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Top Binge-Worthy Shows on Netflix

I recently got Netflix and right away we had an instant connection.  Sure, some people have their loved ones but I have Netflix.  I was so overwhelmed by all the movies and the seemingly infinite possibility of shows. Spring Break is coming so let me introduce you all to some very amazing shows.  If you’re like me then you won’t be partying or hanging outside, you’ll be indoors watching TV.

Here is a guide of what to watch:

1.   Criminal Minds

Ahh! My favorite Show.  So it follows the cases that the Behavioral Analysis Unit of the FBI deal with on a regular basis. The cases cover different serial killers who the BAU tracks down via “profiling”.  They call the killers “unsubs” because it doesn’t allow them to get too attached. If you’re into crime shows like Law and Order or CSI and even NCIS this is going to rock your world. This show has been on for ten years and counting, with its 10th season currently airing!! The first nine are on Netflix and you will be instantly brought in by the first episode.

2.  30 Rock

Starring Tina Fey this shows revolves around the misadventures of The Girlie Show’s head writer Liz Lemon, the other writers, her boss, and the star of show, Tracy Jordan. 

The person to watch on this show is Kenneth:

He is the head page of NBC, where TGS is produced, and he really loves television. And people. He is the “bees’ knees” so to speak and mostly the cutest thing you ever did see in a page uniform. If this hasn’t sealed the deal for you to watch might I remind you that Amy Poehler made an appearance in one of the live shows?Not to mention that 30 Rock has earned a variety of awards…All 8 seasons are available to stream on Netflix!

3.    Parks and Recreation

AMY POEHLER EVERYONE! She stars as Leslie Knope, the protagonist of the show and her team of misfits ranging from loveable goof Andy Dwyer to hilariously masculine Ron Swanson. This show is so funny that there’s really no reason why you shouldn’t watch it.

And then there’s Tom Haverford..

The show is about the Parks and Recreation department of Pawnee. Which is a town known for its interesting choice in beverage sizes…Some would call this obesity… It’s pretty close to the Office in terms of filming so if you love the Office check out Parks and Rec. Recently the show ended this February. Bye, Bye Lil’ Sebastian…The first 6 seasons are available on Netflix. So treat yo’self!

 

4.   Louie

Louis C.K. is a comedian who portrays a fictionalize version of himself. He’s a single dad who’s recently divorced and the things that he gets into is pretty funny. Since he is portraying a fictionalized version of himself the show does cut in to Louie doing stand-up at the comedy bar. Louie is your soul mate. He is ridiculously bad at flirting and he really loves his children. Did I mention appearances from Robin Williams, Jerry Seinfeld and Ricky Gervais?

Seasons 1-3 are available right now! Season 4 is currently underway to come onto Netflix- so stay tuned for it!

5.    Arrested Development

I’m sure you’ve heard about this show already but it’s a must see. How stupid the family is and believe me I don’t mean the ‘I-don’t-know-what-4×4-is-because-I’m-so-dumb. I mean the money-comes-from-where? Wait-we’re-poor?? What-is-poor?’ Is completely comical.  Since it’s a Netflix original show, all three seasons are available. The Bluth family was a family that lost everything and the one man who had no choice but to keep them together. Basically it’s one of the shows where the family loses all their money and they have to try and find some way to make it all work. The man being Michael Bluth, the only one who has any real common sense of the family. His son (George Michael) is played by a young Michael Cera and it is seriously adorable. Oh, George Michael why are you so relatable? Let’s not forget Lindsay Bluth’s (Michael Bluth’s brother) husband, Tobias Hankel. Currently, the first three seasons are available.

Season 4 is hopefully underway. Let’s keep our fingers crossed!

6.    Better off Ted

Better off Ted is a satire on office comedies. It stars a man named Ted who is the head of research and development department at Veridian Dynamics, a cold, soulless company.  He questions the company’s practices pretty often. I love this show because of its use of wit. Plus, Portia De Rossi. Although it has been cancelled, there’s still two seasons of Better of Ted. So check it out!

7.    Bob’s Burgers

If you haven’t already heard of this show then I must tell you that you have to watch it.  Bob, the title character owns a burger shop called, you guessed it, Bob’s Burgers.  His wife and  children Tina, Gene, and Louise help Bob run the store. I love it so much for its humor and relatable quotes. It’s the realness of the show that gets me.You will laugh for days at the absurdity of the situations this family gets into.  All in all, you will be so glad you watched it.

The first three seasons are up and available for streaming.

8.  The Inbetweeners (UK version)

The series revolves around four British guys in high school (or as they say across the sea, Secondary school).  They are a bit goofy, okay, extremely goofy.  Join Simon, Will, Jay, and Neil as they navigate through school with a shared interest in losing their virginity and going through various “rites of passages” like getting their first car or going to their first club.  There’s only three seasons, but it’s definitely worth it. 

9.  New Girl

A gal, Jess, breaks up with her longtime boyfriend and she finds herself living with a group a guys. She’s pretty offbeat. It’s cute. But the guys love that about her so it’s okay. They are all so funky and just really go well together.  They’re a bunch of 30-something year olds and they deal a lot with relationships. But it’s still really funny watching them do it.

10.      Weeds

Nancy Botwin is a new widow and she’s in a predicament. Her husband died leaving her with her two kids and a gorgeous house to take care of. How will she do all of this?

Enter Drugs.

Nancy is a drug dealer.  She sells weeds to her wealthy neighbors in Agrestic, a community of families who have a lot of money. To maintain her “high-end” lifestyle Nancy sells marijuana, or weeds, to keep a roof over her family’s head. Sounds pretty bad ass to me. The show has 8 seasons and they are so worth it.

From the first episode I was invested in the series and it just keeps getting better, season-wise.

 

Enjoy your Spring Break (or anytime, really) Netflix binge-watching!

Chick who moved from the east coast to the west coast. Lover of puggles and naps.
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