Without many options for entertainment, lots of us have turned to Netflix for our daily dose of "me time". The only problem is trying to weed out the fillers for the best of the best... or, perhaps, as the results indicate, the steamiest of the steamy.
I polled 4,500+ moms in the Moms Gone Wild Community and discovered the absolute best TV shows to binge during 2021.
In reverse order, the Top 10 Binge-Worthy Shows for Wild Moms are...
#10: The Witcher
I haven't personally watched this one but a quick Google search tells me that "the Witcher, Geralt, a mutated monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world in which people often prove more wicked than beasts".
So, if Fantasy Dramas are your thing, then you might want to give this one a go!
At least half of the Wild Moms who recommended this one admitted they're are in it for Henry Cavill. I don't judge.
Considering it's had 8 successful seasons on Netflix, it's no surprise that this thrilling, often dark, prison show made our Top 10.
I've binged all 8 seasons, pretty much immediately as they've been released, and have to admit that I was devastated to read that Season 9 will be the finale.
If you love fast-paced, mysterious shows, or you're dying to know what it's like inside a modern women's prison (I can't be the only one who's thought about it as an escape from mundane family life - lol!), then Wentworth is your best bet!
#8: Emily in Paris
With only one season under its belt, this light-hearted, and somewhat stereotypical story focuses on a young American women's adjustment to life in Paris.
I don't know why I originally started watching this show, but once I started I felt myself allowing Netflix to carry on auto-playing the next episode, then the next, until I had mindlessly watched the whole thing.
Considering that a trip to the grocery store is sometimes the furthest I get from my home these days, I think part of the draw was my yearning for travel adventures. I'm also a sucker for a complicated love life story.
If you're in need of something giggly and trying to avoid shows that increase your heart-rate, then give it a try!
Even though it has many seasons (11 to date!), I haven't seen this Wild Mom favourite, yet. Other moms have told me definitely NOT to watch this one with kids in the vicinity because it is very offensive, raunchy and lives up to its name. They, along with the rest of the internet, also insist that it's hilarious.
A very brief storyline: Southside Chicago family figures out how to navigate life with an alcoholic father. The eldest daughter, who apparently has quite the notable sex life, cares for her 5 siblings who are constantly navigating crazy situations, and trying to get by with what little they have.
#6: Good Girls
Three women, including two moms, are fed up of playing by the rules and rob a local grocery store in order to save their families.
This show will have you laughing and rooting this unlikely trio of criminals on as they navigate their new lives.
I mean, c'mon, can we blame them for wanting to put some excitement back into their lives?!
#5: Cobra Kai
Cobra Kai is a comedy-drama spin off of one of the childhood favourites of many Wild Moms... Karate Kid.
I haven't seen it myself but one of the reviews I found online call it "a blend of pleasantly corny nostalgia and teen angst".
With a critic ranking of 100% on Rotten Tomatoes, (I didn't even know that was achievable for a spin off series!) this one is an awesome choice of late night entertainment.
#4: Schitts Creek
I held off on watching Schitts Creek for ages because I was worried that all the hype would lead to disappointment. I'm happy to report that I was wrong!
This CBC original is absolutely hilarious. The plot sucked me right in and I found myself begging my kids to go to bed earlier so I could hit the play button.
Here's a summary of the premise from Google: "A married couple suddenly go bankrupt and the only remaining asset they have is an ugly small town named Schitt's Creek." If that doesn't have success written all over it, I don't know what does! Ha!
For those of you who are die-hard Outlander fans, and have anxiously been awaiting more Jamie and Claie, Netflix has just released Season 5! Is it shameful for me to admit that I'm already half way through it?
I'm not going to summarize the storyline, because, honestly, the thought of time travel turned me right off of it and caused me to avoid giving it a try. Don't make my mistake! The show is really well done, with great characters, and really awesome set and costume design.
The romantic aspects of the story are super dreamy... which, I'm sure is part of the reason why Wild Moms are flocking to it.
#2: Virgin River
Speaking of dreaminess... Virgin River is a sweet romance-based show that was filmed right here in BC! I felt really ridiculous for falling in love with it, but, there's really nothing wrong with loving a soapy show during a global pandemic.
The plot is pretty predictable, but it's obviously entertaining enough, because it won 23% of votes in our poll!
If you've already binged both available seasons, then you'll be happy to hear that Netflix announced it has been renewed for a third! You'll have to wait until November though...
If you haven't heard about Bridgerton then you must be living under a box. Either that, or you have much more thrilling hobbies than the rest of us!
Bridgerton is everything we needed to survive this pandemic. It takes us to another place and time. It provides us with plenty of eye candy and incredibly swoon-worthy scenes. (DO NOT WATCH THIS WITH YOUR PARENTS OR CHILDREN).
Based on comments in the MGW Facebook group I'm surprised there hasn't been a mass revolt of mothers demanding Season 2 be released immediately. If you haven't watched yet, we're all jealous. You've got some good nights ahead of yourself.