In 2017, when the weather outside is frightful, we tend to delight in streaming media rather than an open fire... yule log videos non-withstanding. Here are some shows to watch on Netflix during a snow day. Between new releases and undiscovered gems, you can easily chill when it's too chilly to go outside.
If you're looking for a movie, my recommendation is The Parent Trap, one of 2016's most underrated films Sing Street, or just the movie Snow Day. It's always a good time to Hoku it up. Sometimes snow days are best for movies. That will let you settle in for a while with blankets and cocoa, but still leaves time for a snowball fight later on in the day.
That said, it's often easier to commit to a series and tell yourself that you can opt out after any number of episodes. Maybe you do want to take a stretch break or Instagram your snowman creation. Choose a TV marathon instead. Luckily, Netflix has plenty of choices for you that I can help narrow down.
So, whether your classes are canceled, your weekend plans fell through, or you find yourself stranded at home due to winter weather, here's what to watch while you keep warm.
1'A Series Of Unfortunate Events'
Whether you're a fan of Lemony Snicket's books or not, this series is a dark treat. Plus, with only eight episodes, you can easily power through while you're stuck inside.
2''One Day At A Time'
Another series new to Netflix this January, it's a feminist remake of a '70s sitcom that will keep you laughing instead of shivering.
Always my first thing to recommend to people on Netflix, this British series is short, charming, and heart-breaking in the best way.
Like One Day At A Time, sometimes a lazy day calls for a family sitcom.
5'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt'
Miss Season 2? Now's the perfect time to catch up.
From the creator of Misfits, this is a new series about demon hunters. Perfect to discover on the day off.
If Freeform can call Harry Potter Christmas entertainment, then I'm calling The Magicians blizzard entertainment.
8'Dinotopia: The Mini-Series'
Hear me out. This mini-series debuted in 2002, stars Wentworth Miller and David Thewlis, and is exactly the kind of silly place you want to escape to on a snow day.
There is an episode of The Crown in which the main conflict is that it's too foggy for London to function. Isn't that exactly how you want to spend a winter day?
In most cases, musicals are the perfect way to lift your spirits and cure your cabin fever.
Speaking of musicals, it's always a good time to revisit Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.
Another world to get lost into while you can't see the world outside because of a white-out.
13'Girlfriends' Guide To Divorce'
Maybe you didn't know this critically acclaimed series was on Netflix. Let me reveal the gems to you.
If for some reason you aren't caught up on your Marvel, get on it!
15'Degrassi: Next Class'
Honestly, Degrassi: Next Class should be required reading whether you're a teenager or a jaded old adult. The way they cover racism, misogyny, mental health — plus, the every day drama is totally addictive.
16'Master Of None'
After its big win at the Critics Choice Awards and before Season 2 drops later this year, this thoughtful comedy is a great way to chill.
17'Don't Trust The B In Apartment 23'
The tragically canceled ABC series is my Netflix go to. It's so funny and so watchable no matter how many times you've gone through Seasons 1 and 2.
With all of these shows to pick from and whatever you may discover along the way, your lazy snow day is off to a fantastic start!