10 Binge Worthy TV Shows this Mom Loves


I used to watch a lot of television. Then I had kids.

Now I escape to the gym when I want to watch my shows. Yes, I am that person. So here is my guide to the best binge watching shows to watch while attempting to burn some calories.

10 Binge Worthy TV Shows this Mom Loves- Corpus Christi Moms Blog

  1. Stranger Things – Netflix- I cannot adequately express my love for this show. It is an homage to movies of the 80’s and will have you reminiscing by the time you hear the opening music.
  2. Orange is the New Black – Netflix – I am already counting down the days until the next season is released in summer of 2017. Based upon a book, “My Year in a Women’s Prison” Orange is the New Black is a must watch series. The insight into the characters is unlike anything I have seen so far on T.V.
  3. The Wire – Amazon – It is an oldie, but if you haven’t seen it yet, the writing is phenomenal. Yes, it slips in the middle seasons but if you are looking for a gritty Shakespearean drama this is an obvious choice.
  4. Transparent – If you haven’t  yet watched this Golden Globe winning Amazon original drama, give it a whirl.
  5. Orphan Black  – Amazon – This BBC America production is a science fiction show. It involves cloning and murders. It also poses some interesting questions about personal identity.
  6. The Walking Dead – Netflix– This is my husband’s selection for the list. I hate to say I have not seen a single episode.
  7. Difficult People – Hulu – I relate to this show way more than I should admit. Enough said.
  8. Odd Mom Out – Bravo– A hilarious commentary on life as a mom. There are many moments when I have watched this show and thought to myself – been there.
  9. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt – Netflix – So funny! This is pure escapism.
  10. Catastrophe – Amazon – Another show I can relate to. The first season is primarily about cultural differences (many of these my husband and I have experienced.) The second season is about the challenges of raising young kids.

Disclaimer – this list is by no means comprehensive. I am sure some of you are thinking “where is breaking bad” or “how could you forget about…”

In this so called “golden age of television” it is almost impossible to produce an all inclusive list. These are just a few of my go to shows when I need to immerse myself in a world away from preschoolers.

Please feel free to comment and suggest any other great shows I may have not included.


  1. You should also check out
    1. Married (Hulu), an FX show that so far only has 2 seasons
    2. Miranda (Hulu) a BBC show that’s HILARIOUS. I want to do an American version of this show and play the lead! I’m a difficult laugh, but I found myself laughing a TON at this show
    3. Drop Dead Diva (Hulu), a model dies and gets sent back in the body of an overweight lawyer who happens to work where her fiance just started working
    4. Crazy Ex Girlfriend (I think it was NBC or CBS and reruns on Netflix), comedy and a musical? I’m so there!
    5. You, Me, and the Apocalypse (NBC and Hulu) a British-American comedy-drama miniseries. There are some huge names in both English and American actors in it.
    6. Horrible Histories (Hulu and safe for the kids) a British sketch comedy show that teaches history.

    I’ve binged watched all of these shows including a number of the ones on your list (how? I stay up way past the kids, and my, bedtime lol) Hope you enjoy!

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