Binge Worthy Netflix Shows

Binge Worthy Netflix Shows


The plague hit our home this past week (or what felt like the plague) taking out my husband first last Saturday and then me on Thursday night. After lots of sleep and heavy doses of NyQuil, we are both starting to feel like ourselves again. With all the cold medicine, my mind has been hazy, and I haven’t had the energy (or attention span) to do much besides sleep and watch TV this past week.

Personally for me, there’s nothing worse than being sick and not having anything good to watch. As much as I would have liked to read a book or even blog, my brain and body just didn’t have the energy for anything else. I found myself browsing Netflix at a loss for what to watch and ended up re-watching some tried and true favorites like Gilmore Girls and Friends. In case you find yourself in similar circumstances, I wanted to share with you all my favorite series on Netflix.

1. Gilmore Girls
This show will always hold a special place in my heart for its loveable story line, witty humor, and unique characters. I’ve been a Gilmore Girls fan since the beginning and remember watching the episodes with my family and always laughing at how the show seemed to parallel events in our own lives. Live in a small town in Connecticut? Check. Have a deer crash into the side of my brother’s car on the way to school? Check. Attend private school? Check. Have the town in the opening credits be the town my aunt and uncle live in? Check. The list goes on. Also, Team Jess for life.

2. Grey’s Anatomy
Just like Gilmore Girls, I’ve been watching this show since the beginning and love the fact that the show is still running! It’s currently on its 13th season, which means there are plenty of episodes to last you a while.

3. Friends
I finally watched this series just two years ago, and once I watched one episode, I had to watch them all! If you are looking for a guaranteed laugh, this show is a go to. After finishing the series, I felt depressed and wanted to go back in time and watch all the episodes for the first time again!

4. Friday Night Lights
Based in a Texas town, the series follows the lives of a coach and his high school football team. The show’s relatable storylines and portrayal of football loving towns will make you want to pack your things and move to a small football town in Texas. Also, Tim Riggins (played by Taylor Kitsch) is great eye candy!

5. Weeds
This show is about a widowed mom who turns to selling weed in order to support her family. To be honest, I was hesitant to watch this show at first, simply because of the plotline; however, after one episode I was hooked. Weeds is well written, has a unique storyline, and all together hilarious to watch!

6. Heartland
I stumbled upon this heartwarming series while browsing Netflix one day and fell in love. Based in Canada, the show is about a family who owns a ranch and work with horses. It has a wholesome “Full House” vibe that both my husband and I enjoy, especially when we are in the mood for a warm, feel good show.

7. Stranger Things
When it comes to anything scary, it’s a huge NO for me. I’m the person who covers her eyes and ears when a creepy movie preview comes on T.V., so when my husband kept telling me how good this show was, I still refused to watch it with him because I was afraid. My husband’s persistency eventually swayed me to try an episode, and it turns out it really isn’t scary but more suspenseful. The only negative about this show is that there is only one season available at the moment!

8. Limitless
Based on the movie “Limitless”, this show follows the life of Brian Finch (played by Jake McDorman) as he works with the FBI to solve crimes. The twist? Brian Finch has an all-powerful mind thanks to a drug called NZT. This show is a great mix of comedy, crime, and drama that will have you hooked.

9. Sherlock
If you are looking for a smart, hard to solve mystery show, this is it! This series follows the classic story of Sherlock Holmes and his partner, Dr. Watson, who work together to solve a new crime each episode. My favorite thing about this series is that the crime cases are smartly written, making it difficult to solve in advance as a viewer. While each season only has three episodes, each one is ninety minutes long and feels like a movie!

10. Lost
I never jumped on the Lost bandwagon when this show originally aired on TV, and I’m glad I didn’t because I would’ve hated waiting a whole week between episodes. This suspenseful drama is about a group of people struggling to survive on a tropical island after their plane crashes. While the ending left me with some unresolved questions, I still enjoyed the overall series and characters.

Honorable Mentions:

  • Hart of Dixie
  • Parenthood
  • The 100
  • Parks and Recreation
  • The Vampire Diaries
  • Reign
  • The Fall
  • Freaks and Geeks

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