Although there are a couple decent shows live on TV over the summer, the best ones don’t return to our TV sets until the fall. Yes, we could mourn the 3+ months of hiatus we’re left with at the end of a cliffhanging season (been there, done that) or we can collect ourselves and find a new obsession to tide us over until our favorites return. Here are my top 5 picks of TV shows to marathon on Netflix:
The Walking Dead
This is one of my all-time favorite shows and therefore obviously my top recommendation. The show follows a group of people who band together to survive during the zombie apocalypse. If it doesn’t sound like your cup of tea, still give it a try. It’s an incredible show.
Total Time Investment: 19 episodes, 14.5 hours
If you’re a fan of the thriller or drama genre, this show is for you. Following a high-profile lawyer in NYC (Glen Close), this show has more twists and turns than you can imagine and keeps you on the edge of your seat throughout. Just when you think you’ve got it figured out, you’re hit with another shocker!
Total Time Investment: 49 episodes, 37.2 hours
American Horror Story
The first season of AHS literally blew my mind. Although I watched this live on TV from the beginning, I’ll continue to watch it over and over again (thank you, Netflix). This definitely isn’t one I recommend watching alone though – lots of creepy characters and settings in this show, but brilliantly done!
Total Time Investment: 12 episodes, 8.7 hours
You’re probably thinking “drug show, not for me.” Wrong. This show is PHENOMENAL. After being diagnosed with cancer, Walter White (a brilliant high school chem teacher) decides to secure his family’s financial future by selling meth and teaming up with one of his former students, Jesse Pinkman. The final episodes will be back on AMC in August so you still have time to catch up!
Total Time Investment: 46 episodes, 36.8 hours
This show has been out since 2003 but recently made its way back into the spotlight (at least temporarily). Featuring some well-known actors you know and love (Michael Cera, Jason Bateman), this show follows a wealthy family who loses it all – and who are also VERY crazy (and hysterical). Great show to watch at the end of a stressful day!
Total Time Investment: 68 episodes, 25.5 hours