I won’t lie. I’m kind of addicted. To Netflix, that is. I may or may not have spent most of my weekend marathoning One Tree Hill. It makes me super nostalgic for high school… you know, mid-2000s fashion, indie music, and all the drama that comes with high school friendships. Okay, maybe not that nostalgic, but I’m sure you know what I mean.
Because I’ve marathoned a ton of shows this year on Netflix, I thought it would be fun to share 10 TV shows to binge watch on Netflix. Right now. Ready?
10 TV Shows to Binge Watch on Netflix Right Now
1. Gilmore Girls
Duh. I mean, given the 10 life lessons I’ve learned from this show, you clearly ned to watch it based on it’s educational value alone. Okay, kidding, kind of. But this is my all time favorite show and if you haven’t watched it yet, I don’t know what you are waiting for.
2. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Considering after one episode I had the theme song stuck in my head, this is a winner. It’s a brand new show on Netflix so there’s only one season, but between the hilarious premise and the goofy songs and entertaining quips, you’re sure to love it.
3. One Tree Hill
This is one I’m catching up on – I’m currently watching season 5. I watched this in high school but lost touch with it once I hit college and stopped having consistent access to cable. It’s dramatic and addictive – two great qualities in a show to binge.
4. Pretty Little Liars
I started reading the books several years ago when I was really too old to read them. But, I kept reading because like the show, they’re damn addictive. I mean, teenage girls in high school, a murder, and a stalker? How much more dramatic could it be? But really, I just want to know who A is.
5. Gossip Girl
Another book-to-tv-show pick. I absolutely loved the Gossip Girl book series, and I want to say I started reading them in Middle School, but I could be wrong. Anyways, this series was super addictive and the TV show is too. Mostly I just want to steal all their wardrobes, and Rufus is a babe. Yeah, I said it.
6. New Girl
Zooey Deschanel is adorable and quirky, and she plays the adorable and quirky Jess in New Girl. She lives with 3 guys and as you can imagine, things get a little weird. Lots of laughs and feel good fun to be had.
If you’re a Lauren Graham fan, you’ll love her in Parenthood too. This will make you laugh, and it will make you cry. The characters are just so darn endearing that you can’t help but fall in love with each of them.
8. Grey’s Anatomy
It takes place in Seattle. Medical jargon and drama abound. What’s better than that? Oh yeah, McDreamy and McSteamy. I have some catching up to do on this one, but it’s still one of my faves.
If you can believe it, I never saw an episode of this while it was on TV. Dave introduced it to me on Netflix and told me I’d like it. I was skeptical (I’d never watched it because it sounded boring to me) but he was totally right and I quickly became addicted.
10. The Killing
So good. So addictive. So riveting. We loved this one and binged it in basically a weekend. If you like murder mysteries and haven’t watched this yet, definitely do yourself a favor and stream it immediately.
I’m sure there are many, many more amazing shows on Netflix to binge, but these are the ones I’ve watched all the way through (or almost) and loved. For even more binge worthy shows, check out Becca’s post here or here, or Cat’s unique picks here.
What shows do you love to binge watch? What did I miss?
I love Gilmore Girls, Unbreakable, and New Girl! I made it through about three seasons of Lost when it was on TV but maybe I should give it another shot.
I liked LOST quite a lot, but the later seasons were definitely not my favorite. Still definitely binge-worthy though!
Okay buuut are you caught up on PLL? BECAUSE WE GET TO FIND OUT WHO A IS TOMORROW.
NO! We don’t have cable so I haven’t been watching the current season. :(
I’ve been trying to finish Lost for 4 years now, lol! I recently binged on The Good Wife and I’m completely hooked! I have never watched Gilmore Girls, but it just might be time to do so :)
You gotta finish Lost. It makes my heart happy. Love that show so much!
Gilmore Girls is awesome – highly recommend it! I haven’t seen the Good Wife yet – I’ll have to add that to my list! :)
I just started watching Gossip Girl from season one again this weekend. I read the books years ago too and am with you on wanting their entire wardrobes! I really liked the first season of The Killing, but I was so mad when they dragged it out for another season.
Yeah, it did feel a bit like they dragged it out, but still enjoyed the show!
I’ve actually been looking for a new series to get hooked on, and the only one from this list that I’ve ever seen is The New Girl. lol! I loved that one. I will definitely have to check out some of these other ones! Aaaand catch up on the past 4 episodes of The Blacklist that I’m behind on
Awesome! Hopefully you’ll like one or two of these shows! :)
On Netflix I’ve binge watched Roswell and Being Human (UK) which were both really good. I haven’t really watched any other entire show because I’m having a hard time keeping up with the shows that are on in real time (and Quinn stopped napping). Maybe I’ll be able to when the shows are on break again, especially because I really want to watch The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.
Breenah did you watch Roswell for the first time or was it a rewatch? We did a rewatch for the IGGPPC and those who never saw it before couldn’t stand it! So funny how nostalgia works right?
First time, aliens aren’t usually my thing, especially when it first came out.
I’ll have to try Roswell and Being Human – I’ve never seen either! Definitely try Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt – it’s hilarious!
If supernatural/non-humans aren’t your cup of tea, I wouldn’t recommend them, but I love them.
Generally it’s not, but I have a policy of always giving a new show a fair chance – never know! :)
Lost! I need to go back and rewatch it. I’m watching Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt right now. So funny.
It is so funny! Lost is a good one too :)
I’ve watched 8 out of 10 of the shows you mention, and would definitely recommend them! I’m currently watching Orphan Black.
Oh Orphan Black is a good one too – that’s one of Dave’s favorites. We’re waiting on the next season being added to Amazon Prime Video. :)
Totally binge watching New Girl and Gilmore Girls. Loved the Killing! When you finish that, check out The Fall.
We’re actually in the middle of The Fall, I’ve just been trying to finish OTH recently! We’ve really enjoyed it so far :)
LOST! OMG we love that show! We have it all on DVD so we re-watch it occasionally. And that gif with Hurley and Charlie wins the internet today. :) I love Gilmore Girls but I’ve never seen the whole series all the way through, need to get on that! I’ve never seen PLL or Gossip Girl but I’m definitely intrigued by them!
Hahaha totally had to Google that! :D I remember the first time we watched that part when he yells that out and we were like “WHAT???”
Haha, glad you liked the GIF! You’ll definitely have to finish Gilmore Girls, and PLL and Gossip Girl are quite addictive. ;)
Oh man, you nailed it. So many of these shows (Gilmore Girls, OTH, Gossip Girl) are my biggest Netflix binge shows. Plus The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is a GREAT new show. Pinot Noir is all I gotta say.
Yes, it is a great show! And haha, loved that song!
Aww, thanks for the share, girl friend! I’m soooo addicted to Kimmy Schmidt right now. I feel like it’s one of those shows people either totally understand and love or totally dislike. I’d like to add 3rd Rock from the Sun to this list, which Netflix just added to its streaming service!
Of course! :) Oh that’s good to know – my co-workers have been telling me I need to watch 3rd Rock!
The Killing is the most addicting show! I watched the entire first season in about a day when it first hit Netflix!
The Killing is super addictive! We watched the entire 4 seasons on Netflix in about a weekend. Oops! ;)
YES to Grey’s, New Girl and Gossip Girl! Always good choices. I tried to get into gilmore girls so many times, but I just couldn’t stand the acting. I’m currently binge watching Glee and Reign. So bad. So good. Can’t get enough.
Oh no! I love Gilmore Girls, but I know it’s not for everyone. I haven’t seen Reign yet, but have binged on Glee. I liked it up until the later seasons… then not so much.
I WANT TO WATCH KIMMY but I’m scared that I won’t be able to stop once I start so I keep trying to save it for a lazy Sunday where I can watch the entire season at once but it just doesn’t happen!
Also. When Rory + Lorelai have their falling out about Yale I cry like a baby. EVERY. TIME.
I think that’s a good idea – I watched it in two nights after work. Definitely doable in one day! I know… that was the worst time in GG. I hated when they were fighting!
I mean really, who is A?!? We’ll know tomorrow and I can hardly contain myself. Great picks- all are either on my list or I have watched!
I still don’t know since we don’t have cable… boo! Oh well, I’ll just wait patiently. ;)
I’ve seen them all & Kimmy is the only one I’m currently watching.
White Collar was good too
I’ll have to give White Collar a try – haven’t seen that one yet. Thanks for the rec, Kristin!
I REALLY want to watch The Killing, but I have so many other TV shows to catch up on first!
I’ve never watched Lost either. Not a single episode! It does look good though.
Definitely add both to your list but watch them when you’re caught up with the others, of course! :)
Too funny! I have a post with nearly same title in my drafts right now! And a lot of my picks are the same as yours! Haha… great minds think alike! I’ve never watched One Tree Hill, but I may have to give that one a try, thanks!
Haha, that’s awesome! If you like some of these then I definitely think you’ll like One Tree HIll! :)
These are some great picks. I loved One Tree Hill, I feel like it might have been the best teen drama ever because the characters were all nice, caring people and even when it was dramatic, they all wanted to do the right thing. Plus, the writers actually let couples stay together for more than a week!
That is true, all of the characters overall were good people in spite of some of their flaws. I think the only bad seed(s) were the parents!
Ok I’ve seen all of these except the Killing…well and I never finished PLL. I should also mention I’ve watched OTH all the through about 4-5 times now. But in all fairness I own all the DVD’s and it’s been my favorite show for years. I’ve even been to Wilmington several times to watch them film #obsessed lol
Haha! Too funny. I haven’t caught up on PLL yet either, but you really should watch the killing if you’re into crime dramas at all! :)
Gilmore Girls <3
I think I need to try Gilmore Girls. I finished Friends and The Office and I don’t know what to do with my life anymore. New Girl and the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt are some of my favorites too!
Highly recommend Gilmore Girls – you’ll have to give it a try!
Get this. Australia JUST got Netflix. And, when I say JUST…I mean got it this week. Needless to say, I haven’t really fallen for the binge watching phenomenon because I’ve lived here six years. Although, I did binge watch Gossip Girl about 4 years ago the old fashioned way, I rented dvds from Blockbuster. Yep. Sure did.
Haha, I used to binge watch the same way. I own all the seasons of Gilmore Girls and used to marathon the whole series. ;) Yay for Netflix though!
So many good ones!! I put Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt on as background noise and then basically ended up watching the whole season ha! I have a serious soft spot for One Tree Hill. That’s one show that always makes me feel all mushy gushy lol And I LOVED The Killing. I was so sad when it was over. I wanted more, but I’m happy how it ended.
Haha, that’s what I did with Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt too. I had seen the advertising all over Netflix and thought it looked dumb. It kind of was, in a funny way. One Tree Hill is so sentimental for me, all the music and the angst totally reminds me of being 18 again!
I feel like I should start Gilmore Girls, but I just haven’t. I did binge watch Scandal and watched like 2 seasons in 3 days (it was a rainy weekend, kids were at their dads). the American’s is pretty good too!
I’ll have to start Scandal again and I’ll try the American’s – haven’t heard of that one! I highly recommend Gilmore Girls! :)
I am watching unbreakable kimmy schmidt right now and I LOVE it! Gilmore girls will always be one of my all time faves :)
It’s such a fun show! And agreed on Gilmore Girls :)
Ooooh how I love Gilmore Girls, New Girl, and One Tree Hill!! And LOST! Such a great and addicting show!! I recently binged on The L Word (by recommendation of a friend), Orange is the New Black since I hadn’t seen it, and rewatching Game of Thrones in anticipation of the upcoming season. I think I’m adding Scandal and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt to my list!
I’ll have to add the L Word to my list, and I haven’t gotten around to watching OITNB yet! Wasn’t a fan of GoT but my boyfriend absolutely loves it!
but wait… is Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt ONLY a netflix show because I don’t have netflix #waaahhh I have seen all of the others you mentioned though and I completely agree with New Girl and Gilmore Girls! LOVE those two!
Yes, unfortunately it is! Bummer! :(
I’ve just caught up on Grey’s Anatomy after a couple of months of binge watching! Great show :)
I still need to catch up on Grey’s Anatomy – definitely one of my all time favorites!
Binge watching is the only way I watch series anymore. Right now I’m watching Scandal — definitely a good one! Blacklist is another terrific one that’s really good.
I started Scandal but haven’t finished! Need to get back to that one soon. And I’ve heard great things about Blacklist. I still need to watch it!