I started binge-watching Netflix shows about 2 years ago when I was up every half hour breastfeeding our second child. And, I haven’t stopped since, it’s really addicting. It has become a pastime of mine when the kids go to sleep now - just my way of unwinding with my nightly cup of coffee (yes, coffee - I’m not a fan of wine). And, if you’re a breastfeeding mom yourself, I’m sure you’re on the same page - you’re either surfing through social media or watching Netflix in those wee hours of the morning. Also, I know that sometimes navigating through Netflix can be more time-consuming than streaming the show itself. So, here are 10 of my favorite binge-worthy shows to save you time searching and get right to watching. Let me know what your fave binge-worthy shows are in the comments. I love hearing your feedback!
This was the first show my husband and I binge-watched together. And, if one of us watched it without the other we were outraged. The plot is genius and the acting is seriously out of this world. It’s about a chemistry professor with terminal cancer who is desperate to secure his family with money before he dies. He decides to start a meth lab with one of his druggie students and the rest is their insane journey into the world of cooking meth and the hustle and problems that comes with that. Definitely the most binge-worthy show I have ever watched.
This is the FUNNIEST show ever!!! I’ll warn you that the first couple of episodes are not as addicting as when you get a few more episodes in and it will make you cry with laughter. Each character plays so well and each have their niche that you’ll fall in love with.
I love this show so much. I love the Royal family and this has been an interesting way of learning about the British monarchy and history. This series is specifically about the life of Queen Elizabeth II, from her rise to the throne all the way to modern times. It’s political, romantic, magical, and educational. Consider this show a must watch!
This political thriller series delivers all the drama, both political and not. It follows Olivia Pope, played by Kerry Washington, a former media consultant to the president who opens her own crisis-management firm. Every week the show tells the story of how she and her team deal with new problems for the rich, famous and powerful before they become full-blown personal and public disasters. So so good! Love this and so addicting!
This show is definitely violent and graphic for the most part but don’t let that turn you off. You’ll get addicted in no time if you just continue watching. And, before you know it, you’re binge-watching day and night. It follows the life of Columbian drug lord Pablo Escobar, all the way from his rise to his fall. Escobar's story is told from multiple sides, be it from the Columbian police or the DEA. This show really makes you question things about this world.
Whether you love this show or just love to hate it, I think it's safe to say that everyone can agree that Friends is iconic. Better yet, it has 10 seasons, so you'll have plenty of material to binge-watch. I have this running the background when I’m working on my blog. It’s hilarious every time I watch it, if not more hilarious each time.
House of Cards
Kevin Spacey plays a narcissistic president who only cares about winning. He will stop at nothing in his quest for power. His wife is his nemesis and they plot everything together while fooling everyone. Very addictive.
This looks like a weird sci-fi type of a show but don’t be fooled. Marty Byrde is a financial advisor who relocates his family from Chicago to the Missouri Ozarks after a money-laundering scheme goes terribly wrong (as those usually tend to go). The whole show is their crazy story when they have to move with hardly any money. This is a series that keeps you on your towes the entire time. Watch to find out who will make it out of this situation alive.
Truly a shameless show! Where can I even begin with this show? It’s pretty much impossible to get bored. It’s about the Gallagher family, a very dysfunctional family that is. I promise you will not be bored for even a second with this show. It’s like a rollercoaster of emotions as the family experiences life on the edge. Keep in mind this is an original Showtime show so expect some nudity, language, and sexuality.
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
After being rescued from a cult where she'd been held captive for 15 years, Kimmy Schmidt adjusts to life in the real world — and in New York City. Created by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock, this show is laugh-out-loud funny. I’m only 5 episodes in and I’m hooked. So hilarious!