Fall is upon us and so is the ever-anticipated cuddle weather! What better way to enjoy the season of change than by spending some time inside snuggled up with your honey…or yourself! Break out the junk food and comfy clothes as I fill you in on some binge-worthy Netflix fall favorites to get you ready for the perfect binge-a-thon for your next Netflix and Chill session.
Short and Sweet
(For the bingers on a time crunch)
Stranger Things (1 season)
For the lovers of the supernatural and mystery, this Netflix-original drama stars Winona Ryder as Joyce Byers, a woman who lives in a small Indiana town set in 1983 when her 12-year-old son, Will, goes missing. She makes it her mission to launch an investigation into his disappearance with the local authorities. As they search for answers, they unravel a series of extraordinary mysteries involving secret government experiments, unnerving supernatural forces, and a very unusual little girl.
Making a Murderer (1 season)
For those into the real-life drama, the documentary Making a Murderer may be right up your alley. With season two to be released in late 2016/early 2017, follow the court trials of Steven Avery. Exonerated after spending nearly two decades in prison for a crime he did not commit, Steven Avery filed suit against Manitowoc County, Wisconsin, and several individuals involved with his arrest. Shortly after, however, Avery found himself behind bars again, this time accused of the murder of 25-year-old photographer Teresa Halbach, who was last seen on Avery’s property, where she was to photograph a vehicle. Avery and nephew Brendan Dassey were tried and (spoiler alert) convicted of the crime, but the story doesn’t stop there…
Master of None (1 season)
Feel the commandery with Aziz Ansari’s character Dev in the comedy Master of None as he goes through the trials and tribulations as a 30-year-old New Yorker trying to find his way both personally and professionally in life, love, and career, but getting it all wrong.
Keep Me Entertained
(Committed, but not for the long haul)
Bloodline (2 seasons)
Built on family secrets, Bloodline is a dramatic thriller that explores the demons lurking beneath the surface of the Rayburns. A past full of dark secrets that they hoped would remain buried, paranoia and mistrust build as lies pile up, alliances are shattered, and an unthinkable crime takes place. The tight-knit family’s formerly harmonious relationship deteriorates, and they become good people who are forced to consider doing very bad things.
House of Cards (4 seasons)
The scripted Netflix original, boasting a number of real-life media figures making cameo appearances, follows U.S. Rep. Francis Underwood of South Carolina starting out as a ruthless politician seeking revenge after being promised the post of Secretary of State in exchange for his support and his effort to ensure the election of Garrett Walker to the presidency. Walker changes his mind before the inauguration, telling Underwood he’s too valuable in Congress. Outwardly, Underwood accepts his marching orders, but secretly he and his wife, an environmental activist, make a pact to destroy Walker and his allies. This series is based on the U.K. miniseries of the same name, but the U.S. version offers a look behind the scenes at the greed and corruption in American politics.
Do Not Disturb
(For serious bingers only)
Once Upon A Time (5 seasons)
Coming off the Netflix summer release of season 5 and season 6 airing on ABC September 25, Once Upon a Time takes you through an everlasting fantasy in which fairytale legends and modern life collide. Emma Swan, played by Jennifer Morrison, is comfortable in her life as a bail bonds collector when Henry—the child she gave up a decade earlier—suddenly shows up. He is convinced that she is the daughter of Snow White and Prince Charming, who sent her away before the Evil Queen could cast a spell, freezing the fairytale world in time and bringing them to present-day Storybrooke, Maine. After taking Henry home, Emma decides to stay in the town to keep an eye on him, and she discovers he may not be wrong after all.
Shameless (6 seasons)
Sex, love, and a lot of alcohol. William H. Macy stars as Frank Gallagher, a single father of six who spends much of his free time drinking at bars. The Gallagher children—led by eldest daughter Fiona, who takes on much of the child-rearing responsibility due to her mother’s absence—manages to raise themselves in spite of Frank’s lack of parenting and unusual parenting style when he does choose to act like a father. This isn’t your typical Chicago family and they have no desire to be.
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