I was never a big TV watcher growing up, but within the past couple of years (likely thanks to Netflix streaming), I have given in and found some favorites. If you’re looking for a new (or new-to-you, at least) show to binge, I’d suggest trying one of these!
Grey’s Anatomy: I became addicted to this show during the summer of 2015 and watched constantly (I’m talking multiple episodes a day). I made it to Season 5 in only a couple of months, but then I started grad school full time and didn’t have time to keep up with a 12+ season show. However, I’m trying to get back into it now because 1) I love all of the characters (but especially Meredith and Alex!) and 2) I really, really want to catch up at least to the musical episode because I absolutely love the songs the characters sing on the Grey’s Anatomy soundtrack (seriously, if you haven’t listened to it, at least play those several songs!). Also, is it weird that I kind of liked Dr. Montgomery Shepherd? My guess is this is a pretty unpopular opinion! Also, everyone tells me that the early Grey’s seasons are the best, so I’m kind of hesitant to continue, ah! Maybe I’ll just start again from the beginning and stop after Season 3!
Younger: Oh my goodness, my friends and I are obsessed with Younger! The episodes are so short (about 20 minutes), but we all agree that so much is packed into that amount of time that the show feels much longer (in a good way!). Plus, since it’s short, you have no excuse not to watch! Is it embarrassing to admit that it was totally the highlight of our Thursdays this past spring? I even rewatched Season 1 with my mom when we were on a trip together because I love the show so much and wanted to introduce it to someone, haha. Hilary Duff + the publishing world + NYC + an unrealistic but endearing plotline? Sold.
Revenge: You have to watch this show. I have always loved “mystery” shows like this and discovered Revenge in 2014 after having gotten into Scandal. I actually think the two shows have a ton in common in terms of some of the plot points. I also love Emily, the main character, and she and Nolan are the ultimate power BFF pair. While this show gets a little more ridiculous season after season (as many shows tend to do), it’s kept me watching!
House of Cards: I used to watch this half zoned out after my hostessing shifts, which is funny to think about because HOC is definitely not a mindless show—but I still liked it! Plus, it’s in DC, so I feel like I have to mention it on here! However, I’ve also heard that this one goes downhill over time and I’ve also figured out something that happens to one of my favorite characters because I Googled her name…boo. Note to self: DO NOT Google character names. It never ends well!
My other go-to shows: Modern Family and The Middle (I’ve watched both of these for YEARS and haven’t missed a single episode!), How to Get Away with Murder (the fact that it was supposed to be taking place at a school based on Penn, where I went to grad school, makes it even better), and Kimmy Schmidt (I’ll have to do a whole post on that one…I even dressed up as Kimmy for Halloween last year #superfan). What are you all watching??