Top 5 Netflix TV Shows to Binge Watch

Binge watching Netflix is the new going out, and Netflix and Chill has to be the most popular past time of the entire population, and when I say Netflix and Chill, I actually mean watching Netflix in your pyjamas with a hot chocolate and lots of food (chocolate is my usual choice, just FYI). Slobbing on the sofa in front of the TV is definitely my favourite thing to do when you get home from work or the weather is too wintry to venture outside, so I’ve put together my top 5 Netflix Shows to binge*.

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So onto my top 5 Netflix Show Recommendations –


Of course Friends had to be up there as my Number 1 show. If you know me well, this will be absolutely no shock to you whatsoever. I know Friends like the back of my hand and can quote almost every episode to you if you so desire. It’s my favourite show ever and when it was announced it would be on Netflix from the start of the year, I couldn’t have had better news to ring in 2018 with. Yep, I’m that sad! Chances are I use Friends quotes in my daily conversation and if you don’t watch it, well you need to. For those of you who really don’t know what it’s about (I won’t judge, as long as you start watching it immediately) it’s about six friends from New York who hang out in Central Perk coffee shop and you watch them manoeuvre their way through the trials and tribulations life in your twenties throws at you. You watch them go in and out of relationships, jobs and friendships with many many a joke thrown in. I can’t imagine a life without Friends. My favourite episode? The One Where No Ones Ready in Season 3. My favourite quote has to be “I got off the plane” and “She’s your lobster” and “Joey doesn’t share food” (okay I couldn’t narrow down just one.)

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Brooklyn 99

My second favourite sitcom next to Friends, this is about a bunch of New York Cops working in Brooklyn, written by and starring Andy Samberg one of the funniest men in American showbiz IMO (he’s also one third of Lonely Island who do silly comedy rap songs, YouTube them!). Also boasting acting skills of the one and only comedy genius Terry Crews, as well as female comedian Chelsea Perretti and actor Joe Le Triugo. It follows them as they embark on their daily police detective work with obviously every single mishap and events gone wrong as possible, as well as watching friendships develop and crushes turn into relationships. The banter between the main character Jake, and the police captain, whose personalities could not be further apart, is incredible as they bounce off each other unbelievably well. It has me in stitches every single time no matter how many times I watch and re-watch an episode. Honestly, a must watch if you need a laugh.

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Turning slightly more serious, but not without its funny moments, is Suits. A show about a guy with an eidetic memory who stumbles into becoming a lawyer at one of the top firms in New York without any qualifications but with the knowledge he needs from sitting the law exams for people for money, using his epic memory skills. Of course, doing such a risky job illegally, is not without its pitfalls and you follow the firm as they take on important and life changing cases trying to make sure nobody finds out Mike isn’t actually a real lawyer. The banter between him and his mentor Harvey, is both endearing and hilarious, the arguments with awkward but loveable Louis Litt (you will love him and then hate him a thousand times over during the course of watching) and the absolute sassiness of secretary Donna will never cease to amaze you. Favourite quote – “you just got lit up” (which is available to purchase on a mug, it’s that popular). Don’t be fooled by the fact that it’s a legal programme – you will not be bored by this one as it isn’t your typical courtroom drama.

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Once Upon a Time

A major twist on your typical Disney Fairy Tales, Once Upon a Time is a “Disney in real life” but it starts off that nobody actually knows it. The town of Storybrooke is under a curse from the evil queen which made them all turn into “normal” people living their normal lives of teachers, barmaids, doctors etc. Young Henry tries to break the curse with the help of his Mum, Emma, who doesn’t believe him for a very long time. Sometimes cheesy but definitely action-packed, each episode reveals a new problem and a new character and it all comes together in very clever ways. It’s great until the start of season 7 where all of the new characters leave and it resets with new ones (bar about 4 original characters) and there are several versions of each character and it’s just not the same. But definitely, watch up until season 6 and who knows, you may love season 7 too!

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Pretty Little Liars

This had me hooked and I went on a serious binge watching PLL. I couldn’t rest until I found out who A was. Then A was revealed and it was false. Then A was actually revealed and then there was another A. To put some context behind my ramblings; the show is about 4 friends, whose friend Alison, goes missing  and they are taunted by someone who calls themselves A, and whoever A is, is seriously messed up. They mess with the girls’ lives in ways you wouldn’t even imagine and they are so very very clever. They made it their mission to try and find out who is ruining their lives, whilst still trying to live their teenage lives and graduate high school. With the stunning Shay Mitchell and Lucy Hale amongst the cast, the show follows the girls as they try and live a normal life with a stalker on their backs. Fun fact: Mike from Suits is in it as a cameo as he is married to one of the cast and she also appears in Suits. the show is so bad that it’s good and your temptation to google who A is is so real but I managed to resist all the way through. If I’m honest, the big reveal is so disappointing and seriously far-fetched but that didn’t stop me from enjoying the fun anyway.

So those are my Top 5 Netflix Show Binge Recommendations. Have you seen any of these? I’d love to know your thoughts!

Thanks so much for reading!

*Sponsored post, all opinions and views and honest and my own.



  1. February 16, 2018 / 4:51 pm

    I watched Friends during its original run and I’ve seen reruns of every episode at least 10 times. I even named one of my cats Chandler.

    The shows I binged on Netflix were all their original series: Stranger Things, Fuller House (guilty pleasure), GLOW & Santa Clarita Diet. Waiting for season 2 of those last two before I get Netflix back though.

    • sophieinwonderlandxo
      February 18, 2018 / 6:23 pm

      Amazing i love that! A mega friends fan like me! I need to watch some of those! Thanks for reading lovely xo

  2. February 17, 2018 / 1:38 pm

    Pretty Little Liars is definitely on my ‘to watch’ list! The Crown has to be my favourite Netflix programme though. Nice post!

    • sophieinwonderlandxo
      February 18, 2018 / 6:21 pm

      I hope you enjoy it! Thanks for reading lovely xo

  3. February 18, 2018 / 3:05 pm

    I absolutely LOVE Suits! Definitely one of my fav shows. I recently binge watched “The Good Place” and I really enjoyed it x Nikita

    • sophieinwonderlandxo
      February 18, 2018 / 6:20 pm

      Same here! Ooh i need to watch that! Thanks for reading lovely xo

  4. February 18, 2018 / 3:39 pm

    I used to be such a big fan of Friends back in the day – so of course I’m rewatching the series on Netflix! Also a big fan of Suits and PLT. I’ve just started HTGAWM this morning and am already on episode 4… a definite binge!

    • sophieinwonderlandxo
      February 18, 2018 / 6:18 pm

      Ooh i want to watch that one!! Thanks for reading lovely xo

  5. February 18, 2018 / 4:41 pm

    Friends is still one of my favourite programmes of all times and I like suits too. I’ve not heard of once upon a time but that sounds like my sort of programme too so if I ever get Netflix I will investigate!!

    • sophieinwonderlandxo
      February 18, 2018 / 6:18 pm

      Same here! I hope you enjoy it! Thanks for reading lovely xo

  6. Madi Dearson
    February 18, 2018 / 5:56 pm

    It still amazes me how new generationscan so relate to Friends – I also watched when it was aired and still love coming across reruns. I also love the original Netflix showes. I LOVED sense 8, 13 reasons why, house of cards.

    • sophieinwonderlandxo
      February 18, 2018 / 6:17 pm

      Same here!! I need to watch House of cards! Thanks so much for reading lovely xo

  7. February 19, 2018 / 10:35 pm

    As you know I’ve seen Friends one too many times that I’m now off it, I’ve probably watched the episodes all together thousands of times – Ben recites it out loud too which only adds to me hating it.
    Out of all of these the only one I haven’t watched is Once Upon a Time, I tried but just couldn’t get into it! We’re currently watching Line of Duty on Netflix and we’re obsessed – a cop drama and very different from Brooklyn 99!
    Helpless Whilst Drying

    • sophieinwonderlandxo
      February 20, 2018 / 11:03 am

      I can never ever be off Friends haha! Ooh yeah I’ve heard good things, I’ll have to give it a go! xx

  8. March 20, 2018 / 3:22 am

    I loved pretty little things . Stranger things is a good one too 🙂

    • sophieinwonderlandxo
      March 20, 2018 / 9:14 pm

      I don’t want to watch that it seems too scary for me haha! thanks for reading lovely!x

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