Netflix was a household name long before the quarantine, but if you weren't scraping the bottom of the streaming barrel before quarantine, it is likely you are getting close now. It's hard to invest in a new series emotionally, when you know it's since been cancelled - sadly the case for several good binge shows on the streaming service. I'm sharing my favorites, share yours in the comments below!
Selling Sunset - season 3 debuts in just over two hours and if this show isn't the definition of an emotional rollercoaster, I don't know what is. I'll let you form your own opinions about the cast, but I can assure you it has the same characters as any other reality show...the girl you'll love, the girl you'll hate and the girl you're just not sure about. This group of female real estate agents works for the Oppenheim Group in Los Angeles, CA where they literally sell their way up and down the Sunset strip and beyond. The super weird dynamic between agents and brokerage owners, including Jason's ex-girlfriend who is now married to a HOT french man will have you dropping your jaw. In addition to a not-so-healthy amount of drama, you'll also get to see the ins and outs of LA's hottest listings from $1-50 million. What had me so confused is why I had never heard of any of these woman before, being that we've never missed an episode of Million Dollar Listing and hadn't noticed any of these agents crossing paths with the famous Josh's. You'll likely recognize Heather Rae Young as HGTV's Tarek El Moussa's new fiance (peep her 8+ carat diamond ring on her IG). If you hit "add to list" on Selling Sunset, be sure you start with Season 1 so you don't miss any drama!
Sweet Magnolias - season 2 was just confirmed and thank goodness because this cute gem of a show ends season 1 with an intense cliffhanger that would leave me emotionally unstable for years to come if the show were cancelled after one season. Luckily, you'll see more of Joanna Garcia and Jamie Lynn Spears in this show about a single-mom, recently divorced from her cheating husband who knocked up his mistress/employee. It's just juicy enough, but not over the top. I watched the entire season in a day. Binge watching at its best!
Workin Moms - possibly my favorite of the Netflix original series. Based in Canada, the show follows several families with the moms having connected in a mommy and me group. It's about as real as it gets in the mom world with just enough drama to keep you entertained and funny enough to help you laugh off the real life situations of mommin' that you live through every day.
Grace & Frankie - just a really good laugh. What do you do when you're well into your years of being a senior citizen and your husband tells you he's leaving you for his male business partner of decades? You move into your beach house with the other man's woman and start a business selling adult toys for the elderly! If that doesn't have you laughing, your sense of humor might be to dull for this funny number.
Fuller House - now that the final episodes have aired, you can find out if DJ ends up with Steve or Matt as you follow DJ Tanner Fuller living in her dad's house in San Francisco, widowed and working as a Veterinarian. 90's babies rejoice!
Friends from College - do you ever get attached to an actor or actress as a character in a movie or show and can never detach them from that role? That's how I felt about seeing "Robin" from How I Met Your Mother in....well any other role. There's some interesting dynamics in this sitcom about a group of college friends, just a couple decades later.
Girlfriend's Guide to Divorce - THIS one. It seems like it was cancelled and then brought back at least 3 times. Netflix keeps tricking me with "new" episodes, but I'm pretty sure there are only 5 seasons and I was too impatient to wait on Netflix to post the final season, so I found it elsewhere. This series follows Abby, an author who writes about her perfect marriage only to get divorced and have her entire brand blow up in her face. An unlikely friendships turns brings her a new business partner and a new life.
Drum roll please......GOOD GIRLS. My boyfriend is always criticizing that the show is so far fetched that it just doesn't make sense, but I think that is why this one is SO good. It's not like anything else on TV and it is in fact... on TV. Get caught up on Netflix before the new season airs this fall! Three moms rob a grocery store, get wrapped up in gang activity and bury a body....that's not even a spoiler for this hit.
I'm Katie and I'm so excited to be the new director of the Charlotte region of Housewives in the City! I'm a resident of Mount Holly and currently run the Gaston Co Region. I absolutely love traveling, sports and I'm always up to learning something new. I cannot wait to meet all of you!