15 Intoxicating Shows To Binge Watch On Netflix This Summer

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Good luck getting off the couch with these nail-biters.

Being outside during a heat wave? Are you crazy? Instead, check out these 15 shows to binge watch on Netflix this summer instead!

Oh, sweet, sweet summer. It always starts so full of anticipation for fun and excitement. We all try to make these amazing plans to go on a nice vacation, visit some family and friends, have a nice barbeque and, of course, to go to the beach.

But then you realize that you don't have enough cash to do all those things and it's too dang hot to really want to do any of that nonsense anyway! 

So you stay indoors, crank up the air conditioner and watch TV. But instead of watching basic television, why not binge watch some amazing shows on Netflix? 

Blast your AC, get a popsicle (because in 100 degree weather, an AC isn't even going to cut it) and get into an awesome television series.


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Whether you're into comedy, drama, politics, family shows, or the supernatural; we've got you all figured out. Here are 15 addicting shows on Netflix you should binge watch this summer. 


1. The Office

Ever wish your coworkers had a better sense of humor? Well, after clocking out and going home after a long work day, clock in to The Office television series.

This show is a comedy series guaranteed to warm up your summer with lots of laughter and dimwitted activities. Steve Carell portrays the idiotic manager, Michael Scott, who is running Dunder Mifflin, a paper company in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

Not only is this show filled with laughter, but it also has lots of office romances. So, before watching this make sure you have an ice cold beverage because you won't want to get up again to get a refreshment. 


2. The Punisher

If you're into Marvel's Daredevil, the Defenders, and Jessica Jones; then The Punisher is a must watch for you.

In the show, former Marine Frank Castle under goes a new identity after pretending to be dead for years. In the process of hiding, he continues to run back to his past, leaving him to face the life that he wanted to run away from.

Disclaimer: This show has loads of action and violence. So avoid if you're squeamish from seeing blood. If not though,  then you'll definitely enjoy this.


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3. Fuller House

Reboots are absolutely in at the moment. Fuller House is a a continuation of the late 80's/early 90's classic Full House

Fuller House stars Candace Cameron Bure who plays DJ Tanner, Jodie Sweetin who plays Stephanie Tanner, and Andrea Barber plays Kimmy. After the death of DJ's husband, she and her three kids move into her father's old house and her sister Stephanie and best friend Kimmy (and Kimmy's daughter Ramona) move into the home as well to aid DJ in raising her children.

John Stamos reprises his role as Uncle Jesse, Lori Loughlin is back as Aunt Becky, Bob Saget as Danny Tanner, Dave Coulier as Joey, and Scott Weinger as Steve. The only cast member not to return is Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, who played the youngest Tanner daughter, Michelle.


4. That 70's Show

Take a seat and be sent back in time to the era of bell-bottoms, platform shoes, and disco. That's right ladies and gentlemen. It's all about the 1970's in this hilarious comedy series. 

Topher Grace stars as Eric Foreman, a dorky Star Wars loving teen that spends most of his free time in his parent's basement with his friends Steven Hyde (played by Danny Masterson), Kelso (portrayed by Ashton Kutcher), his love-interest Donna (played by Laura Prepon), Jackie (portrayed by Mila Kunis) and Fez (played by Wilmer Valderrama).

This is a great show to watch with some of your friends. There are countless amounts of jokes that never get old (especially when Eric's dad calls everyone a "dumb*ss").


5. The Vampire Diaries

Add drama and the supernatural to your summer with the cast of The Vampire Diaries. This show takes place in a fictional town called Mystic Falls, Virginia. Mystic Falls is filled with supernatural characters like vampires, werewolves, witches, sirens, and hybrids. You'll fall in love with the characters too.

This show stars Nina Dobrev as Elena Gilbert who falls for the new mysterious guy Stephen Salvatore (played by Paul Wesley). Stephen's brother and the show's antagonist Damon Salvatore (played by Ian Somerhalde) falls for Elena too. This series contains multiple love triangles that are sure to intrigue you. Plus, you're bound to find some eye candy from the Salvatore Brothers. 


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6. Being Mary Jane

Gabrielle Union stars in this hit comedy series as Mary Jane Paul, a broadcast journalist who is a workaholic that does anything and everything to advance in her career ... but can't seem to advance in her love life. She dates countless men, whether they are married with children, divorced, athletes, or fellow colleagues.

This show also stars the dreamy blue-eyed Micheal Ealy. If you're into the newest breakout star Cardi B, then you'll love this show because she also makes an appearance in the latest season.


7. Friends

Friends is a staple to add to your Netflix cue this summer. This hysterical comedy series is a 90's classic about six 20-something friends living in New York city. The series portrays their everyday life discovering their careers, love life, and their budding friendships with each other.

This series stars Jennifer Aniston, Courtney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matthew Perry, Matt LeBlanc, and David Schwimmer. Even if you've already seen this series, it never gets old because the characters and jokes are timeless! 


8. Parenthood

Let the Braverman family take you on an emotional life journey in this series that portrays the life of four siblings - Sarah, Adam, Crosby, and Julia. The Braverman siblings take you on their journey of parenthood as they each deal with their own issues as parents. This series stars Peter Krause, Lauren Graham, Dax Shepard, and Mae Whitman.

Not only does this show contain drama but it sheds light on important issues such as teen pregnancy, health, race, autism, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and adoption. This show lets you feel love, sadness, and happiness all at once. Even the breakout star of Black Panther, Michael B. Jordan had a reoccurring role in season 2 of the series.  


9. The Fosters

This family drama tackles every issue you can think of from teen pregnancy, homosexuality, transgender teens, prison, foster care, runaways, adoption, and immigration.

Maia Mitchell plays a brave and fearless teenager named Callie Adams-Foster who is placed in a foster home with a lesbian couple and their three children. She has a difficult time coping with the loss of her mother and facing the demons from her past.

Disclaimer: This show always leaves you wanting to watch more after every episode so definitely make sure you have "binge worthy" time to commit before starting it (or at least a lot of coffee ready to get to work in the morning *wink, wink*).


10. Orange is the New Black

Interested in seeing a comedic-drama on a women's prison? Well, look no further. This show is exactly what you should be watching. The series follows Taylor Schilling's character, Piper Chapman on her prison sentence after committing a drug trafficking crime with her ex girlfriend, Alex (played by Laura Prepon).

Piper's past comes creeping back into her present, leaving her to turn herself into a women's prison in Litchfield, NY. She has to do a year and a half sentence, forcing her to leave behind her family, friends, and fiance. There is no escaping the demons from her past in a confined prison environment (especially when her ex, Alex, shows up as an inmate in the same prison). 


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11. The Originals

Spend your hot summer days and nights binge watching the Mikaelson family, also known as "The Original Family". This series is a spin-off of the CW TV series, The Vampire Diaries. It centers around Klaus Mikaelson, and his siblings Elijah, Kol, Finn, Rebekah, and Freya. Joesph Morgan plays Klaus, a man with a tormented past and present who discovers that he has a baby on the way with a woman he had an encounter with months ago.

Klaus and his family aren't a force to be reckoned with until they discover that the new baby is his weakness. If you're into the whole vampire, werewolf, and witch craze then this show is just what you need to see!


12. Scandal

Into politics, presidency scandals, or just some good ol' drama? Then turn your Netflix on to Shonda Rhimes' series Scandal. This captivating series has been leaving fans entertained for the past six years. Kerry Washington takes the role of Olivia Pope, a crisis manager for the President of the United States.

In the midst of the job, she spends most of the series having an affair with the President and their relationship only gets more complicated every season. Follow Miss Pope and her steamy love life and career. You won't be disappointed. 


13. The People V. O.J. Simpson: An American Crime Story

This Emmy Nominated series follows the infamous trial of former NFL star O.J. Simpson, played by Cuba Gooding Jr. and his alleged involvement with the death of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman.

This series takes us on the journey of the case and the lawyers that represented O.J. Simpson, which were Johnnie Cochran and Robert Kardashian. Although some things in this series were added to lure in more viewers, this captivating series is definitely worth watching. 


14. Once Upon a Time

We all grew up on those old fairytale characters that we all know and love. Well, here's your chance to bring that back into your life. Once Upon a Time centers around Jennifer Morrison's character Emma Swan, a 28-year-old who grew up in the foster system who gave birth to a son when she was eighteen. Her estranged son comes to find her to break a curse that his placed on her family that she knows nothing about.

In the process of helping her son Henry, Emma must face her unknown past as to why her parents gave her away. She also grows closer to her son Henry, leaving his mother Regina to feel vengeful. Travel to Storybrooke, Maine to see your favorite story book characters such as Snow White, Cinderella, The Evil Queen, and Rumpelstiltskin come back to life.


 15. Parks and Recreation 

This hysterical TV series stars comedian Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope. The series takes place in Pawnee, Indianapolis where Leslie works as a Deputy Director of the Parks and Recreation Department. This comedic political comedy show is very similar to the TV series The OfficeParks and Recreation consists of a unique cast to bring different personalities to the show.

This show stars Aziz Ansari, Chris Pratt, Rashida Jones and Aubrey Plaza. So, after a long days work, come home and check in with the Parks and Recreation crew to see what type of shenanigans they get into for the day. 


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Shavella is an MFA student at Brooklyn College, studying creative writing. She enjoys blogging, reading, volunteering, and working on her novel.

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