Bingeworthy Netflix Shows

Let’s face it, you don’t have time to scroll through Netflix to find the next show you’re going to glue yourself to your couch (read: bed) for.

That’s why we came up with a list of the hottest and most bingeworthy Netflix shows right now!

It’s inevitable that college students fall into a Netflix black hole. It’s just way too easy to find yourself sitting in front of a TV for hours, just hooked on a single show.

Some people may say that it’s a bad thing, but hey, we deserve it. Watching some TV show mindlessly might just be the thing to get us out of a rut, or to relax.

College is hard, and when we have free time, we need to take advantage of it and take care of ourselves. Netflix is an escape from the real world, and it’s nice to focus on fictional characters rather than those you actually know. 

Typically, bingeworthy shows are lighthearted and short, but if you’re in the mood, they could get a little intense, based on what you prefer.

Funny shows with the occasional drama are popular right now, but if you’re bored on Netflix, who knows what you might come across.

There are so many shows on Netflix. Like a crazy amount. Even when you feel like you have been through so much of Netflix, there are shows that pop up that no one seems to have heard of.

If you’re looking to get into a new show (or two, or ten), here’s a list of the most bingeworthy options.

Cooking Shows

Sugar Rush

Like most baking shows, time is the biggest element, and something about this show makes it so interesting to watch.

This show is really entertaining and definitely makes people want to get up and bake.

So far there are only two seasons, but hopefully, there’s another one on the way.

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Zumbo’s Just Desserts

This has to be one of the best cooking shows of all time. Set in Australia, bakers have to come up with the craziest of ideas.

Each dessert is magical and nothing like you’ve ever seen before. It’s hosted by Adriano Zumbo, who is an amazing dessert maker with an even more iconic bald head.

The Great British Baking Show

This show has so many seasons and different versions, and people often come back to it. Every contestant is so friendly, and their accents are quite calming.

It’s so different from any American baking show, and it’s a great show to fall asleep to.

Reality TV

Love is Blind

This show is honestly so funny. Strangers begin dating without ever seeing each other, and they move to make marriage commitments to each other.

It’s so entertaining to see these couples try to navigate their lives after agreeing to marriage after a few “deep conversations.”

Queer Eye

All five of the guys on “Queer Eye” are so entertaining and fun to watch. They all have great personalities, and it’s amazing to see them change so many people’s lives.

Cheer

This docu-series is so interesting and honestly, heartwarming.

The bond between the cheerleaders and their coach is so tight, and it’s refreshing to see someone be as passionate about something as these cheerleaders are about cheer.

You will cry, laugh, stress along with this show, and love it.

Next in Fashion

You don’t need to be into fashion shows to fall for this one.

You can blink and watch all ten episodes in two days.

The process of designing is just so interesting, and the contestants have out of this world talent.

Cartoons

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Bojack Horseman

This show is about a horse who used to be a famous actor but is now washed up and a bit depressed. The premise doesn’t sound very interesting, but it’s weirdly relatable for many people.

All the characters on this show are funny in their own way, and it’s definitely worth giving it a shot.

Big Mouth

Everyone seems to love this show; if you get stuck at episode one, go back and try again because the story development and humor is amazing.

It’s about prepubescent kids finding their way through a new stage of life and awkward social situations, and it’s definitely something a lot of us have gone through in college. 

We Bare Bears

If you’re looking for a funny lighthearted cartoon, this is it.

“We Bare Bears” is about three little bears who try to navigate life on their own.

Each bear is so unique, and it’s quite entertaining. Each episode is around ten minutes long, so you get through it quickly.

Teen

Sex Education

To put it lightly, this show is about sex-crazed teens in England.

The main character is a virgin who gives sex advice to his fellow classmates, but it’s also about friendship and love. 

You

This show is crazy, insane, and amazing.

It follows a man named Joe, who is a sociopath. He believes that kidnapping, manipulating, and stalking are all ways to show his love (which is definitely not how to do that).

The show is so interesting and dynamic, and the second season is much better than the first one. Lucky for us, there’s another season on the way.

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The End of the F***ing World

The two main characters are quite odd, but their on-screen chemistry is so fun to watch.

This show is weird but really funny. There is some blood though, and a lot of cursing, so watch out for that.

Atypical

Heartwarming might be the best word for this show. It follows the main character, who has autism, and his family.

He tries to find a girlfriend, and we see him navigate the waters.

We see the relationships he has with his family members, and how they also try to figure out their lives.

Stranger Things

This is one of the biggest shows of the decade, and it’s for a good reason.

Each season gets better than the last, and now there’s a fourth season coming.

The show is set in the 80s, and it follows six kids as they try to figure out all the supernatural things that are going on in their town.

It’s science fiction, mixed with horror and comedy, and very binge-worthy.

Fun sitcoms

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New Girl

“New Girl” is about teacher Jessica Day, who moves into a loft with three men.

They slowly build an unbreakable friendship, and go through many relationship challenges together.

This show will make you laugh out loud, and each episode is only twenty minutes long so you may find yourself plowing through seasons without noticing. 

The Office

If we’re talking about binge-worthy Netflix shows, this show probably has to go on the top of the list.

Some people have been known to watch all ten seasons of “The Office” in two weeks (we’re not sure whether they should be proud or scared).

Regardless of how long it takes you to watch, following all of the characters on their journeys at the Dunder Mifflin Paper Company is a true joy. 

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

This funny show follows Kimmy Schmidt, a girl who was rescued from an underground bunker.

She has been kept against her will by a cult leader.

Now that she’s out, she tries to figure out what to do. She goes on some exciting adventures in New York, and her quirky adventures are light enough to binge.

Korean shows

Crash Landing on You

This show is probably among some of the best television shows on Netflix. It is about a South Korean heiress who accidentally crash lands in North Korea where a military captain finds her.

They work together to bring her back, and in the process, they start to fall in love. If you can get over the subtitles, this show is definitely binge-worthy.

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Kingdom

Kingdom is a six-episode zombie movie set in old Korea, so it’s considered a period piece.

There’s really no way to absorb it other than all in one sitting. It’s scary and exciting, and so worth the watch.

Honorable mentions

These shows have gotten great reviews, and are worth checking out if you’ve run through the rest of this list. 

I Am Not Okay With This

This show is about a girl who discovers she has supernatural abilities, while also dealing with friends, family, and high school.

It sounds very similar to “Stranger Things” if it were set in high school.

Locke and Key

This show involves a family and magical keys. If you like science fiction or fantasy, this one will be up your alley.

On My Block

This show comes highly recommended, and should be on your list. The trailers look quite good.

Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem, and Madness

Somehow, this docu-series about Joe Exotic and illegal tiger selling has been driving people crazy.

The Circle

A reality show where people yell at TVs while sequestered from the outside world? Yes, please.

Netflix has quite a lot of options; no matter how into binge-watching you are, odds are there are more shows you’ve never heard of to explore.

Whether you’re looking for the sense of accomplishment from finishing a show, or looking to relax and just enjoy television, the world is at your fingertips; you just need to press play.

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