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Binge Worthy: What We're Watching Right Now

By Anna Ellison
July 15, 2020

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!

Best Shows to Binge Watch:

Insecure

Insecure streaming on HBO
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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

For Fans Of: Master of None, Atlanta, Broad City, Girls

Yellowstone

Yellowstone streaming on Paramount Network
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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 

For Fans Of: Breaking Bad, Dallas, Succession, Ozark, Sons of Anarchy

Selling Sunset

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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 

For Fans Of: Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles, The Hills, Vanderpump Rules, House Hunters

Home Game

Home Game streaming on Netflix
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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 

For Fans Of: The Olympics, Sunderland 'Til I Die, All or Nothing: New Zealand All Blacks, Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown 

Devs

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Available on FX and Hulu

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

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Pose

Pose streaming on Netflix
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Available on FX and Netflix

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

For Fans Of: RuPaul's Drag Race, Euphoria, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, Sweetbitter 

11.22.63

11.22.63 streaming on Hulu
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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 

Interested in how to binge watch these hit TV shows? Check out the top 5 cable TV alternatives!

Written By
Anna Ellison

Anna is a writer for the HighSpeedOptions team focusing on streaming. She started her career as a content writer in 2017, working one year in the fintech industry before joining the mobile ad tech space with HighSpeedOptions’ parent company, AdAction. In the wild, you can find Anna hiking in the Rocky Mountains, or working on her hot dog travel blog.

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