Does anyone remember when Netflix only allowed you to stream a certain amount of hours of television a month? I do not think I could possibly survive in a world like that anymore. If you are anything like me you have probably spent a few hours, days…. weeks…. (however much time you want to admit) binge watching tv or movies on Netflix. Whether you are just bored or looking for an escape of distraction Netflix is the answer that many of us have been looking for and is always dependable and interesting.
As a chronic binge watcher myself, I know the struggle of looking through the seemingly endless supply of things to watch on Netflix and realizing you’ve basically watched everything you wanted to watch already. Not wanting to go to Hulu and dealing with commercials or paying more for Amazon Prime, it has made me watch shows that I wouldn’t normally seek out on more than one occasion and I have been pleasantly surprised.
For my suggestions on what to watch on Netflix this summer, please visit the links below and reap the benefits of my addiction.
My Favorite Sci-Fi Series.
My Favorite Drama Series.
My Favorite Netflix Originals.
My Favorite British Series.
My Favorite but Unfortunately Cancelled Series.
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I think that everyone has noticed that there has been a pretty big shift in television lately. Networks are definitely spending a lot more money on production quality and sometimes shows that are cancelled get new life on online platforms like Community and Arrested Development. My favorite new innovation of this tv-centric era are some of the Original Series being put out by online plaforms like Netflix. Not only are these shows actually turning out to be good, but Netflix puts out the entire season at once which is perfect for the obsessive people like me. These are my three favorites, feel free to share your opinion about your own!
This has to be one of the most well done superhero shows that I have ever seen. Not only is Matthew Murdock adorable but he’s a complete badass. He is a blind man but sees the world in a different way enabling him to have some pretty amazing ninja skills. The cast is fantastic and the writing is done very well. Complex characters, amazing visuals, A+ in my book.
The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Now I’ve mentioned in the past that I am not usually a huge fan of tv comedies, this show is another exception. Kimmy Schmidt is kidnapped as a young girl and forced to live in a doomsday cult underground. The series takes place after she is rescued and Kimmy has to try to reassimilate into society. I always liked Ellie Kemper while on the office but this character is 10 times more funny and relatable. If you’ve ever felt awkward or weird in a social situation you will instantly feel better about yourself while watching Kimmy Schmidt try to survive in New York with limited social skills and pop culture knowledge.
I have always been a sucker for any sort of historical drama or period piece. This particular show was done extremely well. There was clearly a lot of money backing this project because the way it was shot almost makes it seem like a movie. Historical accuracy aside, the story telling is really nice and it’s really interesting seeing this side of the story. More often than not, the Mongols don’t get a lot of positive representation. This show did a pretty good job humanizing both sides of the conflict and made it very interesting to watch. I wouldn’t call it a family show as many scenes involve a lot of naked women but overall its a great show and I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for something new and interesting to watch.
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This has to be my favorite category of shows to watch on Netflix probably because the genre is so vast. Everything from space adventures to vampires and witchcraft it has something for everyone. There have been many sci-fi shows to grace Netflix with their presence but these are just a few of the current shows on Netflix that I think are worthy of a marathon.
Doctor Who (Currently 7 Season on Netflix)
Any self-respecting sci-fi fan has at least attempted to watch Doctor Who. Whether you like the old version or the new this is a great series that I think everyone would enjoy. The Doctor will wisk you away to far off places or to different times while introducing you to some of the most loveable fictional characters you’ll ever see on tv. Everyone has their favorite Doctor, mine is Ten, have you found yours?
Supernatural (Currently 9 seasons on Netflix)
Ah yes, Supernatural. This is on top of my binge watching list for several reasons. Not only does it have the classic magical sci-finess that I love but it also has hunky men and bromances. Not to mention 9 seasons long so for those of you who get obsessed with shows, this is a great fit. It’s still on the air and the guys just keep getting cuter.
Buffy (7 Seasons + 5 Seasons of spin off)
Buffy is a classic series that I think everyone should watch at least once, if not more. This show has a great story arch and really well developed characters. If you really enjoy the show there is also a spin off called Angel for some more of the Buffy universe. That show has a slightly different vibe but does take place at the same time of the show, so the characters do cross over unlike many spin offs. If you’re into girls kicking ass and hot vampires, this is the show for you. It’s been off the air for a while but a total of 12 seasons is definitely binge-worthy.
Merlin (5 Seasons)
This is one of my favorite shows. Who doesn’t like a show about King Arthur and Merlin? This is a unique take on the classic tale of the round table and its done pretty well. Plus if you’ve already watched Buffy you’ll be able to see Giles again and who doesn’t love that? This show is also a bit refreshing in the midst of all the super high tech or teeny bopper vampire shows (not that I don’t like those). Beautiful wardrobe, great story and magic! Who could ask for more? This show has been off air for a while but its not super dated.
Sliders (5 Seasons)
Ah yes, this is a classic. The show is a little dated but if you like classic sci-fi like star trek or star gate you will definitely like this show. Sliders will take you to different dimensions, some remarkably similar to the one we live in but many more that are totally new and wonderful. At five seasons this show makes for a great marathon of light scifi fun!
Being Human (5 Seasons UK, 4 Seasons USA)
A vampire, a werewolf and a ghost living together may sound like the start of a joke but it actually makes for a great series. This show is unique, however, because it was a British show first and than Americans remade it. I do prefer the British version myself but the American version is also pretty good. Think sci-fi version of the office, the plot is remarkably similar but they both have their own merits and are both definitely worth watching. Both series have since ended leaving us with 5/4 seasons of each to enjoy.
Charmed (8 seasons)
I loved watching Charmed when I was growing up and it is still one of my go to shows when I don’t know what else to watch. The charmed ones graced television for 8 great years and it is still playing on tv so that should tell you something. This show offers fun twists on classic supernatural tales as well as great romances and girl power.
Once Upon a Time (Currently 3 Seasons on Netflix)
Once upon a time is a good show but I’ll be honest, season 3 wasn’t my favorite. The show has built some great characters and has taken a really interesting take on a lot of our classic fairy tales. The show is still currently on the air so not all of the episodes have made it onto Netflix but you can get the rest of them on hulu. A great show but you’ll have to wait till it comes back on to continue watching which makes it a bitter sweet marathon show.
Vampire Diaries (Currently 5 Seasons on Netflix)
The man in the picture is really the only reason you need to start watching this show. Damon Salvatore is one of my favorite fictional vampire characters. He is sassy, beautiful and devastatingly misunderstood. This show has its good moments and its moments that aren’t so good but you’ll always have the beautiful man to the left to look forward to plus more good looking men and a fairly interesting story line. This show is one of my guilty pleasures and I just can’t seem to quit it. Currently in its 6th season but the first 5 are on Netflix.
The Walking Dead ( Currently 4 Seasons on Netflix)
The Walking Dead is a great show if you don’t mind a lot of gore and violence. If you do not already know, this show is set in the zombie apocalypse and deals with many of the issues that people might face in a world without morals or proper hygiene. The real reason to watch this show would be the fantastic Norman Reedus who makes a crossbow and greasy hair look way better than they ever should. The show Just finished their 5th season but the first 4 are on Netflix for your binge watching enjoyment.
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