Mads Maybe Ultimate Netflix List

by - Thursday, April 27, 2017

My top favorites on Netflix - updated August 2019


TV Series


If you're looking for drama and romance... 

Reign // I'm obsessed with Reign. The storyline is always intriguing and they honestly have the best music for any TV show in my opinion. You'll definitely fall in love with Francis and there's a 99.9% chance you'll cry at some point during the series and it's so worth it. [4 seasons; complete]

The Carrie Diaries // One of my all-time favorite shows on Netflix, the prequel to Sex and the City is a must watch for every girl, even if you've never seen SATC. High school Carrie is so inspirational from her clothes to her NYC job. Plus, Austin Butler has a main role! [2 seasons; complete]

Gossip Girl // I'm not sure if I've ever encountered someone who didn't love Gossip Girl. Blair and Chuck are arguably relationship goals and there is an endless supply of drama to go around. I definitely think this series gets better in the last few seasons so be sure to stick around. [6 seasons; complete]

North & South // I love a historical drama and this one did not disappoint! The only negative is that there are just 4 episodes — but that makes this show the perfect Saturday binge watch. [1 season; complete]

Dynasty // A soap opera for twenty year olds, there is an endless supply of drama. And when you're watching the 7th wedding within this one family, just remember, this is exactly what you signed up for with this show. [2 seasons; ongoing]

Life Sentence // Not at all about prison, this show follows a girl in her mid-20s after she finds out she's not dying of cancer and now has to figure out the future she never thought she would have. Unfortunately, this show was canceled so there's only one season, but it's a good one. [1 season; complete]


If you're looking for comedy... 

The Office // Oh my gosh, I don't even know where to start. I laughed, I cried, I became one of those people who references quotes from The Office. I know this show isn't for everyone, but I think you need to give yourself time to get into it and by season 3, you'll be deeply invested in the lives of the characters. [9 seasons; complete]

Parks and Recreation // I can't believe how many popular memes and phrases I didn't know came from this show! It's SO funny - I laughed out loud practically every episode and Leslie Knope is such an inspiration, although I feel more like an April Ludgate. [7 seasons; complete]

The Good Place // I enjoyed watching this show, especially the first season. There are so many twists, turns, and surprises — I was always waiting for what would happen next and it was rarely what I was expecting. It's a comedy, but not laugh out loud funny in my opinion. [2 seasons; ongoing]

Kim's Convenience // If you liked The Office and Parks & Rec, I think you'll like Kim's Convenience. It's a short comedy about a family-run convenience store. [3 seasons; ongoing]


If you're looking for suspense and thrills...

The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina // I did not expect to like this show at all and I really delayed watching it for a few months, but I loved it! I was pleasantly surprised, but it's definitely dark and "chilling" so be aware if you're younger or not into mildly scary elements. [2 seasons; ongoing]

Dead to Me // *definitely not for younger viewers* I wouldn't typically include a show like this on the list, but I highly recommend it for 18+ / mature viewers. It has unnecessarily extreme use of adult language, but once you get past that, you'll be binge-watching for sure. [1 season; ongoing]

Imposters // This is also one of the more PG-13 shows on the list, but it's very interesting. It's unique and I can't say much without including spoilers, but I'll just say watching it won't be a waste of your time. [2 seasons; complete]


If you're looking for a feel-good show...

Gilmore Girls // I finally watched the full series of Gilmore Girls and it was so good! It's different from other shows in a good way - it has a very peaceful and happy vibe. I love the length of this series because you follow the characters through such a big part of their lives. [7 seasons; complete]

H2O: Just Add Water // You've probably already seen this show, but I've really enjoyed going back through and watching every episode in order. It's a light 20-minute show and it has one of the best theme songs ever. [3 seasons; complete]

Merlin // If you loved Reign as much as me, Merlin has a lot of similar elements and I think that's one of the reasons why I loved it so much! This is one of the most "PG" shows I've watched on Netflix and I really enjoyed it. There's magic, royalty, and dragons! [5 seasons; complete]

The Great British Baking Show // Probably the best reality show on Netflix, this series is so calm and pleasant to watch. I love seeing all of the cool things the contestants bake and finding out who is star baker for each episode and who is going home. [6 seasons; ongoing]

Alexa and Katie // This show is primarily for children and, to be honest, I didn't enjoy the first episode but I kept watching to get it out of my "continue watching" section and, by the end of it, I was really enjoying it! It's sort of similar to Disney Channel's Liv & Maddie, in my opinion.  [2 seasons; ongoing]


Movies


If you want the ultimate teen love story...

To All The Boys I've Loved Before // SUCH A CUTE MOVIE! I haven't read the books, but I really enjoyed watching this movie and I had no idea Margot is Mona from Pretty Little Liars until I looked it up at the end.

Class Rank // This is definitely a great high school movie, starring Olivia Holt. She is obsessed with being ranked #1 in the class and embarks on a mission to get class ranks eliminated from the school system completely.

The Perfect Date // Another fun, teen movie. The storyline is pretty typical, but I still enjoyed watching it.

The Kissing Booth // The third best "teen" Netflix Original, in my opinion. It's kinda good and kinda bad in a weird way. The acting isn't great, but it's not terrible if you're looking for a cheesy teen romance movie.


If you want something mildly scary or suspenseful that won't absolutely terrify you...

47 Meters Down // This movie gave me so much anxiety, but it was so good! It's definitely a little scary and suspenseful so I probably wouldn't recommend watching it at night, but it's a must-watch in my opinion.

Secret Obsession // First, Brenda Song {London Tipton; Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior} is the star of this movie so of course, you'll want to watch it. Second, this will definitely have you on the edge of your seat.

Heartthrob // This movie is actually quite weird and I'm not totally convinced that it's what I would consider good, but I guess watching it isn't a complete waste of time? It has "scary" elements, but it's not likely to keep you up at night.

Brain on Fire // There's no "bad guy" in this movie, but it's very suspenseful. I don't want to give too much of the plot away because the mystery is what makes this movie. I really enjoyed it and I was surprised to find out that the movie is based on a true story.


If you want action that keeps you interested... 

Black Panther // If you like Marvel or just superhero movies in general, this is a great one!

Avengers: Infinity War // The ultimate superhero movie! It definitely helps to be familiar with the other Marvel movies before watching this one, or you could just dive right in.


If you're in the mood for comedy...

Kevin James: Never Don't Give Up // This is actually not a movie, but a one-hour comedy special. I usually like movies that Kevin James is in so I thought this comedy special was funny and a lot of the content was memorable.


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