8 Shows to Binge-Watch On a Rainy Day


Hey guys!

With Riverdale, Jane the Virgin, 13 Reasons Why and Once Upon a Time over for several months, and PLL over for good, chances are you’re looking for a new TV series to binge-watch when the weather isn’t so nice. Well, you’ve come to the right place. I’ve listed my favourite addictive shows below for you to whiz through next time it rains and you don’t have any other plans: 

Gossip Girl 

I love Gossip Girl! It’s the perfect show to watch if you like the bitchy/gossipy side of PLL & Riverdale – plus it’s free to watch if you have a Netflix subscription. Set in Manhattan’s Upper East Side, Gossip Girl is based on a book series & follows Manhattan’s elite as they go about their daily lives and subject to their secrets being exposed by an anonymous website. 


If you’re from the UK, chances are you watched Skins as a teenager. It’s like mandatory. For those of you who aren’t so familiar with Skins, it basically follows the lives of a group of teenagers in Bristol as they come of age. Skins is probably the most realistic portrayal of teens on a TV show, although the partying and drug side is a bit exaggerated. 


Awkward is a hilarious comedy about a teenager called Jenna Hamilton and her daily struggles. The show is really silly, but you’ll be able to relate to the embarrassing situations Jenna gets herself into. 

Gilmore Girls 

If you haven’t already watched Gilmore Girls (seriously, where have you been?!), I urge you to do so. Now. Lorelai and Rory have the perfect mother-daughter relationship, and Kirk, Sookie (Melissa McCarthy) and Michel are hilarious. It’s hard not to fall in love with Gilmore Girls, and you’ll definitely want to move to Stars Hollow after watching it. 


Like Gilmore Girls, Miranda is the kind of series you can watch with your mum. Laugh out loud at Miranda’s klutzy behaviour and crush on her love interest Gary (Tom Ellis). Miranda only has 20 episodes (spread out over 3 seasons) so you’ll easily finish it in a couple of days.

Waterloo Road 

Waterloo Road is a school-based drama that is suitable for the whole family. I discovered it while I was studying for my A Levels and was hooked straightaway! 


Every episode of Glee will literally have you singing and dancing along. It focuses on a group of teenagers at William McKinley High School who join an after school singing club that enables them to escape their lives. Each week the club chooses a different theme to sing about – my favourites include Madonna and Britney Spears. Unfortunately, Glee isn’t on Netflix, but I’m sure you can pick up the box sets from eBay and charity shops for a reasonable amount. 

Degrassi: Next Class 

Degrassi: Next Class is a continuation of Degrassi: The Next Generation, but you can watch it on its own. The show may still be on air but there are only 4 seasons (with 10 25-minute episodes each), so you can easily devour it before the next season comes out next summer. Degrassi: Next Class is centered on a group of high schoolers from a town in Canada who each have their own problems. Issues covered in the show include homophobia, depression, mental illness, racism, and most recently, terrorism. 


So those are my fave binge-worthy shows! Have you watched any of these shows? What would you add to this list? 



14 Comment

  1. Kayleigh Zara says: Reply

    Gossip girl is one of my absolutely favourites to binge watch! It’s still amazing even watching the 100th time round. I used to love Waterloo road too x

    Kayleigh Zara 🌿www.kayleighzaraa.com

  2. Brigi says: Reply

    These shows are definitely on my list too. Now I started the bold type, I love it 🙂


    1. Serena says: Reply

      The Bold Type looks really good, I need to watch it!

  3. Yes to Skins and Gossip Girl! Those were my absolute favorites! I don’t think I’ve seen the latest Degrassi, but I was faithful to Degrassi: The Next Generation for such a long time! Is the new one any good?

    1. Serena says: Reply

      I haven’t seen the original Degrassi so I can’t really compare, but yes the new series is good!

  4. Anne says: Reply

    I.LOVE.GOSSIP GIRL!! It’s my first time watching it and I’m currently starting with season 5 but it’s soo addictive and I now want to spend all my money to buy pretty dresses! Who is your favourite character? x

  5. Good choices! Also nice to see UK shows mentioned too!

    Ellyn x | Life Of A Beauty Nerd

  6. This is a great list, I watch quite a few of these.

  7. Jenny says: Reply

    Skins was my JAM as a teenager! My whole group used to stay up on Monday night when it was on telly and text each other whilst watching it. That show makes me SO nostalgic. I also really enjoyed Awkward; I thought that was so funny! I miss Glee as well, binge watched quite a few of those!

  8. claire says: Reply

    These are some great choices, I am working my way through Glee at the moment.

    The weather today is proper autumn and I’d much rather be at home binge watching anything right now x

  9. It definitely is binge season isn’t it! I am loving Grey’s Anatomy right now, I literally can’t get enough. Is there anything better than getting into fresh pjs and slippers, under a blanket and watching the day away!?


  10. I’m a big fan of The Gilmore Girls and and definitely want to watch the series over again. Thanks for the reminder!

  11. This is a great list and definitely will keep you entertained on those rainy days. I love Glee!

    1. Serena says: Reply

      Glee is such a classic! Thanks for stopping by!

Leave a Reply