CW: this story does mention a show that references sexual abuse.
Another day, another streaming service to subscribe to. Whether you’re in the mood for a comedy about vampires or U.S. politics, some solid and gripping sci-fi dramas, or just some late night news-savy satire about the world, Binge has a lot to offer. Here are the 16 best TV shows to stream on Binge.
Doom Patrol is Umbrella Academy if it were grittier, weirder and narrated by a fourth-wall-breaking cocky, self-righteous villain, played by Alan Tudyk. The show follows a group of eternal super-powered rejects—a former race-car driver’s brain inside a robot body; a 1960s gay pilot with a celestial being trapped inside him; a former Hollywood actress who turns into a blob when stressed; a woman with over 64 personalities, each with their own powers; and Cyborg—and, it’s ridiculously and equally parts funny and touching.
A talking, giant, cult-worshipping cockroach? A time wizard who has kidnapped various people from history in a time dimension where everyone dances disco till the end of time? A travelling living non-binary street—you read that right—that becomes a safe haven for queer people and other outcasts from society? Doom Patrol has it all and in spades.
What We Do In The Shadows
Inspired by the cult classic film by Taika Waititi and Jermaine Clement about a group of vampires living together in New Zealand, the TV show spin-off to What We Do In The Shadows follows four vampires (and one of their faithful familiars) in Staten Island, New York City. Also Matt Berry plays himself if he were a vampire and it is a Pure Delight.
Hosted by Parks and Recreation faves Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman, Making It is a craft-making competition, where contestants make snow globes, name plates, canoes, etc.
Raised By Wolves
In 2020’s hot new sci-fi drama directed by Alien’s Ridley Scott, Raised By Wolves, two androids flee to a mysterious virgin planet and raise five human children. After Earth has been scarred by war and a cult of devout religious humans land on the planet to kidnap the children, under the guise that they would be better off raised by humans, android Mummy and Daddy will stop at nothing to save their fleshy kids.
I May Destroy You
I May Destroy You is a new personal, life-changing drama by Michaela Coel about the cathartic story of someone who experiences sexual abuse.
If you haven’t seen Euphoria yet, then why haven’t you??? The Emmy-winning show is an ensemble teen drama about the harsh and real lives of a group of high schoolers, starring Emmy-winner Zendaya, Hunter Schaffer, Jacob Elordi, Barbie Ferriera and more.
The TV show adaptation of Watchmen reimagines the original graphic novel by Alan Moore, set in an alternate timeline where superheroes are treated as outlaws and vigilantes. Per Variety, the show took home 11 (ELEVEN) Emmys this year, including Best Limited Series, Best Actress in a Limited Series for star Regina King and Best Supporting Actor in a Drama for Yahya Abdul-Mateen II. So, yeah, you know it’s Good Shit.
Pose is an iconic Emmy-snubbed show, directed by Ryan Murphy, about the New York ballroom scene and the family of a ballroom house.
Westworld is a sci-fi epic about an amusement park populated by androids who eventually realise they’re in an artificial reality and designed to serve humans’ entertainment before they plan an escape. It’s a classic tale of NPCs rising up and taking control of the narrative.
Insecure is a comedy series helmed by comedian Issa Rae about her character Issa and best friend Molly (Yvonne Orji) going through the emotions of your late 20s to early 30s.
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Full episodes of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, the news-savvy satirical late night show, are available on Binge.
His Dark Materials
HBO and the BBC’s original series, based on Phillip Pullman’s His Dark Materials fantasy book trilogy, is available to binge on Binge.
Jordan Peele’s Lovecraft Country is a gripping sci-fi drama set in 1950s America, about a Black man’s quest to find his father amidst America’s racial segregation and facing down Lovecraftian and real world horrors.
Superstore is a relatable comedy about working in retail.
If you want to learn more about U.S. politics either in the lead up to the U.S. 2020 Presidential election or beyond, I strongly encourage you to check out Veep on Binge. The show centres around Selina Meyer (Julia Louis-Dreyfus), a fictional politician who becomes Vice President of the United States, and her incompetent overly-worked staff.
Barry follows an assassin named Barry (Bill Hader), who discovers his joy for acting and decides to put his old career of killing for a pay-check behind him to chase his dreams.