What to Binge on Netflix This Summer

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Summer is about having fun in the sun, but sometimes you want to relax in bed. These are some of our favorite shows to binge when you just want to stay inside.

Dead to Me
A real estate agent suffers the loss of her husband who was killed in a hit-and-run near their home. While attending a grief support circle run, an usual friendship begins. However, people aren’t always who they seem to be.
Why we like it: This show had us hooked from the start. Many of the characters were likeable despite their dark side, so we found ourselves rooting for them. The 30-minute episodes were hard to turn off.

Grace and Frankie
From the creator of “Friends,” the series follows two women who used to be rivals until their business-partner husbands left them for each other. Blindsided, the women move into a Malibu beach house and struggle as newly single women in their 70s.
Why we like it: The chemistry among the star-studded cast was perfect, just as you would expect. It’s a refreshingly funny series that is easy to watch before bed.

Stranger Things
Season 3 transports you back to 1985 where “one summer can change everything.” The gang is moving into adolescence, which can be scary for kids, but that’s not the only thing haunting them. The Upside Down is still lurking in the shadows.
Why we like it: We’ve been patiently waiting for this season for what seems like forever. Now that it’s finally here, we can’t wait to see what will happen next to Will and the gang.

Russian Doll
Ever feel like you’re stuck in a loop? This is exactly what happens to Nadia when she keeps dying and reliving her 36th birthday party.
Why we like it: You will cycle through as many emotions in this series as Nadia does death sequences. Impactful storytelling and comedic relief result in a satisfying ending.

When there’s no time for binge watching, press play on these movies.

Wine Country
A group of girlfriends travel to Napa Valley to celebrate a milestone birthday. Tensions build as they confront their issues with each other that have been left alone for years.
Why we like it: Wine Country is packed with former SNL stars such as Amy Poehler and Rachel Dratch, this movie is funny, heartfelt and will inspire you to book a wine country getaway with your girls ASAP.

Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile
Zac Efron plays America’s most notorious serial killer, Ted Bundy. The film chronicles his crimes, incarceration and escapes from the perspective of his long-time girlfriend, Elizabeth Kloepfer.
Why we like it: Telling the Ted Bundy story from this viewpoint was risky, as it doesn’t show him being “wicked” or “evil” through his crimes. Instead, these characteristics are depicted in the way he easily manipulates people and his lack of remorse.


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