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The Best Shows To Binge Watch On Netflix This Summer

Kelsey Foster Update on 18-11-2017
The Best Shows To Binge Watch On Netflix This Summer

Ahh, summer- what a great time to go swimming, hit the beach, and binge- watch an embarrassing amount of Netflix. If you need a new binge- worthy show to watch before summer is over, check out our list below!

 

The 100

The Best Shows to Binge Watch On Netflix This Summer: The 100
The CW

The 100 is a great show to get into if you're a fan of drama, mystery, and sci- fi. The show is set 97 years after a nuclear war has destroyed civilization on Earth, so the survivors live aboard a space craft. However, oxygen begins to deplete on the space craft. To sustain life aboard the ship, there are 100 juvenile delinquents sent back down to Earth to discover if it is habitable again.

 

Last Chance U

The Best Shows to Binge Watch On Netflix This Summer: Last Chance U
Netflix

Last Chance U follows a football team at East Mississippi Community College, where the stars of the team try to work their way back up to top schools. If you're a fan of documentaries and sports, this is definitely a show to check out for you!

 

Riverdale

The Best Shows to Binge Watch On Netflix This Summer: Riverdale
The CW

After the death of a student, the mysterious case of Jason Blossom's murder is investigated in a small town called Riverdale. The show follows a few main characters and their interactions surrounding Jason's death. If you were a Suite Life of Zack and Cody fan, this show casts Cole Sprouse (A.K.A. Cody) as the character, Jughead. That alone was enough reason for me to watch.

 

Stranger Things

The Best Shows to Binge Watch On Netflix This Summer: Stranger Things
Netflix

First off, if you haven't seen Stranger Things by now, I don't know what cave you've been living in. The show follows the disappearance of a young boy named Will and the struggles faced by his friends and family in efforts to get him back home. Let's just say I'd rate this show an Eleven out of ten.

 

Criminal Minds

The Best Shows to Binge Watch On Netflix This Summer: Criminal Minds
CBS

It's an understatement to say I'm obsessed with Criminal Minds. Each episode follows a different crime case, and you'll fall in love with each and every character- especially Reid, but he's mine. Thanks.

 

The Killing

The Best Shows to Binge Watch On Netflix This Summer: The Killing
AMC

After a teenager's body is found in the trunk of a submerged car, a police investigation collides with a suspicious government campaign and the victim's grieving family. If you like crime shows like NCIS and Criminal Minds, check this one out!

 

Daredevil

The Best Shows to Binge Watch On Netflix This Summer: Daredevil
Netflix

Daredevil follows a blind lawyer and superhero hybrid that will steal your heart in about 2 seconds. The new season of Daredevil is supposedly in the works, so once you watch the seasons so far, you can wait in painful anticipation with me until the next one is released! Definitely check this show out if you are into superhero culture or action thriller tv shows and movies.

 

Black Mirror

The Best Shows to Binge Watch On Netflix This Summer: Black Mirror
Netflix

Black Mirror is probably one of the most difficult shows to describe because each episode is independent of any others. So yes, that does mean you can watch it in any order. The whole show is focused on the themes effecting modern day society, particularly evolving technology. Fair warning that this show gets weird, but if you're a fan of sci- fi or you love the horror subculture, you'll more than likely love this show. 

 

The Get Down

The Best Shows to Binge Watch On Netflix This Summer: The Get Down
Netflix

This show follows a group of friends growing up in the Bronx in the 1970s and draws a heavy influence from the hip hop music scene at the time. The Get Down also has a huge focus on the culture in New York City in this era, exposing the dangerous amount of drug use and crime.

 

Shameless

The Best Shows to Binge Watch On Netflix This Summer: Shameless
SHOWTIME

Shameless follows a family so dysfunctional that we feel better about our own! The show revolves around a character named Fiona who takes on a motherly role while dealing with her alcoholic father and trying to raise her younger siblings. While each episode comically focuses on a crazy situation that a character gets into, the show also highlights modern day issues that affect the family dynamic.

 

The Fosters

The Best Shows to Binge Watch On Netflix This Summer: The Fosters
Freeform

One of my favorites, The Fosters is highly underrated! This show follows the main character, Callie, on her journey through adoption after being in the foster care system for years. Along the way, of course, are many relationships, difficulties, and heartbreaks. If you live for dramas, this is for you!

 

Prison Break

The Best Shows to Binge Watch On Netflix This Summer: Prison Break
IGN

Last but not least, if you're late to the Prison Break band wagon- it's not too late to start. The show follows an intelligent young architect as he tries to help his brother escape from prison for a crime he didn't commit. If you're not interested yet, just take a look at Wentworth Miller's face. Yeah, that's what I thought.

 

What's your favorite show to binge watch on Netflix? Let us know in the comments below!

 

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Cover Photo courtesy of Time