My Netflix ‘Must Watch’ Shows

This post has been gathering dust in my draft folder for months now and I was planning to publish it in the fall, when days get shorter and snuggling up with Netflix becomes the activity of choice. However, with everyone currently #stayingthefuckhome in a bid to flatten the coronavirus transmission curve, I thought a few binge-watching recommendations could come in handy. So below are a few of my favourite series, in no particular order.

Gilmore Girls
I’ve watched Gilmore Girls at least a dozen times. It’s my go-to show when I can’t decide what to watch, want something in the background while I work or need to quiet my brain. It’s witty and comforting all at once. If you’ve never seen it, now is a good time to visit Stars Hollow…

The Good Place
This modern sitcom set in the afterlife is an excellent distraction and very good break away from current events. Despite its philosophical undertones, The Good Place is incredibly funny and ideal if you’re looking for something light to watch.

The Keepers
This is probably one of the most unsettling true-crime docuseries on Netflix. It starts as an investigation into the unsolved murder of Sister Cathy, but quickly becomes much more than that. Not everyone will find it easy… Yet, if you can stomach it, it’s a captivating show and well worth watching.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Another show I never get tired of rewatching! Brooklyn Nine-Nine is an easy-to-watch (but wholesome) workplace comedy set in a police precinct. The plot is simple yet well-written and even though the start is a bit slow, it quickly becomes addictive!

Schitt’s Creek
Probably one of the most underrated comedy out there (although it’s a Canadian show so I could be biased), full of witty dialogues and brought to life by an exceptional cast. It took me a while to get around to watching it, but once I started, it became impossible to stop! Schitt’s Creek is a warm and welcoming place; the perfect quarantine escape.

The Crown
The Crown is obviously a work of fiction, but its excellent cast and superb photography (the aesthetic alone makes it worth your time) makes it feel very ‘real’. Though probably not as bingeable as the other shows mentioned here, it should absolutely be on any Anglophile’s to-watch list.

Grace & Frankie
This is my most recent find. I stumbled upon it whilst looking for something light-hearted to have on in the background when I knit. Grace & Frankie is a delightful mix of comedy, drama and women empowerment in an easy-to-watch sitcom format. Worth watching, no matter your age!

Ready, set… Binge!

25 thoughts on “My Netflix ‘Must Watch’ Shows

    1. Aww, a fellow Gilmore Girls fan! 😄 If you like GG, I think you’d like Grace & Frankie. It’s similar in some ways… Witty dialogues, strong female characters, etc. I convinced the husband to watch Bones with me so that’s our binge series at the moment.

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        1. Oh, why not? I love thrillers and I started watching the series because I read the books it was inspired from, so maybe that’s why I enjoy it so much!

          I hope you like Grace & Frankie. It’s quite funny! Let me know what you think of it!

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          1. It was!! I loved it until my favourite character left the show to do other projects. I still watched for another season or two but have stopped. I think it’s in its last season now though? Haha

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          2. OOO one girl actually did the math test from yesterday! BEFORE midnight! Its the first thing I have a mark for since we started this whole crazy thing! I sent two BCC emails this morning to parents who have submitted nothing. To that girl’s parents and to one more. I have another boy who hasn’t submitted anything but his mom did email yesterday to ask a question about something from that day’s work so I think he’s at least doing the work?

            The online teaching is good. Frustrating sometimes but good lol just about to jump into the two Google Classrooms that I have and do some marking before I sign out for the evening. My new rules for myself around work are helping a lot.

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          3. Ah, that’s great! I can imagine it’s difficult for some parents, especially if they still have to work… But still, they should at least let you know if they’re not planning on doing the work you set up for them!

            I hope the marking went well. It’s so important to have rules around work… Edward has to drag me out of the office sometimes to make sure I eat once in a while, haha! I’m glad you’re managing well.

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          4. Lol see if the parents aren’t doing the work, their child is going to be so far behind their peers. Like right now it will be 6 weeks! And I don’t even know how it’s going to affect my report cards. My first two weeks of lessons were FULL like it was a lot of work. I had double math lessons every day (didn’t tell the parents) because I’m behind and needed to make up some time 😂 and I think the lots of work set a routine for the kids. Now it’s less and I only want one thing submitted per day. Next week they submit nothing on the 16/17!! Woohoo! No marking for me!

            Oh man! I literally never forget to eat! 😂 I plan my day around it “ok I can do so much then I gotta stop for lunch, then this much before dinner” hahaha

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  1. My family just finished our ‘binge’ of Brooklyn Nine Nine, which was 3 or 4 episodes per week so it took months. Such a clever show. We moved directly into Psych and seeing lots of similarities. In a few months, I’ll check out one of your suggestions.

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    1. I’m glad you enjoyed B99! It’s quite clever indeed. I love how even some though it’s a comedy, they also touch difficult subjects. I’ve never of Psych, but I might have a look.

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    1. Grace & Frankie is a very good distraction from everything that’s going on. I hope you enjoy it if you give it a try. I really enjoyed The Good Place too and especially the plot twist at the end of the first season!

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  2. My husband gifted me the complete Gilmore Girls series for Christmas this year because of a comment I made about how I could watch the show ‘all day.’ :) Over the weekend, we binged through the newest season of Nailed It–L.O.V.E. that show!

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  3. OMG Schitt’s Creek is hilarious! We religiously watch The Office on repeat in the background when doing anything around the apartment. Have you seen it? It’s the best show EVER!

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    1. I know, right? I can’t wait for the last season to be on Netflix UK!

      I have to shamefully admit that I never watched either versions of The Office… But I’ve heard so much good things about it. Maybe I should give it a try!

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      1. OMG! You have to start now!
        The British version is really cheesy – we started and stopped it multiple times over the years, but could never get into it. The US version is SOOO funny; you’re definitely gonna be hooked. :)

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