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25 TV Shows to Binge Watch on Netflix

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Netflix recommendations guaranteed to be your next obsessive binge watch! 

25 Netflix Recommendations for the tv lover

I am self-admitted tv addict, and I think settling down with my favorite tv show is the ultimate in self-care. So for those of you wondering what to watch on Netflix, I am gonna share with you 25 of my favorite shows you can binge watch on Netflix right now!

I want to add that I have watched all of these tv series, so when I say I am a tv connoisseur I am not joking!

Check out this post if you are wondering what to watch on Amazon Prime and HBO NOW.

And all series descriptions are courtesy of Imdb. No sense in trying to reinvent the wheel.

25 Netflix Recommendations

Complete Series

Nothing is worse than starting a show and realizing you have to wait for a new season! No need to worry about that with these five shows, binge from beginning to end.

1. Bates Motel“A contemporary prequel to Psycho, giving a portrayal of how Norman Bates’ psyche unravels through his teenage years, and how deeply intricate his relationship with his mother, Norma, truly is.”

2. Dexter – “By day, mild-mannered Dexter is a blood-spatter analyst for the Miami police. But at night, he is a serial killer who only targets other murderers.”

3. Mad Men “A drama about one of New York’s most prestigious ad agencies at the beginning of the 1960s, focusing on one of the firm’s most mysterious but extremely talented ad executives, Donald Draper.”

4. The Killing – “A police investigation, the saga of a grieving family, and a Seattle mayoral campaign all interlock after the body of 17-year-old Rosie Larsen is found in the trunk of a submerged car.”

5. The Office (UK) – “The story of an office that faces closure when the company decides to downsize its branches. A documentary film crew follow staff and the manager David Brent as they continue their daily lives.”


The Best of British Dramatic Television

If you are looking to get sucked into a new tv series, try out these picks from across the pond.

6. Broadchurch – “The murder of a young boy in a small coastal town brings a media frenzy, which threatens to tear the community apart.”

7. Luther – “A crime drama series starring Idris Elba as a near-genius murder detective whose brilliant mind can’t always save him from the dangerous violence of his passions.” If you loved Stringer Bell from The Wire, make sure you watch him flex his acting chops as John Luther.

8. Marcella – “Marcella Backland left the Metropolitan Police for the sake of her family, only to have her husband leave her. She returns to her job on the murder squad, investigating a case that seems disturbingly familiar to her.”

9. Shetland – “DI Jimmy Perez and his team investigate crimes within the close knit island community of Shetland.” FYI, this show has the best accents 😉

10. The Fall – “A seemingly cold but very passionate policewoman goes head to head with a seemingly passionate father who is in fact a cold serialist in this procedural out of Belfast. The only thing they share is their common complexity.” Gillian Anderson co-stars which makes it perfect for a fan of The X-Files.

25 binge worthy Netflix tv shows

Comedy Series 

I am a hard one to please when it comes to comedic television, but these five shows are short, sweet, and make even me laugh!

11. Cheers – “The regulars of the Boston bar Cheers share their experiences and lives with each other while drinking or working at the bar where everybody knows your name.” This classic tv sitcom holds up so well in today’s time.

12. F is for Family – “Follow the Murphy family back to the 1970s, when kids roamed wild, beer flowed freely and nothing came between a man and his TV.”

13. Friends  – “Follows the personal and professional lives of six 20 to 30-something-year-old friends living in Manhattan.” Love it or hate it, Friends is a must-watch Netflix recommendation!

14. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt – “A woman is rescued from a doomsday cult and starts life over again in New York City.” I didn’t think I would like this Netflix original show, but I love it!

15. Parks and Recreation – “The absurd antics of an Indiana town’s public officials as they pursue sundry projects to make their city a better place.”

Binge-Worthy TV Shows

You will find all sorts of lists about the most binge-worthy shows on Netflix, here are my top five that wil have you screaming “One more episode!!” 

16. Breaking Bad – “A high school chemistry teacher diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer turns to manufacturing and selling methamphetamine in order to secure his family’s future.”

17. Hinterland – “A noir crime drama set in Aberystwyth, Wales, where troubled DCI Tom Mathias solves murders while searching for redemption.” This could be my favorite show on this entire list!

18. Shameless – “An alcoholic man lives in a perpetual stupor while his six children cope as best they can.”

19. Sherlock – “A modern update finds the famous sleuth and his doctor partner solving crime in 21st century London.”

20. The Walking Dead – “Sheriff Deputy Rick Grimes wakes up from a coma to learn the world is in ruins, and must lead a group of survivors to stay alive.”

Best Netflix Original TV Series

21. Arrested Development – “Level-headed son Michael Bluth takes over family affairs after his father is imprisoned. But the rest of his spoiled, dysfunctional family are making his job unbearable.”

22. Master of NoneThe personal and professional life of Dev, a 30-year-old actor in New York.”

23. Mindhunter – “In the late 1970s two FBI agents expand criminal science by delving into the psychology of murder and getting uneasily close to all-too-real monsters.”

24. Ozark – “A Chicago-based financial advisor secretly relocates his family to the Missouri Ozarks when his dealings with a drug cartel go awry.”

25. Stranger Things – “When a young boy disappears, his mother, a police chief, and his friends, must confront terrifying forces in order to get him back.” I think I may have saved the best for last!

There you have it 25 awesome Netflix recommendations!

What is your favorite binge watching show? Did I forget any?

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14 thoughts on “25 TV Shows to Binge Watch on Netflix”

  1. I’m gonna have to check out Louie and House of Cards! Thanks for the suggestions. My favorite shows are always teen drama (LOL) + sci-fi makes it better… Vampire Diaries, Reign, etc. I LOVE the Walking Dead!

    1. You won’t be disappointed! They are both great shows 🙂 I have been meaning to check out Arrow. I have heard great things about that show. And yes, The Walking Dead is such an obvious choice on Netflix.

      Glad I could recommend a good show. Thanks for stopping by!!

  2. OMG, 2 Saturdays ago I happened to turn the TV on and the Walking Dead was on. Never saw it before. I ended up binge watching it all of that weekend and the weekend after. So good! My husband keeps asking me how can I watch that right before bedtime. I’m addicted. Lol!

    1. It’s such an easy show to get hooked on!! I have rewatched it so many times. More than I would probably care to admit 😉

      Thanks so much for stopping by!!

  3. Thank you for these! We just got netflix this week and we’ve been watching a selection of movies thus far. But these series within each genre are a great find! Thank you for sharing! (commenting from Shine Blog Hop)

    1. I hope you give some of these shows a try. Binge watching is so addicting! It’s hard to go back to regular tv watching once you have access to all the episodes. I actually haven’t watched a movie on Netflix in so long. I should say a NEW-to-me movie. I always love rewatching some of my old favorites.

      Thank you for reading 🙂

  4. I’m an addict for Arrested Development and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia! Hysterical shows, and I admit to crushes on Jason Bateman and Glenn Howerton! Just binge-watched Chopped on Netflix. I sit with baited breath to see what other binge-worthy shows appear.

    1. I forgot Food Network had shows on Netflix. LOVE Chopped!!! Jason Bateman will always be Michael Bluth to me 🙂 I love ASIP but I have a love/hate relationship with Dennis lol.

      Thanks for reading 🙂

  5. I completely agree with Breaking Bad, Dexter and The Walking Dead! Perhaps I will have to try a couple of these other shows you have listed! I love binge watching series, LOL!

    Thanks for linking up at the #SHINEBlogHop!

    1. I am running out of series to binge watch! I am waiting patiently for the next season of House of Cards.

      Thank you for reading 🙂

  6. Once upon a Time! Without a doubt the best show I’ve ever seen! I’ve gotten about six people hopelessly addicted to hours upon hours of Netflix, refusing to miss even one episode! Haha! It’s got some scary parts and a little bad language, but the content is pretty much fantasy and fairy tales, and my kids LOVE it. I’ve gotten a few nasty glances when I tell people my kids like it, but its something we really enjoy together. Very addictive, I warn you!

    1. I had plans to start watching it this fall when I saw Elsa was gonna be on! But I never got around to it. It is definately on my list. Maybe I will wait a little longer and watch it with the kids. Thanks for the recommendation. And thank you for reading!!

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