Friday, September 20, 2019

20 Shows Worth Watching On Netflix

Netflix is life. 
There are way too many good shows to watch. I am constantly finding new things to watch. Lately, I am so behind on all of my tv shows. Probably because I focus mostly on reading than watching tv. However, finding a great show to binge is a weakness of mine. 



Sharing favorites of mine is always some of my favorite posts to write and share. Laying on the couch with a good bingeable show can be anyone's weakness, not just mine. In recent years, tv shows have been way more creative in my opinion than movies. Probably because you have more film time with shows and more room to develop plot/characters. Most movies are just based on books now.

I have a very diverse taste in tv that I like to watch. For this list, I thought I would list some of my favorite shows that you can binge on Netflix! All of these are a must see!!
1. Glow
  • Easily one of my favorite shows. I love that it's set in the 80s and has amazing music!
Alison Brie stars as Ruth Wilder, an out-of-work actress living in Los Angeles in the '80s. Wilder finds an unexpected chance at stardom: enter the glitter and spandex-laden world of women's wrestling, where she must work alongside 12 other Hollywood misfits. Marc Maron plays the role of Sam Sylvia, a washed-up director of "B" movies who tries to lead the group of women to fame. The series is created by Carly Mensch and Liz Flahive, who serve as executive producers with Jenji Kohan and Tara Herrmann.


2. The Haunting of Hill House
  • My family and I binged watched the whole show in two sittings. It's beyond addicting. You will not see anything coming and my mind is seriously still blown! Literally, one of the best shows ever made. 
This modern reimagining of the Shirley Jackson novel follows siblings who, as children, grew up in what would go on to become the most famous haunted house in the country... Now, adults, they are forced back together in the face of tragedy and must finally confront the ghosts of their past. Some of those ghosts still lurk in their minds, while others may actually be stalking the shadows of Hill House. The ensemble cast includes Oscar winner Timothy Hutton, Carla Gugino, and Henry Thomas. Mike Flanagan, a veteran of the horror genre, created the series.

3. Grey's Anatomy
  • My favorite medical drama and for sure one of my favorite dramas of all time.
The medical drama series focuses on a group of young doctors at Seattle Grace Mercy West Hospital, who began their careers at the facility as interns. One of the young doctors and the show's namesake, Meredith Grey, is the daughter of a famous surgeon. Grey struggles to maintain relationships with her colleagues, particularly the hospital's one-time chief of surgery, Richard Webber, due to a pre-existing relationship between them - Webber and Meredith's mother had a personal relationship when Meredith was young.
4. 13 Reasons Why
  • This show is intense. It can be triggering so word of caution before watching. It's heartbreaking. The book is just as good if not better. The first season on the show kept very true to the book.
Newcomer Katherine Langford plays the role of Hannah, a young woman who takes her own life. Two weeks after her tragic death, a classmate named Clay finds a mysterious box on his porch. Inside the box are recordings made by Hannah -- on whom Clay had a crush -- in which she explains the 13 reasons why she chose to commit suicide. If Clay decides to listen to the recordings, he will find out if and how he made the list. This intricate and heart-wrenching tale is told through Clay and Hannah's dual narratives.

5. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
  • One of my favorite comedy shows.
Rescued after 15 years in a cult, Kimmy Schmidt decides to reclaim her life by venturing to New York, where she experiences everyday life with wide-eyed enthusiasm. On a whim, she rents a room from Titus, a gay wannabe Broadway actor, who makes ends meet as a street performer in Times Square. The unlikely pair find they're well-suited to help each other out, with Titus reintroducing Kimmy to modern life, and her providing him with the inspiration that you should never give up. Together they'll make it through whatever life throws at them.


6. Stranger Things
  • More 80s vibes but it's oh so good! One of the most creative shows ever made.
This thrilling Netflix original drama stars Golden Globe-winning actress Winona Ryder as Joyce Byers, who lives in a small Indiana town in 1983 -- inspired by a time when tales of science fiction captivated audiences. When Joyce's 12-year-old son, Will, goes missing, she launches a terrifying investigation into his disappearance with local authorities. As they search for answers, they unravel a series of extraordinary mysteries involving secret government experiments, unnerving supernatural forces, and a very unusual little girl.


7. Gilmore Girls
  • Easily one of my favorite tv shows ever made. I was luckily able to go on the set when it was being filmed at Warner Brothers before the show ended. It was easily one of my favorite memories.
Set in a storybook Connecticut town populated by an eclectic mix of dreamers, artists and everyday folk, this multigenerational drama about family and friendship centers around Lorelai Gilmore and her daughter, Rory. Lorelai owns the town's bed-and-breakfast, the Dragonfly Inn, with best friend/chef Sookie, and contends with weekly dinners with eccentric, well-off parents Richard and Emily Gilmore (who always have something to say about their daughter's life). After high school, Rory attends Yale University but frequently returns to Stars Hollow to visit her mom.


8. Gossip Girl
  • One of the best shows of all time. Two words Chuck Bass!
High school is over for the privileged former students at an exclusive prep school on Manhattan's Upper East Side, but Gossip Girl still shares text-messaged scoops on scandals and heartache. As the graduates embark on their futures, with some attending college and others focusing on burgeoning careers, Gossip Girl continues to stir the pot and feed any potential scandals. And still, the identity of Gossip Girl remains a mystery. From executive producers Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage, Leslie Morgenstein, Bob Levy, and Joshua Safran.

9. American Horror Story
  • One of the most creative tv shows out there! Every season is like a mini-movie in itself. 
"American Horror Story" was created by the co-creators of "Glee," but the shows have little in common besides that. American Horror Story (sometimes abbreviated as AHS) is an American anthology horror television series created by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk for the basic cable network FX. Each season is conceived as a self-contained miniseries, following a different set of characters and settings, and a storyline with its own "beginning, middle, and end." Some plot elements of each season are loosely inspired by true events.


10. How To Get Away With Murder


  • This show is epic. Viola Davis is a queen! The acting is brilliant. 

  • Annalise Keating (Oscar- and Tony-winning actress Viola Davis), a brilliant, charismatic and seductive professor of defense law, teaches a class called How to Get Away With Murder. Annalise, also a criminal defense attorney, selects a group of students -- the best and the brightest -- to assist with cases at her firm alongside her employees, the trustworthy and discreet Frank Delfino (Charlie Weber) and Bonnie Winterbottom ("Gilmore Girls" alum Liza Weil), an associate attorney. Mysteries arise that test everyone's limits and reveal dark truths.



    11. Gypsy
    • I love Naomi Watts. This show has a way of drawing you in where you want to know what happens next. 
    Academy Award-nominee Naomi Watts stars in this Netflix-original psychological thriller as Jean, a therapist in New York with a successful practice and a life that seems picturesque. As Jean starts to develop intimate and illicit relationships with the people in her patients' lives, the borders of her professional life and personal fantasies become blurred. Jean descends into a world where reality and the forces of her desires are disastrously at odds, which impacts her life and the lives of those around her.


    12. Riverdale
    • This show is addictive plain and simple.
    Archie Andrews starts the school year with the world weighing on his shoulders. He's decided he wants to pursue a future in the music business, but his recently ended clandestine relationship with the music teacher has left him without a mentor, and his friendship with Jughead Jones is in a bad place. Things look like they might be turning around when Veronica Lodge, a new girl, arrives. Despite the instant chemistry, Veronica is hesitant to risk a friendship with Betty -- who has a crush on Archie -- to pursue anything. Amidst all the small-town banality lurks a mystery: the recent tragic death of Jason Blossom, the twin brother of beautiful and popular troublemaker, Cheryl.

    13. Good Girls
    • I binged watched the whole first season in one sitting. This is one of the funniest shows that I have ever watched. I love it. 
    When sisters Beth and Annie and their best friend Ruby become fed up with playing by the rules and not getting the respect they deserve, they band together to take control of their lives -- by holding up a local grocery store. Beth's the perfect wife and mother, but her used-car-dealing, cheating husband has sent her family into financial ruin; Ruby is happily married to a policeman but can't afford the medical bills and experimental drugs to help her daughter; and Annie, a single mom, is caught in a nasty custody battle with her ex. In desperate need of money, the women plan the heist expecting to ease their financial burdens. But new to the game of crime, they get pulled in deeper than they ever imagined -- and the only way out of this will be together.

    14. Russian Doll
    • Natasha Lyonne is easily one of my favorite actresses. There's something about her voice that makes me smile. She's hilarious. I love her so much.
    Emmy-nominated actress Natasha Lyonne stars in this comedy-drama series as Nadia, a young woman who is on a journey to be the guest of honor at a party in New York City. But she gets caught in a mysterious loop as she repeatedly attends the same event and dies at the end of the night each time -- only to awaken the next day unharmed as if nothing had happened. In addition to starring, Lyonne co-created the show with "Saturday Night Live" alum Amy Poehler and serves as a writer and director for the Netflix original series.

    15. Breaking Bad

    • Iconic. I love this show so much. It's a ride! LOVE LOVE LOVE IT SO MUCH. It has some of the most iconic lines in tv history ever. It deserves all the hype. 
    Mild-mannered high school chemistry teacher Walter White thinks his life can't get much worse. His salary barely makes ends meet, a situation not likely to improve once his pregnant wife gives birth, and their teenage son is battling cerebral palsy. But Walter is dumbstruck when he learns he has terminal cancer. Realizing that his illness probably will ruin his family financially, Walter makes a desperate bid to earn as much money as he can in the time he has left by turning an old RV into a meth lab on wheels.

    16. Orange Is The New Black
    • Another show with amazing acting. The plot draws you in. You start to care for the characters behind bars and become invested in their stories.
    Piper Chapman is a public relations executive with a career and a fiance when her past suddenly catches up to her. In her mid-30s she is sentenced to spend time in a minimum-security women's prison in Connecticut for her association with a drug runner 10 years earlier. This Netflix original series is based on the book of the same title. Forced to trade power suits for prison orange, Chapman makes her way through the corrections system and adjusts to life behind bars, making friends with the many eccentric, unusual and unexpected people she meets.

    17. The Office
    • One of the best comedy shows ever made.
    This US adaptation, set at a paper company in Scranton, Pa., has a similar documentary style to that of the Ricky Gervais-led British original. It features the staff of Dunder-Mifflin, a staff that includes characters based on characters from the British show (and, quite possibly, people you work with in your office). There's Jim, the likable employee who's a bit of an everyman. Jim has a thing for receptionist-turned-sales rep Pam (because office romances are always a good idea). There's also Dwight, the successful co-worker who lacks social skills and common sense. And there's Ryan, who has held many jobs at the company.

    18. Everything Sucks!
    • I love all things the 90s. I get very nostalgic. Take me back!!!
    It's the 1990s in Boring, Ore., and groups of outcasts in Boring High School's AV and drama clubs are trying to brave the ups and downs of teenage life in a simpler world without smartphones and other 21st-century technology. The two crews of nerdy students are frustrated that no one is taking them seriously so they decide the best way to make it through high school is to join forces and make a movie -- that'll help them get noticed. And there's also the usual teenage romance issues to deal with. Luke, the de facto ringleader of the AV club, falls for Kate, the principal's daughter, but she doesn't necessarily reciprocate the romantic feelings Luke has for her and is dealing with her own issues.

    19. Girlboss
    • I am so sad this show is canceled. It needs to come back! It's so good.
    Inspired by Sophia Amoruso's best-selling book, this series follows the rise of Amoruso's multi-million dollar fashion empire, Nasty Gal. Britt Robertson plays the starring role of Sophia, a rebellious, broke anarchist who decides to start selling vintage clothing online. As her passion -- and retail fashion empire -- begins to grow, Sophia unexpectedly becomes a businesswoman, who starts realize the value (and difficulties) of being the boss of her own life. Alongside the likes of Charlize Theron and Kay Cannon, Sophia Amoruso serves as an executive producer.

    20. Glee
    • The love I have for this show is never-ending. My high school experience was in glee club so watching this show makes me very nostalgic. 
    Optimistic teacher Will Schuester heads up McKinley High School's glee club -- New Directions -- a place where ambitious and talented students can find strength, acceptance and their voice. As the students find themselves, they also enjoy a respite from the harsh realities of life. Mr. Schuester hopes to help the kids in every way he can, and also dreams of taking the group to nationals. As Schuester and the glee club pursue their goal, they face opposition from a conniving cheerleading coach, Sue Sylvester, who tries to sabotage the group at every turn.

    Have you seen any of these shows? Are any of them on your watch list? What shows do you love on Netflix that you think I should watch?

    Do you have any other streaming services other than Netflix? I have Amazon Prime, Netflix, and Hulu. I plan on posting lists for those other services as well.

    Let me know everything in the comments down below. I love chatting with everyone!

    xoxo,

    6 comments:

    1. AWESOME list! Quite a few of my faves are on here! :)

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    2. I wish Girlboss had gotten more than one season! I wanted to see where it would go next!

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    3. So many of these shows are on my to-watch list, but I’m so bad at getting round to watching TV shows! So many people have been telling me to watch Stranger Things, so I need to get to that soon, but I also want to watch GLOW and Gilmore Girls. Plus I’m a couple of seasons behind on Orange Is The New Black. Great post! :)

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      1. gosh, you totally have to get on the bandwagon! They are amazing.

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