Netflix is my best friend when I’m feeling lazy and I don’t feel like doing anything. It’s also my family’s best friend on Sundays when we all get together and watch something as a family. So I thought I could break down some of my and my family’s favorite shows to binge watch on, so try to keep up:
FOR A GOOD LAUGH:
Friends: It’s not a secret that this might be my favorite show ever. I could watch it over and over again and never get bored. Sometimes, when I’m feeling sad or down, I watch an episode or two and it will put me immediately in a good mood. As everyone knows,
the show follows the personal and professional lives of six twenty to thirty-something-year-old friends in Manhattan.
Brooklyn nine-nine: I started watching this show because of Andy, he is one of my favorite actors. Then, I realized Terry Crews was on it too, and decided to keep watching. Now, I just love all of the characters.
The sitcom revolves around Jake Peralta, an immature but talented NYPD detective who comes in conflict with his new commanding officer, the serious and stern Captain Raymond Holt.
Good Girls: I watched this show with my family, and we all loved it! From my parents to my 13 year old brother, we all had a good laugh with these girls. On this show,
three suburban mothers suddenly find themselves in desperate circumstances and decide to stop playing it safe, so they risk everything they have to get their power back… by robbing their local grocery store.
Orange is the New Black: Even though this is more of a comedy-drama, it still manages to make you laugh from time to time. I wasn’t expecting to watch every season, but from the first episode I fell in love with the plot and every single character!
Piper Chapman is a public relations executive with a career and a fiance when her past suddenly catches up to her. In her mid-30s she is sentenced to spend time in a minimum-security women’s prison for her association with a drug runner 10 years earlier. So now she is forced to make her way through the corrections system and adjust to life behind bars.
Club de Cuervos (Club of Crows): I had mentioned this show in a post already, and it’s definitely one of my favorites! I seriously recommend you watch this if you want to have a good laugh!
It’s a mexican comedy based on Chava (my favorite character) and his sister; both of them fight over the presidency of their family’s professional soccer team.
MY CHILDHOOD/TEENAGE YEARS:
Sometimes, I like watching something that reminds me of my childhood, just because I know the lines by heart, and they give me a sense of being at home. Luckily for me, Netflix have some of my favorite shows from when I was a kid and a teenager:
Glee: My sister and I loved this show. I’m currently re-watching and now I remember why it was a huge part of us growing up: it teaches kids that it’s ok to be yourself, that bullying is not ok and that at the end of the day, we’re all “losers”, until we find what we’re passionate about and follow our dreams.
The series focuses on a high school show choir, also known as a glee club. Optimistic teacher Will Schuester expects the glee club to become a place where ambitious and talented students can find strength, acceptance and their voice.
Gossip Girl: Again, a show my sister and I used to watch together. It’s full of something every teenage girl craves in her life: drama.
This show follows the lives of privileged teens living on the Upper East Side of New York City, and they can’t hide no secret from the ruthless blogger (Gossip Girl) who is always watching.
Pretty Little Liars: One of my cousins forced me to watch the first season of this show back when we were in high school and I became obsessed with it. We would make sleepovers on the weekend, and we would spend the entire night eating junk food and binge watching PLL.
Set in the fictional town of Rosewood, Pennsylvania the series follows the lives of five girls , Aria Montgomery, Hanna Marin, Emily Fields, Spencer Hastings and Alison DiLaurentis, whose clique falls apart after Alison, the leader of the group, disappears. One year later, the remaining four friends are reunited as they begin receiving messages from a mysterious figure named “A”, who threatens to expose their deepest secrets, including ones they thought only Alison knew. At first, they think it’s Alison herself, but after her body is found, the girls realize that someone else is planning on ruining their perfect lives.
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: I used to watch this show on Nickelodeon back when I was around 9 years old. That’s why Will Smith has been one of my favorite actors my entire life.
A streetwise, poor young man from Philadelphia is sent by his mother to live with his aunt, uncle and cousins in their Bel-Air mansion, and everybody is in for a surprise.
Hannah Montana: I remember watching the first episode of HM the day it aired on the Disney Channel. I think it was one of those shows and characters that I literally grew up with; Miley is still one of my favorite artists of all time.
Miley Stewart leads a completely normal life, except for one factor. She’s teen pop sensation Hannah Montana. She lives with her fun dad Robbie Ray and dorky brother Jackson, and has fun with her two best friends Lilly Truscott and Oliver Oken. She goes through average teen problems including pimples, bullies, etc, with tons of songs, of course.
The Suite Life of Zack & Cody: I mean, who didn’t just love this show when they were kids? My sister and I used to “fight” over Dylan Sprouse all the time (yes, they are twins, but we always liked Dylan for some reason).
The Suite Life of Zack and Cody stars identical twin brothers Dylan and Cole Sprouse, as Zack and Cody, whose lives change when their mother Carey, ends up landing a job at one of Boston’s finest hotels, the Tipton Hotel.
Good Luck Charlie: This might’ve been the last Disney show I enjoyed before I grew up and thought they were all too childish…
The Duncan family are adjusting to the surprise birth of their fourth child, Charlie. When parents Amy and Bob return to work they put their latest addition in the care of her three older siblings.
Raven’s Home: That’s so Raven was one of the first Disney shows I watched (Lizzie McGuire too, but sadly that one’s not on Netflix). In my personal opinion the reboot of Raven is just as good as the original was. Raven is just too funny.
Best friends Raven and Chelsea, both divorced single mothers, are now raising their children in an apartment together in Chicago. Their house is turned upside down when they realize that Raven’s son Booker has inherited the same psychic abilities as his mother.
These are the shows that I got so caught up in all the drama and twists that I just had to add to the list:
Money Heist: This a show that was meant for Spain TV only, but since Netflix bought it, it became a huge, international success. And they just released part 3! I promise, you’ll love it.
A mysterious man, known as “The Professor”, is planning the biggest bank heist in history. To carry out the ambitious plan, he recruits a team of eight people with certain abilities who have nothing to lose. The goal is to enter the Royal Mint of Spain in Madrid, the capital of Spain, and print €2.4 billion.
Elite: This is also a spanish show, but it’s a Netflix original. I started watching because some of the actors from Money Heist appear on this show as well; also because of Danna Paola, a mexican actress I grew up watching. It is kind of like Gossip Girl, because it has to do with rich kids and their lives filled with luxury and drama, except in this one they try to solve the murder of one of those rich girls.
Three working class friends are given scholarships by the construction company after their school collapses due to faulty construction. Their new school is Las Encinas, the most exclusive private school in Spain, where the elite people of the country send their kids to study.
How to get Away with Murder: I am not a big fan of the last few seasons, but I do love the first two. I basically love anything that has to do with succesful lawyers and murder mysteries.
A sexy, suspense-driven legal thriller about a group of ambitious law students and their brilliant, mysterious criminal defense professor. They become entangled in a murder plot that will shake the entire university and change the course of their lives.
Lucifer: I recently started watching, since everyone seems so obsessed with it… and I mean, I can clearly see why, if you know what I mean.
LUCIFER is the story of the original fallen angel. Bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell, LUCIFER MORNINGSTAR has abandoned his throne and retired to L.A., where he owns Lux, an upscale nightclub.
Blindspot: I loved this show from the first episode. It takes you on Jane’s journey to find out who she is… literally.
She wakes up inside a bag one night in the middle of Times Square, with her body completely covered on tattoos and she has no idea who she is or where she came from. Of course, the FBI takes on the case.
Quantico: The show that took Pryianka Chopra to stardom is on Netflix! If you’re looking for something full of action and mysteries, you should definitely watch this one.
FBI recruit Alex Parrish is found amidst the ruins of Grand Central Terminal following a terrorist bombing. She is held by the FBI and questioned by Agent Jimenez. Flashbacks from nine months earlier show her training at Quantico with the other FBI recruits.
Criminal Minds: If you haven’t noticed by now, I love shows that have to do with criminals. This is one I’ve been watching since I was 12 years old.
The cases of the F.B.I. Behavioral Analysis Unit (B.A.U.), an elite group of profilers who analyze the nation’s most dangerous serial killers and individual heinous crimes in an effort to anticipate their next moves before they strike again.
Sense 8: My mom and I watched this show about a year ago, and we both loved it.
It’s about eight strangers around the world that start hearing voices in their heads. But they’re not crazy. They’re all connected and can read each other’s minds.
MY SISTER’S FAVORITES:
Grey’s Anatomy: I haven’t watched this show, but my sister loves it! She’s been begging me to watch it, and I might consider it. I’m pretty sure many of you have already watched it.
The fictional series focuses on the lives of surgical interns, residents, and attending physicians, as they develop into seasoned doctors while trying to maintain personal lives and relationships
You: Besides from bringing Penn Badgley from Gossip Girl back (and Shay Mitchell from PLL), this show is so dark that it’d probably give you nightmares just to think that there are people out there being stalked in real life.
The first season follows the story of Joe Goldberg, a bookstore manager in New York, who upon meeting Guinevere Beck, an aspiring writer, becomes immediately infatuated with her. To feed his toxic obsession, he uses social media and other technology to track her presence and remove obstacles to their romance.
Dynasty: My sister and I watched the first season together and we loved it! It has drama, fashion and comedy, all in one!
Dynasty begins with heiress Fallon Carrington unhappy to find her billionaire father Blake engaged to Cristal, her rival employee at the family company. Fallon plots against Cristal with Blake’s chauffeur — and Fallon’s lover — Michael Culhane, and then with Blake’s nemesis, Jeff Colby.
Jane the Virgin: I’ve been wanting to watch this show but lately I don’t have much time for Netflix (ironically); however, it is one of my sister’s favorite comedies.
Jane is a religious young Latina who is a waitress in a hotel in Miami. Her life takes a big turn for the unexpected when her doctor (Dr. Luisa Alver) mistakenly artificially inseminates her during her checkup.
Revenge: I started watching this show and it was good, but for some reason I never finished the last season. This is one of my sister’s favorites though.
A young woman named Emily Thorne comes to the Hamptons and rents a beach house (previously her childhood home) next door to the mansion of a wealthy family, the Graysons. … She now returns to the Hamptons as an adult to get revenge on those who wronged her father and her.
Baby: This is a new Netflix show, and everyone seems to be losing their minds over it. My sister already watched season one twice and is waiting for the second one.
Loosely inspired by a true story, the series follows a group of Parioli teenagers as they defy society in their search for identity and independence against the backdrop of forbidden love, family pressures, and shared secrets.
MY MOM’S PICKS
Desperate Housewives: My mom doesn’t like watching series because she says they’re too long. But she definitely has no trouble watching the entire 8 seasons of this one. Of course is taking her months to finish it, because she doesn’t have much time to sit down and watch Netflix, but still, she’s loving it! Also, I just realized how similar this is to Pretty Little Liars, but with adults instead of teenagers.
The “normal” suburban life for a group of close-knit housewives takes a dark turn when one of their closest friends mysteriously commits suicide.
Grace and Frankie: My mom couldn’t stop laughing with this pair of funny women!
The series stars Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin in the title roles of Grace and Frankie, two unlikely friends who are brought together after their husbands announce that they are in love with each other and plan to get married.
The House of Flowers: This is a mexican, Netflix original comedy. It stars one of Mexico’s biggest stars (Veronica Castro) and I’m pretty sure it’ll give you a good laugh watching it.
The already-dysfunctional De la Mora family are thrown into chaos by the suicide of patriarch Ernesto’s longtime mistress. The revelation of the affair -and Ernesto’s illegitimate daughter— are just the first plot twists in a series of secrets that begin unraveling around matriarch Virginia and her children Paulina, Elena, and Julián. The House of Flowers explores some cultural idiosyncrasies of the Mexican people, including casual racism and homophobia.
The Crown: My dad loves anything that has to do with world history, so naturally this show about the Royal Family was one of his favorites. We all watched it as a family and really enjoyed it!
The Crown focuses on Queen Elizabeth II as a 25-year-old newlywed faced with the daunting prospect of leading the world’s most famous monarchy while forging a relationship with legendary Prime Minister, Sir Winston Churchill. … Chronicles the life of Queen Elizabeth II from the 1940s to modern times.
The Rain: Both my parents are so obsessed with this one that they finish season two in a weekend!
After a brutal virus wipes out most of the population, two young siblings embark on a perilous search for safety. … Six years after a brutal virus carried by the rain wiped out almost all humans in Scandinavia, two Danish siblings emerge from the safety of their bunker to find all remnants of civilization gone.
Did I miss one of your favorite shows on Nerflix? Let me know in the comments!