8 TV Series You Have to Binge-watch

Have you already seen just about everything on Netflix and you're currently stuck looking for a new TV show to binge? I'm here to help! As a bit of a TV junkie myself, I'm here to suggest some new shows that you may have not heard of or some that you were unsure of! If so, stay tuned for some for various options that fit all different types of genres!

 

1. Young and Hungry

 

Young and Hungry follows the life of a young chef trying to establish her career while maintaining finances as well as her personal life. Gabi Diamond, played by Emily Osment, gets hired as a personal chef, by Josh Kaminski, played by Jonathan Sadowski, who is a well-off technology entrepreneur. While Gabi struggles adapting to her new job, her roommate and best friend, Sofia Rodriguez, played by Aimee Carrero, struggles to find her dream job as well as her dream man. The comedy follows the girls’ every day struggles including: love, work and paying their rent on time. The ABC Family show is a perfect light watch to laugh at the relatable yet unfortunate situations the girls find themselves in. Young and Hungry can be found on ABC Family as well as Netflix.

2. American Housewife

 

American Housewife, played by Katy Mixon, captures the every day lives of an American family, living in a wealthy suburb, where they most certainly do not fit in. The families living in Westport, Connecticut are all extremely rich, polished and appear practically flawless, while the Otto family is the complete opposite of all of their new neighbors. The ABC television series’ second season just premiered last month and is on every Wednesday at 9:30pm and can also be streamed on Hulu. The light comedy perfectly depicts the every day struggles the typical American family faces, with a hysterical twist placed on each issue.

3. Superstore

 

If you have spent any time working in retail, I promise you that you will be able to relate to every episode of the NBC comedy. Superstore is a hilarious series about a team of employees who work in a Walmart style superstore called Cloud 9. Starring America Ferrera, Superstore follows a group of employees and the laughable scenarios they get themselves into while working at the store. A majority of the show focuses on customer service and complaining customers, who the employees frankly do not care about. I personally have worked in retail for almost three years now and can tell you that I have re-watched the first season twice, simply for the relatable scenarios and Black Friday craziness the show portrays. Superstore is on every Thursday at 8pm on NBC or can also be streamed on Hulu.

4. Riverdale

 

I can not say enough about Riverdale; seriously, I could go on about it for hours. Riverdale is a fairly new CW show starring Cole Sprouse, KJ Apa, Lili Reinhart and Camila Mendes, amongst various other celebs. I mean, come on, how could you not watch anything that Cole Sprouse stars in?! The cast plays a group of high school friends whom try and solve the sudden death of their classmate, Jason Blossom. Of course, like any show that takes place in a high school setting, every scene is more dramatic than the last. Based on the Archie Comics, the show includes relationship drama, a murder mystery and suspenseful episodes that will leave you sitting on the edge of your seat waiting for next week’s episode. The first season of Riverdale is available on Netflix and season 2, which just premiered on October 11th, is on at 8pm on the CW, every Wednesday. Riverdale is an absolute must-see!

5. Freaks and Geeks

 

Freaks and Geeks first premiered in 1999 and unfortunately only lasted one season, and let me tell you, it is so depressing that there isn’t at least a second season for the show. The show stars James Franco, I mean who doesn’t love James Franco, Seth Rogen, Linda Cardellini and Jason Segel, to name a few. The show follows a group of friends “the freaks” as they tackle the obstacles that came along with attending high school during the 1980s. The student body is split into the “freaks” and the “geeks,” whom main character, Lindsey, played by Linda Cardellini, struggles to find herself in one or both of these classifications. Up until a few months ago I had never heard of the show until my friend recommended it to me! I watched the first and only season in a week and fell in love with each character and the messages depicted in every episode, ultimately becoming one of my absolute favorite TV shows. The show is available on Netflix and is rumored to be coming out with a Freaks and Geeks documentary in 2018!

6. Law and Order True Crime: The Menendez Brothers

 

The Law and Order special is another must see, the show re-creates the story of the double murder of Jose and Kitty Menendez, the wealthy parents of Lyle and Erik Menendez. In 1989 in Beverly Hills, California, Jose and Kitty were found shot and killed in the living room of their Beverly Hills mansion. Brothers Lyle, played by Miles Gaston Villanueva, and Erik, played by Gus Halper, called the police reporting the crime, which they had committed. The show follows the boys' trial and the back story to how and why they killed their parents. The series digs extremely deep into the lives of the boys, making it extremely difficult for the audience to not be completely involved in every episode. If you’re anything like me and follow every major trial that is televised on every news station, you will love the show and find yourself wishing you could binge watch the season. Law and Order True Crime: The Menendez Brothers can be found on NBC every Tuesday at 10pm.

7. This Is Us

 

I’m sure by now most of you have at least heard of This Is Us and the heart warming family moments that come along with it. Starring Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore, Chrissy Metz, Sterling K. Brown and Justin Hartley, the show focuses on the family’s lives and all of the obstacles they have overcome together. Every episode of the show tackles every day struggles that society may face, while pulling on the heart strings and making you cry every. single. time. NBC’s This Is Us is on Tuesdays at 9pm and can be streamed on Hulu.

8. Atypical

 

Atypical is a Netflix original comedy series about a boy named Sam, played by Keir Gilchrist, who lives his life as an 18 year-old on the Autism Spectrum. The show follows Sam on his journey to find love and all of the obstacles that come along with it. When Sam decides he wants to be in a relationship, it flips his mom’s world upside down, taking her on her own personal journey, while her husband realizes he isn’t close enough to their son and their daughter, Casey, finds her own perfect love story. The series is filled with laughable scenes that warm your heart each step of the way.