You’ve had a long day with the kids and just want to curl up on the sofa with a glass of liquid dessert and relax in front of the TV. But what to watch? You’ve already seen every episode of The Office (twice), and your favorite series hasn’t released a new season yet.
Not to worry! Whether your network preference is Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime Video (because let’s face it — having cable is nearly a thing of the past), we’ve gathered a list of the best TV shows to watch right now.
This hilarious scripted comedy follows the life of a mom and writer, who lands herself in awkward situations and says things everyone is really thinking. New episodes of season two air on truTV, but you can binge season one now.
The series, set in Los Angeles in the 1980s, revolves around a struggling actress who ends up auditioning for a syndicated women’s professional wrestling promotion, called the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling (GLOW).
The Good Place
The show follows Eleanor
This science fiction series, inspired by The Twilight Zone, is taking the network by storm. It explores the consequences of new technologies through a satirical and sometimes dark tone. Each episode is standalone, so you don’t have to worry about catching up on episodes.
This show nails post maternity life. It follows the lives of four 30-something moms who are navigating motherhood while also pursuing careers. Episodes are true-to-life and spotlight maternity leave, breastfeeding versus formula, mom-shaming, low libido, the realities of postpartum depression, having an unsympathetic boss, and all the complexities of having a work-life balance. Even with serious topics, the show is also seriously funny.
Writer’s Pick: Tidying Up With Marie Kondo (It will change your life. And the way you PCS.)
A Million Little Things
You can watch new episodes on ABC, but if you don’t have cable, you can catch it the next day on Hulu. This drama follows a group of friends trying to live a fuller life after their close friend commits suicide. Each episode leaves you wondering what lies and truths will come out next, and have you rooting for everyone’s happiness.
This laugh-out-loud comedy revolves around a group of hilariously flawed employees working at a fictional big-box discount store. You never know what kind of antics the employees will get into, like delivering a baby in the middle of the store or being caught in awkward situations with fellow employees.
This comedy series follows a group of parents who rely on one another for support while navigating single parenthood with young children. Each character portrays a different parenting style, which makes the show both hilarious and relatable.
Recently renewed for a third season, this British-American period drama series follows a woman running an 18th-century brothel in England, while simultaneously trying to improve her fortune and raise daughters in a chaotic home.
The Handmaid’s Tale
Based on the 1985 novel by Margaret Atwood, this drama depicts a dystopian future where society subjects fertile women to serve as child-bearers. The Handmaid’s Tale has become a widespread favorite after receiving eight Emmy Awards during its first season, including Outstanding Drama Series.
Writer’s Pick: The original episodes of Full House (S
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
This 1958-period comedy-drama follows Midge, a New York City housewife, who mistakenly discovers she has a gift for stand-up comedy. Throughout the show Midge maintains her Upper-West Side socialite status by day and battles sexism and late-night comedy life by night. You won’t be able to click “stop” on your Smart TV with The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’s quick-wit dialogue and award-winning writing.
Originally a raving podcast series, this psychological thriller follows a former caseworker (played by Julia Roberts) at the Homecoming Transitional Support Center, a live-in facility to help soldiers transition to civilian life. However, the reason the soldiers need help becomes unclear and Roberts’ character realizes she’s been misled about the purpose of the facility from the start.
The Man in the High Castle
Based on the novel by Philip K. Dick, this series depicts a dystopian alternate history set in 1962, where the Allies won World War II, defeating Germany and Japan and dividing the United States into the Greater Nazi Reich. Now renewed for a fourth season, The Man in the High Castle premiered as Amazon’s “most-watched since the original series development program began” (IMDb).
This comedy, set in London, revolves around a British woman who becomes pregnant after having a fling with an American man on a business trip. The series has been acclaimed for its writing. Catastrophe doesn’t hold anything back when it comes to the nitty-gritty, often dirty, embarrassing and ultimate realness of parenthood.
This action political thriller is based on the book series by Tom Clancy. John Krasinski plays a CIA analyst who is pulled from his desk job into the field following a discovery of bank transfers that are tied to an Islamic terrorist. This show will keep you at the edge of your seat and makes it hard to stop binging.
Writer’s Pick: Mozart in the Jungle (I was mesmerized by the musical talents and chemistry the actors have.)
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