By Elizabeth Dubos
Netflix is an American production company and media services provider. You can watch movies and TV shows on your TV, game console, phone, or tablet. The streaming service offers numerous genres such as action, anime, children & family content, classics, comedies, cult movies, documentaries, dramas, LGBTQ, horror, international, period pieces, romance, and sci-fi/fantasy for all ages. Netflix offers thousands of options to choose from, so it can be a bit overwhelming to decide what to watch. Are you staying home more often due to COVID-19 and looking for a TV show to binge-watch? Here are my favorite TV shows that I binge-watched on Netflix.
Schitt’s Creek. This is a Canadian sitcom that follows the formerly wealthy Rose family as they’re forced to relocate to a town they bought as a joke. Now living in a motel, the Rose family faces the trials and tribulations of everyday life without the luxuries. Schitt’s Creek consists of 80 episodes spread throughout six seasons. According to Common Sense Media, Schitt’s Creek is appropriate for ages 14 and up. Parents should be aware that it features sexual relations, drinking, drugs, smoking, and inappropriate language. However, the show has positive messages and positive role model representations.
New Girl. This is an American sitcom that follows Jess, an adorable schoolteacher, who moves into a loft with three men—Nick, Schmidt, and Winston—after catching her cheating boyfriend. It’s a comedy show that follows the characters as they navigate their relationships and careers in their thirties. New Girl consists of seven seasons with 146 episodes. According to Common Sense Media, New Girl is a heartwarming roommate comedy. The TV show is appropriate for ages 14 and up. Like Schitt’s Creek, New Girl features sexual relations, drinking, drugs, smoking, and inappropriate language.
Sugar Rush & Sugar Rush Christmas. Sugar Rush is an American reality baking competition series. In 2019, there was a spin-off series called Sugar Rush Christmas that features holiday-themed treats. The show is hosted by Hunter March and judged by professional chefs Candace Nelson and Adriano Zumbo. Additionally, each episode features a different guest judge. The baking series features four professional teams competing in three rounds for the cash prize of $10,000. Common Sense Media states both shows are appropriate for ages 10+. Sugar Rush features three seasons plus Sugar Rush Christmas with a total of 26 episodes.
Jane the Virgin. Jane the Virgin is a romantic telenovela-style comedy-drama. The show follows a hardworking and religious 23-year-old Jane Villanueva. As a young, devout woman, she’s a virgin, who accidentally becomes pregnant via artificial insemination. Throughout the series viewers will see her struggles and triumphs. There’s 100 episodes that span across five seasons. Common Sense Media states that Jane the Virgin is appropriate for ages 15+. The show features drinking, drugs, smoking, sexual themes, and inappropriate language. However, the show has positive messages and positive role model representations.
The Umbrella Academy. The Umbrella Academy is an American fantasy superhero series based on the comic book series of the same name written by Gerard Way. The show features a dysfunctional super-powered family as they need to team up to prevent a horrific apocalypse. There’s 20 episodes that span across two seasons. The Umbrella Academy has been renewed for an additional season too! Common Sense Media states that The Umbrella Academy is appropriate for ages 15+. The show features violence, drinking, drugs, smoking, sexual themes, and inappropriate language.
What are you currently watching on Netflix?
Edited by Morgan Mitchell