Netflix and Binge

The dreaded show hole. You know, the empty feeling engulfs your soul when you finish one series on Netflix and sit there wondering what to watch next. You feel as if you’ve watched everything available on netflix. This is where Estee’s Guide to Netflix Binging comes into play. According to as of January 2016, there are 1,326 tv shows avaliable on Netflix. Even if you feel you’ve watched everything, I can assure you, you haven’t. I even felt like I have watched everything that would interest me on Netflix when it comes to tv shows, but as I started compiling this list of tv shows that are available for live streaming on Netflix, I found some that I’m actually interested in! Hopefully you’ll find at least one that will spark some interest (you should, there’s 100 of them).

How this is going to work is first, I give you my personal list of binge-worthy Netflix shows, then there is a list of shows that I haven’t watched for whatever reason. (Both lists are in alphabetical order.) Along with each show, it tells you what genre they are in, then gives the description that is given on netflix for the show so you can decide if you’re interested, then tells you the rating, and then there is a link so you can add it to your Netflix Queue.

Hopefully this will help you get out of your show hole and get you binge watching again.



30 Rock (comedy, sitcom) This smartly crafted sitcom follows Liz Lemon, an unlucky-in-love New Yorker who heads up a ragtag team of writers on a fictional NBC variety show. (TV-14) Add to Netflix Queue 

Bob Ross: Beauty is Everywhere (special interest) “The Joy of Painting” host Bob Ross brings his signature wet-on-wet style to a bevy of bucolic landscape paintings celebrating the beauty of nature. (TV-G) Hear me out with this one: don’t knock it ’til you watch it! It’s weirdly addicting! Add to Netflix Queue 

Bones (comedy, drama, crime) Socially awkward forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance “Bones” brennan teams up with intuitive FBI agent Seeley Booth to investigate crimes that have left scant evidence behind: namely, the bones of the deceased. (TV-14) Add to Netflix Queue 

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (comedy, romantic) Still pining for Josh, the boy who dumped her ages ago, whip-smart lawyer Rebecca jettisons her New York life and moves to California to win him back. (TV-14) Add to Netflix Queue

Criminal Minds (drama, crime) This intense police procedural follows a group of extraordinary FBI profilers who spend their days getting into the minds of psychopathic criminals. (TV-14) This one gets pretty intense! Add to Netflix Queue 

Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23 (comedy, sitcom) After moving to New York, June is swindled by her roommate, Chloe. Much to Chloe’s surprise, June turns the tables, and a beautiful friendship begins. (TV-14) Add to Netflix Queue 

Drop Dead Diva (drama, comedy) Shallow, stick-thin Deb Dobkins learns lessons about the joys of compassion and intelligence after she’s reincarnated as a smart, plus-size lawer. (TV-PG) Add to Netflix Queue 

Fixer Upper (home improvement) Join Texas design experts Chip and Joanna Gaines as they help homebuyers turn less-than-perfect properties into dream houses. (TV-G) Add to Netflix Queue 

Friends (sitcom, comedy) This hit sitcom follows the merry misadventures of six 20-something pals as they navigate the pitfalls of work, life and love in 1990s Manhattan. (TV-14) Add to Netflix Queue 

Fuller House (comedy, sitcom) The Tanner family’s adventures continue as DJ Tanner-Fuller shares a home with her sister Stephanie and friend Kimmy who help raise her three boys. (TV-G) Add to Netflix Queue 

Gilmore Girls (comedy, drama, romantic) Fiercely independent single mom Lorelai raises gifted, Ivy League-bound daughter Rory amid a continual stream of quick-witted repartee. (TV-14) Add to Netflix Queue 

Gossip Girl (drama) A group of hyper-privileged Manhattan private-school kids seem to get away with everything. Except an anonymous blogger is watching their every move. (TV-14) Add to Netflix Queue 

Hart of Dixie (comedy, drama, slightly medical) Fast-talking city girl Zoe Hart winds up patching up the locals of a tiny town in the Deep South when she inherits a medical practice in Alabama. (TV-PG) Add to Netflix Queue 

House Hunters (and any of the house hunter babies) (home improvement) Prospective buyers and their realtors deal with both the practical and the emotional repercussions of finding and purchasing their dream home. (TV-G) Add to Netflix Queue 

How I Met Your Mother (comedy, sitcom, romantic) Ted’s epic search for his soul mate is told largely through flashbacks, as an adult Ted recounts to his kids how he met their mother. (TV-PG) Add to Netflix Queue 

Jane the Virgin (comedy, drama, romantic) After vowing to remain chaste until marriage, Jane Villanueva learns she’s pregnant due to a medical slip-up and ahs to rethink her future. (TV-14) Add to Netflix Queue 

Jessica Jones (action, adventure, drama, crime) Haunted by a traumatic past, Jessica Jones uses her gift as a private eye to find her tormentor before he can harm anyone else in Hell’s Kitchen. (TV-MA) Add to Netflix Queue

New Girl (comedy, sitcom, romantic) Still rebounding from a breakup, Jessica Day moves in with three single guys, all of whom are ready to help her understand the ways of the world. (TV-14) Add to Netflix Queue

Parks and Recreation (comedy, sitcom) In this Emmy-nominated comedy, an employee with a rural Parks and Recreation department is full of energy and ideas but bogged down by bureaucracy. (TV-14) Can be a bit slow starting out so start on season 2 if you’re not into it within the first few episodes of season 1, but this is definetly in my top 5! Add to Netflix Queue 

Rules of Engagement (comedy, sitcom) Three diverse perspectives on relationships are examined in this ensemble sitcom, featuring a married couple, an engaged pair, and a cynical bachelor. (TV-PG) Add to Netflix Queue 

Scandal (political drama, crime) A powerful team of Washington D.C. lawyers makes scandals disappear while handling government crises and coping with problems of their own. (TV-14) Add to Netflix Queue 

Sherlock (British, Crime) In this updated take on Arther Conan Doyle’s beloved mystery tales, the eccentric sleuth prowls the streets of modern-day London in search of clues. (TV-14) Add to Netflix Queue 

Stranger Things (horror/sci-fi) When a boy vanishes, a small town undercovers a mystery involving secret experiments, terrifying supernatural forces and one strange little girl. (TV-14) Add to Netflix Queue 

The Crown (British, drama) This drama follows the political rivalries and romance of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign and the events that shaped the second half of the 20th century. (TV-MA) Add to Netflix Queue

The Office (comedy, sitcom) This hit comedy series chronicles the daily foibles of office workers at the Dunder Mifflin paper company, where deluded boss Michael Scott attempts to shepherd his employees as a documentary film crew captures every wince-worthy moment. (TV-14) Add to Netflix Queue 

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (comedy, sitcom) When a woman is rescued from a doomsday cult and lands in New York City, she must navigate a world she didn’t think even existed anymore. (TV-14) Add to Netflix Queue 

White Collar (comedy, drama, crime) To avoid jail, an ultra-suave con man signs on to help an FBI agent catch other white-collar thieves but he conceals an ulterior motive. (TV-PG) Add to Netflix Queue 

Young and Hungry (comedy) A female food blogger is hired as a personal chef by a young tec tycoon and faces a new menu of challenges, both inside and outside of the kitchen. (TV-14) Add to Netflix Queue 




A Different World (comedy, sitcom) This spinoff of “The Crosby Show” follows Denise Huxtable to historically black Hillman College, where she befriends an eclectic group of students. (TV-PG) Add to Netflix Queue 

Angel (drama) In this “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” spinoff, a vampire–and former love of Buffy Summers– makes Los Angeles his home and redemption his mission. (TV-14) Add to Netflix Queue 

Arrested Development (comedy, sitcom) It’s the Emmy-winning story of a wealthy family that lost everything, and the one son who had no choice but to keep them all together. (TV-14) Add to Netflix Queue 

Arrow (crime, action, adventure) Based on DC Comics’ Green Arrow, an affluent playboy becomes a vengeful superhero, saving the city from villains armed with just a bow and arrows. (TV-14) Add to Netflix Queue 

Better Call Saul (comedy, drama) This Emmy-nominated prequel to “breaking Bad” follows a small time attorney Jimmy McGill as he transforms into morally challenged lawyer Saul Goodman. (TV-MA) Add to Netflix Queue 

Better Off Ted (comedy, sitcom) Ted, a single dad working at a soulless conglomerate, tries to balance his own code of ethics with the odd and immoral assignments he must carry out. (TV-PG) Add to Netflix Queue 

Black Mirror (British, drama, sci-fi) This sci-fi anthology series explores a twisted, high-tech near-future where humanity’s greatest innovation and darkest instincts collide. (TV-MA) Add to Netflix Queue 

Bloodline (drama, mystery) When the black sheep son of a respected family threatens to expose dark secrets from their past, sibling loyalties are put to the test. (TV-MA) Add to Netflix Queue 

Bob’s Burgers (animated sitcom) This Emmy-winning animated series centers on Bob Belcher and his ragtag burger-flippers, who are desperate to get their greasy spoon off the ground. (TV-14) Add to Netflix Queue 

BoJack Horseman (animated sitcom) Meet the most beloved sitcom horse of teh ’90s, 20 years later. He’s a curmudgeon with a heart of…not quite gold…but something like gold. Copper? (TV-MA) Add to Netflix Queue 

Breaking Bad (crime, drama) A high school chemistry teacher dying of cancer teams with a former student to secure his family’s future by manufacturing and selling crystal meth. (TV-MA) Add to Netflix Queue 

Broadchurch (British, drama) After a young boy is murdered in the small seaside town of Broadchurch, local detectives Ellie Miller and Alec Hardy are assigned to the mysterious case. (TV-14) Add to Netflix Queue 

Buffy the Vampire Slayer (comedy, drama) Sunnydale teen Buffy Summers craves an ordinary life but accepts her destiny as a Slayer by killing vampires and demons, aided by a band of friends. (TV-14) Add to Netflix Queue 

Call the Midwife (British, drama) this period drama set in impoverished East London in the 1950s follows a newly qualified midwife and her colleagues at a nursing convent. (TV-14) Add to Netflix Queue 

Cheers (comedy, sitcom) Sam Malone, an ex-baseball player turned bar owner, operates a saloon that’s always filled with quirky customers and even more eccentric staff. (TV-PG) Add to Netflix Queue 

Chopped (food) It’s all about skill, speed, and ingenuity in this cooking competition show where up-and-coming chefs turn everyday items into an extraordinary meal. (TV-G) Add to Netflix Queue 

Cupcake Wars (food) The best cupcake bakers in the country battle to see who makes the best cupcakes. In this war of frosting and sugar, there is only one winner. (TV-G) Add to Netflix Queue 

Daredevil (action, adventure, crime) Blinded as a young boy, Matt Murdock fights injustice by day as a lawyer and by night as the Super Hero Daredevil in Hell’s Kitchen, New York City. (TV-MA) Add to Netflix Queue 

Dexter (crime, drama) By day, mild-mannered Dexter is a blood-splatter analyst for the Miami police. But by night, he is a serial killer who only targets other murderers. (TV-MA) Add to Netflix Queue 

Diners, Drive-ins, Dives (food) Guy Fieri takes a cross-country road trip to visit some of America’s classic “greasy spoon” restaurants that have been doing it for decades. (TV-G) Add to Netflix Queue 

Family Guy (animated sitcom) In Seth MacFarlane’s no-holds-barred animated show, buffoonish Peter Griffin and his dysfunctional family experience wacky misadventures. (TV-MA) Add to Netflix Queue 

Firefly (action, adventure) Set almost 500 years in the future, this short-lived but much-loved series follows the adventures of the ragtag crew of the spaceship Serenity. (TV-14) Add to Netflix Queue 

Food Network Star (food) Hopefuls compete in culinary challenges to determine one winner, who will receive a contract with Food Network and become the next Food Network Star. (TV-G) Add to Netflix Queue 

Frasier (comedy, sitcom) Frasier Crane is a snooty but lovable Seattle psychiatrist who dispenses advice on his call-in radio show while ignoring it in his own relationships. (TV-PG) Add to Netflix Queue 

Freaks and Geeks (comedy, drama) A group of high school students in  1980 faces various social struggles. Lindsay rebels and hangs out with a crowd of burnouts for starters. (TV-14) Add to Netflix Queue 

Friday Night Lights (drama) Eric Taylor faces enormous pressure when he signs on as a new coach of a small-town Texas football team that’s poised to win the state championship (TV-PG) Add to Netflix Queue 

Futurama (animated comedy) A pizza delivery boy awakens in the 31st century after 1,000 years of cryogenic preservation and finds a job at an interplanetary delivery service. (TV-14) Add to Netflix Queue 

Giada at Home (food) Giada De Laurentiis shares recipes and entertaining tips with a laid-back California flair, from game-day snacks to dinner parties to fusion cuisine. (TV-G) Add to Netflix Queue 

Glee (comedy, drama) Amid relationship woes and personal attacks from a wicked cheerleading coach, a teacher fights to turn underdog glee club members into winners. (TV-PG) Add to Netflix Queue 

Good Eats (food) Pop culture, comedy, and plain good eating: Host Alton Brown explores the origins of ingredients and presents food in fine and funny ways. (TV-G) Add to Netflix Queue 

Greys Anatomy (drama, romantic, medical) Intern (and eventual resident) Meredith Grey finds herself caught up in personal and professional passions with fellow doctors at a Seattle hospital. (TV-14) Add to Netflix Queue 

Guy’s Grocery Games (food) Four chefs compete in a cooking challenge inside a grocery store, but they face ingredient shortages, devious obstacles and a merciless time crunch. (TV-G) Add to Netflix Queue 

Halt and Catch Fire (drama) Re-creating the dawn of the personal computer era, this digital drama tracks the fates on an industry visionary and his brilliant colleagues. (TV-14) Add to Netflix Queue 

House of Cards (drama) A ruthless politician will stop at nothing to conquer Washington, D.C., in this Emmy and Golden Globe-winning political drama. (TV-MA) Add to Netflix Queue 

How to Get Away with Murder (crime, drama, courtroom drama) Brilliant criminal defense attorney and law professor Annalise Keating, plus five of her students, become involved in a twisted murder case. (TV-14) Add to Netflix Queue 

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (comedy) A group of narcissistic friends run a Philadelphia bar where their juvenile behavior brings situations from uncomfortable to hysterically horrible. (TV-MA) Add to Netflix Queue 

iZombie (comedy, crime, zombie apocalypse) A medical student-turned-zombie tries to retain her humanity by eating brains at the morgue and finds she has an uncanny new gift for solving crimes. (TV-14) Add to Netflix Queue 

Lost (action, adventure, mystery) After their plane crashes on a deserted island, a diverse group of people must adapt to their new home and contend with the island’s enigmatic forces. (TV-14) Add to Netflix Queue 

Louie (comedy) Louis C.K. plays a fictional version of himself in this Emmy-winning series that follows the comedian through the lows of being an awkward single dad. (TV-MA) Add to Netflix Queue 

Love (comedy, romantic) Rebellious Mickey and good-natured Gus navigate the thrills and agonies of modern relationships in this bold new comedy co-created by Judd Apatow. (TV-MA) Add to Netflix Queue 

Luther (British, drama, crime) A dedicated urban detective tries to keep a grip on his personal life while dealing with the psychological factors underlying the crimes he solves. (TV-14) Add to Netflix Queue 

Mad Men (drama) Set in 1960s New York City, this award-winning series takes a peek inside an ad agency during an era when the cutthroat business had a glamorous lure. (TV-14) (first season is said to be slow) Add to Netflix Queue 

Making a Murder (crime, documentary) Filmed over 10 years, this real-life thriller follows a DNA exoneree who, while exposing police corruption, becomes a suspect in a grisly new crime. (TV-14) Add to Netflix Queue 

Marcella (British, drama) Her marriage just ended and she’s returning to work as a London detective after 12 years away. Is the serial killer she once investigated back, too? (TV-MA) Add to Netflix Queue 

Marco Polo (action, adventure, drama) Set in a world of greed, betrayal, sexual intrigue and rivalry, “Marco Polo” is based on the famed explorer’s adventures in Kublai Khan’s court. (TV-MA) Add to Netflix Queue 

Master of None (comedy, sitcom) New Yorker Dev takes on such pillars of maturity as the first big job, a serious relationship, and busting sex offenders on the subway. (TV-MA) Add to Netflix Queue 

Mystery Diners (food) Aided by hidden surveillance equipment, undercover operatives work with restaurant owners to expose employees whose bad behavior is hurting business. (TV-G) Add to Netflix Queue 

Narcos (action, adventure, crime) The true story of Colombia’s infamously violent and powerful drug cartels fuels this gritty gangster drama series. (TV-MA) Add to Netflix Queue 

Once Upon a Time (drama, sci-fi, fantasy) In this fantasy series, a young woman is drawn to a small maine town and discovers that it’s filled with elements of the fairy tale world. (TV-PG) Add to Netflix Queue 

Orange is the New Black (comedy, drama) A privileged New Yorker ends up in a women’s prison when a past crime catches up with her in this Emmy-winning series from the creator of ‘Weeds.” (TV-MA) Add to Netflix Queue 

Parenthood (comedy, drama) Four grown siblings juggle parenthood, relationships, careers and more as they cope with life’s ups and downs in this drama set in Berkeley, Calif. (TV-14) Add to Netflix Queue 

Peaky Blinders (British, drama) A notorious gang in 1919 Birmingham, England, is led by the fierce Tommy Shelby, a crime boss set on moving up in the world no matter the cost. (TV-MA) Add to Netflix Queue 

Portlandia (comedy, sketch comedy) Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein send up the residents of Portland, Ore. Typical targets include artisanal light bulbs and feminist bookstores. (TV-14) Add to Netflix Queue 

Pretty Little Liars (drama, crime, romantic) Rudderless without their missing leader, four formerly tight high school friends band together when a blackmailer threatens to spill their dirt. (TV-14) Add to Netflix Queue 

Rectify (crime, drama) Convicted of rape and murder at age 18, Daniel Holden spends nearly 20 years on death row until DNA evidence brings the verdict into question. (TV-14) Add to Netflix Queue 

Scrubs (comedy, sitcom, medical) A young attending physician and his fellow doctors practice mischief and medicine while learning life lessons at the Sacred Heart teaching hospital. (TV-14) Add to Netflix Queue 

Sons of Anarchy (action, adventure, crime) After seizing control of his down, gun-running motorcycle club the Sons of Anarchy soon butts heads with rival bikers, racist groups and the law. (TV-MA) Add to Netflix Queue 

The Fall (British, drama) When the Belfast police are stalled in their investigation of a spate of murders, Detective Superintendent Stella Gibson is drafted to investigate. (TV-MA) Add to Netflix Queue 

The Killing (drama, crime) Seattle homicide detectives Sarah Linden and Stephen Holder are deeply affected by the murders they investigate in this dark, acclaimed crime series. (TV-14) Add to Netflix Queue 

The League (comedy, sitcom) Fantasy football tackles reality in this semi-scripted look at some friends whose hobby provides an outlet in the form of trash-talking and deceit. (TV-MA) Add to Netflix Queue 

The Vampire Diaries (drama, sci-fi, fantasy) Trapped in adolescent bodies, feuding vampire brothers Stefan and Damon vie for the affection of captivating teenager Elena. (TV-14) Add to Netflix Queue 

The Walking Dead (action, adventure, zombie apocalypse) In the wake of a zombie apocalypse, survivors hold on to the hope of humanity by banding together to wage a fight for their own survival. (TV-MA) Add to Netflix Queue 

The West Wing (political drama) This powerful epic chronicles the triumphs and travails of white house senior staff under the administration of President Josiah Bartlet. (TV-14) Add to Netflix Queue 

The Wonder Years (comedy, drama) This classic show set in the 1960s chronicles the hapless life of Kevin, the youngest member of the Arnold clan, and has lurches his way into adulthood. (TV-PG) Add to Netflix Queue 

The X-Files (horror) FBI agent Scully, a skeptic, and Mulder, a believer, attempt to uncover a government conspiracy to hide evidence of extraterrestrial activity. (TV-14) Add to Netflix Queue 

Todd Margaret (comedy, sitcom) This sardonic sitcom focuses on Todd Margaret, a clueless American manager sent to London to promote sales of an energy drink called Thunder Muscle. (TV-MA) Add to Netflix Queue 

Top of the Lake (British, drama) When pregnant, 12-year-old Tui tries to kill herself in a freezing New Zealand lake, detective Robin Griffin has plenty of questions for the girl. (TV-MA) Add to Netflix Queue 

Torchwood (British, drama) This “Doctor Who” spinoff follows the fight against hostile aliens by the Torchwood Institute team, with the enigmatic Capt. Jack Harkness in command. (TV-14) Add to Netflix Queue 

Twin Peaks (crime) “Who killed Laura Palmer?” is the question on everyone’s lips in a secretive small town, but as an eccentric FBI agent learns, the answer isn’t easy. (TV-MA) Add to Netflix Queue 

United States of Tara (comedy, drama) Artist and mother Tara Gregson has her hands full juggling her career, her kids and a major case of dissociative identity disorder. (TV-MA) Add to Netflix Queue 

Wallander (British, drama) In a picturesque and once-peaceful province of Sweden, disillusioned police inspector Kurt Wallander probes a shocking spate of baffling murders. (TV-14) Add to Netflix Queue 

When Calls the Heart (drama, period piece) Leaving behind her upper-crust city roots, a woman journeys west in the early 1900s to become a teacher in a small Canadian mining community. (TV-G) Add to Netflix Queue 

Worst Cooking in America (food) America’s worst cooks square off for the chance to win $25,000 as they develop their skills in the kitchen with help from culinary mentors. (TV-G) Add to Netflix Queue 

Happy Binging! #netflixandbinge #thebingelife


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