Best TV Shows To Binge

If you’re still being a responsible human and staying at home (um because Covid-19 still exists people!!!) then I’m sure you’re running out of shows to watch. I love a good binge and we all have those days where we don’t leave the couch. If watching TV is the way you prefer to unwind then keep on reading! Here are the shows that I’d’ recommend! Warning: I’m not a professional T.V show critic. I love anything girly, cozy, cheesy, dramatic, aka hallmark vibes. So if you don’t have the same preferences then this list might not be for you…

Genre/shows are listed in alphabetical order. I have a * next to my favorite show in each category! Let me know in the comments if I should check out your favorite show that’s not listed!!! 

P.S You’ll need to have a Netflix/ Hulu account for these shows. Unless you know your way around the web and can fnd them on a sketchy website 😉

COMEDY

Gilmore Girls (Netflix) *my absolute favorite in the whole wide world!*

The show’s main focus is on the relationship between single mother, Lorelai Gilmore, and her daughter Rory, who live in Stars Hollow, Connecticut, a small fictional town filled with colorful characters. The series explores issues of family, romance, education, friendship, disappointment, and ambition, along with generational divides and social class.

Jane The Virgin (Netflix)

Set in Miami, the series details the surprising and dramatic events that take place in the life of Jane Gloriana Villanueva, a hard-working, religious, young, Venezuelan-American woman. Jane’s vow to save her virginity until marriage is threatened when a doctor mistakenly artificially inseminates her during a checkup.

Modern Family (Hulu)

The series offers an honest, often-hilarious perspective of family life. Modern Family revolves around three different types of families (nuclear, blended and same-sex) living in the Los Angeles area, who are interrelated. Modern Family employs an ensemble cast and is presented in mockumentary style, with the characters frequently speaking directly to the camera in confessional interview segments.

New Girl (Netflix)

After going through a rough breakup, awkward and upbeat Jess (Zooey Deschanel) moves in with three single guys.Together with Jess’ best friend, Cece, they bond to form an unlikely, and dysfunctional, family.

COZY/ ROMANCE

Hart of Dixie (Netflix) *

Dr. Zoe Hart, a New Yorker who, after her dreams of becoming a heart surgeon fall apart, accepts an offer to work as a general practitioner in the fictional Gulf Coast town of Bluebell, Alabama.When she arrives in town, she discovers that the man has died and left her his half of the practice in his will.. Despite the shock of Southern life and some less-than-hospitable town folk, Zoe decides to give her new life a chance and discovers a new side of herself in the process.

Sweet Magnolias (Netflix)

Lifelong friends lift each other up as they juggle relationships, family and careers in the small Southern town of Serenity.

Virgin Rivers (Netflix)

Seeking a fresh start, a nurse practitioner moves from Los Angeles to a remote Northern California town and is surprised by what — and who — she finds.

DOCUMENTARY

Evil Genius (Netflix)

We can’t get enough of true crime, and documentary film makers keep digging up real, bizarre events.it follows the events after the death of Brian Wells, a pizza man with a bomb around his neck. As a trail to find the real culprit goes on, it becomes increasingly evident that the plot isn’t quite what it seems. 

Fyre (Netflix)

The documentary tells the inside story of the failure of Fyre.The “luxury” music festival took place in the summer of 2017 but its reputation has lived on following its catastrophically bad organisation and execution.

Don’t F*ck With Cats (Netflix) *

The three-part true crime docuseries follows a group of amateur internet sleuths who launched a manhunt for Luka Magnotta after he gained international notoriety in 2010 for sharing a graphic video online of himself killing two kittens.

The Keepers (Netflix)

The unsolved murder of Sister Cathy Cesnick, who disappeared in 1969.Cesnick, who taught at the Archbishop Keough High School in Baltimore and later at Western High School, was found dead two months after she disappeared. While it remains unclear who killed Cesnick, the series explores how her death may have been linked to efforts to keep secret allegations of sexual abuse against a chaplain at the former school.

Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez (Netflix)

A true crime documentary series about convicted murderer and former professional American football player Aaron Hernandez. The three-part documentary explores his conviction for the murder of Odin Lloyd, other murder cases in which he was a suspect, and the factors in his life that shaped his behavior.

Tiger King (Netflix)

The series explores the deeply interconnected society of big cat conservationists and collectors in America, and the private zoos and sanctuaries they have set up for these unusual and deadly animals. The primary subject is Joe Exotic, the eccentric owner of the G.W. Zoo and his bitter years-long feud with Carole Baskin, CEO of Big Cat Rescue. Baskin presents herself as an animal rights activist whose mission is to provide a sanctuary for big cats raised in captivity, but Joe Exotic maintains that she is simply a rival zookeeper whose aim is to eliminate her competition.

The Twinster (Netflix)

Anaïs Bordier always knew she was adopted. Her parents were French, but she’d been born in South Korea before being adopted as a baby. What she didn’t know, however, was that she might have a twin sister. That’s until she stumbles across a YouTube video of an LA-based actor who looks surprisingly familiar. Twinstersfollows the two young women as they adjust to their new lives and try to untangle the mystery behind their birth and separation.

DRAMA

13 Reasons Why (Netflix)

It is the story of a young high school student as she descends into despair brought on by betrayal and bullying, culminating with her suicide. She details the thirteen reasonswhy she was driven to end her life in an audio diary which is mailed to a friend two weeks after her death.

The Act (Hulu)

The series follows the story of Gypsy Blanchard, who uses a wheelchair due to an illness. Growing up, her relationship with her overprotective mother begins to sour as she increasingly insists on her independence.Gypsy’s quest for independence opens up a Pandora’s box of secrets, which ultimately leads to murder

Big Little Lies (Hulu)

The series’ narrative explores society’s myths regarding perfection and its romanticization of marriage, sex, parenting and friendship.A  comedic tale of murder and mischief in the tranquil beachfront town of Monterey, Calif. 

Desperate Housewives (Hulu)

Behind the facade of a postcard-perfect subdivision live four women whose lives are anything but idyllic. Desperate Housewives follows the lives of a group of women as seen through the eyes of their friend and neighbor who took her life by suicide

Devious Maids (Hulu)

In Beverly Hills, whoever `has the dirt’ holds the power. In some of the city’s wealthiest families, that power belongs to a close-knit group of maids who have ambition and dreams of their own. The maids are brought together by their jobs, life struggles and the upstairs-downstairs universe of their employers. 

The Fosters (Hulu)

It follows the lives of the members of the Foster family led by lesbian couple Stef and Lena, a cop and school vice principal respectively, who raise one biological and four adopted children in San Diego, California.

The Good Trouble (Hulu)

Sequel to The Fosters. It follows Callie and Mariana as they embark on the next adventure in their lives in Los Angeles. Mariana tackles the male-dominated world of tech, and Callie faces the harsh realities of the legal system as she clerks for a federal judge. After moving to The Coterie in downtown Los Angeles, Callie and Mariana realize that living on their own is not all it’s cracked up to be. Although they have new neighbors, new romances, and new challenges, the sisters must rely on each other to navigate the City of Angels.

Gossip Girl (Netflix)

The series revolves around the lives of privileged upper-class adolescents living in Manhattan‘s Upper East Side A ruthless and mysterious blogger reveals secrets about teens in upper east side New York. With roller coaster romances and piles of secrets hiding away for Gossip Girl to find, this show is sure to bring the upper east side and its drama into our lives.

Grey’s Anatomy (Netflix)

The medical drama series focuses on a group of young doctors at Seattle Grace Mercy West Hospital, who began their careers at the facility as interns. The fictional series focuses on the lives of surgical interns, residents, and attendings as they develop into seasoned doctors while balancing personal and professional relationships.

Parenthood (Hulu) *

The show revolves around the four grown Braverman siblings — Adam, Sarah, Crosby and Julia — share the joys, heartaches and headaches of parenthood in their California hometown. As their parents deal with life and marital issues, the four lean on one another while tackling the challenges of modern family life in an updated reimagining of the 1989 film by the same name.

Pretty Little Liars (Netflix)

The series follows the lives of four high school girls whose clique falls apart after the disappearance of their leader. One year later, the estranged friends are reunited as they begin receiving messages from a mysterious figure named “A” who threatens to expose their deepest secrets. 

This Is Us (Hulu)

The series follows the lives and families of two parents Jack & Rebecca, and their three children, Kevin, Kate, & Randall, in several different time frames. Kevin and Kate are the two surviving members from a triplet pregnancy, born six weeks premature on Jack’s 36th birthday in 1980; their brother Kyle is stillborn. Believing they were meant to have three children, Jack and Rebecca, who are white, decide to adopt Randall, an African American child born the same day and brought to the same hospital after his biological father William Hill abandoned him at a fire station

The Vampire Diaries (Netflix)

Set in the fictional town of Mystic Falls, Virginia, a town charged with supernatural history since its settlement of migrants from New England in the late 18th century. It follows the life of Elena Gilbert , a teenage girl who has just lost both parents in a car accident, as she falls in love with a 162-year-old vampire named Stefan Salvatore. Their relationship becomes increasingly complicated as Stefan’s mysterious older brother Damon Salvatore returns, with a plan to bring back their past love Katherine Pierce, a vampire who looks exactly like Elena.

FAMILY

Full House (Hulu)

The show chronicles the events of widowed father Danny Tanner who enlists his brother-in-law Jesse Katsopolis and best friend Joey Gladstone to help raise his three daughters, eldest D.J., middle child Stephanie and youngest Michelle in his San Francisco home.

FOOD

Chef’s Table (Netflix) *

Some of the most renowned chefs in the world share their deeply personal stories, inspirations, and unique styles. Each chef’s discipline and culinary talent is explored while he or she prepares an awe-inspiring creation.

Crazy Delicious (Netflix)

Everyday meals are turned into extraordinary culinary creations in a magical food competition on an edible set. The UK’s most talented food lovers are challenged to produce meals that must impress with originality, visuals and extraordinary flavours.

Somebody Feed Phil (Netflix)

In this charming, delightful & food& travel series, he takes viewers on a goodwill eating tour of the world with his comical comments. No one loves food as much as Phil Rosenthal!!!

REALITY

The Bachelor/Bachelorette (Hulu)

An American dating that revolves around a single bachelor who begins with a pool of romantic interests from whom he is expected to select a wife. During the course of the season, the bachelor eliminates candidates each week eventually culminating in a marriage proposal to his final selection. The participants travel to romantic and exotic locations for their dates, and the conflicts in the series, both internal and external, stem from the elimination-style format of the show.

Bachelor in Paradise (Hulu)

Former “The Bachelor/ Bachelorette” cast members — both fan-favorites and characters who caused controversy — try to leave their wounded hearts behind as they take another shot at finding love. After traveling to a secluded paradise in Mexico, the cast members explore new relationships and see if summer flings will turn into something more — or if their hearts will be shattered yet again. The pursuit of a potential happily-ever-after is sure to include shocking twists, unexpected guests, unlikely pairings and other surprises.

Keeping Up With The Kardashians (Hulu)

The show focuses on the personal and professional lives of the Kardashian–Jenner blended family. Even though things are always changing for the Kardashian family in ways they never expected, Kim, Kourtney, Khloe and the rest of the Kardashian/Jenner clan are determined to remember that family always comes first. 

Dancing With The Stars ( Hulu)

American dance competition show where each week celebrities will leave their comfort zones and endure hours of grueling rehearsals to master new dance styles and technical choreography to perform a dance, which will be judged by a panel of renowned ballroom experts as well as voted upon by viewers.

Love is Blind (Netflix)

Singles try to find a match and fall in love — without ever seeing each other face-to-face, as emotional connection attempts to conquer physical attraction.

Love Island– UK (season 5+6 best one), AU, AU (Hulu)

A cast of hot young singles arrive at a luxury villa looking for a summer of love and romance, hoping to leave the island with the grand prize of £50,000. But in order to claim it, they have to win over each other and the public.

Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (Hulu)

Cameras follow affluent women (some regulars, others who recur) as they enjoy the lavish lifestyle only Beverly Hills can offer. 

Real Housewives of New York City (Hulu) *

Same as Beverly Hills. This is my favorite Housewives series!! 

THRILLER

The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)

This series is set in a near-future New England, in a totalitarian state, known as Gilead, that has overthrown the United States government. The Handmaid’s Tale explores themes of subjugated women in a patriarchal society and the various means by which these women resist and attempt to gain individuality and independence.

How To Get Away With Murder (Hulu)

American legal thriller television produced by Shonda Rhimes- a law professor at a prestigious Philadelphia university who, with five of her students, becomes entwined in a murder plot. Mysteries arise that test everyone’s limits and reveal dark truths.

Narcos (Netflix)

Netflix chronicles the rise of the cocaine trade in Colombia and the gripping real-life stories of drug kingpins of the late ’80s in this raw, gritty original series. Also detailed are the actions taken by law enforcement as they battle in the war on drugs, targeting notorious and powerful figures that include drug lord Pablo Escobar. As efforts are made to control cocaine, one of the world’s most valuable commodities, the many entities involved — legal, political, police, military and civilian — find themselves in conflict.

Scandal (Hulu)

American political thriller television series produced by Shonda Rhimes- Olivia Pope, a former media consultant to the president, is ready to move on with her life and opens her own crisis-management firm, but she can’t seem to shake ties with her past. 

Stranger Things (Netflix)

Set in the 1980s in the fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana, the first season focuses on the investigation into the disappearance of a young boy amid supernatural events occurring around the town, including the appearance of a girl with psychokinetic abilities. As they search for answers, they unravel a series of extraordinary mysteries involving secret government experiments, unnerving supernatural forces, and a very unusual little girl.

You (Netflix) *

What would you do for love? For a brilliant male bookstore manager who crosses paths with an aspiring female writer, this question is put to the test. A charming yet awkward crush becomes something even more sinister when the writer becomes the manager’s obsession. Using social media and the internet, he uses every tool at his disposal to become close to her, even going so far as to remove any obstacle –including people — that stands in his way of getting to her.

TRAVEL

Anthony Bourdin Parts Unknown (Hulu)

 Anthony Bourdain travels the world uncovering lesser-known places and exploring their cultures and cuisine.

Down To Earth (Netflix)

Actor Zac Efron travels around the world with wellness expert Darin Olien to find healthy, sustainable ways to live.The documentary travels to France, Puerto Rico, London, Iceland, Costa Rica, Peru and Sardinia,

Expedition Unknown (Hulu)

Intrigued by legendary mysteries and driven by curiosity, Josh Gates is on a mission for answers. `Exhibition Unknown’ chronicles his global adventures as he investigates iconic unsolved events, lost cities, buried treasures and other puzzling stories.

Extreme Engagement (Netflix) *

An engaged couple travel around the world for a year, exploring marriage customs in diverse cultures; the journey may bring them closer or tear them apart.

Ugly Delicious (Netflix)

James Beard Award-winning chef David Chang stars in this travelogue that sends him on a journey to culinary hot spots around the world. He is joined by writers, activists, artists and other chefs who use food as a vehicle to break down cultural barriers and tackle misconceptions.

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