The fact that we can now watch entire seasons of TV shows in one sitting, if you are so inclined, has birthed the practice of binge watching. Whether you have nothing better to do, or you just feel like staying in on a Saturday, binge watching series has become one of our go-to activities. And if you’ve been too busy the past year to catch all the best series the internet and television have to offer, then sit back and read as we list some of the best series from last year that you can definitely catch up on. So schedule a weekend with your buddies, or your partner, stock up on popcorn and try to see if you can check off all the series we have on our list.
- The Haunting of Hill House
Now who doesn’t like a good horror series? This show is a horror/drama set around the Crain siblings and how their time on Hill House has affected them. The story spans three timelines so expect a lot of flashbacks. This is the Netflix adaptation of the 1959 novel by Shirley Jackson of the same title.
- The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
This is not the Sabrina some of us grew up watching. This series is a far cry from the old ABC sitcom Sabrina the Teenage Witch. It resembles CW’s Riverdale more than it does the old campy series so beloved by many. This series revolves around Sabrina Spellman, a half mortal half witch who must deal with the intricacies of her dual nature while fighting evil and protecting the human world.
- Brooklyn Nine-Nine
This hit comedy series features Jake Peralta (Andy Samberg), a talented but immature detective whose hi-jinks cause headaches for his commanding officer, Captain Ray Holt (Andre Braugher). This series got shut down by Fox, but fans demanded for the series to be saved. NBC swooped in and saved the series, much to the delight of fans all over the world. It is currently in its sixth season. Noine noine!
- Bojack Horseman
Though cartoons used to be generally thought of as made-for-kids, this is one cartoon you do not want your kids to watch, at least not yet. They’ll have to wait until they are older and can appreciate the realness of this dark comedy. The story revolves around washed up actor Bojack Horseman and his quest to initially get back to super stardom. However, as you go further into the series, it explores the realities of Hollywood, drug abuse, loneliness, depression, and what these can do to a person. This series screams relevance in today’s society of hidden depression and addiction to sex, drugs, and self destruction.
- The Good Place
What does a sinner do when she finds herself in heaven a.k.a. The Good Place? This NBC series tells the story of Eleanor Shellstrop (Kristen Bell), a selfish sinner, who wakes up in a place where she feels she doesn’t belong – a heaven-like utopia for the righteous.