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Feb 21, 2020

Press Pass LA Staff Picks For Best Shows to Binge Watch Right Now

Looking for a series to binge watch but worried about its quality? Don’t worry we have you covered.

Top of our list is Peaky Blinders. Cillian Murphy gives you a reason to live, weird 20’s bowl cut and all. You can binge the entire season on Netflix right now. This Crime/Drama is just waiting to get you hooked, here is the synopsis: Britain is a mixture of despair and hedonism in 1919 in the aftermath of the Great War. Returning soldiers, newly minted revolutions and criminal gangs are fighting for survival in a nation rocked by economic upheaval. One of the most powerful gangs of the time is the Peaky Blinders, run by returning war hero Thomas Shelby (Cillian Murphy) and his family. But Thomas has bigger ambitions than just running the streets. When a crate of guns goes missing, he recognizes an opportunity to advance in the world because crime may pay but legitimate business pays better. Trying to rid Britain of its crime is Inspector Chester Campbell, who arrives from Belfast to try to achieve that goal.

Want more of a crime mystery? Check out Marcella also available on Netflix. Murder Mystery fanatics are sure to gather all around for this series. Get ready to binge your weekend away. Here is the official synopsis: Acclaimed writer Hans Rosenfeldt continues his first British drama following the international success of the Swedish/Danish series “The Bridge.” Anna Friel stars in the lead role of Marcella Backland, a British police detective working in contemporary London. Set in Rosenfeldt’s unique style of “Nordic noir,” the body of a missing child is discovered inside a wall and a task force is assembled to catch the killer. A complex set of characters from all walks of life and interweaving storylines take viewers on a dark and emotional journey with turns at every corner.

High Fidelity recently dropped the entire series on Hulu and we can’t stop watching. A broken heart with a killer playlist, you won’t want to stop seeing this show and rooting for it’s protagonist Rob (Zoe Kravitz). Rob is the owner of a failing record store in New York City, where she sells music the old-fashioned way — on vinyl alongside her gay ex-boyfriend and outspoken best friend. Although they have an encyclopedic knowledge of pop music and are consumed by the music scene, it’s of no help to Rob, whose needle skips the love groove when his long-time boyfriend Cam walks out on her and traipses back to NYC mystery lady in tow. As he examines his failed attempts at romance and happiness, the process finds her being dragged, kicking and screaming, into adulthood. ( This is also a remake of a John Cusak film from 2000)

Head over to amazon Prime for the best show of the year, never mind best show of the decade Fleabag. Phoebe Waller-Bridge wrote the bible we’re writing it in blood and telling our children. With only two seasons, six episodes each and thirty minutes a-piece for the best dark comedy you’ll treat yourself to we don’t know what you’re doing if you’re not bingeing it. The synopsis for those of you living in a cave: A dry-witted woman, known only as Fleabag (God no wait, we mean Phoebe Waller-Bridge), has no filter as she navigates life and love in London while trying to cope with tragedy. The angry, grief-riddled woman tries to heal while rejecting anyone who tries to help her, but Fleabag continues to keep up her bravado through it all. Comic actress Phoebe Waller-Bridge stars as the titular character on the series, which is based on Waller-Bridge’s 2013 one-woman show of the same name.

Also bingeable and on Amazon Prime, Carnival Row. Starring Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevigne this will sate your fantasy palate, while also giving you mystery and political injustice. A growing population of mythological immigrant creatures struggles to coexist with humans after the creatures’ exotic homelands are invaded by the empires of man. The creatures are forbidden to live, love or fly with freedom, but hope lives in darkness. Human detective Rycroft “Philo” Philostrate and a refugee faerie, Vignette Stonemoss, rekindle a dangerous affair despite being in an increasingly intolerant society. Vignette has a secret that endangers Philo’s world during his most important case yet — a string of gruesome murders threatening the uneasy peace of the Row.

Need more comedy? With The Good Place entering its last season, this is the perfect time to dive in. When Eleanor Shellstrop (Kristin Bell) finds herself in the afterlife, she’s both relieved and surprised that she’s made it into the Good Place. But it doesn’t take long for Eleanor to realize she’s there by mistake. She hides in plain sight from the Good Place’s architect, Michael, and his all-knowing assistant, Janet. Her seemingly perfect neighbors, Tahani and Jason, and open-hearted soul mate, Chidi, help her realize that it’s never too late to change. With the help of her new friends — and a few enemies — Eleanor becomes determined to shed her old way of life in hopes of discovering a new one in the afterlife.