Best streaming shows

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel – Amazon Video

There’s no need to follow the network TV schedules or fast forward through commercials anymore. When the kids are in bed, start streaming these shows that’ll entertain you while you wind down. With multiple seasons available on several of them, you can binge without fear of cliffhangers!

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel – Amazon Video

The writer-producer of The Gilmore Girls creates another female lead to love in Miriam “Midge” Maisel. Her picture-perfect life as a 1950s housewife goes wonky when her husband ditches her for his secretary. Although he was pursuing a standup comedy career, she finds out she’s the funny one in the family.

SMILF – Showtime 

A feisty, sometimes immature single mom tries to follow her dreams while raising her young son in South Boston. This semi-autobiographical series showcases the brilliant young writer/director Frankie Shaw and Rosie O’Donnell as her mom.

ATLANTA – Guy D’Alema/FX


Donald Glover is at the center and behind the scenes of one of the buzziest shows about Atlanta in ages. The award-winning comedy/drama focuses on two cousins diving into the rap music scene while navigating their friendships and relationships with loved ones along the way.

Everything Sucks – Netflix 

This coming out comedy set in the 1990s is a must-see if you loved Freaks and Geeks. High school AV and drama club kids tackle teen living with no tech (the town they live in is called Boring!) Sadly, there’s just one season.

Mozart in the Jungle – Amazon Video

Don’t worry if you’re not into classical music. The private lives and politics of the members of the New York Symphony are more fascinating than anything they perform onstage. The core cast is brilliant, and many guest stars appear throughout the seasons.

The Handmaid’s Tale – Hulu 

Be prepared, it’s dark. But you won’t want to stop watching. Based on the dystopian novel by Margaret Atwood, the series focuses on what happens to women in a society that treats them as property. Award-winning performances and the bleak storyline give you a lot to think about.

The Crown – Netflix 

You can binge two seasons of this addictive behind-the-castle-walls look at Queen Elizabeth II’s life and loves. It’s a beautiful feast of politics and family drama that shows how the monarchy reacted to and impacted moments in history.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine – Hulu 

A workplace comedy set in a fictional NYPD precinct is good for several laughs an episode. The interactions of Andy Samberg and Andre Braugher, opposite personalities who need to communicate consistently, never stop being funny.

Big Little Lies – HBO 

Based on the hit novel of the same name, this series focuses on moms and their families in a wealthy California coastal town. Someone dies and someone’s responsible. But the relationships of the characters makes it a more personality-driven story than a whodunnit. And who doesn’t love Reese Witherspoon, Shailene Woodley and Nicole Kidman together? Catch up before Season 2 arrives.

The Good Fight – CBS All Access 

If you’re missing The Good Wife, give this a try. It’s a spin off that centers around the Diane Lockhart character and two other female leads. The political/legal drama is juicy, and thankfully, Season 3 is in the works.

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