I absolutely love watching tv (perhaps a bit too much), and netflix is easily one of the best things to happen to me. Especially since I mooch off my dad’s account! This list of binge-worthy TV shows is organized by genre and only includes TV shows that I have watched in their entirety and would recommend to anyone!
Arrested Development. Although it never gathered as large of a following as some of the other shows on this list, I personally find this show to be the funniest on the list. With an all-star cast including Will Arnett and Jason Bateman, my friends and I quote this show more than any other.
Parks and Rec. This show is a no-brainer. It’s incredibly popular and recently ended after 7 seasons. This show is hilarious and super-quotable! I especially love Nick Offerman’s character Ron Swanson.
The Office. I’ll be honest, I avoided this show for a long time. Not only did I not want to jump on the hype, I also didn’t like what I had seen of the show. Out of every show on this list, this one probably takes the longest to get into. Once you get into it, however, this show is amazing. With great writing and an amazing cast, this show is a must watch for all comedy fans.
Friends. If I seem a little too excited about this show, it’s because I recently finished watching the entire series in about a month. Friends is the oldest show on this list, but is absolutely still relatable and hilarious! With nine seasons, this show requires some dedication, but it’s absolutely worth it. Also, there are so many cameos of stars when they were just starting out, it’s super fun to watch just to see them all!
Jane the Virgin. A show designed to satirize Hispanic telenovelas, Jane the Virgin is a hilarious and entertaining show. The first two seasons are on netflix, and the show is still on the air! This show is so fun to watch and fast-paced that you can watch a whole season without even realizing!
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. This show is hilarious and super original, and totally worth binge watching! The writing is funny and fast paced, and the casting is wonderful! Definitely a great show to watch when you’re stressing over finals!
Downton Abbey. This show isn’t available on netflix like the others listed so far, although it is on Amazon Prime (Sign up for a free trial with my affiliate link here –> Join Amazon Prime – Watch Thousands of Movies & TV Shows Anytime – Start Free Trial Now). Downton Abbey is an amazing show with beautiful set design, costume design, and characters. There’s love, war, drama, and just about everything you could ask for all tied up in a pretty package!
Orange is the New Black. Do I even need to talk about this one? If you haven’t watched this show yet, just do it. It is one of the most popular TV shows on the air right now, and absolutely worth it! Yes there’s a lot of hype, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t an excellent show.
Gilmore Girls. I’m not sure how you could have reached this point in your life without watching at least one episode of gilmore girls, but just in case, I’ll add it to this list. This is the only show I have all the seasons of on DVD, and my life goals were to become Rory Gilmore. This show will make you miss your mom while simultaneously being jealous of Lorelai and Rory’s amazing relationship
Parenthood. This show can be funny, heartwrenching, sweet, and sad (usually all in one episode). Following one family – 4 siblings, their parents, and their kids – the show covers everything and will probably make you wish you family was little bit more like the Bravermans!
Gossip Girl. Life might be stressful, but you can always escape into the glamorous lives of Manhattan’s elite. You might be going on day three of dry shampoo and perfume, but the elite of the Upper East Side are always looking amazing.
Nikita – this is probably the least known show on this list, but is actually my favorite show of all time. It’s about a government program that trains assassins and the woman who is working to bring it down! Starring Maggie Q, this show is really interesting, wonderfully cast, and honestly a lot of fun to watch!
Game of Thrones. This show is probably the hardest to get your hands on, since it isn’t available on any streaming services. You could buy all the discs, or you could sign up for an HBOGo account, which will allow you to watch all 6 seasons. Honestly, this is my favorite show on the air right now, and I absolutely recommend watching it.
Once Upon a Time. If you ever loved watching Disney movies as a child, then this show is for you. Watching your favorite characters come to life on screen is crazy fun and entertaining! This show has intense ups and downs and you will love every minute of it!
So, which of these TV shows have you watched? What shows would you add to the list?