Cuffing Season is upon us!
As the temperature begins to drop, the extended deadline to submit new bae applications is rapidly approaching. While most dedicated cuffing season participants have already chosen their starting five for the fall, others are still sifting through applications, trying to find the perfect person to Netflix and chill with for the remainder of the year.
However, in the event that new bae isn’t ready to “Netflix and Chill,” i.e. exchange sexual favors, I’ve created a list of shows to binge watch with bae until the time is right.
In most cases, when you start a series with your partner, it creates a special bond between you two. Girls love to be put on to new things by their beau. Now she’s initiating interaction, asking if you want come by the watch that show you introduced her to. Next thing you know, ya’ll are Netflix and Chilling every off day. By the end of the series, you’re knocking boots.
On the other hand, if your riding the single wave for the time being, here are a few shows to check out if you haven’t already. If you have, re-watch them because they are that good!
Prison Break – Well, if Wentworth Miller doesn’t get your girl’s attention, I don’t know what will. Miller as Michael Scofield uses his experience as a structural engineer to break his brother, who is a death-row inmate, out of jail. Netflix is stocked with the full four seasons. Catch up quick because Fox has announced that a new season will air in 2017.
Dexter – A forensic expert by day and a serial killer by night. Netflix provides the full series, comprised of eight lengthy seasons, for your Netflix and Chill session with new bae. However, if new bae is opposed to blood and gore, ditch the beau and check out the series on your days alone. It’s worth it!
Sons of Anarchy – An outlaw motorcycle club involved in a thriving illegal arms business, protects and patrols their hometown of Charming, California. Charlie Hunnam takes the lead role as Jax Teller, a single father with an addict of an ex-wife, dealing with the pressure of the crew as Vice President, and later President, of the Sons of Anarchy Motorcycle Club, Redwood Original (SAMCRO).
The Walking Dead – With Donald Trump as this country’s new President-elect, this show is most fitting. The Walking Dead focuses on the world post-zombie apocalypse, based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman. If you can’t appreciate a couple of regular-degular people fighting to survive the end of the world, I don’t know what to tell you.
Orange is the New Black – OITNB is a hilarious comedy-drama web tv series based on Piper Kerman’s memoir about her experience at a low-security federal prison. This series has reportedly become Netflix’s most-watched original series, so if you haven’t caught on, you’re late.
Bates Motel – Do you remember the movie “Psycho?” Well, this is the formative years of the young troubled serial killer, Norman Bates. After the death of his father, his mother, Norma Bates buys a motel in White Pine Bay. The two try to start anew, however, things don’t go as planned. Netflix has three full seasons. Season four may reportedly hit the site early next year. Fun fact: Rihanna will be on the upcoming season, set to air early 2017.
Breaking Bad – From 2008 – 2013, this has been a fan favorite. This show details the life of a high school chemistry teacher with lung cancer. Eventually, Walter White alongside his former student, Jesse Pinkman, begin producing and selling drugs to provide for his family. Netflix is streaming the full five seasons, so if you haven’t already…get to it. If you have, watch it again!
Gossip Girl – Don’t sleep! This show is a classic. Your girl will love it and so will you! Several privileged prep school teenagers on the Upper East Side, deal with rich people problems as Gossip Girl spills the beans and shares scandals via text messages. But, who is Gossip Girl?
The Get Down – Based in South Bronx in the late 70’s, The Get Down is a musical of sorts, about hip hop in its infancy and disco on its way out. Narrated by Nas, this series, though short, is captivating from start to finish.
Black Mirror – This British series is a little tough to get into so you have to pay attention. Once you get into it though, it’s highly entertaining. Black Mirror is a series about how technology affects our every day lives and how extreme things can be if we don’t regain control. Each episode is completely independent from the other, sort of like watching a modern day Alfred Hitchcock story.
Luke Cage – Luke Cage was the perfect spin-off from Marvel’s Jessica Jones, and tells the story of Carl Lucas, a former convict with superhuman strength and unbreakable skin who now fights crime. We follow as the city he’s worked so hard to protect turns against him, offers him protection, and eventually allows him to save the day. The best part about the series is how it reflects the issues we are facing in society today (i.e.; gang violence, police brutality and black lives matter.)
Stranger Things – Stranger Things is an award winning fan favorite and with good reason. The science fiction supernatural series is set in the 80’s and is reminiscent to the cult classics The Goonies. It will have you at the edge of your seat throughout every episode.
Master of None – Aziz Ansari is hilarious whether he it is intentional or not. Master of None stars Ansari in the lead role of Dev, a 30-year-old actor who attempts to make his way through life in New York City. Ansari’s struggles through love, work and family are both comedic and realistic.
Narcos – Narcos goes without saying, it’s the top of everyone’s Netflix binge list. It’s not the most perfect choice for Netflix and Chill sessions, since it requires concentration to read the subtitles, but if you’re even the slightest interested in the life and times of Pablo Escobar, you’ll be paying attention.
Listen, you are not obligated to watch these shows during your special Netflix and Chill session. But, if you are ever scrolling through Netflix, looking for something to watch, these are a few options.
What are your favorite shows to watch on Netflix?