Pop Some Corn: 7 of the Best TV Shows You Can Stream Today
With Coronavirus still in full swing, we’re spending more time indoors than ever before. If you find yourself stuck inside during quarantine, it’s important to find something to occupy your time.
Luckily, streaming services give you a nearly endless supply of shows to watch. Finding a fun way to occupy your time has never been easier. But with all those choices comes indecision.
Which shows should you watch? Which ones are worth your time?
Let’s take a look at some of the best TV shows you can binge on streaming services.
Best TV Shows for Streaming
These days, it can feel like there are almost as many streaming services as there are shows to watch on them. Here are seven of our favorite shows you can stream right now, and where you can watch them.
1. The Last Kingdom
If you’re looking for a great historical drama, look no further than The Last Kingdom. Set in 9th century England at the height of the Viking invasions, this show has it all. Great sets and costumes, gritty action, and plenty of intrigue.
For the history fans out there, the show takes place in real places and covers real events, adding an air of authenticity to every aspect. Watch it on Netflix.
In the mood for something a little less intense? Staged is a great comedy series.
Released just this year, it follows a pair of actors who get cast in a stage show, just for quarantine to shut the production down. Undeterred, the pair struggle to continue the show over Zoom.
Starring Michael Sheen and David Tennant, the costars of Good Omens, the cast carry this great comedy. Watch it on Netflix.
3. The Promised Neverland
If you’re an anime fan, this is the show for you. Set in the future and starring a group of orphaned children, the show is a fascinating—if dark—experience.
When the children learn they are being raised as sacrifices to evil demons, they must struggle to get out alive. If you’re looking for a grim, compelling, and binge-worthy anime, this is a great choice. Watch it on Netflix.
One of the most popular comedies on TV right now, this animated show follows the titular superspy in his crazy adventures. This show is carried by its eclectic cast of crazy characters.
It may be a cartoon, but this raunchy show is definitely not for kids. Still, it’s one of the best Hulu shows around. Watch it now on Hulu.
5. Raised by Wolves
This sci-fi drama follows a pair of androids, trying to raise human children on a new world torn apart by religious infighting. Produced by Ridley Scott, the legendary director behind Alien and Gladiator, this show has it all—sleek sci-fi mixed with heart.
Watch it on Hulu.
6. The Sopranos
The show that launched TV’s love of antiheroes, The Sopranos is one of the most influential shows of all time.
Set in the New Jersey mafia at the dawn of the 21st century, David Chase’s mob epic blends drama, heart, and violence into a truly compelling tale. Watch it now on HBO Max.
7. Mia’s Magical Playground
If you’re looking for something the kids can watch, this is an excellent choice. Designed to help stimulate the imaginations and creativity of young children, this show is great for kids. The bite-sized episodes make sure they don’t spend too much time in front of the screen, too.
Watch it now on HBO Max.
Picking the Best TV Shows to Watch
With how many different shows are available to stream right now, it can be daunting trying to pick one to watch. The shows we’ve listed are all great, but maybe you’re in the mood for something else. Luckily, we’ve got some advice on that too.
If you’re unsure about what to watch, there are some tools at your disposal to help you pick. IMDB’s top 250 gives you a list of the highest-rated TV shows of all time. The list is chosen by the community. Many of its shows can be streamed online.
If that doesn’t help you pick, you can always check out the Nielsen ratings to see what other people are watching right now. The list is updated weekly, so you can always find something to watch.
Picking the Right Streaming Service
Picking the right streaming service is just as important. Different services have different shows, and what you want to watch might not be on every service.
Amazon Prime Video has a massive selection of TV shows, but without a Prime subscription, many of them have to be purchased to watch. Even with a subscription, several shows are paid only.
Netflix is, by far, the most popular streaming service. But there have been complaints recently about its selection of shows. Netflix’s library has lost some popular shows, including it’s impending loss of hit comedy series The Office at the end of the year.
Smaller services are often a good choice to find more obscure shows you may be interested in. A service like Glo.TV offers a great selection of shows and often has shows that you might not find on other streaming services.
Not all streaming platforms are created equally. They all have great choices, but knowing what they offer is important before you make your decision.
Stream Great TV Shows
While all of these are great TV shows, they barely scratch the surface of all the awesome options available for streaming online. There are loads of awesome options out there, but these are some of the best TV shows available right now, and they’re a great place to start.
So the next time you’re in the mood for a great show to binge, watch one of these awesome shows. And if you’re looking for other great ways to occupy your time, be sure to check out the rest of our site. We have plenty of great activities around the house to keep you active and engaged during these difficult times.