Looking for the very best binge-worthy watches to stream right now? You’re in the right place. Here, we explore five TV shows that are sure to banish the boredom, from thrilling dramas to fun-filled comedies.
The Crown – Netflix
This fantastic historical drama follows the reign of Queen Elizabeth II from the 1940s to the 21st century. It offers insight into the lives of the Royal Family, with a captivating mix of romance, rivalry and politics.
The US Office – Amazon Prime Video
This funny TV sitcom featuring Steve Carell follows the adventures of office workers at a paper company called Dunder Mifflin in Scranton, Pennsylvania. It navigates the highs and lows of each character’s personal and working lives, with plenty of funny mishaps and cringe-worthy moments throughout.
Normal People – BBC
This BBC adaptation of the book by Sally Rooney has been a huge success, with people across the country binge-watching it during lockdown. The narrative follows the love story of two teenagers in Ireland during 2010, perfectly showcasing the tumultuous nature of first loves.
Stranger Things – Netflix
This science-fiction drama is set in the 1980s and follows the lives of a group of teenage kids living in a small American town. When one of the gang disappears, his family and friends’ quest to find him uncovers a whole host of hidden secrets and a scary supernatural world. Beautifully nostalgic and filled with friendships, love, fear and horror, it will certainly put you through a rollercoaster of emotions.
New Girl – Amazon Prime Video
This is a light-hearted sitcom following the life of Jess Day, played by Zooey Deschanel, who has recently split up with her long-term boyfriend after finding out his cheating ways. She moves into a new flat with three guys who try to help her get over her ex, with many funny and disastrous consequences.
How much do Netflix and Amazon Prime currently cost?
If you don’t already subscribe to any streaming services, you’re probably wondering how much it’ll set you back to watch these binge-worthy shows. Here are the current costs of Netflix and Amazon Prime Video:
Netflix currently offer three packages: Basic for £5.99, Standard for £8.99 or Premium for £11.99. Check out their plans to find out what’s included in each.
Amazon Prime Video
Currently, Amazon Prime can either be paid for monthly (£7.99) or yearly (£79.00). As a member you get a whole host of benefits, including music, kindle books, prime delivery services and of course video.
Before adding to your outgoings during lockdown, it’s important to carefully consider new monthly costs and factor them into your overall budget. Even seemingly small expenses can make a big difference to your bank balance once they add up – and in the current climate effective financial management is more important than ever.
Now the question remains – which binge worth box set will you watch next?