Who know that my original post about Netflix shows I’ve binged watched would have been so popular or that it would turn into a series? Well I’m back showing how much TV I actually watch! But in my defense I do work on the computer, from home, for a living and am often couch bound working on social content. Check out 15# more Netflix shows to Binge Watch!
In truth, I choose a lot of these shows based on the trailers, actors I see listed or just by people talking about them. I LIKE not knowing what the actual plot is and just start watching the series and see what happens. So while I’m giving a small description here, I suggest not reading up too much on these and just going ahead and watching them!
- New Girl – I watched maybe one or two episodes of this show when it was on live tv but for some reason didn’t keep up. I don’t know why because I really LOVED this show! I binge watched all seasons and was sad to see it finally end!
- Schitt’s Creek – If you love Catherine O’Hara and Eugene Levy from their improve movie days, you’ll love this one. Moira and Johnny Rose, together with their children, Alexis and David (played by co-creator Daniel Levy, Eugene’s real life son) lose all their money and are forced to move to a small town names Schitt’s Creek. They slowly win over some locals, including Roland Schitt played by the always funny Chris Elliot, and silly plot lines emerge. Season 4 just finished on Netflix and Season 5 just started airing on Canadian TV so I look forward to Season 5 appearing on Netflix hopefully this fall!
- The Good Place – While this is still a series running on network TV, they did put the first 2 seasons on Netflix. I happen to love Kristen Bell in comedic roles (hello, Forgetting Sarah Marshall) and this one is just as great. It’s about what happens after you die and if you go to the good place or the bad place. There’s plenty of plot twists in that simple plot line plus lots of comedic ways to talk about morals and ethics. I have literally LOLed a few times watching this!
- The Ranch – If you love the old school sitcom style of an offbeat family with a live audience this show is for you. The only difference is they swear (even F-bombs), in a natural setting people actually use in real life! Ashton Kutcher reunites with some other That 70s Show costars in this series about a guy who tries to make it as a professional football player but returns home to help his family’s ranch.
- Sick Note – Netflix gets you to watch this with Lindsay Lohan as the cover photo of this in your feed, but she truly has a smallish role that doesn’t appear right away in the series. This is a British comedy so it takes some getting used to on what they’re referencing with some phrases and mentions but you can easily understand the comedic plot. Basically a young guy is told he has cancer and he uses that to his advantage but is later told he was misdiagnosed but must continue to pretend he’s still sick for reasons explained in the show.
- Life Sentence – Pretty Little Liars fans will like this one due to the main character being played by Lucy Hale. Unique plots? Love triangle? Loveable characters? Typical CW TV show but with a slightly older audience than their good old 90210 type followers! Unfortunately it only lasted one season on air and thus only one on Netflix but it’s still worth the watch!
- The Lizzie Borden Chronicles – Like most of my Netflix picks, I was drawn to this after seeing Christina Ricci as the main lead. I wasn’t too familiar with the Lizzie Borden story. It has a mix of trying to tell this old school story, but mixing in modern music. Just makes you think of how much people got away with back in the day!
- Bates Motel – If you’re a fan of classic horror movies, like Hitchcox’s Psycho featuring Norman Bates and the Bates motel, then you’ll appreciate this modern take on a prequel of Norman’s teenage years. It’s an easy to binge watch series and since you know the outcome that appears in the movie (which I won’t reveal here for those who want to watch out of order), it’s interesting to see how and when it happens.
- The Haunting of Hill House – This one came out around Halloween right when everyone’s in the mood for creepy stuff. I thought it was entertaining but I wasn’t all scared and upset to be watching it home alone, as some made it out to be.
- Chilling Adventures of Sabrina – Anyone in their 30s like me, grew up watching Melissa Joan Hart on the original comedy version about this half witch living with her sisters and all the comedic gold that could be produced for T.G.I.F. This Netflix version is anything but that! It’s more dark and edgy and Zelda is anything but a kind witch!
- Safe – I saw Michael Hall (from Dexter) as the main actor and gave it a try. Took a bit of getting used to with the fake British accent he puts on but I really liked the direction of this mini series mystery. There’s a great plot twist that you’ll love so I highly recommend this for those who like mystery series.
- Sinner – This one caught my eye based on my love of Jessica Biel back from the 7th Heaven days. Like Safe, this short series builds into a murder mystery situation except we know who did it right away. Instead you follow this binge worthy series to discover why it was done. It is a little on the dark side!
- Black Mirror – This one is all about technology. Social media, stuff you wish existed, and stuff you never imagined. Each episode is completely independent than the others (even though there are some easter egg things that follow throughout a few). Most of them show a negative approach to these technologies so it’s interested to watch and imagine along. Note: they don’t even have similar lengths in time so some are longer than others. The latest longer episode Bandersnatch is an interactive one where you can make choices for the character that produces different outcomes. Warning on that: there’s no true running time for it so be prepared to be choosing and going back and forth longer than you thought!
- Glitch – Premise: several people wake from the dead out of their grave right in the middle of the day and we have no idea why. There’s only 2 seasons so far to this Australian show and I’m itching for a 3rd!
- Dark Tourist – David Farrier is a New Zealand journalist (with a fun accent) that brings people all over the world to feature dark tourism, or places that are historically associated with death or tragedy. He emerges himself in these cultures, respecting the beliefs in these crazy rituals and thought. Sure some of the concepts are dark in nature (Mason murders, Pablo Escobar, nuclear bomb sites), but he brings an element of humor and criticism that’s fun to watch.
- Tidying up with Marie Kondo – Marie is a Japanese consultant who helps people get their homes organized through a few specific methods and organizational techniques. I promise it will be hard for you to watch this show and not want to get up and fold your clothes exactly as she shows in the show.
- Skin Wars – I’m not a big reality competition show person but the artistic approach of this one caught my eye. I LOVE the body painting art pieces where they make the person blend into the background so it was really interesting to see how they made that happen over this 3 season series!
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