Staying up at night just to have a moment alone has given me a great deal of time to binge shows on various streaming platforms. Sometimes, that means watching something I haven’t watched before. Other times, it’s watching through shows that I’ve seen every episode of but still love to watch. These are my top ten favorite shows to binge at bedtime right now.
1. New Girl
Honestly, it doesn’t matter how many times I’ve watched this show, I’m still going to watch it again and again. Jess has a quirkiness that I completely identify with. I adore her. The entire group, as a whole, is fun to watch. Their big moments still give me all of the feels, even after watching every episode at least four times. And yes, that includes Coach and Alli, who aren’t pictured here.
2. Gossip Girl
I’m still pretty new to Gossip Girl, only having reached the middle of season three, but I like it. Maybe it’s the clothes, maybe it’s the scandals. I don’t know. I can tell you, however, that I absolutely love Chuck Bass. What started out as a sketchy character has come to be someone that I genuinely love watching.
3. How I Met Your Mother
We all have our opinions about this show’s ending (I think it was predictable), but I still love the show. Sometimes, I’m bothered by Lily’s constant “big life speeches”, but I enjoy watching the gang’s shenanigans too much to care. The Lily and Marshall break-up where he’s sitting on the stairs in the rain will never not choke me up.
4. Pretty Little Liars
Let’s just go ahead and address the fact that, yes, it’s full of plot holes. That aside, however, Prettly Little Liars is one of my all-time favorites. Those beautiful girls and their wonderful moms (not you, Jessica DiLaurentis) will forever hold a special place in my heart. And so will the guys. Especially Toby.
5. The O.C.
So, this show is a definite throwback to my teenage years. I started watching it religiously in my junior year of high school when the series first launched. No, I didn’t identify with a single one of the characters, but I think that’s what made it so great. Minus the drinking and overdosing, it was a life I dreamed of back then. Having it all, including the infinity pool. Being popular instead of hiding in the library with a book at lunch. I lived in a small town in North Carolina back then and the OC provided some escapism from my otherwise average life. I still watch it now because, well, nostalgia.
6. Gilmore Girls
I’m still extremely new to Gilmore Girls, but I like it so far. It was a recommendation from a friend, so I’m slowly working my way through it. That’s easier said than done when watching several different shows.
I adore these men. Absolutely adore them. And Castiel, too. I cannot get over the fact that the show is ending. All good things must come to an end, of course, but oh, how I’ll miss them. I’ve watched through the first fourteen seasons a few times and I will continue to watch through the entire show over and over after it ends. The boys go from simply “the family business” to a much bigger purpose and I’ve loved every bit of that ride.
Lucifer is another show that I am new to. I have a friend on Facebook who has just been going on and on about how much she loves the show, so I had to give it a try. Honestly, if she posts about it as often as she does, it must be worth the watch, right? Well, so far, I’m really enjoying it. It is a show that is easy to get sucked into. And his accent helps a bit too.
9. Grey’s Anatomy
Goodness, this show. My niece suggested it when I found myself out of things to watch recently when another show that I loved came to an end. I was bored and on the hunt for something new. In comes Grey’s Anatomy. I watched the full first season in one night and started on the second before finally passing out. Thankfully, it was my husband’s day off, so I was able to get some sleep. All-nighters are a terrible plan when you’re in your 30s and have kids. I am on season six now and still trying to get over George’s death. My daughter started the episode, which I had been putting off, without me even realizing that we were at THAT episode. I’m still heartbroken. I know problematic characters are usually doomed and George was definitely problematic, but I still loved him and I’m still not over it just yet.
10. Game of Thrones
Yes, I know how it ends. Yes, “The Long Night” was much too short and should’ve lasted MUCH longer. They rushed it. I agree. They were in too much of a hurry to tie up loose ends. I agree with that, too. And no, I still do not understand why, aside from honor, Jon Snow had to return to The Wall if Grey Worm wouldn’t even be there to care. And yes, Bran Stark is the king that no one wanted. And, again, yes, Dani going nuts was way too predictable. However, I love the show as a whole and still crave more. Perhaps it has something to do with exactly how rushed that last season was. It tied up loose ends, but it didn’t give us enough story in between tying up those ends. Either way, I still watch because I still crave the story.
What are some of your favorite shows right now? Give me something new to watch!