Top 20 Binge Worthy TV Shows (and what to eat!)

It’s TV binge watching season and I’m in it to win it! It’s cold and let’s all cuddle up on the couch and chill. Below you’ll find my Top 20 Favorite Binge-Worthy Shows along with some recipes / snacks to make while you enjoy them!! And if I missed anything, shout it out in the comments below!

The Crown – hands down the best show ever
Peaky Blinders – the best thing I’ve seen since Breaking Bad
Stranger Things – season 2 was just as good!
Godless – new Netflix show and it’s amazing
Game of Thrones – JON SNOW FOREVER
Big Little Lies – omg. pure perfection. every episode was incredible
Homeland – been a fan since day 1
Billions – fascinating!
Narcos – one of my favorites of all times.
Good Girls Revolt – on Amazon and it’s everything. Binged it in 2 days.
The Fall – oooooo so dark, and so good!
Westworld – is this going to be real life one day?
Orphan Black – beyond impressed with this one
Sons of Anarchy – Love me some Jax Teller
Ozark – it’s so dark!! and fantastic
Outlander – Jamie Fraiser for LIFE
Friday Night Lights – the best
Luther – obsessed
Breaking Bad – if you haven’t seen it, GET ON IT
Downton Abbey – YES

Honorable mentions:

  • Chefs Table – OBSESSED. Not really a binge watching show though, we just watch one every few days and it keeps me endlessly inspired. I’ve watched the Nancy Silverton episode 4 times.
  • The Defiant Ones – it’s a quick 4 episode special and I’ve never been more inspired after watching something.
  • The Keepers – fascinating and depressing all at the same time.
  • Ballers – I mean, it’s the best. And I want to be BFF’s with the rock.
  • True Detective – Season 1 ONLY, season 2 was a full on disaster!
  • Bloodline – only 1 1/2 seasons through, but I need to get my game face on this holiday season and catch up.
  • Black Mirror – haven’t started but it’s on my list!
  • OA – haven’t started but it’s on my list!
  • A place to call Home –  haven’t started but it’s on my list!
  • Handmaids Tail –  haven’t started but it’s on my list!
  • Mindhunter –  haven’t started but it’s on my list!

And while we’re at it… a few of my favorite documentaries (most are on Netflix)

  • 13th
  • Blackfish – get ready to ugly cry.
  • The Ivory Game
  • Before the Flood
  • Virunga – LMK if you’re ready to go to Rwanda and save the gorillas after you watch this one!
  • Racing Extinction

And equally as important as what’s on TV… what to make while you’re mid-binge!

Parmesan Pretzel Knots

Carne Asada Skillet Nachos

Homemade BBQ Potato Chips

Cheesy Artichoke Dip


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  1. This is a treasure trove of info, Gaby! I see several shows I’ve been wondering about, so I am going to give some of them a go next time I get ready to start a new binge watching session!
    And these snacks look out-of-this-world delish! Can’t wait to try those as well!
    Happy New Year, Gaby! Hope it’s a great 2017 for you!!! xo

  2. I agree! Love The Fall, Crown, This is Us, A place to call home, Good Girls Revolt! And a bunch of great ones on Acorn tv too! x Can’t wait to try some of these recipes! They look amazing! Happy New Year!!

  3. Solid picks, Gaby! I started the Crown and am only into the first episode and already love it. Obsessed with This is Us. I literally sob tears during each episode. It’s deep, real deep. Plus your food looks incredible. I don’t want January 1st to come because bye bye nachos and hello kale smoothies. Haha!

  4. I watched all 10 episodes of The Crown in 2 days when I was sick after Christmas. LOVE it so much and need more!!

  5. I am all about binge watching and that’s a great list of binge watching material! I have seen most of them and the ones I haven’t, I will certainly get on it! I am dying over that artichoke dip, btw!! Happy Holidays!!

  6. The A&E Scientology document-series with Leah Remini is absolutely worth watching. We are also enjoying Shooter on USA with Ryan Phillipe.

  7. I have seen many of these and really loved them. My list is now getting ever longer!!!! Bring on the snacks!

  8. We have similar tastes in “bingies”, I added ‘The Crown’ and ‘Good Girls Revolt’ to my list. Thank-you for your delicious recipes!

  9. Gaby, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel just on Amazon is so good. I watched the pilot 3 times before they released the season last week. I am telling anyone who will listen, to watch it.

  10. I am binge watching “The Great British Baking Show”
    It is addicting and I adore Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood.
    Some of the recipes are totally European, but so interesting.
    Paul Ho;;ywodd is the new Simon Cowell.

  11. Handmaid’s Tale is . Watch that next, for sure! And add your tomatillo salsa to the binge recipe list. My fav to make for the weekend for snacks! Those pretzel knots are also a fave!

  12. If you want a funny show to mix in with all these deep dark ones, try Schitt’s Creek. Eugene Levy and his son are hilarious.

  13. We must have the same taste in shows! Thanks for posting!! Adding the ones on your list that I haven’t seen!
    Some of my recent faves are glow, the killing and hell on wheels on Netflix. Poldark on amazon is so good. It’s a British show – the main character, adian turner is too cute!
    Also, bought your cookbook and LOVE it!!

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