The pastime of binging TV shows is to a millennial as baseball is to America.
What a time to be alive.
On Netflix alone, hundreds of shows flood every category you can think of, and then some. One would say it's overwhelming, really.
How's a person to choose?
Depending on what mood you’re in, how much time you have, and of course, what you’ve already watched, take a gander at these selections we’ve picked for you. You’re welcome!
What to watch when you are feeling like things can’t get worse:
Watching the out-of-touch, wealthy Rose family lose all of their money and possessions is sure to make you feel better. Johnny Rose was a successful video store tycoon before he was defrauded by his business manager. Now, he and his wife, a former soap opera actress, and their two adult children must relocate to their only remaining asset; a motel in Schitt’s Creek, which they bought for their son as a birthday joke. With that kind of premise, how are you not already watching?
Catherine O’Hara’s overly dramatic portrayal of Moira is a constant source of comedy in every episode. (I imagine that this is how Kate (in Home Alone) would have turned out after leaving Kevin behind so many times--no self-awareness and perpetually popping pills). But the star of the show is definitely David, played by Daniel Levy. His deadpan one-liners, sarcastic comments, and likable negativity perfectly balances the show.
Anyway, after watching a group of people, who have no touch with reality, rough it for a few episodes, you’ll see your problems in a bit of a different light.
What to watch when you are feeling romantic:
Be still, my heart.
Outlander is a made for TV series based on the books by Diana Gabaldon. The books are incredibly researched and extremely detailed, but, and I rarely say this, the show is just as good. Netflix is currently streaming two of four seasons, and it’s exactly what your romantic heart needs.
A former WWII nurse, Claire Randall, finds herself transported to mid-1700s Scotland. Yes, the time travel part is a bit strange, but I promise it’s worth it. She meets a Highland warrior, Jamie Fraser, and here your love story begins. The show is filled with romance, sex, history, and hot guys with Scottish accents. Through a tumultuous string of events that Jamie and Claire’s love endures, your faith in true love and passion will be restored.
What to watch when your workweek is killing you:
First airing in 2007 on AMC, Mad Men takes viewers back in time to a glamorous 1960s New York. The premise of this successful drama revolves around an esteemed NYC ad agency in a time when a woman aspiring to be more than a secretary was a fault and successful, arrogant businessmen could get drunk on their lunch. Jon Hamm’s character is your mysterious protagonist who audiences just want to figure out, while Elizabeth Moss is fearless in her ambition and drive for more respect in the workplace. Her character is sure to inspire you to ask for that promotion. Binging this one will make you want to tie a silk scarf around your neck, put on your kitten heels and winged eyeliner, take up smoking, and pour yourself an old fashioned. While you fantasize about being Don Draper’s assistant, your 9-5 will be the last thing on your mind.
What to watch when you want to gain a new perspective:
If you’re someone who avoids watching series because you don’t want to get sucked in, this is great for you because you don’t need to watch the episodes consecutively. Each episode is independent and is treated like a movie within itself. What all the episodes do have in common, however, is that they all incorporate a storyline of how technology will change our future. It’s one of those shows that alters the way you think about things you do every day. Each episode seems to speak to our societal issues and illustrates the consequences of our growing reliance on technology.
Binge now, thank us later, and comment below what show
YOU cant get enough of at the moment!
Written by: Lauren Bubb
Edited by: Dylan Jader