10 Netflix Shows You Should Binge Watch

Cavalier Review with Editor-In-Chief Darrian Pickett

I’ll be completely honest, I watch a lot of Netflix. Over my four-year college career, I’ve watched so many shows that I genuinely love and enjoy. Here is a list of my top 10 favorite shows that I’ve watched over the past four years.

  1. One Tree Hill
    Photo: Wikipedia
    Photo: Wikipedia

    Anyone who knows me knows that one tree hill is my favorite show of all time. I know that most people will agree. I’ve seen it all the way through about nine times, and it never gets old. The show has the perfect mix of drama, humor, action, romance, and positivity. It is well written and I’d recommend it to anyone who enjoys a good plot and storyline. You’re guaranteed to fall in love with the characters and you’ll probably be able to relate to a couple of them. This show is quite complex, so it requires some attention.

  2. Friends
    Photo: Friends TV Show | NBC - Warner Bros.
    Photo: Friends TV Show | NBC – Warner Bros.

    No words are necessary for this one. “Friends” is the best.

  3. Grey’s Anatomy
    Greys Anatomys Season 1 Cast Photo: Wikipedia
    Greys Anatomys Season 1 Cast
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    By the time you’re done with this show you will know how to complete a full surgery in neurology, cardiology, plastics, orthopedics, general, pediatric, and trauma surgery. Just kidding! But this is a great show that will have you in genuine tears. The only downside is that it is currently still on television, so it’s hard to keep up with. After you finish it on Netflix, you’ll more than likely have to finish it on ABC because the show is still running on television.

  4. Dexter
    Dexter TV Series Title Card Photo: Wikipedia
    Dexter TV Series Title Card
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    LOVE THIS SHOW! If you’ve never heard of it, it’s about a serial killer who works for the police department. This plot is extremely complex, but it’s truly a great show. The character explication and narration of the main character, Dexter is one of my favorites. It can get a little gory, but if you can handle it, I definitely recommend this show.

  5. Lost
    Lost Season 2 Poster Photo: Wikipedia
    Lost Season 2 Poster
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    Lost is a show that I can watch over and over again, but it’s also a show that makes me so angry because it’s confusing. If you don’t pay attention, you won’t be able to keep up. The characters, though, are seriously some of my favorites and they are all strangely connected. Again, if you enjoy character development and explication, this is a good show for you to watch. However, I’d watch it during the summer or over a break because if you start and then stop in the middle, you’re bond to forget everything. You’ll end up being completely lost. It’ll frustrate you no matter when you watch it.

  6. Breaking Bad
    Breaking Bad TV Series Title Card Photo: Wikipedia
    Breaking Bad TV Series Title Card
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    This is a show that I didn’t think I would like, but I was pleasantly surprised when I started watching it. The plot line and characters are very interesting. It’s a good show because it is action packed when necessary and all in all a well rounded show. It will also probably frustrate you a little bit as well.

  7. How I Met Your Mother
    How I Met Your Mother Season 1 DVD Cover Photo: Wikipedia
    How I Met Your Mother Season 1 DVD Cover
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    It’s a show that people talk about constantly, which is why I decided to watch it. It reminds me a lot of “Friends,” although it is not as good. I’m convinced that it’s a spinoff, but it is funny nonetheless. You’ll fall in love with Marshall and Lilly.

  8. Californication
    David Duchovny as Hank Moody from Californication. Photo: Wikipedia
    David Duchovny as Hank Moody from Californication.
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    This is a crazy show. It’s full of entertainment, but it’s one of the most ridiculous shows I’ve ever seen. It’s goofy, but it also has a certain depth to it. It’s different from other shows that I’ve watched because it has a plethora of different themes. Characters are hard to keep up with because they come and go, but it’s surprisingly a really great show.

  9. Gossip Girl
    Gossip Girl Title Card Photo: Wikipedia
    Gossip Girl Title Card
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    This show upsets me, but it is a guilty pleasure of mine. Instead of loving characters, you’ll probably hate everyone in the show at one point or another because of how evil they are to one another. It makes you question your friends and even your family, but the characters in this show have a lot of depth to them even the ones that aren’t regulars. It’s outrageous because a lot of the situations don’t seem realistic. The kids have ridiculous parties, insane amounts of money, and fly anywhere they want for vacation while in high school. Unless you’ve experienced that kind of luxury, it’s kind of hard to relate in that aspect. In my opinion, Nate Archibald and Dan Humphrey are the easiest characters to relate to, but even some of their struggles get a little out of hand.

  10. Criminal Minds
    Criminal Minds Logo Photo: Wikipedia
    Criminal Minds Logo
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    If you’re like me, don’t watch this show at night. It gets pretty intense, but the cases are so interesting and cool. I also enjoy the individual stories of each character that goes on sort of behind the scenes of each case. It shows why each agent is drawn to a particular case and why they get emotionally involved. They also show each character’s depth.

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