There is just too much to watch. Trust me, I know. But not only is there too much to watch, there’s too much GOOD stuff to watch. With the streaming services all bursting at the seams with content, it can be overwhelming trying to find something to watch—how do you separate something good from all the rest?
Friends and family often come to me looking for recommendations of shows I’ve seen that I think would be worth their time, so I’ve decided to finally put them all here, in one place.
A caveat: this list only contains television series (with three or more episodes) that are available for no extra cost from a major subscription streaming service. Also, these are only shows that are streaming originals OR premiered on a premiere cable or pay channel, like HBO, Showtime, FX or AMC. This is a not a list of my favorite TV shows of all time, just a list of shows that originated on a premiere cable or pay channel or streaming service and are currently available.
I have sorted the shows by streaming service, and then by genre within each service to help you best find what you may be in the mood for. Each list is presented in order of my recommendation, so feel free to work from the top down.
This list is by no means comprehensive, this is only the list of shows that are included in each streaming service that I have SEEN and I RECOMMEND. There are many more shows that I still need to catch up on, and new shows coming out all the time. There are also great shows out there that are available, but are not currently available for free anywhere, like Halt and Catch Fire, for example, a most excellent show which is currently only available for purchase. As I watch shows and like them, or I see shows moving to a service that you can watch for no extra cost, I will add to this list, so keep coming back. (New entries will be called out.)
So, if you are looking for something good to watch, seek below and ye shall find. Happy watching!
And, before you chastise me for not listing YOUR favorite show, please know that there are a lot shows still on my “to watch” list, and I am working through them as quickly as I can. Find the full list here of everything I hope to catch up on in this lifetime.
If you would like a master list of all my recommended titles, to print out and check off as you watch them, you can find it here.