Friends, The Office and the 25 best shows to binge watch on Netflix

E364703 04: Matthew Perry, Courteney Cox Arquette, Jennifer Aniston, David Schwimmer and Lisa Kudrow star in Friends during year 6. (Courtesy of Warner Bros.)
E364703 04: Matthew Perry, Courteney Cox Arquette, Jennifer Aniston, David Schwimmer and Lisa Kudrow star in Friends during year 6. (Courtesy of Warner Bros.) /
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GILMORE GIRLS: A YEAR IN THE LIFE – Robert Voets/Netflix – Image Acquired via Netflix Media Center
GILMORE GIRLS: A YEAR IN THE LIFE – Robert Voets/Netflix – Image Acquired via Netflix Media Center /

8. Gilmore Girls

Seasons: 7 (plus A Year In the Life)

Starring: Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Melissa McCarthy, Keiko Agena, Yanic Truesdale, Scott Patterson, Kelly Bishop, Edward Herrmann, Liza Weil, Jared Padalecki, Milo Ventimiglia, Sean Gunn, Chris Eigeman, Matt Czuchry

You’ll be hard pressed to find a more comforting binge-watch on Netflix, and if you have been fighting the urge to pal around with those Gilmore Girls since 2000, it’s about time to surrender. Allow them to charm you with Pop-Tarts and pop culture references. But there’s so much more to the beloved dramedy than its breakneck witty dialogue and the titular duo’s affinity for snack foods. The series is 153 episodes of pure joy.

For those of haven’t been Gilmored, Gilmore Girls stars Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel as Lorelai and Rory Gilmore, a mother-daughter pair that operates a lot like best friends due in part by their 16-year age difference. Lorelai and Rory live in the small Connecticut town of Stars Hollow, a far cry from Lorelai’s oft-estranged wealthy parents in Hartford. The series follows the Gilmore girls through various relationships and what they learn about themselves along the way.

Gilmore Girls debuted on The WB and ended its run with the polarizing seventh and final season on The CW. While the series was criminally snubbed in the major categories at the Emmy Awards, Lauren Graham was nominated for a Golden Globe and two Screen Actors Guild Awards. Due to excessive fan devotion, the cast reunited for the Netflix miniseries Gilmore Girls: A Year In the Life, which caught us up to speed with the Gilmores. Some good, old-fashioned quality time with Gilmore Girls will more than satiate your craving for a good binge-watch. (Coffee not included.)