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 updated 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!

  1. The Crown – hands down the best show ever
  2. Peaky Blinders – the best thing I’ve seen since Breaking Bad
  3. Stranger Things – I might re-watch it before season 3 starts!
  4. Handmaids Tale – all about it!
  5. Game of Thrones – JON SNOW FOREVER
  6. Big Little Lies – omg. pure perfection. every episode was incredible and I can’t wait for season 2
  7. Homeland – been a fan since day 1
  8. Billions – fascinating!
  9. Narcos + Narcos Mexico – It’s so freaking fantastic. And dark. And violent – so be warned.
  10. The Fall – oooooo so dark, and so good!
  11. Jack Ryan – ALL DAY LONG
  12. Sons of Anarchy – Love me some Jax Teller
  13. Ozark – it’s so dark!! and fantastic and season 2 was even better than season 1 if that’s possible!
  14. Outlander – Jamie Fraiser for LIFE
  15. Bodyguard – on Netflix. It’s SO good. Only 6 episodes but every minute is fantastic! Fingers crossed for season 2!
  16. Happy Valley – all about those BBC dramas!
  17. Dirty John – I just started it today!! The podcast was EVERYTHING
  18. Ray Donovan – ok I’m about 100 years late but I can’t get enough
  19. Marvelous Mrs. Maisel – I’m hooked!
  20. Westworld – love love love!

Honorable mentions that really shouldn’t be missed:

  • 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.
  • Godless – new Netflix show and it’s amazing
  • 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! I’ve got high hopes for season 3
  • Bloodline – yessssss
  • Good Girls Revolt – on Amazon and it’s everything. Binged it in 2 days.
  • Happy Valley – quite possibly one of the best shows ever invented.
  • Broadchurch – dark and twisted and SO FREAKING GOOD.

And some old school favorites:

  • Friday Night Lights – the best
  • Luther – obsessed
  • Orphan Black – beyond impressed with this one
  • Breaking Bad – if you haven’t seen it, GET ON IT
  • Downton Abbey – YES
  • The Americans – obviously

And while we’re at it… a few of my favorite documentaries

  • 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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47 comments

  1. Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch

    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. Cindy Rottweiler

    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. Melissa Stadler

    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. Elissa Marcuson

    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. Stephanie McKinnie

    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. Steph C

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

  7. Monika

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

  8. hallie

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

  9. Jill

    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. Trish

    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. Lori

    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. Jen

    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.

    • Whitney

      Yes to Schitt’s Creek!! It’s so so good. Maybe my favorite show – ever?

  13. Allie

    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!!

  14. Lindsay Cotter

    I”ll take downtown abby and those nachos please! We’re also hooked on poldark!

  15. Heather

    Salt Fat Acid Heat was so good! I really wish that I was friends with Samin because she seems so personable and fun to be with. I loved that she loves food and wasn’t afraid to show herself eating and enjoying food, refreshing especially for a woman. I was also blown away with how much salt she uses! I had no idea they turned Dirty John into a TV series. You’ll have to update later if it lives up to the podcast :). Happy TV binging!

  16. Jessica B.

    From your group on Facebook, I got Offspring. How you know it’s a good show is the level to which you are depressed when you get to the end ! BTW – scared to make your pretzel knots for fear I will go down like I did with the coconut rice (why are carbs my enemy?! – rhetorical question :/)

  17. Angela Greene

    Great list! Also must sees for you:
    Camping-on HBO with Jennifer Garner and other favs. Hilarious comedy

    Homecoming-on Prime with Julia Roberts. short 30 minute episodes, dark drama

    other favs on Netflix: Scandal, How to Get Away with Murder, Person of Interest, Dexter
    The Sinner on USA (1st season is on Netflix)

    I am still in a food coma…

  18. Jody Norris

    Call The Midwife- my favorite on Netflix while eating your no crust apple crisp!

  19. Cyndi

    Love Chef’s Table. All of the pastry chef episodes are great, especially Christina Tosi. I also recommend Grant Achatz and Massimo Bottura.

  20. Lisa Reich

    Sadly only one Season, but The Night Manager.
    Also, The Fall The Killing,and Boardwalk Empire.

  21. Lynn Krizic

    Hell on Wheels is really addicting!
    The Affair, definitely worth binge watching.

  22. Leah

    I haven’t watched Virunga, but I literally just bought tickets to Rwanda (I go once a year for a medical mission). I saw the gorillas there 3 years ago and it was by far one of the most amazing experiences ever.

  23. Angela

    Some really solid choices here! Fargo all 3 seasons, my very favorite tv show. Just got around to watching Mozart in the Jungle love me some Gael! Recently finished The Haunting of Hill House, oh my! Looking forward to seeing Vikings newest season. I hope Taboo comes back. I’ve seen most of the ones on your list and will definitely check out the ones I haven’t!

  24. Ella Jespersen

    I love tv!!! Such similar tastes so I’m excited to watch the ones I haven’t yet! But I have to share with you!

    Netflix: Mad Men- one of the best of all time! The Returned—French, subtitles, so interesting. Sabrina—sooo fun! Dexter—oldie but so good! The Haunting of Hill House.
    Hulu: Fargo!!!! Season 1=favorite forever, but season 2 is so good too!
    Amazon: Catastrophe— had to pause because couldn’t hear over my laughter. Mozart in the Jungle. Forever.

  25. Ella Jespersen

    OMG. I can’t believe I forgot one of the greatest shows I’ve ever seen. Have you seen The OA on Netflix? Perfection!!!

  26. Cheryl

    Yes to the Nancy Silverton episode – I can’t get enough of her! She’s kind of like the Frida Kahlo of BREAD! My favorite is the opening line. ❤️

  27. Deb

    Sneaky Pete on Prime Video – it’s so good. Totally captivating and gets you hooked and anxious to see what’s next!

  28. Beth

    A couple more shows that are a MUST are;
    Poldark on BBC (you will absolutely fall in love with Ross Poldark!), Good Behavior (Javier is very sexy!) & Queen of the South.