April 13, 2024

Has Pretty Little Liars or The Vampire Diaries been on your to-watch list for years? No matter how dedicated a TV viewer you are, it’s easy to let a few shows slip through the cracks. Well, there’s no time like the present to start crossing titles off your list, even if it’s not a critically beloved series. We turned to Netflix to see what streaming shows are available that can be started from season one. Check them out, but beware — once you start watching, you might not be able to stop.


  • Available seasons: 1 – 2
  • Good for fans of: Superhero movies
  • Charlie Cox takes on the lead role in Netflix’s adaptation of the popular Marvel comic book series. Good news: it’s much better than the movie.

How to Get Away With Murder:


  • Available seasons: 1 – 2
  • Good for fans of: Shonda Rhimes’s other shows
  • With the first two seasons available, How to Get Away With Murder is one of the more manageable series you can get caught up on. Plus, don’t you want to see Viola Davis’s Emmy-winning performance as a tough-as-nails law professor?

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt:


  • Available seasons: 1 – 2
  • Good for fans of: 30 Rock
  • Ellie Kemper stars in this Tina Fey-produced comedy about a women who is freed from a cult after years underground.

Arrested Development:


  • Available seasons: 1 – 4
  • Good for fans of: Modern Family, Mr. Show With Bob and David
  • Think your family is weird? Chances are they don’t hold a candle to the Bluths, the dysfunctional family at the center of this beloved cult comedy.

Jessica Jones:

Available seasons: 1

  • Good for fans of: Daredevil
  • As the preeminent superhero show for people who don’t like superhero shows, Jessica Jones kicks so much ass. At the very least you’ll want to watch it before the first season of Luke Cage comes out.



  • Available seasons: 1 – 6
  • Good for fans of: The X-Files
  • Catch up on all things Jack, Kate, and Sawyer while they try to navigate the deep, dark secrets of the one island you won’t want to vacation on this Winter.
The Blacklist:
  • Available seasons: 1 – 2
  • Good for fans of: Person of Interest, Hannibal
  • Don’t you want to know what all the fuss is about with James Spader? Find out by catching up on the first two seasons of this crime thriller.
Once Upon a Time:
  • Available seasons: 1 – 4
  • Good for fans of: Grimm
  • There are four whole seasons available, so why not spend some time getting acquainted with the residents of Storybrooke?
  • Available seasons: 1 – 4
  • Good for fans of: Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm
  • Louis C.K.’s ingeniously subtle show has been earning audience and critical praise since its inception — isn’t it time you give it a shot?