Sometimes you’re looking for the next hard-hitting Netflix original to utterly transfix you through a four-hour TV binge-fest and then other times you just want something on in the background whilst you refresh Instagram every three minutes and 17 seconds. This post is for the latter.
Everything included here is made for easy viewing. Episodes are between 20 and 30 minutes long and are perfect for whacking on in your lunch break/whilst you’re cooking dinner/during the night feeds.
So please, let us introduce you to our fave quick watches on Netflix…
There’s currently four seasons of this parenting goodness available to view, and it’s so hilariously relatable that Hannah binged the entire last season in one day. It focuses on the relationships and realities of a group of Canadian mums who all attend the same baby group. It’ll make you LOL even when you’re crying into a muslin.
A wonderfully nostalgic throwback to your childhood – this Nickelodeon classic arrived on Netflix earlier this year and includes all six seasons (most with over 20 episodes in, so it’ll take you a while to get through). Follow separated-at-birth twin sisters Tia and Tamera as they’re reunited as teenagers.
Set in the fictional 99th Precinct in Brooklyn, this show focuses on serious topics – LGBTQ and racism included – whilst still retaining its sense of humour. The eight season is set to air later this year, whilst Netflix has the first six seasons in its arsenal should you want to start cracking on.
One of our absolute heroes of lockdown TV, Selling Sunset is a reality tv show based in Los Angeles and focuses in on real-estate agents working in the high-end property market. Expect glamour and an excellent insight into both their personal and professional lives.
With a shit ton of Emmy Awards under its belt, Schitt’s Creek has certainly more than earned its place on this list. The Canadian show features a family who have gone from stinkin’ rich to broke overnight and have to move to the last thing they own: a town named Schitt’s Creek. There’s 80 episodes over six seasons, enjoy!
Whilst a lot of Friends conversations and dialogue haven’t exactly aged particularly well (you will squirm uncomfortably whilst watching it back), there’s still something particularly warming about watching about having it on as background TV, if for Rachel Green’s outfits if nothing else.
The Good Place
Described as a ‘fantasy comedy’, The Good Place is a great big of escapism TV. It stars Jameela Jamil and Kristen Bell as they explore a heaven-like utopia which is rammed full of wild twists and plot turns.
Emily in Paris
If you like classic chick flicks involving hideous jobs and lots of romance (something along the lines of The Devil Wears Prada) than this is the show for you. Whilst it perhaps didn’t warrant its Golden Globe nomination, it’s a fun exploration of a Chicago-based influencer (Lily Collins) moving to Paris for work and the outfits are WILD.
Parks and Recreation
Welcome to the Parks and Recreation Department in the fictional town of Pawnee, where you’ll encounter, as Wikipedia so perfectly puts it, an: “American political satire mockumentary sitcom television series”. Wow that was a mouthful. Starring Amy Poehler and Rashida Jones, and with a Golden Globe under its belt, Parks and Rec is as funny as it is clever.