10 Binge-Worthy Shows On Netflix
With new shows popping up on what seems to be a daily basis, it can be hard to decide what’s worth watching and what’s worth ignoring. From original programming on streaming services to reboots of some of your favorite network sitcoms, TV choices feel limitless, and there really is something for everyone in what has been referred to as the new “Golden” era of television.
Netflix has been a key player in expanding television options, offering a wide range of both original programs and your favorite network series, all of which are available for you to watch at your convenience.
Here are 10 binge-worthy shows available on Netflix right now.
What’s a science teacher with a backyard full of broken dreams to do when things unravel on the financial front and it looks like he just might lose everything? Start cooking up some meth, of course.
In a series that ran from 2008 to 2013 on AMC, Walter White goes from mild-mannered teacher and family man to something else entirely. You can catch all five seasons on Netflix.
Based on the U.K. series of the same name, Shameless is a Showtime original that debuted in 2011. William H. Macy plays an alcoholic, drug-addicted, law-breaking father to his six kids, with Emmy Rossum as his feisty oldest daughter.
The series alternates between hilarity and heartbreak as the family tries to survive Chicago’s rough South Side. Seasons one through eight are now available on Netflix.
Grace and Frankie
A Netflix original, Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin are two wives dealing with singlehood after their husbands leave them – for each other. As they try to navigate modern dating and life on their own, they find themselves discovering a friendship and solidarity they never thought possible.
You can catch seasons one through four now, and Netflix recently announced there will be a season five in 2019.
Tough-talking, hard-drinking Marvel superhero turned detective Jessica Jones comes to life in this Netflix series, released in 2015. Kristen Ritter shines in the lead role, displaying a gritty sarcasm that hides a tortured soul underneath.
The series ties into a host of other shows, including Daredevil, Luke Cage, Iron Fist and the mini-series The Defenders. Season two was recently released and season three is said to be slated for next year.
Another Marvel character, Charlie Cox plays Daredevil, a sight-impaired lawyer who operates as a violent vigilante on the side. Played by actor Charlie Cox, Daredevil must try to balance his spiritual beliefs and a job that upholds the law, with a desire to deploy his own brand of justice on the bad guys.
Season one debuted in its entirety in 2015, with season two following in 2016. Season three is supposed to be released sometime in 2018.
Originally a Bravo network reality series that ran from 2003-2006, it was revived by Netflix this year and has generated rave reviews.
Follow the “Fab Five” as they travel around the country, helping men revitalize their lives through fashion, culture and a new way of looking at life.
Season one is available now, with season two set for release later this year.
Better Call Saul
A spin off of Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul debuted on AMC in 2015. A con artist turned lawyer, Saul Goodman, played by Bob Odenkirk, fights for his clients in the shadiest ways possible, breaking the law while trying to uphold it at the same time.
This series has received critical acclaim, winning two Golden Globes and 23 Peabody awards. Seasons one through three are currently streaming on Netflix, with season four premiering on AMC this year.
Lost in Space
A new reboot of the 1965 series and a Netflix original, Lost in Space follows a family of space colonists whose ship is blown off-course while making its way to a new settlement.
Their ship crashes on an alien planet, and they and other colonists must fight their way through a dangerous and lethal new world.
Season one was released in March and consists of 10 episodes.
Premiering on Fox in 2011, New Girl was named one of the best television comedies of the year. Zooey Deschanel plays Jess, a teacher who finds herself newly single and looking for a place to live.
She answers an ad for a roommate and ends up moving in with three single men, as they all try to find their way through life in one’s 30s.
The first six seasons are available on Netflix, with the seventh and final season airing on Fox.
The Santa Clarita Diet
If zombies are your thing, you can’t miss The Santa Clarita Diet. This Netflix comedy stars Drew Barrymore as a wife and mother who finds herself transforming into a zombie and craving human flesh.
Her supportive yet confused husband, played by Timothy Olyphant, helps her survive as they try to get to the bottom of this strange “disease.”
Seasons one and two are available now, and Netflix has committed to a third season in 2019.