TV & Movies

25 Of The Best Shows On Binge

By Morgan Reardon
16th Dec 2021

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We guarantee you’ve seamlessly worked your way through nearly every Netflix, Stan, Amazon Prime Video and Disney+ show by now, but fear not, Foxtel's streaming service BINGE is here to save the day.

Home to some of the best series from HBO Max, Warner Bros, Sony, NBCU, FX and BBC content you can now work your way through the likes of The Office, Seinfeld, The Wire, The Walking Dead and True Detective. On top of that, it’ll only cost you $10 per month.

With over10,000 glorious hours of content we've hand-picked the best new TV shows to watch on BINGE.

The Sex Lives Of College Girls 

Created by Mindy Kaling (so you know it's going to be hiliarious), this new comedy follows four roommates navigating some pretty hectic terrain. There's Kimberly (Pauline Chalamet), a new work-study student who comes from a small town ; Bela,  an Indian-American student who wants to become a comedy writer but her parents think she's studying science; Whitney, a rising star soccer star who is also the daughter of a U.S. senator. And rounding out the crew is Leighton, an affluent legacy student from New York City who is also a closeted lesbian.  Together, they'll nagivate the ups and downs of life and romance in a prestigious college.

And Just Like That

Yes! The highly anticipated Sex and the City reboot is finally here. The new chapter of the ground-breaking series follows Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker), Miranda (Cynthia Nixon) and Charlotte (Kristin Davis) as they navigate the journey from the complicated reality of life and friendship in their 30s to the even more complicated reality of life and friendship in their 50s. The series also includes old faves like Chris Noth, Mario Cantone, David Eigenberg, Willie Garson, and Evan Handler. 

Succession 

Season three of this award-winning series has just dropped to bring on the binge. Succession follows the uber-wealthy Roy family, known for controlling the biggest media and entertainment company in the world. However, their world changes when their father looks to step down from the company and the fight for power begins. With characters so well drawn, you'll be utterly and immediately entranced by their Machiavellian schemes and often hilarious family dynamics. There's a good reason this is one of the best shows to watch on BINGE right now. Watch it here.

Wentworth

Recently dropping the ninth and final season, the entire suite of Wentworth eps is just waiting for you to devour. If you’ve haven’t dived in yet, the Aussie drama follows Bea Smith and the women at Wentworth–a women’s prison—where they soon discover that life behind bars never means the troubles are behind them. The star-studded ensemble of Australian and New Zealand actors includes Danielle Cormack (Bea Smith), Nicole da Silva, Kate Atkinson, Pamela Rabe and Robbie Magasiva. Binge every episode ever right here

Vigil 

From the makers of Line of Duty and BodyguardVigil follows DCI Amy Silva who is tasked with investigating the death of a crew member on board the Trident nuclear submarine HMS Vigil. The catch? The UK’s nuclear deterrent must remain unbroken, so the submarine stays on patrol and Amy must go aboard to begin an investigation. Although the death was written off as an accidental overdose, Amy suspects foul play. But when the crew close ranks in the face of Amy’s questioning, a new threat overshadows her inquiry. Watch it here

A Discovery of Witches

A Discovery of Witches is a modern-day love story, set in a world where witches, vampires and daemons secretly live and work alongside humans, hidden in plain sight. The series follows Diana Bishop (Teresa Palmer) who after discovering a mystical manuscript in Oxford’s Bodleian Library, jumpstarts her latent powers, forcing her to go into hiding and travel through time to escape from evil forces. The third and final season just dropped and trust us when we say this magical series is the ultimate binge-fest. Watch it here

Insecure

Creator Issa Rae stars as Issa Dee, a young woman struggling to navigate the tricky professional and personal terrain of Los Angeles in the final year of her 20s. Stuck in a job where she feels like everyone is progressing but her and questioning whether her relationship is at a dead end, she joins forces with her best friend Molly (Yvonne Orji), to finally take control of her life. BINGE just dropped the fifth and final season of this hilarious show, so pop Insecure on your must watch list. Check it out here

Gossip Girl

Eight years after the original blog went dark, a new generation of private school teens are introduced to Gossip Girl. The reboot centres around popular teen Julien Calloway and her close knit group of genetically blessed mates at Constance Billard. But Julien’s perfect life takes a nose dive when her estranged half-sister Zoya turns up catching the eye of her boyfriend and Gossip Girl.

The White Lotus

Taking place at a swanky Hawaiian resort, The White Lotus follows the exploits of various guests and employees over the span of a week. Despite everyone’s happy exteriors, there’s a simmering tension waiting to explode. There’s a newly married couple on their honeymoon, a widower who comes to spread her late mother’s ashes and a young family with a famous mother and angsty teens. The cast is stacked featuring the likes of Connie Britton, Jennifer Coolidge

Lovecraft Country

Based on Matt Ruff's novel of the same name, Lovecraft Country follows Atticus Freeman as he meets up with his friend Letitia (Jurnee Smollett) and his uncle George (Courtney B. Vance) to embark on a road trip across 1950s Jim Crow America in search of his missing father. This begins a struggle to survive and overcome the racist terrors of white America and the terrifying monsters that could be ripped from a Lovecraft paperback. This series get’s our pick as one of the best shows on Binge right now. 

Pose

This amazing series follows the underground ball culture in New York. While witnessing the evolution of dance and the rise of the Trump-era, an LGBTQ ball fixture, Blanca, starts her own house and turns mother to a gifted dancer and a sex worker. Celebrating the gay and trans community, the cast of Pose is seriously stacked featuring Mj Rodriguez, Indya Moore, Billy Porter. 

The Nevers

Historical drama fans, The Nevers is for you. Set in 1896, Victorian London is rocked to its core when a supernatural event gives certain people—mostly women—abnormal abilities. But no matter their particular “turns,” all who belong to this new underclass are in grave danger. It falls to mysterious, quick-fisted widow Amalia True (Laura Donnelly) and brilliant young inventor Penance Adair (Ann Skelly) to protect and shelter these gifted "orphans".

American Horror Stories 

Warning: watching this show may cause you to keep the lights on at night. The oh so talented Ryan Murphy returns with a terrifying spin-off from his award-winning show American Horror Story. This anthology series will feature a different horror story each episode, delving into myths, legends and lore. This is absolutely one of the best shows on Binge right now.

Kung Fu

When Nicky Shen drops out of college to go on a life-changing journey to an isolated monastery in China, her family are shocked. But when she returns to find her hometown overrun with crime and corruption she has no choice but to draw on her martial arts skills and Shaolin values to deliver justice. This is the modern day superhero series you need in your life. 

Betty

This series is a spin-off of Crystal Moselle’s amazing 2018 film Skate Kitchen. It features much of the original cast, including Dede Lovelace, Moonbear, Nina Moran, Ajani Russell, and Rachelle Vinberg, and follows a diverse group of Gen Z women as they navigate their lives through the male-dominated world of skateboarding in New York City. Witty, smart and serving up a serious dose of feminist power—you’ll love Betty. 

Mare Of Eastown

If you only watch one show from this list, make it Mare Of Eastown. It stars the incredible Kate Winslet as detective Mare Sheehan, whose life crumbles around her when investigating a shocking murder in small-town Pennsylvania. When the dark side of the close community is exposed through the course of the investigation, long held secrets will be revealed, changing the course of people’s lives—and Mare's—forever. 

The Flight Attendant

Set in the world of travel and highend airlines, this dark comedic thriller series follows Cassie Bowden (The Big Bang Theory's Kaley Cuoco), a flight attendant whose life takes a terrifying turn when a one night stand turns deadly. Waking up in the wrong bed, with a dead man—and no idea what happened, Cassie flees back to the US but it’s not long before the police come knocking and Cassie needs to figure out fast, who she can really trust. 


The Undoing

From writer David E. Kelley (Big Little Lies), this limited series is the binge-worthy show you’ve been looking for. It centres around Grace Fraser (Nicole Kidman), a successful therapist, her devoted husband, Jonathan (Hugh Grant), and their young son who attends an elite private school in New York City. But the plot twist occurs when a cheating scandal, a violent death and a missing spouse comes to life. 

I May Destroy You 

This drama series has gained worldwide praise, and for good reason—it’s incredible. Set in London, the series centers on Arabella (played by Michaela Coel, who also penned the script), a carefree, self-assured Londoner who is working on her second, highly anticipated book. But when her drink is spiked and she is subjected to a harrowing sexual assault she must question and rebuild every element of her life.

Mrs. America

Mrs. America tells the story of the movement to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment and the unexpected backlash led by a conservative woman named Phyllis Schlafly. Through the perspective of Schlafly (played by Cate Blanchett) and second-wave feminists, this series explores how one of the toughest battlegrounds in the culture wars of the 70s forever shifted the political landscape.

Run

Written and produced by Vicky Jones, half-hour dark comedy series Run follows a woman whose humdrum life is thrown upside down when she receives a text from her college sweetheart inviting her to drop everything and meet him in New York to fulfill the pact they made 17 years previously.

The Plot Against America

A working-class Jewish family in New Jersey watches the political rise of aviator-hero and xenophobic populist Charles Lindbergh, as he becomes president and turns the nation toward fascism. This six-part re-imagining of history is based on the Philip Roth novel of the same name. This one also has a stellar cast too with Zoe Kazan, Morgan Spector and Winona Ryder.

 

Devs

This series is all about a young software engineer named Lily Chan who works for Amaya, a cutting-edge tech company based in Silicon Valley. After her boyfriend’s apparent suicide, Lily suspects foul play and begins to investigate. She quickly realizes that all signs lead to Forest, Amaya's bigshot CEO, and “Devs”, the company's secret development division. 

Euphoria

Euphoria follows the troubled life of 17-year-old Rue, a drug addict fresh from rehab with no plans to stay clean. Circling in Rue's orbit is Jules, a transgender girl searching for where she belongs; Nate, a jock whose anger issues mask sexual insecurities; Cassie, whose sexual history continues to dog her; and Kat, a body-conscious teen exploring her sexuality. As the classmates struggle to make sense of their futures, the series tackles the teenage landscape of partying and anxiety-ridden day-to-day life.

Chernobyl

On April 26, 1986, the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine, Soviet Union suffered a massive explosion that released radioactive material across Belarus, Russia and Ukraine and as far as Scandinavia and western Europe. Chernobyl is a dramatisation of this accident which has gone down as one of the worst man-made catastrophes in history, and the sacrifices made to save Europe from the disaster. 

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