My Netflix Picks

I don't know about you, but where I live, it is freezing outside. Like I'm talking about wear 3 parkas, a big scarf and still pray to God that your face doesn't fall off. Being the unadventurous type, I prefer to not bear the cold, and stay bundled up like a nice warm Chipotle burrito in my cozy home. However, there are only so many things to do when your entire body is wrapped up in multiple blankets, one of which is Netflix. Netflix binge-watching is one of my specialties. I can stay sedentary for hours on end, watching season-by-season, soaking up those unhealthy TV rays. I know I'm not alone here, especially when compared to other college students. We could all practically major in Netflix. It's quite impressive, really. But for all of you stuck in your little tortilla wraps with one arm out for remote control access, I've prepared a list of my Netflix picks. Whether you're new to the game, or you're an old player, I'm sure you'll find something you like.

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In case you haven't heard, the 90's hit TV show, Friends was recently released on Netflix. All. Ten. Seasons. I'm not going to lie to you: I've watched 4 and a half seasons in 8 days. I'm a little embarrassed, but pretty proud as well. This show is all kinds of funny, addicting, and lovable. It also comes from an era of primo television, back before shows like "16 & Pregnant" even existed. If you've never seen friends: watch it. If you've only seen a few episodes: watch them all. I guess what I'm getting at here is that this show is the Netflix show of all Netflix shows. It satisfies both female and male audiences, young (but not too young) and old. Highly suggest. I give Friends 5 out of 5 cowboy boots.

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Portlandia is not a show you hear a lot of people talking about. Unless you're a hipster, like my brother. This show is written by and stars two comedic geniuses, Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen. You may recognize Fred from Saturday Night Live where he makes hilarious cameo appearances on the Weekend Update. This show is a little hard to understand at first. The most important thing you need to know is that Fred and Carrie are the only two consistent actors. Each scene they are different characters in different lives. Much like Saturday Night Live. Another thing to keep in mind is that these two are poking-fun at the earthy-crunchy-granola life that is living in Portland, Oregon (although Carrie actually lives there in real life). It's so easy to laugh at the hilarious way these two portray the hipster-environmentalist-bike-riding-organic-eating Portlandans. I didn't think this show was even funny until I realized they were making fun of these people. This show is great for the anti-hipster, as well as the pro-hipster who needs to laugh at himself/herself a little bit more. However there are a few adult parts so I definitely don't recommend for those younger audiences. I give Portlandia 4 out of 5 cowboy boots.

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If you haven't watched Grey's Anatomy yet, I am honestly so surprised. Considering this show is ten years old, there's a high likelihood that you've seen an episode once or twice in your lifetime. As one of the most dramatic shows on television, it's hard to not get sucked in. However, it's even easier if you watch the episodes consecutively because they constantly do flashbacks and it's hard to follow if you start in the middle. Watching all of Grey's took me a few months, and that doesn't even include the season that most recently was released on TV. If you're an aspiring nurse/doctor or just love a good medical drama, Grey's is the one for you. It also doesn't hurt that McDreamy (Patrick Dempsey) is so dreamy. Grey's Anatomy is the perfect winter-binge-watching show for anyone. I give it 5 out of 5 cowboy boots.

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If you're looking for a laugh-so-hard-you-cry, pee-in-your-undies show, Parks and Recreation is the show for you. It's absolutely, 100% impossible to go through a whole episode without getting na ab workout from laughing so hard. As a huge Amy Poheler fan (a Saturday Night Live alum), she is nothing less than genius in this series. Although it's great to watch from beginning to end- it's easily understandable if you watch random episodes. If you're ever in a horrible mood (God forbid), this will surely change that. Definitely worth binge-watching. 5 out of 5 cowboy boots.

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I watched this show quite a while ago, but I was absolutely addicted. I don't know if it was because Neal (Matt Bomer) was so great on the eyes, or because the plot always kept you hanging, but I literally could not stop watching this crime drama. Although it is considered a crime show, there's not all of that dead body, bloody scene, gross stuff that's on most. White Collar is more about the intellectual stuff, which is what I love. Because some episodes aren't as great as others, I give White Collar 3 out of 5 cowboy boots.



I wish you all the warmest of January's and the best of binges. Hope everyone stays wrapped up tight in their Chipotle burrito and don't get too ridiculed by your family! What are your favorite Netflix shows? Comment below! I'm always looking for new favorites. I'm so excited to head back down to the great state of Texas this Sunday! Have a great Thursday y'all!


21 comments:

  1. YES to Friends of course! It's my fave show ever! Grey's and Parks and Recreation are on my binge watch list and I keep thinking I should check out Portlandia since I live in Oregon now lol! :)

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    1. Oh you would definitely get a kick out of Portlandia!

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  2. I grew up in the era of friends. We're all the same age. I loved that show. I bet I would love the other ones, too. Thanks for sharing. Have you done Sex and the City? Is that on Netflix yet? That was my era, too.

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    1. I don't think Sex and the City is on Netflix yet but when it is I will definitely be binge-watching that!!

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  3. Even though I was in the target age range when Friends was still on TV (I'm ANCIENT!!), I don't think I saw any of them when they were originally broadcast. It's only been in the last few years that I've watched some of it and realized what a great show it is. I LOVE Parks and Rec--it was what got me through some very, very long, late nights with my newborn!

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    1. Only Aziz Ansari could make those late nights bearable I'm sure!!

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  4. This is the perfect time of year for Netflix marathons! I am a huge fan of Friends and Parks & Rec! I'll have to check out White Collar. Great list!

    Olivia (www.vickiandlivi.com)

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  5. Yay for Friends! I've heard of Portlandia but haven't ever watched it. I actually feel like I'd really love Portland, because I'm all for green living and biking everywhere (I did my undergrad at UC Davis, so that was only to be expected)...I just don't want to be associated with all the hipsters! :'( sighhh, haha.

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    1. Haha then you'd for sure love Portlandia!

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  6. Binge-watching is one of the joys of Netflix, that's for sure! I can't wait until we resubscribe... I've heard good things about Grey's Anatomy but I honestly have never seen an episode!

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    1. Oh my gosh you're missing out!! Grey's is a must!

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  7. I tried SO hard to watch Friends but I keep having a hard time getting into it! I definitely have Portlandia on my "to watch" list!

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    1. You can't get into Friends?! Ugh, I'm obsessed.

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  8. It's freezing in Florida right now too and all I wanted to do was stay home and watch tv today, but I had to go to work :(

    www.Fashionabella.com

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    1. It's cold in Florida?? Oh gosh I'm so sorry.

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  9. You've listed some of my all time favorite binge watches on Netflix! I'm currently working my way through Gilmore Girls, and I plan on starting Friends after I finish Gilmore Girls!

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    1. I need to watch Gilmore girls! That's next on my list!

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  10. I was SO excited when Friends came to Netfilx! I also love Parks and Rec. We binged on Leverage and Psych recently both crime shows but without all of the gross stuff, like white collar!

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    1. I've never seen Leverage or Psych, but they sound great!

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  11. I was so excited to see Friends on Netflix. I haven't had a chance to watch any episodes yet and I've always had them at my disposal because I have the box set, but now it's so much more convenient. Some of my favorite Netflix shows are Alias, The West Wing, and anything Star Trek (mostly because of my husband).

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