15 Binge-Worthy Shows on Netflix (Oct. 2018)

Updated on October 23, 2018
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Jaeda is a college student studying psychology. She loves animals, reading, writing, watching Netflix, online shopping, and drawing!

Did you just finish your show on Netflix, and now have no idea what to do with your life? Here are 15 binge-worthy shows that you can watch on Netflix today! They are in no particular order, but they are definitely all worth the watch!

DISCLAIMER! These shows and descriptions are based on my personal opinion!

1. Parks and Recreation

Parks and Rec is a seven-season sitcom that can have you rolling on the floor with laughter. The characters are amazing, and the jokes are funny and relevant to current times. Parks and Rec is about a woman, Leslie Knope, who works in the Parks and Rec department for a small city named Pawnee, Indiana. She and her coworkers experience some incredible things, and it is just a blast to watch! I will not lie to you though, the first season starts off pretty slow. I watched this show with my boyfriend, and we almost quit because of the first season. We stuck it out, and it quickly became one of our favorite shows!

2. The Office (U.S.)

The Office (U.S.) is a nine-season American sitcom based on the British sitcom The Office (U.K.). The Office is a show about a branch of a small paper company, Dunder Mifflin, located in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Michael Scott is the Regional Manager, and he and his employees are always up to something! There are some crude jokes that can make you cringe, but it's not anything awful. Watch this show if you're in the mood to laugh!

3. New Girl

New Girl is a seven-season (six on Netflix) show about a woman, Jessica Day, who caught her boyfriend cheating on her. She needed a new place to live and fast. She found three men who were looking to rent out their spare bedroom in their loft. This show is about her adventures, romances, and it's just flat-out funny. There were too many times when I would bust out laughing from this show, and my college roommate would just stare at me! This show is hilarious and I would 10/10 recommend this to anyone. AND just because it has a female lead does NOT mean that guys can't watch it! One of my guy friends actually recommended it to me! This show is one that you could watch over and over!

4. Grey's Anatomy

Grey's Anatomy currently has fourteen seasons on Netflix, a fifteenth just starting to air this week! Grey's Anatomy is a great show to watch for many different aspects. It has humor and relatable situations that a lot of us have/will go through! And, it has the tragedy. Something about loving tragedy when it's not our own! The main character, Meredith Grey, works at a hospital in Seattle, Washington. She starts as an intern and we follow her all the way through her life. We learn about her "dark and twisty" past, as she would say. We experience her love affairs, and we get to watch her grow up. Truly an amazing show if you're ready for the commitment! This show blows my mind every day!

5. Stranger Things

Stranger Things is a Netflix Original show that currently has two seasons on Netflix with a third coming soon! Stranger Things is a supernatural drama with five kids being the main characters! This show is set in the 80's and it is so easy to get that vibe! Winona Ryder, of course, is an amazing actress, and she is just one of the reasons this show is so great! The setting, plot, cast, and everything else was so beautifully put together! From tears to laughing, to jaw-dropping scenes, you seriously cannot get enough of this show!

6. Riverdale

Here's another chilling drama. Riverdale currently has two seasons on Netflix, and is airing a third on October 10th! Riverdale is focused on the lives of seven American teens who deal with deathly situations from their town, friends, parents, and many more. Riverdale is a great show to watch if you want to be on the edge of your seat! There are so many plot twists that keep you guessing the whole time!

7. Pretty Little Liars

Pretty Little Liars just recently ended their series with their seventh season! All seven seasons are on Netflix too! Pretty Little Liars is about five teen girls who are inseparable. Until one of them goes missing. The other four encounter romance, danger, betrayal, and many other things. Pretty Little Liars is so incredible because it's relatable. This kind of stuff could happen to any of us! So, give it a watch!

8. 13 Reasons Why

13 Reasons Why is a Netflix Original with two seasons on Netflix. There are also rumors of a third! 13 Reasons Why is based on a book written by Jay Asher. 13 Reasons Why is about a teen girl, Hannah Baker, who commits suicide. She leaves 13 tapes behind that contain 13 reasons as to why she killed herself. I read this book when I was an eighth grader so you can imagine my excitement when this show came out my senior year! I enjoyed the first season a lot. I thought they casted well compared to the book! When the second season came out I was a little nervous. They told the whole story already, and there isn't a second book, but I enjoyed it a lot! Just a warning, this show is very graphic, and the second season is even worse!

9. Friends

Friends is a 90's sitcom about six friends who take on New York City together. Friends is one of those shows that you could watch over and over. I think I have seen the entire series about six times! Watching these six people live their lives together, and experience life is so fun! Not to mention the humor, romance, and engaging content! Friends will be a show that the next five generations will continue to watch! It's timeless! So, if you haven't seen this one already, give it a try!

10. The Good Place

The Good Place is a fairly new show with only two seasons on Netflix! It's about this woman who dies and is sent to the "Good Place". But, she knows that she does not belong here at all. Her soulmate tries to help her act good, but just her presence throws the whole place off. Weird things happen like garbage falling from the sky! The Good Place is funny and worth the watch! There is also a large plot twist at the end of season one! If you get caught up you can watch season three on tv!

11. Young and Hungry

Another fantastic show is Young and Hungry. Young and Hungry is about a woman who gets a job as a personal chef for a millionaire. She doesn't come from the richest family so everything about his life amazes her. There is also a house cleaner, and a personal attendant who work for him and these three make the perfect trio! This show has five seasons on Netflix! Go and give this one a try! I promise you will not regret it!

12. Orange is the new Black

Another great series to binge on Netflix is Orange is the New Black. Orange is the New Black is yet another Netflix Orginal series! There are six seasons on Netflix. Orange is the New Black is a show about a woman who gets arrested and goes to prison for about fifteen months. She encounters gangs, guard brutality, and she witnesses some pretty weird, gross stuff. This show is interesting to see the side of a female prisoner! In my opinion, it is definitely worth the watch!

13. Criminal Minds

Criminal Minds currently has 12 seasons on Netflix. Criminal Minds is a psychologically thrilling show about crimes and criminals. This show is incredibly interesting! Almost every episode is in a different city with a different crime! The FBI agents are all incredible as well. Getting to know their personal stories is a really great aspect to the show! Just a warning. If you live alone, don't watch this at night!

14. Glee

Glee has seven seasons on Netflix. Now, I realize that Glee is NOT for everyone. But, if you like music and drama this show is perfect for you! The music is truly amazing! Glee is about a high school teacher who runs a glee group in the school he works at! At first, he only had about five people. The "nerds" of the school, but after a few football players and cheerleaders go out, they soon become a group that everyone has heard of! Glee is just a fun watch containing high school drama and so much more!

15. Nailed It!

Our final one is unlike the other ones we've seen so far. Our final binge-worthy show is Nailed It! Nailed It! is a show about amateur bakers trying to replicate these incredible cakes and other desserts. The host, Nicole Byer, has such a fun, spunky personality! She makes it hard not to laugh. There are currently only two seasons of it on Netflix, but we hope that more come around! This show is nice if you just want to watch something without putting in a ton of effort!

Note from the author

Thanks for reading my article on 15 Binge-worthy Netflix shows! Try and remember that this is completely opinion based and that I have no particular order for these fifteen shows! Please keep looking for my articles and let me know how you feel about them! Thank you so much!


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