While I enjoy casually watching every season of any show in one sitting, this quarantine has taught me so much about making the right selection when it comes to binge-worthy tv shows on Netflix. With all this free time, I’ve been able to sort through multiple streaming services and find my favorite shows and movies on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, Disney+, and even YouTube!
Need something new to watch? Here are my favorite shows and series to watch on Netflix right now:
- Gilmore Girls
- Outer Banks
- BoJack Horseman
- The Umbrella Academy
- Stranger Things
- New Girl
Gilmore Girls – 7 seasons, 153 episodes
As our society brings back trends from the early 2000s, this is the best show to watch for some style inspiration. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll question if any mother-daughter duo will hold your heart the same. Growing up, Lorelei Gilmore had girls around the world convinced that maybe Mr. Right was really the guy serving you coffee every morning and calling you out for your caffeine addiction. I often wonder how many fans, like me, found out that journalism was the way to go after watching Rory rock out with Paris at Yale. Nostalgia, iconic fashion moments, and all the best music make this the best show to re-watch over and over.
Lucifer – 5 seaons, 44 episodes
Lucifer was the only show I watched at the beginning of my quarantine to soothe my soul. I identified with his internal struggle of good over evil which then had me wondering how the writers managed to make me feel like I could relate to the Lord of the underworld. Fortunately for all of us, Netflix announced season 6 will be released on August 21st so if you also fall in love with this show you’ll have something to look forward to as you near the end of the 5th season.
Outer Banks – 1 season, 10 episodes
Like most twenty-something year old’s, falling in love with the cast of Outer Banks happened before the first episode even ended. Although there were some pretty unrealistic scenes in this young adult drama, the excitement will keep you on the edge of your seat through all ten episodes. The series has been renewed for a second season (thank goodness) so you may want to catch up on what’s going on in season one before it’s dropped. If you’ve ever considered buying a boat or hunting for treasure at sea, you’ll definitely want to after streaming this show.
BoJack Horseman – 6 seasons, 49 episodes
Self-deprecating humor is cheap so I watch BoJack Horseman for a dose of self-loathing instead. This animated comedy can either enlighten you, annoy you, or simply make you chuckle if you don’t think too hard about the themes presented in each episode. If you’d rather judge someone else’s mistakes then reflect on your own and laugh about it, this is definitely the show for you. Unfortunately, because the show was canceled, what you see is what you get and the season finale of episode six is the last we’ll be able to enjoy this interesting, animal-filled comedy.
The Umbrella Academy – 2 seasons, 20 episodes
If superheroes, supervillains, or the truth about American history ever piqued your interest – this is the series for you. Oddly aligned with the times, the second season of this show recently dropped at the end of July so I suggest taking your time working through cause we don’t know when we’ll be blessed with another season. Based on a 2007 comic book series, this show will leave you questioning the truth behind so many unnatural phenomena in the world and how the end of times will truly happen. You’ll also be left wondering, what superpower would you want to be assigned at birth?
Stranger Things – 3 seasons, 25 episodes
It’s almost embarrassing to admit I’m still working through this series. For a moment the concept of the underworld and fields of energy had me questioning everything I thought knew about our planet. At the beginning you may feel like you tuned into an action show for kids but don’t be fooled; sh*t hits the fan quick and you’ll be shaking in your boots. The imagination that when into creating this show is out of this world (literally). If attention to detail and realizing how everything is connected are your areas of expertise, this show is for you. Additionally, with a cast like this, how could you not keep comping back for more?
New Girl – 7 seasons, 146 episodes
If you’re not the type to walk around singing words and phrases instead of saying them, you definitely will be after watching this series. The main character, Jess, will remind you of your favorite, most friendly elementary school teacher and how much fun you had in their class. Unfortunately, the show was discontinued after the last season but will live on through the most fun adult game, True America. 1…2..3…JFK! (If you didn’t scream out the next three letters, you should probably go watch the show.)
What’s your favorite streaming service? Comment below what TV shows you’ve been watching during quarantine!
Cheers to Netflix for helping us pass time, xo Bri