Grab some popcorn and a blankie, and be prepared to be unproductive for a good chunk of time because I’m about to share with you five of my favorite binge-worthy Netflix shows. Before we get started, I’d love to give a honorable mention to Friends. I watched all 10 seasons within a month – twice! Now, let’s take a look at some more recent shows.
Dynasty (2017 – )
This show is pure trash, but I love it. It’s loaded with scandal, drama and gorgeous outfits I could only dream of having. It’s lifestyles of the rich, famous and evil in Aaron Spelling’s classic 1980s primetime soap opera. In Season 1, oil baron Blake Carrington marries Krystle, and his daughter, Fallon, weds Jeff Colby to save the business from ruin. Both the casting and writing are genius.
Riverdale (2017 – )
Think of this show as Pretty Little Liars (PLL)on steroids. It tends to be juvenile, but it’s totally acceptable to watch it as an adult. I was skeptical about giving this series a shot as an exhausted PLL fan, however as soon as I started watching, I couldn’t stop. Each and every character has their own unique trait and you don’t know who to root for.
Grace and Frankie (2015 – )
Viewers, young and old, will fall in love with Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin in Grace and Frankie. It perfectly captures the ups and downs of aging with the help of the themes of love, family, work and sex. At the end of each season, I thought it would be impossible for them to top the greatness, but it just keeps getting better.
Seven Seconds (2018)
Once you’re done binge-watching Seven Seconds, you’re going to need an episode or ten of Friends because this beauty is intense. Regina King shines as a mother whose son has been accidentally killed and covered up by a group of crooked cops. This is a timely storyline in today’s day and age, and you’re able to see both sides of the story.
Ricky Gervais: Humanity (2018)
This is not meant for the faint of heart. If you get easily offended, do NOT watch this series. My favorite thing about comedy is that it’s an escape and nothing is off-limits. Ricky Gervais touches on everything from Caitlyn Jenner to death. It is one hell of a ride – you may want to have an extra pair of pants nearby because it’s that funny.