The summertime freedom of binge-watching Netflix and TV has ended, but the fall television season brings exciting TV premieres to usher in the new school year.
Matt Garcia, junior exercise science major, watches television exclusively on Netflix with the exception of “The Walking Dead” premiering on AMC Oct. 11. Garcia said he enjoys the zombie elements and how the characters have become so close to one another in the midst of an apocalyptic world.
“Finding time to watch it is pretty easy because it’s played on Sunday nights, so I see it as my reward to a day full of homework,” Garcia said. With the premiere of “Fear the Walking Dead” August 23, it’s a good time to be a zombie guru, thanks to AMC.
Zachary Beimford, senior software engineering major, said he has always liked superheroes, even though he said he felt like he never had the chance to read comic books.
Beimford cited “The Flash” as one of his most anticipated fall premieres. “The Flash,” a spin-off of CW’s “Arrow,” debuts Oct. 6.
“‘The Flash’ has always been my favorite superhero,” Beimford said. “They even brought Mark Hamill to reprise his role as The Trickster, whom he played on the ’90s ‘Flash’ show.”
Many students struggle with finding the time to watch the TV programs, including self-proclaimed TV junkie Amanda Bajemas, junior healthcare administration major. Bajemas noted that she already looked up a calendar with the upcoming shows she watches and wishes that all of the fall shows would premiere during the summer.
“I will usually watch the shows later online when I have a half hour between class or later at night when I finish homework,” Bajemas said.
Bajemas listed off a few of her favorite dramas and comedies, including the “The Mindy Project,” “Modern Family” and “American Horror Story.”
Finding a balance between watching televisions shows and keeping up with school work was a theme amongst busy students finding time for studies.
“I typically watch them on Hulu,” said Jenese Stamper, senior communication disorders major. More and more students lean toward platforms such as Netflix and Hulu for the easy access to watch at their own convenience .
Stamper said she does not watch traditional television shows except for the FOX comedy “New Girl,” which returned on Sept. 4.
Saturday Night Live alumni Fred Armisen and Bill Hader star in a new comedy titled “Documentary Now!” on IFC.
“It’s a show that pokes fun about documentaries, and Fred and Bill play the characters in each episode,” said Ashleigh Bachar, junior English major. The current television landscape includes shows for every kind of viewer with comedies and dreary dramas.