3 Binge-Worthy TV Shows You Have to See if You Haven’t Already

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Everyone loves a good TV binge. The problem? Most of the TV shows worth binging are ones you’ve already seen.

Sometimes a few good binge-worthy TV shows slip through the cracks, though. That, or you didn’t want in on a popular series, or you didn’t feel the genre was for you.

Regardless of your prior bias, I’m here to show you the top 3 most binge-worthy shows that promise to live up (or even exceed) your wildest expectations.

I’m not ranking them, and I won’t tell you where to start. But if there’s a show on this list that you haven’t seen yet, you’re welcome.

Game of Thrones

I will admit the first time I saw this show, I gave a dramatic eye roll at a friend’s house. She said we absolutely have to watch this series.

Nerd alert! It’s true, I doubted this series big time at first, but by the end of the first episode I was hooked.

In the end, I became a bigger fan of GOT than the girl who told me to watch it.

There is so much to unpack here, but let’s just say it all starts with Ned Stark.

Social media may have ruined the surprises for you over time, but Game of Thrones remains one of the most binge-worthy TV shows due to it’s epic battles, intricate political webs, dragons, provocativity, and suspense.

There are so many layers to peel back, as the series ends up being so much bigger than it seems it will be in the first season.

While die hard fans will tell you it does flame out towards the end, the source material for this series is heavenly, and the cast and execution for the first several seasons are positively flawless.

There’s a reason fans are calling for all sorts of Game of Thrones spin off series, after all.

Get ready to fall in love with nearly every character you meet, and cry deeply when it’s all over.

Stranger Things

Unlike Game of Thrones, Stranger Things isn’t over just yet. Each season has grown more intense than the last, though, and we’re headed for a pretty powerful ending.

There are a lot of Stranger Things theories out there trying to guess how the show wraps up, and it’s lingering mystery is a huge selling point for this 80s-themed horror series.

Of course, this show all starts with a mash-up of Dungeons & Dragons, a group of tightknit friends, and a special kid with unique abilities.

If you don’t know who Eleven is, prepare to be introduced.

At first, Stranger Things is rather unassuming, nostalgic, and beautifully crafted. It turns dark in a hurry, however, and seems to ratchet up the horror with each successive season.

While certainly dark and brooding, the show’s strength relies in it’s 80s callbacks, timely humor, strong relationships, and undying suspense.

If you like 1980s films, suspense, and sci-fi and haven’t seen Stranger Things yet, there’s still time to right your wrong.

Breaking Bad

One of the greatest television universes known to man was created when Vince Gilligan pieced together the brilliant Breaking Bad.

It’s so good that it spawned a continuation movie (El Camino) and another series, and people are still calling for more Breaking Bad spin off shows.

You must have been living under a rock if you haven’t followed Bryan Cranston and co. on this drug-fueled journey about a science teacher gone rogue. Or maybe you just like being contrarian.

Whatever the case, Cranston is absolutely perfect as the insufferable Walter White, who uses a cancer diagnosis to explain away his deeply rooted desire for money and power.

Along the way we run into a series of well crafted characters and amazing storytelling, but it’s a show you truly have to experience to understand.

There are certainly some good TV shows like Breaking Bad out there, but nothing beats the original.

Other Must-Watch TV Shows You Need to See

  • Ted Lasso
  • The Crown
  • Ozark
  • The Walking Dead
  • Lost

Ted Lasso is a must-watch show for the feels and for some laughs. TWD is a great zombie apocalypse series with some nice drama. Ozark is Breaking Bad lite. The Crown is a stellar semi-true drama.

Lost is just it’s own thing all by itself. It’s so engrossing, after all, that some are still hoping for Lost season 7 even through the original series wrapped up rather neatly over a decade ago.

I could have stretched this out to a top 8 list of binge-worthy TV shows you have to watch. Hell, I’ve seen wild top 25 or even top 50 lists online.

But why tell you to binge-watch one season of a show or a limited series? And why vouch for a show that actually isn’t binge-worthy or I don’t feel you “must” watch?

Seems silly, no?

Instead, I detailed my three favorite binge-worthy TV series. If you’ve seen Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, and Stranger Things already, more power to you.

If not, I did you a massive favor.

Either way, I’ve tacked on five more stellar binge-worthy shows to consider. I love all eight of the series I’ve suggested, and they’re all unique and captivating in their own way.

Have a personal favorite, want to share some binge-worthy television shows of your own? Let me hear it all in the comments below.

Rex Ferder


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