25 Short and Sweet Netflix Shows You Should Download For Your Next Flight
With travel slowly becoming an option again (and the beach just calling your name), it can be tempting to pack a bag and take the next flight out of town. Do that, but first — set yourself up with some amazing in-flight entertainment! Netflix offers downloads of many of their thrilling and hilarious original series, so you can chow down on mini pretzels and tiny cocktails while rewatching Bridgerton for the fifth time. (Regé-Jean Page is sure to distract you from any pre-flight jitters.)
It's not vacation unless you are truly relaxed, and that means finally getting a chance to watch all the shows you've been missing out on — hello, Shadow and Bone — and a few that have just been released! Go through the slides below to check out 25 of the best Netflix shows to download. Don't forget to download your favorite on Wi-Fi before heading to the airport!
With season one already on Netflix (and season two coming July 30), Outer Banks is a fast-paced, addicting teen show. John B enlists his best friends to hunt for a legendary treasure on an island — and he hopes to discover more about his father's disappearance at the same time.
Shadow and Bone
Based on a book series by Leigh Bardugo, Shadow and Bone follows the story of orphan mapmaker Alina Starkov, who has an extraordinary power that could make a big difference in this world of war and dark forces she lives in.
This funny, new sitcom The Upshaws will keep you laughing with its humor about a working-class Black family in Indiana. They just want what everyone wants: a better life and a happy home.
The heartfelt, romantic series Firefly Lane (starring Katherine Heigl and Sarah Chalke) shows true friendship goals. Best friends Tully and Kate support each other through good times and bad over the decades in this series based on Kristin Hannah's bestselling book.
Looking for some karate action? Check out Cobra Kai, the TV sequel to the iconic Karate Kid films. The series, which currently has three seasons, takes place decades after the tournament changed Johnny and Daniel's lives with a rivalry that is still going strong.
Fall in love at 10,000 feet with Virgin River, a romantic drama about a nurse practitioner, who moves from LA to a remote northern California town and is surprised by what she finds there. Season three is coming to Netflix on July 9!
Even if you've already watched the mega-hit based on Julia Quinn's bestselling novels, Bridgerton is a great show to download! Step into London's high society to meet the eight siblings of the Bridgerton family, their friends (and rivals), and one swoony Duke.
Emily in Paris
Get lost in the wonder of Paris in this fun comedy, Emily in Paris. When Chicago marketing executive Emily Cooper takes on a new assignment in Paris, she finds adventure through her dream job, friends, and romance. (Warning: You will want a croissant while watching this.)
Susan and Robert Downey Jr. executive-produce this interesting new series, Sweet Tooth, based on Jeff Lemire's comic book series. In a post-apocalyptic world, a lovable half-boy, half-deer searches for a new beginning with a gruff protector.
Never Have I Ever
From creators Mindy Kaling and Lang Fisher, Never Have I Ever is a classic coming-of-age series about an Indian-American teen who just wants to spruce up her social status after a tough year — but friends, family, and feelings keep getting in the way.
Too Hot to Handle
Get in the summertime mood by watching Too Hot to Handle, a reality show set on a beautiful beach paradise, where gorgeous singles meet — and have to commit to giving up sex for a $100,000 grand prize. Season two was just recently released in June.
Starring Penn Badgley as the creepy yet charismatic Joe, You is an addicting thriller about an obsessive young man who goes to extreme measures to keep the women with whom he's fallen in love. It's based on the book series by Caroline Kepnes.
When a Chicago financial adviser, played by Jason Bateman, moves his family to the Missouri Ozarks, he must figure out a way to launder $500 million in five years to appease his boss. The show's three seasons on Netflix will keep you on the edge of your seat!
Just like its name suggests, Country Comfort is ultimate comfort viewing! This 2021 tv comedy series stars Katharine McPhee and Eddie Cibrian. After her career seems to stall, an aspiring country singer finds a job as a nanny for a handsome widower and his five charming children.
Ginny & Georgia
Fans of Gilmore Girls will love Ginny & Georgia, a show about free-spirited young mom Georgia, and her two kids, Ginny and Austin. When the move north in search a fresh start, they learn that starting over isn't always easy. This heartfelt comedy currently has one season on Netflix, with another coming soon.
Locke & Key
After their dad was murdered, three siblings and their mom move to his creepy ancestral estate in Locke & Key, where they discover magical keys that unlock powers and secrets in this amazing fantasy series. Season two is set to premiere in October 2021.
Who Killed Sara?
Put on your sleuthing hat and get ready to solve the mystery of Who Killed Sara? Álex is hell-bent on exacting revenge and proving he was framed for his sister's murder, but what he doesn't expect is to discover much more than the crime's real culprit in this twisty series.
Inspired by Federico Moccia's book series, Summertime is about two young adults from very different backgrounds, who fall in love during a summer on Italy's Adriatic Coast. If you didn't want to travel before, you'll definitely want to after watching this.
The Baby-Sitters Club
Bask in '90s nostalgia by watching The Baby-Sitters Club! Based on Ann M. Martin's beloved books, The Baby-Sitters Club is a modern update that follows a group of girlfriends and their wholesome babysitting service.
>Who's lying about who they say they are? Who's feeling genuine and who's just trying to win $100,000? The audience knows, but the players of The Circle have to try to figure it out from the privacy of their own hotel rooms, as they message other players, play game, and fight for that influencer status in this addicting reality show and social media competition.
Fresh, Fried & Crispy
This mouth-watering new show follows food critic Daym Drops as he travels to America's hot spots for the best, freshest takes on fried food. It's simply delicious (most of the time)!
Master of None
Laugh, then cry, then laugh again while watching season three of the acclaimed show, Master of None. The most recent episodes — subtitled Moments in Love — follows Dev's childhood pal Denise and her partner as they navigate love, careers, and family.
Black Summeris set in the dark, early days of a zombie apocalypse, where complete strangers must band together to find strength to survive. This horror series stars Jaime King, Justin Chu Cary, and Christine Lee.
Behind Her Eyes
Creepy doesn't begin to describe the limited series, Behind Her Eyes, starring Simona Brown, Eve Hewson, and Tom Bateman. Based on Sarah Pinborough's bestselling psychological thriller, this mystery series is about a single mother, who enters a world of twisted mind games when she begins an affair with her psychiatrist boss while secretly befriending his wife. Don't watch at night!
Despite his insecure nature, Otis knows everything to know about sex. After all, his therapist mom has always been open about sex! So, when rebel Maeve proposes a school sex-therapy clinic, Otis is the one suddenly everyone wants to talk to.