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Anchor staff favorites: series to binge

Olivia Barone

Managing Editor


As the semester comes to an end, The Anchor staff members are looking forward to cranking up the AC on summer days and wasting away with a bingeable series. From drama to sci-fi, The Anchor has compiled a list of our favorite streamable TV series to get lost in. 


The Anchor’s Art Director and Secretary, Sierra Tanzi, applauds BBC’s “Sherlock.” The 2010 release has four seasons and features Benedict Cumberbatch as Arthur Conan Doyle’s iconic character. Cumberbatch’s co-star, Martin Freeman, completes the dynamic duo as John H. Watson. The pair of sleuths encounter some of Watson and Holmes’s most beloved cases including “A Study in Scarlet” and “The Adventure of the Dancing Men,” dubbed in the show as “A Study in Pink” and “The Blind Banker” respectively. Sierra adores the show for not only its mystery, but for its smart casting of the talented Cumberbatch too. To delve into its mysteries, “Sherlock” can be streamed on Hulu. 


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Cassie Frechette, The Anchor’s Layout Editor who is responsible for the designs of our monthly print and commencement editions, has offered up their favorite series to binge. Namely “Psych,” the 2006 drama mimics “Sherlock” in its depiction of a duo of detectives. However, “Psych” features James Roday Rodriguez as Shawn Spencer and Dulé Hill as his best friend Gus when they are recruited as consultants for their local police department after Shawn convinces the department he has psychic abilities. Cassie finds “Psych” to be both creative and hilarious and hopes that others will find joy in Gus and Shawn’s antics. For a good laugh, “Psych” is available on Amazon Prime Video. 


Photography Editor Sam Gervais holds the creative liberties of animation dear. She expressed to me her love for both “Hazbin Hotel” and “Arcane.” The adult animated musical comedy, “Hazbin Hotel” follows Charlie Morningstar, the princess of Hell, as she seeks rehabilitation for sinners. The show boomed in popularity this year, with many applauding its unique art style and soundtrack. Meanwhile, the “League of Legends” inspired series “Arcane” has reigned over modern animation since 2021. Complete with an admirable cast consisting of Ella Purnell and Hailee Steinfeld as main characters Jinx and Vi, this steampunk adventure series has been given the Game Award for Best Adaptation for its emotional story and whimsical animation. “Arcane” can be found on Netflix and “Hazbin Hotel” on Amazon Prime Video. 


Graphics Editor Danielle Scaramuzzi offers her favorite show, “Outlander,” for its creative use of time travel. A historical drama based on the novel series of the same name by Diana Gabaldon, the show premiered in 2014. Starring Caitríona Balfe as Claire Randall, a Second World War military nurse who travels back in time to 1743 where she falls in love with Highland warrior Jamie Fraser as played by Sam Heughan. This fantastical romance intricately weaves together events from both the Second World War and the Jacobite Rising to create a story with a hook bound to entice anyone. For those interested, “Outlander” is available on Netflix. 


Call it nostalgia, but I have a soft spot for the popular 2010 animated series, “Adventure Time.” Its unforgettable art style and zany characters have a special place in my heart despite its sometimes immature sense of humor that I find endearing. The familiar blue and yellow shapes of Finn and Jake are comforting for me, and I often put the show on for background while completing assignments. Despite being geared towards teens, “Adventure Time” proves itself to be a coming-of-age story as Ooo’s youngest hero finds his place among candy princesses and miniature elephants. “Adventure Time” can be watched on both Max and Hulu. 


For more picks by The Anchor Staff, check out our favorites from a selection of books, movies and music.

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