Who doesn't love getting into their favorite pajamas, making a cup of cocoa, and watching their favorite shows back to back? If your a 'show-a-holic, then this list of Netflix shows to binge-watch is perfect for you!
Back in the day, movie night was a night for the whole family to cuddle together under blankets, grab the snacks, and watch their favorite TV shows in the dark of the living room. Nowadays, with streaming services like Netflix and Hulu, watching your favorite TV shows is a completely different process.
Instead of waiting each week for the next episode to release, viewers can simply binge-watch entire seasons whenever they feel like it and get completely caught up on a series in a matter of days. On top of this, with so many show options available, it can be hard to pick and choose which shows deserve that kind of dedication.
Fortunately, we at Breda Beds know how fun binge-watching shows on Netflix can be—especially from the comfort of your Murphy wall bed. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of 10 of the most binge-worthy shows on Netflix right now for your viewing pleasure. So, grab the popcorn, put on your pajamas, snuggle up in your comfy bed, and start getting caught up today!
1. The Haunting of Hill House
The Haunting of Hill House is definitely not a particularly family-friendly show but this Netflix adaptation of Shirley Jackson’s 1959 gothic horror novel is one you won’t want to miss. With countless twists and turns as well as a truly talented cast, this horror series that boast nearly a 9 out of 10 on IMDB currently has one entertaining season under its belt and an expected second season with an all-new cast and plot set to release in 2020.
The Haunting of Hill House follows a family of seven as they go back and forth between past and present events to try and make sense of their truly devastating pasts. As children, the five main characters lost their mother in a rather strange and confusing manner that is all connected to the ‘Hill House’ they lived in for a short period of time while their parents restored it.
Each individual, now adults, recalls past memories that don’t add up associated with the house and paranormal activities they recall occurring there. However, the question on all of their minds is whether or not their father is the true culprit of their mother’s unforeseen passing and whether or not the memories they remember so vividly were real or not.
Dealing with severe depression, drug abuse, separation, and divorce, each family member is reunited once more by a sudden death in the family and these siblings and their father must join forces to finally piece their mother’s death together and take down the house that brought this bad luck upon them so long ago.
2. Arrested Development
Although this comedy may not be particularly new, seeing it from start to finish is an absolute must. This American television sitcom from the truly hilarious mind of Mitchell Hurwitz follows the Bluth family, a once very wealthy family, now incredibly dysfunctional and quirky in nature.
With an impeccable cast including Jason Bateman, Will Arnett, Michael Cera, David Cross, Jeffrey Michael Tambor, Portia de Rossi, Alia Martine Shawkat, and Tony Hale, this show has been rated one of the best shows of all time by multiple major publications including Time, Entertainment Weekly, and IGN.
Although the show was canceled by Fox for a low viewership, the show still received critical acclaim, six Primetime Emmy Awards, and one Golden Globe Award. Furthermore, Netflix picked up the show in 2011 and released new episodes as recently as this month.
This show is perfect for the highly experienced binge watcher looking for an established show with thousands of hours of quality content to take in. However, the humor of this show is not for everyone and it may take some time to get used to the dry format of the show’s content.
3. Bojack Horseman
Although Bojack Horseman hides behind the veil of cartoon characters and sarcastic humor, this dramedy is known for being just as touching and sad as it is utterly hilarious. With an ever-growing and powerful cast including Will Arnet, Amy Sedaris, Alison Brie, Aaron Paul, and Paul F. Tompkins, this powerful cartoon-based Netflix original deals with various topics including depression, trauma, racism, sexism, alcoholism, drug addiction, the ‘Hollywood lifestyle’, and various other human emotions and experiences.
With five seasons thus far and a sixth on the way, Bojack Horseman has received critical acclaim and was actually rated the best Netflix original series of all time by Thrillist and the best animated series of all time by IndieWire. For those looking for a laugh-cry binging hybrid, this animated series is the perfect show for you.
Have you ever felt like you were being watched? Although it might just be you, it could also be Joe Goldberg. Although, if you haven’t watched the critically acclaimed Netflix series ‘You’, you probably have no idea what that means.
In this Netflix original series based on a novel by Caroline Kepnes, Joe Goldberg, a seemingly harmless bookstore manager plays the delusional stalker of a young woman (Guinevere Beck) in the heart of New York City. When ‘Beck’ enters his bookstore one day out of the blue in search of a particular book, Joe is overwhelmed by her beauty and flirtatious behavior.
At first, the average viewer may feel a bit of romanticism in his actions and may think that he is nothing more than a harmless guy with a ‘crush’ but this quickly transforms into something much sinister after he starts to follow her home, stalk her on social media, and become more and more entangled into her life and social interactions.
From hiding outside her apartment in the bushes all the way to actual murder, Joe is determined to make Beck his own which leads to a series of startling and unexpected events between the two of them. With another season on its way, this series may be as simple as one day away from completion for an experienced binger and is well worth the watch time.
Are you the kind of person that watches crime and murder series and always wonders ‘what’s going on in those criminal’s minds when they do these crimes?’ If so, then Mindhunter is the perfect show for you. Originally released in 2017, the show follows two FBI agents in the 1970s as they interview various convicted murderers to better understand their psychology and to determine possible warning signs for future serial killers.
Based on the True Crime novel, Mindhunter: Inside the FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit, the series emphasizes the two individuals accredited for developing psychological profiles on the various serial killers of modern society. The specific reason that this show is so poignant is that, up until the 1970s, murderers almost always had motives and clear reasoning for the murders they committed.
Because of this, police officers were able to easily solve most cases and use their current motive-based deduction tactics to find the killer quickly and painlessly. However, as more and more individuals began to kill with no rhyme or reason, it became more difficult for these officers to do such. This is where the main characters Holden Ford and Bill Tench come into play. With their never-before-seen tactics and methods, these FBI agents were able to find motives and patterns of behavior in famous serial killers that helped create the modern behavioral analysis processes used by law enforcement nationwide.
With one season already complete and another season in the works, it’s time you get started binging this show in preparation for the season 2 release date ahead.
6. Penny Dreadful
Are you a fan of the macabre and the all-too-famous movie monsters? If so, then Penny Dreadful is the show for you. With a 91 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes and an all-star cast including Rory Kinnear, Reeve Carney, Timothy Dalton, Eva Green, Billie Piper, this psychological horror show tackles an entirely new approach at the original monsters of Hollywood.
This British-American Drama and Horror series follows Sir Malcolm, a man who has lost his daughter to the monsters which roam the streets of Victorian London. Along with his two companions, Vanessa Ives and Ethan Chandler, the group stops at nothing to return Sir Malcolm’s daughter to him whilst slaying any creature that crosses their path.
Taking a more close and personal look at such stories as Frankenstein’s monster and Dorian Gray, this series is perfect for those looking for a fresh approach at the old horror stories of our time. With a complete series consisting of three seasons and a new adaptation, functioning as a season four, on its way, this show is perfect for the more horror-centric bing watcher looking for something a bit different to watch from start to end.
7. Altered Carbon
If you prefer a science fiction topic more than anything else then this Netflix series is the one for you. Based on the dystopian novel of the same name by Richard K. Morgan, the show is based in the future where all memory is stored and digitized. In this world, one prisoner returns to life and is forced to piece together a murder case in order to gain his freedom.
The story is set in a dystopian future world similar to that of Blade Runner or The Fifth Element and includes plenty of visually appealing futuristic content that is sure to bring all the 80’s futuristic nostalgia you can possibly imagine to life once more.
Although the first season may not have received the praise it desired, a second season set to release soon is said to be far more connected to the original content, boast a new cast, and have all of the missing elements that its audience wanted for the first season. With a promise of a far more engaging season ahead, it’s best that you watch the first season now in preparation for the expected success of this future content.
8. Big Mouth
Have you ever even see a perfect 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes before? If not, simply check out the rating of this animated series for reference. So, what makes this series so popular with countless individuals online?
The answer has everything to do with the topics and content they choose to cover. Initially released in 2017, this series which stars Nick Kroll, Andrew Goldberg, Mark Levin, and Jennifer Flackett focuses primarily on the awkward phase and transition that comes from growing up and going through puberty.
Turning your puberty into a monster that encourages certain urges, behaviors, and emotions, the creators of this series sought to relate to the pubescent memories and feelings of all of us in a humorous and often totally awkward way.
With 21 episodes forming two seasons in total already and a third season on the way as we speak, this series is sure to provide binge watchers with plenty of laughs and hours of quality content to take in.
9. The Crown
If you are a fan of historically-accurate shows or simply want to know more about the innermost secrets associated with the reign of Queen Elizabeth II then The Crown is the perfect binge show for you to start on Netflix.
As a relatively new series to Netflix and an intended six-season length with 10 episodes per season set to last one hour each, The Crown is perfect for those looking to have continual content and follow the life of Queen Elizabeth from the start of her crowning until now.
Currently, two seasons are available consisting of 10 episodes each and therefore providing over 20 hours of content to the experienced binge watcher. With a qualified cast and music composed by Hans Zimmer, the series is sure to be a hit throughout its run length and definitely deserves an avid binge watcher’s attention.
10. Derry Girls
Set in the 1990s in Northern Ireland, this series follows five teenagers as they deal with societal conflict and the struggles of growing up and transforming into adults despite their desires to stay teenagers forever.
This British sitcom created and written by Lisa McGee originally released on Channel 4 in January of 2018 and boasts a vibrant and humorous cast and crew. The show is currently on its second season and is projected to have a third one approved as well.
With traditional British and Irish humor as well as multiple relatable teenage issues showcased in every episode, this series is perfect for those that love European humor and want to follow a series in its prime.
Now that you have thousands of hours of quality Netflix content to start watching, all that’s left is to snuggle up with your friends, family, or yourself, grab your favorite drinks and snacks, put on your most comfortable outfit, and let ‘the great binge’ begin!
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