Another Top 10 TV Shows To Binge Watch
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Once more into the fray, into the last good binge we'll ever know. Join http://www.watchmojo.com as we count down our picks for Another Top 10 TV Shows To Binge Watch. For this list, we're dropping a whole new set of titles for you to marathon, whether it's because of their cliffhanger endings, shocking plot twists, or because they're just downright addictive.
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Script written by Q.V. Hough
Another Top 10 TV Shows To Binge Watch
Once more into the fray, into the last good binge we'll ever know. Join http://www.WatchMojo.com as we count down our picks for Another Top 10 TV Shows To Binge Watch.
For this list, we’re dropping a whole new set of titles for you to marathon, whether it’s because of their cliffhanger endings, shocking plot twists, or because they’re just downright addictive. If you didn’t see a show you thought should be on this list, be sure to check out our first video of the Top 10 TV Shows to Binge Watch.
#10: “Fargo” (2014-)
Stemming from the Coen brothers’ classic 1996 film of the same name, this black comedy has taken viewers from the snows of Minnesota to more “distant” places, if you catch our drift. Along the way, series creator Noah Hawley presents an ensemble of dimwitted yet loveable characters, complemented by a unique type of dialogue that could only come from the Upper Midwest. Just the passive-aggressive nature of the “Fargo” characters will keep you watching, but the extraordinary ensemble cast of this on-going series will keep you hooked.
#9: “24” (2001-10; 2014)
Spoiler Alert: this FOX series is technically DEAD, however its 192 episodes are alive and well, and ready for you to stream. Some of you might be capable of plowing through the real-time terrorist drama in two weeks; however, the average person will need time and patience in order to fully process the dynamics. In other words, you CAN overdose on 24, and too much Kiefer Sutherland CAN have a troubling effect on your personal life. But hey, there’s nothing wrong with a couple of episodes at a time, as the heightened anxiety and cinematic aspects of “24” will immerse you deeply into the action.
#8: “Luther” (2010-)
There’s a reason that many have called for Idris Elba to be the next James Bond, and that is because he’s a stone cold killer, at least in terms of charm and composure. In this BBC drama, Elba plays a man with a particular set of skills and quite a few personal problems as Detective John Luther, the prototypical investigator that pays more attention to work than anything else. Over the course of five years, the series has produced barely a baker’s dozen of episodes, yet Season 4 proves that obsessive bingers can expect much more in the near future, depending on the availability of its star.
#7: “Orange Is the New Black” (2013-)
Just one of the Netflix’s numerous binge-worthy original series; this prison drama can typically be consumed within an entire weekend. And if you want to stay current with the latest water-cooler talk at work, you’ll need to stay up to speed. Based on the concept of female life in the big house, “Orange Is the New Black” has come to represent a variety of women, all the while serving up a comedic take on a typically dreadful experience. Nobody likes to be forced back into reality mid-binge, and this is the series that will engulf your daily thoughts until you reach each season finale.
#6: “American Horror Story” (2011-)
From the same man that gave us “Glee,” Ryan Murphy’s horror series has been known to scare the living daylights out of viewers. Premiering in 2011 on FX, each anthology of episodes has found new ways to penetrate the psyche of bingers and has become a transformative platform for both established and rising stars. For years, the horror genre had thrived in cinemas and home video, but “American Horror Story” brought new life to the art of scaring people senseless while stimulating their minds at the same time
#5: “Community” (2009-15)
Created by Dan Harmon, who also brought us Adult Swim’s “Rick and Morty,” this NBC series made stars of Alison Brie, Gillian Jacobs and Donald Glover while showcasing what can be accomplished with tight and focused writing. Based on Harmon’s own college experiences, “Community” thrives thanks to its authenticity and study of the human element, and of course, it can make you burst out laughing at any given moment. In the average binge, you’ll be moved to tears for a variety of reasons, and then you’ll cancel weekend plans to do it all over again.
#4: “Sherlock” (2010-)
Some of you Mojoholics have been ignoring this superb BBC drama for one reason or another, and for that, we say this: What is wrong with you? You’ve got Benedict Cumberbatch, you’ve got Martin Freeman, and above all else, the phenomenal writing creates a brisk pace that will keep you scrolling back to rewind, just to make sure you didn’t miss a well-placed one-liner. You don’t have to be smart toenjoy “Sherlock,” but it does help, and once you catch on with this classic story of wit vs. crime, you’ll be in the know just like everybody else.
#3: “True Detective” (2014-)
Polarizing and perhaps even problematic at times, this HBO series has become must-watch TV, simply because of what MIGHT happen, In Season one, Matthew McConaughey questioned the universe as only he could, and by season two, “True Detective” had viewers curious if they were missing a larger perspective, mainly due to the WTF aspect of the narrative. It’s a show that unravels at its own pace, leaving one to sing its praises or to hate-watch with a passion just to stay in the loop of pop culture conversation. It’s all about theories, man, and you can’t form a well-constructed opinion unless you binge like everybody else.
#2: “The Walking Dead” (2010-)
If you don’t watch this AMC series, you may question the very concept of a Sunday night zombie series, but here’s the thing – “The Walking Dead” isn’t just about zombies. It’s a series about life itself, in which zombies present an alternative “lifestyle,” so to speak. Some tune in for the gore and special effects, while others appreciate the narrative structure; however, it’s the collective ensemble that brings it all together, allowing bingers to reflect on the essence of decision-making and how our own choices affect the future.
Before we unveil our top pick, here are a few honorable mentions.
“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” (2005-)
“The Fall” (2013-)
“Freaks and Geeks” (1999-2000)
“Buffy the Vampire Slayer” (1997-2003)
#1: “Game of Thrones” (2011-)
Take a brief moment to think about all the themes and plots we’ve discussed so far – okay – and now think of a show that combines them ALL. Behold: HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” a television drama that trumps all thanks to its long sword of creative excellence. When you turn off the lights for a “Game of Thrones” binge session, you essentially commit to entering another world, and due to the amazing cinematic visuals, storyline and insanely wonderful characters, you’ll experience something that your parents could only dream about and probably still can’t even begin to comprehend. That is, until they begin to binge right along with you, making you a united “Game of Thrones” family.
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