The following are in no particular order… but they’re all worth your time! Enjoy a little ‘Netflix and Chill’ with these series and be sure to check out my Top 10 Mom Shows to Binge as well!
Ok, so I didn’t binge Breaking Bad in 2019, but I did watch El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie and you can’t watch that without binging the whole series first. If you haven’t watched the series yet, block out the next three weeks, because once you start, you won’t stop until the final episode. It’s arguably the best television series ever created. Quick synopsis: A high school chem teacher with cancer hooks up with a former student-turned-junkie to make and sell meth to provide for his family. Not only is it high drama and action packed, but the evolution of the characters is something I could talk about all day. MAKE THIS YOUR BINGE PRIORITY.
Season Two is now out and I can’t wait to start it. So creepy, thrilling, and messed up! I personally think all women should watch this, especially women who are still part of the dating scene. Man, guys can learn so much about us now and manipulate us with that information.
TURN: Washington’s Spies
I started watching this because I needed something to satisfy my newfound Hamilton obsession. The first 5 episodes were hard for me to stay focused on because they needed to develop the characters and set up the history so much, but after that I watched the next 3.5 seasons in about a week. Disclaimer: I do have a weird thing for guys in colonial clothing, so it was also very easy to enjoy the handsome Benjamin Tallmadge (featured above) and George Washington who was really hot, too; but you’ll also learn a lot about history (I found myself reading Wikipedia a lot to see how close they stuck to the truth. They do.). I also found myself sympathizing with the loyalists at times and being turned off by the Patriots… meaning the show isn’t overly whitewashed.
The best comedy of all time. End of story. I’ve watched every season at least 5 times. My kids know lines from the show. We’re addicted. It will soon be taken off Netflix, so watch while you can. Seasons 4-6 are probably my favorite. It’s also somewhat uncomfortable to watch it now in today’s extra PC culture because all of these people would probably be fired and some of these jokes probably couldn’t even make air anymore.
If you’re still living under a rock and haven’t binged Stranger Things, then what are you even doing with your life? There’s a reason everyone loves it. I will say it does start off slow, so stick with it through the first couple episodes and then your mind will be blown. Also, it’s so well done with a retro vibe that you may want to watch some 80s horror flicks after.
The next two shows are also on my Top 10 Mom Shows to Binge on Netflix list. I love this NBC drama. It’s like Parenthood meets Breaking Bad. I’ll admit when I saw the promos for it, I rolled my eyes because it looked like a short-lived comedy. NOT AT ALL THE CASE! It’s really well done for a network show that can’t get too racy for prime time.
Big Little Lies
Put some of the best actresses in one show, add in great directing and cinematography, with a dramatic storyline and you have Big Little Lies. I don’t want to spoil anything so you’ll just have to watch it.
If I would’ve seen this show before I gave birth to Hayden, his name would probably be Holden. If you’re fascinated by serial killers (in a non-creepy way), you will love this show. It chronicles the beginning efforts of a group in the FBI who gave credence to criminal profiling and “discovered” what we now understand to be serial killers.
The Haunting of Hill House
Who thought a horror series could also make you cry? This is an edge of your seat horror flick, mixed with a psychological thriller, and all the emotions of a drama. You’ll scream, cry, and wonder if ghosts are real or a figment of the fragile mind.
On My Block
This is such an easy watch and great for so many reasons. It will make you laugh and cry. More importantly it may open your eyes to the reality people of color in poor areas face. It may make you understand gang life and give you extra respect for those who make it out of those conditions alive.
I’m always looking for a good binge! What are some of your favorites? Drop them below or let me know on Instagram: @The.Unapologetic.Working.Mom