You probably already know this about me, but I love television and movies. Something about escaping the world for a little bit and transporting to another one… But one thing I hate is waiting a whole week for another episode to be aired. So if there is a series I can binge, I am all about it. Summer is here (and will be over before we know it). I have a list of shows I have binged, and plan to binge, and I want to share them with you!
These shows are all perfect for a summer binge! I am going to let you know where to find them, and link you to any review I have done so you know my opinions on them. If you have any to add, please do so in the comments! Or if you have any thoughts on the ones I am sharing, do the same.
Netflix is one of my favorite platforms to binge on. There is such a variety of shows, although I prefer weird and creepy – as you can probably tell by this list. I purposefully did not include any of the Marvel shows on this list, because honestly you should have binged those by now (so good…). Pretty much every television show on Netflix is a worthy summer binge series, but here are my faves!
- Black Summer: In the dark, early days of a zombie apocalypse, complete strangers band together to find the strength they need to survive and get back to loved ones.
- Easy: Easy is an anthology series from creator Joe Swanberg that explores diverse Chicago characters as they fumble through the modern maze of love, sex, technology and culture.
- Black Mirror: Black Mirror is an anthology series that taps into our collective unease with the modern world, with each stand-alone episode a sharp, suspenseful tale exploring themes of contemporary techno-paranoia.
- Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: Imagines the origin and adventures of Sabrina the Teenage Witch as a dark coming-of-age story that traffics in horror, the occult and, of course, witchcraft.
- The Umbrella Academy: On the same day in 1989, forty-three infants are inexplicably born to random, unconnected women who showed no signs of pregnancy the day before.
- Stranger Things: A love letter to the ’80s classics that captivated a generation, Stranger Things is set in 1983 Indiana, where a young boy vanishes into thin air.
- The Good Place: Follows Eleanor Shellstrop, an ordinary woman who enters the afterlife, and thanks to some kind of error, is sent to the Good Place instead of the Bad Place (which is definitely where she belongs).
- Gotham: GOTHAM is an origin story of the great DC Comics Super-Villains and vigilantes, revealing an entirely new chapter that has never been told.
- The Staircase: The real-life courtroom thriller offers a rare and revealing inside look at a high-profile murder trial and an examination of contemporary American justice.
- Disenchantment: The animated fantasy series geared toward adults takes place in the crumbling medieval kingdom of Dreamland. It follows the misadventures of hard-drinking young princess Bean, her feisty elf companion Elfo and personal demon Luci.
- Maniac: Annie Landsberg and Owen Milgrim are two strangers who are drawn to the late stages of a mysterious pharmaceutical trial.
Amazon Prime Video
We just recently started watching shows on Amazon Prime Video – and boy have we been missing out! There are some really good ones, and a great mix of genres – providing the perfect summer binge series for just about anyone!
- Good Omens: This fantasy series sees fussy angel Aziraphale and loose-living demon Crowley team up to form an unlikely duo
- Electric Dreams: “Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams” is a 10-episode science-fiction anthology series that journeys into unique worlds beyond the reach of the imagination.
- Jack Ryan: An Amazon original thriller that centers on Ryan as an up-and-coming CIA analyst.
- The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: Her seemingly idyllic life takes a surprising turn when she discovers a hidden talent she didn’t previously know she had — stand-up comedy.
- The Man in the High Castle: This series, loosely based Philip K. Dick’s novel of the same name, takes a look at what the world might look like had the outcome of World War II turned out differently.
Hulu doesn’t have as many weird and creepy series as I would like, but they do have some great comedy ones! Rick and Morty alone is PURE GENIUS. Plus It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia is always good for a laugh. Like a real REAL belly laugh.
So if you are looking for a different type of summer binge series, this is a great place to look. Hulu has some great original series, that I think are more than worth a binge. You can also find lots of shows that are on regular television stations here.
- Legion: David Haller is a troubled young man who was diagnosed with schizophrenia as a child.
- Catch 22: Artful dodger Yossarian is a bombardier in the U.S. Air Force during World War II who is upset that thousands of people who he has never met are trying to kill him.
- Rick and Morty: Rick goes on adventures across the universe that often involve his grandchildren, Morty and Summer.
- The Orville: Down on his luck after a bitter divorce, Planetary Union officer Ed Mercer finally gets his chance to command his own ship.
- The Mick: Mickey, who is intelligent but lacking ambition, is always hustling and looking for the next easy payday.
- It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Follows “The Gang,” the owners of the unsuccessful Paddy’s Pub; a group of degenerates who loves nothing more than to scheme, conspire, and mostly revel in each other’s misery.
- The Act: Dee Dee Blanchard is overprotective of her daughter, Gypsy, who is trying to escape the toxic relationship she has with her mother.
- Future Man: Things change for Janitor Josh Futterman when he beats a video game that the rest of the world has given up on, thinking it was unbeatable. After he defeats the game, mysterious visitors from the future appear.
- Marvel’s Runaways: There are times when pretty much every teenager thinks his or her parents are evil — but what if it was actually true?
Do you have a summer binge series suggestion? Let us all know in the comments!