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My Favorite Shows Streaming on Netflix

Check out some of my favorite shows on Netflix to binge! These recommended Netflix shows are adventurous, romantic, or heartwarming.

I love to watch TV at the end of the day. It’s my favorite way to relax and unwind. Netflix is my go-to for binge watching a new-to-me show. Especially over a vacation or holiday weekend!

My taste in television ranges from adventurous to dramadies. But I always avoid excessive violence or expilicitly steamy shows. If you are looking for a good show with mostly PG-13 content, check out my recommended Netflix shows!

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My Top Recommended Netflix Shows

Favorite Adventurous Shows on Netflix

Outer Banks (Netflix Original)

Outer Banks is like The OC meets The Goonies. It is an adventure-drama about a group of teens in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Their town is divided by the haves and the have nots. In addition to the teen and class drama, there is a treasure hunt and a series of homicides. It’s fun and suspenseful!

The 100 (CW)

The 100 is a YA post-apocolyptic show about a group of 100 juvenile inmates. They are sent to a deserted Earth as guinea pigs. What awaits them on a post-nuclear Earth is unknown. This show is an excellent binge! It’s a mix of sci-fi adventure and drama.

Stranger Things (Netflix Original)

In a small Midwestern town, a young boy goes missing just before a series of supernatural events. The town becomes overrun with terrifying creatures. And a girl with supernatural powers and a mysterious company are at the center of everything. The first 3 seasons of this show are amazing! They are just the right level of fun and scary. I admit, I didn’t watch Season 4 because it was a tad too scary for me.

Shadow and Bone (Netflix Original)

A fantasy-adventure series inspired by the book series by Leigh Bardugo. It’s about a young woman that uncovers immense power. She sets out to save her country and those she loves from the encrouching darkness.

The Umbrella Academy (Netflix Original)

Six adopted siblings reunite after the death of their eccentric billionaire adopted father. As children, he trained them to save the world. Now that they are altogether again, they wonder if their adoptive father was right.

Favorite Drama Shows on Netflix

The Crown (Netflix Original)

The Crown follows the life of Queen Elizabeth II and her journey in becoming queen and the history of her reign. It is full of drama and history. While the show isn’t entirely accurate, it is extremely fascinating and entertaining. If you enjoyed the pacing of Downton Abbey, or are an Anglophile, this show is great.

Bridgerton (Netflix Original)

Think Gossip Girl meets Pride and Prejudice and you’ve got Bridgerton. Shonda Rhimes, the woman behind Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal, created the show. And it is fantastic. The series is inspired by the Brigerton period romance novels by Julia Quinn. The soundtrack consists of modern songs performed by a string quartet to make them more time period appropriate, which fits the show perfectly. Some episodes of Bridgerton are NOT PG-13. So just be warned.

Queen Charlotte (Netflix Original)

This is a Bridgerton spin-off series and it’s just as good. It is a prequel series involving the elder characters from Bridgerton. It is fun seeing these characters’ backstories and watching their evolution.

From Scratch (Netflix Original)

This heartwrenching romantic drama is based on true events. A young artists falls in love with a Sicilian chef while studying abroad. But illness threatens to destroy both of their dreams and their future. Zoe Saldana delivers an amazing performans in this series.

Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)

Grey’s Anatomy is my all time favorite show. Ever. It’s a medical drama series following the career, and personal life, of Dr. Meredith Grey. The show was just renewed for season 20, but seasons 1 -19 are on Netflix. With a show this long some seasons are better than others. But overall it’s an amazing show, perfect for binging.

Friday Night Lights (NBC)

This drama follows the lives of a Texas high school football team. The Dillon Panthers football team is one of the best in the nation. But that title brings a lot of pressure and drama to the students and people in the town. Here football is life, and life is complicated.

Inventing Anna (Netflix Original)

This drama miniseries is inspired by the true story of Anna Delvey. She was an Instagram celebrity who claimed she was a German heiress. But really she was a skilled con artist.

Favorite Romantic Comedies on Netflix

Never Have I Ever (Netflix Original)

After a traumatic freshman year, Devi is determined to turn her high school experience around. Devi juggles school, friends, and romances as she searches for a way to leave her mark on the world. It is a fun and hilarious teenage drama!

Emily in Paris (Netflix Original)

Emily is a girl that takes a new job opportunity in France on a total whim. She doesn’t speak French or know French culture, but she is determined. The result are some funny adventures, a lot of romance, and a lot of drama.

Jane the Virgin (CW)

Jane the Virgin is a hilarious telenovela style show about Jane Villanueva, who is a virgin that is accidentally inseminated and becomes pregnant with a stranger’s baby. This show is full of totally outlandish telenovela-style drama and plot twists and love triangles. It’s so dramatic and fun!

Sweet Magnolias (Netflix Original)

The first season of Sweet Magnolias was cute! It reminds me a little of Hart of Dixie with its Southern charm. It’s a little cheesy but overall I really enjoyed it. I couldn’t get through season 2 because it was too cheesy and too “preachy,” but I still recommend the first season.

My Absolute Favorite Show on Netflix

Queer Eye (Netflix Original)

I LOVE Queer Eye. It is such an inspiring and uplifting show! I always need tissues nearby when I watch because the stories of their heroes are so emotional. I feel like this show has taught me so much about the struggles and pain of people that are different than me. It’s eye opening. The cast is fabulous! I love Antoni, Bobby, Karamo, Tan and Jonathan! This is definitely my utmost favorite, and highest recommended Netflix show.

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