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The Creator Of The O.C Just Dropped An Epic New Teen Drama And We’re Obsessed

By Morgan Reardon
17th Oct 2019

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The hunt for the next Stan binge never ends so with that in mind, here’s a sling of the best shows to watch on Stan right now.

In the mix, you’ll find all the complex drama to get stuck into, plus a buch of newbies worth a solid binge. 

Here are 14 of the best shows on Stan.

Looking For Alaska

Named after the YA novel of the same name, this teen drama is set to become your latest obsession. Inspired by author John Green’s (The Fault In Our Stars and Paper Towns) own high school experiences, the series follows awkward teen Miles ‘Pudge’ Halter who leaves his hometown of Florida and begins high school in Alabama at a sort of boarding school meets lakeside summer camp. There he befriends a bunch of loveable misfits including the beautiful but troubled Alaska. The show is produced by Josh Schwartz who was behind Gossip Girl and The O.C so you know you’ve hit the broody teen jackpot. The series premiers 19 October.

Godfather Of Harlem

Inspired by the true story of feared crime boss Bumpy Johnson (played by Oscar-winner Forrest Whitaker), this 10-part series will transport you to New York in the 60s. After returning home from 10 years behind bars, Bumpy finds the hood he once ruled in shambles. With the streets now owned by the Italian mob, Bumpy must take on the Genovese crime family to once again regain control. He teams up with Malcolm X—yes the Malcolm X—to start a war that will tear New York apart. 

RuPaul’s Drag Race UK 

RuPaul is taking the drag race to the UK and you’re not doing to want to miss out on all the fabulous dramz on the season 1 premiere. The eight-part series will see 10 fierce British queens battle it out—and sissy that walk—to be crowned the UK’s next drag superstar. This season judges will include Mama Ru himself and Michelle Visage as well as special guest judges Graham Norton and Alan Carr. New eps drop every Friday. Shantay, you stay!

Power

Warning: this 50 Cent-produced show is seriously addictive. With a banging sound track, all-star cast and some seriously steamy scenes, you’ll want to binge this one stat. Power tells the story of James "Ghost" St. Patrick, a high-flying New York nightclub owner who has it all: the looks, a beautiful wife and family but there’s a catch—he’s also a ruthless drug kingpin. Things get messy when Ghost bumps into his high school sweetheart Angela, who just happens to work for the FBI drug taskforce… 

Sweetbitter 

Absolutely one for foodies, Sweetbitter is based on the Stephanie Danler novel of the same name. Set in New York, the series follows small town gal Tess, whose innocent eyes are well and truly opened when she begins working at one of the city’s best restaurants. She quickly becomes intoxicated by her new life, and is drawn into a world of decadent food, bad boys and of course drama! 

Murder In The Bayou

If you’re looking for an epic true crime show to devour, this is it. Based on a best-selling book, this five-part series investigates the unsolved murders of eight women whose bodies were discovered in drainage canals on the desolate back roads of Jennings, Louisiana. As the series digs into the lives of the victims, dark and twisted secrets about this troubled town come to the surface and suddenly nothing is as it seems. 

The Rook

The Rook is a classic British spy show meets supernatural thriller that requires a fair bit of mental concentration—but trust us, it’s totally worth it. The Rook tells the story of Myfanwy Thomas, a woman who wakes up in the rain beside London’s Millennium Bridge with no memory of who she is and no explanation for the group of latex-gloved dead bodies littered around her. Soon, she discovers she’s a high-ranking member in Britain’s secret service for people with paranormal abilities and has to figure out who she can really trust, and quickly. 

Veronica Mars

Strap yourself in for peak nostalgia vibes as everyone’s fave teen detective Veronica Mars returns to her super sleuth ways. In this new eight-part series, Kristen Bell is back as Veronica Mars minus the high school drama (and with a better wardrobe), but with a serious dose of danger. When bombs start going off in Neptune, Mars Investigations is hired to find the offenders, drawing Veronica into a mystery that pits the town’s elite against the working class. You don’t need to be a Veronica Mars super fan to enjoy this one. 

City On A Hill

From Executive Producers and best pals Ben Affleck and Matt Damon comes this epic series. Set in the early '90s, the show tells a fictionalised account of a true story, in particular the events surrounding Operation Ceasefire spearheaded by an African-American District Attorney who comes in from Brooklyn advocating change. How does he do that?  Oh, he just casually teams up with corrupt FBI agent Jackie Rohr (Kevin Bacon) to take on a family of armoured truck robbers (Jonathan Tucker, Mark O'Brien and James Michael Cummings). Yep, expect fireworks. 

All American

If Riverdale and Friday Night Lights had a baby, this would be it. This sports drama is inspired by the real-life story of retired NFL player Spencer Paysinger. In short, Spencer is an African American football star who grew up on the wrong side of the tracks and is surrounded by a life of drugs and gang violence. But his life changes when he’s scouted by another football team is and transferred to swanky Beverly Hills High where it’s all about glitz, glamour and girls. It’s teenage drama at its best. Even better, season two just dropped so you've got plenty to binge.

60 Days In

If you’ve ever wanted to know what it’s really like in prison, you’ll want to pop 60 Days In at the top of your binge list. In this docu-series a bunch of law-abiding volunteers go undercover in various prisons across America for two months. With only a handful of staff aware of the experiment, the fake inmates are on a mission to uncover corruption within the prison. 

Younger

Head into the ever untangling lie that Liza has spun in Younger. This 40-year-old divorcée heads back into the world of publishing, with limited experience and to nab the role, she pretends to be the ripe young age of 26. Filled with the ups and downs of typical twenty-somethings and extremely-close calls, you’ll be hanging onto the edge of your seat each week. Live your best Stan life and watch Younger right here.

The Bold Type

If you were obsessed with either The Devil Wears Prada or Gossip Girl, you're guaranteed to get your claws hooked into The Bold Type. Delve deep into the lives of three best friends working for the fictitious magazine Scarlet and how they navigate through the struggles and successes of living in Manhattan. Based on the real-life story of former editor of Cosmo, Joanna Coles, this one is an absolute must-watch.

I Am The Night

If you’ve spent nights wondering and researching about the legendary Black Dahlia case, then this miniseries is going to bring you to the boil. Based upon the book One Day She’ll Darken: The Mysterious Beginnings of Fauna Hodel, written by Fauna Hodel, granddaughter to prime suspect George Hodel, you’ll watch how she and L.A journalist Jay Singletary attempt to uncover the truth and secrets of her past. Head here to watch I Am The Night.

 
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