Top 20 Binge Worthy TV Shows (and what to eat!)

It’s TV binge watching season and I’m in it to win it! Let’s all cuddle up on the couch and chill. Below you’ll find my updated Top 20 Favorite Binge-Worthy Shows along with some recipes / snacks to make while you enjoy them!! And if I missed anything, shout it out in the comments below!

Top 20 of all times:

  1. The Crown
  2. Peaky Blinders
  3. Money Heist
  4. Normal People
  5. Ted Lasso
  6. Schitt’s Creek
  7. Big Little Lies
  8. Homeland
  9. Lupin
  10. Narcos
  11. Narcos Mexico
  12. The Fall
  13. Succession
  14. Ozark
  15. Unbelievable
  16. Bodyguard
  17. Mindhunter
  18. Bridgerton
  19. Queens Gambit
  20. The Morning Show

Even more that really shouldn’t be missed:

  • Chernobyl – seriously fascinating and depressing all at the same time.
  • This is Us
  • Dopesick
  • Emily in Paris
  • Fauda
  • Hacks
  • Stranger Things
  • Sex Education
  • Game of Thrones
  • Outlander
  • Hunter’s
  • Westworld – first few seasons are great. Lost me in the last season
  • Sons of Anarchy
  • Marvelous Ms. Maisel.
  • Chefs Table – OBSESSED.
  • The Defiant Ones – it’s a quick 4 episode special and I’ve never been more inspired after watching something.
  • Dirty John –  The podcast was EVERYTHING
  • The Keepers – fascinating and depressing all at the same time.

And some old school favorites:

  • Luther – obsessed
  • Orphan Black – beyond impressed with this one
  • Breaking Bad – if you haven’t seen it, GET ON IT
  • Downton Abbey – YES
  • The Americans – obviously
  • Happy Valley – all about those BBC dramas!
  • Broadchurch – dark and twisted and SO FREAKING GOOD.
  • True Detective – Season 1 and 3 ONLY, season 2 was a full on disaster!
  • Bloodline – yessssss
  • Good Girls Revolt – on Amazon and it’s everything. Binged it in 2 days.

And while we’re at it… a few of my favorite documentaries

  • 13th
  • Blackfish – get ready to ugly cry.
  • My Octopus Teacher
  • The Ivory Game
  • Before the Flood
  • Virunga – LMK if you’re ready to go to Rwanda and save the gorillas after you watch this one!
  • Racing Extinction
  • The Last Dance – shockingly obsessed

And equally as important as what’s on TV… what to make while you’re mid-binge!

Parmesan Pretzel Knots

Carne Asada Skillet Nachos

Homemade Hummus

Homemade BBQ Potato Chips

Cheesy Artichoke Dip

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  1. Angela Greene

    Have you watched Watchmen on HBO with Regina King. Puzzling to put the pieces together, but I’m hooked!

  2. Sharon Ochsner

    Have you watched Schitt’s Creek on Netflix? Love, love that show! It’s definitely binge worthy!

    • Lynn

      Old HBO series “The Night of” wish they would do another with detective and prosecutor!

  3. Wendy Adcock

    All I can say is THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU. I have watched some of these but have been looking for a list of shows to binge. Look out couch here I come! (sad but perfect for snowy weekend)

  4. Leslie Register

    Thanks for all the great suggestions for binge watching! Can’t wait to check them out. One of our favorites I didn’t see on your list is Episodes. It’s hilarious. Not for younger audiences!

  5. Sahara

    Miranda and Kim’s Convenience are my top full face bust a smile from your toes inducers

  6. Margo

    Schitt’s Creek on Netflix! One of the funniest shows I’ve even seen..the current season is on Pop TV.

    • kdw

      Judging from your must watch TV list, you’re in for a treat with Killing Eve. I second Chrissie’s recommendation. Thanks for the other rec’s!

  7. Carla Cumming

    If you liked Sons of Anarchy, then you must watch Justified. As well, The Shield was a ground-breaking drama series in its day. Broke all the usual rules before The Sopranos hit the airwaves. Am currently enjoying Sneaky Pete, which has a lot of the same production/writing staff and actors as Justified. Good to have binge-worthy shows to watch while self-isolatin/social distancing at home.

  8. Carole Hockett


    What is that delicious dish at the top of this post? Humus with chick peas, kidney beans and pomegranate?

  9. Arlene Capsimalis

    Justified!!! Was originally on FX, available now on Hulu.

  10. Helen

    Gabby, that’s quite a list of recommendations for binge watching. Honestly trying to get out for a long walk daily. I fear we’re all gonna be packing on the pounds testing your great recipes. Since you enjoyed Dear John, listen to podcast by same producers: Dr Death. It’s currently being made into a limited series (for new Peacock Network.)

  11. JoJo

    May I suggest SUCCESSION?!!! I would def agree with your top suggestions. But give this one a try – it is Incredible. Like can’t stop watching, can’t look away, don’t want it to end, still thinking about the last episode you watched days later!!!

  12. Mary Siciliano

    You should try The Kominsky Method on Netflix. It stars Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin and has so many great cameo roles! It is written well and is light hearted and enjoyable from start to finish.

  13. Mary Siciliano

    Oh and Catastrophe on Amazon Prime and After Life with Ricky Gervais on Netflix!

  14. Rachel Toler

    I’ll Be Gone in the Dark on HBO (docuseries). So so good. It’s about more than what the reviews say it is. So amazing.

  15. Beth Mednick

    Watch IN THE DARK on Netflix! You will love it! It’s about a young, beautiful blind woman who finds her friend dead. What happens next is just totally addictive to watch! Trust me!

  16. Trish

    Everything looks delicious! Love your choices of shows or series to watch. I did watch Good girls revolt, from your suggestion, a few others to.
    Thank you!

  17. Trish

    Some other ones to check out.
    Grace and Frankie
    Last Tango in Paris
    Anything wit( Olivia Colman
    Gavin and Stacey (British comedy James Corden)
    Watching Transparent now, interesting to say the least.
    Dead to me
    Just to name a few.

  18. Natalie

    Have you seen Younger on Hulu? There’s 6 season and it’s my all time fav! From the same creators as Emily in Paris. You’ve got to watch it!!!

  19. Emily North

    Absentia is really good, didn’t see that on your list. May be Anazon Prime, just released a 3rd season. Love your list, we have similar taste as I have seen many of the ones you listed.

  20. Colleen Harriott

    You’ve got to watch (both on Acorn TV)

    So so good.

  21. Jennifer Malone

    Offspring is a show from Australia, it’s on Netflix, I’m obsessed with it, so so so funny!!!

  22. Helen

    FYI If you enjoyed Dear John podcast, by same podcasters, listen to Dr Death. True crime & about to be a limited series currently filming.

  23. Judy Vallas

    Great lists, great food! What more could a person want?

    I’d add –

  24. Tammy

    If you liked Bodyguard and BBC dramas, I think you’ll love Line of Duty! It’s made by the same people and there are multiple seasons. A favorite!

  25. Kathy Tovson

    Dead to Me
    Call the Midwife
    The Great British Baking Show
    The Chef Show

  26. Brenda

    Very impressive list! Another incredible show to watch is The Wire. One of the best shows ever on television.

  27. Kristen

    Omg THANK YOU for boosting Money Heist!!! By far my favorite show that I discovered in quarantine!!

  28. Gail

    Can we have your top movie recommendations too, please? Say even only your best films of the past 2 years to make it easier… Or even just since lockdown!!

    • Gaby

      ooooooo good idea – give me a few weeks to make a list

  29. Lucia Donahower

    Wow Gaby, this is quite a list! Plus the appetizers are delicious.
    Thank you,

  30. kimberli Westover

    Cant believe not 1 mention of POLDARK in all those comments! I was so sad when it was over! MUST!
    Thanks for all the recs!

  31. Jeri Marko

    Thank you so much!! We are always searching.
    Definitely add
    Succession (current. 3 seasons out. Renewed for more)
    The Undoing (mini series 10 episodes Nicole Kidman/Hugh Grant)
    Mayor of Kingston (current. 1 season out. Renewed)