After sifting through the new originals Netflix just released, as well as the up-and-coming seasons on our radar, we found five new reasons to just Netflix and chill—and by that, we mean stack up on pints of cookie dough ice cream, don our favorite ratty pajamas, and binge-watch alone ‘til the sun comes out.
1. Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life
After keeping us at the edge of our seats, Netflix finally unveiled the official trailer this month. Because Rory (Alexis Blendel) and Lorelai (Lauren Graham) didn’t seem to age much since the show wrapped up in 2007, the trailer includes a few millennial references—trending Facebook videos, the iPhone, and Amy Schumer—to make us realize that this is indeed the 2016 revival. With the iconic Stars Hallow, Luke’s Diner, and Dragonfly Inn as the backdrop, the trailer reads, “Seasons may change, but some things never will… Once a Gilmore, always a Gilmore.” Can we fast-forward to the November 25 release already?
2. Stranger Things
After the first season was launched this July, the throwback-to-all-things-'80s supernatural series captured the attention of Netflixers. According to E!, the producers really wanted it to feel like a big movie, so season two will be a sequel to the unanswered questions of season 1. If you haven’t heard of this series yet, imagine it as the 1983 lovechild of E.T. and Close Encounters of the Third Kind, with a dash of Goonies. Too young to remember the '80s? Think of J.J. Abrams’ Super 8 then.
3. Orange Is The New Black Season 4
Before you decide to binge-watch OITNB’s season 4, we suggest you take it slow... very slow. We finished the whole season already, and we’re still suffering from aftershocks from the heartbreaking season ender. While we already know that Netflix renewed the series for seasons 5-7, season 5 is still in the process of being filmed. And based on our stalking calculations, new seasons are released on a Friday in June every year, which means season 5 will probably be out on June 2017, unless we stage a riot a la Litchfield Penitentiary.
4. Narcos Season 2
After season 1 became a hit in 2015, fans can finally watch the second season of Narcos starting September 2. And because it follows the true-to-life story of notorious Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar, you can expect the death of his character in early season 2. But not to worry; producers assured that successors and secondary drug dealers will see the light of day in the episodes to come.
5. The Get Down
Did you ever fantasize about living in the '70s era of vinyl records, disco fever, and Soul Train? This Netflix original feeds on that fantasy. Directed by Baz Luhrmann, The Get Down is set in '70s New York and follows a group of teenagers trying to survive in the streets of the Bronx and make it in the music industry. The first six episodes will launch on August 12.