5 Best Shows To Binge-Watch On Netflix

A "Netflix and chill" moment

Netflix is a popular streaming platform renowned for its extensive library of movies, TV series, anime, documentaries, and much more, all accessible on any internet-connected device. While I often intend to reserve Friday evenings for a relaxed “Netflix and chill” session, the allure of certain shows proves irresistible.

Consequently, it’s not uncommon for me to find myself engrossed, binge-watching multiple episodes in quick succession. Sometimes, all it takes is a compelling tweet extolling the virtues of a show, and before I know it, I’m delving into Safari to explore reviews, immerse myself in the cast’s background, and dive headfirst into the series. It’s all in good fun! LOL!

You begin watching that specific show with the firm intention to only complete episode 1 and then return to your productive tasks. However, before you know it, it’s 11 p.m., and there you are, determined to power through the entirety of season 1, valiantly battling sleep.

Allow me to share my top five lists of must-binge shows on Netflix. As the saying goes, “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.” So, grab your favorite snacks and unwind with these shows after a productive day. I can almost guarantee that you’ll be able to complete the first season of these series within just 24 hours.

Please note: it cuts across all genres.

A "Netflix and chill" moment
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5 Good shows to watch in one sitting on Netflix


“Wednesday” is a delightful comedy-horror series that follows the adventures of Wednesday Addams, a teenage girl with psychic abilities from the iconic Addams family. She is enrolled at Nevermore, an academy designed for nurturing outcasts, oddballs, and monsters. Her primary goal is to unravel a mystery that has been entangled with her parents for a quarter of a century.

This show artfully combines elements of mystery, drama, romance, and the quirks of a dysfunctional family. I admire how the main character, portrayed by Jenna Ortega, remains faithful to the original Wednesday (pale and donning black pigtails) while injecting her own unique spin into the role.

I wholeheartedly rate it a 10/10 and eagerly anticipate the arrival of season 2.

A flier of the series, Wednesday

Never Have I Ever

“Never Have I Ever” is a fantastic comedy-drama spanning four seasons. The series revolves around Devi Vishwakumar (portrayed by Maitreyi Ramakinshnan), a teenage girl whose parents relocated from India to the United States in pursuit of the best education for her. After the sudden loss of her father, Devi, now in high school, aspires to change her social status and shed the “nerd” label that others have assigned to her. This series beautifully illustrates that even bright students encounter challenges, traumas, and academic difficulties, highlighting the importance of resilience and the pursuit of our goals.

With each episode running at a minimum of 30 minutes, you can make great use of a lazy weekend to binge-watch all four seasons. While it seems that the series may have concluded, there’s a glimmer of hope for fans, as some speculate that a fifth season might be in the works based on a cryptic farewell from the show’s narrator, John McEnroe, who bid us ‘bye for now.’

In my book, I’d rate it a solid 9/10.

A flier of Never Have I Ever


“Sex/life” is an intense series that’s certainly not for the celibate or the faint-hearted. Each episode is filled with passionate, steamy, and intense romantic encounters. The story revolves around Billie Connelly, a suburban wife and mother who left behind her career, her PhD journey, and her wild city life to start a family. Billie’s past life and her present collide in a captivating and tumultuous way.

The series resonates with the experiences of many modern women who navigate various phases in their lives. It delves into themes such as true love, first love, married life, co-parenting, single life, female empowerment, career aspirations, office romance, struggles with alcoholism, and the quest for personal freedom. The attractive cast, especially the male actors, deliver exceptional performances.

For me, it’s another solid 9/10 series. In just 2 seasons comprising 14 episodes, “Sex/life” skillfully covers a wide range of elements and experiences in life.

Sex/Life flier

All of us are dead

The title itself is a chilling hint of the horrors that await in “All of Us Are Dead,” a Korean drama centered on a zombie apocalypse. The story follows a high school science teacher who accidentally unleashes a zombie virus within the school, leading to a harrowing situation for the trapped students. This series will keep you on the edge of your seat throughout all 12 episodes of its first season, with most of the nail-biting action unfolding within the confines of the high school setting.

I’d recommend watching it with a friend or during daylight hours if you’re prone to being spooked easily. Spoiler alert: Be cautious about getting too attached to any character, as they might meet a grim fate and transform into a zombie.

For me, the fact that my favorite character survived Season 1 earned “All of Us Are Dead” a perfect 10/10 rating. Yes, it’s that good, delivering a thrilling and suspenseful experience.

All of us are dead flier

Squid game

“Squid Game” is yet another gripping Korean series that effortlessly blends various genres, including thriller, action, drama, and horror, but notably lacks romance. This show delves deep into the extremes to which people are willing to go for the allure of immense wealth. In this storyline, numerous financially struggling contestants accept an invitation to partake in children’s games with a tantalizing prize at stake, yet the risks prove to be life-threatening.

The show’s set designs are nothing short of captivating, and its scenes are marked by gruesome and gory elements, adding to its intense appeal. It’s the perfect binge-watch for a lazy weekend, as the entire series comprises just one season with 9 episodes, and the promise of a second season on the horizon.

Squid game flier


While there are several other shows on Netflix that I take pleasure in, I must admit that some of them are rather lengthy, and indulging in a binge-watching session might lead to reduced productivity. A few noteworthy titles include “La Casa De Papel,” “YOU,” “Stranger Things,” “Elite,”, “Emily in Paris”, “When They See Us,” and “The World of the Married.”

I hope you derive as much enjoyment from these shows as I did. I eagerly look forward to reading your ratings and reviews in the comments section. Feel free to share your own recommendations for other outstanding shows too.

So go ahead and have a delightful session of “Netflix and chill,” whether with your partner or as a solo viewer. Enjoy these compelling shows on a chilly night, and allow them to transport you into their captivating worlds.