Best Shows to Stream
Stuck at home and feeling absolutely bored? Turn to your buddies, online streaming services, to help pass the time. Binge-worthy shows – All shows listed aren’t kid-friendly, so use your personal judgment for this watchlist.
I’m listing shows from the most popular streaming services: Prime Video, Netflix, HBO & Hulu. There is a variety of categories for each streaming service.
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Suits- Dramedy. Old and new rivalries surface among members of the team as they learn to deal with their new members.
Sci-fi. Hundreds of years in the future, things are different than what we are used to after humans have colonized the solar system and Mars has become an independent military power.
Drama. Prominent perpetrators include Smurf’s three sons: mentally disturbed ex-con Pope, hyperactive drug user Craig, and suspicious Deran. In order to stay alive, J must prove loyal to his beguiling grandmother, who rules with a borderline-incestuous love.
Drama. Tony Soprano juggles the problems of his fractious family with those of a “Family” of a different sort – the mob.
The Man in the High Castle
Science fiction, thriller. In this dystopian scenario, the Axis powers won the war, leading to the United States being divided into three parts, an area controlled by the Japanese, a Nazi-controlled section, and a buffer zone between the two. Despite the oppression, a new hope emerges when films turn up that seem to show a different world.
Action, drama. Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, or simply Jack Ryan, is an American political thriller spy web television series, based on characters from the fictional “Ryanverse” created by Tom Clancy.
Drama, suspense. Philip and Elizabeth Jennings are two KGB spies in an arranged marriage who are posing as Americans in suburban Washington, D.C., shortly after Ronald Reagan is elected president.
Police drama. An LAPD homicide detective works to solve the murders alongside balancing his life.
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Comedy. Enjoy some needed laughs with this show.
Drama, suspense. Young, anti-social computer programmer Elliot works as a cybersecurity engineer during the day, but at night he is a vigilante hacker.
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Game of Thrones
Action, drama, suspense. One of the most popular shows and for good reason. Full of action and drama and it keeps you guessing. It does have a lot of language and nudity, so it’s definitely not for kids.
Comedy. A superstar during his football playing days, Spencer Strasmore tries to find the same success as a financial manager for current players in sun-splashed Miami.
Dramedy. Some episodes are a bit slow, but overall the show is entertaining and comes together nicely.
Supernatural mystery, drama. Based on the best-seller by Tom Perrotta, who is one of the series’ executive producers.
The Young Pope
Drama. The 10-episode drama series stars Jude Law in the title role and Diane Keaton as Sister Mary, a nun from the U.S. now living in Vatican City.
Comedy series. Partially inspired by co-creator Mike Judge’s experiences as a Silicon Valley engineer in the 1980s, this comedy series follows the misadventures of introverted computer programmer Richard and his brainy friends as they attempt to strike it rich in a high-tech gold rush.
Drama. About trauma and wealth.
Drama. If you like anything that deals with vampires, you’ll enjoy this show. It helps if you have a sense of humor.
Drama. This show will make your head spin, be sure to pay close attention.
Sex and the City
Comedy, drama. This show is simply a classic, great chick show. Check out the movies after you’re done watching the show.
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This is one can’t stop watching, train wrecking documentary. It is pretty interesting at times, especially if you like tigers.
Action, drama, science fiction. It’s the end of life as you know it- will you survive? Follow Clarke and the others as they are sent from space down to earth, with no idea what they will find as the earth has been unhabitable for years after a nuclear Armageddon. This show will certainly keep you on the edge of your seat.
American Horror Story
Horror, drama. Ready to be terrified and completely creeped out? Put your psycho thinking cap on and enjoy the ride!
Horror, drama. What an amazing show this truly is. If you love suspense and horror, you will love this show.
Jane the Virgin
Romantic dramedy. Enjoy the laughs and lightheartedness of Jane and her various issues and adventures.
Dramedy. Darker drama, still funny. This is a pretty entertaining show.
Science fiction, drama, horror. Very exciting science fiction show. New episodes still airing.
Dramedy. More of a dark comedy, fun to watch.
Drama, Crime. Entertaining, to say the least. See how chemistry teacher Walt navigates through his “new life.”
Horror, Science Fiction. Haunting series with terrifying yet thrilling journeys of Sam and Dean as they face an increasingly sinister landscape and hunt monsters.
Hart of Dixie
Drama, comedy. Come for a nice visit to the town of Bluebell and enjoy the scenery, drama, and laughs.
Medical drama. This show has been running since 2005 with new episodes still airing. That should tell you- it’s a must-watch.
Teen drama. Based on the Archie Comics.
The Vampire Diaries
Supernatural, teen drama. Based on the popular book series, check them out once you finish the show.
Supernatural, drama. A spinoff from The Vampire Diaries.
Crime, drama. The story behind Detective James Gordon’s rise to prominence in Gotham City.
Crime, drama, mystery. Enjoy this addicting American crime thriller.
Science fiction. Centers around a secret institution specializing in magic.
Orange Is the New Black
Crime, drama, comedy. Watch the drama and fun unfold as a privileged New Yorker ends up in prison after a past crime catches up with her.
Science Fiction. An anthology series that depicts futuristic technology and how people interact with it. Rumored to be one of the creepiest series.
Reality. Follow all the drama of Lisa Vanderpump’s restaurant employees.
Drama. This show will never get old if you enjoy a good teen drama.
The Handmaid’s Tale
Drama, science fiction, thriller. This show will make you think and it’s very intriguing. It will keep your attention for sure. Check out the book when you’re done with the show.
Action, drama, science fiction. is an American web television series created for Hulu, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name.
Crime, drama, mystery. American teen noir mystery drama television series
East Los High
Drama. A teen drama web television series that revolves around the lives of a group of teens navigating their final years at a fictional high school in East LA.
Drama. The depictions of surgery on this series are a tad graphic, but it’s a very entertaining show.
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Comedy. Follows “The Gang,” the owners of the unsuccessful Paddy’s Pub; a group of degenerates who loves nothing more than to scheme, conspire and mostly revel in each other’s misery.
Crime, drama. It is more than just its premise. It’s a character-driven drama filled with violence, pathos, sex, anger, humor, and a kind of run-down, dusty, dirty beauty, and it will wrap its grubby little hands right around your heart if you give it half a chance.
Sons of Anarchy
Crime, drama. All about the ins and outs of life in a motorcycle gang.
Teen reality. Follow several teen moms on their unexpected pregnancy journeys. Their moms were also teen moms.
Crime, drama, fantasy. It starts out a bit drab, but it gets better as the seasons go on.
Drama, fantasy, horror. Combines the mythological scale and intimate character storytelling of Stephen King’s best works.
Wrapping It Up
I hope you find several new shows to watch to keep busy and pass the time. There are many great shows on this list that are binge-worthy, and you’re bound to have at least one of the streaming services I have listed. If you want more in-depth streaming options for services, check out this awesome article from ConsumersAdvocate.org. They have compiled a lengthy list with hours of research, reviews, and more.
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