Thanks to the number of shows available, streaming services are becoming increasingly popular. A subscription is usually cheaper than a traditional TV package too, which adds to the appeal. There are thousands of films, series, and documentaries at your disposal. And using a VPN for Firestick means you can stream securely, with no interruptions.
And there’s nothing quite like settling in for a good series. It could be one that’s going to make you laugh or bring a tear to your eye. Or it could be one that’s going to grip you as you find yourself saying: ‘Just one more episode!’ The biggest problem you might face will be choosing what to watch. That’s why we’ve put together this list of the five best TV shows to binge.
Heralded as an ‘anti-cop’ show, The Wire shines a light on corruption and injustice within the American legal system. Set in Baltimore, it’s the classic example of a gritty police drama and will have you hooked in no time. Idris Elba became a household name off the back of this series, which runs for 60 episodes across five seasons.
Often compared to the huge hit Stranger Things, Dark is a sci-fi thriller set in Germany. And with three seasons of no more than 10 episodes, it’s a series you can binge-watch in a couple of weeks. Although as you seek to unravel the mystery of a child’s disappearance, you might get through it even quicker than that.
Where to start with our recommendation for this one? Breaking Bad is responsible for perhaps the greatest character arc in modern television history. It follows a high-school teacher who becomes a ruthless meth dealer – need we say more? Brian Cranston’s performance in the lead role of Walter White is outstanding. And it saw him and the show pick up numerous Emmys, Golden Globes, and other prestigious awards.
Created and written by Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Fleabag is 12 episodes of comedy-drama gold. It follows the creator as the main but unnamed character and her struggles with romantic and familial relationships. It’s sure to make you laugh and cry in equal measure.
The Sopranos features alongside The Wire and Mad Men in Brett Martin’s book about the golden age of TV in the 2000s. And this absolute titan of American television history is well worth its place in that time. Following the fortunes of organised crime families in New Jersey, it spans more than 80 episodes. So, it’s not one you’ll blast through in a weekend. The storylines develop at a slower pace, with a greater focus on character development and each scene’s subtext.