Binge-worthy TV shows to stream

Now more than every it’s easier to get your hands on some amazing movies and TV shows no matter where you are. Whether it’s a rainy day, a long weekend or you’re just in desperate need of some chill out time, we’ve put together some binge worthy shows that’ll make you laugh, cry and spend hours scrolling through the Instagram of your new favourite hottie.

Follows 40-year-old Liza a suddenly single mother who tries to get back into the working world, only to find out it’s nearly impossible to start at the bottom at her age. When a chance encounter with a 20-something guy at a bar convinces her she looks younger than she is, Liza tries to pass herself off as 26 — with the help of a makeover, courtesy of her best friend Maggie.

Why we love it: Younger is a fresh and witty look at what it means to be a millennial trying to juggle work, love and their social lives. Throw in some bonus eye-candy and Sex and the City-esque fashion and this is sure to quickly become your new favourite show.

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Follows the story of Claire Randall, a married combat nurse from 1945 who is mysteriously swept back in time to 1743, where she is immediately thrown into an unknown world in which her life is threatened. When she is forced to marry Jamie Fraser, a chivalrous and romantic young Scottish warrior, a passionate relationship is ignited that tears Claire’s heart between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives.

Why we love it: Outlander features one of the greatest love stories of all time with the added bonus of some time travel and history thrown in the mix. Riddled with sex, murder, humour and an extra dose of drama, this is a show that needs to be on your bucket list. Plus, you can’t go past a Scottish accent.

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Convicted of a decade old crime of transporting drug money to an ex-girlfriend, normally law abiding Piper Chapman is sentenced to a year and a half behind bars to face the reality of how life changing prison can really be.

Why we love it: If you haven’t heard of Orange is the New Black, you need to stop what you’re doing and watch this. This show features such a wide variety of characters (plus one of the best ensemble casts) and explores the politics of prison life in a raw, dramatic and at times hilarious way. You’ll be addicted after the first episode. Special mention goes to Uzo Aduba for her amazing portrayal as ‘Crazy Eyes’.

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While running from a drug deal gone bad, Mike Ross, a brilliant young college-dropout, slips into a job interview with one of New York City’s best legal closers, Harvey Specter. Tired of cookie-cutter law school grads, Harvey takes a gamble by hiring Mike on the spot after he recognizes his raw talent and photographic memory.

Why we love it: The banter between Mike and Harvey is what will have you hooked from the get-go. Everyone on this show has amazing chemistry and if you’re into romance over law drama, then you’ll be very happy to watch episode after episode of Suits.

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The show features 24-year-old shop assistant Tracey Gordon, a restricted, religious virgin, who wants to have sex and learn more about the world.

Why we love it: You may not have heard of this show, but it is one of the best comedies to come out in a while. Filled with NSFW humour with that classic British tone, creator and star Michaela Coel brilliantly explores family, life and love through the naive eyes of her main character Tracey. Trust us, this will fast become a cult classic.

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In a small town where everyone knows everyone, a peculiar incident starts a chain of events that leads to the disappearance of a child – which begins to tear at the fabric of an otherwise peaceful community. Dark government agencies and seemingly malevolent supernatural forces converge on the town while a few locals begin to understand that there’s more going on than meets the eye.

Why we love it: Speaking of cult classics, it doesn’t get much better than 80s inspired Stranger Things. The soundtrack is creepy and feels very nostalgic plus the main character is a badass little girl named Eleven.

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Joel and Sheila Hammond are everyday suburban real estate agents in Santa Clarita, California. The couple face a series of obstacles when Sheila has a medical turn and starts craving human flesh. With Joel and the family trying to help Sheila through the trying time, they have to deal with neighbours, cultural norms and getting to the bottom of a potentially mythological mystery.

Why we love it: This is a comedy with a horror movie-esque twist. Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant are a dynamic comedy duo and their chemistry amongst some gory and hilarious situations is what gives this show life. This genre bending show is at its core about family and if you can get past the gore, you won’t be able to stop watching.

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While Madeline and Celeste take new in town single mom Jane under their wing, none of them realises how the arrival of Jane and her inscrutable little boy will affect them all. Big Little Lies is a brilliant take on ex-husbands and second wives, schoolyard scandal, and the dangerous little lies we tell ourselves just to survive.

Why we love it: One of the biggest hits of 2017, Big Little Lies is a dramatic thriller that will keep you guessing from start to end. Featuring one of the more famous casts, this shows packs a punch with its exploration of love, marriage, trauma, gossip and family. Based on a book, you won’t want to miss delving deep into this shows mystery.

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  1. Jen Wiig October 30, 2017 at 4:09 pm - Reply

    Love OITNB!! Actually ill be honest…im obsessed!!! Haha. Hubby and boys enjoy Stranger things but its just not my thing.
    However I love Mind Hunters…have just binge watched the whole first season and now left hanging out for season 2…also really love Shameless US version and how to make a murderer. Cannot wait for season 2 of 13 reasons why either…

  2. Vikki Sainsbury October 26, 2017 at 9:29 am - Reply

    I actually haven’t watched any of these shows! (Yet!) – have been watching Game of Thrones although that’s not everyone’s cup of tea haha. I have heard that Orphan Black is a good one so going to check it out!

  3. Jaqui Dyne October 18, 2017 at 9:10 am - Reply

    I’m not a huge tv fan…but i started watching ‘orange is the new black’ and quickly got hooked!

  4. Kym Moore October 16, 2017 at 6:33 pm - Reply

    Not many on the list that I have actually watched! Which means lots of new shows for me to hook into! Yay

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