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The Ultimate TV Guide (If You’re Looking for Something Great)

My friend Sharon recently asked me what she should watch during the pandemic. “Can you just give me a list of good shows?” she asked. Since I’m unabashedly in love with TV, my answer was a resounding yes. And, in case anyone else needs ideas, here are 28 amazing series to watch…

If you’re in the mood to laugh…

PEN15 (Hulu, two seasons)
One-sentence description: In this adult comedy, thirty-something comedians Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle play themselves as 13-year-old bffs in the year 2000.

Catastrophe (Amazon, four seasons)
One-sentence description: When American advertising exec Rob (Rob Delaney) travels to London for work, he has a whirlwind one-week stand with Irish schoolteacher Sharon (Sharon Horgan); she winds up pregnant, he moves to England to help figure things out, and the rest is history.
Side note: Sharon’s eclectic style is another star of the show.

Master of None (Netflix, two seasons)
One-sentence description: Dev (Aziz Ansari), a single guy in Brooklyn, tries to succeed in both acting and dating, along with his funny group of friends.
Side note: Dev’s parents are played by Aziz’s actual parents!

Search Party (HBO, three seasons)
One-sentence description: In this dark comedy, twenty-something Dory (Alia Shawkat) becomes obsessed with finding a missing college acquaintance — and drags her three self-involved friends along for the ride.

If you want a million episodes of a comedy…

The Mindy Project (Hulu, six seasons)
One-sentence description: Mindy Lahiri (Mindy Kaling), an OB-GYN obsessed with romantic comedies, spars with her cantankerous but cute co-worker Danny Castellano.

Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO, 10 seasons)
One-sentence description: Seinfeld co-creator Larry David plays himself living and working in Los Angeles, consistently getting into trouble because of his crotchety, no-nonsense approach to life.

New Girl (Netflix, seven seasons)
One-sentence description: After a breakup, quirky teacher Jess (Zooey Deschanel) moves into an L.A. loft with three male roommates, and we follow their hilariously messy romantic and professional lives.

Veep (HBO, seven seasons)
One-sentence description: Julia Louis-Dreyfus (the best!) stars as the Vice President of the United States, who, along with her incompetent team, never fails to mess things up.

Schitt’s Creek (Netflix, six seasons)
One-sentence description: When they lose their fortune, the Rose family has to move to a run-down motel in a small town they once bought as a joke.

Broad City (Hulu, five seasons)
One-sentence description: Best friends Ilana and Abbi bring us on their funny adventures — weird roommates! bad dates! all the weed! — in New York City.

If you want to feel smart and sexy…

Normal People (Hulu, one season)
One-sentence description: Based on Sally Rooney’s bestselling novel, the series follows Marianne and Connell, teenagers from a small town in Ireland, as they come in and out of each other’s lives.
Side note: The actors’ sexual chemistry was off the charts, and I still want that black dress.

Fleabag (Amazon, two seasons)
One-sentence description: The brilliant, hilarious, sexual Fleabag (Phoebe Waller-Bridge) grieves her best friend, argues with her older sister, and looks for lasting love in London.
Side note: Watch both seasons and be forever changed. (We also interviewed the costume designer, if you’d like to read.)

Insecure (HBO, four seasons)
One-sentence description: Best friends Issa (Issa Rae) and Molly (Yvonne Orji) navigate dating, work and the Black female experience in Los Angeles.
Side note: I love that the sex scenes are all about the female gaze.

If you’re watching with slightly older kids…

Never Have I Ever (Netflix, one season)
One-sentence description: In this coming-of-age comedy, Indian-American teenager Devi navigates the ups and downs and high school life, along with her two best friends.
Side note: The series is inspired by Mindy Kaling’s childhood.

Babysitters Club (Netflix, one season)
One-sentence description: Based on the beloved book series, the show centers on four middle-school friends who launch a babysitting club in their Connecticut suburb.
Side note: The characters are smart and kind, and Toby says, “I’d want them to be my friends.”

If you want to think deeply:

I May Destroy You (HBO, one season)
One-sentence description: After a night out with friends, London-based writer Arabella has frightening flashbacks, and she begins to piece together that she was raped.
Side note: The show is amazing but may be a hard watch. The show deftly explores issues of consent throughout its 12 episodes.

If you want to feel a little scared…

Barry (HBO, two seasons)
One-sentence description: In this black comedy, a hit man (Bill Hader) tries to start over and become an actor, but keeps getting pulled back into a life of crime.

Big Little Lies (HBO, two seasons)
One-sentence description: Based on Liane Moriarty’s bestselling book, this series, set in Monterey, California, reveals that three mothers’ lives aren’t as perfect as they seem.

Better Call Saul (Netflix, four seasons)
One-sentence description: Criminal lawyer Jimmy McGill wants to be above board, but can’t help falling into increasingly shady dealings.

If you want to feel very scared…

Fargo (Hulu, four seasons)
One-sentence description: Each season of this crime drama/black comedy series tells a different chilling tale. (The first season was based on the 1996 Coen brothers thriller.)

Breaking Bad (Netflix, five seasons)
One-sentence description: When gentle chemistry teacher Walter White finds out he has terminal cancer, he turns to making meth to support his family — then slowly gets drawn deeper into the illicit drug trade.
Side note: This brilliant series won 16 Emmys.

Homeland (Showtime, eight seasons)
One-sentence description: In this psychological thriller, Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) — a top CIA officer battling bipolar disorder — tackles dangerous assignments with help from her mentor Saul Berenson (Mandy Patinkin).

If you want all the feelings…

This Way Up (Hulu, one season)
Two-sentence description: In this sharp comedy, Aine, an Irish twenty-something, checks out of a rehab center, where she went after “a teeny little nervous breakdown,” and leans on her sister as she tries to get back on her feet.
Side note: This show meant a lot to me, personally.

Olive Kitteridge (HBO, one season)
One-sentence description: Olive, an irascible retired schoolteacher, touches more lives than she realizes in her small Maine town.
Side note: The miniseries was based on my favorite book of all time. I would name a daughter Olive!

If your heart needs warming…

Say I Do (Netflix, one season)
One-sentence description: From the creators of Queer Eye, Say I Do features couples who haven’t been able to get married for various reasons; the charming hosts — Jeremiah Brent, Thai Nguyen and Gabriele Bertaccini — surprise each twosome with the wedding of their dreams, pulled off within a week.

If you want something luxe…

The Crown (Netflix, three seasons; season four premiering on November 15, 2020)
One-sentence description: The Crown is reportedly one of the most expensive series ever made — season one cost $130 million — and you can tell; glorious sets glitter around the royal family, as we follow the life of Queen Elizabeth II.
Side note: Season four is all about Diana!

Succession (HBO, two seasons)
One-sentence description: In this award-winning series, the filthy rich Roy family battles for control when their father begins to step back from his media empire.
Side note: Give this show a few episodes. Alex and I hated it at first (who ARE these awful people?!) but grew to love the dark humor.

If you want to feel inspired…

The Last Dance (Netflix, one season)
One-sentence description: This 2020 sports documentary series chronicles the incredible career of Michael Jordan, especially his last season with the Chicago Bulls.
Side note: I don’t know (or care) much about basketball, but this documentary was done so well, I was completely sucked in.

What about you? What did I miss? What would you recommend?

P.S. Nine couples with the best on-screen chemistry.

  1. I’ve heard Yellowstone is a must see.

  2. Many of these I have seen (which means the list is done in good taste ;)… but many I have not. Super helpful, thank you!

  3. Laura says...

    We loved the British show Detectorists. It is written and directed by Mackenzie Crook, who also stars alongside Toby Jones. Beautifully filmed, so very funny and charming. Many very talented actors including the late Diana Rigg in the third season. Only 6 episodes a season and only 3 seasons total, first two on amazon and found the third on itunes. Also incidentally the show won a BAFTA award for comedy writing.

  4. Pete says...

    I need to add “Yellowstone” to the list. I love many of the shows and unfortunately while not typically a TV person, I have been stuck in the house as has everyone.

  5. Christy says...

    This is an awesome list. A couple more of my favorites:
    The Great (was hilarious)
    Downton Abbey
    Away
    Little Fires Everywhere
    New Girl (is the absolute best)
    Chernobyl (best documentary)
    The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
    The Handmaids Tale
    Big Little Lies
    The Crown
    Victoria

    • Christy says...

      oh and also Emily in Paris on Netflix was great!

  6. Natalie T. says...

    Love this post! Really excited Pen15 is coming to CBC Gem in Canada. Wish we could stream Hulu in Canada! Finally getting to Normal People and covet Marianne’s wardrobe (and that black dress with white shoes!). We’re also watching The Great and it’s hilarious! Pleasantly surprised by that one. Will also need to catch up on The Crown before the 4th season!

  7. Susan says...

    Wow, what a great list! Didn’t see DCI Banks or Grantchester on Amazon Prime. Both British police procedurals; Banks – two episodes cover one crime, but with continuing character development. Grantchester showcases a Vicar and his growing friendship with a police inspector as they solve a crime each episode. Set in the early 1950s right after the war. First episode is slow to build characters but picks up and grows on you fast, so stick with it!

  8. Candace says...

    How could you forget “After Life”? It’s the best thing I watched during covid. It made me a Ricky Gervais fan.

    • Ana says...

      Exactly. Probably the best tragic-comic tv show, so smart, so organic, hard to watch but at the same time-if you are like me, struggling with a loss of parent or someone u loved – addictive, pure therapy.

  9. Jennifer Cornwell says...

    The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel – BEST show! Hilarious 😂

  10. Richelle C says...

    Jane the Virgin on Netflix has been my pandemic lifesaver. It makes me laugh, it makes me cry, …and the telenovela aspects remind me fondly of Soap. It’s a scream!

  11. Frankie says...

    Filthy Rich. Only 4 episodes so far (counting tonight’s) but Kim Cattrall and Gerald McRaney shine as stand-ins for Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker (sp?) It moves right along and each character is drawn with complexity and acted with heart.

  12. susan says...

    Yes, to so many of these!! – The Office, Catastrophe, Sex Education, The Wire, 30 Rock, It’s always Sunny in Philadelphia – i’ve watched all more than once.

    Two I didn’t see mentioned were Six Feet Under and High Maintenance both on HBO.

  13. Carmen says...

    Just finished Schitt’s Creek. I cried my eyes out. Genius, heartfelt and really funny.

  14. Anna says...

    Sex Education and Chef’s Table (both on Netflix)

  15. Kellie says...

    I just finished Better Things on Hulu and LOVED the first two seasons. I’ve never heard anyone talk about it so I’m talking about it! It’s semi autobiographical about a single mom raising her three daughters in LA. A good look at mother/daughter relationships, divorce, aging in a city that values youth and looks above all else, having strong friendships, the entertainment industry, so much more! It’s so funny but will make you cry. I didn’t love the last two seasons, but overall such a good show that I think could get overlooked.

    • Jessica q says...

      LOVED this series too!

  16. Alison says...

    I’m sure someone must have mentioned this already but Ozark and The Handmaid’s Tale are two of my favorite shows of ALL TIME. Very well cast and acted.

    • Donna says...

      Ahhhhh I loved Ozark! I didn’t want it to end.

  17. Laura says...

    So so many good ones! We are in love with Atlanta and have watched the entire Catastrophe series probably 4 times. Also Better Things foreverrrrr

    If you aren’t watching Letterkenny, it is my top top TOP pick right now- quirky little Canadian comedy about the different types of people in a small town. The banter and running jokes, as well as the endearing relationships really pull you in and Jared Keeso isn’t the worst to look at!!

    • Atlanta is sooo good. Also we loved Togetherness.

    • Marget says...

      Better Things! Devoured it. So good. Pamela Adlon is a goddess. Californication (which she’s also in) is a good throwback binge too. And for comfort shows, there’s always the Gilmore Girls.

    • Dawn S says...

      Ted Lasso and Schitt’s Creek are two I recommend to everyone!!!

  18. Emily L says...

    Another suspenseful show is The Killing. It’s an American version of a Danish show where they follow one crime over the course of the season. It’s dreary and creepy but my husband and I got hooked. I think it’s on Netflix. The only bad thing was that I got the recommendation from Patti Smith’s M Train, which also spoiled the ending…

    • Mimi says...

      You’d love Bron ( the bridge) it’s the Swedish version of the American/Mexican show The Bridge which was also great. And the English version is called The Tunnel.

  19. rea says...

    KILLING EVE!! so good. and CSI LV (normalcy!)! and Unorthodox (Netflix)

    • Jen says...

      Loved both so much! Watched Shitsel based on recommendations here and LOVED it too!

  20. justyna says...

    It’s like I wrote this list myself! Amazingly curated!!!!! One more to add though- Baroness Von Sketch, best comedy writing in the universe.

    • Donna says...

      Never Have I Ever is one of the best series I’ve watched in a long time! Highly recommend Ozark. I binged watched it. Didn’t want it to end. Currently watching the Netflix docuseries Immigration Nation. It’s really moving and illuminating.

      Other limited series on Netflix I loved:
      Unbelievable
      Seven Seconds
      The Innocence Files

  21. Lori says...

    Just finished Ted Lasso…highly recommend!

    • Margaret Flanagan says...

      THE BEST SHOW!! JASON SUDEIKIS IS AWESOME!!

  22. Emily L says...

    I always have to laugh a bit, Joanna, because I love nearly all of your suggestions EXCEPT TV shows! I think I just have very different taste in TV than most people! haha. Often I’ll start watching a show and then stop halfway because I stop caring – most recently have not finished Normal People, Queer Eye and Mrs Maisel.

    Right now I’m watching the West Wing and Sherlock. I do enjoy the Crown – thanks for the reminder to finish Season 3! Oh I’ve also loved Shetland in the past and Downton Abbey was maybe my favorite show ever. Maybe I just really like British drama!

    • Amelia says...

      Oh my gosh Emily, same!!! Lol. I’ve always been quietly bemused at Joanna’s TV (and book) recs because hardly any of them have ever appealed to me, and have been particularly nonplussed/baffled at all the love here for Fleabag — I tried watching it but just couldn’t get into it. Not to cast aspersions on anyone’s tastes or anything; I think I just don’t “get” the American humour/zeitgeist. Of this list, I’ve seen only New Girl and Barry, and although I found them mildly entertaining, they’re not my ride-or-die favourites. THAT would be Supernatural (#SPNfamily forever!!), which I have followed religiously for 15 seasons even through the very uneven and increasingly depressing later seasons, because those Winchester brothers and my all-time fave angel Castiel break my heart on a regular basis. And c’mon, those FACES — how could you not love those delectable hunks of manly gorgeousness? I have mixed feelings about the show ending but I hope that it gives Sam and Dean the send-off they deserve, after the absolute wringer the show has put those characters through.

      I think that just shows that my tastes skew a lot more towards cheesy, more low brow fare, haha — like the Marvel (Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Agents of Shield) and DC superhero TV shows (Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl), until I lost interest when they all got too ridiculously dumb/cliched even for my “switch-off-brain-and-veg-out” requirements, with the exception of Stargirl and Swamp Thing.

      I too adore the BBC version of Sherlock, because the Benedict Cumberbatch-Martin Freeman combo is possibly the best take on the dynamic detective duo. That being said, I also do love American shows like The Voice (the coaches hilariously fighting over artists during the Blind Auditions is THE BEST part), Songland (the peek behind the curtain at the whole songwriting process is fascinating), Masterchef Junior, The Mandalorian, The Boys, The Umbrella Academy, Stranger Things, all the TV doc shows (New Amsterdam, The Resident, The Good Doctor, in that order, but not Grey’s, which I just find too exhausting) and my ultimate guilty pleasure, Law & Order SVU, which never fails to suck me in whenever it comes on the TV.

      Gosh, I could go on and on about TV shows — can you tell I’ve been watching TV a heck of a lot during the pandemic?

  23. Nancy says...

    I loved many of the shows mentioned!! The one I didn’t see and have to mention is Unbelievable on HBO. It is based on the true story of a teen who is charged with lying about being raped and the two detectives (Toni Collette and Merritt Weaver who are both amazing!) follow the case. Captivating, although hard to watch at times, story. Incredibly acted. But perhaps the best part is that the drama showcased two very strong and real WOMEN characters and how they navigated a very biased system.

  24. Aletta says...

    Last Tango in Halifax… I need not say any more.

  25. Rachel says...

    Better Things, always and forever. Watching the last season was seriously one of my greatest joys when COVID started. A must watch. Also, I highly recommend Deaf U on Netflix. I’m not usually into reality shows, but I binged the whole thing last night!

  26. Meghan says...

    I must add My Brilliant Friend to this list as I think it’s the best show of the year.

    • susie says...

      I tried so hard, multiple times, to read the book, and couldn’t get through it. I feel like nothing happens. Is the show better?

  27. Leah says...

    Atlanta!!! a moving, gorgeous, smart, funny and deeply thoughtful show. Two seasons on hulu. :)

  28. Graes says...

    Thanks for all the recs. I am on quarantine right now and I think I would have to ask for an extension so I can watch the most recommended one down to the end of everybody’s list. :-)

    Thank you Joanna, I always love your articles especially ones that get everybody’s lists. :-)

    Stay safe everyone.

  29. gina says...

    I’m sure it has already been mentioned but Ted Lasso on Apple TV is funny and heart warming. The perfect pandemic watch.

    Also if you are looking for something darker check out The Boys on Amazon Prime.

  30. I highly recommend In The Dark! Seasons 1 & 2 are on Netflix and they are currently filming season 3 (in Canada; this is a CW show). It’s diverse, sexy, and the plot line keeps the interest waaay up :)

  31. Claire says...

    An outstanding mystery series: Endeavor, from BBC (on PBS, and also available streaming on Amazon Prime). Does not rely on violence and gore for plot. Excellent character development. Excellent writing. Begins in Oxford in the 1960’s and progresses from there, and the clothes, sets, scenery, music, cultural and sociological context all make for a rich viewing experience.

    • Claire says...

      Also recommend Victoria, with Jenna Coleman.

  32. Anna says...

    If you want something poignant and touching I recommend Anne with the E in Netflix :)

  33. SARAH says...

    I hope people find my comment because I’m coming in late to shout out GLOW. 3 seasons & incredibly smart & funny with so much depth. Strong female characters + Mark Maron . I wish it got more glory in awards etc…

  34. Midge says...

    Better Things, Better Things, BETTER THINGS. I can not recommend this enough.
    Sex Education.
    Undone.
    Umbrella Academy.
    Oh! and Better Things.

  35. Shira says...

    Grace and Frankie on Netflix is SO funny. Lily Tomlin as peace-loving, pot-smoking Frankie, and Jane Fonda as type-A CEO Grace end up living together they had bought together with their husbands when their husbands leave them to be a couple.

  36. Michele says...

    Great list but disheartened to see Aziz Ansari’s show on here given the not so long ago sexual misconduct brought to light during #MeToo. Why promote it?

    • Bec says...

      Hmmm I respectfully do not agree with your assessment of the essay that led to Aziz being questioned over consensual sex. This instance was not at all like that of Weinstein and other Hollywood predators and I think it does them a disservice to lump the Aziz situation into the same basket. I think this deserves further examination and we need not to jump on cancel culture as a solution. Innocent before proven guilty right?

    • S Kay says...

      +1 agree agree agree
      Aziz is much too smart a man to act like he didn’t understand the woman’s discomfort and cues to stop/slow down/check in. Not here for it

  37. Gabi says...

    Did anyone mention The Playbook on Netflix? Amazing and very inspirational. You will hear some great life hacks and interesting stories from some of the most legendary coaches. It’s great to watch with older kids as well.

  38. Katie says...

    If you’re in the mood to laugh: Peep Show

    Ridiculous British show about 2 opposite roommates in the early 2000’s.

    Bonus: Olivia Colman is the love interest obsession of one of the main characters. Her breakout gig before she was an Oscar winner!

  39. Melissa DeGravelles says...

    Another vote for Sex Education! I want to live in their world.

  40. Renee says...

    If you want to restore your faith in humanity, I highly recommend Call the Midwife (Netflix). The characters’ utmost level of kindness, compassion, empathy, big-heartedness and overall moral goodness often has me in tears.

    • Claire says...

      The book is very good too.

    • Atiyya says...

      Call The Midwife is such a wonderful series! I love the character development of the show! I also love to watch it on chilly or gloomy days? Is anyone else like that, where you prefer to view certain shows in specific weather/time of day?

  41. Monica says...

    One of our hands down favorites has been Father Brown (BBC One/Amazon). They’re short, an hour or so, just right for not getting to bed too late.

    And they’re beautifully done. I’d happily live in a little cottage in the English countryside in the 1950s right about now.

  42. Amanda says...

    Another one for “thinking deeply,” Unorthodox on Netfilx! It’s a miniseries that you will wish was not mini!

    • Emma says...

      Yes! Why was it so short?! Was not ready for that to end! :-(

  43. Lindsey says...

    Chernobyl is a MUST watch – unreal and so well done. The Office, a classic that everyone must see. And Away for something new and plesantly surprising.

    • Shira says...

      I second Chernobyl! I am not into historical shows AT ALL, but this was amazing. And there’s a podcast that goes along with it that I would listen to after each episode. SO well-done, and it really hit close to home with today’s political climate.

    • Christy says...

      YES these are all my faves! Can we be friends?

  44. I’m so surprised to not see mention of, Better Things! Pamela Adlon writes and stars in this show and it is absolutely brilliant! One of my all-time favorites. Find it on Hulu.

  45. Tay says...

    Different genre, but for anyone missing GoT, the Last Kingdom was great. Somewhat slow to start, but great acting, strong female characters, and an addictive plot line…

  46. Emma says...

    Jane the Virgin. Forever and ever. Amen.

  47. Jennie says...

    Such a great list! I would add The Americans, if you haven’t seen it. One of the best shows to have ever been on television, down to the last moment of the series.

  48. Beth says...

    What a great list! I would add:
    – Feel Good (Netflix/Channel 4 in the UK, 1 season) Funny and touching show starring (and co-created by) the adorable comedian Mae Martin, about a whirlwind romance between 2 young women in London
    – Pose (Netflix/BBC in the UK, 2 seasons) Brilliantly camp and soapy drama about the New York ballroom scene in the late 80’s
    – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon Prime, 3 seasons) Quirky comedy about a fast-talking female comic trying to make it big in the 1950s – come for the costumes, stay for the comedy
    – Mad Men (Amazon Prime, 7 seasons) Incredible writing and acting that transports you to a different era, without ever romanticising the past. Sizzling one-liners, lots of sex and smoking. Just one of the greatest shows of all time and the perfect lockdown binge!

  49. Jess says...

    How has Good Girls not come up? It’s SO good. Amazing cast, smart, funny, great soundtrack and huuuuge sexual tension between Christina Hendrick’s character and her gangster boss (business partner!?) which had me reaching for my wand a few times :)

    • Marnie says...

      This is so rainbow rhythms! Loooooooove Peep Show and I am so glad / surprised that it was mentioned!

  50. Alejandra says...

    Little fires everywhere!
    I believe it’s in Hulu, but here in Spain I watched it on Prime. It’s with Reese Witherspoon and Kerri Washington, and it explores race and social classes in the late 90s.
    It’s a must!

    • Christy says...

      Yes such a good one!

  51. Add Ted Lasso to top of list and it’s pretty solid!

    • Ali says...

      Absolutely! The funniest, least cynical, good time I’ve had in months. TOP of the list!

    • Amy says...

      My husband and I loved Ted Lasso! Such a feel-good watch (Apple TV).

      Sex Education (on Netflix, at least in Canada) was also great; we found ourselves really rooting for the multi-faceted characters and it runs the range of hilarious to deep.
      Side note: I learned from an interview that it’s intentional that you can’t really place the location or era. Even the technology seems to range a bit and isn’t featured heavily so that it feels retro and modern at the same time.

    • Lisa says...

      So, so good!

  52. Carol Adams says...

    No one has mentioned MIDNIGHT DINER: TOKYO STORIES, very sweet series about quirky patrons and the wise cook at a diner, on Netflix. Profound, believe me.

    • Graes says...

      I’ve watched this series twice and each time, Master and his regular patrons are still endearing. Such a simple yet rich life. And the food!!! This series sparked a cooking fest in my family and relatives based on what Master served :-)

  53. Amy says...

    Re-watching all seven seasons of Parks and Recreation has been such a joy during this crazy year. I also echo the Schitt’s Creek recommendation.

    Right now, though, I’m cruising through all the seasons of Selling Sunset :) Selling Sunset feels my need for mindless reality TV in the best way!

  54. Katie says...

    I loved BABY and Elite on Netflix. On HBO I adored My Brilliant Friend, Mrs. Fletcher and Euphoria!

    • Joanna Schoff says...

      Yes!! My brilliant friend was amazing!!

  55. Kaitlyn says...

    Great list! For the comedy lovers I’d add …

    Derry Girls – A group of teens at Catholic school in Northern Ireland in the 90s navigate their lives and get into hilarious antics, with the backdrop of The Troubles.

    • Amanda says...

      LOVE Derry Girls! So funny, and heartwarming in a very unconventional way. Would also recommend Sex Education in a similar category!

  56. Fofo P. says...

    Pandemic (lockdown) + Netflix = A whole new world (the one of k-dramas!!)!

    Some of my favourite in no particular order:

    Crash landing on you
    Mr Sunshine
    Hospital playlist
    SKY Castle
    Stranger (2 seasons)
    Kingdom (2 seasons)
    Reply 1988
    Goblin
    Signal
    Itaewon Class
    Vagabond
    Live

    :)

    • Graes says...

      Whoa.. Watched most of this and just finished binge-watching Stranger. What a great series!
      You forgot to add Prison Playbook.
      :-)

    • Fofo P. says...

      Have not watched it yet, but it is on my list (same creative team as Reply 1988 and Hospital Playlist -> cannot go wrong)!
      I just finished the second season of Stranger and move on to Hotel del Luna! :)

  57. Lydia says...

    In no particular order:
    Twin Peaks: The Return
    Fleabag
    Atlanta
    I May Destroy You
    Baskets
    The Leftovers (particularly season 2)
    Succession
    Insecure
    The Great British Baking Show
    The Americans
    Anne with an E
    Cobra Kai
    Grace and Frankie (hits a stride in later seasons)

    On another note, just watched the movie The Treasure of the Sierra Madre and it is brilliant!

  58. Lydia from PA says...

    Trapped on Amazon Prime: a police procedural supposedly the most expensive tv show ever filmed in Iceland. The scenery is stunning! But you end up caring about the characters too. 2 seasons, the first is better.
    Beforeigners on HBO. Mystery-SciFi, really interesting metaphorical concept, and sometimes humorous as well. Immigrants by the thousands land on shore in Oslo, but they’re not from different countries but from different times! From the Ice Age, Viking and Victorian times. Then the first Viking woman joins the police force. One season, hope there will be a second.

  59. Whitney says...

    Pose for drama. An Idiot Abroad for laughs. Freaks & Geeks for high school feels.

  60. Natalie T. says...

    What a fabulous list! I’ve loved Schitt’s Creek, Fleabag, Master of None and I think my new favourite is Insecure. So well-written and a relatable portrayal of friendship. I cannot wait for S5 as S4 was SO good!

    Others I’ve loved that weren’t on your list:
    1. Bojack Horseman – Will Arnett is truly comedic genius in this. It’s dark but it really touches on a lot of important issues we face today.
    2. Party Down – The series follows a group of caterers in Los Angeles as they hope to make it in Hollywood. It stars a lot of people before they made their big breaks – Jane Lynch, Adam Scott, Lizzy Caplan. It’s so, so funny.
    3. Selling Sunset and Get Organized with The Home Edit for pure unadulterated reality TV fun, which we all need in Quarantine.

    • Valea says...

      I would put „Dead to me“ to this list. I really enjoyed Christina Applegate. And, in the midst of several Corona-depressions, I turned to something cheesy: Virgin River. To admit it: I loved it!

  61. ND says...

    If you LOVED Schitt’s Creek like I did, try another Canadian comedy: Kim’s Convenience. It is adorable.

    • Corrie says...

      Yes! Kim’s Convenience is sooo good! Mrs and Mr Kim are hilarious. I got my parents hooked and they finished all the episodes before I did

    • Gabi says...

      I watched both of them plus Working moms. I’m glad I discovered all these Canadian shows. It’s a breath of fresh air from all the violence streaming from the TV.

  62. Kim says...

    Emily in Paris- About a Chicagoan who moves to Paris for work totally unprepared. Light and funny. By the writer of SATC- Netflix

    • Suzanne says...

      Watched it in one day ?

  63. Trudy says...

    Away on Netflix. The first international “manned” mission to Mars, with Hilary Swank as the captain, Josh Charles as her husband who stays home with their teenage daughter, but works as an engineer in mission control. The usual sci fi problems with the mission, but engrossing. Unusual honesty about the relationships on the spaceship and between the astronauts and their families, which are completely engrossing. Two characters with major physical disabilities, and both of their stories are just truthful and, of course, engrossing. First love story for the teen, which could have been its own great program. Easily the best thing we’ve watched this year, and I did not think I was a Hilary Swank fan! Away deserves all of the awards next season.

    • Trudy says...

      I have to add: A beautiful story about one man’s Jewish faith. Yeah, it’s totally wonderful!

  64. soph says...

    Yes! The Fall is SO scary but soo good. And agreed, Jamie Dornan with his beard and that glorious Northern Irish accent is 100.

  65. Rebecca says...

    Call My Agent (fun, great characters, Paris!)
    The Bureau (French international spy drama—the French version of Homeland, but so much better)
    Broadchurch (British crime drama with Olivia Coleman—SO good)
    Fleabag (quirky, offbeat, so sad there are only 2 seasons)
    Mozart in the Jungle (an oldie but so fun and quirky AND with Gael García Bernal)
    Peaky Blinders (the first seasons are better, but Cillian Murphy is excellent in this English period drama)
    Outlander (binge-worthy)
    And, of course, how could I make a list of great TV without mentioning The Wire? Still top of my list after all these years.

    • Julie says...

      I loved Mozart in the Jungle! Which they continued to make more seasons :(

    • Amy says...

      Oh I miss Mozart in the Jungle! “High-lay!”

    • Emme says...

      OMG I LOVED The Bureau!

    • Graes says...

      Yes! I would also add Ripper Street. Matthew Macfadyen and Jerome Flynn were brilliant in here, along with the rest of the cast.

      And if you liked Endeavor, you can go back to watch the Inspector Morse series. Another older but very smart detective series.

  66. alice says...

    Better Things. It’s so good, in every way. Just watch it. I absolutely adore it.

    I May Destroy You was I like anything I’ve ever seen, I loved normal people, and I’m bingeing Schitts Creek right now. Thank you for this list!

    • Carol adams says...

      I think Better Things maybe my number one show.

  67. Bea says...

    Mindhunter! Two seasons on Netflix. It’s about the start of the Behavioural Science department at the FBI. And, even though it’s pretty violent – Narcos on Netflix.

  68. Erin says...

    I’ve recently gotten into the Danish drama Borgen and it’s SO. GOOD. It’s an older show (first season was in 2012) about a woman who unexpectedly becomes prime minister (the first female PM) and the toll it takes on her life. I never watch political dramas but the parliamentary politics are so fascinating and different than the US (A coalition cabinet? What’s that?) and the characters are so human and relatable. It also portrays the Danish press trying to make sense of and get scoops on all of the political intrigue. So engrossing!

    • Susan says...

      Borgen is excellent. I watched it in Danish a few years ago, now I am watching it in dubbed English and realizing how many nuances, not to mention facts, I missed the first time around.

  69. Suz says...

    Where’s Ted Lasso?? It is my favorite favorite show. It has everything. Empathy, laughter, kindness, forgiveness, joy. All the feels. I’ve watched every episode 3 times already and I’m jealous of those who get to see it for the first time.

    (Side note: Brene Brown just interviewed the two main characters on her podcast! Turns out she’s as much of a fan as me!)

    • Sarah says...

      Super disappointed to not see Ted Lasso or Schitts Creek on this list! Both of those shows are like a warm hug from a friend you haven’t seen in a while. THE BEST.

    • Amy says...

      Yes⬆️⬆️⬆️ We binge watched Ted Lasso week and LOVED it. We are major soccer fans and my husband became obsessed with this show. Just so sweet and funny.

    • Erin says...

      My husband and I loved Ted Lasso! The perfect antidote when you finish Schitt’s Creek.

    • Alexandra says...

      Adding to the chorus – Ted Lasso is without question the best thing I’ve watched this year. It so SO charming.

    • Christine says...

      Based on these recs my husband and I watched Ted Lasso last night. You guys are soooo right! It was entertaining and delightful. We are falling in love with the characters. I haven’t laughed out loud in a long time! As an American married to a Brit…..we especially loved it!!

    • beth says...

      yes, yes, and yes

  70. mado says...

    Thank youuuuu! I was just about to start watching Grace and Frankie for the fourth time (not that that’s a bad thing).

    I would also add if you can find it Sweet Vicious, one season, a little scary at times but also the best ass-kicking heroines I’ve seen.

  71. I would also love to add FX’s The Americans to the mix. This underrated gem is a true treasure. Edge of your seat storytelling with SUPERB performances from everyone (especially Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys). This espionage Cold War thriller is just the bones for a fantastic show about marriage. I cannot recommend this enough. I wish more people watched it! All seasons are on Amazon Prime.

    • Natalie says...

      Agree it’s so so good!!!

  72. Christina says...

    I’m loving Rita on Netflix! It’s about a teacher in Denmark, it’s funny, but also has given me a lot to think about. Great character development. Plus there are 5 seasons!

    • Lauren says...

      Omg yes! (And as a teacher I revel in her naughtiness) I watched the first few seasons years ago and just saw the new seasons where she goes back to her hometown. PS there’s a side series for Hjordis!!!

  73. Fiona says...

    Umbrella Academy! So so so good and the soundtrack is stellar!

  74. Mallory says...

    Let’s not forget “Friday Night Lights”! I would say in my top 5 of best television drama ever. It’s not really about football but rather about the marriage/relationship of a high school football coach and his wife and the lives of the students who he mentors. I dare you not to fall in love with the cast!

  75. Jordan says...

    I’m Sorry on netflix is one of the funniest shows I’ve seen in years.

    • Michele says...

      I’m Sorry is hilarious! I haven’t laughed that much from a show in ages.

    • Jean says...

      It’s SO funny!!! Recommending it to everyone.

  76. TC says...

    Thanks, COJ — what a great round up of tv shows! And fellow commenters thank you, too — am looking forward to trying some new-to-me shows this winter:-) And so I’ll happily share too: I’ve loved shows that others have written about The Marvelous Mrs Maisel, The Good Place, Community, The Mandolorian, and Fleabag — all fantastic! I’ve also loved:

    – Atlanta — Donald Glover is so insanely creative and LaKeith Stanfield has become my favorite actor on the screen now. So much to think about with this one and I love it…

    – Star Trek shows of Discovery and Picard, but truly I think Seth McFarlane’s Orville is the best of the lot.

    – Agents of Shield and The Imposters are just fun. And also, Stumptown – the graphic novel is awesome, and transition to TV has been good — the episodes may be a little formulaic but are still entertaining: I greatly appreciate the setting: a side of Portland, OR which is not the Portland that I usually hear about. Also, a female veteran, a storyline that involves Native American actors, and an actor who has Downs Syndrome — all making the show bingeworthy goodness:-)

    – I love British Murder Mysteries / Police Procedurals, and am currently enjoying Helen Mirren in Prime Suspect but my latest find is Scott and Bailey which is *awesome*.

    – Counterpart with JK Simmons – darker than I usually like to watch, but this was worth it where there’s a parallel dimension that’s in a cold war with our own and spies are everywhere. Also darker than I usually like, but very worth it for me are the British mini-series: The Night Manager, The Bodyguard, and Collateral.

    – My hands down favorite show of all time is The Wire, but as brilliant as it is, it’s hard to binge …

    • Yes! I second Atlanta!

    • soph says...

      Have you seen Broadchurch with David Tennant and Olivia Colman? Its three seasons are on Netflix. The first season is SO good and so heartbreaking. Also, if you like feeling very scared you may enjoy The Fall. I believe it has just two seasons but it’s set in Northern Ireland and stars Jamie Dornan and Gillian Anderson.

    • Emily L says...

      Stumptown was SO GOOD but I believe did not get renewed for next year. I loved everything about it.

      I really liked the first season of Broadchurch, though I could have used it about 2 episodes shorter because I got reallllly sick of the storyline. When season 2 started and it was the SAME STORYLINE I just couldn’t watch anymore.

    • Amelia says...

      YESSSSS Stumptown!!! Flawed heroine with PTSD, borderline drinking problems and messy personal relationships, yet still a smart, independent and strong badass? Here for it!!! I liked Colbie Smuthers as Dex a heck of a lot more here than I ever did as Robin in the many, many seasons of How I Met Your Mother.

  77. Melissa says...

    Agree with all of your selections and second the After Life and Atypical love above! After Life had me in tears from both sadness and laughter.

  78. Catherine says...

    I second the suggestions for Sex Education — so good that my husband and I spent half our honeymoon bingeing the first season in our hotel room!

    A couple other shows I really enjoyed and have rewatched during the pandemic:
    Veronica Mars (Hulu) – Smart writing, sharp social commentary, flawed characters that you nevertheless are rooting for… it’s such an unsung gem.
    Lovesick (Netflix) – This one really surprised me and made me truly LOL, and I can’t remember being so invested in wanting another season of a show. Daniel Ings’ character, Luke, grows in such a beautiful way over the series.

  79. SP says...

    HOW DID I NOT KNOW OLIVE KITTERIDGE WAS A TV SHOW?! brb canceling my weekend plans.
    my boyfriend and i are both in our midtwenties and both loved never have i ever, ha! this way up is also really sweet. a bit sad, a bit funny which is my favorite kind of tv.

  80. Twyla says...

    We’re enjoying Long Way Up (on Apple TV) immensely – it’s the third installment of Ewan Macgregor & Charley Boorman’s travel doc where they ride on (electric!) motorcycles from the bottom tip of Argentina all the way up to Los Angeles. The season has just started to air so we’re sadly not able to binge watch it.
    I also HIGHLY recommend Unorthodox (on Netflix). The acting, the character development, the historical/cultural research… it’s a show that has stayed with me for a long time. Very moving!

    • Heather says...

      I was going to mention Long Way Up! My husband and I loved Long Way Round and Long Way Down, and we are so happy to see the guys back together again on a new adventure. It is such a great escape during this crazy year.

  81. Kara says...

    No one has mentioned Julie and the Phantoms yet on Netflix ??!!! I was not at all excited about the premise, but once I started watching this show it felt like the best kind of group hug and I binged the whole thing. The show writer also did Decedents and High School Musical, so it definitely has a Disney feel to it, but it feels more interesting.

  82. Rose Pye says...

    Escape to the Chateau on Peacock. It’s a reno show with an eccentric and charming family who buy and fix up a (now) stunning chateau in France.

    • Liljmp says...

      Yes! I am in love with this family…

  83. Maclean Nash says...

    Sex Education!
    After Life!
    End of the F***ing World!

  84. Court says...

    I also would highly recommend Turn from AMC but on Netflix now. It’s four seasons and SO GOOD. It’s about Washington’s spies during the Revolutionary War.

  85. Laura says...

    I love this list but I must add a show that is criminally under-hyped, even though it has received several Emmy nominations: What We Do in the Shadows. This show is pure, unadulterated silliness.

  86. Margret says...

    Offspring on Netflix! It is an Australian drama about a family that is funny and touching, with a few fantastic slow burn romances. Perfect comfort TV for right now.

    • SP says...

      ooo checking this out. i love fiction by australian authors and i’ve been trying to find some australian tv.

    • Siân berman says...

      Omg god. I’m an Aussie ! And I couldn’t believe I didn’t know about this show. I live in the US NOW. I WAS OBSESSED! Another Aussie one is Glitch. On Netflix. And The Cry on Sundance. So good.

    • Christine says...

      I have been scrolling to see if anyone mentioned this show. I am absolutely OBSESSED with OFFSPRING! I have started watching several Australian based drama/comedies. Cant get enough of Offspring. Its funny and heart wrenching at times….and oh dear Patrick is easy on the eyes! I also loved Wonderland and Bad Mothers on Amazon Prime….both Australia based.

  87. Ash says...

    Song Exploder on Netflix-a 4 episode show version of an awesome podcast, the show interviews a musician talking about the making of one of their songs-ie Lin Manuel Miranda and “wait for it”, REM, …etc. Utter delight.

  88. P says...

    Billions, showtime, 5 seasons. Finance, psychology and crime, but make it sexy.

  89. Amanda says...

    Katrin–thank you for the recommendation. IF I can figure out how to watch things on Daily Motion, I will check it out!

  90. Sarah says...

    OMG – how is THE WIRE not on this list?!?! AMAZING SHOW must watch.

    If you want to feel REALLY scared – The Fall on Netflix. Gillian Anderson (stunning) and Jamie Dornan (of 50 shades fame, but much sexier as a bearded serial killer). terrifying and soooo good.

    Thank you!

    • soph says...

      Yes! The Fall is SO scary but soo good. And agreed, Jamie Dornan with his beard and that glorious Northern Irish accent is 100.

  91. Court says...

    I need to say that I watched Never Have I Ever and I LOVED IT. I cried after every episode. I’m a middle school teacher and this is the most real writing and portrayal of kids I have ever seen. Devi is so lovable and quirky. ALL of the characters are lovable and quirky but their insecurities make them wobbly which just LANDS with how kids are. If you want a comedy that also is a funny depiction of how kids are, watch Good Boys on HBO. It’s for a mature audience, is hysterical, but pretty much accurate (especially the boys crowding around ONE beer to share and “get drunk”).

  92. Dana says...

    The K-drama “Crash Landing On You”. It was an utter surprise. Super romantic, funny, a little action packed, beautiful clothes, and the list goes on and on. The leads chemistry is unreal. All of the acting is solid (two of the actors were in “Parasite”.) I’m already on a second watch to see what I missed the first time. I don’t want to let go of it.

    • Amy says...

      This was all look good!!!!

    • Amy says...

      I meant to say, this was soooo good!!! (Argh to autocorrect)

    • Tracy says...

      I watched that show twice thru as well. It is so good!! My favorite show I’ve seen this year.

    • Nanaka says...

      Literally watching it right now, hahahaha!
      If you enjoyed this, you could check out „Something in the rain“ (such a sweet love story between an mid-thirty woman and the younger brother of her best friend. It’s the same lead actress as in Crash landing!), „One Spring Night“ (again a very sweet love story; same lead actor as „Something in the rain“ – very cute!) and „Descendants of the Sun“ (which was at some point the most expensive Korean TV production afaik; of course again a love story (…) between a special forces soldier and a doctor).

    • jane says...

      I binged “Itawon Class” from a comment rec on a previous post and it was great. “Crash Landing On You” is on my list next.

    • Fofo P. says...

      CLOY was the first K-drama I watched! Amazing!
      Got me hooked on K-dramas :)

      Loved Itaewon Class as well! The soundtrack introduced me to Kim Feel!

  93. Laura says...

    You must add Ted Lasso (Apple TV) to the list! It’s exactly the type of show we need in 2020. It’s funny, light hearted, optimistic and then leaves you crying at the last tender moment. I was so sad when it was over.

    • Kate says...

      Agree!! Must.add.Ted.Lasso. First show since the Office I’ve laughed that much.

      I, too, was forever changed by Fleabag. Le sigh.

    • Lily says...

      Yes! Another vote for Ted lasso. The show we didn’t know we needed. Cried and laughed every single episode!

  94. Yelena says...

    Cobra Kai for a bit of 80s nostalgia!

    • Irati says...

      Yes! I was rooting for Johnny!

  95. Megan G says...

    We dove into the world of Outlander this past month. It’s been fun to be in their world of political problems instead of drowning in our own! Plus tons of romance ?

  96. Hilary says...

    This could not have come at a better time! I am 35 weeks pregnant, going on 27 months pregnant and the only thing that gets my sad swollen self to do 30 slow minutes on the treadmill at night is the thought that I can watch TV while I do it. I tried both Pen15 and Friday Night Lights and was uninspired (I know, I KNOW!! I’m mad at me too, but it is what it is!) but I’m excited to have a curated list. Thank you!!

    • Lauren says...

      Finding a good show for maternity leave/ 4th trimester is important too… I binged Jane the Virgin postpartum and turning it on my phone for a midnight feeding felt like a saving grace. :)
      Ps congrats!!

    • Karyn says...

      Jane the Virgin is such a good choice for 4th trimester! Mine were The Good Wife (endless amount of episodes and could keep my attention) and Hart of Dixie (mindless!). I don’t know that either would have otherwise risen high enough on my to-watch list, but now I’ll never forget turning to them again and again, at all times of day and night, in those new-baby eras. Congrats!

  97. Katrin says...

    Thank you for these great recs! I loved Never Have I Ever, Fleabag, and the Crown, and Second the recommendation for Sex Education. I‘m sure you would love it, Joanna! Also, at risk of repeating myself;-), the awesome, realistic Norwegian teen series „Skam“ (on dailymotion), which is sharp, funny, and moving in an unparalleled way.

  98. Rita and Borgen, both Danish. If you do choose to watch I suggest doing eng/ or whatever your native language is as subtitles rather then dubbing.
    Bandish Bandits, wow, Indian Music/classical and pop
    The Bureau ( Sundance) Thrilling.
    Scott and Bailey British
    Ken Burns Country Music

  99. Meg says...

    The Good Place and Ted Lasso. Both thoughtful, funny, clever and heart warming. Two of my top TV series ever.

  100. Jenn P says...

    THE WEST WING. I’ve watched this series so many times, I know most of the dialogue (and an absurd number of episode names, who knows episode names?!?!). It my TV comfort food, especially right now. But the acting and writing is simply perfection. The second season is the best, but it’s all good.

  101. Ronnie says...

    Two Words: TED LASSO. Its funny, its all heart and its so wonderful. Please watch it! Its on Apple TV.

  102. Liz says...

    We started watching Cobra Kai on Netflix and it’s really funny—definitely good escapism. It follows the main teenaged antagonist from The Karate Kid, now an adult living in Reseda, and posits that his life went downhill after he lost the karate tournament to Danny LaRusso in the 80s.

  103. E says...

    A little late to the game, but just started Babylon Berlin. So good!

  104. Connie says...

    Umbrella Academy!! It’s a little X-men meets The Magicians. It’s AWESOME!

  105. Kristina says...

    Third rock from the sun (Prime)
    Trinkets (Netflix)
    Atypical (Netflix)
    Grace & Frankie (Netflix)
    The Great Pottery Throwdown (HBO Max)
    Restoration Home (BBC & You Tube)
    The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (Netflix) Season 1&2 were good, 3rd can’t really get into it yet
    Love, Victor (Hulu)

  106. Rachael says...

    The kominsky method on Netflix is such a sleeper hit. My husband and I both loved it! Similar to curb. I don’t have HBO so am bummed I can’t watch any of those great shows! My favorite comedies I watch over and over: parks and rec, the office, scrubs, Frazier and 30 rock.

    Other Netflix recs: broadchurch (British murder mystery), shtisel, locked up, bloodline, Orange is the new black, bates motel.

  107. Amanda says...

    I love Atypical and Sex Education! (but I love coming of age + quirky).

    • Katrin says...

      I think I‘ll have to try Atypical then, because I guess „coming-of-age and quirky“ is just my jam as well:-). You should give Skam a try (Norwegian, 4 seasons, on Dailymotion), it‘s super quirky, and it packs not one, but four coming-of-age stories (all interrelated, but each season has a different main character – three girls and one boy).

  108. Teresa says...

    Unorthodox- a 19yr old girl from a Jewish Orthodox upbringing in Brooklyn escapes her arranged marriage. Based on a memoir.

    The Social Dilemma – How social media is manipulating society and reshaping our reality through disinformation.

    Both on Netflix

  109. Tracy says...

    Great recs! But I have to add Shrill with Aidy Bryant and Homecoming season 1 with Julia Roberts and Stephan James (the chemistry!!!). They’re both such amazing shows and don’t demand a ton of time to watch all the way through.

  110. Kate says...

    The Magicians!! It’s like an adult harry potter but honestly I think more clever and creative and effortlessly works in social justice issues. I can’t get enough, still mourning that it’s over.

  111. Natalie says...

    We have the EXACT same taste in TV! Like down to the fact that I watched one episode of Succession and was so annoyed with their swearing and entitlement I never watched another one. Good to know they grow on you and will be giving it another shot.

    If others share our taste, we recently loved Escape from Dannemora, Waco, The Americans, and Euphoria.

    Also, I watched the trailer for Emily and Paris and immediately wrote it off because it looked super cheesy. Then a bunch of my friends (by friends I mean influencers I follow on Instagram) were talking about how it was good so I gave it a chance and actually loved it! So unrealistic, but escapism at its finest.

  112. Lindsay says...

    Just finished rewatching the first 5 seasons of Schitt’s Creek with my husband, who hadn’t watched it before. Can’t wait to watch the final season that I haven’t seen yet! Pretty much all of my favorite shows have been mentioned, so I’ll just add Shtisel on Netflix. Needs a season 3!

  113. K says...

    Is it sad I’ve seen so many of these shows already?! Haha. I love TV!

    Almost finished with Emily in Paris on Netflix. Fun show with amazing fashion and Paris!!! Made by the creator of Sex in the City.

    And yes to This is Us!!

  114. Sarah says...

    The Americans! Binged it obsessively on my maternity leave two years ago.

    • Teresa says...

      Soooooooo gooooooooood!!!!!

    • Mal says...

      Absolutely! I loved hating that Russian spy couple…the acting was so good and scary that to this day I cannot see either actor w/o shuddering

  115. Sarah says...

    Can I add Call My Agent – a great French comedy set in Paris (with sub titles obviously!)

    • Court says...

      OMG I LOVE THIS SHOW!

  116. Samantha says...

    Peaky Blinders is always worth re-watching. It’s so complex and involved, not to mention, Thomas Shelby. Wanted starts out a little slow but really starts getting interesting when they reach New Zealand.