Let’s look at your favorite BINGE SHOWS!

, Let’s look at your favorite BINGE SHOWS!

It’s LET’S LOOK!!!

Once a month, Erika and I host a link up where we “look” at little aspects of our lives.  If you’re a blogger, make sure you blog and link up!

Here’s what we’ve been “looking” at so far this year…
In January, we looked at the coziest spots in our house
In February, we looked at our favorite reads
In March, we looked at the people in our family!
In April, we looked at our pantries!
In May, we looked at our favorite #OOTD
In June, we looked inside our suitcase
In July, we looked at a day in the life of us.

And today, we’re looking at our favorite binge worthy shows!

I mean…this is a topic I can really get behind.

, Let’s look at your favorite BINGE SHOWS!

Here’s the thing, I love to have a show to watch while I do some of those menial tasks around the house (folding laundry, unloading the dishwasher, eating breakfast/lunch by myself, etc.).  I always watch these shows on my phone and catch a few minutes here and there.  Over time, I’ll finish a whole season.  Andrew and I used to binge shows together, but it feels like lately, he binges what he likes, I binge what I like (when we’re both doing random stuff) and then we watch other shows on TV together that aren’t necessarily “binged”.  So, this is how I binge.  The pro, it’s super convenient, the con, I’ve never, ever, ever watched many of these series on an actual TV.  For instance, Andrew is horrified that I’ve never seen a single minute of Game of Thrones on the actual TV (just my phone).

Thanks to Netflix and Amazon Prime, these days, most of my shows come from there.  First up, I’m going to share shows that I’ve actually “binged” and not watched while they were in progress and then, I’ll share shows I watched in progress that you could now binge if you so desired (make sense?).  My very first show to ever “binge” watch was 24 (greatness!), so clearly, this list goes way back (Andrew and I lived in an apartment in Irving during that time, so it was like 14 years ago!).

My favorite shows that I’ve ever binge-watched (in order of how much I loved them…but honestly, I love all of them!!).  Some of these shows are still making new seasons, but I’ve binged at least as far as I could until further seasons are dropped:
Breaking Bad
Gilmore Girls
Downton Abbey
The Good Wife
Madame Secretary
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Grace and Frankie
Ozark
The Crown
Gossip Girl
One Tree Hill
Sneaky Pete
The Sopranos
Entourage
Homeland

I’m sure I’ve forgotten some!  But those are the ones that come to mind first.  I quit Grey’s Anatomy midway through season 7.  I just couldn’t anymore, y’all.   I’ve started many and watched a season or two and then stopped, but those listed above, I saw through to the very end!

Now, here are shows that are totally binge-worthy, but I didn’t binge them (I watched them while they were on TV)…
Parenthood
Friends
Frasier
King of Queens
Sex and the City
The Office
Everybody Loves Raymond

I probably forgot some of those too, but I’m sure you’ll jog my memory!

Okay…whew…those are my favorite binge-worthy shows!  Now, I’m slowlllllllly working my way through Game of Thrones and will finish it…but, I am already looking forward to my next series.  WHAT SHOULD IT BE???  I’m begging you…it needs to be light/funny/not Game of Thrones-ish.  Please!

Also, I watched the first episode of Outlander and didn’t love it.  My parents and Brooke both tell me to keep watching because it’s amazing.

They also loved Game of Thrones.

So, please don’t suggest Outlander to me today 😉 .

Just kidding.

Not really.

(Brooke is going to text me now and tell me I’m wrong.)

Also, who uses Britt Box?  I’ve heard about it and it intrigues me, but I’d love feedback from one of you.

Next month, we’re going to be looking at OUR CALENDAR!  But this month, let’s talk TV 🙂 .  Comment and share!

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  • Reply Holley@BeeSimplyOrganized.com August 14, 2019 at 4:41 am

    You should totally watch Jane the Virgin! It’s funny and cute and soo addictive!! I LOVE it! My sister and I reference it often and might have shed a tear or two when they didn’t have the final season on Netflix available! lol! Now they do so don’t worry! 🙂 Seriously, such a fun cute TeleNovela!

    • Reply Elspeth August 14, 2019 at 5:41 am

      I was totally going to suggest Outlander, haha! But definitely try Scandal or the Royals!
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      • Reply Molly August 14, 2019 at 8:27 am

        I think you would loveeee Jane the Virgin and Friday Night Lights, both are definitely in my top favorite shows. I also recently binged Suits!! So good!

        • Reply Julianne August 14, 2019 at 11:52 am

          Agreed with Suits! My husband and I watched together, and both loved it! Its on Amazon Prime!

          • Sarah August 14, 2019 at 9:28 pm

            Schitt’s Creek is amazing! Quick and definitely makes you laugh out loud!!!

          • Arica August 15, 2019 at 6:04 am

            I think you would love Poldark!!!! Its a historical period drama British show on PBS but you can watch all the first 4 seasons on Amazon prime. Season 5 starts and of September . You will be hooked!!!

        • Reply Elizabeth Watson August 14, 2019 at 5:48 pm

          NEW GIRL!!!! It’s flippin hilarious!!!

          • Priscilla August 15, 2019 at 11:26 am

            The Office

      • Reply Christy August 14, 2019 at 12:44 pm

        OffSpring in Netflix!!

      • Reply Sarah August 14, 2019 at 8:33 pm

        Parks and Rec, Schitt’s Creek and Jack Ryan-
        All 3 are amazing in different ways!

    • Reply Carole George August 14, 2019 at 6:47 am

      I was going to say Jane the Virgin too!! Love love loved it!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️

    • Reply SS August 14, 2019 at 6:52 am

      We are on our last season…just came out on Netflix…. “come on, Jane.”

    • Reply Lori H August 14, 2019 at 7:05 am

      Yes, I totally agree! Such a good show.

      • Reply Angela August 15, 2019 at 2:38 pm

        The Handmaid’s Tale is out there but we haven’t been able to stop watching it 🙈. Something always happens at the end that makes me have to watch the next one. Outlander does get really good. My daughter asked me if she should keep watching and now she loves it. River dale is a good one too that I didn’t see on your list

    • Reply Cindy August 14, 2019 at 7:18 am

      I agree! It’s one of my favorite shows of all time!

      • Reply Brooke Shearer August 14, 2019 at 8:33 am

        You should watch Hart of Dixie and New Girl! Both are on Netflix and definitely binge worthy!

        • Reply Malorie Fuchs August 14, 2019 at 12:02 pm

          I second both of these, we’re halfway through Hart of Dixie right now. It pulled me in immediately and the perfect balance of light-hearted and enjoyable.

      • Reply Ashley August 14, 2019 at 9:02 am

        Schitts Creek… hilarious and short episodes. Takes the first few to get into the show, but really funny and light.

      • Reply Narci August 14, 2019 at 9:56 am

        I loved this topic! I can’t wait to see what shows other people are watching!

    • Reply Beth Miller August 14, 2019 at 7:23 am

      YES to Jane the Virgin!!! It will have you laughing out loud! So sad it just ended…

    • Reply AB August 14, 2019 at 7:30 am

      I could not agree more! This show has been sooo good!! I’ve loved every second and still can’t believe it’s officially over! Give Jane the Virgin a shot!! It reminds me of Gilmore Girls with a Latina family!!

    • Reply Kellie August 14, 2019 at 8:27 am

      Jane the Virgin is an AWESOME show! Well worth the long seasons. I am trying to get myself to a place to commit to Breaking Bad. EVERYONE is telling me I need to watch that one, but it just looks soooo loooong! You should also check out Dead to Me with Christina Applegate. I just finished that one.

    • Reply Gardner Story August 14, 2019 at 9:19 am

      I was totally about to respond and say Jane the Virgin!!!! It’s the BEST. You will love it!! Also I LOVE Stranger Things. Not remotely light, but SO GOOD.

      • Reply Ali August 14, 2019 at 1:37 pm

        Royal Pains and White Collar were two of my favorites and would be totally binge worthy.

      • Reply Melissa August 14, 2019 at 9:45 pm

        I hate stranger things. I don’t think you won’t like it. Sci-fi and childish.

        • Reply Melissa August 14, 2019 at 9:47 pm

          oops, I don’t think you will like it 🙂

    • Reply Lauren August 14, 2019 at 9:29 am

      We loved Longmire on Netflix! Also Poldark!!! It is on Prime. Sooo good!!!

    • Reply Julie August 14, 2019 at 11:24 am

      Mindy Project. Santa Clarita Diet. Dead to Me.

      • Reply alice August 15, 2019 at 8:37 am

        I just finished Dead to Me! I loved it. It was a little predictable but good. Can’t wait until the next season.

    • Reply Shar August 14, 2019 at 11:41 am

      Mad Men!

    • Reply Allie August 16, 2019 at 6:31 am

      Yes to Jane!!

      Also excellent: The Good Place, Royal Pains, Hart of Dixie and 3% (though that one is a drama)

    • Reply Becca August 16, 2019 at 9:09 am

      Call the midwife!! Sooo good and it’s set in the 1950’s of London!

  • Reply Erika Slaughter August 14, 2019 at 4:49 am

    I totally forgot about Grace and Frankie! I loved that one!

    • Reply Kelly August 14, 2019 at 6:51 am

      Outlander is hard to get into at the beginning Unless you’ve read the book. The book is AMAZING!!! Read it first and then come back to the show!

      • Reply Jessica Berry August 14, 2019 at 7:44 am

        I agree 100% I can’t wait for the next book.

        • Reply Mary August 14, 2019 at 8:38 am

          I agree, you have to read the books first to really enjoy the beautifully shot series. But at 900+ pages per book, they are far too long and dense for her. Even though they are set in an area of the world she says she loves.
          Plus, shows like Game of Thrones and Outlander are to be savored, not watched on an iphone while multi-tasking. So it’s no wonder she doesn’t like them. A person would miss too much to really understand and enjoy the story.

        • Reply Erica Brown August 14, 2019 at 8:58 am

          Currently watching Jane the Virgin and it’s really good. Two pf my favorites are The Blacklist & Scandal but they aren’t light and funny!

      • Reply Kathy August 14, 2019 at 9:13 am

        I agree with reading the first book, then watching. I mean really, what woman would not want a Jamie Fraser by their side? Swoon!

      • Reply Diane August 14, 2019 at 4:26 pm

        Agree!

      • Reply Lauren August 15, 2019 at 8:11 am

        Mad Men hands down! Stranger Things is great and I normally don’t watch Sci-fi but it has great 80s throwback!! Dead to Me on Netflix just has season 1 but is really good. Showtime shows I’d suggest are The Affair and Ray Donovan. And obviously Big Little Lies on HBO. have fun!

    • Reply Anne-Marie August 14, 2019 at 7:08 am

      The Newsroom was amazing and Jack Ryan.

      • Reply Leah August 14, 2019 at 8:15 am

        I enjoyed Imposters! The first season (hopefully there will be more!) is on Netflix. Also Dead to Me is good! That’s just one season so far too. (On Netflix.)

        • Reply Karen Ward August 14, 2019 at 9:39 am

          I’m trying to watch Imposters! TBH, I’ve only watched the first show but it was so hard to get into. I’m going to give it another shot though.

          I’m currently watching The Office. I never saw it on regular TV. When my daughter first started watching on Netflix, I hated it! But now I’m love, love, loving it!

          • Kelly August 15, 2019 at 6:01 am

            Keep watching Imposters- it’s so good.

      • Reply Kyndra August 14, 2019 at 8:32 am

        So far there is only one season, but I loved Dead to Me! It’s 10ish episodes and I watched it in 2 days 🙈

      • Reply Kimberly August 14, 2019 at 10:25 am

        The Newsroom is one of my all time favorite shows!! So smart & witty! Plus many are mentioning Jane the Virgin – sooooo good too!

    • Reply Alaina August 14, 2019 at 9:06 am

      Dead to Me is light hearted dark humor with lots of twists and turns!
      Friends from College is funny!
      Enjoy😁

      • Reply Tracy August 14, 2019 at 8:11 pm

        Friends from College was cancelled! I’m so bummed! 😕

  • Reply AStan August 14, 2019 at 4:54 am

    Offspring on Netflix is really funny. It is Australian, so listening to the accents is fun too.

    • Reply Elizabeth August 15, 2019 at 6:44 am

      Schitt’s Creek is the best show EVER!

      I also love watching Queer Eye when I am doing tasks around the house. Such a feel-good show.

  • Reply Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog August 14, 2019 at 4:57 am

    Ugh, I loved Gossip Girl so much! It was such a dumb haha show but so good! 💕✨

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  • Reply Bailey August 14, 2019 at 5:02 am

    Ummm…Stranger Things?!? I really loved the Umbrella Academy and also Dead To Me. Dead to Me was funny but also dark and heavy at times. Stranger Things is a cult classic..it’s 2019..you at least have to try it. 😉

  • Reply Brianne August 14, 2019 at 5:02 am

    I binge watch shows while doing other stuff and here are my favorites (other than some of the ones you have mentioned): Friday Night Lights (Netflix), Younger (Hulu), Crazy Ex-Girlfiriend (Netflix), Jane the Virgin (Netflix) and The Bold Type (Hulu). I plan on watching Veronica Mars (Hulu) next. Looking forward to reading what other shows people recommend!

    • Reply Kristen August 14, 2019 at 9:17 am

      Younger, dead to me or gossip girl!!

    • Reply Colleen August 14, 2019 at 10:39 am

      Yes!! forgot about Friday Night Lights!! Such a great show.

  • Reply Elizabeth August 14, 2019 at 5:06 am

    Lady ! I have no suggestions for you but am in awe of You keeping up to date on so many shows ! Binge watching is such a part of culture now, I frequently feel left out when talking with adults BUT than I realize TV watching isn’t my thing and get back to reading !

    • Reply Brooke Richardson August 14, 2019 at 8:04 am

      Shay, we need to have an intervention. Lol! You must watch past the first episode of Outlander. You can catch up and have plenty of time to be ready before season 5 comes out!l early next year! Whoop!

      • Reply Mix and Match Mama August 14, 2019 at 8:25 am

        Bahahahaha! I feel like I’ve failed you in so many ways.

        • Reply Kathy August 14, 2019 at 9:21 am

          I received a copy of Outlander years ago and never picked it up to read. I just didn’t think it was my thing. Once I read it, I was hooked. Can’t wait for the new season. As I always say, who wouldn’t want a Jamie Fraser by your side. 😍

      • Reply Sherry Kenney August 14, 2019 at 1:57 pm

        I have to agree with Brooke! Outlander needs a second chance. Although, at first I did the same thing as you. I couldn’t even finish the first episode. When we finally gave it another try we could not stop watching!

  • Reply Mary August 14, 2019 at 5:09 am

    Not “Games of Throneish”, but not light and funny either. I LOVED “The 100”-set in the future-it’s about 100 teens sent back to Earth after 100 years on “The Ark”. There are 5 seasons on Netflix and the 6th season just finished up on the CW.

  • Reply Kerri August 14, 2019 at 5:12 am

    If you want light and easy to follow…Hart of Dixie! I’ve watched it on and off for a couple years and it’s easy to pick up anytime…cute characters!

    • Reply Jessica S August 14, 2019 at 8:35 am

      Yes to Hart of Dixie!! You will want to live in Bluebell. I was soooo sad when it ended.

    • Reply Kristy August 14, 2019 at 9:04 am

      I loved Heart of a Dixie. I was sad to see it end so suddenly.

    • Reply Amanda Carrow August 14, 2019 at 9:21 am

      I LOVED Hart of Dixie! It was lighthearted and made me want to move to the fictional town of Bluebell.

      • Reply votemom August 15, 2019 at 8:15 pm

        umbrella academy is super creative and interesting

  • Reply Laura August 14, 2019 at 5:14 am

    I have a few suggestions! Sort of a mix of many genre’s! Haha

    Parks and Recreation is hilarious! Season 1 drags a bit, but from Season 2 on it’s amazing!

    Victoria is so good! If you like The Crown, you’ll love Victoria!

    Hart of Dixie! Good old small town drama!

    Chesapeake Shores, When Calls the Heart and Good Witch are all classic Hallmark tv shows!

    I hope you find some new binges!!

    • Reply Jamie August 14, 2019 at 8:16 am

      Agree! Parks and Rec and Hart of Dixie are both fabulous!!

    • Reply Gardner Story August 14, 2019 at 9:22 am

      OH yes, how could I forget Parks and Rec?! It’s so hilarious.

  • Reply Laurie Daigle August 14, 2019 at 5:23 am

    Great list. Just missing Friday Night Nights! Best show ever. And if you’re looking for a suspenseful thriller, Bloodlines. Beautiful scenery and an amazing cast. I can’t wait to read the other posts. 💕

    • Reply Laura August 14, 2019 at 9:37 am

      You should watch Suits! It’s similar to Good Wife but It’s set in NYC. Your binge list is 98% my binge list 🙂

  • Reply Brooke August 14, 2019 at 5:23 am

    Have you not binged Friday Night lights? Texas, football! Amazing!! 😀😀

    • Reply Paula August 14, 2019 at 7:38 am

      Designated Survivor and Blacklist…
      Also, that Christine Applegate new one…Dead to Me. Only 30 minute episodes. Mystery, but funny & rated R language. I liked it a lot.

    • Reply Shae August 14, 2019 at 8:34 am

      Hart of Dixie (on Netflix) is my fave! I’ve watched it several times and now my parents & brothers are watching it!

  • Reply Emily Harrison August 14, 2019 at 5:25 am

    Parks and Recreation is a binge favorite around our house.

  • Reply Samantha August 14, 2019 at 5:26 am

    Stranger Things!

  • Reply Beth B August 14, 2019 at 5:27 am

    I love British mysteries – Luther (#1 favorite ever with Idris Elba), Shetland, Grantchester (Masterpiece), Broadchurch, Prime Suspect, so many wonderful series. On my “to watch” list is Manhunt with Martin Clunes (Doc Martin). Speaking of… I love Doc Martin and most all quirky British series. I wish Monarch of the Glen was still available.

  • Reply Jennifer August 14, 2019 at 5:27 am

    Call the Midwife is excellent. It’s definitely not funny but the nuns are precious and so many of the storylines will make you smile. Give one episode a shot-it’s nothing like I thought and truly excellent writing.
    Reckless is another good one. It surprised me from the first episode.

    • Reply Luann August 14, 2019 at 9:41 am

      Agree with Jennifer!! Call the Midwife is awesome!!!

  • Reply Stephanie August 14, 2019 at 5:32 am

    The Middle!! I love that show. It’s hilarious and reminds me of my life at times. 🤷‍♀️🤦‍♀️

  • Reply Dana August 14, 2019 at 5:32 am

    24!! That was the BEST show to get hooked on! Who doesn’t love watching hours of Friends reruns?!

  • Reply Laura August 14, 2019 at 5:32 am

    Hart of Dixie was the first show I binged… and my current favorite, Suits!!! Watch episodes 1 and 2 of Suits before you decide if you like it or not! Wait… you need to watch Younger, too!!! Suits, Younger, and Hart of Dixie. I bet you will love those!!! 💕

  • Reply Tara August 14, 2019 at 5:35 am

    Jane the Virgin! Light, funny, and silly.

  • Reply Sarah Shaneyfelt August 14, 2019 at 5:35 am

    I’m currently watching Gilmore Girls and I love it!!!!! If you want something light and funny, you’ve got to watch Schitz Creek!!! I laughed so hard during that show!!!
    MeetTheShaneyfelts

  • Reply Jess August 14, 2019 at 5:36 am

    This is Us. Hands down. Best show ever.

  • Reply Stefanie Bradshaw August 14, 2019 at 5:37 am

    Brothers & Sisters

  • Reply Lynn August 14, 2019 at 5:43 am

    You need to watch Peaky Blinders, its not one that you can watch while doing something else you totally need to just sit back with a coffee, concentrate and enjoy!!! x

  • Reply emily @ a little bit of emily August 14, 2019 at 5:46 am

    Schitt’s Creek has been one of my favorite binge shows! I’d highly suggest that after Game of Thrones!

    • Reply Jessica Foster August 14, 2019 at 7:44 am

      Me too!

    • Reply Jessica S August 14, 2019 at 8:37 am

      Adding to the Schitt’s Creek Rex’s!

    • Reply Jordan August 14, 2019 at 10:06 am

      Schitt’s Creek is hysterical! Super short episodes and isn’t extremely dependent on a storyline, meaning if you zone out for a few it’s no big deal 🙂 (unlike some dramas where you’ll get lost if you step away for a minute)

  • Reply Jill C August 14, 2019 at 5:54 am

    Parks & Rec! It takes a few episodes to get into because it’s definitely character-driven, but if you give it a chance you’ll love it! Ben Wyatt fan for life 🙂

    • Reply Dawn August 14, 2019 at 8:07 am

      I agree about Parks and Rec! Once you get to know the characters, it’s amazing!

  • Reply Kara Schumacher August 14, 2019 at 5:56 am

    Suits!

  • Reply Sarah August 14, 2019 at 5:57 am

    My husband and I are watching Blue Bloods on Netflix and we both love it! Season 10 will air on CBS this year, but all the other seasons are available to binge watch! It stars Tom Selleck & Donny Wahlberg & it’s excellent!

  • Reply Jess Cook August 14, 2019 at 5:58 am

    You would love Army Wives!

  • Reply Amanda August 14, 2019 at 6:01 am

    Parks and Recreation!! Season 1 starts slow (IMO), but the series just gets better and better! It’s our go-to when we just want something short to wind down before bed…light, and SO funny. We still laugh out loud, even if it’s the 3rd or 4th (or 7th) time we’ve seen the episode!

  • Reply Stephanie August 14, 2019 at 6:05 am

    Suits (it has great banter!)
    Parks and Recreation

  • Reply Lauren Foss August 14, 2019 at 6:10 am

    Hart of Dixie!! Only 3 seasons and I just loved it. Super easy to watch while doing other things. It totally reminded me of Gilmore girls (set is on the same town square) which I binged last summer.

  • Reply Catie August 14, 2019 at 6:10 am

    Father Brown, Monk, Longmire, Suits!!!

  • Reply Danielle Gilboy August 14, 2019 at 6:11 am

    You need to watch Atypical! And Workin moms is also quite funny.

    • Reply Amanda August 14, 2019 at 8:07 am

      The best BEST is Orange Is the New Black! Also loved Workin Moms!! The Let Down was also similar and funny about the early baby days of being a mom.
      The very first show I ever binge watched was Big Love. I had to check out the DVDs that had a few episodes on them at Blockbuster 😝

  • Reply Tracy August 14, 2019 at 6:11 am

    Thanks for all the great recs! Now I have a list to refer to!
    Here are a few I loved:
    Dead to Me
    Imposters
    Girlfriends Guide to Divorce

  • Reply Ahna @ Hammers N Hugs August 14, 2019 at 6:13 am

    We loved White Collar! Interesting story lines and the relationship between the main characters feels real and believable with plenty of humor thrown in. Most definitely NOT Game of Thrones-ish 😉

  • Reply Robin August 14, 2019 at 6:18 am

    Big Little Lies and the handmaid’s tale

    • Reply Heather Pressley August 15, 2019 at 5:34 am

      Yes to both of these! Handmaids tale is on Hulu but i subscribed just for this show! It so good!

  • Reply Sarah nienhuis August 14, 2019 at 6:18 am

    It’s not light and airy but it’s sooooo well written and extremely thought provoking – it’s on HULU- The Handmaid’s Tale. Also Jack Ryan on Amazon Prime is fun, like 24.

    • Reply Trisha C August 14, 2019 at 11:42 am

      I second The Handmaid’s Tale! I have never seen another show remotely the same as this one. The cast is incredible. Definitely not light but you won’t be able to stop once you start.

  • Reply Crissy August 14, 2019 at 6:19 am

    Andy Griffith is my favorite.

  • Reply Sarah Henning August 14, 2019 at 6:19 am

    New Girl! So cute and funny!

    • Reply Heather August 14, 2019 at 8:40 am

      I was coming to suggest New Girl too! I’ve started watching it on maternity leave and it’s perfect to watch a short episode here and there.

  • Reply Jessica August 14, 2019 at 6:19 am

    JANE THE VIRGIN! You’ll be hooked within minutes of the first episode. Soooo good and incredibly binge worthy!! It’s funny, heartwarming, and has just enough suspense to keep you binging.

  • Reply Michelle August 14, 2019 at 6:21 am

    You need to watch Schitt’s Creek with Andrew! My husband and I haven’t laughed harder. They are the perfect watch an episode at night.

  • Reply Janette August 14, 2019 at 6:23 am

    Try Schitt’s Creek next on Netflix. I loved it, but it started slowly. Give it a couple of episodes before making an opinion. I laughed out loud many times.

  • Reply Heather August 14, 2019 at 6:23 am

    Schitt’s Creek is hysterical!

  • Reply Alexis deZayas August 14, 2019 at 6:25 am

    The Good Doctor and Designated Survivor are some of my favorites!!

  • Reply Ginny Toman August 14, 2019 at 6:28 am

    If you liked the Office and want something light and funny then I totally recommend Parks and Rec or New Girl!

  • Reply Andrea Hooper August 14, 2019 at 6:30 am

    Oh ugly Betty I binged twelve years ago and loved it.

    But if you liked the office you should totally do parks and rec. New girl and how I met your mother are also awesome!

  • Reply Julianne August 14, 2019 at 6:33 am

    Hart of Dixie!!!

  • Reply Annie August 14, 2019 at 6:33 am

    The Boys (Prime), Dead to Me (Netflix), The Hand Maid’s Tale (Hulu), Turn, Vikings-all good!

  • Reply Kelsey August 14, 2019 at 6:36 am

    Mad Men, Downton Abbey, The Fall, Call the Midwife.

    Those are the shows that I’ve recently binge watched and loved!

    Also recommend The Handmaids Tale!

  • Reply Crystal August 14, 2019 at 6:36 am

    Hart of Dixie – super light and fun!

  • Reply Melanie August 14, 2019 at 6:38 am

    In the dark on Netflix is soooooo good. I’ve binged it twice in thr past three weeks! I couldnt get into Outlander either. You are not alone haha!

  • Reply Melinda Penny August 14, 2019 at 6:40 am

    Jane the Virgin!

  • Reply Kate August 14, 2019 at 6:40 am

    Hart of Dixie! I just binge watched it on Netflix and then started it again 😍

  • Reply Susan Angvall August 14, 2019 at 6:40 am

    Jane the Virgin. Season 5 (last season) was just released on Netflix. If you grew up watching soap operas I think you will love it!

  • Reply Christine Smith August 14, 2019 at 6:43 am

    Yes to Jane the Virgin as well! Also, have you watched Dead to Me on Netflix? Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini are the leads and SO good on this show. It’s dark, with humor in the right places, tragic, and twisted! Quickest 10 episode binge!

  • Reply Julie August 14, 2019 at 6:44 am

    Parks and recreation. I loved the Office so I don’t know how I missed this show. Hilarious!!!

    • Reply Julie August 14, 2019 at 2:22 pm

      I also loved Call the Midwife. You also MUST watch the great British Baking show. I am an Anglophile like you and it is awesome. My kids liked it too.

  • Reply Tamra Smith August 14, 2019 at 6:47 am

    Just started watching Call the Midwife and I’m loving it.

  • Reply Mrs. Plank August 14, 2019 at 6:49 am

    I have also binged many of those shows. I also really enjoyed binging a series on Prime called John Adams. It was originally on HBO I think. It’s soooo good. But for light, right now I’m binging Parks and Rec. And my hubby and I actually both like it. So it a double win in the binge category.

  • Reply Marcela K August 14, 2019 at 6:51 am

    The Handsmaid Tale on Hulu. Not light & funny but SO GOOD!

  • Reply Katie August 14, 2019 at 6:52 am

    The new (and old!) BH 90210, and of course Below Deck, Southern Charm and all the RH shows!

  • Reply Amanda August 14, 2019 at 6:52 am

    Younger, White Collar, Royal Pains, Suits, Friday Night Lights, Big little lies!!!!

  • Reply Michele August 14, 2019 at 6:53 am

    You totally have to binge Friday Night Lights. I think Andrew would like it too. You will fall in LOVE with it. And also, Connie Britton #hairgoals
    It’s also based on a Texas town, so there ya go!

    • Reply Val August 14, 2019 at 12:48 pm

      My thoughts exactly!! You will LOVE Friday Night Lights. It’s so much more than a show about football. The stories and acting are amazing. I never thought I would be into a show about a football team in Texas but this show was so dang satisfying. Please watch it because I would love to know what you think.

  • Reply Keri August 14, 2019 at 6:53 am

    The Good Witch and Hart of Dixie are both light and have the same small town aspect similar to Gilmore Girls!

  • Reply votemom August 14, 2019 at 6:53 am

    lovely and fun and dear: doc martin

    intense and compelling and addictive: the americans

    p.s. again i implore you – READ THE SECRET GARDEN BY KATE MORTON!

    • Reply Hilary August 14, 2019 at 10:50 am

      My all time favorite bingers are Sccandal, Handmaids Tale, and Schitts Creek. Watch ’em!!

  • Reply Tara August 14, 2019 at 6:53 am

    Younger! I binge watched it while I was on bedrest last summer. There are still new episodes but I think there are 5 or 6 seasons to binge.

  • Reply Anna Kate August 14, 2019 at 6:55 am

    Definitely try Poldark (it’s a BBC/PBS show but it’s on Amazon Prime! It’s so good! And if you haven’t watched Victoria (another British goodie), it’s great, too!

  • Reply Penny August 14, 2019 at 6:57 am

    Friday Night Lights and Big Bang Theory!!!

  • Reply Jenn August 14, 2019 at 6:57 am

    This is a random assortment of ones that have been recommended to me that I love! Poldark (available on Prime), Schitt’s Creek (my husband thought I would hate this but it became one of my favorites-perfect light and funny show!), and I am currently watching Imposters.

  • Reply Crystal Maselli August 14, 2019 at 6:58 am

    100% Friday Night Lights!

  • Reply Kelly B August 14, 2019 at 6:59 am

    Neither of these are light and funny but they are so good. House of Cards and there is a new dearies on HBO called Succession.

  • Reply Kathy August 14, 2019 at 6:59 am

    The most recent show we’ve binge-watched on Netflix was the first 3 seasons of The Last Kingdom. I wasn’t sure about it when my husband recommended we start watching, but I ended up loving it! I still think about it at times and can’t wait for season 4! I think Andrew would really like it too if you decide to watch something together. 😉

  • Reply Haley August 14, 2019 at 7:00 am

    You will LOVE the show White Collar!!!

    • Reply Zoe August 14, 2019 at 7:39 am

      Younger is light and good!
      This Is Us, Stranger Things, and Big Little Lies are all so good

  • Reply Susan August 14, 2019 at 7:00 am

    Call the Midwife is fantastic!

    • Reply Kathy August 14, 2019 at 9:18 am

      I absolutely love this show. You can’t help loving the characters. So heartwarming. Has anyone watched The Durrels of Corfu, also on PBS? Based on a true story. Very funny and quirky family.

  • Reply Becky August 14, 2019 at 7:01 am

    We recently finished Friday Night Lights and loved it! We also have watched a few episodes of Cheers lately. Old, but still funny.

  • Reply Rebecca August 14, 2019 at 7:02 am

    Psych and Monk (both on Prime). They are both similar genre but Psych is the more light hearted one.

  • Reply Rachel August 14, 2019 at 7:03 am

    You should try The Royals next…so good!

  • Reply Sandy Crayton August 14, 2019 at 7:04 am

    Call the Midwife – it’s a must! It’s not a comedy but it’s British and it’s wonderful! The characters are so lovable!!

  • Reply Laura August 14, 2019 at 7:04 am

    If you have hulu, I recommend the grand hotel. Reminds me a little bit of Jane the Virgin.

  • Reply Mel Peters August 14, 2019 at 7:04 am

    Call the Midwife (based on books). On Netflix and so good!

  • Reply rachel August 14, 2019 at 7:05 am

    Damages, BILLIONS, Yellowstone, Big Little Lies, Six Feet Under, Friday NIght Lights.

  • Reply Raquel W August 14, 2019 at 7:06 am

    I just binged Riverdale and it’s amazing!! Like didn’t get anything done for a few weeks amazing! Season 3 gets a little strange but you have to stick it out 🙂 They are currently filming season 4, it is a CW show.

  • Reply vanda August 14, 2019 at 7:06 am

    You MUST watch Dexter!!!!! It is not light and funny, but after declaring Breaking Bad my absolute favorite show of all time, I have now changed my mind to Dexter. I really think you would love it too!

  • Reply Jenny August 14, 2019 at 7:08 am

    The Offspring is an Australian show on Netflix that is a mix between Parenthood and Greys Anatomy and is sooooo good!

    • Reply Lori August 14, 2019 at 8:10 am

      Yes! Offspring!! I still miss that show. Loved it so much.

  • Reply Leisa August 14, 2019 at 7:09 am

    One of our first binge shows, and one of our favorites is Friday Night Lights!

    • Reply Marci August 14, 2019 at 9:16 am

      We are binge watching Brooklyn 99. A comedy along the lines of the office. Based on a group of detectives.

  • Reply Katherine Darlington August 14, 2019 at 7:11 am

    I would recommend Secrets and Lies. There are only 2 seasons and both seasons are different stories but Juliette Lewis is the only character in both seasons. The first season had Ryan Phillipe and the second Michael Ealy and Jordan Brewster I think but both will keep you on the edge of your seat. I think they ran on CBS on Fridays.

  • Reply Mary August 14, 2019 at 7:12 am

    If you haven’t – you definitely need to watch Catastrophe and You’re The Worst. Watching Killing Eve now but it’s a little gruesome.

  • Reply Memorie August 14, 2019 at 7:13 am

    Longmire! SOOOOO good.

  • Reply Sarah Bailey August 14, 2019 at 7:14 am

    Chesapeak Shores on Hallmark is great! I am in the middle of a bing now and I am obsessed!

  • Reply Cara August 14, 2019 at 7:14 am

    Scandal
    Call the Midwife
    When Calls the Heart

  • Reply Melissa August 14, 2019 at 7:14 am

    Do you watch The Good Place?? It’s so good!

  • Reply Dorinda August 14, 2019 at 7:14 am

    Desperate housewives, devious maids, drop dead diva, good behavior (only has 2 seasons but it has Michele Dockery who’s Mary on downtown abbey plays a 180 character and so good) Veronica Mars, and the Mindy project.

  • Reply Sheaffer Sims August 14, 2019 at 7:15 am

    I need to up by binge watching game. The only show I’ve ever binged was Parenthood. I LOVED IT, but it took over my life, so I’ve been hesitant to start another season. I need to pick a show and commit!

  • Reply Danielle August 14, 2019 at 7:19 am

    Jane the Virgin is exactly what you need after Games of Thrones!! The series just finished so you’ll be able to binge the entire thing. Suits is also great!

  • Reply Cindi August 14, 2019 at 7:21 am

    Suits!

  • Reply Natalie August 14, 2019 at 7:21 am

    Hands down Suits, Suits, Suits!

    • Reply Talia August 14, 2019 at 8:28 am

      I agree! Also, Schitt’s Creek – it’s hysterical!

  • Reply Melanie August 14, 2019 at 7:22 am

    I loved binge watching Friday Night Lights!

  • Reply Megan Saville August 14, 2019 at 7:22 am

    Call the Midwife! So good! British, post WW2 era. Love it!

  • Reply Lauren Kelly August 14, 2019 at 7:23 am

    I’m laughing so hard because I’m currently binge watching Grey’s Anatomy and I can’t get enough!!! Haha. To each their own 😜

  • Reply Laurel August 14, 2019 at 7:24 am

    Dead to Me had me hooked this summer! I think it took me two days because I just had to find out what was happening! Also, when Kensington is older (not trying to speed up time), I think you’d both like Jane the Virgin. My mom and I binged it when it won a Golden Globe and then we watched it with fidelity each week.

  • Reply Shannon August 14, 2019 at 7:27 am

    Catastrophe!!

  • Reply Jessica Doyle August 14, 2019 at 7:27 am

    suits & scandal are both great binge shows!

  • Reply Kim Dietrich August 14, 2019 at 7:28 am

    You should watch Call the Midwife!

  • Reply Jenn August 14, 2019 at 7:29 am

    New Girl and How I Met Your Mother! Both hilarious with super sweet story lines. Love them both.

  • Reply Jen August 14, 2019 at 7:30 am

    I’m surprised Entourage isn’t one of those shows that has been brought back, although maybe with the #metoo movement, it wouldn’t translate as well in the present? I am currently binging Big Love on Prime…watched it sporadically when it was on the first time around, but missed a few seasons. I don’t know why, but it just fascinates me! What about Sex and the City? And Friends from College?

  • Reply Julie Toppins August 14, 2019 at 7:30 am

    You must watch Bodyguard, Bloodline, The Innocent Man documentary, and You!

  • Reply Erin Springer August 14, 2019 at 7:31 am

    Call the Midwife!!!!! It’s on Netflix and has 7 seasons. It’s about a group of nurses in East End London in the 1950’s-it’s so so great!!!

  • Reply Lizzie August 14, 2019 at 7:31 am

    Do you watch The great British bake off? I feel like it would be your favourite show of all time? British baking completion, very cute! X

    • Reply Ashley Doroff August 14, 2019 at 9:08 am

      This was going to be my suggestion as well! I wish they had more seasons on Netflix!

  • Reply Cassidy August 14, 2019 at 7:31 am

    JANE THE VIRGIN! Funny and cute!
    Other lighthearted:
    New Girl
    The Good Place
    Schitts Creek
    The Ranch
    Sex Education (fair warning – a little R rated but in humor!)

    Just others:
    How to get away with murder
    You
    Lucifer (a little twist of darkness, think cop drama, and some romance but humorous)
    Shameless

  • Reply Louise August 14, 2019 at 7:31 am

    The Good Place

  • Reply Heather Burkholder August 14, 2019 at 7:32 am

    I will go ahead and jump on the Jane the Virgin bandwagon!! it really is so good, funny, surprising and so much more. there are twists that made my mouth hang open, made me laaaaugh out loud, cry. it’s silly, cheesy at times, but is really good and I am bummed it’s the final season. You will love Jane and the entire love saga. Can’t wait to see how it ends. Enjoy 🙂

  • Reply Jeni August 14, 2019 at 7:32 am

    I tried the first episode of GOT and I just couldn’t. Be brave and watch Handmaids Tale with me. You’ll have to watch multiple episodes of Friends after to get your mind right, sounds totally worth it huh?. Why do I do this to myself??? lol

  • Reply Jen August 14, 2019 at 7:34 am

    Oh yes I forgot! Of course Friday Night Lights! And I forgot about Bodyguard and Jack Ryan…neither one was my usual genre, but I loved them both! Jack Ryan is getting ready to start season 2 soon!

  • Reply Karen August 14, 2019 at 7:34 am

    I’ve tried Friday Night Lights – made it through episode 1. I did get into the Great British Bake-Off though 🙂

  • Reply Danielle August 14, 2019 at 7:35 am

    Workin’ Moms is a Canadian sitcom that Netflix picked up – it currently has the first two seasons. It’s a quick, easy watch and totally relatable (although not exactly PC!). Also Parks & Rec is a must in our house!

  • Reply Naomi August 14, 2019 at 7:35 am

    Hi, if you are a bit of an Anglophile you might enjoy Doc Martin. It’s about a surgeon who used to work in a big hospital in London until he develops a phobia of blood and so takes a job as a doctor in a sleepy fishing village in Cornwall, and how he tries to get used to the quirky community life there. It’s easy and uplifting to watch.

    Also some of the episodic period dramas like the 1995 Pride and Prejudice (6 episodes) or Emma (2009 miniseries on UK Netflix) or The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (3 episodes). The latter is by Anne Brontë and deals with domestic abuse and how the protagonist reconciles this with her Christian faith and marriage vows.

    I’m guessing you might have seen Lost or had that recommended to you, but for binge-worthiness that’s pretty high. MindHunter is about the dawn of criminal psychology and it’s intelligent but quite disturbing too. Lots of talking so you kind of have to concentrate a lot.

    My husband and I have started watching Stranger Things at the moment which we are really enjoying but it’s fantasy and eighties-geek nostalgia so you might be a bit fantasied-out if you’ve just finished Game of Thrones.

    Good luck 🙂

  • Reply Tarah Sanford August 14, 2019 at 7:36 am

    HART OF DIXIE! I should maybe be embarrassed to admit that as a 35 year old woman, I’ve watched this series 4 times. It’s really cute. Also, if you want a light and hilarious 20 minute show, Schitt’s Creek is so funny!

  • Reply jennifer lynn sickle August 14, 2019 at 7:36 am

    I love Victoria!

  • Reply Tiffany August 14, 2019 at 7:38 am

    I think you would love Call the Midwife! I cried during most episodes (usually happy tears, sometimes sad ones). I love the nuns, the families they work with, and they snapshot back in time. Such a sweet show! Jane the Virgin is also fun (but I would rate Call the Midwife much higher).

  • Reply Erica August 14, 2019 at 7:39 am

    PARENTHOOD 🙌🏼 My favorite of all time. Derry Girls is my latest Netflix binge and it is fantastic, hilarious and quick episodes.

  • Reply Natalie Comer August 14, 2019 at 7:40 am

    Hart of Dixie! We just finished it last night! So cute!

  • Reply Amanda Peterson August 14, 2019 at 7:40 am

    Dead to Me and Jane the Virgin!

  • Reply Celia Canning August 14, 2019 at 7:40 am

    My top three favorites binge shows: Downton Abbey, Mad Men, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. I did recently binge Derry Girls on Netflix. Hilarious British/Irish sitcom, but turn on your closed captioning until you get used to the accents. They are intense!

  • Reply Kristen August 14, 2019 at 7:41 am

    Shooter (Netflix) Ryan Philippe is so good in it, Army Wives, Designated Survivor, and Hart of Dixie are all so good!

  • Reply Rachel August 14, 2019 at 7:42 am

    Gilmore Girls is my #1 that I have binge watched many times and will continue to do so! The Office is also another binge worthy show that I can’t stop re-watching! If you want something new, give Stranger Things a try! My aunt is family friends with Joe Kerry (Steve in the show) and she says he is the sweetest, most down-to-earth guy 🙂 Please report back about what you watch because I need some new ideas too!

  • Reply Heather August 14, 2019 at 7:43 am

    Parks & Rec! Great 30 min comedy and lots of seasons to watch. Psych is a great one too!!

  • Reply Tracy August 14, 2019 at 7:45 am

    You MUST watch Schitt’s Creek. Hilarious! I just finished the 4th season yesterday and I’m so sad. LOL! It might take a couple of episodes to get hooked but stick with it. 🙂

  • Reply Sarah August 14, 2019 at 7:46 am

    Schitt’s Creek is one of the funniest shows I’ve ever watched! You must add it to your list!
    Friday Night Lights is at the top of my all-time favorite list. I legit cried when it ended.
    Vampire Diaries (VD)
    Call the Midwife
    VD is not light, but it is intriguing and really well written. It’s a little graphic at times, but the suspense is really good. There’s lots of romance to keep it juicy. My husband and I watched it together.
    For reality, check out Southern Charm

  • Reply Debbie August 14, 2019 at 7:46 am

    Love you, Shay, but it has got to be Outlander. Watch the first three episodes, then decide.

  • Reply Kathy August 14, 2019 at 7:46 am

    Definitely watch “Dead to Me” Every episode gets better and better! I even got my husband to watch it who thought it was a bit “chickish” but ended up really liking it, and they are shooting a second season! Can’t recommend it enough, and I have loved everything on your binge list and NEVER got into Game of Thrones!! We are patiently waiting for Ozark to come back on. Last, if you loved Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul is great too! Love your Blog so much😊

  • Reply Jessica Berry August 14, 2019 at 7:47 am

    Hart Of Dixie!!!! I love my Britbox and Acorn Subscriptions. On Britbox I am watching Escape to the Country and on Acorn I am watching Midsomer Murders.

  • Reply Danna August 14, 2019 at 7:47 am

    When Calls the Heart on Hallmark Channel! So light and sweet! Yes, Lori Laughlin is one of the main characters and I am disappointed in her but the show is good. Outlander! You have to stick with the first season..you will be hooked! I used to love scary shows but can’t anymore after having kids but my college age daughter talked me into watching The Haunting on Hill House…its good, scary and kept me wanting to watch one episode after the other…with the lights on of course!

  • Reply Bryana August 14, 2019 at 7:47 am

    Big Little Lies is a must.. you will be hooked. Friday Night Lights is also a CLASSIC esp. since you live in Texas!

  • Reply Sarah August 14, 2019 at 7:49 am

    If you liked Downton, then you’ll also like Poldark on Prime TV. They are still showing the fifth season on BBC One, so you can only watch seasons 1-4, but I blasted through them in less than three weeks. I wouldn’t necessarily call it all light, since it’s another period drama, but I loved it.

  • Reply Megan August 14, 2019 at 7:51 am

    Designated Survivor! SOOOO good!!

  • Reply Melissa Boatman August 14, 2019 at 7:53 am

    The Handmaids Tale! So completely messed up and can not be on when your kids are around but trust me, you will be hooked!

  • Reply Elisabeth Hogue August 14, 2019 at 7:54 am

    Suits! Hands down, my favorite show ever!!!

  • Reply April August 14, 2019 at 7:55 am

    Schitt’s Creek is hilarious! My husband and I love this show.

  • Reply Connie B. August 14, 2019 at 7:57 am

    JAG! David James Elliott-enough said!

  • Reply Brandi August 14, 2019 at 8:00 am

    Parks & Rec!!

  • Reply Alaina August 14, 2019 at 8:01 am

    Big Little Lies, Dead to Me, Scandal, and Suits. Big little lies will have you on the edge of your seat!

  • Reply Kimberly August 14, 2019 at 8:03 am

    Some others to add to the list:

    Great British Bake-Off– by far one of my favorite shows (Netflix)
    Schitt’s Creek– you have to let this grow on you, and then it’s the funniest thing (Netflix)
    Broadchurch– love my British crime shows (Netflix)
    The Fall (Netflix)
    ER– so many seasons, fun to watch cast members that have become big stars (Hulu)

  • Reply Ashleigh August 14, 2019 at 8:04 am

    I loved Friday Night Lights!

  • Reply Susie M. August 14, 2019 at 8:10 am

    Big Little Lies – but read the book first because it’s awesome, This is Us, Stranger Things – gave me a nightmare but great show, and Mindhunter – after a lighter show has a turn!

  • Reply Allison August 14, 2019 at 8:10 am

    Offspring is so good! Rake is good too. Both are Australian.

  • Reply Kalynn August 14, 2019 at 8:11 am

    If you liked Parenthood, I think you would like Brother and Sisters.

    Also, New Girl, Modern Family, Big Bang Theory, Dead to Me, Life in Pieces.

    One I haven’t seen suggested that I think you would like due to your love of travel: The Amazing Race!!

  • Reply Abby August 14, 2019 at 8:11 am

    So many great ones on your list. We just finished Season 1 of Jack Ryan, and it was great. I’ve also recently binged Bodyguard, New Girl, and our family has been watching The Goldbergs this summer, and it’s hilarious!

  • Reply Kady Roberts August 14, 2019 at 8:13 am

    Designated Survivor
    Broad church
    Brothers & Sisters
    Jack Ryan

  • Reply Briana August 14, 2019 at 8:13 am

    Suits is definitely my top pick. I also enjoyed Orange is the New Black but it’s definitely not something you want to watch with kids around.

  • Reply Megan August 14, 2019 at 8:17 am

    Working Moms!!! (Netflix – takes place in Canada) or the Let Down (similar show on netflix… takes place in Australia) both have two seasons. The humor is dark in both though, but I think it’s a great show to make you LOL at the end of the day.

    Along the same twisted vibe…The Handmaids Tale. I can’t remember if you’ve recommended this book, but I actually think the show is better? But it makes you SO ANGRY! Lol. So maybe not a light watch… with three seasons though, it’s a good/ interesting (although horrifying) watch!

    In the Dark (Netflix, but I think it’s on the CW) is a light/ easy watch with enough drama to keep it interesting.

    Gilmore Girls – siiiigh. I loved it so much. Thanks for posting!

  • Reply Erica Mueller August 14, 2019 at 8:17 am

    We really like “A Million Little Things”–its got plenty of humor as well as some deep and darker moments. Season two starts soon! My sister and parents both swear that “Yellowstone” is good but I haven’t seen it yet.

  • Reply Kelsey August 14, 2019 at 8:17 am

    Blacklist!
    Orange is the New Black
    Shameless (ABSOLUTELY Rated R but SUCH a good run if you watch it all the way through!)
    Jane the Virgin was funny and lighthearted…
    Baby Daddy
    Melissa & Joey!

  • Reply Gillian August 14, 2019 at 8:20 am

    I LOVE Gilmore Girls! My better half and I just binged Brooklyn 99 and now we’re finally watching The Office. I don’t know what took us so long because it’s fantastic. Brooklyn 99 is the BEST comedy we’ve ever watched; easy to keep up with and the characters are so loveable. I feel like you’d just love Gina!!

    – Gillian x
    http://www.gillianfinn.com

  • Reply Meagan Ruse August 14, 2019 at 8:20 am

    You know…Andrew and Tim love Last Chance U and I just started season 1 and I love it! The stories behind the players suck you in.

    Mindhunter…can’t remember if you watched that

  • Reply Erin H August 14, 2019 at 8:23 am

    Heart of Dixie and Jane the Virgin are great bingeing shows. Jane the Virgin just ended and I think the newest season might already be on Netflix. I watched them live-ish.. I tended to stock pile 4 or 5 and watch all at once. ha!

  • Reply Tiffanie August 14, 2019 at 8:23 am

    Loved Victoria on PBS.

    • Reply Vy Garcia August 14, 2019 at 8:37 am

      This is such a good show!!!

  • Reply Donna August 14, 2019 at 8:24 am

    So surprised no on has mentioned Bosch on amazon prime, excellent. It’s based on Michael Connelly s books. Only 1 mention of Blue Bloods, 1 of the best CBS shows. If Heartland is still on Netflix, GREAT family show

  • Reply Erin H August 14, 2019 at 8:25 am

    Oh! And Schitt’s Creek. 1/2 hour shows so super quick to get thru. It’s one of my favorites!

  • Reply Carol August 14, 2019 at 8:25 am

    Do you ever listen to audiobooks while you’re working or driving? The Outlander books are LONG, but I listened to all of them on my commute. Maybe it’s because I loved the books, but I LOVE the Outlander series! You should really give it one more try!

  • Reply Jessica August 14, 2019 at 8:28 am

    You neeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeed to watch GOOD GIRLS! It’s the perfect show for you I guarantee you’ll love it. There have been 2 seasons so far, 3rd comes out spring 2020. I know the first season is on Netflix not sure about the second but you could probably watch on the NBC website.

  • Reply Coty August 14, 2019 at 8:28 am

    Girl! The Blacklist is everything… A MUST!

  • Reply Casey August 14, 2019 at 8:30 am

    I’ve loved The Mindy Project, Dead To Me, Fleabag, Happy Endings, & Big Little Lies (not light, but so good). Good news is all of these shows are relatively short binges.

  • Reply Taylor August 14, 2019 at 8:30 am

    Big Little Lies, Dead to Me, & This is Us!

  • Reply Corrinne August 14, 2019 at 8:32 am

    I’m currently watching Cheers on Netflix–it’s an oldie but a goodie. If you liked Frasier, you’ll also love Cheers.

  • Reply Melissa August 14, 2019 at 8:32 am

    The Crown and Call the Midwife are both excellent. Especially since you love all things British. The Mindy Project is great for something light and funny. And definitely try Blue Bloods. I’ve been watching it all along on TV, but recently my husband got interested in it, so we’ve been binge watching on Netflix from the beginning. Tom Selleck and Donnie Wahlberg are fantastic!! Andrew would probably like it too.

  • Reply Beth Valenta August 14, 2019 at 8:33 am

    Scandal and I just binged Dead to Me! I love Christina Applegate!

    • Reply Laura August 15, 2019 at 5:47 am

      Call the midwife and Mad Men are both excellent! Period pieces with great stories, like good books made into shows. A light and funny Rex would
      be Parks and Rec. After reading the other comments I feel like I need to watch Jane!

  • Reply Allyson August 14, 2019 at 8:33 am

    Hart of Dixie (Netflix), New Girl, White Collar (Amazon Prime)

  • Reply Suzy August 14, 2019 at 8:34 am

    I just got through binge watching heart of Dixie on Netflix and thought it was cute!!

  • Reply Kerri Soto August 14, 2019 at 8:35 am

    Just started Schetts Creek and it’s laugh out loud funny!

  • Reply Vy Garcia August 14, 2019 at 8:36 am

    Lucifer
    Schitt’s Creek
    Super Store
    Brooklyn 99
    New Girl

  • Reply Jamie August 14, 2019 at 8:37 am

    Watch Justified on Amazon Prime and The Black List on Netflix (it still has new seasons coming out), both of these my husband and I watch together! For the girlie, light hearted show, watch Heartland or Hart of Dixie!!

  • Reply Lisa August 14, 2019 at 8:38 am

    Jane the virgin totally! The Middle, if you’ve never watched it, it’s so funny and good!

  • Reply Michelle August 14, 2019 at 8:38 am

    Imposters and How I Met Your Mother. But fun, quirky, and laugh out loud funny. Both on Nexflix. All my other faves have already been mentioned or you’ve watched them.

  • Reply Michelle August 14, 2019 at 8:39 am

    The Newsroom is by far the smartest show I’ve ever watched. I laughed. I cried. It was great.

    As far as light easy shows: Parks and Rec, Jane the Virgin, Hart of Dixie, and UNReal-this one I loved Season 1, but wasn’t super sucked in to Season 2

  • Reply Nicole August 14, 2019 at 8:39 am

    I loved The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Gilmore Girls, BROADCHURCH! My husband and I watch Yellowstone on Paramount.

  • Reply Celeste August 14, 2019 at 8:40 am

    Imposters is great –
    Catastrophe
    Undercover

  • Reply Michelle P. August 14, 2019 at 8:41 am

    The Goldberg’s! I seriously laugh out loud at every episode. So good!

    • Reply SS August 14, 2019 at 10:27 pm

      Yes Goldbergs! Totally 80s!!!! If you grew up at all in the 80s you will shake your head & say you I remember that!

  • Reply Brooke Shearer August 14, 2019 at 8:41 am

    Hart of Dixie and New Girl! Both are in Netflix and definitely binge worthy!

  • Reply Susan S. August 14, 2019 at 8:45 am

    Ok, I have no light and funny. But….. Yellowstone has sucked me in. Pretty dark, but second season lightens up somewhat. Jack Ryan is really good and new season should be out soon. Loved Stranger Things as well. Blue Bloods is a really good show and very clean.

  • Reply Robin August 14, 2019 at 8:48 am

    Call the Midwife
    Victoria
    Last Man Standing
    The Middle
    Heartland
    Poldark

  • Reply Lisa August 14, 2019 at 8:48 am

    When I’m in between shows I always go back to watching Seinfeld from the beginning!

  • Reply Sophia August 14, 2019 at 8:49 am

    You have to have to have watch Hart of Dixie, the New Girl, and Schitt’s Creek!! All so good and all happy shows that will make you smile and laugh!

  • Reply Alex Yeager August 14, 2019 at 8:50 am

    Shay I can’t believe you haven’t watched Revenge!!!! It’s the best ever!! You HAVE TO!

  • Reply WhittyWife August 14, 2019 at 8:51 am

    How has a Texas girl like you not watched Friday Night Lights?! Haha. For light-hearted shows, I adored Hart of Dixie, and I’m currently binging and loving Desperate Housewives (not as cheesy as it sounds). Younger is hilarious and fun! Criminal Minds and the original CSI Las Vegas are oldies but such good suspense shows. The Handmaids Tale pulls you right in (but definitely don’t have your sweet kiddos around – it’s an adult show). My hubby and I have also enjoyed binging Suits together – that might be something you and Andrew both like?!

  • Reply Alicia August 14, 2019 at 8:52 am

    Please tell me you have watched Friday Night Lights?! You would love it! Love getting all these ideas, thanks 🙂

  • Reply Julie August 14, 2019 at 8:52 am

    I definitely agree with Friday Night Lights, one of my favorite ever shows and it’s Texas and football! Also VEEP is truly hysterical. Love Julia Louis! I’m the only person in the world that’s couldn’t get into the Wire, but I know most people love it.

  • Reply Jill August 14, 2019 at 8:54 am

    Southern Charm, Stranger Things, and This is Us!

  • Reply Kristyn August 14, 2019 at 8:54 am

    My favorite topic, tv! Definitely Jane the Virgin (one of my all-time favorites). Also, Dead to Me (only one season and super fast to watch while staring at James Marsden). Workin’ Moms (Season 2 just came out) is good too.

  • Reply Christina August 14, 2019 at 8:59 am

    Parks & Rec, Hart of Dixie, Schitt’s Creek!

  • Reply Sonia August 14, 2019 at 8:59 am

    Jane the Virgin just ended is on Netflix and is 100% bingeworthy. I watched it week by week, but my brother-in-law is watching it now and he is loving it. It’s just SUCH a good show. Also, THE GOOD PLACE. It’s had 3 seasons come out so far and this upcoming season is the last one. We ended up watching the entire 3 seasons in about 3-4 days because they were 30 minute shows. I remember Erica mentioning that she was watching Drop Dead Diva at one point and so that got me binge watching it, and I liked it!

  • Reply Jacksy Walker August 14, 2019 at 9:02 am

    Yellowstone and Godless!!

  • Reply Kelly Buffington August 14, 2019 at 9:03 am

    There are shows my husband and sons watch (Sherlock), shows I watch (Call the Midwife, Grey’s, Madame Sec, etc.) but when my husband and I want to watch something together it’s Parks and Rec ftw:). You need to watch the first season to figure out the characters but after the second season, it really shines! Coming back when I have more to time to read the replies, always looking for a good “next” show. Thanks, Shay!

    • Reply Laura August 14, 2019 at 2:01 pm

      Definitely Jane the Virgin! And The Good Place. Both light hearted and funny. But youneed to add The Handmaid’s Tale to your list to watch when ready for not lighthearted again. It’s on Hulu. Sooo good!!

  • Reply Jelena August 14, 2019 at 9:09 am

    The Americans! Russian spies living in America as Americans during the 80’s. It’s up there with Homeland and Breaking Bad for me.

  • Reply Melissa August 14, 2019 at 9:10 am

    I love Victoria (PBS Masterpiece). Just as pretty as the Crown and so interesting how both queens faced similar problems 100 years apart. I think there are only 3 seasons. I’ve learned a ton too!

  • Reply Kristin August 14, 2019 at 9:12 am

    Younger, Fleabag, Killing Eve, Victoria (I actually enjoy it more than The Crown!), Schitt’s Creek, Hanna, Jack Ryan, The Bodyguard, The Boys…so many great options!

  • Reply Dawn Engle August 14, 2019 at 9:13 am

    Must watch – Dead to Me on Netflix (quick binge only 1 season so far), Catastrophe (Prime – another quick binge – only 3 seasons total) and I’m Sorry (not sure which platform it is on) All are very funny!! And only 30 minutes.

  • Reply Lizzie August 14, 2019 at 9:16 am

    On regular TV I could watch Andy Griffith and Raymond every day—and The Partridge Family. Did I really admit that out loud? LOL Waiting for all my shows to start in the Fall: Blacklist, Greys, HTGAWM, Million Little Things, DWTS, Big Little Lies, Designated Survivor. Love, love, love Yellowstone!!! Wish there were more episodes. Bring on season 3!
    On Netflix/Hulu/Amazon I have loved Ozark, Dead to Me, Mrs. Maisel, The Staircase, The Keepers, The Highway Men, You, just to name a few. 🙂 I wish Netflix would add 24 and Sisters with Sela Ward. Remember that one?

  • Reply Karol S. August 14, 2019 at 9:19 am

    Umbrella Academy, Dead To Me, and it’s not light but I just binged Glitch. I literally couldn’t stop watching it!

  • Reply Kayla A Bruce August 14, 2019 at 9:19 am

    New Girl and Parks & Rec are both so great– quick, funny, and likeable. I’d say they both pick up quite a bit after the first season.

  • Reply Jordan B August 14, 2019 at 9:25 am

    Jane the Virgin, Big Little Lies, Designated Survivor!

  • Reply Gardner Story August 14, 2019 at 9:29 am

    So I replied on other people’s comments, but I realized I just need to comment here. You must watch Jane the Virgin! SO lighthearted and funny, but also mysterious. SO good. Parks and Rec! Season 1 is so slow, but the character development is amazing and it’s the kind of show I want to watch when I’ve had a bad/long day. Lastly, The Great British Baking Show! My husband and I love watching this show in the fall/winter months because it screams cozy and is just so delightful. 🙂

  • Reply Kacy August 14, 2019 at 9:35 am

    New Girl- 100x over. I love every character on this show, it’s light and hilarious and easy. I still can’t get over the fact that you’ve watched all of Game of Thrones on your phone. haha! Not the way it should be watched! It’s honestly probably part of the reason why you’re not loving it! I feel like so much happens where you need to see the full picture on a big screen!
    Also, Parks and Rec. The first season they really made the characters stick to a script and then realized that it wasn’t working, so from season 2 on it’s WAY more improve and it’s so much better. So get past season 1 and you’ll be forever obsessed. Trust me.
    Big Little Lies on HBO is a great one, but I think you may have to focus more on it. Divorce on HBO with Sarah Jessica Parker is another good one!

  • Reply Michele August 14, 2019 at 9:37 am

    Oh man! Such a good list!!!
    I would add Suits!
    Jane the Virgin and Schitts Creek are also musts!

    Also, just watched the MOVIE “The woman in gold” and loved it!

  • Reply Paige C August 14, 2019 at 9:37 am

    Parks & Rec! You can even skip season 1 and go right to season 2 (they did a reboot, so all the things changed at season 2). We watch it non-stop at our house.

    Friday Night Lights (Tim Riggins has my heart)
    The West Wing (not light and humorous, but SOOOOOO riveting)
    E.R. (talk about a binge–there are more than 300 episodes!)

    • Reply Kelly Buffington August 14, 2019 at 4:32 pm

      I loved ER! Where do you watch it?

  • Reply Neeley August 14, 2019 at 9:38 am

    Hart of Dixie, Suits, New Girl, Chuck, White Collar, Young and Hungry, Psych are just a few of my favorites!

  • Reply Tricia August 14, 2019 at 9:43 am

    YELLOWSTONE!!! (not light and funny, but soooooo good!!!)
    Friday Night Lights
    Hart of Dixie
    Bloodline
    Brothers and Sisters

  • Reply Jennifer August 14, 2019 at 9:46 am

    Parks & Rec
    Schitt’s Creek
    ER
    Brothers & Sisters
    Friday Night Lights
    Beverly Hills 90210
    Suits
    White Collar

  • Reply Molly Frank August 14, 2019 at 9:55 am

    Handmaid’s Tale. I watched the first two seasons in a week.

  • Reply Kelly Sites August 14, 2019 at 9:59 am

    You MUST binge DEAD TO ME…..it’s so so so good. And Big Little Lies.

  • Reply Melissa August 14, 2019 at 10:01 am

    New Girl, Jane the Virgin, Parks & Rec, White Collar, and Scandal are the BEST.

  • Reply Jessica Givens August 14, 2019 at 10:01 am

    Hart of Dixie, Big Little Lies, Scandal, Dead to Me, Stranger Things and Riverdale. Just a few of my favs!

  • Reply Kelly Lane Nation August 14, 2019 at 10:04 am

    Workin Moms (a bit risque), Dead to Me, The Good Fight (only on CBS all access but just as good as The Good Wife), I also enjoyed the mini-series remake of Four Weddings and a Funeral…

  • Reply AMANDA COFFMAN August 14, 2019 at 10:15 am

    Holy cow… so many comments already, but here is my recs: Big Little Lies (HBO) it is based of the novel by Liane Moriarty – sooooooo good! Younger (TV Land) about a divorced mom who wants to work in publishing in NYC and lies about her age. Love this one! The OC total oldie but such a goodie! My husband and I binged All American on Netflix – loved it, about a football family in Cali.

  • Reply Meghan August 14, 2019 at 10:17 am

    These are some of our top favorites!!
    Queer Eye (Netflix)
    The 100 (Netflix)
    Stranger Things (Netflix)
    Hart of Dixie (Netflix)
    The Great British Baking Show (Netflix)
    Royal Pains (Netflix)
    Vampire Diaries (Netflix)
    Elementary (Hulu)
    Seal Team (Hulu – this show is my absolute favorite and so well written)

  • Reply April August 14, 2019 at 10:18 am

    Hart of Dixie, Nashville, Blacklist, Blindspot, White Collar, Poldark & When Calls the Heart!

  • Reply Alyssa Daniels August 14, 2019 at 10:23 am

    Newsroom, Yellowstone, and Designated Survivor!

  • Reply Amy J August 14, 2019 at 10:25 am

    Suits (you and andrew both would enjoy)
    Heartland (great family show)
    Jack Ryan (you and andrew both would enjoy especially if you like Homeland)

  • Reply anthony and mary mathews August 14, 2019 at 10:36 am

    i would suggest getting the Acorntv channel before britbox. you will get more shows to watch. best $4.99 a month my husband and i have ever paid!!!!!! love al the wonderful british shows!!!!

  • Reply Kim Sa August 14, 2019 at 10:37 am

    Good Witch and How I Met Your Mother

  • Reply Colleen August 14, 2019 at 10:41 am

    Friday Night Lights, Parks & Rec, Schitt’s Creek, and Catastrophe are all really great and my husband and I watched them all together. The last 3 are quick 20-30 minute shows so would be great for laundry/chores.

  • Reply Ashlan Z August 14, 2019 at 10:45 am

    This is Us- it has become my absolute favorite show. The characters and storyline give you all the feels, it’s become quite an obsession with my group of friends. Plus, adoption plays a special role in the show which hits home for so many of us. Check it out if you haven’t, Shay!

  • Reply janie Reinert August 14, 2019 at 10:46 am

    Since we both have a love for London “Call the Midwife” is a must ! Also TV : “Million Little Things”…I’m hooked Season 3 starts 9/26th !

  • Reply Mother of 3 August 14, 2019 at 10:49 am

    I could not get into Game of Thrones at all; I know quite a bit about it since my husband watched the WHOLE thing an usually in our bedroom since it was not at all appropriate for the kids but from the few glimpses I did see I just knew it was not my thing. I’ve heard good things about Outlander and we might try that but we have one episode left of Breaking Bad and then we want to give Better Call Saul a try since we are just loving his character on BB.

  • Reply Kelly M August 14, 2019 at 10:51 am

    I completely agree with the ladies suggesting to read Outlander. It’s one of those books that I love so much I’m jealous when someone is starting it for their first time. Does that make sense? I literally hid the book in files at work (I was an intern) so I could keep reading during the day. SO good.

    Also, Younger! I was so surprised by this show! I have watched every single show you’ve watched and also felt bored by G.O.T. in the middle seasons. So I think we might line up on viewing preferences! 🙂 Also, Friday Night Lights. It’s in my top 5.

  • Reply Katie M Stuen August 14, 2019 at 10:51 am

    I highly recommend Dead to Me on Netflix, Working Moms on Netflix, Desperate Housewives on Hulu, This is Us and A Million Little Things on Hulu.

  • Reply Katy August 14, 2019 at 10:52 am

    Call the Midwife
    Ms Fisher’s Murder Mysteries (it’s like Downton Abbey crossed with Murder She wrote – set in Australia in the 20s. AMAZING costumes!)
    Ms Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries
    Another vote for Outlander BUT I had to watch it with the captions on – there is so much Gaelic that I couldn’t catch all of it just watching it. So at that point it is more like reading – ha ha ha!

    So many good options in the comments!

  • Reply leigh August 14, 2019 at 10:57 am

    Younger on Hulu it is a TV land series
    Big Little Lies –

  • Reply Savannah Romero August 14, 2019 at 11:21 am

    I’ve watched several of the shows you mentioned and love all of them. They would be top contenders on my list had you not mentioned them, so here’s some that I love that weren’t on your list:
    Hart of Dixie, Revenge, Army Wives, Scandal, Quantico, How To Get Away With Murder, Bones, Stranger Things, Once Upon A Time, Royal Pains, & Designated Survivor are some of my favorite shows to binge watch and even re-binge watch. I’m the same way and need something on while doing those menial tasks.

  • Reply Kelli August 14, 2019 at 11:25 am

    Hart of Dixie
    Jane The Virgin
    Suits
    Drop Dead Diva
    The Mindy Project
    You could go back in time and watch 7th Heaven! 😂😂😂

  • Reply Rachel Embery August 14, 2019 at 11:32 am

    Killing Eve…..love it.

  • Reply Elizabeth August 14, 2019 at 11:33 am

    It’s okay, I didn’t really like Outlander either, I found the main character annoying. But I definitely recommend Criminal Minds, or Sherlock.

  • Reply Kimberly August 14, 2019 at 11:38 am

    SCANDAL

  • Reply Misty August 14, 2019 at 11:41 am

    There are so many…I am a binger when I am doing other tasks as well. Out of your top 5, we share 4 as being my top 5….I loved a few that have been mentioned above and some that haven’t, Quantico, Designated Survivor (24 was my first binge show as well), Hart of Dixie, White Collar, Suits, Psych, Shooter, Criminal Minds….the list goes on and on, so many good ones.

  • Reply Lindsay @ Lindsay's Sweet World August 14, 2019 at 11:49 am

    Okay, if you haven’t watched The Handmaid’s Tale, drop everything you’re doing and watch NOW. It is fan-freaking-tastic. Like one of the best shows I’ve ever seen. You won’t be able to stop. After you’re done with that you’ll need something lighter, and I highly recommend Friday Night Lights if you haven’t already. It’s great!!

  • Reply Brittany August 14, 2019 at 11:57 am

    I’m loving Yellowstone (on Paramount). Good Girls on Netflix. Bosch on prime.

  • Reply Carole August 14, 2019 at 12:09 pm

    Big Bang Theory!!

  • Reply Chelsey Fernandez August 14, 2019 at 12:19 pm

    Hart of Dixie, Younger, The Bold Type, and Parks and Rec are all great light and fun shows to binge if you haven’t already! I also started watching the original Beverly Hills 90210 (it’s on HULU) and it’s been fun and nostalgic!

  • Reply mary August 14, 2019 at 12:23 pm

    i refuse to watch Game of Thrones, but I am obsessed with Outlander. Just gonna leave it right there. Best show hands down 🙂

  • Reply Amanda August 14, 2019 at 12:25 pm

    The mindy project and this is us. You might like suits. I found it repetitive after awhile

  • Reply Deanna Fennekohl August 14, 2019 at 12:30 pm

    Hart of Dixie on Hulu is a MUST! The perfect light hearted show that is “easy” to watch!

  • Reply Mary August 14, 2019 at 12:40 pm

    Totally forgot…. since you love romantic comedies…. Four Weddings and a Funeral on HULU. New tv show created by Mindy Kaling, not the same as the movie but a lot of romantic comedy references. You will love it.

  • Reply Heather O. August 14, 2019 at 12:40 pm

    Forgive me if they’ve already been suggested, but if you liked The Office you should watch Brooklyn Nine Nine, Parks & Rec (although, like The Office, the first season is rough) or The Good Place (there’s 3 seasons currently out and it comes back this fall).

  • Reply Kim August 14, 2019 at 12:41 pm

    Friends is always, binge watch worthy, no matter how many times you’ve seen it! I just binged watched the whole series again! Never gets old!

  • Reply Michelle Pater August 14, 2019 at 12:46 pm

    Stranger Things on Netflix! Not necessarily light-hearted but it’s a fun “thriller”. The characters are a group of kids, and the story is set in the 80s so there’s alot of 80s pop culture references!

  • Reply Erin August 14, 2019 at 12:48 pm

    Call the Midwife or Grantchester…..basically anything in PBS. Call the Midwife is one of my favorite shows ever (and I’ve watched most of what you’ve binged). The first season or two were based on the stories of a real midwife in London’s East End In the 50’s, and now they have started writing more fictional stuff, but keeping it historically accurate and moving along in history. It is SO great.

  • Reply Alaina Morgan August 14, 2019 at 12:57 pm

    Younger and your dead to me!

  • Reply Kendal Voelker August 14, 2019 at 1:06 pm

    There are so many great suggestions, you’ll be set for awhile! These are some of my favorite that I think you would like!! 🙂

    Hart of Dixie
    Dead to Me
    Big Little Lies (THE BESTTT!)
    The Good Place
    Imposters
    The Carrie Diaries
    You
    Bloodline

  • Reply Jamie Rieger August 14, 2019 at 1:10 pm

    You know they came out with a spin off of The Good Wife called The Good Fight. Diane is on it and Luca Quinn and Eli Golds daughther Marissa and a new character played by a character from GOT. It is so good and a lot of the old clients come on (Lemond Bishop and Colin Sweeny), and lawyers (like Elsbeth!). As a fellow Good Wife lover, I highly recommenced.

  • Reply Stefany August 14, 2019 at 1:15 pm

    Yellowstone-with Kevin Costner 2nd season just came out.

    Peaky Blinders

    Jack Ryan

    The Royals

    So many great shows to binge…We rarely watch regular TV anymore.

  • Reply Melanie August 14, 2019 at 1:19 pm

    I recently watched the first season of Good Girls. It was pretty good. It kind of has a Breaking Bad vibe. Only Season 1 is on Netflix. I hope they put season 2 on there soon. Many people have mentioned Hart of Dixie to you…..one of my favorites.

  • Reply Ellie Stefanic August 14, 2019 at 1:21 pm

    Dead to Me was great, dark and twisty, but great. It’s a Netflix original so short episodes and only one season at the moment (I’m pretty sure season two is coming this fall).

    Workin’ Moms is hilarious but also it’s super R (language, nudity, etc…).

    If you are a Fixer Upper fan…it’s on Netflix too (my 5 year old loves to watch it with me). I like to have it on while I’m cleaning up the kitchen and making lunches. Netflix also has some cute baking shows and I think 3 seasons of “Nailed It” which is hilarious.

    Have you and the kids watched Alexa and Katie yet? I believe only 3 seasons at the moment (Netflix original too so short seasons) – it’s a cute story about a high school freshman who is kicking cancer’s butt and all the shenanigans her and her bestie get into. Tiffani Thiessen is the mom!

  • Reply Hannah August 14, 2019 at 1:32 pm

    A million little things! I think it’s on hulu but it reminds me of parenthood which I loved so much

  • Reply Janette August 14, 2019 at 1:33 pm

    My husband and I binged together Entourage and Friday Night Lights. Both are awesome and still probably my two favorite shows I’ve ever binged.

  • Reply Erin August 14, 2019 at 1:50 pm

    Totally agree with Hart of Dixie (LOVE LOVE LOVE that show) & Friday Night Lights!!

  • Reply Val August 14, 2019 at 2:01 pm

    You would LOVVVEEE Hart of Dixie!! It’s on Netflix!

  • Reply Marie D. August 14, 2019 at 2:09 pm

    Dead to Me
    You
    (Both on Netflix)
    My husband and I just started watching Bloodline

  • Reply Kelsee August 14, 2019 at 2:15 pm

    You totally watch Younger. Its on TVLand but all the seasons (except the current) are on Hulu. It is so cute and fun and easy to binge. My fiance and I also just finished binging The Expanse on Prime. Surprisingly I really liked it, even though I was trying to figure out what was happening all the time haha

  • Reply Katelyn August 14, 2019 at 2:29 pm

    How To Get Away with Murder, This Is Us, Hart of Dixie and you would love Reba, an oldie but a goodie!

  • Reply Nicole August 14, 2019 at 2:32 pm

    I’d recommend Younger – quick episodes! and also Friday Night Lights – go #33 😉

  • Reply Mary Jane McNeill August 14, 2019 at 2:36 pm

    I cannot believe no one has mentioned Justified! He is a long, tall drink of water!!

    And one more vote for P O L D A R K !!!! (My two man-crushes right there!!)

  • Reply Kelli Black August 14, 2019 at 2:37 pm

    We basically have the same exact taste apparently in shows! Gilmore Girls and Downton Abbey are in my top 3 as well!! So I just know you’d love When Calls The Heart! It’s on Hallmark. Your welcome ☺️.

  • Reply Kamila August 14, 2019 at 3:15 pm

    Oh I love this topic! You should check out Girlfriends Guide to Divorce, love the cast and humor.
    Some other favorite are:
    Sons of Anarchy (Heavy)
    Handmaids Tale (Heavy)
    Shameless (Light and ridiculous)
    Designated Survivor (Political drama but easy to follow)
    Big Little Lies (You’ve probably read the book)

  • Reply Madeline August 14, 2019 at 3:18 pm

    Two spins offs that are still currently airing and really good – The Good Fight & Better Call Saul. Shows that have completed – 24, Friday Night Lights, Prison Break, The Americans, Brothers and Sisters. Currently airing and heavy – Handmaid’s Tale. Currently airing and light – Younger, Kim’s Convenience. Also currently airing – Billions (get past the first scene and the show is good), Shameless (it’s a bit crass in the earlier seasons but the show and characters are well written). Suits was good in the earlier seasons but it’s become a bit formulaic. Burn Notice didn’t get much publicity but it was a USA Show so it’s lighthearted and funny.

  • Reply Stacy August 14, 2019 at 3:20 pm

    Suits!!! So good!!

  • Reply Becky August 14, 2019 at 3:27 pm

    Eli Stone if you can find it. I also loved Reign (about Mary Queen of Scots), Suits, This is Us and A Million Little Things.

  • Reply Sara S. August 14, 2019 at 3:31 pm

    My go-to is Gilmore Girls—over, and over, and over again! (I even watched it while I was in labor this past March…AND delivery!) It’s such a fun (and funny), smart, easy, happy show to watch, one you do not have to pay attention to!

    More you should binge:
    Yellowstone!!!
    Big Little Lies
    Hart of Dixie
    Friday Night Lights
    Brothers and Sisters

  • Reply Christy August 14, 2019 at 3:40 pm

    If you liked Downton, then try Poldark. It’s just about to finish in regular production so you could binge.

  • Reply Meredith August 14, 2019 at 3:54 pm

    Army Wives!!!!!!!!! Free on the watch ABC app!

    • Reply jamie August 15, 2019 at 12:52 pm

      ohhhhh ARMY WIVES! that was SO FANTASTIC. reading all these ideas is giving me all the feels thinking back to some really great shows.

  • Reply Jill Connors August 14, 2019 at 3:56 pm

    my husband and I are binge watching Blue Bloods…we are on season 4 out of 7. We love it! also we watched Jack Ryan on Amazon Prime and LOVED IT! We watched all 8 episodes in a weekend! 🙂 thanks for the other ideas!

  • Reply Kim August 14, 2019 at 4:01 pm

    Hi, I watch very little TV but I started watching Bloodline with my husband and it’s so good!! I’m totally hooked, unfortunately there are only three seasons but so worth watching. Here’s the fun part….it’s filmed in the Florida Keys so this Florida girl bought the book that shows you where scenes were filmed and we’ve had so much fun visiting those spots. Check out Bloodline Shay, you won’t be sorry.

  • Reply Bianca August 14, 2019 at 4:38 pm

    Just finished Poldark on Amazon Prime. It’s amazing! Its an English period drama and i think better than Outlander.

  • Reply TLR August 14, 2019 at 4:42 pm

    The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Parks and Rec and Schitt’s Creek are all light-hearted and fun.

  • Reply Kayla August 14, 2019 at 4:43 pm

    Friday Night Lights!!! Best show ever!

  • Reply Megan H. August 14, 2019 at 4:45 pm

    Miss Fishers Murder Mysteries on Netflix is set in the 20s and is witty plus it’s fun to see the fashion. Royal Pains is another one that’s funny and set in the Hamptons.

  • Reply Valerie Bostwick August 14, 2019 at 4:50 pm

    Working Moms!!!!!

  • Reply Alexa August 14, 2019 at 4:56 pm

    I just finished New Girl, and it was so fun! I seriously laughed out loud almost every single time I watched it!

  • Reply Jaime Surrett August 14, 2019 at 5:33 pm

    Turn – only four seasons but soooo good. Somebody Feed Phil – only two seasons so far but for anyone who loves food, travel and also loved Everybody Loves Raymond (he wrote it) – you’ll LOVE it. You can also watch his first PBS series, I’ll Have What Phil’s Having. The PBS Sherlock series with Benedict Cumberbatch is absolutely fantastic. Speaking of BBC – Call the Midwife and, if you can find it, Doc Martin.

  • Reply Linda August 14, 2019 at 6:15 pm

    Justified on Amazon. Timothy Olyphant as Raylon Givens….is so awesome. You and Andrew could watch it together. Watch it! Watch it!!

  • Reply Alexis August 14, 2019 at 6:23 pm

    FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS and Hart of Dixie!!!

  • Reply Robin August 14, 2019 at 6:47 pm

    I watched a couple of seasons of Jane – first show I ever binge watched- but sadly lost interest . I’m definitely on the Schitt’s Creek bandwagon. My husband and I have loved watching it together.We are also fans of the Durrell’s of Corfu!

  • Reply Jana August 14, 2019 at 6:52 pm

    NewsRoom is amazing! I love British televison so have Acorn Tv and have been contemplating BritBox or Masterpiece.
    Doc Martin is a great series, A Place to Call Home (An Australian soap), Last Tango in Halifax, Where The Heart Is-all are binge-worthy!! Getting great ideas from all the comments!

  • Reply Joanne K August 14, 2019 at 6:53 pm

    I totally recommend The Handmaid’s Tale, Poldark and Broadchurch. You won’t be able to stop watching!

  • Reply Patty Anderson August 14, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    Heartland on Netflix…also White Collar

  • Reply Kami August 14, 2019 at 7:02 pm

    Breaking Bad, Ozark, & Heartland. Heartland is absolutely amazing and Unlike the first two it is completely PG and fine for children! Please let me know if you try it. It sucked me in and I absolutely love it. 🥰 I loved breaking bad & ozark so much, maybe to much. 😆

  • Reply KsC August 14, 2019 at 7:08 pm

    Tell Erika I can’t comment on her blog, it makes me go through google. 😑

  • Reply Morgan August 14, 2019 at 7:53 pm

    I’m currently bingeing on Riverdale and would definitely recommend it, also Suits is amazing. But if you’re looking for light/funny then Modern Family is definitely one you should do!

  • Reply Morgan August 14, 2019 at 7:53 pm

    Oh and yes Hart of Dixie and Friday Night Lights are also amazing!

  • Reply Morgan August 14, 2019 at 7:54 pm

    Oh, and Younger…..can you tell I love TV shows ?!?!

  • Reply Renee August 14, 2019 at 8:08 pm

    Parks n Rec and…. HOW HAVE YPU NOT WATCHED VICTORIA?! The first two seasons are on prime!

  • Reply Tracy L August 14, 2019 at 8:11 pm

    I love VEEP. It’s probably rated R and it’s on HBO so not free, but the funniest show I’ve seen in a long time.
    Also loved New Girl. My true guilty pleasure though—— Cops. There, I said it.

  • Reply Kari Gaudet August 14, 2019 at 8:13 pm

    Designated Survivor FOR SURE!!!

  • Reply Cassy Piper August 14, 2019 at 8:24 pm

    The good doctor and blacklist

  • Reply MJ August 14, 2019 at 8:38 pm

    My husband and I are finishing our Dexter binge this week and it’s so good! One of those shows like Breaking Bad where you totally root for people doing bad things but don’t want them to get caught! Also, Peaky Blinders is AMAZING!! Another show both husband and wife enjoy (the main character Thomas Shelby makes the females happy!). Just be sure to watch with subtitles!

  • Reply Nicole DiDonato August 14, 2019 at 8:53 pm

    Stop what you’re doing and watch Stranger Things! Hands down one of the best shows I’ve ever seen! I also really enjoyed Dead To Me! There’s only one season so far (they’re working on S2) but it’s also a must see

  • Reply Cyndi W. August 14, 2019 at 9:01 pm

    I am an Anglophile and love BritBox and Acorn. My favorite shows:
    The Fall
    The Missing
    Line of Duty
    Happy Valley
    Broadchurch
    Bodyguard
    My fave all time show is Breaking Bad, just to categorize for taste. Happy watching!

  • Reply Carolyn August 14, 2019 at 9:07 pm

    The Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce! Love it! And Dead to Me!

  • Reply Christina August 14, 2019 at 11:28 pm

    THe Americans. So good

  • Reply Debbie Hibbert August 15, 2019 at 1:31 am

    Victoria. And I know it’s old, old, OLD – but I never get tired of Seinfeld!

  • Reply Jennifer August 15, 2019 at 4:00 am

    I have watched 75% of your list so I wrote down the rest and made a good list out of the comments! It looks like I must try Jane the Virgin. In addition to my favorites in your list I’d highly recommend.
    Veronica Mars (old tv show, movie plus new tv show on Hulu!)
    Hart of Dixie (set on part of the Gilmore Girls set and just so easy to watch)
    Younger (On TV Land, I fly through this one every time a new season is released :))

    • Reply jamie August 15, 2019 at 12:50 pm

      YES! younger! and hart of dixie is good. i started watching it with my son, then they started talking about sex way too much…

  • Reply Deb August 15, 2019 at 5:39 am

    Workin Moms is a bit crude but fun (don’t watch when your kids are nearby) and Call the Midwife.

  • Reply Pam August 15, 2019 at 7:01 am

    POLDARK is awesome! Great PBS series. You and your husband would enjoy it.

  • Reply Laura August 15, 2019 at 7:32 am

    Shows I have binge watched: Stranger Things, 13 Reasons Why, Dead to Me, Haunting of Hill House (LOVE!!), Orange is the New Black, Friday Night Lights
    Shows I just regularly watch (or watched in the past): Greys, Scandal, Bates Motel, The Good Doctor, A Million Little Things, This is Us, New Girl

    That said, I could never just watch bits and pieces of any new show while I’m multitasking. Too frustrating and choppy. When I think of “binge watching” I think of something you actually sit down and take in (maybe after the kiddos go to bed?). For multitasking I feel like it’s more about just having background noise, so I’ll put on something I’ve already seen or something mindless like a Hallmark movie.

  • Reply Bailey Hill August 15, 2019 at 8:19 am

    If you liked The Crown, I would highly suggest Reign! One of my favs!! Also Friday Night Lights!

  • Reply Alice August 15, 2019 at 8:46 am

    You NEED to watch YELLOWSTONE!!! Also Longmire and Bloodline on Netflix. And seriously if you haven’t watched Friday Night Lights on Netflix, are you really from Texas? LOL! My sister has me watching Supernatural on Netflix right now. And I am 37, who am I?!?

  • Reply Erin August 15, 2019 at 8:57 am

    Suits! I cannot recommend it enough. It’s on Amazon prime I believe. They’re on their last and final season, 9. But it’s such a great show!

  • Reply Becky August 15, 2019 at 9:05 am

    I just started re-watching Gilmore Girls. It’s a perfect Fall binge!

  • Reply Emily August 15, 2019 at 10:17 am

    Chesapeake Shores….It is a Hallmark show but it gives you all the warm fuzzy feelings…you will LOVE it!

    Hart of Dixie…Longmire….Jack Ryan.

  • Reply Erin August 15, 2019 at 11:09 am

    Suits! Its currently on its last season on USA. But Amazon Prime has all the previous 8 seasons. It has drama, comedy and a cast of great actors including Megan Markle. My husband and I are both hooked!

  • Reply Katie August 15, 2019 at 12:09 pm

    YOU, Dead to Me, 30 Rock, Orange is the New Black

  • Reply Alyssa L August 15, 2019 at 12:11 pm

    Friday Night Lights is great! (Not sure where you can stream it these days). Currently watching Dead to Me on Netflix (probably not the lightest subject matter but I like it!)

  • Reply jamie August 15, 2019 at 12:47 pm

    did anyone mention {lipstick jungle} or {revenge}?!?! i just LOVED those shows so much!

  • Reply Taylor R August 15, 2019 at 2:41 pm

    Okay, I’d like to say DO NOT WATCH Outlander. I really enjoyed it at first, but later on into the show (maybe in season two?) something happens that was the absolute worst thing I have ever seen on television 🙁 The whole show was not worth that one part! I even fast forwarded through it and the scene still haunts me today.

  • Reply Maya August 15, 2019 at 2:49 pm

    Workin’ moms!!! It’s hilarious

  • Reply Jess August 15, 2019 at 3:17 pm

    Jane the Virgin is AMAZING!!!! You must binge watch it 💕😍

  • Reply Carrie Ramsey August 15, 2019 at 3:40 pm

    Friday Night Lights! 🏈

  • Reply Sharon S August 15, 2019 at 5:57 pm

    If you liked Parenthood, you will love Brothers and Sisters – it’s better if you ask me. I started on it a couple of seasons in so I missed the first couple of seasons,, so I’m realizing I need to go watch it since those are available. Agree Hart of Dixie is super cute and addictive. Got a bit raunchy at the end. Outlander was awful. Only watched one episode. But I also only made it through half an episode of GoT and can’t believe people recommend it. 24 was the best to binge-watch. Could never wait to see the next episode! We definitely need to binge watch Friday Night Lights…. Keep forgetting that one.

  • Reply Becca August 16, 2019 at 9:12 am

    Call the midwife! It’s set in the 1950’s of London and it’s soooo good!

  • Reply Jana August 16, 2019 at 3:22 pm

    When skimming through the comments, I saw this show listed, but I wanted to put alllll of my weight behind it, too – JANE THE VIRGIN! Oh, it’s so ridiculous and funny and heart-warming!

  • Reply Kathleen latham August 16, 2019 at 4:48 pm

    Watch Dexter!!!! It’s a good one!

  • Reply Shelley Bussell August 16, 2019 at 9:17 pm

    HULU – veronica mars
    Netflix – dead to me – the bodyguard
    FNLights

  • Reply Emily August 16, 2019 at 10:00 pm

    Lost
    Prison Break
    If you watch Greys Anatomy, Private Practice
    Revenge
    Scandal
    Brothers and Sisters
    I have watched all these multiple times because like you playing a movie in the background while you work. I play a show continuously. Haha

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