16 Shows on Netflix to Binge on Your Next Day Off

I think it's safe to say we've all spent hours of our time searching to find something to watch on Netflix. It was so much of an issue that the streaming provider created a shuffle button called 'Surprise Me.' Now I am not much of a fan of watching a random show without looking at the preview. I wouldn't believe a lot of people are.


Flipping through shows on your day off is the last thing you want to do. Don't worry, though, because I compiled a list of complete binge-worthy shows. All you have to do is curl up on the couch or bed and watch one...or four.



1. Grey's Anatomy

If you haven't at least heard of this classic medical show, I'm sorry, but you've been living under a rock. I know this is nothing new on the tv guide but following Meredith's medical career and love life is comfortable. So if you haven't watched it yet or watched it a million times, Grey's is definitely worth the binge on your day off.



2. Sweet Magnolias

Are you a fan of an excellent southern romance mixed with some drama that is also based on a book series? If you answered yes, then Sweet Magnolias is the show for you. Follow Maddie, Dana Sue, and Helen (aka the Sweet Magnolias) through their lives as they navigate marriages, kids, and businesses in the small town of Serenity.



3. Girlfriends

This is another classic though this one is a comedy, and let me tell you, if you haven't seen this one, you are missing out. Girlfriends is about Joan, who is struggling to find love, juggle her law career, and be the responsible friend among her three best friends. This show is perfect if you need a good light-hearted laugh mixed with basic sitcom drama.



4. Dream Home Makeover

There is something about watching a good home remodeling show. It's feel-good reality tv that makes you just a tiny bit jealous that it's not your house getting the makeover. The McGees mix parts of their lives with home renovations they do out of their company Studio McGee. This show is perfect to have in the background if you don't want to watch anything with a plotline.



5. Behind Her Eyes

This British thriller is only six episodes, but it is spectacular. Single mother Louise falls for her Psychiatrist boss and somehow gets entangled in his marriage when she accidentally befriends his wife. Now that's all I can say without spoiling anything, but if thrillers are your thing, you'll want to check this one out.



6. Queer Eye

Another feel-good reality show where the Fab 5 does a total makeover for a deserving member of society. Touching on culture, culinary, fashion, home decor, and grooming topics, a person will learn how to care for areas they once neglected. This is an easy watch that you can relax and watch while picking up a few life tips for yourself.



7. Dead to Me

This comedy murder mystery will keep you laughing as you watch Jen and Judy figure out who killed Jen's husband in a hit and run. However, Jen isn't the only one who suffered through a tragedy. Judy is also learning how to keep her free-spirited self as she deals with loss of her own.



8. The Great British Baking Show

Cooking competition + plenty of sweets = count me in. Follow 12 of the best home bakers in England as they make their way through weekly baking challenges. As the weeks go by and bakers are eliminated by the judges, you will eventually see who the greatest home baker truly is.



9. Travelers

Love a good time traveling concept where the world needs to be saved? If so, this is a good show for you. Complete with three seasons, watch as a federal agent tracks down four people who suddenly wake up with new personalities. The five of them form a team where they must attempt to carry out their "daily" lives while trying to save humanity...several times.



10. The Stranger

Another British show! Based on the book The Stranger by Harlan Coben, a stranger comes up to multiple people with secret truths about their lives. The stranger one day approaches Adam Price with some life-disrupting news about his wife. As he searches for the truth, his wife goes missing.



11. Squid Game

I'm sure you heard of Squid Game but if you haven't watched it, you are missing out. Gi-hun is broker than broke and in a lot of debt and is desperate to find a way out. After being offered a get rich quick scheme by a stranger to participate in an unknown game, he comes to realize maybe it was all a mistake.



12. Maid

Alex flees from her abusive relationship with her daughter Maddy in Maid. Through this story, Alex is desperate for money and lands a gig at Value Maids and as she takes more jobs she starts to see her problems were small compared to what was to come.



13. The Chair

Sandra Oh's latest tv appearance. She plays Ji-yoon who becomes the first female and Asian chair of the under-budget English department. She vows while in her position she'll make much-needed changes, however, everything does not go her way in this quick six-episode comedy.



14. Clickbait

Nick Brewer is accused of several heinous crimes and becomes the center of a viral live stream holding a signboard saying "At 5 million views I die." His sister cannot believe what is happening and goes to great lengths to prove to everyone get brother is innocent and needs to be found.



15. The Woman in the House Across the Street From the Girl in the Window

Anna loves to mix wine with pills all while making a ton of casseroles. So it was no surprise when she claims to see a murderer in the window across the street that nobody believed her. Even she could barely believe her own eyes. However, something keeps tugging at her to investigate and she is shocked at what she finds after all her digging.



16. Emily in Paris

This feel-good comedy follows Emily as she moves from the US to Paris, France for work. She's caught up in a country where she barely knows the language, and accidentally falls for one of her only friend's boyfriend who happens to be her neighbor, and has a boss that probably hates her. What else could possibly go wrong? Evidently plenty.