GTT: 35 TV Shows to Binge This Winter

GTT: 35 TV Shows to Binge This Winter

GTT: Which TV Series to Binge This Winter angela lanter hello gorgeousGTT: Which TV Series to Binge This Winter angela lanter hello gorgeous

 

This is the coziest season of the year which gets me in the mood for a few things:

Since we’ve already covered items 1-3 on the checklist, let’s mosey on along to #4…  Binge-worthy tv shows.

I think pretty much anyone can appreciate a good binge-fest of tv, but not all of us agree on what constitutes a binge-worthy show.  I can appreciate a wide range of genres, with the exception of horror.  This girl can NOT do scary.

After talking about recently getting up to date with Outlander, so many of you chimed in with what shows you’re currently loving.  That got me to thinking about how I wish every GG could connect and chat easily, which is why I created my private Facebook group, but not every GG has joined us over there yet…  I’m kicking things off with the shows I’ve binged myself.

 

shows I’ve binged

 

Timeless

 

I woke up in the middle of the night last night thinking HOW COULD I FORGET TIMELESS?!  Then the onslaught of DMs proved that y’all felt the same way.  It really was the best show.  I legitimately learned something new every single episode.  It’s my favorite project that Matt Lanter was ever a part of. 🙂

 

Outlander

 

Okay, this is my recommendation.  And a TON of other GGs recommendation too.  So, SO good.  Season one is very sexy, be forewarned.  Very sexy is putting it lightly.  It’s uber sexual.  There are definite moments of heartbreak.  The writing is incredible and so is the acting.  It’s based off a book series, so you can read the books first if you so choose.

 

Dead to Me

 

This is a new series on Netflix and Matt and I binged it so fast.  The writing is so stinking clever.  But the performances make the show.  Christina Applegate shines in her role, truly.  Another warning, the language is pretty terrible.

 

Parenthood

 

This one took me forever to finish, but I’m glad I did.  It’s a little like This Is Us, you cry more than you laugh…  But for some reason, you don’t even mind.

 

Gilmore Girls

 

I could watch this show over and over again.  I’ll never get tired of Lorelai and Luke.  See my full review in this blog post.

 

Call the Midwife

 

I love period pieces.  I planned on becoming a midwife when I was in nursing school (clearly that didn’t happen!) so this show majorly appealed to me.  I love the lightheartedness of the show, but I hate how many characters we’ve been through becuase of actors leaving or recasting.

 

Downton Abbey

 

I feel like nothing really happens in the majority of episodes, but there’s something so comforting about that.  I loved watching the daughters mature through their different seasons of life throughout the series.

 

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

 

I’m chomping at the bit for season three to premiere later this week.  This show is not only stunning to look at with all the beautiful wardrobe and set design, but the story is so stinking good!

 

The Office

 

If you have never watched The Office from beginning to end, you’re seriously missing out.  Matt and I LOL for real practically every episode.

 

You

 

Another very sexy show.  Like possibly more sexual than Outlander?  Weigh in below and let me know which was more risque!  Penn Badgley’s performance was amazing, the storyline was so interesting and I found myself on the edge of my seat at the end of every dang episode.

 

Modern Love

 

I’m currently watching this show now and I’m hooked.  Each episode is a different love story and there are truly some unique scenarios, but you find yourself needing a tissue for happy tears (so far for me at least)!

The Crown

 

Season three just dropped on Netflix and you better believe I’m all over it.  I LOVE this show.  Not a fan of the recasting for season three, but I like my shows historically accurate and the ages are all but that this season.

 

Stranger Things

 

I was so nervous to watch this show, because #scaredycat.  But it turned out to not be scary.  It’s so fun to take a time machine back to the 80’s.  It’s definitely not something I would normally think, “Oh, I wanna watch that!”  But, it turns out, I totally do wanna watch it!

 

Younger

 

Oh man, I don’t think I’ve ever watched a show so fast.  A girlfriend recommended Younger to me a few years back and I watched all three seasons in the matter of like one week.  It feels like Sex and the City meets Friends- both of which I’ve binged as well and loved.  Younger is lighter than SATC, it gets you laughing and is somehow relatable in certain ways.

 

New Girl

 

Oh man do I love this show.  I still haven’t finished the final season, because I don’t want it to ever be over!!

 

This Is Us

 

Do I even need to say why I love this show?  I’m just now in the beginning of season four, but I’m going to enjoy the season, because I seem to run through these episodes so quickly.

 

The Wonder Years

 

Watching this show from beginning to end was like reliving my adolescence then high school years.

 

Jack Ryan

 

To be honest, I just wanted to watch this to see Jim from The Office in something else (I LOVED him in Something Borrowed!)  But I kept watching for the story.  I can’t wait to watch season two!

 

Big Little Lies

 

Another risqué show, no little eyes permitted.  So many twists and turns, it left my head spinning.  I loved the cliffhangers and plotline in general.  Another one I can’t wait to finally catch season two on!

 



I’ve watched many other shows beginning to end, these are just the ones I can think of off the top of my head.  Of course I’ve seen every episode of Golden Girls and Designing Women, but I don’t even need to talk about my love for those shows.

I’ve received a ton of recommendations from my GGs on what I should watch next, so I thought I would round them up in one place for you to check out as well!

 

GG recommended shows

 

The Morning Show

Grey’s Anatomy

Handmaid’s Tale

Ozark

Poldark

Animal Kingdom

Peaky Blinders

Killing Eve

Bosch

Four Weddings and a Funeral

Man in the High Castle

Living with Yourself

The Last Kingdom

Dublin Murders

Burden of Proof

 

Do tell…  What are you currently watching?  Let me know in the comments below!

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  1. Tracy Meldrum
    December 4, 2019 / 12:01 AM

    Crown season 3 is out?! I must look immediately (netflix Canada is different 😫) i LOVE that show. So good.

    For the FG recommendations: I’ll be watching a few of those as well! Ozark is AMAZING . Definitely my style of show. I tried to watch living without yourself. It started off strong for me and about 1/3 through i fizzled out and haven’t finished it yet! I need to see killin eve too. Looks so good!!

    • Tracy Meldrum
      December 4, 2019 / 12:02 AM

      I meant to type GG recommendations (i didn’t proof read 😬)

  2. Heather
    December 4, 2019 / 11:32 AM

    The final season of Vikings starts today and I’m SOO excited for that! My husband does not like tv but he LOVES this show!

  3. Erin
    December 4, 2019 / 11:34 AM

    Love this!! Love The Office and Stranger Things! Finished watching Friends series and love it! Jennifer Aniston and Steve Carrell are what got me into watching The Morning Show on Apple tv. I loved watching them on Friends and The Office. The Morning Show is so good! Reese Witherspoon is great too in it. I want to get into Gilmore Girls soon but I have been trying to finish binge watching other shows wanted to watch and catching up on episodes from tv shows currently watch. Once I am finished with that I want to try and get into Gilmore Girls since it is a show you highly recommend!

    In a few days the final season of Vikings comes back on tv and will def watch that! Love that show! I want the series collection dvd set of Game of Thrones for Christmas so I can rewatch that anytime! Plus all the extras that come on the dvds.

    I love just drinking hot chocolate, popcorn and watching tv shows or movies during this time of yr!

  4. Charvi Modo
    December 4, 2019 / 11:40 AM

    I’ve meaning to watch Crown! But I LOVE the You series on Netflix! So so good! It’s so addicting! Also A million little things is great If you like This is Us! It’s got a lot of twists and turns you wouldn’t expect! Hits me right in the feels!

  5. Rachel Modi
    December 4, 2019 / 11:47 AM

    i’m currently watching fbi and it’s exactly like it sounds. it’s a crime show and each show is focused on one crime (usually murder) and the team tries to solve. it has me at the edge of my seat!

  6. Laura
    December 4, 2019 / 11:51 AM

    Oh my word this list is epic. It has basically all of my favorites on it and a few I haven’t seen; which I will definitely be watching!

  7. Taylor White
    December 4, 2019 / 11:53 AM

    I’m actually currently watching The Walking Dead, which I NEVER thought I would watch or ever love. I am a bit of scaredy cat as well and the show has a me jumping a bit. It’s VERY gorey, if that’s something you (any of the gg reading) can handle I so recommend it.

  8. Sabrina Alvarez
    December 4, 2019 / 11:56 AM

    The Rain – it’s a tv show from Danemark and it’s on Netflix! We absolutely loved it!!

    • Bekah
      December 5, 2019 / 5:24 AM

      The Crown is amazing and if you like that watch Victoria on PBS, so good. I may be in my mid 30’s but some days binge watching a good old teeny bopper show is great, One Tree Hill, Gossip Girl, oh and both Beverly Hill 90210😉. I also watched Jane the Virgin, ended up really liking it. All the other shows that have been mentioned are great.. there are a few I haven’t watched which is PERFECT cause I need a new show to binge watch!!

  9. Meg
    December 4, 2019 / 12:21 PM

    Love your list! But how could you forget Timeless, starring your hubby?!?! 😊 My son and I (who both love history) were hooked on this show and we were so sad when it got cancelled😢 We didn’t want it to end so we dragged out watching the final episodes 😊 Looking up Timeless on Instagram was what what lead me to your account – winning 😊😊
    We also LOVED Sherlock (who doesn’t love Benedict Cumberbatch??) and Designated Survivor for some more drama 😊

  10. Leah Tyler
    December 4, 2019 / 12:29 PM

    Oh I am actually rewatching Outlander! You should totally check out In the Dark on Netflix. It’s super good and very much “edge of your seat” type show!

  11. Hillary Harshbarger
    December 4, 2019 / 1:27 PM

    Great list!!! Have seen a lot of them and added a few to my watch list! Currently watching Schitt’s Creek which is hilarious and definitely recommend!

  12. Torri
    December 4, 2019 / 1:55 PM

    Currently watching Call the Midwife!!! I’m obsessed!! Also waiting for Outlander to return!!

  13. Sarah
    December 4, 2019 / 2:03 PM

    A Million Little Things on ABC is phenomenal. You’ll laugh and ugly cry… a lot. Friendship is ugly and beautiful all at the same time and this show displays it beautifully.

  14. Carroll
    December 4, 2019 / 2:32 PM

    Succession on HBO!! There are 2 seasons . We just finished watching the first season and it is SOOO good !! About a media mogul family . The characters are so well written and the acting is so good . Great cast . The dysfunction and drama is crazy !

  15. Emily
    December 4, 2019 / 3:05 PM

    I LOVE Big Bang Theory. Jack Ryan on amazon is fantastic! I did enjoy Reign on Netflix, it was very sexual at time too just as a forewarning for those with kiddos.

    There used to be a series called Raising Hope On Netflix. It was hilarious!!!!! I’m not sure why they canceled it after 3-4 seasons, but for those that want to laugh try to find it! I don’t understand why they cancel such great shows to include Timeless. My husband and I are still bitter about that one!!!!

    I CANNOT watch horror or super scary movies either. I heard Peaky Blinders was good but very violent!

  16. Emily
    December 4, 2019 / 3:10 PM

    Forgot to post this with my last comment Angela!

    I LOVE Designing Women and Golden Girls. If you haven’t seen yet on amazon they have Golden Girl socks that look like the ladies! I’ve asked for them all for Christmas!!!! So cute you have to look them up.

    Oh and I loved Hot in Cleveland! Super good cast!

  17. Kelly
    December 4, 2019 / 3:42 PM

    The bold type is a great show also.. girl power in the work place!

    • Kelly
      December 4, 2019 / 4:33 PM

      Also Jane the virgin! Title is terrible but I promise it’s great!

      • Amber
        December 4, 2019 / 5:09 PM

        Victoria — pbs masterpiece. Love it!!

      • Ashleigh
        December 4, 2019 / 5:42 PM

        A Million Little Things! Awesome show!

  18. Laura
    December 4, 2019 / 3:55 PM

    You absolutely have to check out Once Upon a Time, Bodyguard, and The Durrells – some of my all time favourites!

  19. Bre
    December 4, 2019 / 4:20 PM

    Some of these shows I’ve watched and LOOVED. I literally just finished the current season of younger this morning and another shows I love is The Bold Type, Schitts Creek, Dynasty, All Rise, Why Women Kill, Carol’s Second Act, God Friended Me, 911, A Million Little Things, Almost Family, American Housewife, Burdan of Truth, Star, Grownish, Greenleaf, Young and Hungry, Good Witch, Imposters, Royal Pains, Hart of Dixi, The Good Place, The Good Wife, and the list goes on and on. lol. As you can tell this is my form of entertainment because I’m 28 w/o zero friends around. lolol

  20. Rachel
    December 4, 2019 / 6:11 PM

    So I just kept watching stars after I finished Outlander because I missed it so much. Wonderful! The white queen and the white princess on start. Both amazing and similar to outlander with lots of history!

  21. Beth
    December 4, 2019 / 6:42 PM

    I LOVE this list. I recommend One Tree Hill to everyone I ever meet because there are so many seasons/episodes and so many great characters that you don’t even mind the less-than-terrific episodes because you’re still getting more of the characters you love.

    The Ranch on Netflix cracks me up. I rewatch New Girl and The Office too often so I needed a new show to laugh at. And I really loved Jack Ryan on Amazon and Big Little Lies on HBO. So many! I love your recommendations for Younger and the Gilmore Girls—currently rewatching in between my Christmas movie marathons. I also love Growing Pains and Boy Meets World when I need a solid throwback.

  22. Amanda
    December 4, 2019 / 6:43 PM

    Currently binge watching Timeless!! Again.
    Will check out some of these on your list though

  23. Emily Moore
    December 4, 2019 / 7:32 PM

    Yesss!!! Girl, you are so great!!! I love almost all of these!! There are few I haven’t seen on this list, or even heard of and I am so excited to find and watch them!!! Whohoo!!! Especially right now, since basically all “my shows” are on fall hiatus. 😑 I have been looking for something else to watch.

  24. Katie
    December 4, 2019 / 7:41 PM

    Imposters is so good but disappointed they aren’t renewing for a third season!

  25. Angela
    December 4, 2019 / 8:01 PM

    Started watching What/If one day while home with a sick babe, I binged all 10 episodes…. I couldn’t stop! Renee Zellwegger as one of the main characters was. A. Maz. Ing. It’s produced by the same guy that did revenge!!!

  26. Sarah
    December 4, 2019 / 8:45 PM

    HIGHLY recommend A Million Little Things!! It’s very similar style of This is Us but oh my word it’s so good and honestly is tied with Timeless for my favorite show ever! It’s constantly bringing to light the struggles everyone faces and how it’s okay to talk to the people around you! Get tissues though! Also, my current binge is Marvel’s Agents of Shield! I was sick in bed for 4 days and binged a whole season and I’m completely obsessed. I’m currently on season 4!

  27. Maha
    December 4, 2019 / 9:15 PM

    Ok:
    The good doctor
    Bates Motel
    New Amsterdam
    The Rookie (just be patient it keeps getting better and better)
    Documentary: Ted Bundy and Making of a Murder
    I have watched Gilmore Girls 100 times lol
    This is US
    Outlander waiting for new season
    The Morning Show
    Jack Ryan (love)
    Hart of Dixie
    Dumplin on Netflix trust me !

  28. Wenn
    December 4, 2019 / 11:59 PM

    Just recently started watching the Mindy Show. I always kinda “eh” at it when I would see previews. I couldn’t have been more wrong. It’s HILARIOUS and just so relatable. Fantastic cast as well. xx

    Also a huge fan of Younger, Stranger Things, You, Nancy Drew (this one was an unexpected surprise. Very well done) The Morning Show.

    ‘I’m Sorry’ and ‘Working Moms’ (both on Netflix) are both incredibly funny and relatable as well. But definitely not for the little ones eyes.

  29. Lauren
    December 5, 2019 / 3:59 AM

    Outlander is the best!!!!! Stranger things!!! And just finished the crown s3!!!! Timeless!!!! It just finished playing both seasons over here and watching it again I love it so much!!!! One of my favourite of Matt’s shows!!!
    I need to get into Gilmore girls and watch the office from beginning to end! (John in something borrowed love it)
    Currently I’m watching Veronica Mars new season, arrow s3, riverdale And mandorlian just caught up on Brooklyn nine nine
    I’m waiting on new seasons of fuller house, lost in space and lucifer!!! I also recommend when calls the heart

  30. Ria Read
    December 5, 2019 / 5:16 AM

    Greys Anatomy is an absolute must and you will wonder why you have never watched it before….be prepared to cry…A LOT!! Sometimes happy tears though!

    Ohh and my thoughts on the level of sexiness in Outlander vs You is definitely Outlander…way sexier and i sometimes cant believe the connection between the actors isnt real!!

  31. Stacy
    December 5, 2019 / 5:32 AM

    Hart of Dixie!! If you like Gilmore Girls I think you’ll love this show. It’s so wholesome and it’s actually filmed on the old GG set!

  32. Kelly Cabana
    December 5, 2019 / 5:35 AM

    I am on episode 3 of the new season of The Crown and I am not sure how I feel. Helen Bonham Carter is a LEGEND! Yes, she may not be as “glamorous” as the former Margaret, but her acting is superb! Four weddings and a funeral is great! But there is some terrible language–the British love the “F Word.”

  33. Carolyn Kushner
    December 5, 2019 / 6:30 AM

    My husband and I just watched for the 1st time – Veronica Mars (Hulu) – we have 4 left on the “new” 4th season … I know not everyone loved the ending (social media spoiled it for me) but what really surprised me is that my husband loved this show! It’s funny and quick and twisty … & even the High School years are so fun … Be warned this is a show of the past Season 1-3 are 20+ 1 hour shows we have been watching since June…

    Looking forward to Season 2 of Jack Ryan and Abilgal Spencer’s new show – Reprisal
    Happy Bridging!

  34. El
    December 5, 2019 / 6:38 AM

    Gotta show some love to TURN: Washington’s Spies on Netflix; a fun period piece about the American Revolution. While it isn’t always historically accurate, it is rich with historical detail, and the cinematography and soundtrack can be surprisingly beautiful at points. The leads are either portrayals of actual people or composites of several different members of the Culper Ring, and are generally well-written. Stand out performances include JJ Feild as the dashing John Andre, Seth Numrich as the earnest and dedicated Benjamin Tallmadge, and Meegan Warner as Mary Woodhull, a side character that grows on you slowly as the series progresses. Ian Kahn is an amazingly nuanced George Washington, presenting his flaws and strengths as a leader with gravitas and respect.
    If you like the 1770s, I highly suggest TURN. The first three seasons, especially, are worth a watch:)

  35. Shannon Peoples
    December 5, 2019 / 6:41 AM

    Timeless was so good Angela! Since I’m a sucker for a teen drama, I actually really, really enjoyed StarCrossed, another one of your hubby’s shows! Peaky Blinders is such an amazing show but for me it’s difficult because of the violence and sexual scenes however the characters and story keep you coming back for more! You put together such a great list! I can not recommend Friday Night Lights enough. I will forever miss that show. You will not be disappointed!

  36. Brittany
    December 5, 2019 / 6:50 AM

    You need to watch Bates Motel! It was such a GOOD show to binge! I wasn’t totally sure about it at first but then totally got hooked!!!

  37. Nirmala Hembram
    December 5, 2019 / 7:00 AM

    I think you and all the GGs should also check out Lucifer on Netflix. I was obsessed with this show. There is something for everyone in this series. I’m sure many would love it.

  38. Kelsie
    December 5, 2019 / 8:11 AM

    I love The Crown! I first heard of Outlander from your Instagram stories and when I asked my friends/family, they all rave about it as well. These are now on my list to watch since we have about 7 months of winter around here lol

  39. LaTisha
    December 5, 2019 / 10:02 AM

    I just watched Gilmore Girls for the millionth time and still bawled during the last episode. Currently watching the Marvel movies in chronological order, Cutthroat Kitchen, and catching up on Supernatural (currently on season 13).

  40. Erin
    December 5, 2019 / 11:08 AM

    I just finished Dollface yesterday, and holy cow was it great! Next on my list is V Wars and Reprisal. And of course I’m always rewatching everything I’ve already watched!

  41. Katie B
    December 5, 2019 / 1:20 PM

    Schitt’s Creek is missing from your list!
    It would be perfect to binge watch since it’s coming back in january 🙂

  42. Brittany Blackburn
    December 5, 2019 / 8:36 PM

    Grey’s Anatomy! I love both lists!

  43. Jessica
    December 6, 2019 / 3:32 AM

    Dont foget the Blacklist!!! Once you start watching you cant stop!

  44. Bethany
    December 7, 2019 / 8:16 AM

    I’ve binged A LOT of these shows already😬😬😬 right now I LOVE “911”, and “The Prodigal Son” is sooo good if you like murder mystery and profiling shows! I got the book Big Little Lies for Christmas last year and I’ll admit my reading game has been so slow (something I want to fix) but I can’t watch any shows until Ive read the book, if there’s a book first, 😬 so I’ll need to read before watching!

  45. Tammy
    December 9, 2019 / 12:58 AM

    Another awesome show is Grimm. Loved it so much watched it through twice! Also for those Office fans there’s, a podcast that just started called The Office Ladies with Pam and Angela and they are going through each episode with behind the scenes stuff etc. Really really great podcast!!!! And so fun because it means rewatching the office which is literally laugh out loud funny!

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