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. 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. 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

    Posted 1.12.18
    • 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

      Posted 1.12.18
  2. Emily wrote:

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

    xox emily

    Posted 1.12.18
    • I think I’ll jump on both of those next!! Yay! Parenthood is just the best.

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 1.12.18
  3. Kristina wrote:

    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

    Posted 1.12.18
    • 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

      Posted 1.12.18
  4. Anna english wrote:

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

    Posted 1.12.18
    • Oh no!!! Well that’s no good. I’ll have to see what we think of it.

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 1.12.18
  5. Cathy wrote:

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


    Posted 1.12.18
    • You should gal! It’s so good. I am loving it just as much this go around.

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 1.12.18
  6. Rach wrote:

    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!


    Posted 1.12.18
    • 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

      Posted 1.12.18
  7. I could so use a cozy day on the couch. yes to these! I’m starting the new season of Peaky Blinders this weekend! 😉

    Xx Taylor

    Posted 1.12.18
    • 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

      Posted 1.15.18
  8. 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.

    Posted 1.12.18
    • So glad you agree! I think they owe it to us to do another mini series. We need closure ha!

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 1.15.18
  9. 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

    Posted 1.13.18
  10. Gita wrote:

    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

    Posted 1.13.18
    • 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

      Posted 1.15.18
  11. Meghan wrote:

    Been meaning to binge watch the Gilmore Girls update – thank you for the reminder!

    Have a wonderful weekend!


    Posted 1.13.18
    • Of course! Hope you enjoy it and I hope another one comes out to give us closure!

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 1.15.18
  12. Tomi wrote:

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

    xx, Tomi

    Posted 1.13.18
    • 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

      Posted 1.15.18
  13. Megan wrote:

    We had a snow weekend so I started The Americans! Binge watching is the perfect weekend!

    Megan | http://www.pipmegan.com

    Posted 1.14.18
  14. Mariah wrote:

    The crown is sooooo good!

    Posted 1.17.18
  15. Kelsey Domino wrote:

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

    Posted 1.23.18
    • Ah I definitely need to check that out! Thank you for the recommendation.

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 1.23.18
  16. Jessica wrote:

    Oh, Hi! I follow you on Instagram, but haven’t visited your blog until now! Absolutely gorgeous blog! I love it!

    Posted 2.6.18

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