Since streaming services came into play, we have become used to binge-watching entire seasons of top-quality TV shows and movies in a single night. Platforms like Netflix, HBO, and Amazon Prime now even have their own original titles, adding lots of versatility and diversity in the choices we as audiences have. One drawback of having too much variety is that we can never decide where to start from.
We have internet connections in our home 24/7. Pair up a cheap internet service with affordable streaming plans and 4K resolution, nothing beats a good Saturday night in the comfort of our homes and loved ones. Undoubtedly, streaming shows and movies have become a hobby for millennials, and a lifestyle for the next generations.
2020 was a year full of quarantine and self-isolating where we spent most of our days in front of screens binging these shows. In case you have watched all the shows on your watchlist in the past year, here are some other extraordinary shows you must binge on in 2021. Some original series by Netflix and other platforms are also releasing this year, giving us a lot of new content to look forward to.
6 Shows To Binge in 2021
- Breaking Bad
Chances are you have already watched Breaking Bad. If you have, re-watch it and absorb how ahead of its time this show was. If you have never watched a single episode of this classic show, what are you waiting for!
Breaking Bad was initially released in 2008, but has become available on the streaming platform, Netflix, only recently. It is a crime, thriller and action show. Bryan Cranston, a phenomenal actor stars as the lead, Walter White in the show who is a chemistry teacher with a handicapped son and a pregnant wife. Unable to make ends meet with his underpaid teaching job, Walter White starts a drug business to make enough money to leave behind in case of his death due to inoperable lung cancer.
Watch On: Netflix
- It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia
Often referred to as Always Sunny, this is a sitcom with multiple award winnings, making it one of the best live-action comedy TV series to date. It first premiered on FX, and is actually set in Philadelphia where ‘The Gang’, a group of five eccentric friends, run an Irish bar. The most interesting part of the show is that the five of them are always plotting against one another and are constantly falling apart as a team. It is also known as the longest-running comedy TV series in the US, with its last season airing in May of 2020. It stars Charlie Day, Rob McElhanney, Kaitlin Olson, Glenn Howerton, and David Hornsby amongst the talented cast.
Watch On: FX Network on Hulu
- Mad Men
The winner of several awards including Golden Globe, Emmy’s, and Satellite awards, Mad Men is one of the best-written shows with the best performing cast. It stars Jon Hamm as Don Draper who is a known executive at New York’s well-reputed and prestigious ad agency.
The show takes us back to the 1960s, where advertising and business scenario was entirely different. It has several characters that come and go across the seasons, with rich characteristics and elements that keep us hooked the whole time. For those looking for an insightful show about business and corporate world history with some personal life endeavors, this show is the ideal pick.
Watch On: Amazon Prime
- Peaky Blinders
Had enough of sitcoms, chick flicks, and sci-fi shows? It’s time to brace yourselves for a TV show set in the times of World War I. Peaky Blinders is a serious, crime drama TV show that is also full of glamor and exceptional actors, including Cillian Murphy, Paul Anderson, and Tom Hardy. The British show, directed by Steven Knight, is set in Birmingham showing the aftermaths of the war on a crime family. While the show is not entirely based on true events, but it is to quite an extent inspired by the real occurrences during and after the war, including real urban youth gang of the same name i.e. Peaky Blinders. This show first premiered on BBC but has recently become available on Netflix US.
Year: 2013 – present
Watch On: Netflix
New Releases of 2021 to Watch
- Young Rock
It’s time to watch something very recent. The Young Rock sitcom is set to release in 2021. The sitcom revolves around the life of Dwayne Johnson, particularly his childhood, teenage years, and adolescence. The Rock describes those years as ‘unbelievable’ and likened them to that of ‘Forrest Gump’ on his Instagram page. The show stars many actors, who portray younger versions of The Rock. The young rock is played by Bradley Constant, while other ages are played by Adrian Groulx and Joseph Lee Anderson. This sitcom will first premiere on NBC on 13th February 2021.
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Watch On: NBC
- The Crown
The latest season of the show, The Crown, was released at the end of the year 2020. It is a British drama series, with lots of interesting insights into the lives of the British royalty and the Queen. It takes us through the political aspects and personal elements of the life of Queen, as well as a rollercoaster ride of unpredictable and surprising events that occur within the high-walled castles and fortresses.
It is perhaps one of the very few shows airing so freely that give such exposure to the inside world of the British monarchs. It touches upon the personal life and struggles of the Queen as a person and a monarch, and also spills light on other members of the royal family. The latest season of the show features events and occurrences in the life of Princess Diana, who is a struggling outsider among the stiff-necked royal family.
It has several nominations in BAFTA, Emmy, and Golden Globe awards. The well-written script and life-like cast surely make this a must-watch, binge-worthy show in 2021.
Year: 2016 – present
Watch On: Netflix
All in All…
Whether it is a Netflix original series or an old classic, binge-watching a good TV show is the best way to spend cozy winter nights. You can find more classics and top-rated shows on services like Prime Video, Disney+, and HBO Max very easily.
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