and how to deal with the troubles of entering the corporate world. Furthermore, it really depicts the way we look at age and should probably take a different perspective. Also, I think it really shows you the impact it can have not to choose for your own career in some way or another. Another great thing about this show is that is also only 20 minutes.
Are you planning on watching these series? Do you have any recommendations for us binge watching #careerlions that we can watch guilt-free? Share these with us in the comment section below. I always tend to run out of series to watch!