Confessions from a Netflix & Hulu Addict

One of my favorite past times and just all around addiction that gets me through editing is - NETFLIX/Hulu binging.

 

Yes, I am a couch potato and I have no shame.

 

It is my favorite thing to do when I am editing a wedding or portrait session. 

 

I love going through episodes like they are potato chips. You can’t watch (or have) just one.

 

So listed below are some of my favorite binge worthy series that I absolutely love and think you should, too. 

 

| Making a Murderer |

This is an obvious one. 

 

| LOST

I wasn’t sure if I was going to like it, but it is hands down one of the best series I have ever seen in my life. It was the longest binge I went through. 6 seasons + 121 episodes = hours of commitment, but it’s worth it. 

 

| American Horror Story

I became an AHS fan the first day it premiered. We started watching it accidentally and were disgusted, shocked, and intrigued by it’s weirdness. We were hooked. Each season uses most of the same actors, but different story lines that will end up being connected as the seasons go on. I’m a chicken, but it combines horror, gory, humor, and just total controversial themes to it. It’s definitely not for the faint of heart.

 

| The Mindy Project |

Absolutely HILARIOUS! Mindy Kaling is the queen of comedy. If I can recommend any show, it would definitely be this one. I love everything about it, even the theme song. 

 

| Fresh Off the Boat

Another comedic masterpiece. I think it’s hysterical. The funniest Asian family with their odd daily struggles. And it’s based in the 90’s. Cool, cool, and more cool. 

 

| Grey’s Anatomy

I love Grey’s Anatomy. It was my first series that I watched religiously and have loved every step of the journey it has taken, but if you start watching it, STOP watching it at season 6. Do NOT go onto season 7 unless you want to be broken hearted and left miserable. I watch it because I have been involved since I was 13. Trust me on that.

 

| How to Get Away With Murder |

This show was AMAZING! Shonda Rhimes outdid herself on this one. I really think I enjoyed this show more than Grey’s Anatomy. The drama is outstanding. It can get a little confusing at times, but it totally blows your mind. Also, I really like what a difference Matt McGorry plays in this series rather than his character in OITNB. It’s like night and day which is a pleasant surprise. 

 

| Orange is the New Black

It’s ridiculous how much I enjoy this show. I did not think it was going to be my cup of tea, but it’s been amazing! My favorite characters are Red, Suzanne, Pornstache, and Bennett. I also dressed up as Alex Vause last Halloween so that should say how much I love this show. 

 

| Empire

Another surprising delight to me. The first episode left me confused and shaken up, but it’s addicting. Terrance Howard’s performance surprised me because he is one heck of a good bad guy. And I LOVE Jussie Smollett. It opens your eyes to what happens in the music industry. Also, Taraji Henson is THE QUEEN!

 

 

| Breaking Bad

Because if you are from New Mexico, it’s pretty much a necessity to watch Breaking Bad. I loved the show and I have an even funner time knowing exactly where everything is in the show. I also have a photographer friend who’s son played baby Holly (well one of the babies who played Holly). Jessie is my favorite for obvious reasons, but watching Walter White progress from a high school chemistry teacher to a meth making millionaire is rad. 

 

| Freaks and Geeks

Absolutely LOVED this show because I LOVE Jason Segal, Seth Rogen, and James Franco. It only has two seasons which is a bummer, but it’s awesome. 

How I Met Your Mother: Another reason why I love Jason Segal! I also love watching Neil Patrick Harris and his comedic endeavors. The last season wasn’t my favorite, but seriously WHO’s favorite was it? 

 

| Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood

I bet that seems a little random, but believe me I NEVER thought I would enjoy anime as much as I LOVE this show. It’s the story of two brothers that tried to bring their mom back to life using alchemy. One brother lost his leg and arm while the other brother lost his full body and has his soul attached to a suit of armor. It follows them on their journey to find a Philosopher’s Stone to try and get their bodies back. It’s strangely amazing, but it does have some cringe worthy scenes that could make you have nightmares. 

 

| Game of Thrones

This is currently the binge I am working on right now. It’s addicting. I wasn’t sure if I would enjoy it because of the many facebook posts my timeline would consist of. I took a break from it because I am guessing something bad happened to Jon Snow in the last episode of the new season, but if I can get through every favorite character in Grey’s Anatomy dying or leaving, I think I can handle heartbreak from GoT. Also, Tyrion makes everything worth it. He’s amazeballs. 

 

 

Welp, after reading this list, I have realized what an addict I actually am and feel like I should go for a run or be more productive. I am SOOOOO excited for American Crime Story: The People vs. O.J Simpson. Like CRAZY EXCITED! I will mention that these are only my favorites and I’ve seen a few other series (Desperate Housewives, New Girl, My Strange Addiction, Extreme Couponers, Dancing with the Stars, and Once Upon a Time are some of my other favorites), but I think those listed above are the ones I think EVERYBODY should give a chance to.