There is nothing better than a good aul binge to treat yourself after a stressful day of work, studying or just when life is getting you down and you need to escape from it all. If you need a laugh, a cry or a good scare you'll find them all on this list. Here are 17 of the best shows you can binge watch right now:
1. Big Little Lies
The dark comedy-drama focuses on the lives of 3 mothers whose apparently perfect lives unravel to the point of murder. Big Little Lies features a first-rate cast with Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, and Shailene Woodley all starring in the hit show.
2. Broad City
If you're a fan of Girls you'll love Broadcity. The shows centres on a real-life friendship and the pairs attempt to "make it" in New York.
3. The Get Down
If you love music from the 70's you'll love this Baz Luhrmann created Netflix show. The series is set in The Bronx in the 1970s and charts the rise of hip-hop and disco music from the perspective of teenagers and their life story.
4. Crazy Heads
The Channel 4 show is available on the UK Netflix and is worth the watch for its outstanding duo of Amy and Raquel and its brilliant take on comedy horror. The pair can see demon souls that live inside normal everyday people and it's their job to eliminate the demons which result in hilarious consequences.
5. American Horror Story
Binge watch up to season 5 on Netflix. Each season of AHS focuses on a different setting which is usually haunted or ran by evil characters such as an asylum and hotel. It is an anthology series which means each season is a stand alone with standout seasons including Murder House, Asylum, and Hotel. Actresses Sarah Paulson, Jessica Lange and Kathy Bates make it a superb show.
6. Travel Man
Richard Ayoade of the IT Crowd interviews celebrity guests by travelling with them around the world in 48 hours.
7. The Crown
If you love period or historical dramas and are intrigued by the Royal family you'll love this. The cinematography and acting are superb. The show is available to stream on Netflix now.
8. Black Mirror
The popular Channel 4 show was taken over by Netflix and its 3rd season is the most terrifying yet. The show examines modern fears around technology through a first person narrative with the 3rd series starring actors such as Bryce Dallas Howard.
9. RuPaul's Drag Race (Season 9)
The bitchiest and funniest reality TV show on right now RuPaul's Drag Race continues to make us all laugh and gag over the drag looks. The show centres on 14 drag queens competing to become America's Next Drag Superstar. If you've never watched it binge now on Netflix. Enjoy!
Sadly, Girls is in its final season and if you've never watched before you're in for a treat. The show focuses on four girls struggling through their 20's in Brooklyn, New York and is the brainchild of feminist and author Lena Dunham.
11. Grace & Frankie
Grace & Frankie centres on the lives of two women in their 60's who have to face life post-divorce. You cannot sit through this and not laugh at Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin as they smoke weed, discuss the annoyance of growing old and create a lube for geriatrics.
The comedy centres on a wealthy African American family whose parents struggle to teach their spoilt children about urban culture.
The comedy drama is considered a casual look at dating through the perspective of characters Mickey and Gus.
14. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Unbreakable KS focuses on Kimmy Schmidt who was locked inside a bunker for over ten years and her life in New York post bunker. The show takes a serious premise and hilariously turns it on its head. Watch it for the standout cast alone which includes the fabulous character Titus Andromedon ( Tituss Burgess).
The comedy-drama centres on Lucifer Morningstar who is the Devil. Lucifer decides to resign as the Devil and move to Earth to live in LA and run a nightclub. Watch for the simple reason that Lucifer helps the LAPD solve some of their cases and becomes infatuated with a police officer.
16. Santa Clarita Diet
Drew Barrymore is everyone's favourite leading lady. Barrymore stars as Sheila, a real estate agent who dies and comes back to life as a functioning zombie. If you dislike gory things it's probably best to avoid but beware you're missing the laughs.
17. 13 Reasons Why...
A harrowing take on suicide, 13 Reasons Why focuses on Hannah a 17-year-old who has killed herself. Hannah leaves behind tapes for 13 people she blames for her suicide and when they're done listening they have to pass it on to the next person. Chilling stuff.
Sit back, relax and binge for your life.