I am a notorious binge watcher and I won't even try to deny it. With a Smart TV that provides me with access to Now TV and Netflix at the click of a button, there is so much for me to choose from. Now, I've recently come to the end of Grey's Anatomy *sob* and so I needed something to catch my attention and rather than being able to find a good series with 250 episodes like my beloved Grey's, I've been flickering through an assortment of shows that have 2 or 3 seasons. It's great because I can switch my attention between a few, but also heartbreaking when you get to the end and know you haven't got any more to watch.
Jane The Virgin - A young, devout Catholic woman discovers that she was accidentally artificially inseminated.
I saw this being advertised on E4 ages ago and refused to watch it because it looked so cheesy and horrible. But, when I saw the first season on Netflix I decided to watch it for a bit of easy bathtime watching (yes I watch tv in the bath, don't judge) and I got utterly obsessed with it. It's easy and funny and the characters are so likeable. Although the plot is outrageously unbelievable, it's fun and you get sucked into it. I'm gutted that there's only 1 season on Netflix, but I know that season 2 is currently airing on E4.
Chicago Fire - The story of firefighters in Chicago, both on a personal and professional level.
This is set in Firehouse 51 and follows the story of a group of firefighters and paramedics through their professional lives where they are saving people and putting out fires. But, it also shows their personal life which is both funny at times and dramatic. Plus, there are a lot of hot hot hot firemen, so what's not to love?
Peaky Blinders - A gangster family epic set in 1919 Birmingham, England and centered on a gang who sew razor blades in the peaks of their caps, and their fierce boss Tommy Shelby, who means to move up in the world.
The first two seasons of this are on Netflix, but there are only 6 episodes in each season so it's a short series to watch. This I did find a bit hard to get into, but the fact that Tom Hardy is in season 2 spurred me on. There's a lot of swearing, violence and sex in this so not for everybody but it's really interesting to watch and I've really got sucked into the world of the Peaky Blinders.
Penny Dreadful - Explorer Sir Malcolm Murray, American gunslinger Ethan Chandler, scientist Victor Frankenstein, and medium Vanessa Ives unite to combat supernatural threats in Victorian London.
This is the most recent one that I have started and it's the hardest to get into and follow. There are a lot of supernatural things in this such as witches, werewolves, vampires, etc and they are some of my favourite things to watch but this programme is quite complicated and there is a lot going on which made it hard to get into at first. It's centred mainly around Vannessa Ives and Sir Malcolm who are trying to hunt down Sir Malcolm's daughter who has been taken by vampires (I think, still unsure) and they encounter things along the way. But, it's also about Ethan Chandler who they enlist to help them and Frankenstein who is their doctor but also trying to bring people back to life. So, there's a lot going on. There's also Dorian Gray thrown in there who is an odd character indeed and likes to have sex with everyone. If you want to watch a programme that requires you to pay attention, this is it.
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt - A woman is rescued from a doomsday cult and starts life over again in New York City.
Season 2 has just been added to Netflix and I think I watched it all in a day. It's so light and carefree and I love all of the characters, especially Tituss. It's silly, so maybe not for everyone, but there are a lot of laugh out moments. It's a perfect pick me up when you need a show to make you feel better.
These are all the shows I've currently binge watched, and when I say binge watched I mean watching until I have finished every episode in like 2 days. Not all of them are easy watches, but if you feel you've run the Netflix train into the ground I'd suggest these! Have you seen any of these? What's your favourite show to binge watch?