Earlier this month, Netflix released “Breaking Bad” season five, episodes one through eight, giving fans the opportunity to catch up with Walt, Jessie and Hank before the beginning of the end aired on Aug. 11 to nearly six million viewers. As Variety reports, Netflix must have been a factor in the huge ratings as viewers are able to watch the entire series, to that point, before tuning in to the final season. “Breaking Bad” has kept viewers on the edge of their seat this season with confrontations, conflicts and cliff hangers. If you haven’t been watching, what are you waiting for? Catch up with past seasons on Netflix and watch the final five episodes of “Breaking Bad” airing Sundays on AMC.
Here’s a spoiler free look at more great shows that you can catch up with using Netflix, before their new seasons premiere this fall.
Catch up with ‘Revolution’
Imagine a world without electricity, with no phones, no cars, no computers and no one knows what caused the lights to go out. This is “Revolution.” J.J. Abrams’ post apocalyptic drama returns for a second season on Sept. 25. Season one is currently available on Netflix, so binge away before Season two of “Revolution” premieres on NBC later this month.
Catch up with ‘Scandal’
“Scandal” has helped to make the beautiful and talented Kerry Washington a household name. As Olivia Pope, Washington works as a crisis manager protecting some of the most important people in D.C. This can be a difficult task, especially when Olivia Pope becomes intertwined in the misconduct of the people that she is supposed to “fix.” Season three of “Scandal” premieres on ABC Oct. 3, giving you plenty of time to get caught up. Both previous seasons are currently available on Netflix.
Catch up with ‘Revenge’
ABC’s hit drama “Revenge” will be returning to the small screen for its third season on Sept. 29, 2013. The psychological thriller follows Emily Thorpe, expertly portrayed by Emily VanCamp, as she single handedly attempts to take down an elite Hamptons’ family for framing her father for a crime he didn’t commit, ultimately leading to his death. “Revenge” is the kind of show that you can’t stop watching. Good thing that season one is currently available on Netflix for your viewing pleasure, with season two becoming available Aug. 30.
Catch up with ‘Once Upon a Time’
If you like an element of fantasy with your drama, check out ABC’s “Once Upon a Time.” This creative show centers around the characters of popular fairy tales who have been cursed by an evil queen, causing them to lose their memories and live their lives trapped in a “normal town.” Season three of “Once Upon a Time” will premiere Sept. 29 on ABC. Season one is currently available on Netflix, with season two becoming available Aug. 30.
Catch up with ‘New Girl’
“New Girl” is quickly becoming one of the funniest shows on television. The Fox sitcom centers around Jess, played with quirky enthusiasm by Zooey Deschanel, as she moves in with three male roommates. As the show progresses, Jess and the boys form a bond similar to a family, bickering about mundane issues but ultimately relying on each other for the important things in life. Season three will begin airing on Fox Sept. 17 and fans will be excited to hear that Damon Wayons Jr. will be coming back for the third season. Check out season one on Netflix now and get ready for a marathon viewing session of season two which becomes available on Sept. 17, the same night the season three premieres on Fox.
Catch up with ‘Grey’s Anatomy’
“Grey’s Anatomy” will be entering its tenth season on ABC Sept. 26. Follow Dr. Meredith Grey through the past ten years as she navigates her way through dating, marriage, motherhood and hundreds of medical emergencies. Seasons one through eight are currently available on Netflix with season nine dropping Sept. 1.
Catching up with ‘The Walking Dead’
Perhaps you like a bit more blood and gore in your television programs. “The Walking Dead,” based on the comic book series by Robert Kirkman, has been thrilling fans for three seasons. In fact, the zombie drama continues to break ratings records proving that “mindless”- scratch that “brainless” entertainment is what viewers want. Catch up with the first two seasons on Netflix now and the third season which becomes available to subscribers Sept. 29, just two weeks before “The Walking Dead” season four premiere airs on AMC Oct. 13, 2013.
Catching up with ‘The Vampire Diaris’
The only possible way to follow up zombies is with vampires. Good thing “The Vampire Diaries” will be returning for a fifth season airing on the CW Oct. 3. “The Vampire Diaries” has everything, love triangles, super natural beings and even doppelgangers. Seasons one through three are ready to watch on Netflix and season four will become available Oct. 3, the same day as the season five premiere airs on the CW.