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8 TV Shows to Binge Watch

So many shows to binge watch, so little time. 

One of the biggest points of conversation, whether I am out with friends or chatting with a co-worker is, “what shows are you watching these days? Anything worth seeing?” Not only is it a great conversation starter, but I am actually extremely interested in their impending answer. I think it’s safe to say that everyone, including me, is constantly looking for their next TV fix. With so many shows out there and endless content to weed through, finding new shows worth watching can become overwhelmingly tedious. (Anyone else ever scrolled through to the end of Netflix?)

Well, we’re going to jump in and give you a hand. We took out the work of mindlessly scrolling through show after show and compiled a list of some of our favorites that we just could not stop watching. I’m talking obsession level here, friends.

If you know of any great shows that you think we missed on our list, please feel free to share. Because let’s be real, we’re always on the hunt for our next fix.

Luther

Where you can watch: Netflix

Why we love it: Luther was the first show in a LONG time that hooked me. Completely hooked. I could not look away from the TV for a week and a half because I had to finish the show. First off, Luther stars Idris Elba as the hero; a character who is so borderline broken, we’re not sure if he’s anything close to a hero. Second, it follows Luther as he solves murders throughout London. There are many good things about this show – you just have to sit down and watch for yourself.

Queer Eye

Where to watch: Netflix

Why we love it: I remember the original show back in the day, and I loved it even then. When I heard they were bringing it back, it seemed like a natural thing to do. But when I watched it, I was BLOWN AWAY. This show is, to put it mildly, absolutely lovely. The guys are incredibly likable, the men they’re making over are worthy of the attention, and the show brings light to some very controversial subjects that are serious issues Americans are facing today. This is a must-watch. Trust us.

The Handmaid’s Tale

Where to watch: Hulu

Why we love it: I’m being 100% serious when I say that I think ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ is the best show I’ve ever seen. Ever. The writing is brilliant, the acting is on another level, and again, this is a show is subtly deals with subjects which America is dealing with today. This is the only show I’ve ever watched in its entirety in one sitting. When it ended, I sat there in silence for a while just processing what I just saw. Then I proceeded to text everyone I knew and told them they all needed to watch it as soon as they possibly could. It is gripping!

Riverdale

Where to watch: Netflix

Why we love it: The idea of this show was appealing, but not enough to get me to watch it when it actually aired. Fast forward to one of those cozy Sunday nights when I was laying in bed mindlessly scrolling through Netflix. It popped up on my screen and I decided to give it a shot. Six episodes in, I had to admit that I was hooked. All of the characters are based off of characters from the Archie comics and, even though it’s set in High School, it is a show worth binging for people of all ages. From murder, to romance, class differences, and family issues – ‘Riverdale’ has themes that appeal to everyone.

Younger

Where to watch: Hulu

Why we love it: Created by Darren Starr, the master behind Carrie Bradshaw and her adventures in New York, ‘Younger’ focuses on a 40-something woman who gets a job after a messy divorce. Oh, and she pretends to be in her 20s. She lands a chic job in publishing, starts hanging out with girls half her age (who have no idea of the truth), and starts dating a babe-tattoo artist in Brooklyn. The show’s plot seems far fetched, but the themes of second chances, new beginnings and chasing your dreams at any age, will keep you coming back for more.

Friday Night Lights

Where to watch: Amazon Prime

Why we love it: ‘Friday Night Lights’ took me an embarrassingly long time to get into. My sister and friends have been raving about it for years and as much as I tried, I just couldn’t do it. So when I saw it pop up on Amazon Prime, I decided to give it one more go and I’m so glad I did. Set in a small town in Texas, the show revolved around a a High School football team and their incredibly passionate coach. Once you get into it, it’s hard to turn off. Not to mention, Tim Riggins may be one of the best looking characters on any television show. (If you know, you know.)

Broadchurch

Where to watch: Netflix

Why we love it: Similar to Luther, ‘Broadchurch’ is a BBC show which centers around a detective who moves to a small beachside town in England to solve the murder of a young boy. The show has so many twists and turns, that by the end, you’re completely blindsided by who actually committed the crime. The best part of this show? The female characters are brilliant – one plays the mother of the murdered child, and the other plays a detective working on the case. This is a good one for those rainy days that you just don’t want to leave the house.

Stranger Things

Where to watch: Netflix

Why we love it: I am genuinely blown away when people say they haven’t seen ‘Stranger Things’. Everything about it is enjoyable and entertaining. The kids are great talents who hold the show together and the adults are likeable secondary characters. The storyline makes every episode a gift. Plus the throwback ’80s vibe is to die for. I finished the second season, and immediately started it over again to binge watch. I could not get enough.

What shows do you binge watch? We’re dying to know!

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