1.) Orange is the New Black. If you were ever a fan of Weeds(especially the first two seasons when it was good) you will absolutely love this show. It follows the life of a waspy blonde who is sentenced to 15 months in prison. Although her story is incredibly interesting the story of the women she finds herself having to deal with in prison are equally as attention-grabbing. There has only been one season but it’s a Netflix original meaning not only is it all on Netflix and you can watch all episodes commercial free but it also doesn’t abide to any FCC guidelines. Need I say more?
2.) Friday Night Lights.If you haven’t watched it already, I’m going to assume we aren’t friends in real life. This is one of the most honest and genuine television shows I have ever had the pleasure of watching and I probably re-watch the whole series every year just because I miss the characters so much. All of the seasons are currently on Netflix so grab your computer, hop in bed, and immerse yourself in Dillon, TX football season.
3.) Nashville.Yes, Nashville, that show with Hayden Panittiere singing country music. Before you ignore this and move on to the next recommended show let me tell you that I am not a fan of country music nor am I a big fan of the South in general. However, this show has something for everyone. Even if you do not like country music, if you are interested in the music industry this show gives a really behind the scenes feel to music production and fame. Additionally, it has some great love stories and some of the best character development I’ve ever witnessed in one season of a show. You can watch it on Hulu.
4.) The Sopranos.Easily one of the greatest shows ever created of all time. The Sopranos follows an Italian-American family in New Jersey over the course of 8 years and it’s everything you could ever want in a television show. The whole series is on HBOgo.
5.) House of Cards.Another Netflix original that was recently nominated for multiple Emmy’s which is the least surprising thing ever because the show is beyond brilliant. A political thriller starring Kevin Spacey. Although I love politics and that was my initial draw into the show, even if you don’t care for it at all, you will love this show. It’s mysterious, sexy, and filled with plot twists.