What You Should Binge Watch on Netflix this Weekend

Wondering what to do this weekend? Binge watch Netflix, of course! Sharing shows I’ve watched, am watching, and want to watch.

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Over the last year I have started watching shows via Netflix. Yep, you read that right, it’s only been about a year that I’ve been watching shows on Netflix. I’m late to the game, I know. My friend first showed me it but I didn’t like how much it buffered so I was put off it. But when she used https://usave.co.uk/broadband/ to find a better broadband deal I realized that it wasn’t Netflix, it was her bad internet! Once I realised that, I had to get it! So I might not have had it long but I am catching up. There really isn’t much better then spending a lazy Saturday or Sunday curled up on the couch binge watching a show you can’t get enough of. I also bring our iPad to the gym and watch an episode of my current show while doing cardio. Definitely makes working out a whole lot better! Anyone else do this? Joshua thinks I am crazy for doing so.

Anyways, I thought it would be fun to share the shows I have binge watched and am currently binge watching. Right now, I do all my binge watching via Netflix and one show via On Demand. I include that one here as well, in case you want to dive into that as well. 

Currently Binge Watching or Have Binge Watched:

Gossip Girl 

I am pretty sure every gal in our generation watched this show from high school to college. Gossip Girl was spreading her rumors, lies, and truths from my senior year in high school to my senior year of college. Then, their lives looked glamorous, amazing, and let’s be honest, I wanted to be Blair Wardolf. Watching the show again, I realize how insane these upper east siders really were and to keep the honesty going, I still wouldn’t mind living the life of Blair Wardolf. I’ll skip the headband though. 

Overall I would give this series a thumbs up! 


One of my absolute favorites. I quickly fell in love with the Braverman clan and wanted to be a part of this family. The series is about a family of six with the kids all grown up dealing with the issues of life and where they decided to go in life. I found myself rooting for good things to happen to this family and needing to watch the next episode stat to find out what in fact did happen. 

Thumbs up and say you NEED to watch it! 


A little different for my but Joshua got me into it. It’s about a Sheriff in Absaroka County, Wyoming. He deals with some crazy stuff and has a best friend on the Indian reservation where he has no authority. Which only create a whole lot of issues! There’s also a couple love stories intertwined and some stressful, intense moments. 

Another thumbs up from me! I will warn the first season is a little slow but I promise, it really picks up!

Sons of Anarchy

This show is definitely out of my normal wheelhouse but it’s a good one! A very intense one. There’s a lot of crime, drugs, alcohol, sex, violence, and everything else you can think of. However, the characters have you coming back for more and pull you into their stories. Also, Jax is probably one of the best looking guys you’ve ever seen. Major bad boy crush going on there. 

Sideways thumb, be prepared for everything I listed above and know I had to cover my eyes often from things that were occurring.

Girlmore Girls A Year in the Life

I don’t know if this is really consisted binge watching since it’s just a couple of episodes but I did watch it all at once. If you aren’t familiar, it’s a continuation of the original Girlmore Girls and fills you in on where Rory and Lorlei are in their lives right now. Hoping for another short series as they leave you with quite the cliffhanger. 

Honestly, a thumbs down. The series was disappointing but I do feel if you watched Girlmore Girls in the early years, you need to see this and then also hope for a follow up series. 

Want to Binge Watch, Have You Watched? 

  1. Cable Girls 
  2. The Crown
What are you currently binge watching? What did you think of the series above if you’ve seen them? Comment below. I’d love to hear your thoughts and receive some recommendations on what to binge next. 


  1. January 12, 2018 / 10:01 am

    I have seen everything in your post except Longmire – will have to check it out. We really like the British Crime Dramas on netflix
    1. Happy Valley
    2. Broadchurch
    3. The Killing

    You must also check outif you haven’t already
    1. glow
    2. The Good PLace
    3. Master of None

    i am also watching cable girls right now.

    Sigh! I watch too much netflix 😀

    ❥ tanvii.com

    • January 12, 2018 / 10:06 am

      Tanvi you’re the best!!! Thank you for sharing all of these. Definitely going to check them out. Excited you’re watching Cable Girls right now. You are going to have to let me know what you think of it!!

      xo Laura Leigh

  2. January 12, 2018 / 10:08 am

    The crown and girlboss are both really good! I’m currently watching parenthood again!

    xox emily

    • January 12, 2018 / 10:17 am

      I think I’ll jump on both of those next!! Yay! Parenthood is just the best.

      xo Laura Leigh

  3. Kristina
    January 12, 2018 / 10:13 am

    Somehow ryan got me into sons of anarchy- it actually was a pretty good show! And i have never seen gossip girl (gasp!)- may have to add it to my list. As for a show you need to watch- black mirror!!! It is amazing!

    xo, Kristina

    • January 12, 2018 / 10:25 am

      Right? It’s surprisingly very good. Yep, you NEED to watch it. It’s a must. Thanks for the recommendation. We will check that out!

      xo Laura Leigh

  4. Anna english
    January 12, 2018 / 10:17 am

    We tried to get into the crown last week and couldn’t get through the first episode. Please tell me it gets better?

  5. January 12, 2018 / 10:26 am

    Such good shows! I love Gossip Girl, might have to dive into the reruns!


    • January 12, 2018 / 11:28 am

      You should gal! It’s so good. I am loving it just as much this go around.

      xo Laura Leigh

  6. January 12, 2018 / 10:53 am

    Oo thanks for this list!! I definitely want to watch Parenthood. I have an obsession with this is us and everyone says it is so similar to parenthood!


    • January 12, 2018 / 11:28 am

      Of course! Thanks for reading gal! Yes, it is definitely very similar. As is Brothers & Sisters if you haven’t watched that one. That is honestly my favorite series!

      xo Laura Leigh

    • January 15, 2018 / 10:40 am

      Right?! Everyone needs one of those days here and there. Oh I haven’t heard of that show. Need to check it out!

      xo Laura Leigh

  7. January 12, 2018 / 9:55 pm

    I want to binge watch the Crown too! I honestly was disappointed by the Gilmore Girls: YITL, I do hope they come out with another mini-series and give closure.

    • January 15, 2018 / 10:44 am

      So glad you agree! I think they owe it to us to do another mini series. We need closure ha!

      xo Laura Leigh

  8. January 13, 2018 / 1:21 am

    I love Sons of Anarchy and have watched the whole show at least twice! I’ve also been meaning to watch Crown, Thanks for sharing your list x

  9. January 13, 2018 / 2:50 am

    This sounds like a good list of shows you got here. I work right next door to the palace and there’s always a gossip girl tour bus there that cracks me up.
    also, i’m a terrible binger and i’ve just finished a couple of good stuff:
    1. The End of the F***ing World
    2. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
    3. the crown

    • January 15, 2018 / 10:48 am

      Thanks gal! Haha that is beyond hilarious. Although I would probably do it haha. Someone else recommended The End of the F***ing World. I think I’ll check that out this weekend!

      xo Laura Leigh

    • January 15, 2018 / 10:59 am

      Of course! Hope you enjoy it and I hope another one comes out to give us closure!

      xo Laura Leigh

  10. January 13, 2018 / 4:26 pm

    Ijust finished the crown! I loved it. I also just finished the end of the f****** world. lol. it was surprisingly funny!

    xx, Tomi

    • January 15, 2018 / 11:00 am

      Okay I 100% need to watch Crown. I’ve only heard good things about it. Also, this end of the f****** world seems to be pretty popular. Thanks for the recommendations gal.

      xo Laura Leigh

  11. January 17, 2018 / 7:17 pm

    The crown is sooooo good!

  12. Kelsey Domino
    January 23, 2018 / 1:29 pm

    THE marvelous mrs maisel!! The first season premiered on AMAZON. IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO TURN OFF.

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