6 TV Shows to Binge-Watch on Netflix

Going out and being sociable is great but sometimes there’s just nothing better than staying and binge-watching an entire series on Netflix. It’s also a great procrastination tool (not that I would ever advocate for that of course!)

Here are some of my favourites:

Dynasty

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Dynasty is a modern reboot of the 1980’s series of the same name. It follows two wealthy families from Atlanta, Georgia (the Carringtons and the Colby’s) feuding over control of the oil industry. I must say that I love Elizabeth Gillies as Fallon Carrington. She’s the character we love to hate, and Gillies plays her perfectly.

I would describe Dynasty as Gossip Girl-meets-Scandal, so if you’re into either of those shows, I’d recommend giving Dynasty a try. I had the first half of Season 1 finished within 3 days. It’s full of twists and turns, nobody is ever as they seem and it’s very addictive viewing.

The first 10 episodes of Dynasty are available to binge-steam on Netflix now. New episodes are added weekly.

Cheer Squad

This one is the ultimate feel-good guilty-pleasure series. It’s a reality documentary following the Canadian cheerleading squad The Great White Sharks on the road to the World Championships in Orlando.

Throughout the season you get to know the team members on and off the mat. Plus you get a real insight into the world of competitive cheerleading.

By the end of the first episode, I wasn’t just invested in the team, I was invested in each of the girls as well. I had no idea how much time and effort goes into perfecting cheerleading routines and it’s given me huge respect for the sport!

Unfortunately there has only been one series of Cheer Squad, but it’s 10 episodes long and each one lasts 40 minutes.

Girl Boss

GirlBoss is the story of Sophia Amoruso – the founder of NastyGal.com. There is only one season of GirlBoss and each episode is around 30 mins long. I think this one could appeal to my fellow bloggers. Girl creates business online, girl creates empire. Sound familiar?

Although it didn’t do particularly well with the critics, I genuinely enjoyed it so don’t be put off by the reviews!

Atypical

Atypical is about a teenage boy living with autism and his first ventures into the world of dating. The storyline basically follows Sam and his family (including his over-protective mum, awkward dad and endearingly irreverent sister) as they go about their daily lives.

This show is an emotional rollercoaster, going from being very funny to dark and hard-hitting within a few minutes.

There is only one season on Netflix at the moment but it has been renewed for a second season, so now is the perfect time to get up-to-date.

Britain’s Darkest Taboos

I watch a lot of real-life documentaries on Netflix. I’m one of those people who love all things dark and twisted, and this series is definitely both.

Britain’s Darkest Taboos tells the stories of some of the most shocking crimes to take place in the UK. Each event is re-enacted and re-told by the families and friends of those involved, which makes it even more chilling.

There are 6 seasons and each episode covers a different story so you don’t have to watch these in order.

Friends

This needs no explanation – let’s just celebrate that Netflix has FINALLY added all 10 seasons.

6 tv shows to binge watch on netflix

Let me know if you watch any of these, or if you have any recommendations that you think I would like. I’m always open to new suggestions!

22 Comments

  1. January 19, 2018 / 3:05 pm

    Haha, agreed, Friends needs no explanation! I kinda liked Girlboss as well, but I haven’t seen the rest. All going on my list!

    • megansays
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      January 20, 2018 / 8:55 am

      Let me know what you think if you end up watching any! Thanks for reading x

  2. January 19, 2018 / 3:16 pm

    I’ve been curious about Dynasty. I wasn’t sure i’d like it and I had no idea it was on Netflix. I can’t ever get enough of Friends though! I’m obsessed with The Ranch on Netflix.

    • megansays
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      January 20, 2018 / 8:56 am

      I’m obsessed with Dynasty – but I’ve never seen the original ! I’ll check out The Ranch – thanks for reading x

  3. January 19, 2018 / 4:37 pm

    I’m currently not watching anything on Netflix so this is great! I need to check out Girl Boss for sure.

    • megansays
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      January 20, 2018 / 8:58 am

      Thanks for reading Lily – hope you enjoy GirlBoss x

    • megansays
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      January 20, 2018 / 8:57 am

      Definitely try Dynasty it’s one of my favourites! Ah Sophia from GirlBoss was annoying but I was too invested in the story ? thanks for reading x

  4. January 19, 2018 / 6:20 pm

    So excited about this because I’ve been looking for new shows to binge on during the extra cold winter days (basically any day below 60 in Florida, haha). I’m such a sucker for Friends, but I can’t wait to watch Girl Boss and Dynasty now!!

    • megansays
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      January 20, 2018 / 8:59 am

      Hahaah aw I would love to live in Florida – we have extra cold winter days all year round in Ireland!

    • megansays
      Author
      January 20, 2018 / 9:01 am

      I’d love to live in Florida- we have extra cold winter days nearly every day in Ireland! Hope you enjoy GirlBoss and Dynasty- thank you for reading x

  5. January 19, 2018 / 7:04 pm

    I loved Girl Boss and Cheer Squad but right now im watching Peaky Blinders and its intense!

    • megansays
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      January 20, 2018 / 8:58 am

      I’ve heard great things about Peaky Blinders I might have to start it next! Thanks for reading ?

  6. Trish
    January 19, 2018 / 7:59 pm

    What a fun list! I didn’t know the new remake of Dynasty was on Netflix – I will look for it. Of course I love Friends! My favorite Netflix shows are The Crown, Stranger Things, and Grace and Frankie (new season today, yay!)

  7. January 19, 2018 / 8:07 pm

    Nothing beats Friends! The Britain show sounds really interesting – I need to add that to my watch list!

    • megansays
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      January 20, 2018 / 9:01 am

      Thanks for reading Rachel x

  8. January 20, 2018 / 12:37 am

    Is it a sin that I’ve never seen Friends? Haha, I DO need something new to binge on Netflix, so I might have to take your recommendation!

    • megansays
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      January 20, 2018 / 6:05 pm

      You’ve never seen Friends?! Where have you been?! Haha thank you for reading and PLEASE watch Friends! x

  9. January 20, 2018 / 4:43 pm

    I feel like I’d totally enjoy Cheer Squad haha I love shows like that – plus, they’re easy to multitask with!

    • megansays
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      January 20, 2018 / 6:04 pm

      Cheer Squad is so great and you’re right – it’s one of those shows you can have on in the background while you’re doing other things and it doesn’t require a huge amount of concentration! x

  10. January 21, 2018 / 7:11 am

    I’ve watched Friends some time ago and loved it! Reminded me of my childhood and it’s also a great show to watch after a long day.
    I heard about Dynasty, but haven’t give it a try yet. I’m quite into Lucifer right now, hihi.

    • megansays
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      January 21, 2018 / 1:11 pm

      Thanks so much for reading Cristina! 🙂

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