Are you looking for some inspiration on which show to binge watch next?
I’m always looking for recommendations, so I thought I would share the eight shows I’ve watched recently that kept me up far too late at night because I just had to know what happened next!
It was actually going to be five, but I couldn’t choose, so it’s eight!
The Vampire Diaries
I have no idea how this show managed to escape my notice for the last eight years, but somehow it did! A friend recommended I watch it on Netflix, and I admit at first I was a bit sceptical about it but I gave it a go and I was hooked after the first episode.
Twilight has single handedly put me off anything vampire related that is aimed at teens, but this redeemed the genre completely for me. The vampires don’t glitter in the sun and they don’t try to live off rabbits and deers (well at least not the good ones!).
Seasons 1-7 are available on Netflix now with season 8 due around December, or get the boxset on Amazon here.
I watched this when it was first on, but due to the new season coming out this year, I re-watched them all and they were every bit as good the second time around.
Although this one came in second place on my list, it’s the only show I’ve ever watched where every single episode kept me gripped from start to end and something is going on every minute. (If you’re wondering, The Vampire Diaries almost hit the mark. There was only one episode I refuse to re-watch . The one where by the end of it I felt like I was trapped in a Hell stone too!).
Season 1-4 are on Netflix now and season 5 is expected around April 2018, or get the boxset on Amazon here.
Orange is the New Black
There’s just something addictive about this show. I like prison dramas in general, but this one feels different somehow. It’s not as intense as most of the other shows I like but there’s still something about it that keeps me coming back for more.
Seasons 1-5 are available on Netflix now with season 6 expected early June 2018 or get the boxset on Amazon here.
Should a legal comedy work? I’m not sure, but it does.
This show is funny, but it also has a more serious side and it’s worth watching for Harvey Specter’s one liners and motivational quotes alone!
Seasons 1-6 are on Netflix now with season 7 showing one episode per week from now, or get the boxset on Amazon here.
Once Upon a Time
This is a strange show in a sense as it’s based on fairy tale characters come to life. I realise I’m not doing the show justice at all with that description!
Seriously, watch a couple of episodes and you’ll see that it’s actually really good. It’s definitely worth a watch if you fancy something a bit different with plenty of action.
All of the seasons are on Netflix now, or get the boxset on Amazon here.
I loved this in the beginning and although I still enjoyed the later seasons *SPOLIER ALERT* it just wasn’t the same after Will died as he was such a central character.
It’s still worth a watch though. It mixes a legal drama with a political drama which kept me hooked pretty much all of the way through.
All of the season are on Netflix now, or get the boxset on Amazon here.
House of Cards
I love this! Apparently it’s based on a UK series, but I haven’t seen that so I can’t comment, but I love the US series.
The characters are so ruthless and you get to see politics from the other side. It may or may not be a little far-fetched at times but it’s definitely gripping.
Season 1-5 are on Netflix now with season 6 expected around June next year, or get the boxset on Amazon here.
For anyone who is obsessed with social media and technology, Black Mirror is a great look at how twisted life can become when technology plays such a huge part in it.
The episodes don’t follow on so you can watch them in any order. My personal favourites are White Bear and Nosedive, although Nosedive feels a little bit too close to being a reality for some people!
All of the seasons are available on Netflix now, or get the boxset on Amazon here.
So that’s it, my top eight shows that I’ve binge watched over the last year or so. I did also love Pretty Little Liars at first, but I gave up around season five. It dragged on a bit too long and got so ridiculously far-fetched that I gave up on it.
Have you seen any of these shows? Did you enjoy them? Any recommendations for me? Let me know in the comments 🙂