9 Binge-Worthy TV Shows to Watch After the Kids Are Asleep (VIDEOS)

Jessica JonesThe days are short, the nights are long, and holiday season is in full swing ... that's why this is the perfect time to indulge in some binge-watching! Cuddle up on the couch for a much-deserved break, and revel in the truly excellent options out there.

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Warning: many of these clips are NSFW or little ears ... because they're all about grown-up time!

1. Inside Amy Schumer (Comedy Central)

One of the hottest -- and funniest -- women around, Amy Schumer is hilarious, bold, and insightful in her show that pushes all the boundaries. You can stream Inside Amy Schumer on Hulu.

This is a clip from a deleted scene, which should give you an idea of how funny the actual episodes are!

2. Master of None (Netflix)

Parks and Recreation breakout star Aziz Ansari is our new imaginary boyfriend. His funny (and insightful) new Netflix series is a gift to us all this holiday season.

 

 3. Jessica Jones (Netflix)

Also new on Netflix, this brooding new Marvel superhero is unlike any we've seen before ... she's a total bad**s. The show is dark (like, really dark) and disturbing (very) -- not for the faint of heart! It's also totally excellent, with one of the most terrifying bad guys ever. (For reals.)

4. Transparent (Amazon)

Season two of this award-winning show premiers on December 11, so this is the perfect time to get caught up!

5. Downton Abbey (Masterpiece/PBS)

The sixth and final season of this series premieres in January of 2016, so you should have plenty of time this winter to immerse yourself in this lavish, heartbreaking, and scandalous world. It's worth watching for Maggie Smith's brilliantly funny Dowager Countess alone! If you have cable, you can stream Downton Abbey on PBS.com; you can also buy episodes on Amazon.com or watch it free with Amazon Prime.

6. Girls (HBO)

Lena Dunham's Girls returns in February. It's the kind of show you probably will either love or hate ... I absolutely love it. You can stream Girls on Amazon if you don't have access to HBO GO.

7. Wentworth (Netflix)

This Australian show, now available on Netflix, will ease your heart that aches for Orange Is the New Black. The acting is phenomenal.

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8. The Affair (Showtime)

For something steamy and suspenseful, check out The Affair. All your Facebook friends are probably talking about it, so you might as well catch up! Showtime Anytime now allows you to subscribe digitally, so it's no problem if you don't subscribe via cable.

9. House of Cards (Netflix)

One of the most ruthless and cunning couples on TV, Frank and Clare Underwood (played by the equally excellent Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright) will return in early 2016 for the fourth season of this binge-worthy series. If you haven't given this one a try yet, it's the perfect time.

 

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