12 of the Best Shows to Binge-Watch on Netflix Right Now

I don’t know about you, but when Netflix added that “surprise me” option, I feel like it was made just for me. There have been countless times where I’ve found myself just looking through shows, not actually watching anything. If that sounds like you, these are the best shows to binge-watch on Netflix right now!

Unfortunately, they’ve discontinued this great feature, which means, once again, you have to rely on your own intuition (or helpful lists) to find your next show. Thankfully we’ve found some great options to binge-watch so you don’t have to.

These answers were all shared by avid streaming watchers, so you know they’re going to be good. So go get yourself some snacks because your next few days are officially planned.

The Good Place

Kristen Bell, William Jackson Harper, and D'Arcy Carden in The Good Place (2016)
Image Credit: NBC.

I can honestly say that as someone who watched The Good Place as it aired that it’s an ideal show to binge-watch. I’m low key jealous that you won’t have to wait between season finale cliffhangers, but I’m still going to agree with this suggestion and urge you to check it out.

“I tell everyone in my life to watch this show. It’s a masterpiece.” someone replied to this suggestion. So many others chimed in with similar sentiments.

The Haunting of Hill House

Michiel Huisman, Victoria Pedretti, Elizabeth Reaser in The Haunting of Hill House.
Image Credit: Tina Rowden/Netflix.

If you want a great show that you can binge-watch in a weekend, you’ll love The Haunting of Hill House. That is, of course, if you enjoy horror. It’s a retelling of the popular book of the same name and definitely does it justice.

Breaking Bad

Walter White (Bryan Cranston) - Breaking Bad _ Season 5, Episode 13.
Photo Credit: Ursula Coyote/AMC..

Maybe you missed this insanely popular show and are finally feeling the pressure to check it out. You’re in luck, all five seasons are currently on Netflix for your binge-watching enjoyment.

Brooklyn 99

Ike Barinholtz and Andy Samberg in Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2013).
Image Credit: NBC Universal.

As someone currently binge-watching this series myself, I wholeheartedly agree with this comment. It’s not really the type of show that has you on the edge of your seat but if you need some downtime and want a laugh, it’s definitely binge-worthy.

The Queen’s Gambit

THE QUEEN’S GAMBIT (L to R) ANYA TAYLOR-JOY as BETH HARMON in episode 102 of THE QUEEN’S GAMBIT.
Image Credit: KEN WORONER/NETFLIX.

Since this one released all at once most of us binge-watched The Queen’s Gambit when it first came out. If you happened to miss this miniseries, though, definitely add it to your next marathon streaming session. You won’t be disappointed!

The Last Kingdom

The Last Kingdom
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This Netflix show is finished now so there’s no waiting for the next season to air. If you’re thinking of watching the movie that came out earlier this year definitely consider binge-watching The Last Kingdom show first so you fully appreciate what’s going on.

Bridgerton

Bridgerton. (L to R) Jonathan Bailey as Anthony Bridgerton, Simone Ashley as Kate Sharma in episode 206 of Bridgerton
Image Credit: LIAM DANIEL/NETFLIX.

I’m not ashamed to admit I binged watched every season of this show when it came out. Even though most of the plotlines feel relatively mundane and superficial (mostly centred around high society and dating/marriage) there’s something about Bridgerton that makes you hit “play next episode” again and again.

Grace and Frankie

Grace and Frankie
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Speaking of Netflix-made shows with female leads, Grace and Frankie is another series that fans have called the best show to binge-watch on Netflix right now. While it is essentially a sitcom, Grace and Frankie’s plot and drama are interesting enough that you don’t feel satisfied watching just one episode at a time.

Dark

Dark Season 1.
Image Credit: Julia Terjung/Netflix.

This one came up a few times too, although some fans disagreed that it’s binge-worthy. Not because Dark isn’t good – but because it’s so intense you may want to break it up.

Trailer Park Boys

Trailer Park Boys
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I’m both shocked and thrilled that this show is as timeless as it is. Set in Nova Scotia, Canada, it stars… Well, a bunch of guys who live in a trailer park. Let’s just say they’re not always great people, but their hilarious antics are worth marathon-watching next time you need a laugh.

Black Mirror

Bryce Dallas Howard in Black Mirror
Image Credit: David Dettmann/Netflix.

This is another one that was controversial, again, because you need time to think about each episode after you’ve taken it in. If you’re thinking about binge-watching Black Mirror I’d suggest doing it a little slower, maybe a one episode a day kind of thing.

Each episode is self-contained so there isn’t really a cliffhanger to draw you into the next episode. How quickly you burn through Black Mirror will depend on how much you enjoy it.

Wentworth

Nicole da Silva in Wentworth (2013).
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FremantleMedia Australia.

All eight seasons of Wentworth are on Netflix, so that should keep you busy for a while. If you enjoy prison dramas, you’ll appreciate the harsh reality of Wentworth; it’s set in a female prison that houses some of the most hardcore criminals.

12 TV Shows That Started off Amazing but Became Unwatchable

Kim Dickens as Madison Clark - Fear the Walking Dead _ Season 8, Episode 6.
Photo Credit: Lauren “Lo” Smith/AMC.

Sometimes shows start off great but then, for whatever reason, change their format. We wanted to know what people felt were the worst culprits for TV shows that started off amazing but became unwatchable later on. As always, the internet’s answers didn’t disappoint.

12 TV Shows That Started off Amazing but Became Unwatchable

12 TV Shows That Are Often Called “The Best TV Show Ever”

Elisabeth Moss as Peggy Olson in Mad Men.
Photo Credit: Michael Yarish/AMC.

This is such a subjective topic. While I’d love to share my thoughts on the best TV show ever, I thought it would be better to scour the internet to find out what, in your opinion, is the best show ever from a variety of fans.

12 Shows Often Called “The Best TV Show Ever”

 

Binge-Worthy Bonanza: The 13 Best Netflix Shows With At Least 3 Seasons

Bryce Dallas Howard in Black Mirror
Image Credit: David Dettmann/Netflix.

Ever started watching a show on Netflix only to be disappointed because there were so few seasons or it was canceled? Here are some great shows that have at least three seasons so you can really get your binge on!

Binge-worthy bonanza: The 10 best Netflix shows with 3+ seasons

12 Cancelled Shows That Fans Are Still Upset About

Drew Barrymore in Santa Clarita Diet.
Image Credit: Lara Solanki / Netflix.

Sometimes a show being canceled can be completely gut-wrenching, especially when you’re really into a series! Here are the best answers to the question, “Which TV so cancellation are you still frustrated about?”

12 Cancelled Shows That Fans Are Still Upset About

10 Overrated Netflix Shows That Didn’t Live Up to the Hype

Outer Banks. Rudy Pankow as JJ in episode 303 of Outer Banks
Image Credit: JACKSON LEE DAVIS/NETFLIX.

Ever watched a show that was so hyped up but you thought was terrible? The show everyone was talking about and watching and you just couldn’t see the appeal? That was the question posted on Reddit, “Which Netflix show is overrated?”

9 Most Overrated Netflix Shows

 

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1 thought on “12 of the Best Shows to Binge-Watch on Netflix Right Now”

  1. The Outlander and Queen Charlotte and Manifest OMG.
    These are amazing shows that will keep you coming back again and again.

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