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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Grey's Anatomy
GREY’S ANATOMY – “The Whole Package” – Owen and Teddy have to deal with the surprise arrival of Megan Hunt, who knows nothing about their situation. Catherine preps for her first surgery back on a war veteran who’s not emotionally prepared for his procedure. Meredith worries about DeLuca operating alone with Richard on “Grey’s Anatomy,” THURSDAY, APRIL 4 (8:00-9:01 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (ABC/Mitch Haaseth)ABIGAIL SPENCER, KEVIN MCKIDD, JESSE WILLIAMS, ELLEN POMPEO /

2. Grey’s Anatomy

Seasons: 15 (and counting)

Starring: Ellen Pompeo, Sandra Oh, Katherine Heigl, Justin Chambers, T. R. Knight, Chandra Wilson, James Pickens Jr., Isaiah Washington, Patrick Dempsey, Kate Walsh, Sara Ramirez, Eric Dane, Chyler Leigh, Kevin McKidd, Jessica Capshaw, Kim Raver, Sarah Drew, Jesse Williams, Camilla Luddington, Jerrika Hinton, Caterina Scorsone, Kelly McCreary, Giacomo Gianniotti, and others

Sure, there’s plenty of shows on Netflix to keep you busy throughout the year, but if you’re in search of a super-sized binge-watch to keep you busy for possible years, plural, then it might be time to finally jump into Grey’s Anatomy. It’s a tall order at 15 seasons (with at least two more on the way) and well over 300 episodes, but the millions of fans who still tune in week after week would say starting to watch the series was the best decision they made.

Grey’s Anatomy first premiered as a midseason replacement in 2005, which at this point feels like a lifetime ago. The series initially centered on a new class of surgical interns, led by Ellen Pompeo’s Meredith Grey, as they start working at Seattle-Grace Hospital and entangle into life-changing romances. Over the years, the interns have become residents, residents have become attending physicians, and people have moved, died, or received their very own spin-off.

In its landmark fifteenth season, Grey’s Anatomy officially snatched ER’s record as the longest-running American primetime medical drama, a record it looks to make even harder to break with Seasons 16 and 17. The series has received multiple Emmy nominations, including a nod for Outstanding Drama Series in 2006, and won a Golden Globe in the same category the same year. Whether you’re a longtime fan who fell out of step or a new viewer taking the leap, Grey’s Anatomy will always be the best bet for a long-running series to binge-watch.