If you’re anything like me, you’re already at least halfway through season two of Orange is the New Black (oops!), and frankly, I’m not even a little bit surprised. I’ve done it before and I’ll do it again: series binge-watching.
Binge-watching is the act of watching multiple episodes of a show (or seasons if you’re hardcore) in one sitting. How could anyone have the willpower to say no to just one more episode, when internet streaming providers like Netflix automatically play the next episode in just a few seconds?
Before you know it, your show will end and you will be lost, searching for a new series to start. Luckily, here is a list of the most binge-worthy series available online:
Of course Breaking Bad is the first series on this list. If you haven’t seen it yet, you might live under a rock. But don’t worry, you haven’t completely missed the boat on this award-winning series starring Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul. Thanks to Netflix, you can watch all five seasons whenever you want. You’ll be saying, “Yeah, BITCH!” in no time.
GIRLS is the show that keeps on giving. Every character is someone you love to hate and hate to love at the same time, and no matter what, you will always find yourself rooting for them. Creator and leading actress Lena Dunham isn’t afraid to push the envelope when it comes to the script, keeping each episode new and exciting. *Bonus* Each episode is only 30 minutes long, making it the perfect break in the middle of the day. Or, it might just make it easier to watch all three seasons on HBO GO in one sitting. You decide.
Entourage is the classic example of an “oldie but goodie,” originally airing from 2004 to 2011. The comedic drama is something light you can watch at any time of day. You’ll definitely be able to make it through all eight seasons on HBO GO before the movie comes out next summer, that is, unless you get lost in Adrian Grenier‘s eyes.
This series is about a weed-dealing soccer mom. How can you not be intrigued? This show is the perfect mixture of conflict and comedy, leading you to develop a love/hate relationship with all of the characters. The theme song will be stuck in your head all day long, so you won’t even want to stop Netflix from automatically playing the next episode.
Pretty Little Liars
OK, hear me out. This is not just a show for teenaged girls waiting to get asked to prom. Pretty Little Liars is seriously addicting. Between the drama and mystery, you’ll be hooked, at least until we find out who ‘A’ is, right? Besides, everyone needs a guilty pleasure every once in awhile. Catch up on Netflix just in time for season five!
House of Cards
House of Cards, like Orange is the New Black, is a Netflix series. This means entire seasons are released at once, which just screams “watch me all in one sitting.” The political drama, set in Washington, D.C., explores all kinds of scheming you’d expect from politicians. The series just got renewed for a third season, making it the perfect show to catch up on.
This show has the best six seasons of drama there is: the kind you’ll be glad isn’t your own. Follow the mystery, conflict, and romances of Blake Lively and Leighton Meester on Netflix in perhaps their most memorable roles to date. You won’t regret it.
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