Our relationship with Netflix is that of a special one. We cuddle up with our laptops and tablets, snack at hand, ready to let addiction take over self-preservation, and finally, allow a night of much needed bingeing to unravel. With the right snack paired with an equally tasty show, we are left questioning why going out was even an option in the first place. So, naturally APN staffers comprised a list of their go-to television shows and snacks for nights when self-love outweighs lingering obligations.

 

Grey’s Anatomy + Sushi

by Taylor Rock

greys
Eric McCandless/ABC
sushi
Photo by Taylor Rock

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grey’s Anatomy follows the life of Seattle Grace Hospital’s finest surgeons as they try their best to balance a high-pressure workload and ever-changing, twisty-turny relationships. If you enjoy crying over fictional characters, look no further. Through extraordinary dialogue and frequent disaster, you’ll find yourself falling in love with (or loving to hate) each intern, resident and attending. However, be warned: Shonda Rhimes’ Wikipedia page occupation was recently changed (by a fan) from “producer” to “life ruiner.” It’s just that good.

 

One Tree Hill + Cheetos Crunchy Cheese

by Emily Kim

oth
Mastermind Laboratories
cheetos
Photo by Emily Kim

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Scott brothers are two men who will steal your heart. Half brothers, Nathan and Lucas, try to figure out their different lifestyles while juggling basketball, school, friends and romance. The cast is filled with new characters entering at the same rate characters disappear, keeping you inevitably on your toes. With nine seasons on Netflix, this show will always be there to keep your eyes and your emotions glued to your screen.

 

The X-Files + Veggies with Hummus

by Franchesca Caputo

xfiles
Ten Thirteen Productions
veggies and hummus
Photo by Franchesca Caputo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you aren’t familiar with FBI agents Scully and Mulder, now is the time to get acquainted. The duo, although starkly different in their paranormal beliefs, investigate conspiracies within the U.S. government among other unworldly phenomenons. Although the show doesn’t unravel as a series (each show starts with a different case) there’s something about the opening theme song that is as mesmerizing as Mulder’s  (David Duchovny) corny dialogue to Scully (Gillian Anderson).

 

Hart of Dixie + Cool Ranch Doritos with a Pink Moscato Wine Spritzer

by Amanda Johnston

hart of dixie
Fake Empire Productions
Doritos with Pink Moscato Spritzer
Photo by Amanda Johnston

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A New York City doctor, Zoe Hart (Rachel Bilson), moves to a small town in Alabama, Bluebell, to get experience as a general practitioner after a stranger begs her to come work in his office. During her time in Bluebell, she finds a best friend in the mayor, Lavon Hayes (Cress Williams), all the while falling in love with two people; George Tucker (Scott Porter) and Wade Kinsella (Wilson Bethel). Zoe slowly learns the ways of small-town life, starts to make friends other than just Lavon and finds her place in Bluebell, all while doctoring her patients.

 

Lost (2004-2010) + Wine and Cheese

by Fernando Ruiz

lost
Bad Robot Productions
wine and cheese
Photo by Rachel Voorhees

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you like plot-twists, surreal characters and brainteasers, then Lost is perfect for you. Picture this: survivors of a plane crash are forced to work together in order to survive on a remote island. Right off the bat, you can’t help but pop a bottle of wine and dissolve into your couch for hours on end. Uncovering hidden secrets of the island turns into an obsession; the plot makes you crave more and more. Complement your wine with cheese for extra suspense.

 

The Killing + Popcorn with Raisinets

by Sarah Trafton

the killing popcorn
Photo by Sarah Trafton

 

The Killing is like a great book that you can’t put down. Filled with plot twists and lots of action, if you like crime shows and thrillers, this is a show for you. This Netflix Original features two little-known but very lovable actors as the leads. Together they struggle to solve the murder of Rosie Larsen, a local teenager, while learning how to get work with each other.

 

Daredevil + Wine and Chocolate Covered Açai Berries

by Amanda Little

Daredevil
Marvel Television
wine and acai berries
Photo by Amanda Little

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Matt Murdock lost his sight at a young age and his mother even earlier, but still went on to become an incredible lawyer with his best friend, Franklin ‘Foggy’ Nelson. Murdock’s one driving force to bring justice to the streets of Hell’s Kitchen started when his father, a semi-famous boxer, refused to throw a fight and was killed for it. 

So now, Murdock protects those who need the law by day, and thanks to training from a mysterious man, turns to a vigilante that all fear by night. They call him: The Devil of Hell’s Kitchen.

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