We all know the days where binge-watching a television series is favoured over being vertical. Sometimes, those days just happen! We shouldn’t feel guilty about it. You need restful days too. So for the days you want to relax, put your feet up and chill, I thought I would share a few TV series with you that I have binge-watched and definitely recommend. Some of the recommendations below are also those which are top of my list too, due to the hype and recommendations from friends. Here’s what to watch…

Binge watching TV

Gossip Girl

Gossip Girl is one of my absolute fave easy-watching shows! I love having Gossip Girl on in the background and will happily watch several episodes each time.

Gossip Girl is a young adult drama show that people of all ages can really get into. I know my mum would love this too. It is about the ‘elite of Manhattan, New York’, following the lives of teenage characters: Serena van der Woodsen (the ‘it’ girl on the show), Blair Waldorf, Chuck Bass, Nate Archibald and Dan Humphrey. The fashion is very high-end and gorgeous, the lifestyle is extravagant, and the drama is endless in the each and every season of the show. When a gossip site run by “Gossip Girl” starts to share private details of the lives of the characters and people continuously send in tips, the drama only escalates.

It is fun to guess who Gossip Girl is as you watch. Whilst it’s tempting to pop online to Google who’s causing the drama, I definitely recommend not spoiling it for yourself! 

The Walking Dead

The Walking Dead quickly went from a cult favourite to a mainstream tv show. It is one of the most-watched shows on television and for good reason! It has the zombie factor and all-around brutal story of a zombie apocalypse. In addition, there are some strong female characters and ordinary people who cope and excel in seemingly impossible circumstances.

This is actually a family favourite as we all binge-watch this. My choice in tv show can vary so much! I’ve had to warn them a few times not to ruin it with spoilers if I’m behind. I do like to let a few episodes pile up so I can watch them all in one session.

This show will get you hooked quickly. You’ll definitely want to root on your favourite characters as they battle the walkers (zombies).

Binge watching TV

Game of Thrones

These days, it seems everyone I talk with is a fan of Game of Thrones. The final season of GOT has finally aired so now more than ever is the best time to binge-watch from the start! That is exactly what I plan to do. I’ve got a lot to fit in, I know.

The Game of Thrones TV series is an American fantasy drama created by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, based off George R.R. Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire book series. The tv series is full of medieval drama. There are several plots which follow alliances and conflicts among the noble dynasties fighting for or against the throne. There are also storylines about the Night’s Watch which is a brotherhood that defends the realm against creatures beyond The Wall and the threatening and impending winter.  

The tv show is filled with kings, crowns, swords, dragons and ghosts. In addition to this, I’ve been told that the cliffhangers will leave your jaw hanging. 

Grey’s Anatomy

Grey’s Anatomy is a long time favourite for many dedicated viewers. There have been 15 seasons. FIFTEEN. Some of my closest gal pals rave about this so much. It is an American romantic medical drama television series created by Shonda Rhimes. The storyline is set at the fictional Seattle Grace Hospital. One I need to get watching asap by the sounds of it…

I’ve been told it is all too easy to get attached to the characters, particularly the lead Meredith Grey. Apparently you’ll want to keep watching to root them on in their personal and professional lives. Meredith Grey and Cristina Yang’s friendship is said to be one with ups and downs but is truly one of pure support. Similarly, if you’ve heard of a ‘McDreamy’ and ‘McSteamy’, those are two other well-loved Grey’s Anatomy characters!

I can’t wait to get stuck in!

True Blood

I do love a vampire show. These types of show are my guilty pleasure.

True Blood is based on The Sookie Stackhouse novels by Charlaine Harris, It’s a fantasy series about vampires who “come out of the coffin” and co-exist with humans in a small town of Bon Temps, Louisiana. There’s a bit of a twist with the classic vampire storyline. In True Blood, “TruBlood” which is a synthetic blood alternative, means the vampires don’t have to feed on humans. I’ve been told that there is lots of supernatural drama!

There are also some not-so-subtle undertones in the show, containing messages about civil rights and gay rights too.

These 5 TV series have become true classics and are all available on uk.chili.com, ready to be binge-watched! Which TV series have you binge watched and would include on this list?

Chloe xx

*Post in collaboration with freelance travel writer, Emily Jones