In my opinion Netflix was made for binge watching are I love a good binge watch!
There is something kind of satisfying about just completely absorbing yourself in the lives of other people for a while (or hours on end) and then completing the whole lot knowing you watched it from beginning to end without missing a word! Pretty sad I know but you get what I’m saying right?
My choice in shows on Netflix can also be a little questionable for a 33 year old Wife and Mother. For me there are 3 elements a show must have to make it worthy of my time:
Cheesy – Yep, must be full of cheesy story lines and cringe worthy comments
Girly – I want to see pretty girls in pretty dresses with pretty hair that I can be just a little bit jealous of.
Romance – This doesn’t need justifying, you can’t go without a bit of romance!
So, here are my top 5 Netflix Australia shows to get stuck into a binge watch right now!
Jane The Virgin
This show is a little far fetched right from Episode 1 but probably takes out the win for the most addictive show I have ever watched! It is based around a girl named Jane – the do no wrong, sweet as sugar girl – who wants to remain a virgin until she is married to her irritatingly perfect Fiance. However when going in for her routine appointment at the clinic she accidentally get artificially inseminated and ends up pregnant to her boss! Yikes!!
What makes this one so addictive is that it’s full of surprises you don’t see coming, making you constantly wanting to find out more.
Any show that is based on a true story gets my attention straight up. Girlboss follows the life of a broke but determined young girl named Sophia and the rise of her multi-million dollar fashion empire. It’s an easy watch with a bit of best-friend and boyfriend trouble thrown in along the way.
This is my current binge watch and I’m only up to series 3 with a whopping 7 more to go! I’m starting to realise that I am about the only person left on the planet who hadn’t heard of this show until recently as it is 10 years old!
It follows the lives of some insanely rich kids living in Manhattan and their scandals and dramas. This one could also take out an award for cheesiness but is saved by it’s great story-lines and gorgeous characters. Plus I find it slightly amusing watching them with their expensive clothes and jewellery and then their sooo out of date flip phones!!
You Me Her
A slightly odd one here. A nice young suburban couple are looking for a way to spice things up in their relationship and end up both falling for another girl. The 3 then try and work out how to have a relationship, keep their respect and dignity and try to appear normal to the outside world. This doesn’t have the binge watching addictiveness as some of the others I have mentioned but is an easy watch at the end of the day.
Don’t Trust the B—- in Apt 23
This one is great for something with a bit of humour. Plus, if you were a Dawson’s Creek fan then you will love that James Van Der Beek stars in this as himself.
Basically the story to this is that a young girl with her life working out exactly as planned moves to New York only to have everything fall apart within hours of arriving. In an attempt to pick herself up she rents an apartment with a girl who turns out to be an absolute B—-!
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
I put this one off for quite a while as it just didn’t look like my sort of thing but I have to admit I was very pleasantly surprised!
This Netflix original is a show about a girl who has been locked away for 15 years in a cult convinced that the world outside has ended. She is full of wide eyed optimism and enthusiasm that you can’t help feeling uplifted by!
I saved this one until last as it’s a little different to the rest. It’s not really so much of your girly, cheesyness and my Husband quite enjoys this one too. There are two versions of this – the original UK version and then the US one. I watched the US one simply because it’s the one I stumbled across first but I believe they are pretty much identical in story lines.
It’s about a family struggling to make ends meet with the Dad being an alcoholic, Mum did the runner and the eldest sister having to bring up the kids. It’s got a bit of everything: humour, tragedy, shocks and sex!