If you’re currently stuck inside and looking to kill some time, there’s no better place to start than Netflix. But if you feel overwhelmed by all of the choices and seem to spend more time scrolling through the options than watching actual shows, you’re not alone. Here are a few of the most addicting series that the streaming service has to offer right now. Whether you’re looking for a feel-good sitcom, a suspenseful thriller, or a thought-provoking documentary, Netflix has you covered.
If you’re one of the few that hasn’t watched this breakout show yet, what are you waiting for? Go on a wild ride with Walter White, a mild-mannered high school chemistry teacher who slowly becomes a drug kingpin as he resorts to manufacturing meth with a former student after he’s diagnosed with cancer.
Better Call Saul
If you finish “Breaking Bad” and still want more, this spinoff show follows around shady lawyer Saul Goodman while he’s just a bumbling public defender named Jimmy McGill. Follow his transformation into the sleazy attorney that we all know and love from “Breaking Bad.”
Parks and Recreation
A sister show of “The Office,” this upbeat and lively series ran for seven seasons, so it’s great for longer binges. Chronicling the lives of a group of employees in the Parks and Recreation department in Pawnee, Indiana, this show really takes off at the end of the second season with the addition of Rob Lowe and Adam Scott. If you’re looking for a way to de-stress and laugh out loud for hours at a time, queue up this sitcom ASAP.
Living With Yourself
Paul Rudd fans will be delighted to know he recently added his own quirky show onto the Netflix platform. Paul plays a character who undergoes a radical procedure intended to inject some spark and vigor back into his monotonous life. When things don’t go according to plan, he’s faced with a startling new reality to which he must adjust.
The Tiger King
The phenomenon that swept the nation, this documentary series follows the story of Joe Exotic, the larger-than-life owner of a big cat zoo in Oklahoma who is involved in a murder-for-hire plot against an animal rights activist. But before that, you’ll be shocked by the polygamy, suicide, cults, and animal abuse that seems to run rampant throughout the underground world of big cat breeding.
If you’re looking to gain a little bit of knowledge with your binges, this behavioral psychology show is a great way to make you laugh and think at the same time. This show examines the actions of 100 people of all demographics from around the United States as they are put through a series of tests to determine what makes us tick. You might be surprised by the outcome of some experiments that test our biases, the laws of attraction, and ageism.
After financial advisor Marty Byrde finds himself tangled up with a dangerous criminal enterprise, he must find a way to make a lot of money very quickly if he wants to save himself and those he loves. Cue his move to the Ozarks, where he meets an interesting cast of characters in a bid to turn things around.
Love Is Blind
If you’re a fan of reality television, Netflix is here to fill that void for you. Several singletons look for love without using their eyes, as they communicate through walls to try to find the perfect partner. Without being able to rely on physical attraction, will they be able to find a love match?
The Chef Show
A spinoff from his heartwarming 2014 movie “Chef,” this cooking show follows around actor/director Jon Favreau as he attempts to create some mouth-watering dishes with many of his famous friends. This low-key show creates recipes that feel manageable, and Favreau is great as an amateur chef who won’t make you feel bad if you’re not quite sure what you’re doing in the kitchen. Perfect for those who want to try out some new meals while they’re stuck in the house!
If you like your history with a side of steamy romance, Outlander is the show for you. After making it through World War II, an English nurse is looking to begin her life again, but instead she is mysteriously transported 200 years into the past through a set of enigmatic stones in the Scottish Highlands. Once there, she learns how to survive in this harsh new time with the help of a strapping Scotsman.
If binge-watching is your activity of choice during your downtime, Netflix is a great place to start. Even though there are a plethora of titles that are available on the streaming service, start with a few of these to go from scrolling to watching in no time.