What Should You Binge Watch Next? 100+ Recommendations from Cord Cutters News Readers

We asked for binge-worthy series recommendations, and Cord Cutters News readers delivered. If you’re looking for a new show to watch, we’ve got you covered with more than 100 suggestions in over a dozen categories, all available to stream. These are the series that CCN readers are watching (or re-watching) lately.

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

Stranger Things: Strange things are afoot in Hawkins, Indiana, where a young boy’s sudden disappearance unearths a young girl with otherworldly powers. Watch on Netflix

Fringe: An F.B.I. agent is forced to work with an institutionalized scientist and his son in order to rationalize a brewing storm of unexplained phenomena. Watch on Amazon Prime Video

Colony: When LA is invaded by outside forces and becomes a walled-in settlement, a former FBI agent and his wife risk everything to find their lost son. Watch on Netflix

Lost in Space: After crash-landing on an alien planet, the Robinson family fights against all odds to survive and escape. But they’re surrounded by hidden dangers. Watch on Netflix

Haven: Crime series with supernatural shadings as an FBI agent assigned to a case in Maine finds herself on the trail of unexplained and spooky occurrences. Based on the Stephen King novella “The Colorado Kid.” Watch on Tubi

The 100: A century after Earth was devastated by a nuclear apocalypse, 100 space station residents are sent to the planet to determine whether it’s habitable. Watch on Netflix

Star Trek: Deep Space 9: In this “Star Trek” spin-off, Commander Sisko leads the multi-species crew of Deep Space Nine, a Federation space station with a complex mission. Watch on Netflix

Merlin: This action-packed fantasy-drama revisits the saga of King Arthur and his wizard, Merlin, by focusing on the two characters when they were ambitious young men struggling to understand their destinies. Watch on Pluto TV

Alice in Borderland: Obsessed gamer Arisu suddenly finds himself in a strange, emptied-out version of Tokyo in which he and his friends must compete in dangerous games in order to survive. Watch on Netflix

The Magicians: When grad student Quentin Coldwater enters a college specializing in magic, he learns that the mythic fantasy world he once read about is very real. Watch on Netflix

Thriller & Mystery

Mr. Mercedes: A retired detective sets out on a dangerous and potentially felonious crusade when a serial killer begins tormenting him through a series of letters and emails. Watch on Peacock

Money Heist: Eight thieves take hostages and lock themselves in the Royal Mint of Spain as a criminal mastermind manipulates the police to carry out his plan. Watch on Netflix

Altered Carbon: After 250 years on ice, a prisoner returns to life in a new body with one chance to win his freedom: by solving a mind-bending murder. Watch on Netflix

Apple Tree Yard: Apple Tree Yard is a stunning psychological thriller about a respected female scientist and the single irrational act that leads to her standing trial for murder. Watch on Hulu

The Flight Attendant: A flight attendant’s life gets turned upside down after she wakes up in a hotel room with a dead man but with no memory of what happened. Watch on HBO Max

Home Before Dark: A mystery inspired by the reporting of a real nine-year-old journalist. When a young girl and her family move back to the small town her father left behind, her pursuit of the truth leads to the unearthing of a long-buried case. Watch on Apple TV+

The Sister: Almost a decade into his new devoted, married life, Nathan is rocked to the core when Bob, an unwelcome face from the past, turns up on his doorstep with shocking news, triggering a series of catastrophic decisions. Watch on Hulu

Action & Adventure

The Boys: Superheroes are often as popular as celebrities, as influential as politicians, and sometimes even as revered as gods. But that’s when they’re using their powers for good. What happens when the heroes go rogue and start abusing their powers? Watch on Amazon Prime Video

The Mandalorian: A lone gunfighter makes his way through the outer reaches of the galaxy, far from the authority of the New Republic. Watch on Disney+

The Flash: A forensics expert who wakes from a coma with amazing new powers squares off against forces threatening the city in this live-action superhero romp. Watch on Netflix

Arrow: Based on DC Comics’ Green Arrow, an affluent playboy becomes a vengeful superhero, saving the city from villains armed with just a bow and arrows. Watch on Netflix

Agent Carter: 1946. Working for the covert SSR (Strategic Scientific Reserve), Peggy finds herself doing administrative work when she would rather be out in the field taking down the bad guys. Watch on Disney+

Classic Series

Leave it to Beaver: The adventures of Ward, June, Wally and Beaver Cleaver. Watch on Peacock

The Mary Tyler Moore Show: Mary Richards is a thirty-something single woman who settles in Minneapolis after breaking up with a boyfriend. She lands a job as an associate producer of the evening news at WJM-TV, which happens to be the area’s lowest-rated station. Watch on Hulu

M*A*S*H: Members of the 4077th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital care for the injured during the Korean War and use humor to escape from the horror and depression of the situation. Watch on Hulu

Quantum Leap: A psychiatrist travels through time to alter people’s futures for the better. Watch on The Roku Channel

Cheers: Sam Malone, former relief pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, runs a cozy Boston bar called Cheers, where everybody knows your name. Watch on Peacock

Golden Girls: Four mature women live together in Miami and experience the joys and angst of their golden years. Watch on Hulu

The Waltons: The life of a Depression-era family in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains is the subject of this wholesome series. The show is seen from the point of view of eldest son John Boy, who eventually goes to college, serves in World War II and becomes a novelist. Watch on Philo

Magnum P.I: Private investigator Thomas Magnum solves crimes in Hawaii. Watch on The Roku Channel

Drama

Yellowstone: Yellowstone follows a Montana ranching family led by John Dutton (Kevin Costner). The Duttons own the largest contiguous ranch in the U.S. and fight to protect their land from multiple threats. Watch on Peacock

Star Trek: Picard: Set at the end of the 24th century, Star Trek: Picard revolves around retired admiral Jean-Luc Picard; he is still deeply affected by the loss of Lieutenant Commander Data, portrayed by Brent Spiner, and the destruction of Romulus, and steps into the next chapter of his life. Watch on CBS All Access

The Last Resort: After being declared enemies of the state, the crew of the Colorado finds refuge on an island. Watch on The Roku Channel

Away: Commander Emma Green leaves behind her husband and daughter to lead an international crew of astronauts on a perilous three-year mission to Mars. Watch on Netflix

Limetown: Journalist Lia Haddock attempts to solve the mystery behind the disappearance of over 300 people at a neuroscience research facility in Tennessee. Watch on Peacock

The Queen’s Gambit: In a 1950s orphanage, a young girl reveals an astonishing talent for chess and begins an unlikely journey to stardom while grappling with addiction. Watch on Netflix

The Morning Show: An unapologetically candid drama that looks at the modern workplace through the lens of the people who help wake America up. Pull back the curtain on early morning TV. Watch on Apple TV+

Shameless: This dramedy based on a British series centers on siblings in a dysfunctional Chicago family who struggle while coping with their alcoholic father. Watch on Netflix

Ratched: In 1947, Mildred Ratched begins working as a nurse at a leading psychiatric hospital. But beneath her stylish exterior lurks a growing darkness. Watch on Netflix

Game of Thrones: Summers span decades. Winters can last a lifetime. And the struggle for the Iron Throne begins. Based on the bestselling book series by George R.R. Martin and created by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. Watch on HBO Max

Brokenwood Mysteries: This quirky New Zealand mystery follows DI Mike Shepherd, who arrives to the seemingly peaceful town of Brokenwood with a classic car, a country music collection, and an indeterminate number of ex-wives. His assistant, DC Kristin Sims, is a by-the-book investigator 15 years younger than her boss’s car. Shepherd soon discovers that Brokenwood is full of secrets and suspicions. Watch on Acorn TV

Lost: The survivors of Oceanic Flight 815 were 1,000 miles off course when they crashed on a lush, mysterious island. Each person possesses a shocking secret, but they’ve got nothing on the island itself, which harbors a monstrous security system, a series of underground bunkers and a group of violent survivalists hidden in the shadows. Watch on Hulu

The Undoing: A therapist’s life unravels after she learns that her husband might be responsible for a widespread disaster. Watch on HBO Max

The Americans: The Americans is a period drama about the complex marriage of two KGB spies posing as Americans in suburban Washington D.C. during the Reagan administration. Watch on Amazon Prime Video

Wentworth: Bea Smith is locked up while awaiting trial for the alleged attempted murder of her husband and must learn how life works in prison. Watch on Netflix

Defending Jacob: A family’s lives are irreparably disrupted when the son is accused of murdering a fellow classmate in this dramatic legal thriller. Watch on Apple TV+

Historical Drama

Downton Abbey: This historical drama follows the lives of the Crawley family and their servants in the family’s Edwardian country house. Watch on Peacock

The Restaurant: Described as the next Downton Abbey, this sprawling ensemble drama begins at the end of WW2 and runs across two decades, following the ever-changing lives of the Lowander family and the popular restaurant they run. Watch on Sundance Now

Reign: This vivid historical drama series tells of the rise to power of Mary, Queen of Scots, amid a court full of sexual and political intrigue. Watch on Netflix

All Creatures Great and Small: James Herriot’s adventures as a veterinarian in 1930s Yorkshire get a glorious new adaptation in All Creatures Great and Small, a seven-part series based on his beloved books. Watch on PBS Masterpiece

Vikings: Bjorn Ironside has ambitions for the Kingdom of Kattegat, he dreams of peace and prosperity, but the fates have a different plan for the new King. Watch on Hulu

The Durrells in Corfu: Based on naturalist Gerald Durrell’s much-loved trilogy of novels, The Durrells in Corfu sees impoverished but sparky widow Louisa Durrell make the radical decision to leave 1930s England to seek out a new destiny for her family. Watch on Amazon Prime Video

Deadwood: Deadwood is set in a mining town that was not part of any U.S. state or territory in the post-Civil War years, and thus was literally lawless. Deadwood attracts people looking to get rich after a huge gold strike, as well as those looking to capitalize on the lack of organized law in the town, built on land stolen from the Sioux. Watch on HBO Max

The Crown: This drama follows the political rivalries and romance of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign and the events that shaped the second half of the 20th century. Watch on Netflix

Mr. Selfridge: In 1909 London, an American retail tycoon arrives at the unfashionable end of Oxford Street to jettison fusty British tradition and open one of the finest department stores the world has ever seen. Watch on PBS Masterpiece

The Spanish Princess: The Spanish Princess returns viewers to the world of Tudor royal court intrigue, continuing the story from the Starz miniseries The White Queen and the Starz limited series The White Princess. Watch on Starz

Teen Drama

Gilmore Girls: Fiercely independent single mom Lorelai raises gifted, Ivy League-bound daughter Rory amid a continual stream of quick-witted repartee. Watch on Netflix

Heartland: Spunky teenager Amy is reeling from the sudden death of her mother when she and her grandfather are threatened with the loss of their horse ranch. Watch on Netflix

Gossip Girl: Gossip Girl is told through the eyes of an all-knowing blogger who is determined to uncover and fuel every scandal possible – including the intense rivalry between two girls, Serena and Blair, via their constant, avidly read text messages. Watch on HBO Max

Riverdale: While navigating the troubled waters of sex, romance, school and family, teen Archie and his gang become entangled in a dark Riverdale mystery. Watch on Netflix

Outer Banks: On an island of haves and have-nots, teen John B enlists his three best friends to hunt for a legendary treasure linked to his father’s disappearance. Watch on Netflix

Crime Drama

Bosch: Based on Michael Connelly’s best selling novels, Harry Bosch, an LAPD homicide detective, stands trial for the fatal shooting of a serial murder suspect. A cold case involving the remains of a missing boy forces Bosch to confront his past. Watch on Amazon Prime Video

Broadchurch: After a young boy is murdered in the small seaside town of Broadchurch, local detectives Ellie Miller and Alec Hardy are assigned the mysterious case. Watch on Netflix

Unbelievable: After a young woman is accused of lying about a rape, two female detectives investigate a spate of eerily similar attacks. Inspired by true events. Watch on Netflix

Your Honor: A respected judge’s son is involved in a hit-and-run that leads to a high-stakes game of lies, deceit and impossible choices. Watch on Showtime

Longmire: This contemporary crime thriller focuses on a Wyoming sheriff who’s rebuilding his life and career following the death of his wife. Watch on Netflix

Lupin: Inspired by the adventures of Arsène Lupin, gentleman thief Assane Diop sets out to avenge his father for an injustice inflicted by a wealthy family. Watch on Netflix

Lucifer: Bored with being the Lord of Hell, the devil relocates to Los Angeles, where he opens a nightclub and forms a connection with a homicide detective. Watch on Netflix

Ozark: A financial adviser drags his family from Chicago to the Missouri Ozarks, where he must launder $500 million in five years to appease a drug boss. Watch on Netflix

Fargo: In 1950 Kansas City, the fourth installment of Fargo centers on two criminal syndicates who are fighting for a piece of the American dream and have struck an uneasy peace. Together, they control an alternate economy of exploitation, graft, and drugs. Watch on Hulu

The Closer: Brenda Johnson, an Atlanta police detective, moves to Los Angeles and heads up a squad that handles sensitive, high-profile homicides. Although she clashes with some colleagues, her skills as a CIA-trained interrogator prove invaluable in obtaining confessions. Watch on HBO Max

Peaky Blinders: A notorious gang in 1919 Birmingham, England, is led by the fierce Tommy Shelby, a crime boss set on moving up in the world no matter the cost. Watch on Netflix

Romantic Drama

Virgin River: Searching for a fresh start, a nurse practitioner moves from LA to a remote northern California town and is surprised by what — and who — she finds. Watch on Netflix

Bridgerton: The eight close-knit siblings of the Bridgerton family look for love and happiness in London high society. Inspired by Julia Quinn’s bestselling novels. Watch on Netflix

Outlander: This epic tale adapted from Diana Gabaldon’s popular series of fantasy-romance novels focuses on the drama of two time-crossed lovers. Watch on Netflix

Cedar Cove: Judge Olivia Lockhart is considered the community’s guiding light in the picturesque, coastal town of Cedar Cove, Washington. But like everyone else, Olivia fights the uphill battle of balancing career with family and finding love, all the while doing her best to care for the township she calls home. Watch on Hallmark Movies Now

Last Tango in Halifax: Two widowed childhood sweethearts fall for each other all over again when they are reunited over the Internet after nearly 60 years. Watch on Netflix

Comedy

The Good Place: Due to an error, self-absorbed Eleanor Shellstrop arrives at the Good Place after her death. Determined to stay, she tries to become a better person. Watch on Netflix

Ted Lasso: Small-time football coach Ted Lasso is hired to coach a professional soccer team in England, despite having no experience coaching soccer. Watch on Apple TV+

Schitt’s Creek: Suddenly broke, the formerly filthy-rich Rose family is reduced to living in a ramshackle motel in a town they once bought as a joke: Schitt’s Creek. Watch on Netflix

New Girl: Zooey Deschanel brings out her offbeat charm in this sitcom about a quirky teacher and three male roomies. Watch on Netflix

Big Bang Theory: Leonard and Sheldon are brilliant physicists, the kind of ”beautiful minds” that understand how the universe works. But none of that genius helps them interact with people, especially women. All this begins to change when a free-spirited beauty named Penny moves in next door. Watch on HBO Max

Superstore: An oddball family of employees at supersized megastore Cloud 9 tackles the day-to-day grind of rabid bargain hunters, riot-causing sales and nap-worthy training sessions. Watch on Hulu

The Mindy Project: A single-camera comedy, starring Mindy Kaling, that follows a skilled OB/GYN navigating the tricky waters of both her personal and professional life, as she pursues her dreams of becoming the perfect woman, finding the perfect man and getting her perfect romantic comedy ending. Watch on Hulu

Derry Girls: Amidst the political conflict of Northern Ireland in the 1990s, five high school students square off with the universal challenges of being a teenager. Watch on Netflix

Call My Agent: At a top Paris talent firm, agents scramble to keep their star clients happy — and their business afloat — after an unexpected crisis. Watch on Netflix

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia: It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia features Mac, Dennis, Charlie, Sweet Dee and Frank, five ne’er-do-wells who own and operate Paddy’s Pub in Philadelphia. Their constant scheming usually lands them in a world of hurt, yet they never seem to learn from their mistakes. Watch on Hulu

I Hate Suzie: Suzie Pickles has her life upended when she is hacked and pictures of her emerge online in an extremely compromising position. Aided by her best friend and manager, Naomi, Suzie tries to hold her life together. Watch on HBO Max

Kim’s Convenience: While running a convenience store in Toronto, members of a Korean-Canadian family deal with customers, each other and the evolving world around them. Watch on Netflix

Please Like Me: As Josh and his friends muddle through life, sex gets complicated, relationships wax and wane, friends struggle to see eye to eye, and the dog always steals the show. Simply put, everything is so delightfully awkward. Watch on Hulu

Veep: Veep follows the VP as she puts out political fires, juggles her public schedule and private life, and does everything within her limited powers to improve her dysfunctional relationship with the chief executive. Watch on HBO Max

Dark Comedy

Dead to Me: A hotheaded widow searching for the hit-and-run driver who mowed down her husband befriends an eccentric optimist who isn’t quite what she seems. Watch on Netflix

Imposters: Supported by a team of fellow thieves, a con artist lures her targets into matrimony and then absconds with their fortunes in this darkly comic series. Watch on Netflix

Barry: Disillusioned at the thought of taking down another “mark,” depressed, low-level hit man Barry Berkman seeks a way out. When the Midwesterner reluctantly travels to Los Angeles to execute a hit on an actor who is bedding a mobster’s wife, little does Barry know that the City of Angels may be his sanctuary. Watch on HBO Max

Fleabag: A dry-witted woman, known only as Fleabag, has no filter as she navigates life and love in London while trying to cope with tragedy. Watch on Amazon Prime Video

Competition

The Great British Baking Show: A talented batch of amateur bakers face off in a 10-week competition, whipping up their best dishes in the hopes of being named the U.K.’s best. Watch on Netflix

The Great Pottery Throwdown: Seeking to unearth Britain’s best home potter, each season of the series follows ten potters as they forge fantastic creations in a competition-style format. At the conclusion of each episode, one potter faces elimination after the judge’s scrutiny and review for the chance to become Potter of the Week. Watch on HBO Max

Blown Away: Ten master artists turn up the heat in glassblowing sculpture challenges for the chance to win $60,000 in prizes and the title of champion. Watch on Netflix

The Big Flower Fight: Ten pairs of florists, sculptors and garden designers face off in a friendly floral fight to see who can build the biggest, boldest garden sculptures. Watch on Netflix

Documentary/Reality

Escape to the Chateau: Dick Strawbridge and his partner Angel Adoree purchase an abandoned French chateau in the hope of restoring it to its former 19th-century glory. Watch on Peacock

Below Deck: A young and single crew lives, loves and works aboard a luxurious yacht. Watch on Peacock

Love It or List It: Interior designer Hilary Farr and real estate agent David Visentin compete for the affections of fed-up homeowners looking to either renovate or sell. Watch on Discovery+

Log Cabin Kings: These master log-smiths and artisans hand craft each home on their log yard, take them apart, and then ship the homes all around the world to be reconstructed wherever their clients want. Watch on Hulu

House of Ho: Chronicling the lives of the members of a wealthy Vietnamese-American family living the American Dream in Houston, Texas. Watch on HBO Max

Grand Designs: Presented by designer and writer Kevin McCloud, each episode follows different people who have set out to pursue their vision of a dream home by building it themselves. Each project is completely unique, with many calling for custom-made elements that make the final result not only a home, but also a work of art. Watch on Crackle

Take Home Chef: Australian author and chef Curtis Stone unexpectedly approaches a person at the grocery store and offers to cook dinner for him or her. If the offer is accepted, Stone heads to the person’s home and, with their help, he prepares the meal as a surprise for the person’s significant other. Watch on Discovery+

Animated

The Simpsons: This long-running animated comedy focuses on the eponymous family in the town of Springfield in an unnamed U.S. state. Watch on Disney+

Bob’s Burgers: Bob Belcher is a third-generation restaurateur who runs Bob’s Burgers with his loving wife and their three children. Bob believes his burgers speak for themselves and isn’t afraid to offer a variety of off-beat creations. Watch on Hulu

Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Clone Wars chronicles the adventures of Anakin Skywalker, Yoda, Obi-Wan Kenobi and other popular characters from the `Star Wars’ universe during the violent Clone Wars, as dwindling numbers of Jedi knights struggle to restore peace. Watch on Disney+

Archer: The series follows the exploits of a dysfunctional intelligence agency, led by Sterling Archer and seven of his colleagues—his mother Malory Archer, Lana Kane, Cyril Figgis, Cheryl Tunt, Pam Poovey, Ray Gillette and Dr. Algernop Krieger. Watch on Hulu

King of the Hill: Set in Texas, this animated series follows the life of propane salesman Hank Hill, who lives with his substitute-teacher wife Peggy, wannabe comedian son Bobby, and deadbeat niece Luanne. Hank has strikingly stereotypical views about God and country but is unpretentious and sees the world simply. Watch on Hulu