The 10 Best TV Shows To Binge Watch Ever
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1. Game of Thrones
The world of Westeros is divided into nine noble houses, each doing whatever it takes to sit on the iron throne and rule the seven kingdoms. Little do they know, a bigger war lies ahead between the living and the dead.
Based on George R. R. Martin’s novels A Song of Ice and Fire, Game of Thrones ran for eight seasons from 2011 to 2019. A stellar cast supported the popular HBO series including Kit Harington, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams, Lena Headey, and Peter Dinklage.
GOT had us on the edge of our seats with tons of sex, violence, and unpredictable plot twists! Each episode is more addicting than the next with a constant suspense that leaves you begging for more.
2. Stranger Things
With the help of a girl named Eleven, a group of teenage boys go on a quest to find their missing friend. It’s a simple concept at first, but things start getting pretty wiggy about halfway through the first season!
The series stars relatively unknown child actors including Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard, Gaten Matarazzo, and Caleb McLaughlin alongside Winona Ryder and David Harbour. The Duffer brothers debuted the show in 2016, ending its third season in 2019. They recently confirmed that the fourth season is in the works!
From fighting mad scientists to killing demogorgons – this isn’t your typical American horror story!
3. Breaking Bad
Walter White is a chemistry teacher and family man diagnosed with lung cancer. Desperate to make money, he works with his former student Jesse Pinkman to sell meth for money.
While saving up for his family, Walt’s newfound business consumes his life and everyone else’s. The show by Vince Gilligan ran for five seasons from 2008 to 2013, starring Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul.
The chemistry between the two lead actors was criminally good – and we were hooked. Speaking of breaking the ice, Walt’s trusty lawyer Saul Goodman (played by Bob Odenkirk) provided some much needed comic relief.
4. The Walking Dead
Sheriff Deputy Rick Grimes comes out of a coma and discovers that a virus has spread through the city, turning lifeless corpses into the living dead. He searches for his family as he meets new people and helps them survive.
Based on Robert Kirkman’s comic book of the same title, the series was a collaboration between Tony Moore and Charlie Adlard. The show is 10 seasons in, all of which came out on DVD since 2010.
As if survival wasn’t hard enough, try doing it in the middle of a Zombie apocalypse! On top of everything, the special effects and makeup were all on spot on, fully immersing us in a world of gore and ruin.
Rachel reunites with her childhood friend Monica and becomes her roommate. The rest of the gang shows up and they all become close friends. The show follows their adventures and mishaps through their careers, romances, and hilariously awkward moments in Manhattan.
David Craine and Marta Kauffman created one of the most popular sitcoms of the 90s. The star-studded cast included Jennifer Aniston, Lisa Kudrow, Courteney Cox, Matt LeBlanc, David Schwimmer, and Matthew Perry. Since its pilot in 1994, the show lasted 10 seasons until NBC cancelled it in 2004.
Friends is a timeless classic, with tons of scenarios we could relate to as struggling 20-somethings. Who can forget the witty dialogue, their on-and-off relationships, and the catchy opening theme song?
6. Parks and Recreation
Working for Pawnee’s Parks and Recreation department, Lesley Knope tries to improve her community by turning a construction site into a park. What starts out as a simple project gets more complicated with red tape, government officials, and greedy businessmen.
Greg Daniels worked with Michael Schur to produce this comedic masterpiece. It had a good run with a little over seven seasons, ending in 2015. We couldn’t have asked for a better cast with Amy Poehler joined by Nick Offerman, Adam Scott, Aziz Ansari, Chris Pratt, Aubrey Plaza, Rashida Jones, and Rob Lowe.
The show is a political satire about government office workers and their problems. The best part is that every single character is funny, unforgettable, and meme-worthy!
Nancy Botwin is a widowed mom who is struggling to get by. Eventually, she gets into the business of selling weed to support her two sons and maintain her family’s suburban lifestyle.
The Showtime series by Jenji Kohan starred Mary-Louise Parker, running for eight seasons from 2005 until its cancellation in 2012.
If you think only men can hustle in the illegal drug trade, you’re dead wrong. Women were just as involved, and Nancy proved it by using her charms, wits, and sexual prowess to get ahead of the game!
The Gallaghers are a dysfunctional, working class family of six living under one roof. Each with their own set of hang ups, they struggle to find common ground and make ends meet. Their father Frank is an alcoholic, giving his kids more stress to deal with on top of money problems.
Adapted from its British counterpart, the American version of Shameless debuted in 2011 and finished its 10th season in 2019. The ongoing series stars William H. Macy, Emmy Rossum, Jeremy Allen White, Ethan Cutkosky, Emma Kenney, Steve Howey, Shanola Hampton, and Cameron Monaghan.
Each episode gets crazier and more disastrous than the next! Despite their heated arguments and strained relationships, the Gallaghers prove that family will always be there for you no matter what.
Dr House is the brilliant but arrogant head of diagnostic medicine, battling his own inner demons and a Vicodin addiction. He works with his team of doctors to diagnose patients who teach him how to deal with his pain.
Hugh Laurie was the star of the medical drama by David Shore. Running for eight seasons since 2004, the season finale aired in 2012. House took problem-solving to the next level despite his complications, proving that sometimes saviours aren’t heroes.
He may not have been the good doctor everyone wanted, but he always knew what he was doing. House’s sarcastic banter with his colleagues added some much needed laughter to an otherwise dramatic (and sometimes depressing) story line.
10. Greys Anatomy
Meredith Grey aspires to follow in her mother’s footsteps to become a surgeon. During her residency, she works closely with fellow physicians and doctors who she gets to know on a personal level. As a team, they try to find a balance between work and play in the day-to-day.
Genre: Drama/Romance/ Comedy
One of the longest running shows of all time, Rhonda Rhimes’ Grey’s Anatomy aired on ABC in 2005 and is currently on its 17th season. The medical drama stars Ellen Pompeo, Sandra Oh, Katherine Heigl, T.R. Knight, Chandra Wilson, and Patrick Dempsey.
The medical drama focuses on the characters more than the patients, giving us a behind-the-scenes look into their lives as doctors. Needless to say, we’ll always remember how dreamy Dr McDreamy was!
Binge Til You Cringe
Now that you’ve got your binge list ready, you’re all set for your next marathon. The cultural phenomenon of binge watching is here to stay – so make it worth your while!