Binge-worthy shows to get you through February

Madison Wilson, Aztec Voice

"Criminal Minds" is just one of the excellent shows on Netflix right now. In the show, FBI agents investigate violent crime. (CBS)

“Criminal Minds” is just one of the excellent shows on Netflix right now. In the show, FBI agents investigate violent crime. (CBS)

If you need TV shows to watch here are some recommendations… 

Criminal Minds  

Watching “Criminal Minds” is a BIG yes. There are 13 seasons, but there are only 12 on Netflix – but it’s worth it. You should watch “Criminal Minds” because you see what happens and how FBI agents think when they’re on a case. You also see what’s happening in their personal lives.

They travel everywhere to solve cases, but their headquarters is located in Quantico, Virginia. The acting in the TV show is really good: they cast the right people in the right roles. For example, one of the actors, Matthew Gubler, plays Spencer Reid. He is a genius; every time they’re on a case, he helps the team by giving them information about everything his brain knows.  He reads books really fast, and he knows everything about anything. He is your stereotypical nerd.

The writing is amazing. You would think that they really do these things in real, like you could go down to Quantico and ask them to help you solve a case.  

There are Season 1-13, and they have lots of cast members who have left and joined the FBI team. But there are four people who have never left the FBI team in Quantico. They have been in all 13 seasons and other actors  joined in the middle of the season. The show stars Matthew Gray Gubler playing as Spencer Reid, A.J Cook playing Jennifer “JJ” Jareau, Kirsten Vangsness playing as Emily Prentiss and Thomas Gibson playing Aaron Hotchner.

If you like “CSI: Miami” or “Law and Order,” then you might like “Criminal Minds.”  


“Riverdale” is also a great show to watch. The drama and romance and the cast and the characters there… it’s just a great show to watch. It gives you life.

It takes place in a small town called Riverdale (if you haven’t known, that’s the show’s name). The suspense of the show makes you want to keep watching. The acting is soooo good; this is another show that has the right people to play the characters in the show.

A fun fact about about this show is that it’s actually based on a book called “Archie Comics.”

When the show starts it hooks you and makes you want to keep watching. The actors are great. They act like its a reality show but better. The way they set up the action and the writing are great also. They also have someone narrating the story in the TV show, and the way he tells the story makes you not want to change channels.

The characters are good too. The main characters are Betty (played by Lili Reinhart), Veronica (played by Camila Mendes), Archie (played by KJ Apa) and Jughead (played by Cole Sprouse).

If you like “13 Reasons Why,” “Pretty Little Liars” and “Vampire Diaries,” you might like “Riverdale.”


I think “Empire” is the #1 drama show on television right now. Even though they’re on a break until March 28, you have to keep watching it. It’s so good that it makes you want to go back and look at past episodes. “Empire” is so good that if you stop watching it, you will regret it because you would miss a lot. “Empire” is must-watch TV.  

I’m going to just say that if you love drama and romance, then this is the show for you.

“Empire” shows you how the music industry and how to start from the bottom and how to make it to the top – but the gangster way. Even the cast is fantastic. They have the amazing Taraji P. Henson that plays the role of Cookie, then Terrence Howard playing Lucious Lyon and other actors like Jussie Smollett, Bryshere Y. Gray  and more. They just make the acting good.

Even the writers who write what’s going to happen in the show, I give them props because they make you feel so much anger or happiness that it makes you want to hop in your television and makes you want to  join.

“Empire” makes you feel like you can relate to the show (well, I know I can). The romance that happens in the show makes you happy and mad, like a show that makes you feel like you just want hop out of your seat and throw your popcorn.

If you like this then you would love shows like “Star,” “The Get Down” or “Scandal.”

These are some great TV shows that I think that you would love to watch, especially if you need something to watch now and if you want to get out of your comfort zone. I hope you like these shows!!!!