Good morning, everyone! I took a poll the other day on instastories and the majority of you guys wanted to see a list of our favorite binge-worthy shows on Netflix. Chris and I are huge Netflix-lovers and we absolutely love discovering new shows to watch, especially while we’re stuck at home during quarantine (it is honestly embarrassing how much Netflix we’ve watched!). Without further ado, here we go!
Favorite Binge-Worthy TV Shows
All American // Chris and I are currently watching this right now! Based on a true story, the show follows high school football player Spencer James as he navigates between two worlds: his original home in Crenshaw and his new life in Beverly Hills. Although I would consider this a teen drama, it’s still highly entertaining for adults and both men and women.
Bloodline // Another show that we just started and are LOVING! It’s a bit of a thriller/drama, and it pulls you in right from the beginning. The show focuses on the lives of the Rayburn family, who own and run an oceanfront hotel in the Florida Keys. The show opens with Danny, the black sheep of the family with a troubled past, returning home and asking to stay and work at the inn, while his brothers and sisters debate over what to do.
Cheer // Cheer is a six-part docuseries that follows the Navarro College cheerleading squad as they prepare to compete in the National Cheerleading Championship. Not only does the series do a great job of showing how cheerleading is a sport, you also become really attached to the members of the squad! This is a great show whether you’re interested in cheerleading or not.
Evil Genius // If you’re a fan of true crime, then you will love this four-part true crime documentary series about the murder of Brian Wells, a high-profile 2003 incident often referred to as the “pizza bomber” case.
Gilmore Girls // If you’ve never seen Gilmore Girls, now is the perfect time to watch it start to finish – I think it’s one of the best series to ever air on television! The show’s main focus is the relationship between single mother, Lorelai Gilmore, and her daughter, Rory, who live in a small, quaint town in Connecticut called Stars Hollow. You will absolutely fall in love with the characters in this show, as it follows Rory’s experiences at the elite, private high school Chilton and later on at Yale University. I just have to note here that I LOVE the witty dialogue in this show… you will laugh out loud and cry along with Lorelai and Rory.
Goosebumps // If you need a blast from the past, try watching this creepy series based on R.L. Stine’s best-selling Goosebumps book series. I used to watch this growing up, and sometimes Chris and I will watch an episode of two just to bring back memories!
Gossip Girl // Gossip Girl is a truly timeless show that revolves around the lives of privileged upper-class teens living in Manhattan’s Upper East Side. I will forever love Serena and Blair (and their fashion sense) and all the drama that surrounds these rich teens and their love interests.
Hart of Dixie // If you love all things southern, then this is the show for you. The series stars Rachel Bilson as Dr. Zoe Hart, a New Yorker who, after her dreams of becoming a heart surgeon fall apart, accepts an offer to work as a general practitioner in the fictional town of Bluebell, Alabama. I love all the drama (and sweet tea) in this show, it’s one of my all-time favorites!
The Haunting of Hill House // If you want to be scared, then pull up an episode of the suspenseful show Haunting of Hill House. The novel it’s based on is considered to be one of the best literary ghost stories published during the 20th century!
Married at First Sight // Chris and I had never watched this show before, but when we saw that Netflix had the most recent season and that it featured my hometown of Charlotte, NC, we were in! We were immediately hooked from the first episode, when four couples meet at the altar for the first time and test their compatibility after the wedding.
New Girl // Chris and I have watched every season of New Girl at least twice. It’s a current-day “Friends,” starring Zooey Deschanel as Jess, the kooky teacher that moves into a Los Angeles loft with three men.
The Office // I never understood people’s fascination with The Office until I sat down to watch it for myself. Now I’m obsessed. This sitcom pokes fun at office life, where a typical workday consists of ego clashes and inappropriate behavior.
Love is Blind // Odds are you’ve heard of this show… it is seriously amazing! The series follows thirty men and women hoping to find love. For ten days, the men and woman date each other in different “pods,” where they can talk to each other, but can’t see each other. A lot of them end up falling in love – and proposing! The series follows them as they go on vacation together and return to their day-to-day lives leading up to the wedding.
Orange is the New Black // This series revolves around Piper Chapman, a woman in her thirties living in New York City who is sentenced to 15 months in federal prison. Although it might sound a little strange, the show chronicles life in prison and does a great job of building characters – many of whom you fall in love with and really root for.
Outer Banks // This one is pretty new to Netflix and is the perfect summer series. Outer Banks follows a group of teenagers in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. The ringleader of the group, John B, is quite the, ahem, *hottie*, and he is determined to find out what happened to his missing father (and might even find some hidden treasure along the way).
Selling Sunset // This reality TV show showcases the drama at The Oppenheim Group, where elite real estate brokers sell luxurious houses to buyers (think Real Housewives but real estate style). This show is super entertaining – not only do you get sucked into all those beautiful Los Angeles houses, but the behind-the-scenes drama is pretty juicy! I’ve watched both seasons and loved both.
Skin Wars // Skin Wars is a reality competition show that has contestants compete head to head in body painting challenges. That might sound strange, but is is one of THE MOST INTERESTING shows I’ve ever watched.
Spinning Out // This is one of my favorite drama shows on Netflix, starring Kat Baker, a young ice skater. After a serious injury that threatens her ice skating career, she is given the chance to start fresh as a pair skater when she is paired with handsome Justin Davis. The show is a little dark and deals a lot with mental illness, but it is ADDICTING.
Stranger Things // This science fiction horror series is quite a blast from the past. Set in the 1980s fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana, the first season focuses on the investigation into the disappearance of a young boy amid supernatural events occurring around the town. You will fall in love with every single one of these 80s teenagers, and especially Eleven, a young girl with supernatural powers and an affinity for waffles.
Sweet Magnolias // Okay all you southern belles, this one is for you! This is a brand new show on Netflix and it’s a good one. Give it at least two episodes and you will certainly be hooked. Featuring the small southern town of Serenity, this show follows lifelong friends Maddie, Helen and Dana Sue as they juggle relationships, family and careers. The thing I really like about this show is that there is plenty of drama, but none of the characters really get into serious trouble (too many TV shows these days glorify drugs and sex). It’s a really wholesome show that I absolutely love!
Tiger King // If you haven’t seen Tiger King yet, you are in for a treat! This documentary miniseries follows the life of zookeeper Joe Exotic and focuses on the small but deeply interconnected group of big cat owners and collectors. If you thought there wasn’t drama in zoo keeping, think again. This series gets wild and will leave you seriously asking, “Did Carol Baskin kill her husband and feed him to the tigers?”
Too Hot to Handle // If you need a light and fluffy show for summer, look no further than Too Hot to Handle. The contestants on this gameshow are all smokin’ hot, sent to an island isolated from everyone else, and told that they can’t kiss or touch one another or else they lose prize money. The premise of the show is to teach young, single people to create genuine connections instead of their usual flings. Some of the contestants are so shallow that it was a bit hard to watch, but entertaining nonetheless.
YOU // This psychological thriller follows Joe Goldberg, a lonely bookstore manager in New York City, who falls in love with a customer named Guinevere Beck. He soon develops an extreme, toxic and delusional obsession with her, and his obsession wreaks havoc on everyone involved. YOU actually has two seasons out, and I loved the second even more than the first!
Yummy Mummies // This one is just good ‘ol entertainment. Yummy Mummies follows wealthy, expectant moms who support each other through the challenges of pregnancy and motherhood. I enjoyed watching it to learn about what first-time-moms go through… and stuck around for the fierce competition that these moms feel against one another!
If you have any shows to add to the list, definitely let us all know in the comments!