8 Binge-Worthy TV Shows To Watch This Weekend

January 24, 2021

If you’re in the Northern hemisphere right now there is a good chance you are in the depths of a freezing Winter and very possibly an equally grim lockdown (I’ve been there, Melbourne was on a harsh lockdown for months – I’m sending good thoughts and all the positivity). And if you’re in the Southern hemisphere right now you’re probably ramping up to the hottest part of Summer; those days where it’s too hot to function, and the heat just keeps on coming day after day.

Today is sweltering 35°C, and if it were just one day I could probably enjoy it, but knowing it won’t be the last scorching day of Summer I’m staying inside, iced-water in reach, curtains are drawn to keep the heat out, and so I thought I’d share my favourite binge-able TV shows to keep you busy this weekend – because no matter where you live, it sounds like staying home is on the cards.

TV Shows

The epitome of easy watching, this witty and modern sitcom follows a family’s fall from wealth and status. Guaranteed to provide laughs and tears of joy, it’s one of my most recommended binge-worthy tv shows.

The kind of American political drama I live for. Intelligent, witty, authentic, global and human. The greatest ensemble cast I’ve ever watched. It’s utter perfection but requires concentration, it’s not a background noise kinda show.

If Million Dollar Listings LA and The Hills had a reality tv baby, this would be it. Worth watching for the fashion alone, but the eye-watering real estate is the stuff of dreams, very expensive dreams.

Inspired by the true story of Piper Kerman (imprisoned for money laundering) this 7 season drama peeks behind the bars at life inside a women’s prison, there’s no sugarcoating their reality but it’s still incredibly heartwarming and scarily relevant.

THE CROWN: Netflix
A historically accurate (but surely creatively embellished) look at the life of Queen Elizabeth II and the trials and tribulations that have plagued her reign as leader of The Commonwealth. Not exactly the royal fairytale some would have you believe.

Fast-paced, ‘don’t-know-who-to-trust’ thriller with a political aspect. Short and sharp.

A seriously funny show with short episodes that kept me flying through them. Easy watching that will make you laugh, despite been set in the very serious time of the Northern Ireland conflict in the late 1990s.

A mystery set in the quiet suburbs in Shaker Heights, starring Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington. I’m only a couple of episodes into this and I’m already hooked.

And because no endless telly watching session is complete without snacks, here are a few of the recipes that I’ve been making and loving over the past few months:

Comments (35)

  • Amy

    February 14, 2021 at 2:19 am

    Ahhh we are loving The Crown! We have about 3 episodes left, I’ll be gutted when we get to the end.

    Amy x

    1. steffaniebee

      February 14, 2021 at 10:19 am

      I was the same! And there’s such a long wait for the next season! x

  • Beth

    January 31, 2021 at 10:42 pm

    I’m loving the crown at the moment I’ve seen everyone raving about Schitts Creek so might give that a go once I finish the crown x

    1. steffaniebee

      February 1, 2021 at 8:28 am

      Schitts Creek is fab, but I think it takes the first few episodes for it to find it’s flow, so if you don’t love it at first I recommend persevering, it’s worth it! x

  • Gemma

    January 31, 2021 at 4:54 am

    Orange is the new black was one of my all time favourite shows, I might watch it again! x

  • Kayleigh

    January 30, 2021 at 1:27 am

    I’ve not actually watched any of these, so will definitely be checking them out 🙂

    Kayleigh x

    1. steffaniebee

      January 30, 2021 at 8:01 am

      Thanks Kayleigh x

  • Jasmine Stewart

    January 29, 2021 at 6:53 am

    The Crown was amazing! I also watched the whole of It’s a Sin on Channel 4 in about 24 hours – it was incredible

    Jasmine xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

    1. steffaniebee

      January 29, 2021 at 10:08 am

      Oh I have It’s A Sin on my watchlist! I’ve had it recommended a few times now! x

  • Zoe

    January 29, 2021 at 3:52 am

    Great post, I have watched The Crown and really enjoyed it, will definitely be checking out some more of these too xx

      Zoë – MammafulZo 💕 

    1. steffaniebee

      January 29, 2021 at 10:16 am

      Thanks Zoe! The Crown is amazing, too bad there is such a big wait between seasons! x

  • Prettiful Blog

    January 29, 2021 at 12:21 am

    I really enjoyed Little Fires!

    1. steffaniebee

      January 29, 2021 at 10:15 am

      I finished it the day after I wrote this post, so good! I didn’t see the ending coming at all x

  • Rosie Ireland

    January 28, 2021 at 1:01 am

    I loooove Derry Girls – it makes me laugh out loud every episode!
    I’m currently binging Grey’s Anatomy and I just started This Is Us!


    1. steffaniebee

      January 28, 2021 at 8:20 am

      I used to love Greys, such an epic show! And there’s so many seasons to watch!

  • Chichi

    January 27, 2021 at 8:03 am

    I heard so much about Selling Sunset last year so I should definitely check it out! I don’t mind a little bit of prime real estate haha.

    And I’ve watched Bodyguard twice (or 3 times) and I totally recommend it!


    1. steffaniebee

      January 27, 2021 at 10:56 am

      Selling Sunset is definitely ‘prime’ real estate! It’s super easy watching x

  • Molly

    January 26, 2021 at 8:41 am

    I have been looking for some new series to get into, couldn’t have read this at a better time!

    Molly – https://volumesofbeauty.com/

    1. steffaniebee

      January 26, 2021 at 9:23 pm

      Oh perfect! Hope you find something you enjoy x

  • Abbi

    January 26, 2021 at 6:10 am

    I just finished The Crown and I absolutely loved it! I haven’t seen all of these, so you’ve definitely given me some inspo!

    Abbi x

    1. steffaniebee

      January 26, 2021 at 9:23 pm

      Oh I’m glad! I felt a bit empty after I finished The Crown, so I jumped straight into a new show to fill the void haha! x

  • Charlotte Zealey

    January 26, 2021 at 3:55 am

    I have only seen selling sunsets out of all of them which is shocking I know. Maybe one day I will become someone who can binge watch netflix however at the moment for me I am more of a bookworm I think

    1. steffaniebee

      January 26, 2021 at 9:14 pm

      Reading books is probably better for you, haha! I just love getting stuck into a tv show x

  • Kelly Diane

    January 26, 2021 at 1:19 am

    These are some great suggestions. I absolutely love The Crown but I try not to binge it so that I can make it last longer.

    1. steffaniebee

      January 26, 2021 at 9:12 pm

      Thanks Kelly! Haha! I completely get that, I held off starting the newest season, I knew once I started I’d devour it x

  • Lea-Mai Carter

    January 26, 2021 at 12:28 am

    I loved the first few seasons of OITNB but found it got a bit boring after a while x

    1. steffaniebee

      January 26, 2021 at 9:05 pm

      My friend said the same thing, but the last couple of seasons really changed pace and she loved it again x

  • Kerry Conway

    January 25, 2021 at 9:15 pm

    Oh we’ve just started The Crown! Always need some inspiration for what to watch next, thank you!

    1. steffaniebee

      January 26, 2021 at 9:08 pm

      I’m jealous! I wish I could watch The Crown again for the first time, I enjoyed it that much haha! Thanks x

  • Paige Wallbank

    January 25, 2021 at 7:20 am

    I loved the Bodyguard! Orange is the new black too and Shitts creek but haven’t finished them both all the way through yet!
    I’m watching The Serpent at the minute and really enjoying it. xx

    1. admin

      January 25, 2021 at 8:02 am

      I read that Bodyguard season 2 is in the works, which I can’t wait for! Ooh, I’ll have to look up The Serpent, thanks for the recommendation x

  • Katie

    January 24, 2021 at 11:28 pm

    I love so many of these! Definitely need to start Little Fires Everywhere xx

    1. admin

      January 25, 2021 at 8:00 am

      Don’t start though until you have time to watch the whole thing, I was up way too late last night finishing it but it was so incredibly good! x

  • Emma-Hope Newitt

    January 24, 2021 at 8:42 pm

    I love this post – Derry Girls and Selling Sunset are two of my favourite shows! I binged S2 of Selling Sunset in 24 hours and had no regrets! 🙂

    1. admin

      January 25, 2021 at 7:56 am

      Thanks Emma! Definitely no regrets, I did the exact same thing! x

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