If you aren't heading out for the evening after a hard day of studying, sitting down with your new favourite Netflix series is one of the best ways to relax and let your hair down.
Here are three shows we recommend checking out (we've not included Breaking Bad or House of Cards, because you've probably already seen those and they're pretty obvious). Anyway...
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Comedy)
We'll start with a brand-new(ish) one. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt has only just finished its first series, but we've been told there will be more of it to come.
What's it about? A young woman who starts a new life in New York City after being rescued from a doomsday cult in the state of Indiana.
(Kimmy is played by Ellie Kemper, who played Becca in Bridesmaids and Erin in the American version of The Office, just to give you an idea.)
It was co-created by Tina Fey, who wrote the screenplay for the film Mean Girls (and also starred in it – as the teacher, Ms. Norbury). Fey also created and starred in 30 Rock, if you've seen that. So if you like what she's done before, you'll probably love this.
Another new show with only one season under its belt, Bloodline has been hailed by several critics as the best Netflix Original show yet – yes, even better than House of Cards! Whether or not that's the case, you'll have to see for yourself.
What's it about? The "black sheep" of a family who returns home to the Florida Keys after several years away – bringing trouble with him.
The black sheep and oldest son of the family, Danny, is played by Ben Mendelsohn (who you've probably seen in quite a few things even if you don't recognise the name). The second-oldest son is played by Kyle Chandler, who was the coach in Friday Night Lights.
Orange Is the New Black (Comedy/Drama)
This one you might have heard of already, but we don't think it's quite as obvious as the likes of Breaking Bad. There are already three seasons done and dusted too, so with this one you've got something to really sink your teeth into (and there'll be a fourth next year, we're told).
What's it about? An upper-middle-class American woman who is sent to prison after being indicted for transporting and laundering drug money. It doesn't sound like a comedy from that description, but it is – a black comedy (or should that be orange?).
Interestingly, it's actually based on a real incident, and was adapted from the memoirs of Piper Kerman, a fictional version of whom is the main character of the series.
More Rest and Relaxation Advice
At Pure Student Living, we want you to make the most of your time studying in London. That's why we provide prestigious accommodation right in the heart of the city, which is safe and comfortable. Sometimes you'll want to be out enjoying yourself, while other times you'll want to relax in bed with Netflix and a hot drink. We get that.
Keep an eye on our blog for more suggestions and advice on how to make the most of student life. If you've only just embarked on your student journey, take a look at our Guide to Starting University in London – that'll put you on the right path.