Breaking Bad

Network: AMC
Where To Binge: Netflix
Seasons: 5

Breaking Bad is arguably the greatest television show of all time, and is our all-time favorite. It tells the story of an underachieved high school chemistry teacher who develops cancer and turns to cooking and distributing crystal meth to pay his hospital bills.

Written and directed by Vince Gilligan, the series features an incredible story with some unbelievable characters. Everything from the amazing acting to the detailed nuances makes the show unmissable. The character development and unpredictable plot twists make Breaking Bad the ultimate binge-worthy series.

Better Call Saul

Network: AMC
Where To Binge: Netflix
Seasons: 4+

This is a spinoff of Breaking Bad, which is still in progress (Season 4 is currently airing every week). It focuses on Saul Goodman (a popular lawyer from Breaking Bad) and features some insightful backstory that adds context to Breaking Bad and many of its characters.

If you like Breaking Bad (which pretty much everyone does), we strongly suggest you watch Better Call Saul. We promise an Elder Law Attorney has never been so entertaining.

Dexter

Network: Showtime
Where To Binge: Netflix
Seasons: 8

Here lies a story about… a serial killer. I know that’s bad, but he’s a serial killer that kills other serial killers. Dexter Morgan was adopted as a child and always had the urge to kill and throughout the show, you learn what makes him tick.

What makes the premise fun is that he works for Miami Metro as a blood splatter analyst. Having been adopted by a police officer, he was given tools for evading law enforcement and his professional experience helps him never leave a trace. His persona is about blending in, so you better be sure he brings delicious donuts into work every day to make friends.

The plot of each season opens up a new chapter about Dexter and shines a light into the humanity of his character. Some viewers end up kind of rooting for him. Either way, we recommend checking it out.

Westworld

Network: HBO
Where To Binge: HBO
Seasons: 2+

Westworld is our favorite unfinished series on tv! It’s based off an 80s sci-fi movie, though HBO took it to entirely new lengths. It’s about a corporation that created a new world filled with robotic “hosts” that give high-end clientele an experience they could never get in their real lives… in the wild west.

In the series, there’s a security breach and some of the hosts start to develop conscious thought which adds a really fun dynamic to the show. If there are a few things that stand out about Westworld it would be the acting (Anthony Hopkins and Evan Rachel Wood in particular), effects, and insane plot twists.

The last few episodes of the first two seasons have been unbelievable and we can confirm that the first season of Westworld was the best first season of any show we’ve ever seen (so far).

Mad Men

Network: AMC
Where To Binge: Netflix
Seasons: 7

Let’s go back to the wonderful world of advertising in the 1960s. Mad Men is based on the top advertising executives on Madison Avenue. The timeline transitions from the world of print and radio, into the start of television advertising.

The story follows the awesome characters, mainly Don Draper (played by Jon Hamm) and their life stories. The show was unique in the sense that it showed the lifestyle of the executive in the 1960s. Most people imagine hippies at Woodstock and Mad Men highlighted the more conservative Americana side of the country… very classy!

Orange is The New Black

Network: Netflix
Where To Binge: Netflix
Seasons: 6+

Orange is the New Black is loosely based on the true story of Piper Chapman. Piper goes to prison for criminal conspiracy and money laundering so the beginning of the show suggests it might be like a “scared straight” kind of thing. You (as the viewer) are lead to believe that Piper doesn’t belong in prison and that it will be a show about adapting to prison life, but you eventually start to realize she’s kind of crazy and might belong there.

The show is interesting because it features the background stories of all the women in the prison which adds a fun dynamic to the story. The characters are very well done and make for a very entertaining series!

The Sopranos

Network: HBO
Where To Binge: HBO
Seasons: 6

There’s nothing like a good mafia story! The Sopranos focuses on a mob family in New Jersey and takes an interesting perspective. Unlike popular mob films like The Godfather and Goodfellas that focus mostly on the mob activity, the Sopranos also tells the story of the families around the mobsters and the impact crime life has on them.

Many regard the Sopranos as the greatest show of all time and we definitely put it in our top 5 (at least).

Game of Thrones

Network: HBO
Where To Binge: HBO
Seasons: 7+

Talk about plot twists! Loosely based on the books by George R. R. Martin, Game of Thrones will surely keep you on the edge of your seat. It’s a fantasy-fiction that takes place in the middle ages, only with dragons and magic. Interestingly enough it reflects the British history, as houses are all fighting to sit on the “iron throne”.

We’re expecting the 8th and final season next year and watching the growth and development of the characters (and death of many) is crazy. We just warn that you don’t get attached to any characters because there’s a good chance they won’t last too long!

Six Feet Under

Network: HBO
Where To Binge: HBO
Seasons: 5

Here lies the story of a family that owns… a funeral home. It was definitely different than the typical shows that we would watch – but it’s really well done. Following the story of a family that owns and lives in a funeral home, following the early passing of their father figure makes for an interesting story. The excellent acting and relatable conflicts really make the viewers think and put themselves in the same situations. The show is a little strange, but it’s VERY well made and the acting is wonderful, so we definitely recommend giving it a go!