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New to Your Queue

Scene Staff Report | Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Summer is almost upon us, so what are you going to do with all that free time? Jobs and internships may take up some of it, but history proves that the best use of your time in those warm summer months is binge-watching entire TV series in one pop. Catch up with a show on its summer hiatus or digest a completed series – the possibilities are endless. Since the funds are not, Netflix has you covered with a vast collection of some of TV’s best.

“Arrested Development”
With a new series via Netflix just around the corner, whether new to “Arrested Development” or an old fan, now is the time to ready your chicken dance and make some horrible mistakes with an all-star cast sure to go straight to your funny bone.

Still don’t know why there was a polar bear on a tropical island? Answer that and many more questions with the complete series of “Lost,” right at your fingertips – no painful months-long waits included.

“Breaking Bad”
Who thought meth dealers in New Mexico could be so darn interesting? Catch up with Walter White and the rest of the gang at Netflix.

“Battlestar Galactica”
If you like science fiction, you’ll likely love “Battlestar.” But even if you don’t the difference between a lightsaber and a tribble, “Battlestar” will enthrall you with its intense drama and profound exploration of humanity. With starships and robots.

“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”
Before Joss Whedon created a musically-inclined “super villain” and directed a bunch of superhero cohorts, he created the best series of vampire stories around. And they are all waiting at Netflix.

The most recent season ended on a cliffhanger, so you’ll want to catch up with Shawn and Gus before the USA hit returns in the fall.

Biting, irreverent and always immature, this animated show about a spy organization is the perfect way to unwind after another hectic academic year.

“Friday Night Lights”
For sports and drama fans alike, this story of a Texas community and the high school football team at its heart is both enchanting and down to earth, sure to ensnare you right from the start.

“Sports Night”
Cancelled long before its time, this Aaron Sorkin drama featured the writer’s famous quirky characters and quick banter, this time centered in the world of a sports news show.