The Classic Brunette: What To Watch On Netflix

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

What To Watch On Netflix

If you're like me, you spend more time scrolling through the endless options on Netflix than you do actually watching something. I decided to do some of the work for you, so that the next time you sit down to watch some new tv shows, check out this mini guide! I'm horrible at these show summaries, so I suggest you just watch the shows on this list instead of reading them haha!

Young Adult Drama

In my opinion, this is the best category on Netflix in terms of variety. So many shows that I love are in this category, so I'm a little biased.

1. Gossip Girl

Spotted: A group of elite upper east siders with dramatic lives full or romance, affairs, money problems, and alcohol abuse, all narrated by an anonymous blogger who seems to know everyone's secrets. It's such a guilty pleasure show, and even though these characters are a tad bit unrealistic, it's so fun to watch all the drama unfold. Easy to binge watch for hours on end, and will keep you guessing at what's going to happen on the show next.

The Vampire Diaries

Poor Elena Gilbert is horrible at making decisions, and always wants to save people, but never herself. Everyone loves Elena, and that seems to be a problem when brothers Stephan and Damon Salvatore, both vampires, try to win her affection. This show arguably has the most lovable villain in later seasons,  and always has some new bad guy coming out of the shadows. Always so dramatic, but so incredibly addictive.

One Tree Hill

A group of (SURPRISE!) dramatic teenagers. Living in the small town Tree Hill, where basketball is life, and there are so many romances and love triangles it's hard to keep count. I'm only on season 3 of this show, but I already know it's more dramatic than the Gossip Girl and The Vampire Diaries, and deals with more normal life situation.

Regular Drama

Grey's Anatomy

I have a lot of emotions for this show. I had heard about how great this show was for years, but didn't want to watch it for some reason, what a poor decision on my part! The show follows intern, and future resident Meredith Grey as she and her coworkers go through the daily life of a surgeon. Personal and professional drama follows everyone, and a piece of advice, don't get attached to the characters.


Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

I've talked about my love for this show before, but it's just so hilarious! Kimmy Schmidt was a Mole Woman, as in, she was kidnapped from a young age and was told the apocalypse had killed everyone but the cult that she was put into. After many years underground, the women are rescued, and Kimmy decides that she wants to start her life in New York City. The downside? She has no idea how the world works anymore.

New Girl

Well-known quirky girl Zoe Deschanel moves in with a group of strange, but lovable guys. I've only watched the first season, but trust me on this one!

Arrested Development

One of the funniest, and weirdest shows I've ever watched. George Bluth Sr. has been arrested for a white collar crime, and his son Michael is forced to run the family real estate business with his eccentric family by his side, including his awkward and charming son George Michael. Living in one of their housing developments, the once rich family struggles with their new lifestyle while trying to support one another.

Crime Shows

Is it just me, or do crime dramas always seem to save the day when you have absolutely no clue what to watch? They're great because, for a lot of them, you don't need to follow each episode to understand what's going on, so you can pick up anywhere!

Criminal Minds

The FBI's Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU) profiles criminals across the country and travels to help solve the crimes. Focusing mostly on serial killers, the whole team is smart, cunning, and comical at times. I grew up watching this show (thinking back, maybe this wasn't a great thing to watch when I was younger...) and it's always been one of my favorites. The characters are lovable, and you really can't help falling in love with them. 


I never thought that I would be rooting for a serial killer not to get caught. Dexter Morgan appears to be a normal guy during the day at his job as the blood spatter analyst, but when he isn't working, he's a vigilante/psychopath hunting out and taking out criminals. Can he keep his secret? Note: Lots of blood!

Law and Order: SVU

I've never met a person who doesn't like SVU. It's just one of those shows that you can't stop watching, and if you see a marathon on TV you can't say no. I'm doing a disservice by using this picture because it doesn't have Detective Stabler in it, and we all know he was one of the best characters. If you don't know what Law and Order is about, you've been living under a rock.



Brothers Sam and Dean Winchester hunt supernatural creatures of all sorts, and run into trouble in nearly every episode. Despite being somewhat of a drama, it's actually pretty hilarious most of the time. It's one of my absolute favorite shows, and I can't recommend it enough! Word to the wise, the first few episodes are the creepiest ones, but get through those and it gets better!

The Walking Dead

The world is full of zombies, and there aren't many people left. You would think that all living people would ban together to try and survive, but that doesn't always work out so well. Again, if you haven't heard anything about The Walking Dead, you must be living under a rock since it's one of the most popular shows out there!

Hopefully you'll find this little shortcut helpful when deciding what to watch next! Do you have a favorite show that I didn't mention? 

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