10 Binge-Worthy Netflix Originals

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When Netflix first came out, it took a little while for me to hop on board. Mostly because I was a broke college kid who didn’t want to pay eight dollars a month for a streaming company I was unsure of. Now, I actually have Netflix instead of cable. I barely watch television anymore because all my favorite shows can be streamed at the click of a button.

I’ve spent hours upon hours binge-watching series on Netflix. I watched all nine seasons of One Tree Hill in one month last summer. That’s talent.

However, some of the best shows you can find on Netflix are Netflix Originals! Basically meaning Netflix paid a lot of money so you can’t watch them anywhere else. The following list is filled with awesome binge-worthy Netflix Originals (…I know because I’ve already watched them all). Now, I’m just waiting for the next seasons to come out.

Did you just finish your Netflix binge and are looking for your next show? These 10 Netflix Originals will have you glued to the TV.

 

Grace and Frankie

Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin are a hilarious unlikely duo in Grace and Frankie! About the only thing that they DO have in common is that their husbands of 50+ years are leaving them —for each other. As everything around the ladies is coming apart, the only thing they can really rely on is each other. Each season gets funnier and funnier… as they try to navigate the dating world again, living together, and vibrators. Yes, vibrators. You’ll fall in love with Grace and Frankie, and their friendship. 

 

Bill Nye Saves The World

Bill Nye and his bow ties are back! While Bill is ready to drop some knowledge on us, this is definitely not the same kid’s show we all knew and loved in the 90’s. Bill is ready to talk about some of the world’s most pressing problems like climate change, vaccinations, and sexuality. Episodes feature informative panel discussions, fun demonstrations, and reports from a wide range of special correspondents (including Karlie Kloss). He’s like a superhero in a lab coat.

 

13 Reasons Why

13 Reasons Why has been receiving A LOT of negativity lately and while I’m not sure how to feel about it myself, I really did enjoy binge-watching the first thirteen-hour season. I read the book when I was younger and was excited to see the characters come alive on screen. 13 Reasons Why is the story of a young woman named Hannah Baker, and what led her to suicide. Some scenes are graphic and the storyline can make you uncomfortable, but it’s important such harsh realities are discussed. 

 

Seven Deadly Sins

I wrote off The Seven Deadly Sins at first too. Anime just isn’t my thing. But when I finally gave the show a chance, I was addicted! The story follows Princess Elizabeth and The Seven Deadly Sins to restore Brittania and defend the country against demons. The series keeps you interested and is jam-packed with action, humor, and even romance. The show is in Japanese but there is an option to watch in English (however, I liked English subtitles better). Channel your inner nerd and check it out. Plus, there’s a talking pig. What more could you ask for?

Santa Clarita Diet

Sheila is happy with her quiet life in California. She’s just your typical realtor, wife, and mom. Except, her diet consists of human brain’s… because she’s actually a zombie… The cute and quirky comedy follows Sheila’s transformation and how it affects her family. Sheila is also played by one of my favorite actors, Drew Barrymore. Go ahead, take a bite of this Netflix original 😉 

 

Girl Boss

Girl Boss is one of Netflix’s newest original series, premiering in April 2017. Girl Boss is inspired by Sophia Amoruso’s best-selling book. This series follows the rise of Amoruso’s multi-million dollar fashion empire, Nasty Gal. However, the timing is a bit awkward since Sophia Amoruso recently resigned as CEO of Nasty Gal and filed for bankruptcy. Girlboss is a “rags to riches” story as we learn how Amoruso turned selling clothes on eBay into the next big thing. It definitely keeps you interested! 

 

Stranger Things

If you haven’t binge-watched Stranger Things yet, what are you doing with your life? People are absolutely OBSESSED with Stranger Things and it’s totally understandable why. I’m a huge weenie and the show freaked me out a bit when I first watched it but it hooks you! You’re captivated by the small Indiana town and the search for Will. The show is made up of secret government experiments, unnerving supernatural forces, and a very unusual little girl. The second season is set to be released October 2017. 

 

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Kimmy Schmidt is my spirit animal. Rescued after 15 years in a cult, Kimmy Schmidt decides to reclaim her life by venturing to New York, where she experiences everyday life with wide-eyed enthusiasm. Every episode is filled with a new adventure —from finding a job to going back to high-school! In the first season, Kimmy rents a room from Titus,  a gay wannabe Broadway actor. With his witty remarks and diva attitude, he’s easily a fan favorite. The show was created and written by Tina Fey so you KNOW it’s hilarious.

 

 

Orange is The New Black

Piper Chapman is a public relations executive with a career and a fiance when her past suddenly catches up to her. She is sentenced to spend time in a minimum-security women’s prison where she has to adjust to life behind bars. You learn how each character ended up in prison and their eccentric personalities. Orange Is the New Black is Netflix’s most-watched original series.

 

Master of None

Comic Aziz Ansari and writer Alan Yang are the creators of Master of None. The show is loosely based on Ansari’s real-life experiences. Ansari plays the role of Dev, a New York-based actor who is struggling to identify what he really wants, both personally and professionally. I have always appreciated Aziz Ansari’s work and quickly jumped on Master of None when it came out.  The first season only has ten episodes so you need to catch up before season two is released later this month! 

 

Did your Netflix favorite make the list? What show should I check out next?

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47 Comments

  1. Mitzi

    I watched Breaking Bad, Sons of Anarchy and Grey’s Anatomy in a ridiculously embarrassing record amount of time LOL oh and Nurse Jackie and Gilmore Girls too before the new comeback season was released. I watched Stranger Things with my son and we loved it, can’t wait for season 2. I tried to watch Grace & Frankie but just couldn’t get into it. I loved the first few season of OITNB but wasn’t thrilled about the last one but I will probably tune in when it comes back. I haven’t watched 13 Reasons Why yet but my teenage son did and to be honest I am not thrilled about it. I would have preferred to watch it with him. Maybe I will give Grace & Frankie another try. You should definitely watch the remake of the old sitcom “One Day at a Time” it has a hispanic twist to it but it’s still hilarious and full with real current world issues.

    03 . May . 2017
  2. Erin

    Girl Boss is awesome. Totally binge-watched that one in a day 🙂

    03 . May . 2017
  3. The Southern Thing

    I’m obsessed with Stranger Things and OITNB! I have 13 Reasons Why and Girl Boss on my watch list!

    03 . May . 2017
  4. Sophia

    Ooh I really need to get Netflix there;s so much on there that I want to watch at the moment including Girl Boss and 13 reasons why xx

    Sophia x http://sophiawhitham.co.uk

    03 . May . 2017
  5. Liz

    We love Orange is the New Black and can’t wait for the next season to come out. I will have to check out some of these other shows, because I haven’t heard of many of them! Thanks for the list.

    03 . May . 2017
  6. Crystal // Dreams, etc.

    I love 13 Reasons Why and really enjoyed Stranger Things and Orange Is the New Black too! I’ll have to check the others out. 🙂

    03 . May . 2017
  7. Chloe

    I am constantly trying to find new shows!!! Girl Boss is next to watch on my list! 🙂

    xo, Chloe // http://funinthecloset.com/lost-pretty-pastels/

    03 . May . 2017
  8. Casey the College Celiac

    I CAN’T WAIT to check out Girl Boss! I’m a sucker for good series about strong women!

    03 . May . 2017
  9. Hannah

    I finished Girl Boss so dang fast. So funny!

    03 . May . 2017
  10. Beth

    I have watched OITNB, Kimmy Schmidt and Master of None but have yet to check out the rest of them and I really want to! This list just reaffirmed that desire!

    03 . May . 2017
  11. Kristi @ Mi Vida Ocupada

    Thank you for this list!!! I need to watch Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Girl Boss. Just read Thirteen Reasons Why and now I’m on the 9th episode. Quite different than the book but a good watch.

    03 . May . 2017
  12. Akaleistar

    So many shows I should be bingeing!

    03 . May . 2017
  13. Tori

    I love Kimmy Schmidt and can’t wait for season3!!! I also have heard great things about Grace and Frankie, and the same things you said about Girlboss. They’re both on my list, I just have to find the time to watch them!

    Tori

    03 . May . 2017
  14. Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine

    I’m planning on finally watching Stranger Things this summer 🙂

    03 . May . 2017
  15. Kristen Kavan

    OITNB is one of my favs and I’ve been dying to see Kimmy Schmidt! I’m super torn on 13 reasons just because of all the negative press, but I think I may have to give in!

    03 . May . 2017
  16. Hulie

    I loved one tree hill!!! I’m definitely going to look into your list…but I’m torn about 13 reasons as I have a tween. Thanks for sharing!!

    03 . May . 2017
  17. Glamamom

    13 Reasons Why is so on my list. Everyone in my school district is talking about it!

    03 . May . 2017
  18. Cori

    Netflix shows really are the best! I just started watching Girl Boss and I really like it.

    03 . May . 2017
  19. McKenna Bleu

    I really want to start 13 Reasons! After I finish Shameless though of course!

    03 . May . 2017
  20. Trish @ The Trish List

    I have watched most of these and love them all! I will have to check out Master one None and Grace and Frankie. I just started watching GirlBoss and I am loving it. I can’t wait for House of Cards to come back either. So many good ones!

    04 . May . 2017
  21. Neelofar

    You wrote this post at the perfect time because I’ve been looking for a new show to watch! Thanks for all the suggestions!!
    Neelofar | The Loveliest Lily
    http://Www.theloveliestlily.com

    04 . May . 2017
  22. Jamie Fray @ The Skinny Soul

    Great list–we LOVED Stranger Things, and I can’t wait until the next season is released. Thanks for putting this together! We are always looking for our next binge 🙂

    04 . May . 2017
  23. Dominique

    I love Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt!! We really got into The Santa Clarita Diet a while back too. We pretty much only watch Netflix in our house as well. I really only turn the TV on if we want to watch a football game. Another Netflix original Iove is “Designator Survivor”.

    04 . May . 2017
  24. Alex

    I started Orange is the new Black but just couldn’t get into it! I need to finish binging House of Cards.

    04 . May . 2017
  25. Barb

    I’m embarrassed to say that I’ve watched most of these shows. What can I say, I love to binge watch. Im currently watching 13 Reasons Why and Girl Boss. I loved the Girl Boss and still unsure how I feel about the show. :/

    xoxo Barb
    http://www.flashesofdelight.com

    04 . May . 2017
  26. Gennifer Rose

    I LOVE Grace and Frankie! I binge watched all of the episodes already and I can’t wait for the next season 🙂

    Gennifer Rose | http://www.GenniferRose.com

    04 . May . 2017
  27. AshleyEPC

    Add Dexter, Gilmore Girls, Parenthood, Call the Midwife, Person of Interest…. There are sooo many great shows!!

    04 . May . 2017
  28. Lisa

    Great choices! You gave various options for any mood. I loved Santa Clara Diet! 😀 . I think my nerdy teen daughter will like the anime show and since you said you liked it after you wrote it off, I think I’ll watch too!

    04 . May . 2017
  29. elly leavitt

    ok I just finished 13 reasons why + girl boss and both were SOOOO good! you should try Big Little Lies next (not netflix, but still an original short series), it’s so amazing x

    04 . May . 2017
  30. Jasmine

    People need to calm down on the 13 Reasons Why negativity. I love the show, it was an eye opener. I binged the whole season in 1 day. I have to watch Girl Boss because I’m hearing lots of good things about it.

    04 . May . 2017
  31. Kim

    I’m all caught up on OITNB. Stranger Things was binged in one weekend. And we are currently watching 13 reasons why. All the others I need to add to my list.

    04 . May . 2017
  32. Amanda

    Is it crazy that I haven’t been on Netflix in months?? It takes me forever to finish series- Gossip Girl took me over 6 months 😀 I will need to check out Girlboss- her story is so interesting (espeically now!) so I have a feeling this will be a good one. Thanks for sharing these!

    04 . May . 2017
  33. Kristin

    So many great picks! I really loved GIrlBoss!

    Kristin
    The Blush Blonde

    04 . May . 2017
  34. Sharon

    These are all such awesome picks!! I haven’t seen 13 reasons why yet, but I need to see what the hype is all about!

    04 . May . 2017
  35. Alex

    The Santa Clara diet was SOOOOO weird to me!!! HAhahahah but funny. I really want to start GirlBoss too!

    04 . May . 2017
  36. Jessica

    Most of these I’ve watched and enjoyed, but I couldn’t get past the first episodes for both Bill Nye and Santa Clarita – I just couldn’t get into them! I see Grace and Frankie pop up all the time so I think I might try that out tonight!

    04 . May . 2017
  37. Cameron - Diary of a Southern Millennial

    I loved Kimmy Schmidt and OITNB – I can’t wait for the new seasons! I also love The Crown!

    04 . May . 2017
  38. Anna

    I’ve seen OITNB, Girl Boss, 13 reasons why, and season 1 of Kimmy Schmidt! Also in LOVE with Black Mirror!!

    05 . May . 2017
  39. Maegan Clark

    I’m watching Girl Boss now, and it’s good, I had no idea what to expect. I haven’t been able to watch 13 Reasons Why yet, for some reason I’m not ready to watch it.

    05 . May . 2017
  40. Isabel Robertson

    Love this post! I am currently watching Girl Boss and 13 Reasons Why!

    Bella x
    https://bellasfashionjournal.com

    05 . May . 2017
  41. Caitlin

    I really love Netflix! It’s so nice to be able to avoid commercials. I’ve really loved “The Crown”!
    Caitlin
    LemonadePressBlog.com

    06 . May . 2017
  42. Sydney

    I love orange is the new black, I just finished 13 reasons why, and I am 4 episodes into girl boss! So many good shows!

    08 . May . 2017
  43. Caitlin + Dani

    Great Reccos! The Santa Clarita Diet is absolutely hilarious.

    08 . May . 2017
  44. amy

    I’ve heard so many good things about Girl Boss! May need to check it out this summer!
    xoxo,
    Amy | Pastel N Pink

    08 . May . 2017
  45. Tatyanna

    I’m a huge Netflix binge watcher. I’m currently watching Girlboss & Unbreakable Kimmy S. I’ll have to check out the rest!

    Thanks!
    xx Tatyanna
    http://www.apopoflife.com

    09 . May . 2017
  46. Seersucker Sass

    I am soooo excited that Master of None is about to be back for a second season! I feel like I have been waiting forever for it 🙂 Also impatiently waiting for Stranger Things to return!

    XO, SS || Seersucker Sass

    10 . May . 2017
  47. Lindsay | Paperclips & Pacis

    I LOVED 13 Reasons Why. It took about 2 days to finish. I wish there was another season to look forward to.

    26 . May . 2017

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