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    Updated on Aug 11, 2020. Posted on Jul 31, 2020

    Literally Just 30 Perfect TV Shows You Should Be Watching On Netflix

    BRB, watching TV until my eyes glaze over.

    Okay, so there's a LOT of stuff that you could watch on Netflix.


    So much stuff, that choosing your next binge-watch can be a liiiiiiiiiiittle bit daunting. Luckily, our trusty BuzzFeed team has figured out the best of the best, so you don't have to.


    Here are all the TV shows we recommend:

    1. The Umbrella Academy


    "Adapted from Gerard Way’s graphic novel, the series follows a family of superhero siblings as they reunite to solve the mystery of their father’s untimely death. Oh, and the world is about to end. The Umbrella Academy is a mashup of every genre you could imagine. It has the thrill of an action movie, the suspense of a drama, the excitement of a superhero story, and the hilarity of a great comedy. It’s perfect for anyone trying to get into a new series.” —Lauren Garafano

    2. Get Even


    "If you love teen drama with a ~twist~, PLEASE watch this show. It's about four high schoolers who start a group called DGM (Don't Get Mad), where they work in secret to expose the bullies at their school. When one of their targets is murdered and found holding a note signed DGM, the girls realize that someone is trying to frame them. It's so smart, engaging, and the characters are incredible!” —Lauren Garafano

    3. Immigration Nation


    "This docu-series offers viewers a glimpse into the injustices in America's immigration system. It's brutally honest about ICE operations and is especially necessary during the country's current climate. While it's a heartbreaking watch, it's an absolute must-see for every American." —Lauren Garafano

    4. Selling Sunset


    "Selling Sunset is honestly the only show you need right now. It's the perfect show to get totally invested in, especially if your world is a little bit hectic. It's got all the drama of The Real Housewives and the gorgeous real estate from your favorite HGTV show. You truly cannot go wrong here." —Lauren Garafano

    5. Sugar Rush


    "Four teams of bakers race against the clock to make the BEST sugar treats you've ever seen. If you've already seen, like, everything on Food Network then this is the show for you. Sugar Rush has so many great moments that'll keep you on the edge of your seat and wishing you were right there in the kitchen. Plus, there are some great celebrity guest judges too!" —Lauren Garafano

    6. Sex Education


    "The series follows Otis, a socially awkward teenager whose mother is a sex therapist, as he gives some very ~insightful~ advice to his fellow classmates. Sex Education is basically required watching for anyone who's ever been an awkward teenager because this show does them justice. It's undeniably funny, thought-provoking, and just straight-up delightful. Plus, the cast is so wonderful, you can't help but wish they were your besties in real life too." —Lauren Garafano

    7. Dead to Me


    "Listen, it’s very rare that a TV show that’s as new as Dead to Me makes it onto my personal list of 'Top 10 TV Shows of All Time,' but that’s exactly what happened here. Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini are so incredible as Jen and Judy, and their performances are nothing short of award-worthy. If you love strong, flawed, and hilarious female characters, this show is for you." —Nora Dominick

    8. Never Have I Ever


    "Mindy Kaling’s high school–set show was one of the most enjoyable binges I’ve had in a long time — and possibly Mindy’s best show ever. Newcomer Maitreyi Ramakrishnan is so amazing as high schooler Devi Vishwakumar, and I felt like I was actually friends with Devi and her BFFs Eleanor and Fabiola. Plus, there’s an already iconic love triangle. Warning: It’s basically impossible to choose between Ben and Paxton Hall-Yoshida." —Jen Abidor

    9. In the Dark

    The CW

    "A flippant blind woman named Murphy forms a close bond with a teenager named Tyson after he saved her life during a brutal mugging. One night, Murphy finds Tyson's dead body lying in their usual hangout spot. With drug dealers, corrupt cops, and exes in the mix, discovering the truth behind Tyson's murder becomes anything but easy. With Murphy's dry humor and the various themes of love and friendship, it's hard not to get hooked on this show." —Morgan Murrell

    10. Down to Earth with Zac Efron


    "This show combines all my favorite things: travel, love for the environment, and Zac Efron. He and wellness expert Darin Olien journey around the world to discover the unique ways that different countries pursue sustainability and good health. What could be just another educational docuseries is transformed into a delightful watch due to Zac’s charm (and handsome face, not gonna lie)." —Morgan Sloss

    11. Avatar: The Last Airbender


    "It’s a kids show, but the world-building and morals are really sophisticated. A single episode can somehow transition seamlessly from goofy jokes to discussions of imperialism or war refugees. It’s also one of those rare shows that gets better as it goes on.” —Tessa Fahey

    12. Grey's Anatomy


    "If you've somehow made it this far in life without ever actually watching the ritual emotional gutting also known as Grey's Anatomy, you're not alone. There's truly no better time to dig into all 16 seasons of that Shonda Rhimes, Ellen Pompeo, and Sandra Oh–fueled goodness than now, especially when there's just something straight-up soothing about a show where everyone's wearing masks, and doctors are running around solving impossible problems. Plus, it's finally time to form your own McDreamy vs. McSteamy opinions!" —Delia Cai

    13. Lenox Hill


    "If you're a fan of Grey's Anatomy or any medical drama, then you'll love this show. The docuseries follows four doctors (a chief OB-GYN, an emergency physician, and two heads of neurosurgery) as they navigate the tense cases they encounter at work, while also balancing their personal lives. Due to the sensitive nature of their patients' conditions and the strong bond these doctors share, it's impossible not to get sucked into their lives. It's heartwarming, but also eye-opening to see just how essential these workers are." —Morgan Murrell

    14. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

    The CW

    "I cannot even begin to tell you how much I recommend this show. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is a captivating story about mental health told through good comedy and catchy music. It follows Rebecca Bunch, a hot-shot NYC lawyer who follows her ex-boyfriend to West Covina in hopes of finding true happiness. Not-so-spoiler alert: It doesn't work. But no matter how many times you rewatch the series, it's still fresh, fun, and poignant. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is four seasons of pure delightfulness, wildly relatable struggles, and so much love." —Lauren Garafano

    15. Cable Girls/Las Chicas del Cable


    "I cannot stress enough how amazing this show is. It tells the story of a group of women who work at a telephone company in Spain during the 1920s. The show is a perfect blend of a period drama mixed with some really great telenovela storylines. Also, the cast is stunning and I’ve gone on to watch them in other projects because I love them in this show so much." —Nora Dominick

    16. I'm Sorry


    "I'm Sorry is 100% the funniest TV show on Netflix that you're not watching. It stars Andrea Savage, along with a bunch of other actors and comedians who you'll definitely recognize. This is one of those shows where nothing really happens — basically, just a lot of random experiences/hijinks as we follow Savage's character who's working as a comedy writer, married, and trying to raise her 6-year-old daughter — but you'll honestly laugh out loud during every single episode. The whole show is super casual, real, and relatable. You'll be hard-pressed to find a series that's more worthy of your time. Do yourself a favor and watch it." —Spencer Althouse

    17. BoJack Horseman


    "If you would have told me before I watched this show that a cartoon, horse-headed man could take me on the emotional roller coaster of a lifetime, I would have said that you were bonkers. Yet, BoJack Horseman may well be the most nuanced take on celebrity and pop culture out there. Don't worry if you're not immediately into it in the first half of Season 1 — power through and it gets so, so good." —Natasha Jokic

    18. Imposters


    "Imposters is the perfect show for anyone who feels like they've seen everything. It's about a con artist and the myriad of strangers she screwed over, as they try to catch her in the act. This show is fast-paced, addicting, and thrilling in the purest way possible. Inbar Lavi is absolutely magical and you can't help but fall in love with her too. Imposters is delightfully intriguing and impossible not to binge-watch." —Lauren Garafano

    19. The Great British Bake Off

    BBC One

    "It's my fave show to watch when it's chilly out. Something about it is so cozy and calming. There are no real-world problems when you're in the baking tent!" —Vicki Chen

    20. Elite


    "Elite is everything you could ever ask for in a crime thriller about high schoolers. After a teenager is shockingly murdered, a detective tries to figure out which of their classmates did it. Elite is a rare kind of teen drama that doesn't welcome a new villain every season — instead, each season focuses on the initial tragedy, the effect it has on the students, and the messy aftermath. Where some teen dramas fall flat, Elite thrives." —Lauren Garafano

    21. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt


    "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is the show I turn on when I want a REALLY good laugh. I’ve watched it all the way through multiple times and it somehow manages to be just as funny as it was the first time I saw it! Honestly, I think it’s super underrated and a perfect comedy." —Taylor Owens

    22. Episodes


    "If you've ever wondered what exactly happens behind the scenes of your favorite shows, just watch Episodes. The series follows two British TV show writers as they adapt their award-winning series for an American audience, and literally everything that can go wrong does. Matt LeBlanc plays a fictionalized version of himself and it's truly a sight to see. Episodes is five seasons of pure fun, hilarious circumstances, and Hollywood chaos. Please do yourself a favor and watch it, you won't regret it." —Lauren Garafano

    23. The Vampire Diaries

    The CW

    "Imagine the typical 'girl falls in love with a vampire' story, but it's actually smart, compelling, and engaging. That's exactly what TVD is. You can't help but fall in love with every one of the characters, especially the villains. The plots are never boring, and you can't help but feel a sense of camaraderie with the cast — so much so that you actually miss them once the show ends. In my opinion, The Vampire Diaries is a perfect television show, and that's that on that." —Lauren Garafano

    24. The Originals

    The CW

    "The Originals is actually a spin-off of The Vampire Diairies and it builds upon the supernatural world TVD created. The series follows the infamous Mikaelsons, the first vampires to ever exist, as they travel back to their hometown New Orleans. The Originals isn't just about teenage angst though. This show is more mature, more refined, and kinda like TVD's sophisticated older sibling. It's all about loyalty, family, and trust. If you love great character development and anti-heroes, The Originals is the perfect show for you." —Lauren Garafano

    25. Legacies

    The CW

    "Legacies is yet another Vampire Diaries spin-off, but this show is just as good on its own. It takes place about two years after The Originals and follows Hope Mikaelson and all her supernatural friends as they battle different monsters they never knew existed. This show is perfect for anyone into fantasy and mythical creatures, but also for anyone who just loves teen drama. Legacies really is a win-win." —Lauren Garafano

    26. Outer Banks


    "Outer Banks is basically the love child of Indiana Jones and every single teen drama ever. It really has everything you could ever want in a TV show: hot talented actors, a star-crossed love story, a ~mystery~ that's not quite what it seems, an island-wide rivalry, and SO much drama. It follows John B. and his friends, aka the Pogues, as they try to figure out what happened to John B.'s missing father. Don't say I didn't warn you, because once you start watching, you won't be able to stop." —Lauren Garafano

    27. The Baby-Sitters Club


    "As someone who grew up worshipping the book series, I was cautiously optimistic when this new series was announced — and then it went and exceeded my expectations in every single way possible. Somehow, it felt completely nostalgic and also extremely timely at the same time. This is the kind of show I wish I got to grow up with, and I feel so lucky to have watched it, even as a 30-year-old. It’s so wholesome and every episode feels like a warm and comforting blanket in these trying times. And the young cast is incredibly talented. Plus, Alicia Silverstone is in it. Could it get more perfect? Ugh, as if!" —Jen Abidor

    28. American Vandal


    "American Vandal is a true-crime satire about two teens trying to uncover the biggest mysteries they've ever seen. The first season follows the aftermath of the high school prank where the class clown is accused of — wait for it — drawing penises on every car in the faculty parking lot. It's truly impossible not to laugh out loud while watching this show. If you're a fan of comedy and true-crime, this show is perfect for you." —Lauren Garafano

    29. Wynonna Earp


    "If you’re a fan of badass female characters, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and/or just great genre TV, Wynonna Earp is for you. The show follows Wynonna as she is forced to rid her hometown of revenants, the resurrected souls of the criminals her great-great-grandfather, Wyatt Earp, killed years ago. This show tells some pretty amazing stories all while being a sci-fi series. There have been episodes that tackle mental health, LGBTQ issues, found family, and simply what it’s like to be a woman. Plus, the cast is like a family, both on- and off-screen." —Nora Dominick

    30. And finally, Schitt's Creek


    "Listen, if you haven't watched Schitt's Creek yet, what the heck have you been doing?! This show is smart, electrifyingly wholesome, and has some of the best comedy writing EVER. It follows the wealthy Rose family after they find out they've gone completely broke and have to move into a shabby motel in the middle of — you guessed it — Schitt's Creek. It's also one of those rare shows that does LGBTQ relationships right. Schitt's Creek is so perfect in every single way and that's exactly why it should be a must-watch for everyone." —Lauren Garafano