Everyone’s outside on the grass but you’re not the outside on the grass type of person? Would you rather spend your holidays away from the noise with a good book or in front of the telly? Well we can help you with that second one right away!

Choosing a series to binge during summer is more tricky than it first seems. See, you don’t want to start one only to later find out you couldn’t possibly finish it before the sunny days give way to busy, dark uni days again in September.

So keeping that in mind, this list will also include something for everyone, whether you’re looking to have something on in the background or one that consumes your days. Obvious classics such as Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, Stranger Things etc. will be excluded and will stick to relatively newer shows ( although you really should have seen those by now) . We’re also keeping it to what’s on Netflix as it’s the easiest and most common way to watch anything these days.

GLOW

What is it: Short for Gorgeous Ladies Of Wrestling, the show is set in the over the top world of women’s wrestling in the 80s. Following the lives of a group of women who play out these fictional gimmicky characters while learning their way around wrestling at the same time, there’s a lot of fun and laughs about.

How long: 2 Seasons of 10 Episodes each

The Good Place

What is it: When Eleanor Shellstrop, played by Kristen Bell finds herself in the afterlife, she’s both relieved and surprised that she’s made it into the “Good Place”. But it doesn’t take long for Eleanor to realize she’s there by mistake. How she and her new found afterlife friends work through this forms the rest of the show.

How Long: 2 Seasons of 13 Episodes each

Rick and Morty

What is it: Officially called an adult animated science fiction, what really matters is that it’s the funniest animation running right now. Join mad scientist Rick Sanchez and his grandson Morty on inter dimensional adventures through the universe, and meet all the characters that they meet along the way.

How long: 3 Seasons, 31 Episodes in total

Queer Eye

What is it: Feel good at it’s best and finally a reboot done right! Featuring a new lovable Fab Five, each with their own area of expertise as they go about giving life makeovers to fellow men and one woman (so far) in America’s deep south. Keep the tissues handy cause this one’s bound to get you choked up.

How long: 2 Seasons, 16 Episodes total and an Australian special

Mindhunter

What is it: Something a bit more serious but absolutely brilliant! Set in the late 1970s Mindhunter is a crime drama based on true events the story follows 2 FBI agents and a psychologist in the early days of criminal psychology and criminal profiling. During the main parts of the show they interview imprisoned serial killers in order to understand how they think, with the hope of applying this knowledge to solving ongoing cases and even prevent similar crime.

How long: 1 season, 10 Episodes