Netflix is possibly the best invention of recent years. Especially when you manage to coerce your dad into paying for it (thanks, Ross). There's quite a bit of crap on Netflix that you have to wade through in order to get to the good stuff but fortunately for you I rarely leave the house so I've had plenty of time to figure out what TV shows are worth watching.

This is possibly my favourite TV show of all time. I've watched the whole thing through so many times I could probably talk along with the show but it still makes me laugh out loud. As the title suggests, the show follows Ted's quest to meet his wife and mother of his children and while the finale was oh so disappointing the other 207 episodes more than make up for it. If you're a fan of Friends then HIMYM will be right up your street.

If you’re a horror fan and you haven't checked this out yet…what are you doing? The combination of supernatural scenarios and real life makes for genuinely creepy and disturbing stories, rather than cheap jumpscare-based horror. Each season features a new storyline and setting so the show never feels boring or dragged out. However, the main cast stays the same. Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters and Kathy Bates are all regulars and the quality of the acting is incredible.

Based on the classic horror series, and even produced by Wes Craven, Scream is like a darker, gorier and much better Pretty Little Liars. A group of high school students are constantly harassed and occasionally slaughtered by a mysterious murderer. I found it seriously addictive and everyone looks guilty at some point so you'll keep changing your mind about who the killer is until the very last minute.

Watching this makes me desperately want to abandon studying psychology and become a New York detective but it's probably not as jolly as the show makes it seem. The show is hilarious, lighthearted and very easy to binge but also surprisingly woke. You've got diverse characters and storylines that tackle issues like gay marriage and racism that raise awareness whilst still being funny.

Inspired by Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho, the show follows Norman Bates and his mother after they move to a new town and open a motel. Pretty soon, people start turning up dead and the Bates family get themselves into some shady situations. The deterioration of Norman’s mental health is gripping and the plot twists come thick and fast so this is definitely a show you get hooked on.

This is my newest obsession and is completely underrated. 27 dicks have been graffitied on 27 cars in the teachers’ car park and one student is blamed and suspended despite protesting his innocence. The show is filmed like an amateur documentary being made by one of the students trying to find out who really drew the dicks. I feel like it’s such a unique show because it’s very funny and satirical but the quest to find the real vandal is fascinating and surprisingly clever. I was so invested in the different theories, I pretty much watched the whole thing in a day.

So there you have it, my favourite TV shows on Netflix. And you can trust my opinion because I watch a lot of Netflix.

Thanks for reading, Lucy x

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