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Binge watching TV shows went from being a guilty pleasure to a quarantine essential. There’s nothing wrong with streaming the latest binge-worthy show that consumes your weeknights or lazy Sundays from time to time — or every weekend, we won’t judge. When two episodes turn into ten, you know you’ve struck television gold. So, without further ado, here are the shows the HighSpeedOptions team can’t get enough of!
Here are the best shows to binge watch:
Available on HBO Max
Insecure is a comedy-drama that follows Issa and her best friend Molly as they figure out their professional and personal lives in Los Angeles.
Binge Level: Moderate | 4 seasons | 8-10 episodes each | 30 min. episodes
“Two Words: Music Soundtrack. Issa Rae (creator, writer, and main actress) creates an experience that is extremely witty and brilliantly done. I’ve re-watched it multiple times because it is THAT good.” – Mariah Chee
Available on Paramount Network and Amazon Prime Video
Yellowstone is a drama series about the Dutton family who run the largest cattle ranch in the US. They fight to protect their legacy while clashing with land developers, Indian reservations, and corrupt establishments.
Binge Level: Moderate | 3 seasons (season 3 airing now) | 10 episodes each | 40 – 90 min. episodes
“I’ve been searching high and low to find a Breaking Bad replacement. With the beautiful mountain views of Montana and crazy cowboy madness, Yellowstone delivers!” – Clay Smith
Available on Netflix
Selling Sunset is a reality TV show that follows the Oppenheim Group real estate firm in LA. Elite agents sell high-end residential properties to their rich and famous buyers, while competing for listings and office gossip.
Binge Level: Easy | 2 seasons (season 3 premieres August 7) | 8 episodes each | 30 – 45 min. episodes
“I love this show because it fills my guilty pleasure void while The Bachelor isn’t in session. It’s a perfect mix of boss ladies, HGTV vibes, and drama to take your mind off quarantine.” – Brooks Hurbis
Available on Netflix
Home Game is a docuseries that devotes each episode to an extreme and unique sport, like the Highland Games and Calcio Storico.
Binge Level: Easy | 1 season | 8 episodes | 30 min. episodes
“I’ve never really been a traditional sports guy in the sense that my favorite sports are less mainstream — things like soccer, triathlon, etc. So when I came across Home Game on Netflix it piqued my interest. It’s super well done, explains each sport and culture, follows players and fans, and gives you some great insight into lesser known, but very interesting, sports.” – Matt Ranta
Devs is a sci-fi thriller miniseries that follows computer engineer Lily Chan who works for Amaya, a Silicon Valley tech company. Lily investigates the disappearance of her boyfriend and co-worker Sergei, and believes Amaya has something to do with it.
Binge Level: Easy | 1 season | 8 episodes | 45-60 min. episodes
“Devs is one of the best technical thrillers to come out this year. It’s a thought provoking story that had me contemplating the futuristic visions long after I watched the last episode. The writing and cinematography are incredible!” – Liz Paschen
For Fans Of: Westworld, Mr. Robot, Black Mirror, The Outsider, Homecoming
Pose is a musical drama about the Black and Latino LGBTQ underground ballroom community in New York City during the 1980s and 90s. Pose follows Blanca and her “house” as they compete in balls.
Binge Level: Moderate | 2 seasons | 8-10 episodes each | 45 – 80 min. episodes
“I enjoyed getting an inside look into the ball scene (which I only had a passing familiarity with) because it has been so influential in mainstream pop culture for decades. Pose gives its gender-nonconforming cast representation and a voice.” – Pat Shively
Available on Hulu
Available on Hulu, 11.22.63 is a sci-fi drama about high school teacher Jake Epping who travels back in time to stop the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
Binge Level: Moderate | 1 season | 8 episodes | 45 – 80 min. episodes
“It’s so different from real life that it was easy to get lost in the storyline. The end of each episode left me wanting to start the next to find out what happened. That cliché saying of, ‘being on the edge of your seat,’ was definitely true for this one.” – Shelby Cer
For Fans Of: Outlander, True Detective, The Handmaid’s Tale, Travelers
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