The 50 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.

'Friends'

How can you talk about Netflix bingeing without mentioning Friends? Unfettered access to Ross, Rachel, Chandler, Monica, Joey, and Phoebe might be the main reason most of us even have Netflix at this point. It'll only be on Netflix until early 2020, so enjoy it while you can!

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'The Office'

Here's another classic sitcom that's perfect fuel for a day-long Netflix binge. Vicariously experiencing life at Dunder Mifflin can make any day better.

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'The IT Crowd'

In addition to classic, amazing American sitcoms, Netflix also has classic, amazing British sitcoms—including all five series of The IT Crowd.

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'Breaking Bad'

If you decide to start a Breaking Bad binge, make sure you have a few free days and nothing to important to do because this is one of those shows you'll want to call in sick to work to keep watching.

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'Billy on the Street'

After the (almost) unbearable darkness of a show like Breaking Bad, you might be looking for something lighter. Something louder. Something like Billy on the Street, which has four full seasons on Netflix.

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'Adam Ruins Everything'

Is bingeing TV really bad for you if you learn something along the way? Adam Ruins Everything is hilarious and educational, so it's a binge you can feel good (or at least okay) about.

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'American Vandal'

Do you love true crime? Do you also love spot-on satire? Then you have to watch American Vandal, which perfectly pokes fun at true crime phenomenons like Serial.

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'Criminal Minds'

There's a reason so many cable channels run all day marathons of procedural dramas: Because they make for great binge content. Netflix has 12 seasons of Criminal Minds, about a team who catches serial killers, terrorists, and other, well criminal masterminds.

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'The L Word'

Netflix isn't just home to network hits and original programming—it has some old school prestige series hiding in its catalog too—like all six seasons of Showtime's The L Word, for example.

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'The Magicians'

Grown-up Harry Potter vibes? Yes, please. Netflix has the Syfy drama on tap to binge away right now.

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'The 100'

If you're in the mood for a Lost-esque mystery/sci-fi/thriller, The 100 is the dystopian getaway you need to binge.

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'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina'

Netflix's answer to the Riverdale craze. Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is another dark and twisty take on a wholesome classic from the Archieverse. It's nothing like the '90s sitcom.

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'The Crown'

This historical drama tells the story of Queen Elizabeth II's life. We have...a lot of thoughts on season three.

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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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'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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'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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