Let The Binge-Watching Begin
Before Netflix and other streaming services, you had to wait a whole week (or months between seasons) to watch your favorite show. If you did want to watch an entire season at once, you had to wait for the DVD or VHS box set, or hope the show reached syndication so you could watch reruns. Now you don't have to suffer through the waiting game, and Womensforum has several original shows on Netflix that you should binge-watch one upcoming weekend.
It’s only eight episodes, which makes this thrilling drama even harder to stop watching. Set in a small Indiana town in 1983 and starring Winona Ryder as a mom who’s son Will goes missing, this supernatural mystery will have you guessing until the very end. A second season is in the works, but it certainly can't come soon enough.
Grace And Frankie
Who doesn’t want to watch a show starring Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Sam Waterston AND Martin Sheen? That’s exactly what you get with Grace and Frankie, which is about two frenemies who move in together after they learn that their husbands have secretly been in love for years. Of course, hilarity ensues, and with two seasons already on Netflix, this show will be a laughing good time.
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
From the mastermind of comedy Tina Fey comes this hilarious and quirky show that stars Ellie Kemper as Kimmy Schmidt, a girl who spent 15 years stuck in an underground bunker. A 30-year-old, with 15-years-ago-pop-culture references, living with a flamboyant gay actor and friends with a strange landlord and wealthy woman who’s out-of-touch with reality makes for a highly entertaining series. With two seasons now, it's a fun and easy binge watch.
Master of None
Aziz Ansari transfers his stand-up routines and book about dating into a hilarious and enjoyable series on Netflix. It was even nominated for a Golden Globe Award and several Emmys, so it’s definitely worth checking out.
Marvel's Jessica Jones
Superheroes are all the rage right now on the big screen, and they’re flooding the small screen as well. One of the best shows is Jessica Jones, about a woman with super strength who opens her own detective agency. This show, as well as Daredevil (another must-watch show on Netflix), are the starting point for Luke Cage and the Defenders crossovers. It's getting a second season soon, so it's the perfect time to catch up on this show.
Making a Murderer
You’ve probably heard all about Steven Avery and the murder cases he’s been involved in, but if you haven’t watched the show yet, you should. It’s a gripping documentary that will leave you debating with yourself and anyone who will listen whether or not Avery is guilty. Not only are they working on a second season, but all of the media attention that the show got recently led to the release of Brendan Dassey, Steven Avery's nephew, who was charged with assisting Avery in the murder of Teresa Halbach.
House of Cards
Everyone has been talking about House of Cards for several years now, so if you’re in the minority and haven’t watched it yet, you should. Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright dominate the screen with their powerful performances as Francis and Claire Underwood. It's proven worth the binge with four seasons under its belt, and it doesn't seem like it's popularity will fade anytime soon.
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