The Ultimate Summer Netflix Binge-Watch List

With summer around the corner, that means sun tans, outdoor activities, and enjoying the fresh summer breeze, but for some people who might consider themselves home bodies, then we know exactly what you’ll be doing this summer: Netflix. Let’s face it: Netflix easily consumes us during the summer because unfortunately, all of our favorite television shows go on hiatus until the fall. But with Netflix, there’s basically no excuse for us to stop our TV-binging.

Netflix not only carries some of the best television series, but it also produces its own original series (and even movies) that are definitely worth a watch this summer. Here is what you should be binge watching on Netflix this summer:


Chelsea Handler has been taking over the Netflix scene for quite a while, and her most recent show “Chelsea” is one of the newest additions to Netflix’s original series. The series is a different kind of television series for Netflix. The show is notably funny and is not as serious as her other Netflix series, “Chelsea Does.” It incorporates a travel component and interviews with respected public figures. Unlike other Netflix series where we get a whole series handed to us, “Chelsea” will have new shows every Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Might this be a new way for Netflix to introduce recurring series to subscribers? It might hurt the binge-watching movement just a little, but of course, these shows are replayable.

Grace & Frankie

“Gracie & Frankie” is in its second season (with the most recent episodes released May 6, 2016). Because it’s a fairly new show, binge-watching the two season won’t take you long. Each season has 13 episodes. The show is a comedy series about two women whose lives get turned upside down when their husbands leave them for each other.

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

This is Netflix’s version of the classic American sitcom. “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” is in its second season and has been renewed for a third season coming soon. The show has received a critical claim since its premiere and follows (unbreakable) Kimmy Schmidt, a 29-year-old New Yorker adjusting to city life after being rescued from a doomsday cult in Indiana.

Orange is the New Black

“Orange is the New Black” is in its third season and season four is set to be released June 17, 2016. If you haven’t jumped on the OITNB bandwagon yet, now’s your chance, seeing as you have quite a bit of catching up to do before the fourth season hits Netflix in a little less than a month. The show is a comedy drama, following Piper Chapman (based off of real-life Piper Kerman) and her time (15 months) in a women’s fedreal prison after being convicted of transporting a suitcase of drug money to her then girlfriend. The show is dramtic, funny, and will definitely leave you with questions and wanting more. My recommendation: wait until season four comes out and spend all of June and July binge-watching the show like crazy.

House of Cards

“House of Cards” is easily Netflix’s most dramatic, dark television series. It stars Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright on their journey to take over the White House and claim power (and break a few rules along the way). The show is in its fourth season (with the most recent episodes being released back on March 4, 2016). If you like dark drama, then this show is definitely great for a rainy day.

Fuller House

This is an easy summer series to binge because it only has one season so far with 13 episodes each totaling about 30 minutes. “Fuller House” was a long-anticipated series that was announced for Netflix and released February 2016. It follows the Tanners after the ’90s series “Fuller House.” This Netflix original series is an easy binge-watch for a summer weekend. Trust me, you can probably finish this one in a day.