How is it possible we have so many different television viewing options these days, but still can never seem to find something to watch? We got rid of cable years ago, but even with network television shows and services like Netflix, I can still sometimes struggle to find something worth while to put on after the kids go to bed.
If this sounds like you too, I’m coming to your rescue today with a few of my favorite Netflix finds. Not only do I really like these shows, but almost of of these have several seasons to keep you entertained for hours on end!
Most of these Netflix series are either romantic comedies or dramas that might not be your husbands’ cup of tea, but are perfect when you have command of the remote control!
Sweet Magnolias – Set in a small Southern town, three best friends rally around each other through life’s ups and downs – marriage, divorce, dating, kids and more. This is also a book series! Currently only one season is on Netflix, but it’s been renewed for a second season.
Jane the Virgin – Jane, who’s a virgin, becomes pregnant through a medical mistake and the show takes off from there. The show is set in Miami and has a lively cast of characters and storylines, which mimic the telenovelas Jane, her mother and grandmother love to watch. I really enjoyed this one and have watched the entire series twice!
Outlander -When I initially heard the premise to Outlander, I had no desire to watch it, but after two episodes, I was hooked! When Claire, who lives in the 1940’s travels back in time to the 1740’s, she has no idea what is in store for her. She’s taken in by a group of Scottish Highlanders and what follows has become one of my favorite love stories.
The Crown – While you wouldn’t initially think of this show as a “romance,” I thought it was interesting to see the relationship between Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip and also Princess Margaret and her romances in the first few seasons. In the latest season, the romance between Princess Diana and Prince Charles was center stage. While of course artistic liberties were taken with all of this, it was still pretty interesting, whether actually true or not.
Girlfriends Guide to Divorce – The series follows a group of girlfriends in LA and their ever changing lives over five seasons. I loved how each of the characters was so different and had different issues they were dealing with – career, love lives, marriage, divorce, teenage kids, having babies, etc., yet they were all still friends.
When Calls the Heart – Elizabeth Thatcher is a teacher from a wealthy family, but decides to leave her life behind and move to a rural Canadian mining town to become the towns only teacher. As you can imagine, she’s in for a rude awakening with this lifestyle change, but the lovely townspeople (including Mountie, Jack Thornton!) come to her rescue to help her adapt.
Yummy Mummy – This show follows four wealthy Australian mamas-to-be, while they prepare for the birth of their babies. As a middle-class American, their over-the-top lifestyles and preparing for their babies had me dropping my jaw a few times, that is for sure!
Virgin River – A nurse practitioner from LA, who’s looking to start over, moves to a small town in the northern California mountains. She doesn’t know anyone, but soon makes friends with the locals, especially the bartender, Jack Henderson, who we see more of in season two! While it’s been picked up for a third season, it’s also a book series if you can’t wait to know what happens next!
Bridgerton – I couldn’t leave this new fan-favorite off of my list! This series follows the Bridgerton family along with some of their close friends as they look for love in early 1800’s England. The relationship between the main characters, Daphne Bridgerton and the Duke of Hastings will make it hard to put down the remote! While it has yet to be renewed for a second season, I’m pretty sure the millions who have watched season one would be happy about a second installment!