Binge watching is my favorite way to watch TV these days – how did we go without for so long?? Lemme tell you, those first couple of weeks back from the hospital after giving birth, you are basically a milk machine mixed with some napping, diaper changes, and snatches of sleep when you can get it. This is the perfect time to binge-watch some shows so that you don’t go crazy with your new cow status. Below I’ve compiled a list of great shows that are perfect for binging:
- Orphan Black. Even if sci-fi is not your thing there is no way you can’t be sucked in by this show, it’s so unique annd you will just marvel at how talented the main star, Tatiana Maslany is in this show.
- Lost. I think this would be fun for a re-watch, no?
- Parks and Recreation – so good if you haven’t already watched it
- How I Met Your Mother – again a must-watch if you missed it during its run
- Master of None – for some reason I wasn’t sure I was going to like this but ended up loving it!
- Scrubs – oldie but a goodie
- Arrested Development – seriously my favorite comedy show
- Leverage/White Collar – silly white collar crime shows that are fun to speed through and don’t require a ton of your focus.
- Mr. Robot
- The Night Manager (just started watching this one and the season’s not finished yet)
- House Hunters
- Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown
- Fixer Upper (although I suspect most people have already watched this – as a backup watch Good Bones that takes place here in Indianapolis!)
- The Great Britain Baking Show – I’m not sure why but I absolutely loved watching this during my first weeks as a momma. I suspect it’s partially due to the fact that I didn’t have to pay close attention in case of interruptions and partially because all of these desserts sounded so foreign and exotic (in a British way) to me.
All of the above can be streamed via Netflix except Orphan Black and Mr. Robot which can both be streamed on Amazon Prime and The Night Manager which is on regular TV on AMC. Does anyone have suggestions for other shows to binge? I heard Bloodline and Peaky Blinders are both excellent (can you tell I’m a frequent Netflix user?).