The Best Shows To Watch On Hulu, HBO, Netflix and More

By Kelley Boymer
31 Aug 2022

If you need a new show to watch, today’s post is for you. Summer is winding down and sometimes there’s no better way to unwind than with a great show. With fall and winter fast approaching you might want a line-up of shows to cozy up to on the couch. There’s so many good series out right now you’re bound to find something to binge watch. Whether you’re looking for a new show to watch after you put the kids to bed or you feel like staying in on a Friday night, here’s a round up of the best shows to watch on Amazon Prime, Hulu, HBO, Netflix and more.

Have any favorite series lately? Let us know in the comments!

The Best Shows To Watch Right Now

Hulu

The Old Man

I just started The Old Man which airs on FX but is available for free on Hulu (or for purchase on Amazon Prime). It’s based on a bestselling novel with the same name and stars one of my favorite actors Jeff Bridges as the main character Dan Chase. He plays the role of a former CIA Agent who’s been living off the grid. And is flushed out of hiding when an assassin tries to take him out. I’ll admit the fight scene in the first episode almost made me laugh out loud. It was so ridiculous but it’s a great plot that will keep you guessing. The series has a great cast also starring John Lithgow and Alia Shawkat.

The Bear

We loved Jeremy Allen White in Shameless and were excited to see him star in this new American comedy-drama, The Bear on Hulu. Also based in Chicago, White plays the role of a young chef returning to his family’s Italian beef sandwich shop to help put the pieces back together after a family tragedy. We are excited to dig into this one this fall!

Under the Banner of Heaven

We started watching Under the Banner of Heaven this summer and it was both horrific and fascinating to learn about the true story of the death of Brenda Wright Lafferty and her baby daughter in the Salt Lake City Valley. This book made TV show crime drama exposes the LDS religion and the heartbreaking consequences of unshakeable faith. What makes this show even more addicting is the fact that the lead detective in the case is also a Mormon. And finds conflict in both separating and questioning his own faith with his work.

only murders in the building

This show is so fun! In Only Murders in the Building, Selena Gomez, Steve Martin and Martin Short make a hilarious trio in this mystery comedy. When the trio find themselves wrapped up in a murder within the building they all reside in they join forces to solve it together while documenting their true crime journey on a podcast. If you are looking for something light and easy breezy that will make you laugh but also has just enough suspense and drama to keep things interesting– this is your next show!

HBO Max

We Own This City

Based on the book, We Own This City this limited series tells the true story of the Baltimore Police Department’s Gun Trace Task Force demise due to corruption and moral collapse. Interested in how corruption can plague police forces? We Own This City give an accurate representation of how things can go down the wrong path.

The Staircase

Another fascinating true story turned TV show, The Staircase follows the suspicious death of crime novelist, Michael Peterson’s wife, Kathleen. The show moves between past, present and future to document the events leading up to Kathleen’s death, the possible causes of death and the documentary and court hearings following her death. This one will take you on a wild ride. And you will begin questioning everything and everyone!

Hacks

Hacks is an American comedy-drama, starring Jean Smart as Deborah Vance a legendary stand up comedian and her new young comedy writer, Ava, played by Hannah Einbinder. The series chronicles the relationship between the young and aging comedian and both begin to help each other in their in unique ways. Deborah’s comedy show is at risk due to her aging material. And Ava pushes her to take risks, while Deborah helps Ava through her personal struggles.

Succession

We are a little late to the Succession phenomenon. But I’m so glad I finally started it because just 4 episodes in and I am hooked. I am not usually a corporate/business show kind of gal. But after many recommendations I finally caved and thank goodness I did. Succession is a comedy-drama that highlights the ways in which mixing business and family can go haywire. When the head of the international media conglomerate refuses to let go of his company despite aging and sickness his family tries to step in and family loyalties begin to divide.

Netflix

Stranger Things

We LOVE Stranger Things. It may be our favorite show of all time. We actually went through a slight depression after finishing this last season because it was just that good. Stranger Things is such a unique show and so well-done in so many ways. Everything from the characters to the plot, music, and effects. It brings all the nostalgic feels in the best of ways. Set in the ’80s this sci-fi meets horror classics, (back when horror was cool and not so gory) Stranger Things follows small town teens as they fight for their lives and save their town from the terrifying supernatural forces below. There is reason why it’s won 3 Emmys in “Outstanding Drama” If you haven’t already, (I’m jealous) watch Stranger Things now!

Crash Landing On You

After a paragliding crash leaves a South Korean Heiress trapped in North Korea, Crash Landing On You is a rom-com chronicling the relationship between the Heiress and her rescuer, an army officer who decides to help her hide.

Apple TV

Loot

When her divorce leaves her with $87 billion, Molly Novak (played by Maya Rudolph) decides to put her money and time back into her charitable foundation and begins to find herself along the way. Loot is fun, inspiring, refreshing and laugh out loud funny!

physical

(TW: Eating disorders) Physical is a dark comedy set in 1980s San Diego, starring Sheila Rubin (Rose Byrne) an unhappy and tortured housewife that finds solace in aerobics. It explores themes of body dysmorphia, disordered eating, mental health and empowerment. It’s witty and dark with a great cast.

ted lasso

We were a bit late to the Ted Lasso game… (no pun intended) but just a few episodes in and I immediately understood what all the buzz was about. With each character more endearing than the next, they all begin to feel like family. Between Ted’s thought-provoking and insightful one liners, Keeley’s optimism, Rebecca’s pure badassery and Roy’s deep British drawl and honesty they just all blend together for the very best cohort. Each episode will leave you begging for more. And pondering the lessons each character has taught you long after you turn off your TV. If you haven’t already, watch Ted Lasso now! 

black bird

In order to avoid a 10 year prison sentence, Jimmy Keene must elicit a confession from suspected killer Larry Hall. Black Bird is inspired by true events. And this American crime drama will keep you on your toes.

Showtime

I Love That For You

When her job at SVN (shopping channel) is at risk, Johanna Gold (Vanessa Bayer) aspiring host, lies that her childhood cancer has returned to keep her job. I love That For You is an American comedy, inspired by true events and Bayers own experience with childhood leukemia.

Amazon Prime

Fleabag

Fleabag tells the hilarious and moving tale of a “dry-witted, sexual, angry, grief-riddled” woman who tries her hand at modern living in London. Moreover, Fleabag is a proud and unfiltered woman trying to heal while pushing away anyone willing to help.

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Set in the 1950s, when women were expected to get married, have children and be the perfect housewife, “Midge” is our favorite feminist rebel- giving a big old “F U” to society. Beginning her career in stand-up comedy, Midge endures all the difficulties that going against the grain in this time period entail. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is just what you need to laugh and feel inspired to follow your dreams no matter how rebellious they may be.

Starz

Outlander

Another favorite of ours is Outlander and we just finished the 6th season. If you a looking for a show with several seasons to take you into fall and winter this is a great choice. Outlander is a historical fiction show with a little bit of everything from adventure to steamy romance, fantasy and lots of drama. Claire Randall is a British Army nurse in World War II and when she returns from war she is mysteriously transported to 1743, cue her hero, Jamie Fraser. Each season brings a collision of fantasy and historical events as Claire and Jamie fight their way through two colliding worlds.

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5 Comments

  1. Lauren Ba wrote:

    Such good picks— Bad Sisters and Severance (both AppleTV) are both great. Both exceeded my expectations!

    8.31.22 | Reply
    • Jess wrote:

      Ohhh good recs! Need to try both.

      9.1.22 | Reply
  2. Lee wrote:

    Uncoupled (Netflix)
    Bridgerton (Netflix)
    Inventing Anna (Netflix)
    Maggie (Hulu)
    Dropout (Hulu)
    How I Met Your Father (Hulu)
    The Thing About Pam (NBC/Hulu)
    Winning Time (HBO Max)
    The Summer I Turned Pretty (Amazon Prime)

    8.31.22 | Reply
    • Jess wrote:

      Oh great list Lee! Thank you. Loved Bridgerton.

      9.1.22 | Reply
      • Lee wrote:

        And I just finished Partner Track on Netflix and loved it. (It’s also a book, which I did read)

        9.4.22 | Reply

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