Your first baby is coming this summer. Congratulations! You’re in for the experience of a lifetime!

If you’ve been talking to other ‘new dad’ friends you might have heard that although the time after your baby is born can be difficult, there is a little bit of extra time to lounge around and catch up on your shows while snuggling with the new little guy or gal.

So, for all of you dads that might be sitting on the couch with a new baby for a few weeks this summer, we’ve created a list of the Netflix shows you need to watch.

1. Mindhunter

Mindhunter has been out on Netflix for a few seasons now, but if it isn’t on your ‘Recently Watched’ list, it needs to be! This made for Netflix show is a psych thriller that will entice every part of your brain with its interesting crime cases. So, if you love a good mystery, classic FBI show, or merely some really great acting (from people like Charlize Theron and David Fincher) this show was made for you!

2. The Returned

From the co-creators of Lost is a new show that has everyone bingeing for hours – The Returned. The plot? A small town is turned upside down when multiple people ‘come back’ after they passed away years before.  At first, everyone thinks it’s an absolute miracle, but it doesn’t stay that way for long.  If you want a show that will have you asking your wife to hit the pause button every time you run to the kitchen, give this one a try!

3. Traitors

For the dads out there that are history buffs, this show is for you! Coming to Netflix this spring, Traitors is a show that has everyone talking! Traitors is a historical series set in WWII in which a young English woman helps to uncover the Russian infiltration that is threatening to take over the British government.

4. Norsemen

A little serious, but also a little funny Norsemen is a show that you definitely need to watch if you have time to sit on the couch this summer.  Although the show is packed with Viking violence and some real, historical facts there are also plenty of moments of comic relief packed into every episode! If you love action and your wife likes to laugh this is the perfect Netflix binge.

5. Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj

Even with a new baby, you need to catch up on the news. But, it certainly doesn’t hurt to catch up with the addition of a little comedy. That’s why you need to tune into Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj.  Hisan brings a unique, inclusive perspective to the day’s news and most recent world events without ever sitting down. It’s a nod to the traditional late-night comedy shows with a Saturday Night Live twist and a show you (and your wife) are sure to love.

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