THE REMOTE: The Remote: 10 TV episodes to help you not do anything

THE REMOTE with Ryan Pait

By: Ryan Pait

It’s May. Hurts to see that in print, doesn’t it?

It’s one of the busiest times of the year for college students.

Which means now is a perfect time to shirk all of your responsibilities and watch some great TV.

Here are 10 episodes from 2014 to watch instead of doing the stuff you really should be doing.

“Bob’s Burgers” — “Slumber Party,” “Mazel Tina” and “Gene it On”

Technically it’s cheating for one show to have three episodes on this list, but I’ll just channel Louise Belcher and break all the rules.

On the real though, “Bob’s Burgers” may be the most I enjoy watching any show currently on TV. It also makes me laugh in a gloriously unattractive manner.

“Bob’s Burgers” is a genuinely sweet show that revels in its silliness and celebrates its weirdo characters, and these three episodes are perfect examples of that.

“Fargo” — “The Crocodile’s Dilemma”

What. A. Pilot.

Fans of the Coen brothers’ classic film “Fargo” will feel right at home with FX’s miniseries take on it, which features a new set of criminally-involved players in the forbidding and goofy north.

Keep an eye out for Martin Freeman and Allison Tolman, who do a heck of a good job in their roles.

“Game of Thrones” — “The Lion and the Rose”

Wedding! Murder! Pies full of birds! Three of my favorite things to see on TV.

“The Lion and the Rose” kicked things into high gear for the fourth season of “Game of Thrones,” setting up a whole new chain of unfortunate events for characters far and wide to deal with.

“Girls” — “Beach House”

Few shows could make a fun trip to the beach as miserable as “Girls” does, but that’s what makes it special.

That’s not to say that there isn’t fun to be had in “Beach House” — the ladies’ dance routine more than takes care of that.

Shoshanna (Zosia Mamet) calling everybody out on their crap, and the weird, quiet catharsis that follows are defining moments for the show.

“Hannibal” — “Takiawase”

Perfectly gross and one of the show’s best cliffhangers ever.

It’s eating me up that I can’t say more without ruining it.

“Mad Men” — “The Monolith”

It’s the dawn of the Peggy Olson (Elisabeth Moss) era!

And because it’s “Mad Men,” it feels way different than one would think it would. Seeing Peggy boss Don (Jon Hamm) around is satisfying, but a little awkward.

Also awkward is the giant computer that Sterling Cooper and Partners is installing, which manages to displace nearly everyone’s office space.

It may not sound like stirring stuff, but it totally is.

 “Sherlock” — “The Sign of the Three”

Another wedding and more murder!

“The Sign of the Three” tackles the nuptials of John Watson (Martin Freeman) and Mary Morstan (Amanda Abbington) in a way that only “Sherlock” can.

Exquisitely crafted and touchingly funny, “The Sign of the Three” is yet another beautiful entry for “Sherlock.”

“Veep” — “Alicia”

“Alicia” sees Selina Meyer (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) announcing her candidacy for the presidency while trying to juggle commitments to civilians, including her daughter, Catherine (Sarah Sutherland).

It’s one of the funniest episodes of “Veep” to date.