Tuesday, March 29, 2016

5 Shows You Should Be Watching on Netflix

Classes have officially started up again, and yesterday was my first day back from my two week break. Since I didn't have any finals during finals week, I had an extra week off, which both flew by and seemed to last forever. You know that feeling? It's like time is moving so quickly, but when you look back, it seems as though you've been gone forever. I can't explain how weird it felt walking back into my dorm room after two weeks! After a couple of hours, though, it felt like I hadn't even been gone.

Because I'm back in my dorm and spring quarter has started, I thought it would be fun to do a post about some of my favorite shows I watch on Netflix, since it's my favorite way to procrastinate on my (already) assigned homework. I honestly don't watch Netflix that often, mainly when I go to the gym, or while I'm eating a quick snack between classes and work. There have been some really good shows that I've been watching, though, so I'd love to share!

Criminal Minds is one of my favorite shows; it is intense, has great story lines, and even contains some comedy. In the last couple of years, I have really been into crime shows, and Criminal Minds is definitely one of the best, in my opinion! It can be kind of scary sometimes, since the whole premise behind it is to get into criminal's heads in order to solve the crimes that they commit. It is centered around the B.A.U. (behavioral analysis unit of the FBI), a team made up of 6-7 people depending on the season, who are profilers and solve crimes. Each episode is like a mini movie since they are all so complex!

Gilmore Girls is one of my all time favorite shows for many reasons: it is heartfelt in a non-cheesy way, centered around two strong, witty women, and the ultimate feel-good show. I grew up watching this with my mom since we are very much like Lorelei and Rory (plus my dad who is always our trusty Luke), and I recently re-watched it. This show is extremely relatable to many young women, and especially at my age, I relate to Rory so much through her struggles with finding her path in the world. I can't tell you how excited I am for the four additional episodes that will be coming out next year!

Grey's Anatomy has been on for a long time, and I recently started watching all of it with my friends this school year. I had watched a couple of episodes here and there, but never consistently. I have to say, I have been pleasantly surprised! Sometimes this show can be a little ridiculous, but overall it is really great with an awesome and diverse cast. Shonda Rhimes is a great writer, and all of her TV shows do really well due to her mastery. The show is backdropped by a hospital in Seattle (yay!), and is centered around a hospital with a group of doctors who really seem to have some horrible luck, with everything that happens to them. I'm on season 11 now, the last season on Netflix, so I'm excited to get caught up with current day Grey's!

How to Get Away With Murder is a truly interesting show. I watched the pilot when it first aired, and I don't know why I didn't continue to watch it! I've been catching up with it on Netflix, and it's really fascinating. Professor Annalise Keating is a law professor who teaches the class "how to get away with murder," and in the first episode, some students in her class are shown struggling with trying to get rid of a body. It isn't revealed who kills this person, or why the crime occurred, but throughout flashbacks during the episodes, viewers are able to slowly piece together the mystery. The writing is fantastic, and is written by Shonda Rhimes as well. All hail Shonda!

I can't explain my love for Sherlock. Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman are a match made in heaven, and make a wonderful Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, respectively. The show is centered around the famous story of Sherlock Holmes and his partner in crime (solving), Dr. Watson, but set in modern times. Having been a fan of the original Sherlock Holmes, it's really interesting to see the story set in today's world. I am also a huge fan of both actors, and enjoy everything about this show basically! The only bad thing about this series is the wait time between seasons, but it's definitely worth it.

All of these shows are really great, and I really recommend them if you are struggling with finding a show to watch in your free time! Netflix is great for when you have nothing else to do, and just want to sit back and relax. I don't know about you, but sometimes I definitely need that dedicated time to let my mind focus on something else!

What are your favorite shows to watch on Netflix?

Thank you so much for reading, and I hope you have a wonderful day! :)


  1. I hear so many people talk about their love for Criminal Minds! I really have to check it out soon!

    Renee | Lose The Road

  2. This summer I really need to get into Sherlock! I can't wait to have time. My current favorite is NCIS:)

    1. Yeah you definitely should it's so great! And I've never actually watched NCIS but I've heard it's good! It would probably be right up my alley.