Life & FamilyMarch 1, 2016

My Top 15 Shows to Binge Watch

Everyone is binge watching shows these days, and we certainly participate in this. SO much so that we feel we’ve run out of shows to watch! So I thought I’d share our top 15 favorite shows to binge on and ask for your recommendations for others and perhaps we can help each other out! :) With the lack of sleep I’m getting these days I need something GOOD to keep me going!

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1.) The Killing

I love, love, loved this show. The premise is dark but we were SO hooked on it. Especially the first two seasons. If you like mystery/suspense/ cop dramas this is SO for you.

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2.) Friday Night Lights

I never in a million years thought I would love a show about football so much, but during the finale I was boo-hooing like a fool. And one of the most satisfying endings to a long series there has ever been.

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3.) The Good Wife

Another one that sucked us in somethin’ fierce (but I admit, has lost me a little since THAT BIG SAD THING HAPPENED- if you’ve watched you know what I’m talking about).  Another case of me ugly-crying from a show (and I’m not a big sentimental crier, Andrew thinks that I have ice water in my veins)

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4.) Damages

Our most recent favorite. Holy hell this show was good.  Full of good vs. evil and tons of legal drama. We were sad when this was over, Glenn Close is incredibly scary. Dare I say scarier than boiling bunnies.

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5.) Arrested Development

One of the first shows we binged watched ON DVD (ages me somewhat on par with “walking to school five miles in the snow…”) So hysterically funny and full of some of the best one liners ever that Andrew and I still crack ourselves up with.

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6.) Broadchurch

We just finished this one and it was excellent- a British show (that was re-done by American TV- but watch this version) that only was two seasons but well worth the watch.

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7.) Suits

I resisted watching this one when Andrew originally told me about it- but when I gave in, I gave in big. I even did a little dance to the opening credits every time they played, and the last time I did that was when Sex and the City was on, so that tells you something. Plus Gabriel Macht…. #yowzas

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8.) Lost

Such a given, but it bears to be said. Another one I thought I would totally hate, but ended up loving.  This was our first Netflix streaming experience and man-o-man did we lose entire weekends to this one!

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9.) New Girl

Here’s one Andrew thought he’d hate but ended up LOVING. It’s SO funny, especially the guys.  If you want something light, this is perfect.

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10.) Veep

A timely watch right now with all the madness that is the current election. I love me some Julia Louis Dreyfus, and she is pitch perfect in this role that just skewers the political process with humor and wit.

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11.) The Newsroom

A fantastic show that makes me wish it had continued! A great mix of drama, humor and captivating storylines.

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12.) Dexter

This one may be obvious, and certainly not for everyone but it was another one of our original obsessions.

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13.) The Mindy Project

I liked this show more than Andrew, that’s for sure, but when you have had enough of dark thrillers ( just realizing that a lot of these images here feature blood- yikes), this is the kind of silly, funny stuff to lift your mood.

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14.) House of Cards

Most of you probably have seen this, but it is also worth mentioning as I remember when we first watched the first season I would be giddy to get home, settle in with a glass of wine and watch episodes. And makes you wonder if politics could possibly be this evil (my guess is yes).

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15.) The Jinx

HOLY HELL. This was such a creepy, amazing, addictive show. I can’t even put it in words.

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16.) Bloodline (forgot this one earlier)

A bit slower to get into but ultimately really good. Plus it has Coach Taylor from FNL as a bonus :)

Obvious Others We Love: Mad Men, West Wing, Friends, Seinfeld, Homeland, Scandal, The Office, Modern Family, 30 Rock

Notes:

Andrew’s  Extras: Game of Thrones, Sopranos, Silicon Valley, Ray Donovan, breaking Bad (which I did not like)

Erin’s Extras: Sex and the City (duh), The Fall, The Affair

Shows we tried and gave up on: Empire, Transparent, Sons of Anarchy, Parenthood (but that was before we were parents…), The Americans, The Wire (I know, everyone loved it- totally could not get into it) I actually really disliked Girls.

Shows we have not seen yet: Weeds, Shameless, Justified, Boardwalk Empire, Broad City,

Shows we have no interest in: The Walking Dead, anything sci-fi (beyond Lost, of course)

So…what should we watch???

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