While I’ve blogged about my favorite Netflix shows before, Netflix is frequently adding and removing (sad face) shows. So, because people frequently ask me what their next Netflix binge should be, I thought I’d update it a little.
Here are my current top Netflix binges.
In this series, a group of 4400 people are randomly deposited. Each of these people had disappeared at various times starting from 1946. None of them have aged since their disappearance, and none of them remember anything during the time they were gone. This show was like Heroes and Resurrection combined. There are 44 episodes of this, spread out among four seasons.
Buffy, then Angel
You probably already know that Buffy is a vampire slayer, and the first part of the series takes place in high school. She’s helped by a Watcher, who trains and guides her. Its spin-off, Angel, follows a vampire whose human soul was restored to him. You have to watch both. The two are a little difficult to watch together, since they overlap, but they didn’t air at the same times, so you’ll want to use a watching guide to know what to watch when. There are 144 episodes of Buffy (7 seasons) and 110 episodes of Angel (5 seasons).
An average computer whiz named Chuck receives the only remaining copy of a software program containing the United States’ spy secrets embedded into his brain. As a result, Chuck is recruited to assist on CIA and NSA missions. This is 91 episodes (5 seasons) long.
This show is narrated by a woman who committed suicide in the first episode, and follows the lives of a group of women who all live on the same street (Wisteria Lane). This one was really popular, with 180 episodes (8 seasons).
You’ve probably heard of this one if you haven’t already watched it. It’s basically about a serial killer who kills other serial killers. He’s trying to be one of the good guys. You get 8 seasons (96 episodes) of this awesomeness.
Who doesn’t love Jennifer Love Hewitt? In this series, she sees dead people. She spends the majority of her time helping ghosts solve their problems and guides them into the light, leaving you wondering how she can possibly run a successful business all on her own. This was canceled after 5 long seasons (170 episodes).
It was big news when Lorelai and Rory were finally on Netflix! If you haven’t caught reruns before (HOW?), this series is about a single mother and her daughter, with a small sixteen year age difference, in Connecticut. It’s fast paced and filled with so many pop culture references, that when they finally make a joke about something you understand, you’ll get really excited. And you’ll be googling everything else. It’s a great show to watch to prepare for weekly trivia, actually. This series ended way too soon after 7 seasons (153 episodes).
Your one and only source into the scandalous lives of Manhattan’s elite. Basically, the series follows a bunch of really rich kids who can’t seem to do anything except create drama and scandal. #ChuckandBlairforever. There are 121 episodes (6 seasons).
This is all about some college kids in their school’s Greek system. While the main characters are Rusty and Casey Cartwright, you’ll love Cappie the most. Just trust me. There were four seasons (74 episodes) of this ABC Family show.
Ordinary people discover superhuman abilities. This one was so popular that a miniseries is airing next year (five years after Heroes finished airing). I suggest you binge-watch this one now to prepare! You only have 77 episodes (4 seasons) to watch.
Liz befriends a bunch of aliens. But that’s not the most important part of this show. If you love the year 1999 and the early 2000s, you’ll love this show. Also, Sheri Appleby is awesome. Katherine Heigl is in it, too. There are 61 episodes in three seasons of this brilliant show.
Zach Braff. Need I say more? It’s funny, it’s awesome, and you won’t want to stop watching… Until the last season. You can skip that one if you want to. There are 9 seasons total (182 episodes).
Two brothers hunt demons, ghosts, monsters, etc. It’s still airing, and has been renewed for a tenth season. Now’s as good a time as any to catch up!
That ’70s Show
Watch a bunch of teenagers in Wisconsin live their lives in 1976-1979. Also, a lot of famous people started here. 8 seasons (200 episodes) will keep you going for awhile.
Betty, who is good hearted, but naive and lacking in fashion, lands a job at a high fashion magazine. 4 seasons (85 episodes) long, you’ll be missing Betty when she’s gone.
A recently widowed mother begins selling marijuana to support her family. As you can imagine, participating in illegal activities can cause a lot of drama. This will keep you watching with 8 seasons (102 episodes).