You know what really sucks? Being sick.
I’ve had a bad head cold for the past few days, and all I’ve wanted to do is sit on the couch and binge-watch tv shows on Netflix and Hulu. But, alas, I still had work to do.
I can still dream, though. Here are my latest binge-watching favorites.
Netflix is everyone’s favorite, amirite? If you only want to pay for one subscription service, this is the one to go with.
Parks and Recreation
Who doesn’t love Amy Poehler? I mean, seriously. Then throw in liberalism, Chris Pratt, Rob Lowe, and Aziz Ansari and you’ve got a recipe for success. Unfortunately only the first 6 of 7 seasons are on Netflix.
Better Off Ted
Sean suggested we watch this one, and I was pretty apprehensive. We watched the first episode and were super confused. We had no idea if we even liked it or not. But, by the end of the second season, we were super sad to see it go. It’s kind of like the Scary Movie of The Office / Parks and Rec. And who doesn’t love Portia de Rossi?
I heard a ton about this show as it was ending, so naturally I jumped on the bandwagon. There are a ton of characters, so it’s a bit confusing at first, but it’s really an enjoyable show. It tends to get a little soap-opera-y at the end. They really touch on every issue involved in Parenthood. But hey, it’s good TV!
Another superhero movie / tv show? Yes please! I didn’t know a ton about Daredevil’s story line, but I’m hooked now. A kid becomes blind and learns a ton of martial arts. Oh, and he can basically see by listening. As an adult, he becomes a lawyer by day and a crime fighter at night. I can’t wait for Season 2!
This was another tv show Sean and I started watching based on hearsay. After the first episode, we were a ton more confused than we had been before we watched it. But, by the end of the season, we didn’t want it to end! We still don’t really know what’s going on, but it’s super enticing. Luckily it’s been renewed for a second season!
Need I say more? Plus, they’re coming out with a four-episode reboot. Yes please!
Hulu isn’t quite as good as Netflix on two fronts: a) the quality isn’t as good, and b) you have to pay extra to be free from commercials. But, alas, there are still some good reasons to pay for it.
Parks and Recreation
Ah, yes, we meet again. Remember how I said Netflix only has seasons 1-6? Well, Hulu’s got season 7 covered for you. You can easily get it done within the free trial period. BUT there’s one reason I continue to pay for Hulu even after finishing Parks and Rec…
Sabrina the Teenage Witch
Yup. You read that right. All seven seasons of Sabrina are on Hulu. Guess what I’ve been doing nonstop since I got sick? Wishing I were watching Sabrina, with a bit of watching Sabrina mixed in there. It really reminds me how weird the 90s were.
My list wouldn’t be complete without one last honorable mention:
Game of Thrones
Seriously. This show / book series is absolutely amazing. If you aren’t reading and/or watching it already, please for the love of god and all that is holy, start now.
What are your current binge-watching favorites? Let me know in the comments!
Ain Nabila says
I’m obsessed with American Horror Story Season 5: Hotel! I’m really excited to watch Game Of Thrones too 🙂
Nabila / Young At Heart
I feel like I’d be WAY too scared to watch AHS! I’m also super queasy, soo…. 😉
Jenn @ OA and BL&D says
Better Off Ted!!! I was so sad that it didn’t have a longer run. I ran out of shows I wanted to binge-watch, although I am following along with Once Upon a Time and my husband and I are going through Doctor Who. But it’s too good to binge. Gotta spread it out!
I used to LOVE Doctor Who! I don’t know if I just lost interest or if the episodes weren’t as good, but I haven’t been able to get into it lately. But I love the older stuff with 10 and 11!
Cynthia @craftoflaughter says
I’ve been binging on House of Cards! My daughter is trying to talk me into Game of thrones next!
Oooh, House of Cards has been on my list! I’ll need to remember that!
I’ve heard from so many people to start Gilmore Girls! I just started Parenthood and I LOVE IT.
SO good! I can’t wait to hear what you think of it!
Shann Eva says
Love Gilmore Girls and can’t WAIT for the other episodes. I also like all the original Netflix shows….House of Cards, Bloodline, and OITNB. Also, if you have Amazon Prime you need to watch Orphan Black. Love!!!!!
I’m so intrigued by Orphan Black! I definitely need to check it out!
Donnica Smalls says
Parks and Rec is always a great go-to on Netflix. I tend to cry when I watch Parenthood lol, so I haven’t watched it since it ended on TV. I’m currently binge watching Reign and I just completed Grace and Frankie because I heard so much about it.
I am anxiously awaiting the Gilmore Girls reboot. They need to fix Luke and Lorelai’s story.
Ugh, so true about Parenthood. I haven’t heard of Grace and Frankie, but I’ll have to look it up!
Amanda Rinehart says
I was sick with laryngitis last week, so I feel your pain! ugh! Netflix is the bomb. I haven’t even had real cable for YEARS. My fav shows to binge watch? Grey’s Anatomy. Once Upon a Time (because I’m obviously 12.) and HIMYM!!!!!
I stopped watching Once Upon a Time after the first season, but I feel like I need to watch it over again!
Parenthood and Gilmore Girls are two of my all time fav shows