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By Angela Choksi, Barrington 

As Winter break approaches fast, and the warmth and joyousness of Christmas excites everyone, some people are getting ready for a tropical vacation, or a family getaway, while others are getting ready to eat delicious food, and laze around in bed. Here are 8 TV Shows that will make you cry, make you laugh, and that are perfect for you to indulge in during Winter break:

  1. 2 Broke Girls- This girly sitcom revolves around, as the name suggests, broke girls, who are trying to get by by waitressing at an unappealing diner in Brooklyn. One of them, Caroline is the daughter of a fraudulent billionaire, and once he is caught, loses all her money and has nowhere to go, but is taken in by Max, the other broke girl, who, on the contrary, has been poor her whole life. The series delves into their hilarious lives, and how the sarcastic Max, and the driven Caroline try to make a better life for themselves given their situation.
  2. The Royals- This series provides a satirical look at a family of dysfunctional British royals. This series is for anyone who enjoys fashion, drama, and of course, treachery. This series will introduce you to the rebellious Princess Eleanor, the people’s Prince, Liam, the conniving Queen Helena, and righteous King Simon.
  3. The Mindy Project- Meet Mindy, a successful gynecologist in New York City, who is not so successful in finding love. Live through her many boyfriends, and her numerous attempts at a happily-ever-after, assisted by her hilarious friends, and colleagues. She goes through her ups and downs in romance through good friends, and a lot of ice-cream.
  4. How I Met Your Mother- This sister sitcom of Friends revolves around 5 friends, who stick together through thick and thin. Ted tells the story of how he met his wife with the help of his 4 friends, Barney, the playboy, Marshall, Lily, the quintessential couple, and Robin, the driven journalist, to his kids through hilarious flashbacks, as the 5 deal with different relationships, with strangers, and each other, and how they never let that affect their friendship.
  5. Notorious- The media and criminal law have a complicated relationship. The story of a salacious crime is a powerful tool to drive up news viewership numbers, while what’s being reported and how it’s portrayed can sway public perception of crimes and the parties involved. The show, inspired by true events, introduces us to Jake, and Julia, a powerful attorney, and an influential news producer, respectively, in Los Angeles, that work together to benefit and help each other, and their clients.
  6. Superstore- This sitcom by producer, Justin Spitzer of The Office revolves around the daily shenanigans of the staff at the fictional department store, Could 9. The staff consists of a number of quirky, and unique characters, each hilarious in his or her own way. The show highlights some of the most stereotypical qualities of the workers, and how they get through their day of monotonous work.
  7. Gossip Girl- In this drama, you are introduced to the privileged, affluent and uber-wealthy world of the Upper East Side. Although high school is over for the 6 main characters, Gossip Girl continues to reign with his or her dirt on everyone in the Upper East Side. No secret is safe, and no friendship is real in this world. Gossip Girl has the potential to expose any number of scandals at any time. Indulge in the extravagant parties, and outfits of this fashionable Upper East Side world.
  8. Parks and Recreation- Leslie Knope, a mid level bureaucrat in an Indiana Parks and Recreation Department, hopes to beautify her town (and boost her own career) by helping local nurse Ann Perkins turn an abandoned construction site into a community park, but what should be a fairly simple project is stymied at every turn by oafish bureaucrats, selfish neighbors, governmental red tape and a myriad of other challenges. Leslie’s colleague Tom Haverford, who delights in exploiting his position for personal gain, is as likely to undermine her efforts as to help her, while her boss, Ron Swanson, is adamantly opposed to government in any form, even though he’s a bureaucrat himself. This hilarious sitcom takes on a satirical outlook at a government department. 

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About angelachoksi

Angela Choksi is a Junior at Barrington High School. She currently serves as the Captain of her high school's Debate Team, started a successful Poetry Club, and is an Executive Member of her school's Fine Art's Board, Relay for Life, UNICEF Club, as well as the Barrington Giving Day Board, among other extracurriculars like Math Team, Spanish Club, and Scholastic Bowl, all while managing a rigorous AP course load. She plays Badminton and Tennis for her school, and is a voracious reader, a lover of Classics, and Non-Fiction. She loves learning new languages, and is fluent in 5, including, Hindi, Gujarati, Marathi, English, and Spanish. She wishes to major in Economics and Political Science, while minoring in Foreign Policy and Finance, and hopes to attend Law School. She loves keeping up with current affairs, and her favorite pastimes are spending time with her family, and her puppy, Coco, and volunteering her time to help better her community. She is a trained classical Kathak dancer, and an accomplished Pianist. She has received numerous awards for her outstanding Community Service, including the Presidential Service Award, as well as Academic Awards for Congressional Debate, and Business Professionals of America, where she was a National Qualifier in the Interview Skills and Human Resource Management categories.

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