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! Check them out

As college students, I think it’s inevitable that we fall into a Netflix black hole. Sometimes I find myself sitting in front of my TV for hours, just hooked on a single show. Some people may say that it’s a bad thing, but I think we deserve it. Watching some TV show mindlessly might just be the thing to get us out of a rut, or just relax. College is hard, and when we have free time, we need to take advantage of it and take care of ourselves. For me, Netflix is an escape from the real world, and it’s nice to focus on other characters that aren’t me. 

I think bingeworthy shows are typically lighthearted and short, but if you’re in the mood, they could get a little intense, based on what you prefer. I normally stick to funny shows, with the occasional drama, 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. I feel like I have been through so much of Netflix, yet there are shows that pop up that I haven’t even heard of. I am guilty, however, of binging a show, or two, or ten, so I’ve compiled a list of shows I’ve watched first hand that I think are definitely bingeworthy.

 

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 me want to get up and bake. So far there are only two seasons, but hopefully, there’s another one on the way.

Zumbo’s Just Desserts

This has to be one of my favorite 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 I’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 I always find myself coming back to it. Every contestant is so friendly and their accents are quite calming. It’s so different from any American baking show, and I think this show is great to fall asleep to if I’m honest.

 

Reality-TV

Love is Blind

This show is honestly so funny. It cracks me up. 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

I was reluctant to watch this show at first, but this docu-series is so interesting and honestly, heartwarming. The bond between the cheerleaders and their coach is so tight, and I found myself wondering if I’d ever be as passionate about something as these cheerleaders are about cheer. Besides that little existential crisis, I cried, laughed, and stressed along with this show and loved it.

Next in Fashion

I was never one to gravitate towards fashion shows (Except for “Say Yes to the Dress”) but I clicked on this show and watched all ten episodes in two days. I don’t know much about fashion, but I thought the process of designing was so interesting, and this show did not disappoint. After watching, I realized that there are so many talented people in this world.

 

Cartoon

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 after watching this show, I think it’s relatable for many people, and I personally really like it. All the characters on this show are funny in their own way, and I think it’s definitely worth watching.

Big Mouth

Everyone seems to love this show. I stopped watching it after the first episode, but I went back and watched a few more episodes. It’s about prepubescent kids going through life, and definitely relatable for a lot of people out there.

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.

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

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. It’s 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.

 

My personal favorites

Crash Landing on You

I am not one to watch Korean TV shows, but this show is probably among some of the best television shows I’ve ever seen. It is about a South Korean heiress who accidently 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.

New Girl

“New Girl” is about Jessica Day, who moves into a loft with three men. They slowly build an unbreakable friendship, and I don’t really know how to explain it, but this show is amazing. It makes me laugh out loud, and it really helps that each episode is only twenty minutes long. I absolutely love this show.

The Office

If we’re talking about binge-worthy Netflix shows, this show probably has to go on the top of my list. The summer after my freshman year of college, I watched all ten seasons of “The Office” in two weeks. I don’t know if I should be proud of myself, or scared. I followed all of the characters on their journeys as they worked at Dunder Mifflin Paper Company, and it took me merely two weeks.

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Another funny show, this one follows Kimmy Schmidt, a girl who was rescued from an underground bunker. She has been kept against her will by a crazy person, and now that she’s out, she tries to figure out what to do. She goes on some exciting adventures in New York, and it’s light enough to binge.

Kingdom

The last binge-worthy Netflix show on this list is actually Korean as well. It’s a zombie movie set in old Korea, so it’s considered a period piece. My friends and I watched all six episodes in one sitting, and I think there’s really no other way to watch it. It was scary and exciting, and so worth the watch.

 

Honorable mentions

While I haven’t gotten to these shows yet, I’ve heard great things about them, and when I have time, I will definitely be binge watching them.

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

I don’t know much about this show, but I know that it has a lot of magical keys.

On My Block

This show comes highly recommended, and it is definitely on my list. I’ve seen trailers for this show, and it looks quite good.x

Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem, and Madness

Somehow, this docuseries 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, and I’m sure there are shows that I’ve never even heard about that people are binge-watching. I’ve seen a lot of shows, but there are so many that I have on my list. Honestly, I feel accomplished when finishing a show, but it also helps me relax and just enjoy television. The world is at our fingertips, and we just need to press play.

Minji Kim