This might be a dumb question, but I'm getting my wisdom teeth out next week and I'm gonna be stuck at home for a while. Basically that means that I'm going to be watching A LOT of Netflix. Do you have any suggestions on what TV shows to binge watch? Emma B.
Okay, there is no such thing as a dumb question. Picking out what you're going to binge-watch is an extremely important decision-- it's something you gotta love and find interesting enough that you're willing to stick with it for a very long time. It's basically like choosing who you're going to marry.
I asked our lovely writers what series they'd recommend, so we've got a whole slew of TV shows for you. And because I am an organization freak, I'm going to break it down into three categories: comedy, drama, and period dramas (because who doesn't love a good period drama?!). Here we go:
Parks & Recreation: Amy Poehler, Chris Pratt, and Nick Offerman. Need I say more? Parks & Rec is truly comedy gold, creating jokes that are now pop culture icons. So treat yo' self by watching this brilliant show.
New Girl: With the adorkable and quirky Zooey Deschanel playing the equally adorkable and quirky Jess Day, you'll fall in love with this hilarious show. Plus, who doesn't love Schmidt, Winston, and Nick?
30 Rock: Tina Fey plays Liz Lemon, a single TV show writer that we all can't help but relate to. As an adult who doesn't know what she's doing but is entering the work force anyways, this show really hit home for me.
Friends: Does this one even need an explanation? Watch Rachel, Monica, Chandler, Joey, Ross, and Phoebe navigate through adulthood.
Supernatural: I don't know if this can just be limited to the drama category. Maybe drama/horror/fantasy? Anyways, follow the dreamy Sam and Dean as they fight their way through the world of ghosts, demons, and vampires.
Gilmore Girls: Featuring possibly one of the best mother-daughter duos on TV, you can't help but cheer Lorelai and Rory on as they live their chaotic lives in the quant town of Stars Hollow.
The Blacklist: Spies, intrigue, and murder. What else do you need? FBI agent Lizzie Kean is sent on the trail of horrific criminals by Raymond "Red" Reddington, who's a criminal himself. What could go wrong? (Spoiler alert: a lot).
Broadchurch: A little coastal town in England is rocked by the murder of a young boy. In a town where everyone knows everyone, everyone is a suspect. David Tenant plays a detective haunted by his mistakes, desperately trying to solve the tragic case.
Death Comes to Pemberley: Pride and Prejudice and.... Murder?! Oh yes. Long after Miss Lizzie Bennet marries Mr. Darcy, Pemberley is thrown into an intense murder investigation full of twists and turns. Who's at the heart of it? You'll have to watch to find out.
The Tudors: Get a front row seat to the infamous King Henry VIII's tumultuous 40-year reign, as well as his extremely complicated love life. (Warning: this show does contain graphic nudity).
Ripper Street: Six months after the horrific Jack the Ripper murders Detective Inspector Edmund Reid finds himself still trying to straighten out the chaotic streets of Whitechapel. Haunted by a past tragedy, he delves deep in the dangerous underbelly of London to solve some truly gruesome crimes.
The Paradise: Set in 1870s London we follow the lives of those working in The Paradise, England's first department store. When Denise Lovett takes a job there, she finds herself catching the eye of storeowner John Moray-- much to the dismay of other workers.
I hope those are enough to get you started. Have fun getting your wisdom teeth out (obvious sarcasm), and happy watching!