The 40 Best Netflix TV Shows to Binge During a Weekend in Bed

Prepare to get nothing done for days.

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You know that feeling when a friend asks you to hang out and you're like "Sorry, busy," but you're actually secretly at home curled up in bed with Netflix? Yeah, it's a great feeling. And it's about to get even better: We've sorted through all the so-so shows on the streaming service (it's a behemoth) to find the absolute best ones worthy of your valuable bingeing time. Congratulations on your forthcoming great weekend.

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'The Crown'

This historical drama tells the story of Queen Elizabeth II's life. We have lots of thoughts on season 2...and even more anticipation mounting for season 3.

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'Stranger Things'

This award-winning show is perfect if you're looking for something that's both creepy and mysterious. And good news: Season 2 is almost as good as its predecessor.

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'Riverdale'

Speaking of mysterious, if high school noir is your thing, this dark take on Archie comics is a must-see. Read our interview with star Madelaine Petsch here.

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​'Friends from College'

If you're more in the mood for comedy, Friends from College starring Keegan-Michael Key and Cobie Smulders, about a group of 40-somethings who, you guessed it, went to college together is a solid pick.

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'Marvel's Jessica Jones'

Jessica Jones is proof that the world needs more female-driven superhero stories.

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'GLOW'

Netflix knows how to do strong women and GLOW, a fictionalized story about the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling circuit in the 1980s, is teeming with them. Read our interview with Alison Brie here.

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'Dear White People'

This satirical series follows students of color who attend a predominantly-white Ivy League college.

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'Grace and Frankie'

Grab a bottle of wine and your best friend/favorite female relative for a binge of this hilarious comedy starring Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin (we are not worthy).

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'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend'

Rachel Bloom's musical comedy tackles mental health and relationships of all kinds in a way no other show is doing right now. Bold, brilliant, blissfully funny.

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'Parks and Recreation'

If you're looking for hours of pure laughs, the entire seven-season run of Parks and Recreation is available to stream. Watched it in real-time already? That's no excuse. The misadventures of the people of Pawnee hold up just fine.

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'Shameless'

Don't have Showtime? Nbd. It's available on Netflix, and trust, the dysfunctional family dramedy will suck you in.

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'Arrested Development'

This ground-breaking comedy gets bonus points for paving the way for Netflix to revive beloved canceled series.

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'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt'

If you're a fan of Tina Fey's irreverent brand of comedy, Kimmy Schmidt will satisfy.

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'Pretty Little Liars'

When it comes to high school mystery soaps, Pretty Little Liars is the gold standard. Showrunner I. Marlene King opened up about being bullied during the show in an exclusive essay for MarieClaire.com.

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'Grey's Anatomy'

Grey's Anatomy is still going strong with no end in sight, and now you can relive the early drama (and weep over characters you wish were still in Seattle) on Netflix. Perfect if you need to kill several weeks of time.

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'Gilmore Girls'

Nothing checks the feel-good box quite like Gilmore Girls. It's a perfect winter binge because hot cocoa or coffee only make the viewing experience better.

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'Parenthood'

If you're looking to follow up your Gilmore binge, this Lauren Graham-led family dramady will hit the spot.

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'How to Get Away With Murder'

Drama, mystery, intrigue, an amazingly-talented cast—How to Get Away With Murder has everything you need in a crime show.

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'Gossip Girl'

Relive the early aughts glamour of Gossip Girl. XOXO. (P.S. Read our exclusive interview with the show's costume designer here.)

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'Supernatural'

The CW will probably never stop renewing this show, which means your binge can go on forever.

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'The Good Place'

The Good Place is one of the smartest shows on TV and if you're not watching it, you're missing out. Luckily, Season 1 is available to binge on Netflix.

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'The West Wing'

If real life politics are bumming you out, indulge in a much less depressing, fictional version of the White House.

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'Jane the Virgin'

This quirky telenovela is captivating, so be sure to block out plenty of time for the binge.

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'Sherlock'

The BBC's modern-day take on Sherlock Holmes will help you finally see why the internet is so obsessed with Benedict Cumberbatch.

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'Alias Grace'

If you loved The Handmaid's Tale, add Alias Grace (also based on a Margaret Atwood novel) to your queue immediately.

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'Love'

This Judd Apatow-produced series is an honest look at modern love.

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'Haters Back Off!'

You don't have to be a fan of Miranda Sings to adore this Napoleon Dynamite-esque comedy.

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'Black Mirror'

Warning: This anthology series about the horrors of technology will make you want to lock your phone in a drawer.

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'Bojack Horseman'

This critically-acclaimed animated series will manage to make you laugh hysterically and break your heart at the same time. It's one of the most poignant depictions of depression and mental illness on television...while also being a comedy about a talking horse.

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'Chewing Gum'

British comedy Chewing Gum follows Tracey, a religious but curious virgin, who wants to know everything she can about sex and the ways of the world, but her naïveté sometimes gets in the way.

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