We all have our favorite binge shows that we've enjoyed over the years, here are some of the few I'm guilty of binging on multiple times, and ones I want to pass onto you!
Chuck is the ultimate action-comedy series. Zachary Levi plays the main character who receives an email from an old college roommate which contained every government secret within a computer called "the Intersect" that downloaded all the information into Chuck's brain. Of course this is a huge security risk so the NSA and CIA send operatives to work with Chuck on getting the Intersect back. The five seasons follows these characters and their dual lives as both operatives for the government and their covers at an electronics department store.
The show is extremely well written, it's hilarious, and you will quickly fall in love with these characters!
30 Rock 2006-2013
I think we all love Tina Fey, and most of us probably know she got her start as the head writer and top comedian of Saturday Night Live. She pitched the show that would become 30 Rock to NBC as a show within a show, it took place behind the scenes of a variety show very similar to SNL. Fey portrayed the head writer of the show, and Alec Baldwin perfectly portrayed the NBC executive. The two had such perfect chemistry and perfect balance that the sitcom was an immediate hit.
My favorite thing about 30 Rock is the quick dialogue. It really is one of the most well written shows I've ever seen. The humor is often missed because there are so many one liners and no laugh track so when you watch it don't let anything distract you, put your cell phones down!
Lost is actually my favorite show of all time....I know, I know, there are a lot of haters out there, especially if you bring up the long awaited finale! While it's true that you either love or hate the ending, I do promise that if you binge the show (instead of taking six years to watch weekly) you'll pick up on more of the clues and get more answers. Part of the problem is that Lost is such an intricate show, and there are so many rich mysteries that it's easy for some of them to get lost and forgotten if you're not binging!
Personally I think the finale of the show had a great spiritual undertone to it as well as happy endings I thought we'd never get for the characters who had lost their loved ones. Love or hate it it's extremely memorable.
Battlestar Galactica 2004-2010
This sci-fi reboot starts out explaining that the Cylons have been missing since the war with their creators nearly seventy years ago. Out of nowhere the Cylons come out and destroy all twelve "Colonies" or planets of the human race and they go on a hunt for any survivors. The plot doesnt end there as the Cylons have evolved and have new models that look human! A Cylon could be anyone, and it's one of the best long time mysteries of any television show.
Even if you don't like science fiction I would recommend this fun show! It's rich in characters, drama and mystery. There are no aliens and it has one of the best endings of any show I've seen, I think every fan was satisfied with the finale.
Breaking Bad 2008-2013
This crime drama doesn't need any introduction. I think everyone on the planet has heard that they need to binge on this show. Well I agree and Cranston does an amazing job. He plays a struggling high school chemistry teacher who can't support his family, even with a second job washing cars. To add insult to injury he's diagonsed with cancer and realizes that he's going to die and leave his family with nothing so he decides to start selling drugs to earn the extra cash. You can't help but sympathize with where this character is coming from as he's always played by the rules and done the right thing and still ended up constantly pulling the short straw in life.
Downton Abbey 2010-Present
Who would have ever guessed that a period show set in Great Britain during the Edwardian era? It's been popular not just here or in the UK, but all over the world! The show follows an aristocratic family and their servants' lives as the world is evolving around them and incorporates world events such as: the sinking of the Titanic, World War I, Spanish influenza epidemic, the formation of the Irish Free State and much more. The show may not sound exciting, but the characters are so deep and you can't help but love them all!
This show is so iconic, for one it's credited for turning Jennifer Garner, Bradley Cooper and JJ Abrams into household names! It's also one of the first shows of the millennium when they turned towards long arcs instead of episode of the week stories.
Alias starts out with Garner's character Sydney telling her fiance she works for a secret branch of the CIA and that when she's out of town for work she's on covert missions. He handles it pretty well ironically, but her bosses don't and have him killed. Syd realizes that she's working for terrorists and not CIA so she starts working as a double agent reporting back to the real CIA about everything in hopes to taking down SD-6. The show and character arcs are amazing, you never know who to trust or what could happen next! Once she succeeds in taking down SD-6 the show just keeps getting richer and more exciting, I feel like it's one of the forgotten gems that everyone could enjoy!
I hope this gives you some new shows to love! I watch these shows over and over and I hope you can grow to love and cherish them like I have!