I’m sure everyone has lazy days where they just want to sit back, relax, and enjoy a show on Netflix. However, with the endless options available, it’s sometimes hard to pick a show, and you end up wasting more time searching through the site than actually watching.
Below, I have compiled a list of my favorite Netflix originals- hopefully one of these will spark your interest, and you can watch on your next lazy day binge.
- Bojack Horseman
Although this show is a cartoon, please note that it is far from kid friendly. It takes some time to get used to the characters being a mix of human and animals, but once you get past that, you will be hooked. The show is classified as a comedy.
The general summary of this show is that Bojack Horseman (Will Arnett) was the star of a sitcom and then, years later, tries to make a comeback. However, he is very much into drugs and alcohol due to years of self-loathing.
The synopsis sounds shallow and generic, but there is so much more to it than that. There are so many amazing characters along the way and life lessons to be had. This is an extremely deep show that truly makes you question so many aspects of your life. It will make you laugh and cry more times than you can count, which to me, is such an accomplishment for a show like this.
This show ended with Season 6, so all episodes are on Netflix. There are 6 Seasons/77 episodes.
2. Dead to Me
I honestly can’t say too much about this show without ruining major plot points. The general overview is that Jen (Christina Applegate) and Judy (Linda Cardellini) bond in grief therapy when Jen’s husband is killed in a hit-and-run. The show is classified as a dark comedy.
The performances by Applegate and Cardellini are incredible, and you truly end up feeling connected to both characters. This one is an easy binge since, as of now, there are only 2 Seasons/20 episodes.
This show follows Joe Goldberg, who is an unsuspecting bookstore manager in New York City. However, he has a dark, sociopathic side and will do anything for love. The show is classified as a psychological thriller.
This show really messes with your head- it gets you rooting for Joe, even though you know he is the “bad guy”. The acting by Penn Badgley is superb, and each episode leaves you wanting to press play on the next one, making it highly bingeable.
There are currently 2 seasons/20 episodes.
GLOW (Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling) is classified as a comedy drama.
It starts with Ruth (Alison Brie) auditioning for a professional wrestling promotion, GLOW. The wrestlers both bond and fight over many different issues throughout the series- it is so much more than a “wrestling show”. There is a great assortment of characters and personalities so you never get bored. The director of GLOW, Sam, is played by Marc Maron. I started watching this show because Maron would talk about it on his podcast- I’m so glad I didn’t. It is funny, heartwarming, and the casting is incredible.
As of now, there are 3 Seasons/30 episodes.
I hope that these gave you some suggestions on what to watch. Happy Netflixing!