I’m more into reading than watching TV but when I find a show I like I get OBSESSED. I’m one of those people that will binge watch for twelve hours straight and then hate myself, haha. I’m always looking for new shows to watch and I figured some of you may be as well so I decided to make a list of my five favorite series on Netflix. Some of these I haven’t finished yet but I’ve watched enough to recommend them. I’m going to list them in the order from most family friendly to not family friendly, which of course, that’s up to your discretion and is only my opinion.
1. Supernatural has been running for a whopping thirteen seasons and still going strong. It focuses on brothers, Dean and Sam Winchester, and their fight against all the evil supernatural forces of the world. This series has very mild language, alcohol use, implied sexual scenarios, violence and supernatural creatures. The show is written in a very light hearted way that is not scary (except to maybe small children) and I would think it would be suitable for most ages. This is definitely one of my all time favorite series and with thirteen seasons there’s plenty to binge on.
2. Next is The Vampire Diaries. It ran for eight seasons with the season finale airing this past spring. It revolves around vampire brothers, Damon and Steffan Salvatore, their past, lives as vampires, love interests and drama. This series has mild language, alcohol use, sexual situations, supernatural creatures and violence. In my opinion, this show is more appropriate for teen and up. I had a love/hate relationship with this show. I loved Steffan and Damon but really couldn’t stand their mutual love interest, Elena. The over the top drama was also a little ridiculous and that’s coming from someone that loves drama (it’s my guilty pleasure). However, this series is entertaining and perfect for October binge watching.
3. Coming in third is The Originals, a spin off of The Vampire Diaries. The show is currently in it’s fifth season and it’s been announced that this will be the last season. This series revolves around Klaus Mikaelson and his family, who all appeared numerous times in The Vampire Diaries. They live in New Orleans, Louisiana and frequently have drama between the local werewolves, witches and vampires. This series has mild language, alcohol use, sexual situations, supernatural creatures and violence. Like with The Vampire Diaries, I feel it’s best suited for teen and up. You can watch this and understand what’s going without watching The Vampire Diaries. I’m actually not caught up on this series and I plan to do that soon because it is one I really enjoy.
4. American Horror Story is currently in it’s seventh season. Each season revolves around it’s own separate story and cast of characters. Season one is Murder House, season two is Asylum, season three is Coven, season four is Freak Show, season five is Hotel, season six is Roanoke and season seven is Cult. If I had to list my favorite to least favorite season it would be Murder House, Hotel, Coven, Asylum, Roanoke and Freak Show. I left out Cult because the season isn’t over so I’m not sure how I feel about it, however, so far I really like it. This show is very much for adult audiences only. Throughout all seven seasons there is different elements that wouldn’t be appropriate for young or immature viewers. Each one of these things isn’t in every season but I can’t remember each season enough to know what to warn about specifically so this is a general warning for the overall show: language, alcohol/drug abuse, murder, rape, gore and supernatural horror. If none of those things bother you then this is very creepy, and at times absolutely scary, show that’s perfect to watch in October.
5. Last, but not least, is Salem. This show ended after three seasons this past year. It takes place in 17th century Salem, Massachusetts during the Salem Witch Trials. It is not a historically based series. There is some elements of truth from history but most of it is fantasized, mainly the fact that the witches are real and run the town. This show is appropriate for mature audiences, parts of it I didn’t even watch because it made me uncomfortable. You may be wondering why I watched any of it if it made me feel that way. I did because I liked the historical/horror aspect of the Salem Witch Trials. What I didn’t like was the demons and demonic symbols throughout the show. I would consider elements of this show that you may want to consider before watching to be: sexual scenarios, animal sacrifice, murder/dead bodies, gore, witchcraft and demonic symbolism. If you aren’t bothered by those things then this show is really scary and has a lot of entertaining parts. I just didn’t care for the super dark aspects of the series. This one is definitely one where viewer discretion is advised.
That’s my top five series to binge watch in October! I would love to hear what you’re watching this month and if there’s anything I should check out! Thanks for reading and have a great day!