Best Shows to Binge Watch on Netflix

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There’s something sad about finishing the final episode in a favorite series. You don’t even want to start a new show, feeling nothing else can compare…until you find another binge-worthy series to love.

Yes, it’s a vicious cycle—but an addictive one.

The next time you need a final episode pick-me-up, check out this list of the best shows to binge watch on Netflix.




Ozark (2017 – Present)

Three current seasons, fourth on the way

Starring: Jason Bateman, Laura Linney, Sofia Hublitz

Marty Byrde (Bateman) is a straight-laced financial advisor that lives and works in Chicago. Unbeknownst to him, he gets caught up in a money-laundering scheme with some very bad people.

Byrde then flees with his family to the Ozarks, where he must launder $500 million a year to appease the drug lord who has a hold over his family.

Watch it on Netflix here.


Dead to Me (2019 – Present)

Two current seasons, third and final season in production

Starring: Christina Applegate, Linda Cardellini, James Marsden

A widow named Jen is determined to find her husband’s hit-and-run killer. When she isn’t trying to solve the crime, she attends a grief support group. There, Jen befriends a free-spirited woman, Judy, who also suffered a recent loss.

Little does Jen know that Judy harbors a dark secret…one that could ruin both their lives.

Watch it on Netflix here.


Derry Girls (2018 – Present)

Two current seasons, the third season in the works

Starring: Saoirse-Monica Jackson, Nicola Coughlan, Louisa Harland, Jamie-Lee O’Donnell, Dylan Llewellyn

Set in Northern Ireland in the ’90s, this comedy follows a group of girls attending an all-girls Catholic school and their endless shenanigans.

Watch it on Netflix here.


Glow (2017-2019)

Three complete seasons

Starting: Allison Brie, Marc Maron, Betty Gilpin, Chris Lowell, Britt Baron

GLOW (“Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling”) is a hilarious remake of an 80’s special. It follows out-of-work actresses and a B-list director, who stage wrestling matches for a local TV channel.

Although the wrestling is all for show, emotions and tension run high amongst the characters when real-life anger takes the stage.

Watch it on Netflix here.


Atypical (2017 – Present)

Four current seasons

Starring: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Keir Gilchrist, Brigette Lundy-Paine, Michael Rapaport, Nik Dodani; Jenna Boyd

This heartwarming, coming-of-age comedy follows a family with an autistic teenage son.

Atypical gets into the nitty-gritty of life, and the challenges of raising an autistic child. Viewers also get a glimpse into the son’s world, and see things from his perspective.

You’ll fall in love with the characters, and even hate them sometimes, which underscores its main theme perfectly: we’re all human.

Watch it on Netflix here.


Better Call Saul (2015 – Present)

Six current seasons

Starring: Bob Odenkirk; Rhea Seehorn; Jonathan Banks; Michael McKean

A prequel to the hit AMC show Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul follows lawyer Saul Goodman, Walter and Jesse’s lawyer, when he was still known as “Jimmy.” Fans of Breaking Bad will love this deeper look at how a good guy slid down the slippery slope of crime.

Watch it on Netflix here.


Mindhunter (2017 – 2019)

Two season series

Starring: Jonathan Groff, Holt McCallany, Anna Torv

Based on a novel, this true crime series takes place in the late 70s. Two FBI agents are determined to catch serial killers, and they start by studying their psyches.

By delving into their damaged minds, they develop what’s now known as serial killer profiling.

This show will have you on the edge of your seat as you watch the story unfold.

Watch it on Netflix here.


Stranger Things (2016 – Present)

Four current seasons, more in the works

Starring: Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Joe Keery, Natalia Dyer, Charlie Heaton

Set in the 1980s, Stranger Things follows a group of young friends who stumble upon supernatural forces—along with secret government experiments.

One of their friends gets lost in a parallel universe, and they find a young girl who was one of the government experiments, Eleven. Join this group in this thriller as they try to keep El safe while figuring out how to rescue their trapped friend.

Watch it on Netflix here.


Grace and Frankie (2015 – Present)

Seven seasons and counting

Starring: Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Sam Waterston, Martin Sheen

This show follows a pair of unlikely friends after their husbands of forty years leave them…for each other.
Grace and Frankie delight with a refreshing take on the “odd couple” dynamic. Despite wildly different personalities, they navigate their shared pain together in a shared beach house.

You’ll laugh, cry, and ultimately fall in love with this show and its outrageous cast.

Watch it on Netflix here.


Orange Is the New Black (2017-2020)

7 Seasons

Starring: Taylor Schilling, Laura Prepon, Uzo Aduba, Natasha Lyonne

Piper Chapman lives an average, everyday life in New York…until she’s arrested for her part in a decade-old crime: transporting drug money for her then-girlfriend, a drug runner. Join the inmates of Litchfield Penitentiary, and get a glimpse of what life is like on the inside.

Orange is the New Black was nominated for six Golden Globe Awards, and won twelve Primetime Emmys in its first season alone.

Watch it on Netflix here.



The heartbreak after a favorite show ends is tough—but, fortunately, there’s always a new addictive series waiting in the wings. With a perpetually refreshing and expanding collection of shows to binge watch on Netflix, you can ensure you never feel those “final episode blues” for too long. Additionally don’t forget that Netflix isn’t the only streaming platform! Maybe your next favorite series will be on horror show on Amazon Prime or psychological thriller on Hulu.

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