25 Unmissable Shows You Can Stream on Binge Right Now

25 Unmissable Shows You Can Stream on Binge Right Now
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Competition between streaming services in Australia is fierce, but it’s hard to deny some of the best TV shows are on Binge.

This is in large part due to the fact that Binge is home to most of the movies and TV shows in the HBO catalogue, which is widely considered to be some of the hottest content around.

From award-winning series to pop culture touchstones, here are some of the best shows you can find on Binge.

The best TV shows on Binge

The Last of Us

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The Last of Us stars Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey as Joel and Ellie, an unlikely duo forced together on a journey across a post-apocalyptic America that has been ravaged by a fungal pandemic.

Based on the highly acclaimed video game, hopes for The Last of Us were always going to be high, but it’s safe to say the TV show well exceeded them.


Love & Death

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Elizabeth Olsen pulls out another star turn in Love & Death, a dramatisation of the true crime case of Candy Montgomery, who was accused of murdering her friend Betty Gore with an axe.


The Walking Dead

The zombie show to end all zombie shows, The Walking Dead gave us 11 seasons of bloody and gory survival in the undead apocalypse. Some survived, many did not, but the ride was definitely gripping from start to end. Of course, this isn’t the real end with multiple spin-off shows on the way, but if you want to relive the series that started it all, it’s all over on Binge.


True Detective

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The dark anthology crime series True Detective follows a different group of police officers each season who are forced to face dark secrets in the cases they are investigating, as well as within themselves. Past seasons have starred the likes of Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson, Rachel McAdams and Mahershala Ali. A fourth season is also on the way with Jodie Foster in the lead.


The Sopranos

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The Sopranos is widely considered to be one of the best TV shows of all time and on Binge you can find out why for yourself.

The series stars James Gandolfini as Tony Soprano, an Italian-American mafia head in New Jersey who struggles to manage his family life alongside his criminal empire.


The White Lotus

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The White Lotus is the smash-hit dark comedy starring some of the best actors around (Jennifer Coolidge, Sydney Sweeney, Connie Britton, Aubrey Plaza need I name more?).

The series takes place at the luxurious White Lotus resort in Hawaii and Sicily, where the twisted secrets of the guests and staff collide over a week of “relaxing” vacations. Season 2 landed our girl Jennifer Coolidge a Golden Globe, so be sure to tune in if you haven’t already.


House of the Dragon

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To no one’s surprise, the Game of Thrones prequel House of the Dragon was an absolute hit, smashing viewership numbers and becoming the talk of the internet once again.

The series takes place hundreds of years before the birth of Daenerys Targaryen, at a time when the Targaryen dynasty reigned supreme. But a civil war is brewing within the family as matters of the royal succession come to the forefront.


His Dark Materials

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Phillip Pullman’s trilogy of YA novels gets a worthy adaptation in His Dark Materials. The series follows Lyra, an orphan who lives in a fantasy world where human souls exist externally as animals. On a quest to rescue a missing friend, she discovers a terrible secret.


Colin From Accounts

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Binge’s original Australian series Colin From Accounts has been a huge hit. Starring Patrick Brammall and Harriet Dyer, the show explores two “single-ish” people as they are brought together by a car accident and an injured dog.


The Sex Lives of College Girls

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Mindy Kaling and Justin Noble’s comedy series The Sex Lives of College Girls is nothing short of delightful.

The series follows four college roommates, Leighton, Whitney, Bela and Kimberly, as they study at the prestigious Essex college in New England and deal with the highs and lows of new classes, college parties and relationships.


Euphoria

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The darkly spectacular high school series Euphoria follows a group of teens as they endure the trials of love, social media, drugs and forming their own identities in this wild world.

It’s already earned Zendaya two Emmy awards and rocketed the likes of Sydney Sweeney, Hunter Schafer and Jacob Elordi to fame. Catch us watching this on repeat until Season 3.


Westworld

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For high-concept sci-fi fans, you can’t miss Westworld. The series adapts Michael Crichton’s famous novel about a wild west theme park inhabited by humanoid robots.

Over its four seasons, Westworld has taken us into multiple parks, a cyberpunk-style future city and through more mind-bending puzzles than you can count.


Barry

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Barry – Best shows on Binge (Image: HBO)

Bill Hader steals the show as Barry, a hitman who travels to Los Angeles to eliminate a target but ends up joining an acting class and questioning his career path.

Barry has scored multiple Emmy wins and more nominations than you can count, which reflects its high Rotten Tomatoes score of 99%.


I May Destroy You

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I May Destroy you raked in 9 Emmy nominations in 2021, and for good reason.

The story follows a successful writer in her 20s who tries to rebuild her life after being sexually assaulted. The TV show is timely, powerful and showcases Michaela Coel’s incredible talent.


Game of Thrones

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It wouldn’t be a ‘best shows on Binge’ list without the ultimate series that brought us all together for eight years: Game of Thrones.

The sprawling fantasy epic takes place in the fictional lands of Westeros as noble families lead their kingdoms to war over the Iron Throne.


The Staircase

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The thrilling true crime documentary that captured the world has been turned into an HBO drama with The Staircase. Starring mega stars Colin Firth and Toni Collette as Michael and Kathleen Peterson, the episodes explore the suspicious death of the latter after she is found at the bottom of the staircase in their family home.


Reservation Dogs

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Reservation Dogs – Best Shows on Binge (Image: FX)

Reservation Dogs brings the great minds of Sterlin Harjo and Taika Waititi together for a story about four Indigenous teenagers trying to escape from rural Oklahoman to the mysterious land of California.


Betty

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If you like teen shows and comedy you’ll probably like Betty.

The TV show follows a group of diverse young women who are trying to survive the predominantly male world of skateboarding in New York City.


Doom Patrol

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Doom Patrol – Best shows on Binge (Image: Warner Bros.)

A surprise choice, but the unlikely superhero team of misfits in Doom Patrol have worked their way to the top of the Rotten Tomatoes ratings.

The team is made up of heroes who have all suffered some form of a horrific accident that has left them disfigured but with superhuman abilities. They’re definitely not your typical Justice League, but it’s well worth a watch for superhero fans.


The Flight Attendant

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The Flight Attendant – Best Shows on Binge (Image: Binge/HBO)

Kaley Cuoco proves herself as a leading lady in HBO’s thriller The Flight Attendant. Cuoco plays Cassie, a flight attendant who spends her life recklessly drinking and sleeping with strangers. When she wakes up next to a dead body one day, she has to piece things together to try and figure out who the killer is.


Watchmen

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Watchmen – Best shows on Binge (Image: HBO)

Zack Snyder’s take on DC’s seminal comic book series Watchmen was met with mixed reviews, but there’s no doubt the new HBO series is one to watch.

Watchmen takes place years after the events of the comics and explores racial tensions in a small town in Oklahoma where police conceal their identities behind masks.


Chernobyl

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Chernobyl – Best shows on Binge (Image: HBO)

Chernobyl is a nuclear disaster that many of us know about thanks to history lessons, but you haven’t seen the story told quite like this.

The HBO miniseries tells some of the lesser-known stories around the Chernobyl disaster, including the first responders on the scene and the workers who tried to stop it from happening.


Mare of Easttown

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Mare of Easttown – Best shows on Binge (Image: HBO)

There’s been no shortage of talk about Mare of Easttown since it debuted in 2021.

Kate Winslet’s gripping performance as a police officer attempting to hold her life together while investigating a mysterious murder certainly got audiences and critics talking, and it scored 16 nominations at the 2021 Emmys.


Succession

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Succession – Best shows on Binge (Image: HBO)

One of Binge’s biggest shows is, without a doubt, Succession, and it has a long list of Emmy nominations and wins to back it up.

Succession follows the members of the Roy family, who consistently compete with each other for power as they run the multimedia conglomerate Waystar Royco. Try as they might, only one can be the CEO.


Peacemaker

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It’s no secret the DC extended universe has been through a pretty rough couple of years, but now that James Gunn is in charge, things are turning a corner.

James Gunn boosted DC’s offerings yet again with his The Suidice Squad spin-off show Peacemaker, which stars Jon Cena as the goofy antihero who is recruited by the mysterious ARGUS investigation to help them solve a mission of superhero proportions. It’s bloody, raunchy and refreshing television for the world of DC.


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This article has been updated since its original publish date.


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