Get your binge on [contest]

Lately, Mike has been playing second fiddle to a guy named Will. I’ve found myself coming up with excuses to stay in bed with Will and encouraging Mike to go out with his friends so I can do so. Will, of course, is Will Gardner from The Good Wife. My name is Stephanie Fusco and I’m a Netflix addict.

I signed up for my Netflix trial last summer to hop onto the Orange is the New Black bandwagon and haven’t looked back. In honour of my completion of 4 full seasons of The Good Wife plus the remaining episodes necessary to catch up to the current season…here are my top 5 shows to Netflix binge on. To facilitate your binge-ing, enter to win a Netflix prize pack including a 6-month Netflix subscription at the end. I’m nothing if not an excellent enabler.

The Good Wife

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I’d been watching snippets of The Good Wife on Sunday nights with my dad for quite awhile before I finally decided to bite the bullet and start it on Netflix. As you might have gleaned from the above, I’ve blown through 4 seasons and more in record time. If you love a good legal drama, scandal, politics and extreme sexual tension, you’ll love The Good Wife. There’s a certain satisfaction in starting a series on Netflix and being able to watch it in realtime once you’ve caught up. Or maybe that’s just me….

Dawson’s Creek

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There’s something to be said for reliving teenage angst that isn’t your own. I wouldn’t wish re-living high school on anybody, but there’s quite a bit of satisfaction in watching 6 seasons of Dawson’s Creek as an adult. I’d forgotten exactly how angsty the show was but I promise you it’s the best guilty pleasure. I’m happy to share that I’m still firmly on Team Pacey and that I shed a multitude of tears during the finale. All six seasons are on Netflix…you’ve been forewarned.

Orange is the New Black

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If you haven’t already watched the first season of Orange is the New Black, now’s the time to start – the second season premieres on Netflix June 6th! It’s hard not to get obsessed with this wickedly funny, female-driven prison dramedy. This show has generated a lot of buzz and for good reason: it’s raw, honest and fantastically dark. I’m also embarrassed to admit that I used to tell people it had “the girl from Clueless AND the girl from That 70’s show AND the guy from American Pie” in the cast. This is untrue – Taylor Schilling is not Alicia Silverstone. But she’s definitely awesome as is the entire cast – it’s stacked in the best of ways.

House of Cards

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It took seeing statuses from friends binge-watching the second season of House of Cards for me to sit down and watch the series. Frank Underwood quickly ignited my “Bill Clinton complex”, that is, being inappropriately attracted to dudes who do bad things while in office. House of Cards is dark and twisted in the best of ways, making you root for the most manipulative characters. Also, now I don’t feel like I have to turn in my poli sci major card since I’m back on the grid and able to chat with my peers once again.

Breaking Bad

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This critically-acclaimed series is next on my to-watch list, if only so I can be in the loop. I might be the only person on the planet who hasn’t seen this show, but now that it’s over I’m going to get down to watching it. I’m starting to feel like the office weirdo who awkwardly laughs at the multitude of Breaking Bad-related goodies around (like bags of blue “drugs”) and pretends to know what’s going on.

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  • elisabee7

    BREAKING BAD!! Binge-watching this show nearly took over my social, psychological, and emotional life for a good 3 weeks. Orange is the New Black is also an awesome one to binge watch. Up next on my list…House of Cards!

  • abrennan09

    House of Cards

  • RazKassam

    HOUSE OF CARDS!!

  • ChristinaWallaert

    I watch The Good Wife now but missed the first few seasons so I would start with those.

  • AlannaGlicksman

    After binge-watching Breaking Bad (13 days!), Orange is the New Black and Happy Endings, I’m finally jumping on the How I Met Your Mother bandwagon. And no, I won’t suit up.

  • mroy49

    The Good Wife! I’ve always wanted to watch it:)

  • AshleyMcKernan

    I binge watch series like it’s my job! ha.

    I’ve always wanted to watch BREAKING BAD. That would be first.

  • brigidtowler

    Confession: I have watched every episode of every show mentioned…. sometimes more than once.

  • Kuttysark

    Binge watching is my dirty little secret. I try to keep it concealed from the world like a drug habit.

  • 20somethinginTO

    There’s only a month left until the new OITNB comes back and I can’t wait. I also loved Breaking Bad and House of Cards, very different shows but both excellent!

  • itsbttrblonde

    Dawson’s Creek, because I wasn’t allowed to watch it when I was younger (for whatever reason!)

  • Let’s be honest, it would be Parenthood, because crying over an adorable family is my favorite thing to do in bed 🙁

  • sparklegloss

    Would love to watch Breaking Bad and Game of Thrones!!

  • MikeTaglione

    OITNB is the show I’d binge watch, but Breaking Bad definitely would have been had I not already watched.

  • KMartinMUA

    Can’t wait to binge watch the new Orange is the New Black when it comes out!

  • carollushka

    Breaking Bad

  • AliHinch

    Orange is the New Black !

  • shelbseroo

    Oops, I’ve already powered through Breaking Bad and Orange is the New Black… Looks like House of Cards is next!

  • antric

    Orange Is The New Black

  • I’m working on Dawson’s Creek right now actually!! Team Pacey all the way!

  • tsangk

    Gossip Girl! I only watched season 1!

  • Vanilla0_o

    Breaking Bad, all the way!

  • Dawson’s Creek! It never gets old. Highly recommend The Good Wife to anyone who hasn’t seen it yet.

  • shutch

    I really want to see what all the buzz is about OITNB. who doesn’t love binge watching a series?!

  • SummerPlewes

    Orange is the new black!!

  • vilmark

    Id binge on Orange is the new black

  • blessedta

    House of Cards

  • WesamAleyadeh

    Orange is the New Black for sure! I have been wanting to see it for quite some time.

  • Jonnie Hartling

    I’d binge watch The Good Wife…again!