When I was a freshman in college there was a Netflix series I watched EIGHT times all the way through. Anyone want to take a guess at what that show was? Well, I guess you will just have to keep reading to find out the answer!
In Netflix Recommendations for the Everyday Girl, we will do a deep dive into my favorite shows on Netflix. We can split them up by genre, and then do a brief synopsis of each show. To make it nice and simple, every title below will be linked to it’s Netflix page. When you are done, make sure to leave me a comment below telling me your favorite show(s) on Netflix, so I can check them out too!
Before we jump in, if you decide to watch one of these shows, let me know which one you decided on, and how you like it! I hope you find a new show to binge watch from this list. Have a happy day, beautiful!
MYSTERY, SCI-FI, AND CRIME
Stranger Things: What a fun, sci-fi type show! Stranger Things is based in the fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana in the 1980’s. This show has the most fun clothes, crazy creatures, government secrets, and a little teen romance (which we all love, right?).
You: I have watched this show multiple times, and every time it is just as scary as the first time. The main character, Joe Goldberg is a bookstore manager who becomes infatuated and obsessed over a customer in his store. He begins stalking her, and it seems as if he will stop at nothing to have her to himself. #freakingterrifying
Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez: This documentary highlights the life and crimes committed by NFL superstar, Aaron Hernandez. The nation was shocked to see the Patriots player arrested for murder, and I took a lot of interest in this case. Netflix did a great job with this docu-series, and if you are in to true crime, it is definitely a must-watch.
Blacklist: The Blacklist was the first crime show I ever watched. This show is a thriller series that is focused on a fugitive on the FBI’s Most Wanted List who decides to use his lifestyle to help the FBI catch criminals, and solve cases. This show is so intense, and is a total nail biter.
Unsolved Mysteries: If you haven’t seen this new Netflix original show, you have to go check it out. It is based on the old television show, Unsolved Mysteries that aired in the 90’s and 00’s. The crimes they discuss on these shows are still obviously unsolved, so they are spooky. But, if you think you can handle it, it is really fun to try to solve the case from your own living room.
Criminal Minds: Criminal Minds is every true-crime lover’s dream. Criminal Minds is a fictional show, but brings awareness to a lot of important topics like human trafficking, and domestic abuse. This show is centered around a group of FBI Profilers who travel all over the United States to tackle the country’s most disturbing, horrifying cases. This show just ended in 2020, but started in 2005, so if you are looking for a good one to binge-watch, Criminal Minds has a ton of episodes and seasons.
DRAMA AND ROMANCE:
Gossip Girl: I know you probably expected this one on the list. Gossip Girl was my JAM in high school, and I still enjoy going back, and re-watching. Gossip Girl is a show centered around the lives and drama of privileged high-school students in the Upper East Side. They all have secrets, and things they want to keep hidden, but many pieces of their lives are exposed by an anonymous blogger, Gossip Girl. If you like drama, romance, fashion, boujee lifestyles, and even some mystery… Gossip Girl is a great choice for you.
The Bachelor: Okay, okay… I won’t waste your time explaining to you what The Bachelor is. BUT, there is only ONE season of this on Netflix, and it’s a good one. Filled with drama, Jason Messnick’s season of The Bachelor is one of my all time favorites. It is so fun to be able to watch the episodes back-to-back without having to wait a week in between! Grab a glass of wine for this one. You might need it!
Hart of Dixie: Hart of Dixie is a perfect binge-able show. New York City native, Dr. Zoe Hart inherits a medical practice in country, small town, Bluebell, Alabama. She deals with intense culture shock, and relationship problems galore, as she tries to fit in, in her new home. This show has lots of love triangles, drama, and a good bit of humor too.
Jane the Virgin: This show holds a special place in my heart. Jane the Virgin is actually my very favorite TV show of all time. The series focuses on the life of Jane Villanueva, her single mom, and her “abuela” (grandmother). Jane is a student, and waitress at a fancy hotel, and has made the decision to save herself for marriage. But, her world flips upside down when she is accidentally artificially inseminated by her doctor. Turns out, it is her *married* boss’ sperm. Humor, drama, romance, and even murder, this show has it all!
The Good Place: Staring Kristen Bell, “Eleanor Shellstrop” reaches the afterlife, and discovers she was accidentally sent to “The Good Place” instead of “The Bad Place” to spend eternity. This show is too funny, and is a great escape from the “real world”. Obviously, if a show has Kristen Bell in it, it’s a good one. And, this show actually stars Jameela Jamil, too and she is one of my favorite actresses! Just trust me on this one.
Gilmore Girls: Gilmore Girls is such a sweet, and fun show to binge watch. It has humor, love, drama, family values, and real life lessons. It is focused on a single mom, and her daughter in a small town (much like where I grew up), and the ups and downs of their life. It is so precious, and lighthearted.
New Girl: Props to you for reading this far! THIS is the show I watched eight times in one year. Haha! It is seriously the funniest show I have ever seen, and makes me laugh every time I watch it. This series follows the life and adventures of young teacher, Jessica Day and her three male hilarious male roommates. New Girl is the perfect show to watch when you are feeling stressed or sad.
Queer Eye: If you have never had the absolute JOY of watching Queer Eye. Hop on that immediately. Queer Eye is such a heartwarming, feel-good kind of show that truly puts me into happy tears every episode. The stars of this show are truly just good, genuine people who want to improve other people’s lives in every aspect. This show is a mix between What Not To Wear, a cooking show, and Fixer Upper. It doesn’t get better than that, right?
The Circle: Hayden and I watched this show a few months ago, and it is a fun one to binge. It is an elimination-based social media game show that is focused on friendship, and how people portray themselves online. All of the contestants live in the same apartment, and can only communicate through social media. Such a unique concept!
Cheer: This docu-series perfectly depicts the world of cheerleading. The media typically does a poor job showing what cheerleading is really like. But, this series was directed by the same directors from Last Chance U! So, you know it had to be a good one. They did an incredible job showing the amount of strength, bravery, and positivity it takes to be a successful cheerleader. They take you through an entire season, and show viewers what it is really like to train for competitions. Honestly, this docu-series might be my favorite documentary I have ever seen!
The Great British Baking Show: This show is such a fun one to watch when you want to wind down, or relax. I like to watch this show with my grandma. It is so amazing to see how talented some people are in the kitchen! The Great British Baking Show also makes me VERY hungry, haha!
Before you go put your pajamas on, and turn on Netflix, don’t forget to check out my most recent blog post, Dermaplaning 101. I think you’ll really like it! Have a great Wednesday, boo.