In our humble opinion, we think Netflix is God’s gift to moms.
As the veteran mom, when we first purchased a Netflix subscription, I avoided it like the plague. I didn’t have time for TV. I was working, and after hours, I was dropping off carpool for my three kids during the dinner rush, which is another full-time job in itself. My eyes would practically close as my head hit the pillow.
But, on my flight to Vietnam, my eyes were opened. My kids taught me that you can SAVE TV shows and movies onto your phone, and watch them offline WITHOUT data. On our Savvy Sassy Mom’s trip to Vietnam, I watched eight episodes of “Stranger Things” consecutively. Now, my family refers to me as “The Binge Watcher.” I can watch a full season of a TV show in under a week, and now that I have Netflix downloaded on my devices, I can take my shows to bed with me.
As the millennial mom, I am always on the go. I have no time for TV, but at the same time, I need to watch all of the latest shows! Between PTA meeting, hockey, dinners with friends and work events, I can’t let the TV guide dictate when I watch. So, while I would do my best to record the shows I wanted to watch, most of the time I would forget to record the show or I would record too many and my box wouldn’t be able to hold them all. Needless to say, I’ve been missing out! We originally started with Netflix for the kids. I’m pretty picky about what I let the kids watch, so it seemed like a good idea. Then, one night, when I couldn’t find anything to watch on TV, I turned on Netflix and the rest is history…and by history, I mean I stay up all night, every night binge watching show after show!
Here are our favorites that you need to be watching!
Don’t tell, but country music is our guilty pleasure. Nashville features musical legends such as Christina A and Elton John, among others. Nashville also showcases natural talents and rising stars. Nashville depicts working moms juggling family life while have strong careers in music. You will fall in love with Deacon Clayborne and want to be best friend with Rayna James. We could listen to them sing all day and the storylines will have you watching show after show…trust us!
Suits: Making the impossible happen since 2011. Suits is what you imagine law firms in NYC to be like. Harvey Specter and Mike Ross make an unmatched duo doing whatever it takes to win it all. Suits will have you on the edge of your seat until you’ve watched them all!
History fans will love The Crown, a historical fiction following the intricacies of Queen’s Elizabeth’s life and role as a matriarch. I liked the historical aspect of the show which was very accurate. As well, the acting was outstanding. It should continue to present day!
House of Cards
I consider House of Cards one of the most addictive shows on Netflix. Kevin Spacey was built for the leading role in this tense, manipulative — and sometimes terrifying — political drama, and he makes the show believable.
This series is nothing like the Archie Comics I grew up with. Archie has a six-pack, and Riverdale is shaken by a recent murder. The revamped series, based on the Archie Comics, is jam-packed with the teen drama you crave, like scandalous trysts between a teacher and a student, mean girls, and the mystery shrouding Jason Blossom’s death.
This show is about secrets ad scandals you can’t begin to imagine. Olivia Pope is the woman behind the scenes who takes care of it all. She is the one you want on your side. This how has just about all of the passion, secrets, and torture you can handle…and you won’t be able to turn it off
Friday Night Lights
An award winning drama set in a fictional town of Dillon, Texas, Friday Night Lights centers around the small town high school football coach and his family. (The show is based on a movie that was based on a book about a real high school football team in Odessa, Texas.) Tackling topics like coming of age, American culture, economics, and racism, you will find yourself fully invested in the lives of these families. Friday Night Lights stars Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton.
There is no one size fits all parenting. Parenthood is a multi-generational show about parenting and families. From parenting to grandparent-ing to keeping secrets for your siblings, you are sure to identify with one or some of the characters in this show.
Frankie and Grace
Everyone needs a friend to lean on, especially if you are Frankie and Grace. When these women find out that their husbands are gay and leaving them for one another, they need to learn how to navigate their new normal. Tune in to see how they do!
If you watched ER or Chicago Hope (way back when) then you will love the medical drama of Grey’s Anatomy. If nothing else, McDreamy and McSteamy will have you coming back for more each episode!
Now, go log on to Netflix or get a subscription stat!