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TV Shows to Binge on Netflix, Hulu, HBO and CBS All Access

Happy almost-Friday, everyone.

It’s been such an exhausting week, I’m happy to be home (anxiously awaiting the release of the new Taylor Swift song, ME!) (!!!) and binging one of my favorite TV shows.

I always see friends and family members on social media asking for the next great TV show they should binge-watch, so I figured I’d share some of my current favorites with you.

Since there are so many different streaming services, I picked four of the most popular ones to provide recommendations on.

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On Netflix:

British Bake Off: If you haven’t watched this delightful baking competition yet, you have to! The challenges and creations are super cool, the characters are quirky and lovable, and the judges are iconic. I’ve already devoured every episode on Netflix, but hope they have more soon!

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On Hulu:

This is Us: I’m a sucker for a drama, and after hearing how amazing this one was over and over, I finally gave in and started it. I’ve teared up or cried at pretty much all 19 episodes I’ve seen so far, but it’s well worth the tears. The characters and their relationships are so real. Plus, I’ve always been a huge fan of Mandy Moore so I love that she’s a lead role.

Younger:
I was skeptical of this show at first, but I’m also a fan of Hilary Duff so I decided to give it a chance. Not only did I rapidly become obsessed, but every time I mentioned the show to one of my friends I discovered that they were crazy about the show, too. Apparently I was a little late to the Younger party, but I’m glad I finally caught up. I definitely recommend it to anyone, especially writers

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On HBO:

Game of Thrones:
Obviously. I’m not even going to go into much detail because you likely either already watch the show, or are set on not watching it. While I’ll admit the first two episodes of Season 8 have fallen a little flat for me, I’m expecting a big finish and am certainly going to watch up until the end. You should totally (read all the books and then) watch it.

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On CBS All Access:

Big Brother: I started watching this show about 10 years ago with my parents, and I find it so interesting to watch other people’s strategies on how to outsmart one another. My husband and I started watching the series from the beginning and there are some amazing seasons and really interesting people throughout. They also have pretty cool physical competitions once in a while, so it’s not all drama and deception. If you watch, you might want to skip Season 1. They still had a lot of kinks to work out at that point and Season 2 is drastically better.

The Million Dollar Mile:
This is a new show on CBS, so I’ve only seen a couple of episodes. I was interested in this show as soon as I saw the commercial explaining the concept of the game. I love athletic competitions, I love seeing the amazing things people can accomplish, and I love some good suspense. This show has plenty of those three things, and is just plain exciting to watch. I’m hoping the competitors get even better as the show goes on.

Those are the main shows I’m watching right now. Some past favorites that I’ve watched all the way through are One Tree Hill (favorite ever) on Hulu, The Jinx on HBO, and Jane the Virgin on Netflix.

Eventually I am going to need more shows to watch, so comment with your favorite series to binge in the comments below!