Like the true millennial couple we are, Cody and I said goodbye to cable last year when we moved into our new home. Now almost a year without the power to rewind live TV, DVR our favorite shows, and the ability to live-tweet award shows, I’ve gained some perspective on what it’s like to live in a world of Netflix and chill (minds outta the gutter).
Our Apple TV allows us to watch most shows the next day and NBC finally launched their app, so no longer do I have to go online to watch my favorite shows, a true hinderance, especially when I want to multitask. CBS, I have a bone to pick, I do not wish to pay to watch shows the next day. You are not Netflix, nor are you Hulu or Amazon Prime.
I may not be patient enough to wait for my favorite shows to be added to Netflix; however, they’ve made waiting pretty easy with their original shows. it’s a beautiful thing, you’re never left with a cliff hanger, you can simply pause when you need to refill your glass of wine, and you never have to wait long to see what happens next. Unless you are watching Making a Murderer and you keep telling yourself that maybe it’s not really a true-crime documentary and there will be another season where Steven Avery gets a chance at a fair trial? If Netflix original shows aren’t your thing, I recommend Sherlock. Hands down one of the best TV shows I’ve seen.
Here are my top 5 Netflix Original series you need to binge next:
- Making a Murderer – I have so many thoughts. SO MANY. This is next level Serial – Season 1, right here. Corrupt judicial system, corrupt cops, planted evidence. With each episode you have to pick your jaw up off the ground and continually pinch yourself – this is real life, this is a documentary.
- Grace & Frankie – A hilarious look at the lives of two women whose husbands end up falling for each other after years of practicing law together at their firm. Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin kill it and are such a fantastic duo, especially as they play two women who can’t stand one another, end up living together and navigating their way through dealing with their respective divorces and moving on.
- House of Cards – Kevin Spacey for President. Season 4 will be debuting in the next few months. I felt that season 3 was more of a ‘rebuilding’ story line season. Underwood has an uphill battle, and with the wake of our own 2016 election, I’ll be anxious to see which race I want to follow more. As long as there’s no Trump in this next season, I’ll be a happy camper.
- Daredevil – I’ll admit, I’m only 4 episodes in, but I’m anxious to finish this series so I can start Jessica Jones. Ten times more dark and twisty then the original Ben Affleck movie.
- Narcos – Cody and I started watching this, and he finished the series. It was hard to follow along, with most of the series being in subtitles, but once you get past that, it’s a gripping story about Pablo Escobar.
If you’re surprised OITNB isn’t on the list, I haven’t felt the need to watch that yet, so perhaps that will make it on the watch-list for the coming year, but I know for sure I want to start Bloodline and Jessica Jones in the near future!
Time to spill – what do you binge watch on Netflix? Let me know in the comments below!