Staff Pick: Binge-Worthy TV Shows

Like many of us stuck at home, you have probably already finished a show or two. So if you're on the prowl for the next best series to watch, don't worry, The Daily Fern has you covered. Our team has made up a list of our favorite Binge-worthy TV shows.




Editor’s Pick: New Girl


This is a show I can never get tired of. Each character is unique, and has a way of making you get attached. Along with light-hearted, witty humor, the show is also serious, and can showcase real human emotions. If you are looking to start a show, that will keep you entertained, head to Netflix, where you can watch all seven seasons. - Allysia Britton









Vampire Diaries


Love triangles, vampires, werewolves, love, loss, family and triumph are just a few words to describe the thrilling, sci-fi drama Vampire Diaries. The show is based off of the novel series by L. J. Smith and was created by Julie Plec and Kevin


Williamson. It takes place in the supernatural, fictional town of Mystic Falls, following the recently orphaned Elena Gilbert (Nina Dobrev) as she falls in love with Stefan Salvedor (Paul Wesley), a 162-year-old vampire. Their relationship quickly becomes complicated when Stefan’s older brother, Damon Salvatore (Ian Somerhalder), follows him to mystic falls to bring Elena’s doppelganger, Katherine (Dobrev), back to life. Elena, Stefan, Damon, and all their friends fight together to save Mystic Falls from supernatural threats such as werewolves, witches, hybrids, evil vampires, and ghosts. Just when you think you have it figured out, Vampire Diaries throws you through another emotional loop that will have you on the edge of your seat. It is an action packed 8 seasons that you won’t be able to hit pause on, and it is available to binge on Netflix. The only question left is will you be team Stefan or team Damon? - Bethany Nash

The Midnight Gospel

The word binge has English roots in the mid 19th century originally meaning “to soak a wooden vessel”. It’s cooler, more toxic, updated meaning now centers around the “Are you still watching” guardian on Netflix.

The Midnight Gospel introduces a fresh format to the animation and podcast genres blending the two into the tootsie roll center of an acid dream. The show’s pink protagonist Clancey travels through the multiverse seeking out philosophies of other worlds from the inhabitants that occupy them under the most psychedelic circumstances. Along with Adventure Time, The Midnight Gospel is the biological brain child of Pendleton Ward who merged his lucid imagination with the intellectual musings of Duncan Trussells’ popular podcast The Duncan Trussell Family Hour. The Midnight Gospel to me is like a malotov mixed with echoes of Rick and Mortyand Comedy Central’s short lived TripTank lit with a lithium match that puts your ability to listen to provocative conversation, and absorb visual insanity at the same time. The series also features a delicious amount of parallels and Easter eggs to Adventure Time (which are a pleasure for the fandom to witness) - Anissa Ocansey

Gilmore Girls


Check out Gilmore Girls, a comedy-drama featuring a mother-daughter duo who try their best to navigate love, life and family trials. With 7 traditional seasons and a mini-series called Gilmore Girls: A Year in The Life, set 9 years after the original show ends, there is enough content to keep you entertained for a while. I have personally watched the show all the way through 5 separate times, the show is so relatable, funny and enjoyable I would recommended it to anyone! You can stream both Gilmore Girls, and Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life on Netflix. - Felicia Vasquez


Dead to Me

This Netflix Original series is perfect for crime junkies. It stars Christina Applegate, Linda Cardelinni and James Marsden as they walk the line between dark comedy and suspense. Although the story is a heavy one, it manages to leave you laughing often and feeling absolutely hooked. Trust me when I say, you'll have trouble pausing in between episodes. - Salina Arredondo


Greys Anatomy


If you were looking for a new show to binge that will hit every single emotion you have in you, Grey’s Anatomy is right up your alley. At first glance, you read the show description and find out that it’s just about doctors in a hospital. But, of course, it’s so much more than that. Each person within the hospital has their own story to tell as they all work in the same place. And while they all work together, many of them all form all kinds of relationships. There are several lessons you learn in each episode from every character as they evolve and go through their own ups and downs, season after season, it just as they say, “hits different.” You may even learn a thing or two about your own actions or things of that nature, so go ahead and give it a try. - Tali Letoi


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