THE BEST SERIES TO BINGE-WATCH ON NETFLIX AND HULU
Stranger Things – 3 Seasons, 25 Total Episodes
“In 1980’s Indiana, a group of young friends witness supernatural forces and secret government exploits. When one of the young boys disappears, his mother, a police chief and his friends must confront terrifying supernatural forces in order to get him back. As they search for answers, the children unravel a series of extraordinary mysteries.”
With only 8-9 episodes per season, Stranger Things is easily binge-able. This series is fast-paced, thrilling and holds some crazy plot twists along the way. It’s eerie and sometimes a little scary, but also has tons of comedic, fun filled moments. The cast is perfect, I have loved every season so far; season 4 is currently in post-production and is set to release in 2022.
The Walking Dead – 10 Seasons, 153 Episodes (Currently on Netflix)
Although I am sure this show doesn’t need an introduction; The Walking Dead is based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman, this gruesome drama portrays life in the months and years that follow a zombie apocalypse. A group of survivors travel in search of safety and security, constantly on the move in search of a secure home.
Almost all of this worldwide phenomenon of a series is currently available on Netflix. Season 1-10 holds more than 150 episodes, which seems like too many to binge, but once you start this series, it’s hard to stop. The Walking Dead has so many beloved characters (included some praised villains) that this show has gathered quite the expansive audience.
On both Netflix & Hulu
Chicago Med – 6 Seasons, 119 Episodes (1-5 on Netflix, 6 on Hulu)
Members of the city’s most highly skilled medical team save lives while navigating their unique interpersonal relationships. The Gaffney Chicago Medical Center’s elite team of dedicated ER doctors, nurses and staff face challenges each day as they do what it takes to treat their patients, sometimes in surprisingly inventive ways.
In case you need some drama in your life, Chicago Med is addicting and easily binge-able. It’s fast-paced, each episode is under an hour, normally between 41-45 minutes each. The character’s are loveable and the whole ensemble has unique and interesting character arcs. Chicago Med is part of the One Chicago universe, intertwined with both Chicago Fire and Chicago PD.
In the Dark – 3 Seasons, 39 Episodes (Season 1-2 on Netflix, 3 on Hulu)
Murphy, a blind woman in her late 20’s, is drifting through life in a haze of drunkenness, and her only friends are her understanding roommate Jess and Tyson, a sweet teenager she met when he saved her from a violent mugging. Murphy’s life is turned upside down when Tyson is found dead and the only thing she is able to cling to is finding out who his killer is.
I binged this show in only a day or two, it’s just that good. The series is full of so many different things; it’s thrilling, mysterious, funny, sad and overall really enjoyable to watch. It’ll definitely keep you hooked. Good news, it has been renewed for a season 4!
One Tree Hill – 9 Seasons, 187 Episodes
Set in Tree Hill, North Carolina, the series initially follows the lives of two half-brothers, Lucas Scott and Nathan Scott, who compete for positions on their school’s basketball team, and the drama that ensues from the brothers’ romances. Throughout the rest of the series, it follows the stories of the Scott brothers alongside their family, teammates and friends.
One Tree Hill is a teen/young adult drama that is wonderfully addicting. The romance, friendship and pure chaos in this series makes this show incredibly binge-able. I have loved this show for many years and I have re-watched the series (in its entirety) more than once.