Good tv can be hard to find. While a lot of shows air everyday from soap operas, sitcoms, documentaries, dramas, fantasy, Sci-fi, and everything in between, sadly only some make some of us come back for more.
We got rid of paid tv years ago… Why pay for hundreds of channels with absolutely nothing worth really watching. Today we have streaming and antena tv. Most shows I catch on the go, like so many today on my phone.
So without further ado here are some of my favorite bingable shows definitely worth both the watch and a good binge watch.
This historical fantasy centers on the romance and adventures of a trip back in time. Imagine going from the 1940’s to 1743. Could you adapt?
Imagine not only being transported through time, only to land in Scotland, but a woman. Where men still use swords, and horses are the main form of travel. In a time period when simply surviving another season is something that still requires a lot of hard work. No electricity, running water, personal hygiene, and daily survival was still a real concern.
Season 6 premiere is March 6, 2022, so now is the perfect time to binge watch all 5 seasons leading up to it. The first time, or the to many times to count time, it’s always worth the watch. Synopsis by Wikipedia.
Marvelous Mrs Maisel
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is an American periodcomedy-dramastreaming television series, created by Amy Sherman-Palladino, that premiered on March 17, 2017, on Amazon Prime Video. Set in the late 1950s and early 1960s, it stars Rachel Brosnahan as Miriam “Midge” Maisel, a New York housewife who discovers she has a knack for stand-up comedy and pursues a career in it.
It also stars Alex Borstein, Michael Zegen, Marin Hinkle, Tony Shalhoub, Kevin Pollak, Caroline Aaron and Jane Lynch. The pilot episode received critical acclaim and the series was picked up by Amazon Studios. The second season was released on December 5, 2018, and the third on December 6, 2019. It was renewed for a fourth season on December 12, 2019, and will premiere on February 18, 2022, with two episodes released weekly. Synopsis by Wikipedia.
Bridgerton is an American streaming television period drama series created by Chris Van Dusen and produced by Shonda Rhimes. It is based on Julia Quinn’s novels set in the competitive world of Regency era London’s ton during the season, when debutantes are presented at court. It is Rhimes’s first scripted Netflix series. Synopsis by Wikipedia.
Star Trek Discovery
Created by Bryan Fuller and Alex Kurtzman for CBS All Access, the story of “Star Trek: Discovery” begins roughly a decade before Captain Kirk’s five-year mission — as portrayed in the original “Star Trek” from the 1960s — and a century before the events of “Star Trek: Enterprise.”
The series follows the crew of the USS Discovery as they encounter new worlds and civilizations, delving into familiar themes and expanding upon an incident that has been talked about within the franchise’s universe, but never fully explored. Synopsis by Rotten tomatoes.
Starring: Sonequa Martin-Green, Doug Jones, Anthony Rapp, Mary Wiseman, Wilson Cruz.
Nancy Drew is an American mystery drama television series based on the series of mystery novels about the titular character. The series was adapted for The CW by Noga Landau, Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, and is produced by CBS Studios, in association with Fake Empire.
The series is narrated and led by the amateur sleuth Nancy Drew, played by Kennedy McMann, and features an ensemble cast with re-imagined versions of the characters from the books: Leah Lewis as George Fan, Maddison Jaizani as Bess Marvin, Tunji Kasim as Ned Nickerson and Scott Wolf as Carson Drew. It also stars Alex Saxon, Alvina August and Riley Smith as new characters invented for the series.
The series debuted on October 9, 2019 to mixed reviews. In October 2019, The CW picked up the series for a full season and in January 2020, the network renewed the series for a second season which premiered on January 20, 2021. In February 2021, the series was renewed for a third season which premiered on October 8, 2021. Synopsis by Wikipedia.
Discovery of Witches
A Discovery of Witches is a British fantasy television series based on the All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness, named after the first book in the trilogy. It is produced by Bad Wolf and Sky Productions, and stars Teresa Palmer, Matthew Goode, Edward Bluemel, Louise Brealey, Malin Buska, Aiysha Hart, Owen Teale, Alex Kingston, and Valarie Pettiford.
The eight-episode first series of A Discovery of Witches premiered weekly in the UK on Sky One from 14 September 2018. In November 2018, Sky One renewed A Discovery of Witches for a second and third series. The ten-episode second series was initially released in its entirety on 8 January 2021, and aired weekly on Sky One. The third and final series is scheduled to air on 7 January 2022. Synopsis by Wikipedia.
Lucifer is an American urban fantasy television series developed by Tom Kapinos that premiered on January 25, 2016, and concluded on September 10, 2021. It is based on the DC Comics character created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth, and Mike Dringenberg taken from the comic book series The Sandman, who later became the protagonist of a spin-off comic book series, both published by DC Comics’ Vertigo imprint. The series was produced by Jerry Bruckheimer Television, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television.
The series revolves around the story of Lucifer Morningstar, Tom Ellis, the DC Universe’s version of the Devil, who abandons Hell for Los Angeles where he runs his own nightclub named Lux and becomes a consultant to the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD). The ensemble and supporting cast include Lauren German as Detective Chloe Decker, Kevin Alejandro as Detective Daniel “Dan” Espinoza, D. B. Woodside as Amenadiel, Lesley-Ann Brandt as Mazikeen, Rachael Harris as Dr. Linda Martin, and (beginning in season 2) Aimee Garcia as Ella Lopez. Filming took place primarily in Vancouver before production was relocated entirely to Los Angeles beginning with the third season. Synopsis by Wikipedia.
Whatever you choose January is a great time to indulge in a good binge. I’m taking advantage of the winter weather to catch up and enjoy. Do you have a favorite not mentioned here? Tell us about it in the comments.