Popcorn and Netflix are my best friends. I think Netflix is one of the best tv subscriptions out there and I’ve logged countless hours watching shows that I would have never discovered watching cable. This past year I’ve watched some great shows that I felt like were perfect for binge watching!
The synopsis that I gave for all of these are not from an official site; just my way of trying to explain a little bit about the show. All of these are on Netflix and you can easily watch a trailer for them on Youtube. I’ve watched all of these shows and all their seasons, so I’m not just recommending these based off the first episode I watched. Hope you enjoy!
Grey’s Anatomy: My favorite tv show everrrrr. I first saw this show in 2005 while it was on its second season. I was sick in bed in Mexico and Abc was one of the only American channels that they had. I watched one episode as was hooked. I’ve been a religious watcher ever since, reserving my thursday nights for Greys and hosting premier parties. I absolutely love everything about this show and over the years have gotten really attached to the characters! It’s been on for 11 seasons so If you want a long series to watch then this one is for you. I’m not going to get into the storyline (you should know by now and if you don’t, shame on you!) but it’s a great drama. I’m sure most of you have seen some episodes here and there but if you watch it from the beginning I’m sure you will love it! (11 seasons-on air)
Private Practice: Addison was one of my favorite characters from Greys Anatomy so when she got her own spin-off show I was ecstatic. It’s a similar story to Greys Anatomy but instead of a hospital it’s a private practice, so fewer characters and no intense surgeries. This show is more geared towards love/romance and is more character based than Greys Anatomy. Less about them as doctors and more about their personal life. (6 seasons-canceled)
Scandal: When Shonda moved from the medical field to a political drama I was a little skeptical but when I realized the majority of the cast were former Grey’s characters I was really excited to see how she would use them in the new show. It’s told from the perspective of the main character (Olivia Pope) and you follow this DC fixer and her team as they take on some intense scandals including her own with POTUS. (5 seasons-on air)
How To Get Away With Murder: Shonda’s newest development took me aback when I first watched it. It’s good but the casting isn’t as strong as her previous shows, and it has a slow build. However Scandal was the same way (the second season was wayyyy better than the first). Viola Davis plays a devious lawyer who teaches her class how to get away with murder, only to find out that the murder she was helping them commit was closer to home than she expected. This is another show that has a crazy good ending! (1 season-on air)
Thief In The Night
White Collar: A story about a con artist who got caught and is now serving his time as an FBI informant. The story is told from the perspective of both the con artist and his FBI handler. Some scenes can get intense, but they work together to take down some high profile white collar criminals. If you’re looking for a show with an easy plot line and a little bit of drama with a little bit of laugh then this is for you! (6 seasons-canceled)
Leverage: If you love a good con then this show is for you. A group of con artists with different specialties come together to steal or set up high-level authorities who have sabotaged the general population in some sort of way. They work to take down people like the CEO of a healthcare company selling bad drugs to cancer patients, or the president of an organization who is embezzling charity money. It’s lighthearted and fun and there are 5 seasons so you have plenty of episodes to watch. (5 seasons-canceled)
The Blacklist: This show is also about a high-level criminal who is now helping the government to take down underground criminals that the FBI, CIA and other agencies have been trying to capture for years. Unlike most informants, he runs the show, living a life as he normally would and throwing a bone to the FBI when he can. In the beginning your shocked as to why someone so good at what he does would bother to turn himself into the FBI but as the story continues you realize he has a very personal connection to one of the agents and why he insists on working with her and her only.(3 seasons-on air)
Shows you should watch…but not at night
The Following: It’s a series about a cult that share one thing in common: the love of killing people. I know it sounds twisted but just hear me out. It’s a story about a cop on the hunt to take down this killing cult and the story is told from his perspective. It’s a great psychological horror show and it’s very graphic, but the storyline is really interesting. There is never a dull moment; I just wouldn’t recommend watching it at night.(3 seasons-on air)
The Killing: A series about two cops investigating a missing girl. The storyline is very longggggggg. It’s slow to warm up and it takes the whole first season to wrap up the story, but the ending is SO GOOD that it’s worth my recommendation. (4 seasons-canceled)
- Homeland: On Showtime Season 5- On Air
- House Of Cards: On Netflix Season 3- On Air
- Graceland: On Netflix Season 2- On Air
- Suits: On USA Season 5- On Air
- Covert Affairs: On USA Season 5- On Air
You’ll notice that I left off a lot of the popular Netflix shows, and its because I don’t like them (wasn’t a fan of breaking bad or orange is the new black) and because I wanted to share some shows that don’t get noticed. If you have any that I’ve missed feel free to leave them below. I’m always looking for new shows!