How many times have you sat in front of your TV, computer, or smart phone, wondering what show or movie to binge-watch that you haven't already seen? I know my count is almost as close to how long I've actually watched Netflix.
Here are my top ten Netflix watches if you're anything like me: a romantic, supernatural freak, or comedy genius.
10. 'Bates Motel'
Psycho is the original scary movie. It started the scary movie franchise, in my opinion. What better way to honor that than going back to where it all began? It's a five season series that follows Norman (Freddie Highmore) and Norma (Vera Farmiga) Bates. Not only does it introduce Norman, but it shows us exactly how he became the Psycho we know and possibly have a one-sided love-fear relationship with. I'd say a five season thriller series will keep you up late at night binging until there's nothing left to binge.
9. 'On My Block'
Don't be fooled by this series' actors and plot, it's very entertaining. I'm a grown adult, been through college, and I found this entire show heartwarming and beautiful. It brought me back to when I was a high schooler, and it made me realize that everyone goes through the exact same problems, no matter your race, gender, age, or anything. Although this show only has one season, every thirty-minute episode will knock your socks off time and time again. Plus, for the ladies, actor Diego Tinoco, who plays Cesar Diaz, is quite the cutie to look at.
8. 'Gilmore Girls'
This is the show I keep coming back to. It has beautiful and corny dialog that'll have your heart aching to follow along, a mother-daughter relationship anybody would be lucky to have, and seven long seasons of it. The show follows a mother, who left her home to raise her daughter away from money, and her daughter, who is the genius of the family. The first six seasons are the great, but I'd skip the seventh if I could. It loses everything that the first six had, all because creator Amy Sherman-Palladino was no longer a part of it; luckily she redeemed the show with the reboot that came out just recently. This show has the best of a small town vibe with an amazing mother-daughter relationship, and there's enough to keep you busy for quite a while.
7. 'When We First Met'
I'd say this is one of the cutest movies ever. It's a Netflix original, so there's no possibility for the removal of it, like so many other things on Netflix. It follows Noah (Adam Devine), a man who has fallen in love with Avery (Alexandra Daddario). She is on the verge of getting married to another man, and Noah has the chance to relive the day they met over and over until he gets the girl. Watching this, I could feel my heart missing how I'd met my first love. It was an adorable movie, full of humor and love; definitely a movie worth watching over and over if you're ever bored.
Have you ever had a group of friends that stayed together for ten years? Yeah, me either, but the ten seasons of this show made me feel as though I had. It follows six friends making their way through life in New York. It's a classic humor with continuous jokes throughout the entire season. The term "We were on a break" is the most memorable line you will ever hear after watching this show. It'll break your heart and make it whole all in one episode. Never have I ever had a show I could watch every day all day without being bored, and it's definitely the show that you'll fall in love with the same way I have.
I love zombies and apocalypses. I mean I've been addicted to The Walking Dead since it came out. With that said, this movie is nothing like that show, but there are disease ridden people whose sole goal is to infect other people with their virus. It follows a pair of sisters stuck in a town full of the infected and deranged, one sister infected, the other desperate to help her. With a bittersweet ending, I could watch this movie over again with no problems.
4. 'The 100'
Did I mention I like apocalyptic shows? This is a show that has had to endure the end of the world each season, which you'd think would get old, but it doesn't. The beginning plot is about a ship in space that's running out of air, and they have to send 100 delinquents down to Earth in hopes that it's a survivable place. While it may not stay revolved solely around those 100 kids, it continues to follow them and keep you addicted through every plot twist they have.
3. 'Grey's Anatomy'
This is the show that made me a surgeon. I've sat through 14 long seasons of diagnosing and death. This show has by far some of the most heartbreaking moments, but at the same time, it has some of the most heartwarming moments. Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo) is the main surgeon throughout the seasons. She's the one we follow and sympathize with through everything she goes through. Watching this will have you feeling like a surgeon who's been through hell and back, and each episode will keep you guessing.
2. 'The Kissing Booth'
Another Netflix original movie, another beautiful love story. I love love, and I love this movie. It revolves around the two best friends Elle and Lee (Joey King and Joel Courtney) and their rules about friendship. Elle falls in love with Lee's brother, Noah (Jacob Elordi), breaking one of their friendship rules. This movie was the cutest thing, and it was even cuter knowing that the actors playing Elle and Noah are actually dating in real life. How often does that happen?
1. 'The Vampire Diaries'
This show is by far my favorite, hence why it's number one on my list. It has the supernatural and it has the romance. It's a grade A version of Twilight. While it's based off of the books, if you've read them, you still won't know what's going to happen next. The basis of it is that it follows a human girl, Elena (Nina Dobrev), who has fallen in love with a vampire (Paul Wesley). There are vampires, werewolves, witches, and a three way love triangle. Eight seasons of this has an entertaining aspect that will keep you interested in for all eight, you'll never get bored.