Netflix – Best Shows to Watch

On January 5th of this year, I had gallbladder surgery. While I am feeling much better without my gallbladder, I am not bouncing back as easily. The level of exhaustion I am feeling is insane. My surgeon told me that while I had laparoscopic surgery, I have to remember that I still had major surgery. At any rate, while I work to rest and hopefully get back to normal, I have been watching a lot of Netflix!

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Why Binge Netflix?

I have been binge watching shows for YEARS! It first started when I was in high school. I was (and still am) addicted to Days of Our Lives. Back then, I would use the VCR in my parents room to record every episode while I was at school. Over the weekend, I would watch all five episodes, fast forward through the commercials (and the boring parts) and set the VCR for the following week. So I’ve been binge watching shows before Netflix was even a thing!

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Seriously though, we binge watch because we like to have it all now. When I am looking for a show to watch, I look to see how many seasons are out. The more the better. I just finished a show and am very frustrated that I have to wait a few months to be able to watch the fourth season. So I do what any other binger does…I find a new show to watch!

My Favorite Shows on Netflix

Below are my favorite shows I’ve watched on Netflix and would recommend to anyone looking for a new show to watch.

  • How to Get Away with Murder
  • Grey’s Anatomy
  • Orange is the New Black
  • Scandal
  • Mindhunter
  • Stranger Things
  • Parenthood
  • Gilmore Girls
  • Bates Motel
  • Switched at Birth
  • Hart of Dixie
  • Santa Clarita Diet
  • Friends from College

Out of the list above, the top five shows I think you HAVE to watch now are Hart of Dixie, Parenthood, Bates Motel, How to Get Away with Murder and Grey’s Anatomy. Each one of those shows, I could watch again and again and never get sick of them. I won’t tell you how many times I’ve seen each episode of Grey’s Anatomy!

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Recommended Shows

I keep a list of shows on my phone that people recommend to me. Some I will watch eventually, others I am waiting until my husband is home on the weekends to start watching with him. Those recommended Netflix shows are:

  • Persons of Interest
  • Riverdale
  • The End of the Fxxxing World
  • Peaky Blinders
  • Bloodline
  • Narcos
  • Shameless
  • Black Mirror
  • Glitch

Have you seen any of those shows? My husband and I watched the first 15 minutes of Persons of Interest (we thought we were watching a preview…long story) and we were hooked! We want to finish Stranger Things before we start another show.


  1. I watch Netflix constantly. I find tons of movies, and it’s AWESOME to binge entire series without ANY commercials.

  2. My favorite show on netflix right now is The Last Kingdom. And I also watch all the Marvel shows.

  3. Jennifer Van Huss says

    I love Netflix. When I’m sick, I definitely binge watch! Right now I’m watching New Girl! I love it!! I think I have watched almost all the shows you mentioned above! You have a great list!

  4. I’m pretty sure I’ve watched all of those. There are so many good shows on Netflix! Best thing I ever purchased.

  5. I have not seen any of these shows yet. I need to find a couple so we can watch something but we haven’t had time lately. It will be nice to see something good when we get the time.

  6. All of these are really very interesting shows on Netflix. My favourite, of course, is Grey’s Anatomy. I love the intriguing stories of the medical world.

  7. I am a Netflix junkie! My favorites are Riverdale, Grace and Frankie, Friends from College, Orange is the New Black and Kimmy Schmidt!!

  8. We also like the shows OA and Glitch. There is so much to choose from! Also watching Polka King with Jack Black.. started it late last night so we didn’t have time to finish it yet!

  9. I wish we have netflix because a lot of the great movies we want to watch on OnDemand is available via netflix. I have never seen or watch the shows on your list.

  10. I love Netflix! Right now I’m currently watching Grey’s Anatomy. You have a very similar list to mine.

  11. I use to binge watch Days Of Our Lives too while I was in college. Now I just watch it while I’m waiting for the kids to get up for school in the morning. I will admit, I have binge watched Shameless… I love being able to watch the back to back episodes, and not have to wait a week before the next show airs.

  12. There are so many shows that I like to make sure that I binge watch! It is such a relaxing way to destress at the end of a busy day.

  13. I binge watch on Netflix all the time. I’ll check out the best shows list to watch. I don’t even watch cable since getting Netflix and I’m thinking of scratching it. Paying for something I don’t use is getting old.

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