My 2016 Binge Wish List for Netflix

It’s a new year and that means loads of our favorite TV shows are back from rerun island. It also means loads of snow is on its way, which means I’ll have even more time to chill and Netfl… nah, you’re not gonna get me to say it.

There are loads of great shows I still need to finish binge watching as well as dive into for the first time. I figured the best way to do that is to make a list! Lists always help, don’t they?

So without further ado, here are 5 shows on Netflix I just can’t wait to curl up on the couch with a bathtub full of popcorn and binge watch like crazy!

The League

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It took me a few years to finally start watching this one, despite all my friends recommending it to me. It’s a ridiculous, way over-the -top comedy about a group of idiots friends, who spend every waking (and sleeping) moment thinking, talking and dealing with Fantasy Football. With real NFL guests (Terry Bradshaw, FTW!) and the absolute perfect casting of Jeff Goldblum in here as one of the guy’s dads, this show’s a riot. I’m only a few seasons in though, so I’d love to sit down and cram a lotta football into a short time frame.

Parenthood

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Yes, I’ll admit it. I love this show. I’ll also admit that it’s a really odd coincidence, but just about every single time I watch an episode, I somehow manage to get something in my eye. Strange, right? Nothing a few Kleenexes can’t fix. Anyways, if you’re a parent, you will absolute relate to at least one of the four siblings in this family. It’s a fantabulous cast (Peter Krause, Lauren Graham and Dax Shepard steal the show for me) with some top-notch writing and most definitely some gut-wrenching moments. I have about two seasons left, but I’m afraid to binge watch it because I don’t think I want it to end!

Alias

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My favorite Edgar Allen Poem is about a Dream Within a Dream. I just love that layered type of storytelling. Well, hellloooo, JJ Abrams! His spy show Alias (starring the insanely talented and adorable in a girl-next-door way Jennifer Garner) deals with a CIA Agent who’s really a double agent working for a bad agency that pretends it’s a good agency and they don’t know that Sydney (Garner) knows they’re really bad. Got it? yeah, took me a while too. Some fabulous head-scratching moments and stellar storytelling from the guy who just brought us the first great new Star Wars movie in roughly three decades. Oh, and did I mention a young Bradley Cooper is on it too?

Star Wars: The Clone Wars

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See, now this I like. For everyone who thinks I’m just hating on the Star Wars Prequels because it’s the cool thing to do, I’m not. Episodes I-III were a complete boar. A snoozefest of a waste of time. Pure rubbish you might say. The only good thing to come of them is the Star Wars: Clone Wars cartoon. We watched this as a family when it first came out but the kids were a lot younger and there was an early episode with some zombie-like mummies that scared Jason and Ryan a bit, so we stopped. Allie and I have been talking about getting back into it and just binge watching the whole thing ourselves. It’s six seasons of very cool storytelling set in the Prequels era.

Nurse Jackie

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Edie Falco (The Sopranos) is one of those “tough broads” you could watch in just about anything. She’s pretty stellar. I haven’t seen a single episode of this dark comedy/drama about an ER nurse working in a NYC hospital, but my blogging buddy Kenda is an instant fan and just binge watched them. So now I need to see what the hubbub is all about!

 

There’s plenty more shows on Netflix I’d love to wrap my brain around but honestly there just isn’t enough time in the day. Or week. Or heck, year. If I can make it through this list before the year is up, I’ll consider it a pretty big success!

What are your binge watching now?

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18 Responses
  • Salvador C.
    March 2, 2016

    Parenthood was one of the better recent dramas on tv. A great and compelling series.

  • Cami v
    February 28, 2016

    We recently just got Netflix (our Internet was horrible even for satellite) so I catching up on nurse Jackie and making of murder.. but I have a ton on my list to watch

  • Elva Roberts
    February 5, 2016

    We don’t have netflix, as yet, so only binge watch on days that certain programs are run all afternoon or all evening. I watch those I like like: Highway to Hell, ‘Gold Rush, The Curse of Oak Island and a show about Homesteaders in Alaska. I enjoy TV but do not care for all the Vampire and like shows that seem to be popular now.

  • Carole Dube
    February 1, 2016

    I’m going to watch Revenge as soon as I’m done watching Grey anatomy! I watch does show when doing my treadmill!

  • JaimeeM
    January 31, 2016

    Star Wars Clone Wars is the only show we both have on our binge list. Mine also include The 100, and Chelsea Does… .

  • Raine
    January 30, 2016

    Great picks, I’m not a huge football fan but the League is one I know I will enjoy. It sounds like a great comedy and cast. I was (still am) a huge Alias fan but I don’t remember seeing Bradley-thanks for the heads up! I just binge watched Sirens and loved it. I had just finished reading a 7 book series so I needed something different than my regular shows because my mind was still in the pages of the books. It was funny, goofy, raunchy, touching and serious. Dennis Leary created it so that told me all I needed to know.

  • Sandy Cain
    January 30, 2016

    I don’t have Netflix. I’m not even sure what it is. ….duh…..getting more and more clueless by the moment! Although everyone is talking about how great it is, time to investigate!

    • Andrew Kardon
      January 30, 2016

      It’s like a pay channel for streaming movies and TV shows. They always have a free trial (even my dad did it) so you can test it out. Lotta great old TV shows you can watch on your TV, computer, phone, etc.

  • Amy Lovell
    January 30, 2016

    ooh the clone wars looks good!! im finding netflix super slacking lately so will have to check that show out! thanks!

    • Andrew Kardon
      January 30, 2016

      It’s great. Some episodes are cheesy and meh, but others are amazing!

  • Ilyssa
    January 30, 2016

    Clone Wars, Jessica Jones, Arrow and a re-watch of House of Cards!

    • Andrew Kardon
      January 30, 2016

      Ooh, Jessica Jones is OUTSTANDING!!! Love Arrow and House of Cards too!

  • Margot C
    January 30, 2016

    I have never seen ‘Alias’ now I feel that I must binge watch it!

  • loucheryl
    January 29, 2016

    I LOVED Nurse Jackie. That’s was an awesome series. Right now I’m not binge watching anything, My boys are binge watching Peppa Pig on Netflix though. 🙂

  • Andrew Bennett
    January 29, 2016

    Some good choices. I may start up Alias. I heard that was excellent. I’m pretty caught up on all that I want to binge. Now just waiting for new seasons.
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    • Andrew Kardon
      January 30, 2016

      I’ve seen random episodes since Allie’s watching it straight through and I’ll catch it at times. Really good!

  • Cynthia R
    January 29, 2016

    We just started watching (binging) on Nurse Jackie. Alias and Parenthood are on my to watch list. Some good ones loved and watched- house of Cards, Hell on Wheels, Walking Dead, Breaking Bad, and Californication.

  • Elizabeth Matthiesen
    January 29, 2016

    I love the sound of Alias so I’ll be putting that one on my ‘to watch’ list. At the moment I’m watching ‘Lie to me’ which I’m enjoying.

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