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The best binge worthy Netflix series to watch now-according to gal pals

by Lisa Marinkovich
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Settle In- Get Cozy & Enjoy These
Netflix Flicks Gals Are Loving

This time of year it’s always so dark and wet. I don’t know about you but this type of forecast puts me in the mood to curl up with a cozy blanket and binge watch my favorite Netflix flicks. Let’s face it, Netflix has become a favorite way for many of us to escape from busy world we live in. The thought provoking and entertaining series offer a hit of dopamine so we want to come back for more.  Sound familiar?


If you are looking for a new Netflix favorite, you may be in luck!  We have noted the top 11 Netflix flicks (not in order) that gals are loving!  Since everybody has different interests and levels of passion when it comes to TV shows, the genre’s are across the board, so ENJOY the variation of entertaining choices.  


There’s nothing better than a solid binge-watching session. Imagine it: It’s drizzling or snowing outside, you have a fire gleaming in the fireplace, steaming hot mug of tea in your hands, your home smells like butter popcorn as you settle in.. You flip Netflix on. That’s about as close to heaven as it gets! Well… close anyway. 


Just the other night, a group of my gal pals were reviewing what they have been watching on Netflix so after doing my due diligence, I prepared the Gal Pal list of popular binge worthy Netflix series . Some may say these TV series are chick flicks but honestly, most guys would like any of these shows.  So enjoy these series with anyone really! 

11 Best Bingeworthy Netflix Series- According to Gal Pals

After Life

Ricky Gervais takes on a distinctly Gervais-y role as a man who does and says whatever he pleases without fearing fear of hurting himself or others. The bummer is…. his  depression is his motivation: Ricky’s wife has died and he’s plummeted into depression — his new methods are a way of punishing what he perceives to be an unfair world. As funny as it is to watch Gervais roast everyone in his path, there’s an unexpected sensitivity beneath the show’s vulgar exterior.  

Love Sick

The love sick flashback-heavy series follows a man with an STI in his quest to alert everyone he’s ever slept with. A conflicted Dylan tries to sort out his tangled romantic life in the present as he continues to track down his former flings.  Each time Dylan seeks out a different person from his contact list, the show flashes back to a defining moment in a relationship that he would prefer to forget. Friends Evie and Luke, who have been with Dylan through it all over the last decade, travel down memory lane with him.

Dead To Me

Christina Applegate returns to TV with this grief-com about a woman trying to pick up the pieces after her husband is murdered in a horrible hit-and-run accident. I know, sad right? Hang tight tho… Applegate plays the angry, grieving widow with equal parts humor and empathy while Linda Cardellini plays her sunny, optimistic best friend. The two meet in a grief group and navigate the challenges of moving on after loss while also solving a murder mystery. There’s no way you’ll know what to expect here, which is half the fun of watching.

Cheer

All my friends are talking about Cheer now on Netflix  The series is focused on the national champion team at a small-town Texas junior college, “Cheer” offers six impressive episodes that will leave you respecting the athletic talent of the diverse group of young adults being thrown in the air and (hopefully) caught again. It might also leave you deeply concerned about the safety of sport and the future of the athletes highlighted. ITS GOOD! 

Outlander

One of my good friends highly suggested I watch Outlander. I have been hooked after watching the third episode. It’s based on Diana Gabaldon’s immensely popular book series, Outlander follows the story of Claire Randall, a nurse in 1940s England who, while on a holiday to Scotland, gets transported back through mystical stones to the 1740s. There, as she fights for survival and a way home, she meets a tall, dark and handsome Highlander name Jamie Fraser (who is HOT HOT HOT!), and the rest is history. It’s a true love story filled with lots of great chemistry. It’s a sexy adventure. 

Lady Dynamite 

Lady Dynamite is based on what Maria has accepted to be “her life.” The occasionally surreal episodes, refracted across multiple periods of the actor/comedian’s life, tell the story of a woman who loses – and then finds – herself. I hear great things about this series. 

Unbelievable

This one really sticks with you way after you have watched it. After a teen reports being raped, then recants her story, two female detectives follow evidence that could reveal the truth. The story is based on 2008, 18-year-old Lynnwood, Washington woman Marie is attacked in her apartment by a man who ties her up and rapes her, taking photographs all the while.

The eight-episode limited series tells the incredible true story of a young woman who told the police she was raped. They told her she wasn’t. Two female detectives would enter the picture and help her put the pieces of her shattered life back together. The woman at the center of the story wishes to remain anonymous and will be referred to as Marie. 

Alias Grace 

Alias Grace is highly rated by Rottan Tomatoes. The film is based on the award-winning novel by Margaret Atwood and inspired by true events, Alias Grace tells the story of Grace Marks (Sarah Gadon), a young, poor Irish immigrant and domestic servant in Upper Canada who – finds herself accused and convicted of the infamous 1843 double murder of her employer Thomas Kinnear (Paul Gross), and his housekeeper Nancy Montgomery (Anna Paquin).

Spinning Out 

If you like Cheer, you will like Spinning Out! After a devastating fall threatens her competitive skating career, Kat Baker seizes an opportunity to pursue her Olympic dreams, but at the risk of losing everything. Spinning Out follows Kat as she battles her personal demons and faces drama both on and off the ice. The drama is what gets interesting, check it out. 

Last Chance U

This documentary film  focuses on community colleges with elite football programs. For varying reasons, the players couldn’t last as students at major universities, but these community college programs give them a legitimate shot at still making the NFL. This series is a family favorite (older kids) so give it a go! 

Virgin River

Virgin River is a contemporary romance based on the beloved Harlequin book series penned by author Robyn Carr. Searching for a fresh start, a nurse practitioner moves from LA to a remote northern California town and is surprised by what — and who — she finds. … Starring Alexandra Breckenridge (“This Is Us”), Martin Henderson (“Grey’s Anatomy”), and Tim Matheson (“Hart of Dixie”).

Why We Binge Watch

Ever wonder why we all like to binge watch? Cultural anthropologist Grant McCracken says there is a correlation between the rise in binge-watching habits and our desire to escape a never-ending sea of bite-sized social media posts and YouTube videos. He explains:

“TV viewers are no longer zoning out as a way to forget about their day, they are tuning in, on their own schedule, to a different world. Getting immersed in multiple episodes or even multiple seasons of a show over a few weeks is a new kind of escapism that is especially welcomed today.”

Make It A Girls Night At Home

Regardless of the weather outside, set some time aside and make it a girl’s night at home so you can watch some of these awesome Netflix shows. 

Get dressed in your cozy jammies or sweats (get cozy) , make some popcorn, light a fire and sit back and relax. Keep in mind, many of these show are perfect for a date night too. 

Enjoy! 

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3 comments

Chris Bear February 2, 2020 - 2:34 pm

This time of year is perfect for binge watching great series–thanks for these suggestions-will definitely check them out!

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jamee dunn January 31, 2020 - 11:48 am

FUN! i love these suggestions.. thankyou!

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Lisa Marinkovich January 31, 2020 - 2:29 pm

I am so glad you appreciate the suggestions. I always want to hear what my friends are watching! Cheers

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