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So, you decided to play hooky from work to binge-watch TV. But, don’t worry, 70% of Americans are also binge-watching popular shows.

But what happens when you finish your favorite show? There is always something new out there just waiting to be discovered.

When you finish reading, you’ll know the best TV shows to binge and record. So, order another pizza or three. Then, come up with another excuse to call in sick.

Don’t forget to get the popcorn ready. You have some serious binge-watching TV to do.

Which shows to binge?

Ironically during the Covid shutdown, more viewers spent more time binge watching TV. The term “binge-watching” describes someone watching between two to six episodes at a time.

Thanks to an abundance of streaming services like Netflix, you can watch popular shows anytime.

Netflix’s Best TV Shows

Netflix currently has nearly 130 original shows to binge. Some of Netflix’s current famous shows include:

  • The Witcher

  • Stranger Things

  • The Umbrella Academy

  • Peaky Blinders is also one of the best tv shows to binge on. The series’ six-year run has come to an end.

1) The Witcher

Raleigh viewers will recognize Henry Cavill (Man of Steel) as the lead magical monster hunter. The Witcher takes place in a medieval fantasy setting.

Henry Cavill portrays Geralt of Rivera, who slays supernatural monsters. His ultimate quest is to find his destined woman, Princess Ciri.

The Witcher is one of the best shows to binge on because of guest stars like Emma Appleton. So get the popcorn ready and prepare to binge-watch two full seasons of The Witcher.

2) Stranger Things

Stranger Things is a must for binge-watching TV. This sci-fi horror drama gives you four seasons of shows to watch. Stranger Things occurs in a fictional Indiana town in the 1980s. It was written and created by Durham natives The Duffer Brothers, so look for some great references to the area!

Stranger Things: Visit the spooky real-life 'Mirkwood' in Durham - and other real spots from the show

Stranger Things is one of today’s popular shows because of its star-studded cast, including Winona Ryder and Brett Gelman.

Do you need more reasons to binge-watch Stranger Things? Consider this show inspired by horror legends Stephen King and Wes Craven.

3) The Umbrella Academy

If you’re looking for superhero shows to binge on, look no further than The Umbrella Academy. Based on Dark Horse’s comic book series, The Umbrella Academy follows siblings with superhero powers.

These talented kids work to solve their father’s death as a crippling apocalypse looms. The Umbrella Academy is one of today’s most popular shows, thanks to six Emmy nominations.

The show also features some big names like Mary J. Blige and Elliot Page. And did you know that more than 40 million tuned in to watch during the first month?

4) Dead to Me

Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini star in this dark comedy. It is a mix of mystery, comedy and drama – all featuring these fantastic ladies. There are two seasons to binge now with a third on the way.

NBC’s Best Shows to Binge

As a proud NBC affiliate, Raleigh viewers are familiar with binge-watching TV shows like Chicago Med. Today, Chicago Fire and Chicago PD remain famous shows for binge-watching TV. By the way, you can browse our guide for popular shows.

Are you preparing to order breakfast, lunch, and dinner for watching TV? Consider these epic NBC shows to binge on.

  • Law & Order: Organized Crime
  • New Amsterdam
  • The Blacklist
  • Frasier
  • transplant

1) Law & Order: Organized Crime

If you binge-watch Law & Order: SVU, you must watch until you drop Law & Order: Organized Crime. Detective Elliot Stabler is back, but not with Captain Benson of SVU.

Stabler is taking on New York’s most brutal organized crime outfits this time. Law & Order: Organized Crime wrapped up its second season.

2) New Amsterdam

New Amsterdam joins NBC’s iconic ER in the list of binge-worthy medical dramas. New Amsterdam is based on the bestselling book Twelve Patients. Ryan Eggold stars as the defiant Dr. Goodwin, who battles the critics of a decrepit hospital.

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For four seasons, global viewers binge-watched New Amsterdam for Dr. Goodwins’ enduring passion for his patients. Freema Agyeman co-stars in this drama that will conclude after its fifth season.

By the way, Freema’s other popular shows for binge-watching TV are Doctor Who, Law & Order: UK, and Sense8.

3) The Black List

The Blacklist endures into its tenth season, which is currently in production. Three-time Emmy Award winner James Spader stars as Red Reddington. As a notorious criminal, Red turns himself in to the FBI and agrees to help them in exchange for immunity.

Hardcore fans binge-watching The Blacklist will recognize guest stars like Harry Lennix and Ryan Eggold.

Other Shows to Binge

The Time Traveler’s Wife is making its series debut. This sci-fi series weaves romance and drama. Theo James stars as Henry DeTamble with a unique genetic disorder that allows him to shift in time sporadically. The Time Traveler’s Wife is wrapping up its first season on HBO. Through an HBO subscription, you can binge-watch the previous episodes.

If you got the snacks and the time, also consider these popular shows:

  • My Brilliant Friend
  • Barry
  • Raised by Wolves
  • Curb Your Enthusiasm
  • The Flight Attendant

More on Shows to Binge

Only Murders in the Building has just started its second season on Hulu. The show features Selena Gomez, Martin Short and Steve Martin in a quirky comedy that centers around a true crime podcast.

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