Everyone loves a good Netflix binge. Sometimes we love it a little too much. Nevertheless, if you're looking for something great to watch next, check out these five super addicting shows.
Call The Midwife
My friend Candace introduced me to this addictive show about the day-to-day life of midwives in the East End of London circa late 1950s to early 1960s. The first episode begins with Jenny Lee, the main character, beginning her new life as a midwife at Nonnatus House, a nursing convent in the poor area of Poplar.
That sounds pretty boring, right? Well, after binge-watching three seasons, I can attest to the fact that you won’t be able to stop watching. It’s a fascinating look at how families lived in the post-war baby-boom era, and it will make you appreciate every single convenience you have at your fingertips.
What to feed your kids: Since the individual stories are wrapped up nicely at the end each episode, you’ll be able to put a pause on it long enough to whip up some Mac n’ Cheese.
Remember Archie comics? Well, things just got darker (think secrets, murder, embezzlement , and motorcycle gangs).
What you need to know:
Jughead is hot.
Archie is probably the worst character on Riverdale. No, really, we get it. You’re serious about your music.
New episodes are aired on Friday, so prepare accordingly.
What to feed your kids: Pop’s Chok’lit Shoppe doesn’t exist, but you can get them to whip up their own vanilla milkshakes at home. What? It has calcium. It’s good for them.
The Santa Clarita Diet
Take one suburban married couple who are also real estate agents in Santa Clarita, California. Turn the wife into a zombie who needs to eat the ultimate high protein diet: human flesh. Watch the hilarity ensue.
Long story short, while Drew Barrymore has the star power in this dark comedy, it’s Timothy Olyphant with his raised eyebrows and brilliant comedic timing that will have you laughing out loud. Who knew that serial killers could be so much fun? Warning: there is gore involved, so it’s not for anyone with a weak stomach.
What to feed your kids: You’ll be glued to your television for the entire first season so fill your fridge with protein powered smoothies your kids can grab and go.
Grace & Frankie
Grace is a Type-A, retired cosmetics entrepreneur. Frankie is a drug-smoking, meditating, hippie art teacher. Both are in their 70s. One eventful night, they go out to dinner with their lawyer husbands, Robert and So,l fully expecting them to announce their retirement. Only, surprise! Robert and Sol are in love with each other and are leaving their wives.
Laugh-out-loud funny, but also incredibly touching; you will not be able to tear yourself away from the smart writing and incredible acting. Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin are brilliant.
What to feed your kids: If you’re more of a Grace, go for a nice pre-made cheese and fruit appetizer platter (tastefully arranged, of course). If you’re more of a Frankie, throw your kids a bag of Cheetos and a paper towel to wipe off their orange fingers.
House of Cards
Short story: Frank Underwood (played by the talented Kevin Spacey) is passed over for an appointment as Secretary of State, so he sets his sights on a position with a little bit more power: The President of the United States.
Ruthless, brilliantly written, and filled with unexpected twists (I’m looking at you Season 2, Episode 1). You won’t be able to tear yourself away.
What to feed your kids: Don’t even bother trying to pretend you’re going to feed your kids while watching this. Give them the phone number for pizza delivery and cash.