The era of on-demand programming and instant streaming has provided an embarrassment of riches when it comes to the selection of TV shows we can watch. Older television becomes new again thanks to services such as Netflix, which often provide series in their entirety, so that you don’t miss anything. While this level of accessibility is fantastic, it also has the unfortunate side effect of providing too much choice, to the point where it can be very difficult to decide which programs are work the time investment (because let’s face it – binge-watching is very time-consuming). For those looking for a show worthy of their time, the following are excellent series to “binge-watch”. Most of these series are readily available to watch in their entirety on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Crave TV, Hulu, Disney+ or others so get to it!
For anyone looking for a fun TV show with likable characters, the action-comedy Chuck should fit the bill nicely. A highly referential spy show, Chuck casts the title role, played by Zachary Levi, as a smart underachieving retail clerk who gets sucked into a CIA operation after he mentally absorbs a computer database known as “The Intersect”. Anchored by his two handlers, the sexy CIA agent Sarah Walker, and the no-nonsense NSA agent John Casey, Chuck is pulled into the world of spies, often with a goofy, entertaining twist on familiar genre tropes. Over the course of its five seasons, Chuck successfully mixed action, comedy, and a bit of romance to form a show that was continually inventive and fun. It’s not the deepest show out there, but not every good show has to be.