As the weather gets colder, it's getting harder and harder to build up some courage and face the outdoors. Ain't nobody got time for the rain!
Thankfully, we live in the beautiful age of online streaming, and you don't have to leave your home to find a world of entertainment. TBH you don't even have to get out of bed.
Now THIS is an activity we can get on board with.
If you're staying in this weekend, take the opportunity to invest in a good old fashioned binge session. Whether you're in the mood for some badass crime fighting or you just want to make googly eyes at a hunky man while you stuff your face with chocolate, Netflix has your back with these ten amazeballs options.
1. UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT
Kimmy Schmidt (Ellie Kemper) was rescued from a doomsday cult in Indiana, where she spent 15 years believing the entire world had been destroyed. Talk about bleak! After moving to New York City to restart her life, the naïve Kimmy found friendship with her struggling actor roommate Titus Andromedon (Tituss Burgess), found employment as a nanny for socialite Jacqueline Voorhees (Jane Krakowski) and took on the world with open arms and infectious positivity. If you haven’t already checked it out, you should spend the entire weekend wrapped in a cocoon of quilts watching Kimmy – we guarantee it will make you smile!
2. FRESH PRINCE OF BEL-AIR
If you're feeling nostalgic, you should hit up this classic. With a baby-faced Will Smith you know it's going to give you all the feels. If you've been living under a rock since the 90's, here's a quick re-cap: a street-smart teenager from West Philadelphia is sent to live with his rich aunt and uncle in their Bel Air mansion after getting into a fight on a local basketball court. There’s a whole song and dance, you can check that out here.
3. JANE THE VIRGIN
Think your life sucks? Then just imagine being a pregnant VIRGIN. Poor Jane Villanueva (Gina Rodriguez) was determined to remain a virgin until marriage, and she succeeded... the only downside was that she was mistakenly artificially inseminated during a visit to the gyno. YIKES! This romantic comedy series has all the drama of a telenovela (complete with some intense love triangles) and is available for your streaming pleasure right now.
4. 10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU
Oh, Heath! He was every girls first crush. If you feel like some good-old fashioned high school romance just throw this one on and prep the tissues for all your tears. If by some miracle you are yet to see this classic flick, don't worry, there are plenty of LOLS too. We mean, "That's because you don't have a Prada backpack"? GOLDEN.
5. FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS
Jamie (Mila Kunis) and Dylan (Justin Timberlake) are complicated and single and just CAN NOT find people who will love them. Sounds legit. But this flick is actually sweet AF! Jamie and Dylan try the whole "friends with benefits" thing out only to discover that it's quite complicated (yeah, that old chestnut). It's the perfect flick for all you single gals who just want to eat popcorn and remind yourself that this is not happening to you #NOTBLESSED
Based on the historical time travel Outlander novels by Diana Gabaldon, the TV show is about (you guessed it) TIME TRAVEL. YAS! Claire Randall (Caitriona Balfe) is a married WWII nurse living in 1945, when she is transported back to Scotland in 1743, where she meets a swanky warrior name Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan). So scandalous. So time travelly! You will defs fall in love with it.
Harvey Specter (Gabriel Macht) is a badass lawyer, with a badass name, who takes on a young college dropout as a law associate. Despite Mike's (Patrick J Adams) total lack of qualifications, he's pretty much the smartest kid you could ever ask for! Filled with drama, lies and deceit, this show is a fan-favourite with Netflix regulars. They're men, and they're in suits. It's pretty fucking great!
8. THE BANK JOB
This British crime drama based on the 1971 Baker Street robber in central London is seriously intense. Starring Jason Statham as Terry Leather, the man behind the heist, a group of British thugs attempt to retrieve illicit photos of Princess Margaret on behalf of MI5. Yeah, really. If you're in the mood for something suspenseful as all hell, give it a watch!
Starring the absolutely slammin Brad Pitt as David Mills, and the cool AF Morgan Freeman as William Somerset, Se7en is a psychological thriller about two police attempting to find a crazed serial killer, who slays his victims based on their "seven deadly sins." EEK! Bring an extra large blanket to pull over your eyes.
10. HOW TO LOSE A GUY IN 10 DAYS
Andie Anderson (Kate Hudson) and Benjamin Barry (Matthew McConaughey) place different, but equally crappy, bets about dating someone. They screw each other over, they love, the hate, not necessarily in that order. It's basically the greatest rom-com of all time!