If you are looking for a new television show to watch, you’re in luck. We’ve gone through Binge’s extensive catalogue and have picked out the absolute best shows the streaming platform has to offer.
Whether you want a series that’ll last you for weeks to come or you want to binge (pun intended) it all in one or two sittings, and no matter what genre you’re in the mood for – comedy, crime, thriller, action, mystery, sci-fi, horror, drama – we’ve got you covered.
So, without further ado, these are the best shows on Binge.
American Horror Story
Starring: Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson, Jessica Lange
Genre: Horror, Thriller
This critically acclaimed anthology series focuses on a different horror story every season, however, the majority of the cast stays the same and just plays different characters. You don’t necessarily have to watch the seasons in order but we highly recommend doing so, and we can’t say why because it’s a potential spoiler…
Gory, twisted, and a little camp, American Horror Story is worth watching for the excellent writing and top-tier performances from the entire cast.
Starring: Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys
Genre: Drama, Thriller
The Americans is a spy thriller set during the Reagan administration of the 1980s, in which Soviet KBG sleeper agents Elizabeth (Keri Russell) and Phillip Jennings (Matthew Rhys) pose as an American couple in a Virginia suburb of Washington D.C., where they gather intelligence for their commanders in Russia. Things get complicated when Philip ponders defecting to the US.
A highly acclaimed and award-winning series that features excellent performances from Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys, The Americans excels in its use of slow burning, character driven drama to tell a story about duplicity and loyalty during the final years of the Cold War.
Starring: Dwayne Johnson, John David Washington
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Ballers follows former all-star pro footballer Spencer Strasmore as he mentors current players during his retirement. Johnson brings his signature charm to Ballers, a show that’ll make you smile.
You’ll, obviously, enjoy Ballers if you’re a fan of football or Johnson.
Starring: Bill Hader, Stephen Root, Henry Winkler
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Barry stars Bill Hader as Barry Berkman, a depressed U.S. Marine turned low-level hitman who is unsatisfied with his station in life. When Barry is assigned a hit in Los Angeles, he falls in with a group of aspiring actors and joins their acting school with the hopes of leaving his criminal past behind, a plan easier said than done.
A pitch-black crime comedy that features an excellent performance from Saturday Night Live star Bill Hader in the unlikely role of a PTSD suffering hitman who catches the acting bug, Barry goes from strength to strength with every passing season, delivering edgy, topical TV at its best.
Starring: Jessie Buckley, Jared Harris, Stellan Skarsgård
Genre: Drama, Thriller
This mini-series is based on the true story of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant exploding in 1986 and follows the event, the aftermath and why the incident was covered up. Extremely compelling with well-written direction, dialogue and superb performances, there’s a reason why Chernobyl won 10 Emmys.
Chernobyl has been praised by pretty much everyone and has an almost-perfect rating on every review site, so just watch it.
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Starring: Larry David
Larry David stars in Curb Your Enthusiasm as a fictionalised version of himself, similar to Jerry Seinfeld in Seinfeld, which was co-created by David. Honestly, this show is pretty much Seinfeld but about David instead and with improvisation; and the result is pure hilarity.
If you’re in the mood to laugh and laugh hard, put on Curb Your Enthusiasm.
Game of Thrones
Starring: Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Game of Thrones really doesn’t need an introduction; you’ve either already seen it or heard about how great it is from all of your mates. With shocking plots and tremendous performances from the entire cast, Game of Thrones is a show you have to watch at least once (although you have our permission to skip the last season).
If you like dark themes and intricate storytelling, you’ll definitely enjoy Game of Thrones.
House of the Dragon
Starring: Matt Smith, Paddy Considine, Rhys Ifans
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Speaking of Game of Thrones, this series is a prequel to it and we’d argue it’s just as good, if not better. Set 172 years before the birth of Daenerys Targaryen, House of the Dragon follows a succession war within House Targaryen itself.
If you loved Game of Thrones (even if you were badly hurt by GOT’s finale), House of the Dragon is a must-watch.
The Last of Us
Starring: Pedro Pascal, Bella Ramsey
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Set in a post-apocalyptic Earth in which a pandemic causes its hosts to transform into zombie-like creatures, The Last of Us stars Pedro Pascal as Joel, a smuggler tasked with escorting Elle (Bella Ramsey), a teen girl immune to the virus, across a quarantine zone to a facility where a vaccine can be made.
Based on the popular video game, The Last of Us has received high acclaim for its performances, writing, and production design, with many calling it the best adaptation of a video game yet, while also breathing new life in the overrepresented post-apocalypse-zombie sub-genre.
Starring: Justin Theroux
Genre: Drama, Mystery
The Leftovers is set three years after “The Sudden Departure”; a global event where 140 million people suddenly disappeared without a trace. The series follows police chief, Kevin Garvey, as he deals with a cult that formed shortly after the tragic event.
Thought-provoking, it’s a shame that The Leftovers didn’t become an extremely well-known popular series because it deserved it.
Mare of Easttown
Starring: Kate Winslet
Genre: Crime, Mystery
A detective, whose son recently died, investigates the murder of a young woman in a small Pennsylvania town. Winslet picked up a ton of awards (and rightly so) for her performance in Mare of Easttown, which is well-written and compelling.
If you’re a lover of crime shows, you have to watch Mare of Easttown (if you haven’t already done so).
Starring: John Cena
Genre: Action, Comedy
Peacemaker is based on the DC Comics character of the same name and is actually a spin-off from Gunn’s 2021 film, The Suicide Squad. The series follows Christopher Smith, better known as Peacemaker, who would do anything to achieve peace; including murder.
If you’re a fan of Gunn’s Guardians Of The Galaxy films, you’ll like Peacemaker.
Starring: James Gandolfini, Lorraine Bracco, Edie Falco
Genre: Crime, Drama
Tony Soprano, a New Jersey mob boss, struggles with his family and work so secretly sees a therapist. Violent, dark and with touches of black, dry comedy, The Sopranos provides an interesting look into the life of a mobster.
The Sopranos is iconic so if you haven’t watched it, do so immediately.
Starring: Brian Cox, Sarah Snook, Jeremy Strong
The biggest media and entertainment conglomerate in the world is controlled by the Roy family. But the family’s world changes entirely when the head of the company (and family) decides to change how his successor will be chosen.
A great story and brilliant acting from the ensemble cast, what more could you want from a show?
Starring: Greg Davies
Genre: Comedy, Game-Show
Every season, 5 different comedians are asked to do ridiculous tasks and are then scored on their attempts by comedian and actor Greg Davies. This show is hilarious for so many different reasons and if you want to laugh harder than you have before, Taskmaster is the show for you.
Sadly, not every season of Taskmaster is on Binge but you don’t have to watch the seasons in order.
Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Colin Farrell, Mahershala Ali
Genre: Crime, Mystery
This anthology series focuses on a different story every season; although every season involves a detective investigating a devastating crime. The central mystery and acting in Seasons 1 and 3 is simply superb but Season 2’s quality does dip slightly. However, that being said, it’s still good; just not as good as the season before and after it.
If you enjoy crime shows, True Detective is a good one to binge.
The Walking Dead
Starring: Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Melissa McBride
Genre: Drama, Horror
Rick Grimes, a sheriff deputy, awakes from a coma and discovers the world is now dealing with a zombie apocalypse. He soon becomes the leader of a group of people trying to survive.
At its core, The Walking Dead is about survival and is a thrilling show that’s well-written and has a fantastic ensemble cast.
Starring: Evan Rachel Wood, Jeffrey Wright, Ed Harris
Genre: Sci-Fi, Mystery
Westworld is an amusement park where, thanks to artificial consciousness, guests can live out their wildest fantasies – even twisted, dark ones – with absolutely no consequences. Enthralling with an interesting concept, Westworld is for those who love sci-fi films and shows.
If you enjoy Black Mirror, you’ll also enjoy Westworld.
What We Do In The Shadows
Starring: Kayvan Novak, Matt Berry, Natasia Demetriou
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Based on the film of the same name that was written by and starred both Clement and Taika Waititi, What We Do In The Shadows is a hilarious mockumentary. Following the lives of three vampires who have lived together for over 100 years, the series has seriously great comedic writing.
If you like offbeat comedies like the original film this series was based on, Flight of the Conchords, or The IT Crowd, you’ll love What We Do In The Shadows.
The White Lotus
Starring: Jennifer Coolidge, Aubrey Plaza, Sydney Sweeney
Genre: Comedy, Drama
An anthology series set in the fictional White Lotus resort chain – with the first season in Hawaii and the second in Sicily – The White Lotus follows the numerous guests and hotel staff who appear to be picture perfect, yet under the surface arises a dark complexity to their character.
The combination of gorgeous visuals, twisty drama, and fine performances has resulted in The White Lotus becoming one of the most talked about and lauded new TV shows, even if it can become uncomfortable viewing at times.
Starring: Dominic West, Idris Elba, Michael K. Williams
Genre: Crime, Drama
Set in Baltimore, each season of The Wire focuses on a different institution in the troubled city and its connection to law enforcement. With its focus ranging from the illegal drug trade to the education system, The Wire is an all-encompassing crime drama that delves into its themes with an authenticity that is unmatched.
Deemed by many as one of the greatest shows in the history of television, The Wire lives up to it esteemed pedigree through its memorable performances, excellent writing by former journalist turned showrunner David West, and realistic portrayal of life on both sides of the law.