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Our favourite TV to binge

Have you ever spent more time looking for what to watch than actually watching it?

With so many great - and not so great - shows out there, the choice can be overwhelming. After all, it's an investment of your time.

Here are our go-to shows to binge. 

Comedy

Brooklyn 99

Brooklyn 99 follows the NYPD’s 99th precinct detective squad, focusing on Jake Peralta - a somewhat immature detective - and his relationships and adventures with his co-workers. This is a perfect example of modern action comedy with an easy-to-follow story and hilarious jokes. Plus, with 20-minute episodes, you can easily watch more episodes than you intended.

Watch this show on Netflix.

Friends

The one with the classic storyline.

If you’ve never heard of Friends, you may have been living under a rock. This is a well-loved series about the personal and professional lives of six close friends as they navigate some of life's biggest ups and downs.

Get the box season here or stream on Stan.

How I Met Your Mother

This series is Legen...wait for it... Dary. HIMYM follows the story of a father who explains to his six children how – you can guess – he met their mother. Through flashbacks and moment-based comedy, this series gets you hooked from the first episode all the way to the end.

Click here to find the box season.

Thriller

Breaking Bad

How far would you go to secure your family’s future? Walter White, a chemistry teacher who is diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer, turns to manufacturing and selling methamphetamines in order to make enough money for his family's future. Cue amazing character development, drama and some fairly gruesome action sequences. 

You can catch this on Stan or find the box set here.

Mad Men

If you've ever wanted to be dropped into the professional world of the 60s, watch Mad Men. This intoxicating series explores the lives of the men and women who work in a high-flying advertising agency, in particular talented ad executive Don Draper who's at the top of his game.

Find the show on Netflix.

Peaky Blinders

If the 60s isn’t far enough, let’s jump back to the 20s. Peaky Blinders follows the Shelby family as they build their criminal empire from illegal betting to exporting illegal gin to the US. An intriguing story set in Birmingham, it's centred on a gang who sew razor blades in the peaks of their caps and their fierce boss Tommy Shelby.

You can find the DVDs here or stream on Netflix. 

Fantasy/Sci-Fi

Game of Thrones

Winter is coming. One of the best-known fantasy thrillers of this era, Game of Thrones takes place in fantasy realm Westeros. While nine noble families fight for control of the realm, an ancient enemy returns from being dormant for millennia. We don't recommend choosing a favourite character.

Find it here.

Battlestar Galactica

Space battles and exploring the universe, what could be better than that? The Twelve Colonies of Mankind have been destroyed and there’s one last hope - a fighter carrier guides a fugitive fleet to search for Earth, a legendary planet. Did humanity come from outer space?

Find the collection here

Drama

Grey’s Anatomy

Starting in 2005, this medical drama follows the professional and personal lives of surgical interns. Full of love, drama and medical dilemmas, Greys will keep you on your toes. Plus, if you're in it for the long haul, there are 16 seasons to binge.

Find the DVDs here or stream on Stan.

You

This series shows you what 'taking things too far' looks like. Joe is an obsessive young man who goes to extreme, and dangerous, lengths to place himself in the lives of those he's obsessed by. At times it's uncomfortable to watch but you can't look away - this is a lesson for what not to do.

Watch You on Netflix.