Amongst the many streamers and sources of content, it can be daunting to figure out which shows are worth our time. From suspenseful plot twists to period pieces that include the most attractive cast of men (I’m looking at you Bridgerton) – we’ve collected the most binge-worthy shows on TV right now. These series listed below have been the talk of the town and rightfully so. We have a variety to choose from, so sit back and grab that popcorn (with extra salt please) because here are the shows you won’t be disappointed to spend hours watching.
Succession is probably my favorite show right now. Loosely based on the Murdoch Family, Succession details the power struggle in a media empire family between the domineering patriarch and his four adult children. You know a show is binge-worthy when you finish two seasons in the span of a week (eek) and I promise this one won’t disappoint. Now’s a perfect time to catch up as Season 3 is set to release on HBOMax at the end of 2021.
Firefly Lane, which debuted on Netflix in February 2021, details the heartwarming relationship between two lifelong, best friends, Tully Hart (Katherine Heigl) and Kate Mularkey (Sarah Chalke), cutting back to their childhood in the Midwest, their early 20’s in Seattle, and their middle-age in the present. Based on the bestselling novel of the same name, this show will definitely make you nostalgic for your girlfriends. For those who enjoyed Big Little Lies, I definitely suggest giving this one a watch.
Eve, played by Sandra Oh, is a bored MI5 security officer until she gets a new assignment: to capture an infamous, psychopathic assassin, Villanelle. Killing Eve is a highly entertaining, alluring battle between these two intelligent, powerful women. Written by the same writers as Fleabag and Promising Young Woman, Killing Eve is a high-quality, highly addictive, female-forward series — not to mention, there are 3 seasons available on Hulu so this is a great one if you are looking to really commit.
Not sure how anyone missed The Undoing as this was the most-watched show on HBOMax in 2020 (and there was a serious cult Instagram craze), but if you are one of those select few, or if you’re just considering rewatching, I couldn’t recommend it more. This psychological drama follows a married couple, Hugh Grant and Nicole Kidman, as a murder on the Upper East Side causes their world to crumble. Psychological twists, beautiful NYC set-pieces, and Hugh Grant? Count me in.
Despite being one of the highest-paid actresses in Hollywood, Kaley Cuomo was a relatively unrecognizable face to me before the Flight Attendant (I never really got into the Big Bang Theory). In this show, Kaley absolutely crushes as she plays a troubled flight attendant who finds herself in the middle of an international murder. The second season is also supposed to debut on HBOMax in late 2021 / early 2022.
Chess doesn’t exactly scream bingeable entertainment, but the Queen’s Gambit manages to make the journey of chess prodigy, Beth Harmon (Anna Taylor-Joy). Orphaned at the age of nine, Beth’s journey is full of emotional struggle and heartbreak as she competes for the title of the world’s best chess player. Queen’s Gambit is available to watch immediately on Netflix.
This is a drama miniseries about Hollywood’s Golden Age in the 1940’s and 50’s. At a significant juncture, the series details the struggle of Black and LGBTQ+ aspiring artists in the industry. Created by Ryan Murphy (Glee, American Horror Story, Ratched) and featuring an incredibly star-studded ensemble cast, this series will leave you feeling nostalgic for old Hollywood glamor.
If you are longing for a new Younger, Call My Agent is the perfect place to go. A workplace drama, set in a Parisian talent agency, where agents are at the beck and call of their A-list clients. Originally a fan-favorite in France, Call My Agent is available for streaming on Netflix.
Lupin follows Assane, the son of immigrants from Senegal as he enlists on a high-profile heist in an effort to avenge the untimely death of his father. Full of crime, suspense, and Parisian set-pieces, Lupin will definitely keep you at the edge of your seat. Lupin is also available for streaming on Netflix.
Based on the New York Times best-selling column of the same name, Modern Love is an anthology series on Amazon Prime following a different couple each episode. Every couple has their own unique story about the struggles and joys of love in NYC. This series is truly an ode to Love and to New York City.
This is another series that has been getting some serious buzz. Produced by Shonda Rhimes (Grey’s Anatomy, How to Get Away with Murder, Scandal), this is a majorly addictive gossip girl-esque series set in 18th century England. The romance does not disappoint. Not to mention, Netflix has said this is the first of eight seasons so it’s the perfect show if you’re looking for long-term good content.
The Head is a Spanish sci-fi, psychological thriller on HBOMax about a group of climate research scientists in the Arctic who get cut off from the outside world. When a murder occurs, the trip spirals into a nightmare…. If you are looking for a suspenseful, environmentally-focused nail-biter, then this one is for you.
Crime, crime, and more crime. Your Honor is a heartbreaking, crime thriller about a famous judge whose son is complicit in a hit-and-run. The result is an intricate web of crimes, lies, and suspense. Your Honor is available for streaming on Hulu.
Behind Her Eyes is a female-forward psychological thriller mini-series on Netflix. A single mother begins to have an affair with her boss — a psychologist — while also befriending his wife. If you enjoyed A Simple Favor, then you will love Behind Her Eyes. Each episode, of this six-part miniseries, is jam-packed with twists and turns that will leave you questioning absolutely everything.