Five Netflix shows to binge-watch this break

Now that the trimester’s over, it’s time to relax. And that’s basically synonymous with binge-watching Netflix, right?

But – what should you watch? Hours can be wasted browsing Netflix titles and getting lost in indecision, unable to choose which show would be best for you to dedicate the next 10 (or more) hours of your life to. 

So we asked our library staff for their recommendations. Here’s what they had to say:

1. Freaks and Geeks
Recommended by Shelly Vidler, Library and Learning Services Team Member
James Franco, Seth Rogen, and Jason Segal – need I say more? Well I will anyway, because this show is brilliant. It’s set in 1980 at a Michigan high school, and centers around a group of misfits. You’ll love the dry humour, however finish the series feeling depressed that only one season was ever produced (why NBC, whyyyy?).

2. Terrace House
Recommended by Stephanie Ferguson, Library and Learning Services Team Member
Reality TV is better when it’s set in Japan. Think: a super tame version of Big Brother, where they can actually leave the house. And, no need to be sad once you’ve finished – just move on to Terrace House: Aloha State!

3. Girlboss
Recommended by Rhiannon Reid, Library and Learning Services Team Member
Watch when: quitting uni and starting your own semi-legit business with no preparation seems like a good idea. Spoiler alert: it’s not.

4. The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Recommended by Rebekah Dimmery, Communications Officer
The show is based on a girl (Kimmy) kidnapped at age 14 and then rescued 15 years later. It’s a comedy about her coming to terms with the changed world.

5. Daredevil
Recommended by Anie Woskanian, Library and Learning Services Team Member
I’m really enjoying Netflix’s Daredevil at the moment. The story is about the rise of Matt Murdoc, a blind lawyer, as the superhero Daredevil protecting Hell’s Kitchen against the criminal underworld. The series is filled with charismatic villains, fights in dark alleyways, and ultimately questions the fine line between vengeance and justice.


The race that stops a nation (and your study!)

Hold your horses! It's Melbourne Cup.

Hold your horses! It’s Melbourne Cup.

Semester two is coming into the homestretch – exams are galloping towards us and it’s a race against time to get finals-ready.

But odds are, you’ll need a short study break to recharge, rejuvenate and refresh. And what better way then to watch the Melbourne Cup.

We got it straight from the horse’s mouth that you can watch the big race live on the library screens at 2pm this afternoon. So hold onto your hat, bet your bottom dollar, get on your high horse and join us in the library.

The annual Melbourne Cup is Australia’s biggest horse race and attracts over 100,000 punters to Flemington Racecourse. The greatest thoroughbreds from around the world gather at Flemington and battle it out for a stake of the $6.2-million prize money and to cement their names in history.

So enjoy your study break and if you’ve put a sneaky bet on, good luck!


Giddy-up!

Your study week might have just begun but study breaks are important, which is why we’ll be airing The Race That Stops a Nation across the library TVs this afternoon at 2pm.

Horse RaceThe annual Melbourne Cup is Australia’s biggest horse race and attracts over 100,000 punters to Flemington race course.

At 2pm QLD time thoroughbreds from around the world will battle it out for a stake of the $6.2-million prize money and the chance to cement their names in history.

So enjoy your study break and if you’ve put a sneaky bet on, good luck!