I’m kind of working my butt off this summer. I work Monday to Friday from home, juggling my co-op from 9-3:30 and my freelance writing business (SheMonster Media) in the evenings.
So, when I’m not working I like to balance my free time between my family, my friends, bills and cleaning, and of course, Netflix.
Netflix is my preferred way to shut my brain down at the end of a long day. While I do love reading books, sometimes a Netflix binge is the best remedy. And to be honest, I’ve been watching a lot of Netflix shows lately. How can I not? There are so many amazing shows!
Here are a few my latest Netflix show obsessions and why I think they’re binge-worthy.
This TV show just came out and I am obsessed!
GLOW (Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling) is a show about a group of women who become lady wrestlers in the 80s. Nick and I watched the documentary before the show was released a couple of weeks ago and it sounded like such a wild time! I’ve never been a fan of wrestling, but I got hooked.
It’s by the creators of OITNB, so it was bound to be good. But it also stars Marc Maron and Alison Brie, so that’s another win in my books!
But what really made this show great is the character development. Character development is my number one must in any show or movie, and without it I can’t watch it. The female friendships in GLOW is totally endearing, too. So, if you enjoy shows about friendship and personal triumph, check it out!
Orange is the New Black
The new season for OITNB just came out earlier last month and I’ve already binge watched the entire thing.
I fell in love with this show from the very beginning. The drama, the comedy, the shocking twists and turns, I love it! And of course, the amazing character development! Hearing their back stories, not just on why they got arrested, but on other parts of their lives. And then following their present lives in prison is super interesting and entertaining.
If you haven’t seen or heard of OITNB, (first of all, where have you been for the last few years?) it’s a show that follows a woman named Piper Chapman who was arrested for a crime she committed years prior and what her new life in prison is like. It also goes into the lives of other women in prison, which is great.
This newest season might just be my favourite yet! I won’t spoil it for anyone who hasn’t watched it yet, but it’s friggin’ good!
The Ranch stars Ashton Kutcher and Danny Masterson from That 70s Show, but this time as brothers. Their dad is played by Sam Elliot, who acts as a hard rancher. The show is mostly about their family, their ups and downs and unconditional love.
There’s also a lot of drinking, some good laughs and a few heartaches. It’s a good show, and I definitely recommend it!
F is for Family
Nick and I are huge fans of Bill Burr. In fact, Nick is always up-to-date on Bill Burr’s podcast, which was how we first heard of F is for Family over a year ago.
The second season was just recently released and it’s just as good as the first one, maybe even more so! F is for Family is about a family in the 1970s. Their dad, voiced by Bill Burr himself, screams a lot and swears a lot, but he has a big heart and works hard for his family.
The show follows the dad, mom, two sons and daughter throughout their lives at work, school and home. It’s a pretty good representation of a family who’s going through hard times and I love it!
Master of None
Another show that just released its second season recently. Master or None was created by Aziz Ansari and is a comedy-drama about a 30-year-old actor named Dev (played by Ansari) and his life. There’s a huge theme around his career and romantic life, but also friendship, and trying to figure out what he truly wants.
I like it because it is funny, but it’s also dramatic, two of my favourite movie genres. It’s not super fast-paced, which is nice, but it’s a good show that feels real, y’know, like you’re following a real person’s life and it’s interesting but also relatable.
Santa Clarita Diet
This show came out a while ago now, but it’s super funny!
Santa Clarita Diet stars Drew Barrymore, who is one of my favourite actresses ever. Barrymore plays the role of a wife and mom named Sheila, who is a real estate agent and lives a pretty suburban life. Then she dies and comes back as some sort of zombie.
Although she craves human flesh, she looks and feels better than ever! Even still, she and her husband try to find out what’s wrong with her and how to fix it, while maintaining their normal lives.
It’s pretty funny and heartwarming and you should totally watch it, if you haven’t already!
What are some of your favourite Netflix shows?