What Our Staff is Binge Watching RN

Ah, remember the times when you had to wait until next week (gasp!) to find out what happened with your favorite characters? Now Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, HBO Go, and others have made streaming just about the easiest way to watch all of our favorite shows and discover new ones. TV is a very hot topic in our office, so we’re always recommending and trying new shows to discuss with everyone else. As soon as we finish a show, we’re usually onto something new ASAP based on everyone’s suggestions. We decided to give you a glimpse into all the shows we’re currently making our way through, one bag of popcorn at a time.

 

 

Desperate Housewives

 

This show may be an oldie, but it’s still so. good. We talk about it in the office on the daily, and even if you’ve already seen it, it’s so good to watch again. I firmly believe it has some of the best characters in TV history, and it’s particularly good to watch in the fall.

Available on Hulu

 

House of Cards

There’s obviously some scandal surrounding this show, but if you haven’t seen it, it’s absolutely worth the watch — especially before the new season comes out in November. It’s one of the most addicting shows I’ve ever seen, and the end of every episode leaves me wanting to watch the next one.

Available on Netflix

 

 

Jane the Virgin

There’s not been one episode of this show that I didn’t go “damn, I didn’t see that coming” at least three times. An American telenovela, Jane follows the Villaneuva family after 23-year-old Jane gets accidentally artificially inseminated with her boss’ sperm. And that’s just the setup – it only gets wilder. With characters that are funny and flawed and relatable and just trying their best, you’ll be pulled in by the crazy plot points (one character “dies” literally 4 times) and stick around for the family chats and the narrator’s hilarious commentary.

Available on Netflix and Hulu.

 

Crazy Ex Girlfriend

Another CW gem, this show is easily the most underrated performance on television. Now in its fourth season, Crazy Ex follows the story of Rebecca Bunch, a high-strung lawyer from NYC who drops her whole life to move to West Covina, California, after bumping into her camp crush Josh from ten years previously. What ensues is a hilarious and heartfelt musical – with some of the best songs you’ve ever heard – exploration of the line between love and insanity. The new season premiers on October 12 (yay!!).

Available on Netflix and Hulu.

 

 

A Series of Unfortunate Events

In the nostalgia overload we are living in, I’ve never been happier to see something come to fruition like I was with A Series of Unfortunate Events. I used to read the books as a small child and WEPT at the TRAVESTY of the movie adaptation a few years back. So to have this show — that is so perfectly in tune with the books it’s almost absurd — is truly a dream come true. It’s also the perfect spooky-ish, creepy-ish, delightfully whacky-ish show to binge in October. And yes, technically it’s for kids, but whatever, you know?

Available on Netflix

 

Big Mouth

This show is so dirty and ridiculous and hilarious — it makes me laugh and also maybe learn some things…? Wild. Season 2 just dropped and it’s just as good, if not better, than the first. I recommend taking a lazy Sunday and letting the Hormone Monster and Nick Kroll’s unique brand of humor carry you away.

Available on Netflix

 

 

American Horror Story

The new season just started (and it’s AMAZING — a Murder House/Coven crossover? The TV Gods are finally making up for that awful Dexter ending), so I’m rewatching and catching back up on everything I originally loved about the older seasons. AHS is an anthology of horror stories. The first season takes place in a haunted house, season two in an insane asylum, season three in a witches coven, season four is a carnival show, and so on. It’s absolutely creepy and a little gory at times, but the writers add the best comedic relief. If Riverdale is too scary for you, this might be a bit much, but I’d say it’s worth a try.

Available on Netflix and Hulu

 

Law and Order: Special Victims Unit

At 20 seasons, this one’s pretty daunting, but it’s SO worth it. I’ve been watching SVU with my parents since I was probably too young to be watching it, and I simply can’t get enough. Olivia Benson is quite possibly my favorite fictional character of all time (next to my other favorite Olivia — Olivia Pope) because she shows that you can be a total badass career woman and be emotional and empathetic. The earlier seasons are just as good as it is now, and you’ll see so many famous faces. (Sarah Hyland, Robin Williams, Hillary Duff — the list goes on!)

Available on Hulu (whole series) and Netflix (seasons 15-18)

 

 

The Good Place

I know I’m slightly late to the Good Place game, but I started this one a few weeks ago while looking for a funny 20-minute show to watch before bed. The first season was funny — I chuckled a bit, and it was the perfect way to lull to sleep. The twist at the end of season one, though, is MIND-BLOWING — I have truly never been so surprised as I was while watching. During season one, I was amused — but by season two, I was HOOKED. I’m already trying to spread it out so that it’s not over too quickly.

Available on Netflix and Hulu

 

Grace & Frankie

I will stand by the following statement til the day I die – Grace & Frankie is the funniest show on TV (on Netflix, but still). I laugh out loud EVERY. SINGLE. EPISODE. It’s the story of two married couples, all in their seventies — whose lives are all changed when the husbands tell the wives that they’re leaving them for each other. After their husbands move in together, Grace and Frankie (the wives) do too — and a truly hilarious friendship is formed. The shit these two get into — and their subsequent quirky one-liners — are just SO good. I know it sounds like a concept you can’t get into – but I PROMISE you will. I’m so jealous of anyone who gets to watch it for the first time.

Available on Netflix

 

 

Let us know – what are you watching right now?! Share in the comments below!

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