Tired of the same old shows on Netflix? Need something new? Awesome! You’re in luck! If you’re looking for a romance, a laugh, or a good spook we’ve got you here! Check out 10 of the most “bingeworthy” shows (that aren’t Grey’s, Scandal, or Gossip Girl) that you need to watch and why!
1. Hart of Dixie
Looking for a cute southern romance show? Well you’re in luck! It’s right here! This cute comedy series is about Dr. Zoe Hart (Rachel Bilson) reaching a bump in the road in her medical career, now forced to move to Bluebell, Alabama where she will take over a practice in the small town. Not being from the South, Dr. Hart has plenty of troubles when she arrives, but decides to give this new life a chance.
This show also stars Cress Williams, Jaime King, Wilson Bethel, Scott Porter, and Tim Matheson.
2. How to Get Away With Murder
Welcome back to Shondaland! Annalise Keating (Viola Davis) stars as an incredible professor of defense law, teaching a class called “How to Get Away With Murder.” The top students of this class are selected to help her with cases at her personal firm with her employees Frank Delfino (Charlie Weber) and Bonnie Winterbottom (Liza Weil). This show is full of mysteries and plenty of secrets are exposed when the course that was promised to change their lives really does.This show also stars Billy Brown, Jack Falahee, Aja Naomi King, Matt McGorry, and Karla Souza.
3. Stranger Things
One of the hottest shows that came out in 2016, has more seasons to be binged! This science-fiction thriller starring Winona Ryder as Joyce Byers, begins with Will Byers (Noah Schnapp) going missing, and his loyal friends Mike (Finn Wolfhard), Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo), and Lucas (Caleb McLaughlin) looking for him. However, they come across a strange experiment, known as Eleven, and together they work to find Will. The later seasons continue with the consequences from the first season in hopes that their life can return to normal. If you haven’t watched this awesome series you need to get on it!
Remember the Archie Comics that were in the funnies section of the Sunday paper? Well this show is based off them! Archie Andrews (KJ Apa) returns in a small town of Riverdale, where he explores the mystery of the death of one of the Blossom twins on the past 4th of July. Camila Mendes as Veronica Lodge, Lili Reinhart as Betty Cooper, and don’t forget our childhood love Cole Sprouse as Jughead Jones, band with Archie to discover the mysteries from that weekend. This show brings new students, relationships, and plenty more spins that you are not going to expect.
5. Black Mirror
This British science fiction anthology TV series dives into modern society’s problems with new technologies. Inspired by The Twilight Zone, each episode takes place in either a present time or the upcoming future addressing the consequences that can come with the abuse of technology and where our society could be headed if we continue to depend on technology so much. It compares technology to that of a drug. Some episodes can be hard to follow, but overall this show is really interesting and puts an interesting perspective on our society today.
6. A Series of Unfortunate Events
Arguably my favorite book series when I was growing up, Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events, is a black comedy-drama made by Netflix. A mysterious fire kills the Baudelaire children’s parents, the three now-orphans are placed in Count Olaf’s (Neil Patrick Harris) hands. Violet (Malina Weissman), Klaus (Louis Hynes), and Sunny Baudelaire (Presley Smith), continue to move around homes of a secret society their parents were in, in hope to escape Count Olaf’s plots to take their family fortune for himself. The first season is the first four books of the series, but the second season is supposed to be release this month!
7. The Office
Okay, enough of the drama series for now! You can finally understand the Michael Scott memes that are on Twitter when you check out The Office. This hilarious comedy stars Steve Carell as Michael Scott, John Krasinski as Jim Halpert, Rainn Wilson as Dwight Schrute, and Jenna Fischer as Pam Beesly. This Dunder-Mifflin Paper Company Scranton Branch staff shows the everyday life of office employees: showcasing ego clashes, inappropriate behavior, relationships, and just overall good laughs. I promise you will pee your pants laughing at this show.
8. 13 Reasons Why
Annnnnd back to another drama show (Sorry not sorry)! This drama/mystery, based off the books written by Jay Asher, is all about Clay Jenson (Dylan Minnette), a highschool student, and Hannah Baker (Katherine Langford), a girl who committed suicide after experiencing some brutal bullying. Hannah has left a box of cassette tapes where she has recorded the details of the 13 reasons why she decided to end her life, leaving clear instructions to each person what to do with the tapes when they have listened to them all. Each person who receives the package played a part into why she did this deed, and if anyone breaks the chain another set of tapes will be released to the public. This show addresses some pretty intense topics, so if you aren’t prepared for that this may not be the show for you.
9. Gilmore Girls
Last but not least, we have Gilmore Girls! Taking place in Stars Hollow, Connecticut this show is centered around the lives of Lorelai and Rory Gilmore (Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel) and their relationship. Lorelai gave birth to Rory at a young age, and now she is a very studious teenager, who with the help of Rory’s grandparents, is able to attend Chilton Prep School with the promise that every week they have a Friday night dinner together. As Rory grows through her high school years before attending an Ivy League school for college, both her and Lorelai’s ambition is showcased in their relationship together, as well as those in the town such as Luke (Scott Patterson). This show examines issues of family, relationships and romance, education, friendship, and social class.
If you have watched all of these then props to you! That’s a whole lot of Netflix! I would know (I’ve seen them all). I hope you have a relaxing and wonderful break!!! Enjoy this time before we have to come back and kick things into gear for second half of the semester.