Snowmageddon Approaches! So Here’s 24 Binge-Watchable Shows On Netflix

We have what is apparently known as a polar vortex about to sweep through the Midwest, which means, in layman’s terms, it’s going to get cold as shit. Or the arctic. Because that’s where the wind is coming from. This is the view from my window right now.

So, because we’ll hopefully be locked inside for the next few days, I’ve compiled a list of binge-watchable shows, all of which can be streamed on Netflix.

In order to make it on this esteemed list, the show has to have been one that I’ve watched more than five episodes of in a day. And since this list contains 24 shows, we can safely assume that I have no life (at least I have hot chocolate). But, getting away from my sad, miserable, and now extremely cold existence, here’s some crack for your earballs.

1. Archer

Number of seasons on Netflix: 3 / Still Running: Yes / Length of Episodes: 30 minutes

Starring: H. Jon Benjamin, Aisha Tyler, Judy Greer, Amber Nash, Chris Parnell, Jessica Walter

Watch it if: you are a fan of James Bond, arrogance, sarcasm, and pop culture references.

Addiction Level: Crack. It’s a short high that leaves you craving more once it’s over.

2. Parks and Recreation

Number of seasons on Netflix: 5 / Still Running: Yes / Length of Episodes: 30 minutes

Starring: Amy Poehler, Ron Offerman, Aziz Ansari, Rashida Jones, Aubrey Plaza, Chris Pratt

Watch it if: local government gets you hot and bothered.

Addiction Level: Facebook. You watch it once, go to do something else, think, “I better check that again,” come back and watch another, repeat.

3. Doctor Who

Number of seasons on Netflix: 6 / Still Running: Yes / Length of Episodes: 60 minutes

Starring: William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy, Paul McGann, John Hurt, Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant, Matt Smith, Peter Capaldi

Watch it if: you like cleverness, epic stories, and fun.

Sequels: Books, radio shows, and more.


Spinoffs: Torchwood

Addiction Level: Used to be like ice cream, it just made you feel good. Now in it’s seventh season, it’s more like gambling, where you watch in hopes of a good episode, but your luck is starting to turn.

4. Torchwood

Number of seasons on Netflix: 4 / Still Running: No / Length of Episodes: 60 minutes

Starring: John Barrowman, Eve Myles, Kai Owen

Watch it if: you like omnisexual men in long coats.

Addiction Level: Puppies.

5. Breaking Bad

Number of seasons on Netflix: 5 / Still Running: No / Length of Episodes: 60 minutes

Starring: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul

Watch it if: you like drugs, science, and DRAAAAMAAAAAA.

Spinoffs: Potential one with Saul Goodman.

Addiction Level: Texting somebody you like who doesn’t respond very fast so you fiddle with the idea of sending another message and check your phone every two seconds even though you have it on vibrate.

6. Supernatural (*Warning* GIF contains spoilers)

Number of seasons on Netflix: 8 / Still Running: Yes / Length of Episodes: 60 minutes

Starring: Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki, Misha Collins

Watch it if: you like monsters, action, and angst. Or if you’re gay. There are a lot of attractive men on this show.

Addiction Level: Roller coaster. You’re really nervous before hand, but once you do it, you don’t want to stop.

7. Chuck

Number of seasons on Netflix: 5 / Still Running: No / Length of Episodes: 60 minutes

Starring: Zachary Levi, Yvonne Strahovski, Adam Baldwin

Watch it if: spies, romance, and computers are your thing.

Addiction Level: “Never Gonna Give You Up”. Once you watch it, you just can’t get it out of your head. Which, ironically, I guess makes it kind of like an Intersect.

8. How I Met Your Mother

Number of seasons on Netflix: 8 / Still Running: Yes / Length of Episodes: 30 minutes

Starring: Josh Radnor, Neil Patrick Harris, Alyson Hannigan, James Segel, Cobie Smulders

Watch it if: you like epic stories of friends, love, loss, and eventually true love.

Addiction Level: A good book. Can’t put it down, tells an epic story, and is just so gosh darn filling.

9. New Girl

Number of seasons on Netflix: 2 / Still Running: Yes / Length of Episodes: 30 minutes

Starring: Zooey Deschanel, Jake Johnson, Max Greenfield, Lamorne Morris

Watch it if: you like adorable, awkward girls or are a young professional not living up to your potential.

Addiction Level: Weed. It’s technically not addicting, but it’s so much fun that you want to watch it all the time anyway.

10. Psych

Number of seasons on Netflix: 6 / Still Running: Yes / Length of Episodes: 60 minutes

Starring: James Roday, Dule Hill, Maggie Lawson

Watch it if: you are an adult and wish you weren’t.

Addiction Level: Sugary, caffeinated beverages, like when you have a whole two-liter to yourself. You can’t have just one glass. You’ll watch this and feel giddy and excited and like you could bounce off the walls.

11. Trigun

Number of seasons on Netflix: 1 / Still Running: No / Length of Episodes: 30 minutes

Starring: Johnny Yong Bosch, Dorothy Elias-Fahn, Lia Sargent

Watch it if: you have or have not watched an anime before.

Addiction Level: Dota 2. It’s kinda the same thing over and over, but it’s just so damn fun.

12. The West Wing

Number of seasons on Netflix: 7 / Still Running: No / Length of Episodes: 60 minutes

Starring: Martin Sheen, John Spencer, Allison Janney, Bradley Whitford, Rob Lowe

Watch it if: you like witty and sardonic dialogue and/or have any interest in politics.

Addiction Level: Exercise. It’s a lot of work, but it makes you feel good about yourself for doing it.

13. The League

Number of seasons on Netflix: 4 / Still Running: Yes / Length of Episodes: 30 minutes

Starring: Stephen Rannazzisi, Katie Aselton, Mark Duplass, Nick Kroll, Paul Scheer, Jon Lajoie

Watch it if: you like football or assholes.

Addiction Level: Cracking your knuckles. You don’t know why you watch it, and it’s probably bad for you, but it’s more of an instinct than a conscious choice. I almost went with “scratching your balls”, but I wanted to make it inclusive for the ladies.

14. Better Off Ted

Number of seasons on Netflix: 2 / Still Running: No / Length of Episodes: 30 minutes

Starring: Jay Harrington, Portia de Rossi, Andrea Anders

Watch it if: you want to see how corporations are like people.

Addiction Level: Family-size bag of Spicy Sweet Chili Doritos. It’s delicious and it looks like a lot, but it’s over way too soon.

15. Arrested Development

Number of seasons on Netflix: 4 / Still Running: Maybe? / Length of Episodes: 30 minutes

Starring: Jason Bateman, Portia de Rossi, Will Arnett

Watch it if: you hate your family and/or are poor and wan’t to laugh at the once-rich.

Addiction Level: Alcohol. After watching this, your morals and inhibitions will be a little skewed.

16. Sherlock

Number of seasons on Netflix: 2 / Still Running: Yes / Length of Episodes: 90 minutes

Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Andrew Scott

Watch it if: you like epic, badass sleuthing.

Addiction Level: A crossword puzzle where you know all the answers. It’s fun and it makes you feel like you’re smart and like you know what you’re talking about.

17. It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia

Number of seasons on Netflix: 8 / Still Running: Yes / Length of Episodes: 30 minutes

Starring: Glenn Howerton, Kaitlin Olson, Charlie Day, Rob McElhenney, Danny DeVito

Watch it if: you are a bad person.

Addiction Level: Internet porn. You know it’s wrong and you’re a worse person for watching, but you just can’t help yourself.

18. The IT Crowd

Number of seasons on Netflix: 4 / Still Running: No / Length of Episodes: 30 minutes

Starring: Chris O’Dowd, Richard Ayoade, Katherine Parkinson

Watch it if: you have ever had a family member ask you to help them fix their computer.

Addiction Level: 8

19. Arrow

Number of seasons on Netflix: 1 / Still Running: Yes / Length of Episodes: 60 minutes

Starring: Stephen Amell, David Ramsey, Emily Bett Rickards, Katie Cassidy, Willa Holland

Watch it if: you like quests for vengeance/justice.

Addiction Level: Candy Crush. You don’t have much here, but it’s entertaining, and, if you spend a little money, there are loads of extras out there.

I’ve entitled this next section “The Joss Whedon Collection”. Because everything was created, written, and directed by Joss Whedon.

20. Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Number of seasons on Netflix: 7 / Still Running: No / Length of Episodes: 60 minutes

Starring: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Alyson Hannigan, Nicholas Brendon, Anthony Stewart Head

Watch it if: you like monsters, sarcasm, and female empowerment.

Sequels: Season 8-10 printed by Dark Horse Comics

Spinoffs: Angel

Addiction Level: Air. You can’t help yourself. Once you start, you won’t even realize that you’re not supposed to be watching it. It just happens naturally.

21. Angel

Number of seasons on Netflix: 5 / Still Running: No / Length of Episodes: 60 minutes

Starring: David Boreanz, Charisma Carpenter, Alexis Denisof, J. August Richards, Amy Acker

Watch it if: you like missions of redemption and brooding vampires.

Sequels: Comics printed by IDW Publishing.

Addiction Level: Nutella and peanut butter sandwiches. It’s just so damn good.

22. Doctor Horrible’s Sing-Along-Blog

Number of seasons on Netflix: 1 / Still Running: Kinda / Length of Episodes: 14 minutes

Starring: Neil Patrick Harris, Felicia Day, Nathan Fillion

Watch it if: you have a penchant for song, dance, and superheroes.

Sequels: Potentially if Joss Whedon ever gets a minute to get around to it.

Addiction Level: Bubble wrap. Playing with it is so much fun, but it never lasts that long, and once it’s gone you’re sad.

23. Dollhouse

Number of seasons on Netflix: 2 / Still Running: No / Length of Episodes: 60 minutes

Starring: Eliza Dushku, Harry Lennix, Fran Kranz, Tahmoh Penikett

Watch it if: you like pretty girls and conspiracies and your brain exploding.

Sequels: Comics printed by Dark Horse.

Addiction Level: The internet. You don’t really understand what’s happening, but you take one glance, and the next thing you know you’re up to your eyeballs in cat memes.

24. Firefly

Number of seasons on Netflix: 1 / Still Running: No* / Length of Episodes: 60 minutes

Starring: Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk, Adam Baldwin, Jewel Staite, Morena Baccarin, Sean Maher, Summer Glau, Ron Glass

Watch it if: you value all that is good in this world.

Sequels: Comics printed by Dark Horse and the motion picture Serenity (which can also be found on Netflix).

Addiction Level: Heroin. This shit will wreck you. You will have about 700 minutes of pure pleasure and then a lifetime of pain and regret. I hate you Fox, now and forever.

P.S. Just got a message saying no school tomorrow. All I have to say is booyah for paid snow days.