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Up all night: TV shows you'll watch from beginning to end

Based out of Dallas, Texas, Mary McCoy is a writer and social worker for disenfranchised women and children. She's a single mom, lover of Texas barbecue, and a die-hard fan of yoga

A marathon
worth running

Ever get so absorbed in a show you just can't turn it off? Don't worry, it happens to the best of us! These are our favorite shows to binge-watch.

As your mother used to say, "Enjoy everything in moderation." But now that you're a grown-up, you can shelf those words of wisdom whenever you'd like. If you're not sure where to start with your self-indulgent TV marathon, here are several awesome series available on demand through your Netflix account.

1

Scandal

Scandal TV series

The beautiful Kerry Washington plays Olivia Pope in this political thriller that's based on Olivia's efforts to protect the public image of America's leaders. We all know that a job like that is bound to get a little dicey.

2

Archer

Archer TV series

A show like Archer is perfect for late-night viewing, because a little bit of sleepiness will help you accept the show's unique premise. Archer is an animated dramedy about international espionage, and it's definitely a cartoon that isn't for the kids.

3

Arrested Development

Arrested development TV series

Netflix recently debuted a continuation of the beloved show Arrested Development, which had been on hiatus since 2006. You can catch up on all of the episodes, including its most recent and hilarious season, in an all-night Netflix binge.

4

24

24 TV series

Now that the television show 24 has been around for a while, it's easy to forget just how cutting-edge the show was when it premiered in 2001. Take a walk down an extremely high-energy memory lane by viewing a season in its ideal form: back to back.

5

Orange is the New Black

Orange is the new black TV series

This prison drama debuted in July exclusively on Netflix, and it's easy to understand why the show was met with wide acclaim. Orange is the New Black chronicles the prison experiences of typical suburbanite Piper Schilling, who spent 15 months in prison for drug smuggling as a young woman.

6

Once Upon a Time

Once upon a time TV series

Who doesn't love a good fairy tale, especially when it's transported into the modern world? Once Upon a Time follows the stories of fairy tale characters who find themselves under a terrible curse in a small American town.

7

Revolution

Recolution TV servies

Imagine a world in which all electricity on Earth has been disabled overnight. It's not easy to adapt, especially for those in the midst of a television binge, and a dystopia understandably occurs. Follow along to imagine what you would do if life as you knew it ceased to exist.

8

House of Cards

House of Cards TV series

Ambition. Betrayal. Revenge. House of Cards is a Netflix original series that earned nine Emmy nominations for its first season. The show follows a betrayed congressman as he sets his sights on gaining power and exacting revenge in Washington, D.C.

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