I didn’t realize how much I loved watching TV until I became an adult, and Jon let me have my own profile on his Netflix account. I was able to catch up on shows that I was dying to watch and discover new shows to love. It’s amazing how easy it is for me to fall in love with TV shows that are so diverse. I love discovering new shows and sharing the ones I love with others. Here are a few series that are on Netflix that you should be watching.
Note: Some of these trailers are fan made and some are just clips, but you get the idea.
|If you haven’t started watching these shows, what are you even doing?|
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
I watched this show in one sitting. It’s a Netflix series about a girl named Kimmie who was rescued from an underground cult. Instead of returning to her small town, she decides to take residence in NYC. Hilarity ensues.
Friends with Benefits
Okay, so this show isn’t new, but I just started watching it, so I’m counting it as new. Netflix kept suggesting this show to me, and after finally giving in, I found out why. Friends with Benefits is so hilarious. It’s perfect for millennials because it follows the lives of a five friends who are not only trying to figure out their romantic lives, but also just their lives in general. It also helps that the star of the show is Ryan Hansen who I already love from his roll as Dick Casablancas in Veronica Mars.
Okay, so this isn’t technically a new show, but it’s new to me, so I’m including it here. It’s actually in its second season right now. I mostly became interested in it because of my close encounter with Shane West. The show is shot in Shreveport, so its neat to watch a show that’s being made right where I live. I think we all know the age-old story of witches and Salem, and this show just builds on that.
|Some endings I’m satisfied with. Some endings make me made to think about. At least the writers and creators, etc. were nice enough to at least provide an ending.|
I’ve still in the beginning seasons of this show, so I have a long way to go. I’ve already fallen in love with it though. It has such a great cast and there are so many stories to follow, but in a good way. It pretty much follows the lives of the Braverman family and the trials and tribulations of life. Sounds simple, but it’s awesome.
The Revenge season finale airs this weekend, and I’m already freaking out about it. I think the first two seasons were top notch, and it did kind of start to fall off with the introduction of so many new characters. I still enjoy it though. Any show that stresses me out is a good show. Revenge follows the story of Amanda Clarke, aka Emily Thorne. She’s trying to get revenge on all of the people that framed her father for a plane crash that killed hundreds of people.
Good ole Glee. Sadly, I still haven’t watched the last season. I do have to say that the first three seasons of this show were absolutely incredible. It kind of fell off from there when they started introducing all of the new cast members. They just didn’t compare. I recently watched the fifth season when they put it on Netflix, and I’ll be watching the last when they finally add it to the site. Glee follows a group of high school students who are in glee club, and it’s just a bunch of high school drama (and later college drama) with singing, and it’s awesome.
I actually didn’t watch this show until years after it ended, but it was so cute. Even though it does come to a conclusion, it still made me sad that it ended because I loved it so much. I’ve adored America Ferrara ever since I saw her in Gotta Kick It Up, and she’s been amazing in everything I’ve seen since. Ugly Betty is about a girl named Betty who gets a job for a fashion magazine. She doesn’t look the way everyone in the fashion industry thinks she should look, and from that, hilarity just ensues. It’s just a fun show.
Oh, Gossip Girl. I loved this show so much during the first few seasons, and then it just got strange. When they revealed who Gossip Girl was at the end, I thought they went with someone too obvious, but at the same time, I guess it made sense. If you’ve never seen the show or read the book series because you’ve been living under a rock, it’s about a popular site called Gossip Girl that follows the lives of the privileged students living in the Upper East Side.
Admittedly, I got lost in Lost in the last couple of seasons, but overall, I really enjoyed the show. The first season was my favorite because it was just a great intro season. The show is about a group of people who crash on an island, and then a whole bunch of random, nonsense stuff starts happening to them. It gets pretty insane (and confusing) toward the end.
|All of these shows were so good, and I’m still mad at everyone involved in the cancellation of them. And they say I don’t know how to hold a grudge… psh!|
Lie to Me
This was such a good show, and I still can’t believe they cancelled it. With all of the crappy shows that are still on the air, this amazing show got cut, and it still upsets me. It’s about a guy who is essentially a human lie detector, and he helps solve crimes with this ability. It’s pretty insane…and awesome!
I know a lot of people were disappointed about the way this show ended, and even though they made a movie to try to make up for it, it still wasn’t the same. This show deserved to go on. It was about a small crew onboard a ship, and a lot of stuff happens. That’s about the best description I can give. Oops. I couldn’t find a good trailer, but here’s this:
Poor Joss Whedon. He’s just the creator of these out of this world, crazy awesome shows that just get cancelled, and then people fall in love with them when it’s too late. It’s such a shame. I loved this show and gave up my Friday nights to watch it. It’s hard not to have a girl crush on Eliza Dushku because she’s so flawless. Dollhouse is the name given to this secret lab (or really series of labs) where people volunteer to have their memories erased. They are then implanted with different memories to complete assignments. I know. Your mind just blew. And yeah, yeah. They had the epitaphs that kind of ended the series, but no. This show should have gone on for several more seasons.
Hart of Dixie
Hart of Dixie is such a cute show. It’s about a doctor from New York named Zoe Hart who moves to a small town after inheriting half of someone’s medical practice. Rachel Bilson plays the role so well, and I just love her. I haven’t actually watched the last season yet, but as soon as it’s on Netflix…binge-watch!
I know a lot of people were bittersweet about the ending of Heroes. The first two seasons were top notch, and then it was like whaaaaat?! It got a little crazy with that carnival. I really hate that the show just ended though. I think they could have steered it back in the right direction. The show is essentially about regular people who find out they have superpowers.
Don’t Trust the B—- in Apt. 23
I had a hard time placing this show because it was a sitcom that didn’t necessarily have a huge, stressful storyline. It was a lot of fun though, and I’m sad it was cancelled. The show was about a small town girl who moves into an apartment in NYC with a party girl. It was just a huge laugh.
|I have a love/hate relationship with these shows. Love because they’re amazing, and I love them so much. Hate because I have to wait an entire week between episodes.|
I love this show so much. Zoey Deschanel is everything. She’s so freaking adorable. I also love all of the roommates. They’re all just so fun together. I’ve never seen an episode of New Girl that I didn’t like. If you haven’t seen the show, it’s about a girl who moves in with a bunch of guys, and it’s just a lot of funny.
Once Upon a Time
I have to admit that I’m not loving this season of OUAT. The first couple seasons were amazing. I couldn’t stop watching. I looked forward to the new episodes even though they stressed me out. I haven’t really loved this season at all. The Frozen stuff happened too fast, and having all of these villains in it just doesn’t make sense. Also, when did Henry become irrelevant. If you’ve never heard of it or seen the show, none of that made sense, but it’s essentially about fairy tale characters being forced to live in the modern day.
I think we all know about my love for Supernatural. I mean, I can’t get enough. This season has been meh for me, because 1) I’m over the mark, and 2) I hate Rowena so much. I’m just done with her. Overall, it’s such a great show though. The only season that I legitimately didn’t enjoy was season six, but Supernatural has become one of my favorite shows thanks to Jon. It follows brother Sam and Dean Winchester, and they fight the supernatural.
If you’ve seen and loved the movie, Psycho, but haven’t watched Bates Motel, what are you even doing with your life? Even if you haven’t seen Psycho, you should still watch it. It tells the story of Norman Bates and how he became the character in the movie. It’s so interesting, and you just want Norman to be normal, but you know he won’t be because of the movie. It’s just a whole lot of crazy.
One of the best shows ever. It took me awhile to actually start watching the show, but once I did, I was hooked. It’s all about a bunch of political drama, but more. I love it!
After meeting Kass Morgan and reading the first book in the series, I had to watch the show. It’s a completely different entity, so you have to make sure you separate the two in your mind. The 100 is about a world in the future where people are living in space because Earth has become unlivable. When they start running out of oxygen and resources, they send 100 delinquent kids down to Earth to see if they can make it safe place to live. They discover there are already people living on Earth, and then it’s chaos. I just started watching, and I’m enjoying it so far, but I’m nervous about how far it’s going to stray from the book series.
|Even though these shows ended long ago, I still don’t mind binge watching them for fun.|
I will forever love this show. To be honest though, I’ve never watched the last season, and I’m about halfway through and can’t bring myself to finish it. I hate the last season so much. I’m going to get to it eventually, but I’m not in a rush.
If you’ve never seen Friends, then you’re living life wrong. This is the best show ever. It will always be my favorite.
How I Met Your Mother
Even though I was pretty disappointed in the last season (that season finale killed me), I still loved this show. It’s hilarious, the cast is amazing, and I just love everything about it. If you haven’t watched HIMYM, it centers around the life of a guy named Ted Mosby and his relationship with his best friends, Barney, Marshall, Lily and Robin. It’s called HIMYM because it’s told in flashbacks, and he’s telling his children all of the events that led up to him meeting their mother.
This was one of my favorite shows when I was younger. It’s about a group of kids who end up being aliens. It sounds so dorky, but it’s so interesting. This is the show that made me love Katherine Heigl. I knew she was destined for awesome.
What are some of your favorite Netflix shows?