Top 5 Netflix shows to binge

Jaclyn Faulconer and Vivian Simopoulos

As we shift into winter, we’re spending more time inside binge watching our favorite shows. Whether you are looking for a romance, a mystery or a thriller, here are our top five picks for most binge-worthy Netflix shows.

#5: “Riverdale”

“Riverdale” is a five season drama series about Archie Andrews, a teenage boy with a lot on his plate. He has a sexual relationship with his music teacher because he wants to pursue a career in music. His friendship with his best friend, Jughead Jones, is in a rough spot. Once he meets new people, the teens go on many missions to help save their friendship. This show’s intriguing plot earns it a spot on this list.

#4: “The Watcher”

“The Watcher” tells the story of a married couple who, after moving into their dream home in a fictionalized version of Westfield, New Jersey, are harassed by letters signed by a stalker who goes by the pseudonym “The Watcher.” The show is a mystery, thriller and a horror in one, and is inspired by a true story. Each episode is packed with surprises and action. Currently, there is only one season available to watch, released in 2022, but the show has been renewed for a second season.

#3: “Breaking Bad”

“Breaking Bad” is a five season drama about a high school Chemistry teacher who is diagnosed with lung cancer and turns to selling methamphetamine with a former student in order to leave money for his family. The show deals with illegal activity and family relationships and is complex with many moving parts. There are also many complex references to chemistry which can help you feel all those hours studying were worth it. 

#2: “Shameless”

“Shameless” is an 11 season drama with a little bit of comedy all in one. The show is about Frank Galligher, a single dad of six kids who spends his time drinking at bars, while the rest of the family is led by the oldest sister Fiona Galligher. The show is filled with heartbreak, abandonment and family relationship issues. The show definitely made us realize how lucky we are to have healthy and loving families. 

#1: “Outer Banks”

“Outer Banks” is an action-filled mystery teen drama that is perfect for anyone looking for an addictive show. A group of teenagers called the Pogues seek to overcome obstacles such as love, fighting friendship and the troubles that come with money. The plot of “Outer Banks” will grab your attention and keep you hooked with so many unexpected twists.

What is your favorite Netflix show to binge watch?


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