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5 Shows To Binge on Netflix Tonight

With 2017 coming to a close, you might find yourself wanting some down time to reset for the new year. One thing I love to do, is curl up with a warm blanket, a couple good snacks and throw on a Netflix series that I can watch all the way through, in a weekend. Sometimes you just gotta go for a binge–sesh, ya know? Here are my top 5 recommendations, if you’ve got the binge–watching bug too.

Chelsea

With only 2 seasons, Chelsea is a Netflix talk–show you can (and should!) binge–watch this weekend. Her guests range from politicians, to actors, to journalists. Each episode takes you on a journey through relevant topics in the news, with Chelsea’s own classic, provocative take. She pushes boundaries and covers though–provoking topics, while also incorporating comedy and the occasional skit.

Manhunt

Manhunt: Unabomberoriginally aired on Discovery, stars Sam Worthington, Chris Noth and Paul Bettany. The series offers just 8 episodes, so you can watch this one in a sitting! The true crime story follows the story of a FBI profiler (Jim Fitzgerald) as he hunts down the infamous Unabomber. The story also gives you an inside look at the troubled life of Ted Kaczynski, the Unabomber. If you are a fan of true crime TV shows and history, this is a must–watch.

Big Mouth

I had my reservations about this animated series from Netflix and comedian Nick Kroll, but with a star–studded cast (John Mulaney, Jenny Slate, Fred Armisen, Jordan Peele, Maya Rudolph) I gave it a shot and I honestly couldn’t stop laughing at the truly outrageous nature of the show. Big Mouth is about a teenagers journey through puberty, including hormones, periods, wet dreams and many, many more uncomfortable topics, and although it is about teenagers, it is certainly an adult comedy!

The Keepers

The Keepers is a Netflix docuseries, but at only 7 episodes, you can get through this in a night easily. This is the true story of the decades–old, unsolved murder of Sister Catherine and the suspected link to a priest accused of sexual abuse. Following the journey of two former students tracking down leads and gathering information that might help solve the murder, this series documents the knowns and unknowns associated with the case and what has been discovered in the years since the murder, including a possible police cover up. Not for the faint of heart, but a must–watch!

Santa Clarita Diet

This comedy, staring Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant, is about a husband and wife realtor team, whose lives change when the wife begins exhibiting zombie–like qualities, such as only eating raw meat and attacking strangers. Given, this isn’t a show everyone will like, but I found it to be comical, even though some parts were gory and predictable, and it is a quick watch with only 10 30–minute episodes.

What is your favorite Netflix show to binge–watch?

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17 Comments

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    Lisa
    January 3, 2018 at 9:35 pm

    Thanks for the list! I have been trying to find new things to watch!

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    addicted2books
    January 3, 2018 at 10:36 pm

    THANKS for the recommendations!!

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    Jamie
    January 4, 2018 at 12:17 am

    I’ll have to add these to my to watch list. I haven’t seen any of them but I think I could enjoy a good talk show and suburban zombie 😂❤️

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    Jamie
    January 4, 2018 at 12:31 am

    Ooh Santa Clarita Diet sounds so good!! The last show we binge watched (new baby over here so not much binge watching happening!) was season 2 of Stranger Things. My daughter slept like a champ that weekend somehow so my husband and I binged the crap out of it!

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    Veronica
    January 4, 2018 at 3:25 am

    I LOVED Unabomber and The Keepers! You should definitely check out Black Mirror – all time favourites. It’s such an unbelievably amazing show!

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    Katie
    January 4, 2018 at 3:46 am

    Aaah, was just looking for some new Netflix shows. Thanks for sharing! I also recommend Godless and Black Mirror too 🙂

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    Nadine
    January 4, 2018 at 4:10 am

    Big mouth is hilarious! Gonna check out the rest thanks!

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    Paula | The Value of a Moment
    January 4, 2018 at 12:03 pm

    I’ve been meaning to watch “The Keepers”. Now it’s going to the top of my list!
    I’m looking forward to checking out your other recommendations! I love crime shows, so Manhunt is right up my alley. Thanks for a great list!

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    Shauna
    January 4, 2018 at 12:11 pm

    I need to make time for these shows out and more. Thanks 😊

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    Veronica
    January 4, 2018 at 12:40 pm

    thanks for the list, I binged watched the Crown and had no idea what to watch after I finished lol.

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    Kerry
    January 4, 2018 at 1:04 pm

    I waste hours looking through Netflix. Thanks for the recommendations

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    Nicole
    January 4, 2018 at 2:40 pm

    Netflix keeps telling me I’ll like The Santa Clara Diet so I’m glad to know it’s good! I didn’t know it was Drew Barrymore! Thanks for the tip 🙂

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    Melanie
    January 4, 2018 at 2:54 pm

    Great recommendations, I love Santa Clarita Diet!

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    Lara
    January 4, 2018 at 3:03 pm

    Adding these to my watchlist right now!

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    Juhita Gupta
    January 4, 2018 at 5:32 pm

    I thought this would just be a list of the usual suspects but most of these shows were new finds (at least for me). Thank you for sharing

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    Mandy
    January 4, 2018 at 7:43 pm

    It’s so nice to get tips like these! I hate scrolling through Netflix not knowing what to watch and wasting time trying to figure it out. These shows look so interesting!

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    Jessica
    January 4, 2018 at 11:20 pm

    I need some new shows to watch. I might check some of these out, The Keepers sounds interesting!

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