Not that there is a lot of down-time at the end of the semester and amidst the holiday hustle and bustle, but, when there is, what better way to spend your free time than binge-watching your favorite show on Netflix. Wait, have you finished your favorite show already? There are few things more tragic than getting to the end of an episode and realizing that it was the end of the season. If you had known, you would have made sure to savor it, right? Don’t worry because i have rounded up 10 of the most binge-worthy shows on Netflix to get you through until the next season of your show is out.
- Riverdale. Based on the Archie comics, the CW has adapted this show full of murder and mystery. These unlikely friends take on the town’s darkest secrets and bring them to light. Archie, Jughead, Betty, and Victoria band together to unravel the evils that lurk in Riverdale.
- New Girl. Jessica Day is a bubbly and quirky teacher who is known to burst into spontaneous song – catches her boyfriend with another woman, and needs a new place to live. She moves into a loft with three single guys she’s never met before. Nick is a jaded law-school dropout, who usually just wants to be left alone. Schmidt is a flashy businessman, who believes he is a gift to women. Winston is a former athlete who doesn’t know what to do, but really needs to win whatever it is. Can this dysfunctional group handle the “adorkable” new girl?
- Stranger Things. This Netflix original drama stars Golden Globe-winning actress Winona Ryder as Joyce Byers, who lives in a small Indiana town. When Joyce’s 12-year-old son, Will, goes missing, she launches a terrifying investigation into his disappearance with local authorities. 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.
- The Flash. At 11, Barry Allen’s life changed completely when his mother died in a freak accident and his innocent father was convicted of her murder. Now a crime-scene investigator, his dedication to learn the truth about his mother’s death drives him to follow up on every new scientific advancement and urban legend. When his latest obsession — a particle accelerator heralded as a world-changing invention — causes an explosion, it creates a freak storm and Barry is struck by lightning. He awakes from a coma nine months later with the power of superspeed. When he learns that others who have gained powers use them for evil, he dedicates himself to protecting the innocent, while still trying to solve the older mystery.
- Supergirl. At 12 years old, Kara Zor-El escapes doom on her home planet Krypton to find protection on Earth with the Danver family. She grows up in the shadow of her foster sister, Alex, and learns to hide the extraordinary powers she shares with her cousin, Superman. Now an adult living in National City and working for media mogul Cat Grant, Kara finds her days of keeping her abilities a secret are over when super-secret agency head Hank Henshaw enlists her to help protect the city’s citizens from threats. Finally coming into her own, Kara must juggle her new responsibilities with her very human relationships.
- The Crown. Based on an award-winning play The Audience by Peter Morgan, this lavish, Netflix-original drama chronicles the life of Queen Elizabeth II from the 1940s to modern times. The series begins with an inside look at the early reign of the queen, who ascended the throne at age 25 after the death of her father, King George VI. As the decades pass, personal intrigues, romances, and political rivalries are revealed that played a big role in events that shaped the later years of the 20th century.
- Jane the Virgin. Jane Villanueva, the daughter of a teen mother, grew up determined not to repeat her mom’s mistakes. Jane is studying to be a teacher, and she is engaged to a handsome detective who supports her decision to remain a virgin until marriage, but a routine visit to the clinic turns her life upside down. Inseminated by a specimen meant for a patient in the next room, Jane is in a situation made only more insane when she learns that the sperm donor is her boss, Rafael. As her meticulously planned life gets more like the telenovelas she loves, she faces a lot of complicated decisions about the future.
- Gilmore Girls. Set in a storybook Connecticut town populated by an eclectic mix of dreamers, artists and everyday folk, this multi-generational drama about family and friendship centers around Lorelai Gilmore and her daughter, Rory. Lorelai owns the town’s bed-and-breakfast, the Dragonfly Inn, with best friend/chef Sookie, and contends with weekly dinners with eccentric, well-off parents Richard and Emily Gilmore (who always have something to say about their daughter’s life). After high school, Rory attends Yale University but frequently returns to Stars Hollow to visit her mom. A Year in the Life is the one-season sequel to Gilmore Girls.
- The Office. It is set at a paper company based in Scranton and features the Dunder-Mifflin staff, which includes characters based on roles in the British show — and, quite possibly, people with whom you work in your office. There’s Jim, the likable employee who’s a bit of an every man. Jim has a thing for receptionist-turned-sales-rep Pam — because office romances are always a good idea! There’s also Dwight, the co-worker who is successful but devoid of social skills and common sense.
- Jessica Jones. This Netflix original chronicles the life of one of the darker Marvel characters, the mysterious Jessica Jones. When a tragedy puts an the end to her short-lived career as a superhero, Jessica settles in New York City and opens her own detective agency, called Alias Investigations, which seems to be called into cases involving people who have special abilities. Suffering from post-traumatic stress syndrome, Jessica wants to do good, but her primary interest isn’t in saving the world, it’s saving her apartment and getting through each day. Based on a graphic novel intended for adults, this is not a superhero story for the kids.
Hopefully you found something on this list that can fill the gaping hole that your favorite Netflix show has left behind. If you have any suggestions that I could add to the list, please feel free to comment below. As always, don;’t forget to like my post and follow mt blog for email updates.