By Katherine Pinnock
Face it: you’ve spent more evenings than you’d like browsing through Netflix, scrolling through what seems like an endless stream of movies and TV shows, only to give in and restart Grey’s Anatomy for the zillionth time.
Trust me, I’ve been there. But now you won’t have to! From melodramatic reality TV to heartbreaking limited series on real events, here are three TV shows that I recommend for when you “have nothing to watch.”
1. Selling Sunset
The only thing more over-the-top than the real estate agents on this show is the million dollar homes they are selling. Selling Sunset first premiered on Netflix in March 2019 and has a total of 24 episodes available to stream. The three-season reality TV show focuses on the lives and livelihoods of nine real estate agents at the Oppenheim Group. Between the luxurious views of Beverly Hills and the seemingly never ending workplace drama, viewers will never be bored while watching this outstanding series.
2. Criminal Minds
With a whopping twelve seasons currently available to stream on Netflix, you won’t find yourself in search of another show for a very long time. This suspenseful crime TV drama revolves around the never-boring jobs of some of the finest criminal profilers the FBI has to offer. The team of experts tackles gritty crimes and personal struggles in well-paced, 41-minute episodes. If you fly through the dozen seasons on Netflix with ease, don’t fear, you can stream the other three seasons on CBS.
3. When They See Us
This limited series is based on the lives of the Central Park 5, a group of black and hispanic boys wrongly accused of assaulting a female jogger. The four-hour-long episodes will take you through their story, from the events leading up to their trial, to the effects it had and still has on the men today. While this isn’t the most light-hearted of shows, it is an important and eye-opening story.
You will have no shortage of TV shows to watch as the colder months set in, so start bingeing now! With this list, you won’t have to flip through endless categories of boring titles on your Netflix home screen. Happy watching!