The Best TV Series To Binge Watch Right Now (2022) – Box Sets You’ll Not Want To Stop Watching

Still stuck in the house or just love to watch TV? Either way, now the the perfect time to binge watch some of the best box sets!

There’s plenty of TV to binge watch while we are all in another lockdown. Some shows may not have returned for a new series because of the global situation, but there’s plenty of must watch TV series to watch or catch up on.

There’s drama and thrillers, as well as the lighter side such as comedy and romance. I have also watched a ton of sports programmes which are epic, and I’ll feature those too.

Some of these shows are still on going, some have just finished or started their current seasons, and some are now finished.

These days we have so many ways to watch box sets: SKY, Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, Apple TV+, Disney+ and free box sets from the likes of BBC iPlayer ITV and Channel 4.

Here’s the best TV series to binge watch this year (so far!), they are so addictive to watch!

Get yourself some food and drinks, sit back, you’re going to be entertained for hours.

The Best Box Sets & Series On Sky TV

There’s so many great shows on Sky, many of which you can catch up on if you’ve missed them first time round.

Channels including Sky One, Sky Atlantic, Sky Comedy and Sky Documentaries are the home to some of the biggest shows from the UK, US and abroad. If you’ve heard of some great shows on HBO and Showtime in the U.S.A, you’ll find them on Sky.

Here’s some of the best series on Sky you can watch right now.

Euphoria - Must Watch TV Show To Catch Up On

Euphoria

I love Euphoria, It has fast become my favourite TV show. Started in 2019, halted because of the pandemic, 2 specials followed in 2021 with season 2 finishing in 2022.

The show is a coming of age kind of series, set around high school kids discovering themselves. It’s very hard hitting and edgy, and is all about drugs, sexuality, sex and the other dramas which circulate around old teens in the modern day.

It’s a brilliant show, and if you haven’t already seen it, you should catch up starting from the beginning. It’s a bit of a slow burner, but you’ll be glad you invested your time.

Euphoria is a show and series which comes highly recommended.

Channel: SKY Atlantic
Length: 1 Hour (1 hour 10 mins including ad breaks)
Number Of Seasons: 2 (plus 2 specials)
Number Of Episodes: 18

Billions TV Show

Billions

Billions is a brilliant TV show which is now into it’s 6th season on SKY Atlantic (Showtime in the USA).

It’s a brilliant drama which started out as Bobby Axelrod and Chuck Rhodes: The hedge fund manager vs the Attorney, in a dramatic good vs evil show.

Bobby Axelrod (Damien Lewis) left after season 5, with a new enemy of his, Michael Prince taking over Axe Capital. Season 6 was a strange one with Axe not being in it, but it’s still been a good season with Michael Prince assuming the role of bad guy billionaire.

Channel: SKY Atlantic
Episode Length: 1 Hour
Number Of Seasons: 6
Number Of Episodes: 72

Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty

Winning Time The Rise Of The Lakers Dynasty

You don’t have to be a big basketball fan to enjoy the sports drama that is Winning Time.

As the name suggests it’s about the rise of the LA Lakers in the 1980s with players like Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. I love shows like this, which draw heavily on real life events but adds that bit of dramatization to it.

It’s a lot more than basketball, with a lot of the show about the owners, and the struggles of players and all the staff within the team. It’s a brilliant watch.

Channel: SKY Atlantic
Episode Length: 1~ Hour
Number Of Seasons: 1
Number Of Episodes: 10

Your Honor TV Series

Your Honor

A dramatic thriller, Your Honor is a gripping TV show on Sky Atlantic which is a fantastic watch. The show opens with a teenage driver accidentally killing another teenager who’s riding a motorbike.

It’s then discovered that the driver of the car is the son of a top judge, and the kid who he killed just happens to be the son of one of the biggest crime bosses in New Orleans.

I won’t put in any more spoilers, but it’s been a brilliant watch and definitely binge-worthy. The only bad thing is the spelling of “Honour” which is spelled Honor (since it’s an American show).

Channel: SKY Atlantic
Episode Length: 1 Hour
Number Of Seasons: 1
Number Of Episodes: 10

Gangs Of London - A TV Show Worth Watching

Gangs Of London

If you’re into a crime drama, Gangs Of London is definitely the one to watch this year. It premiered on SKY Atlantic in April 2020, and is a great watch.

It centres around the Wallace family who have a focus on crime, as well as their partners and rival gangs. There is twists and turns in the story, and it keeps you gripped.

It’s incredibly violent and bloody, so if you aren’t into that, you might want to give this one a miss. If a gangster thriller sounds like it’s up your street, it’s worth watching.

I highly recommend this.

Channel: SKY Atlantic
Episode Length: 1 Hour
Number Of Seasons: 1
Number Of Episodes: 9

Ballers Season 4 On Sky Atlantic

Ballers

Ballers made it’s final ever season last year, it will be missed. But the good news is that there’s a massive 5 seasons to re-watch, that’s 47 episodes.

It’s a comedy drama type of series, which has the backdrop of American Football.

Don’t worry, you don’t need to understand or even like American Football to enjoy this show. It’s all about the life of people inside the game, from agents to managers and players, similar to Entourage was for the film industry.

Channel: SKY Comedy / SKY Atlantic
Episode Length: 30 Minutes
Number Of Seasons: 5
Number Of Episodes: 47

Chernobyl TV Show

Chernobyl

One of the best shows in recent years was Chernobyl. I’ve always been fascinated with the terrible disaster that has been known as Chernobyl, but never knew much about it.

This is a drama show which is done really, really well, and tells the story. It’s captivating and it will keep you hooked.

The good thing is that now all the shows have aired, you can binge watch this one, so it comes down to how much time you want to spend on watching the show in a day.

Channel: SKY Atlantic
Episode Length: 1 Hour
Number Of Seasons: 1
Total Number Of Episodes: 6

Black Monday TV Show

Black Monday

I love shows which are based on real life with a hint of comedy and drama, and that’s what Black Monday is all about. It’s about the Wall Street crash of the 80’s, which has been called Black Monday.

The show sets out to show what happened on Black Monday in 1987, and stars Don Cheadle as the owner of the Wall Street firm The Jammer Group, taking you back a year right up to the day of the crash.

Season 2 and 3 followed, with a total of 30 episodes to binge watch.

Channel: SKY Atlantic
Episode Length: ~30 Minutes
Number Of Seasons: 3
Number Of Episodes: 30

Silicone Valley - 9PM Wednesdays on Sky Atlantic

Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley is based around a tech start up in, you guessed it, Silicon Valley. It’s a comedy drama kind of show, mostly about 5 guys who are friends and programmers. It goes from a new start up Pied Piper, and over 6 seasons the show has evolved from there.

Channel: SKY Comedy / SKY Atlantic
Episode Length: ~30 Minutes
Number Of Seasons: 6
Number Of Episodes: 53

Girls

Guilty pleasure or just a great TV show. Girls is of a comedy drama mostly about 4 girls, all friends but all have different personalities.

It’s kind of like a modern day Sex in the City mashed up with Friends. One for millennials that love a good coming of age show.

It ran from 2012 – 2017 but can still be seen on SKY or on DVD.

Channel: SKY Atlantic / DVD
Episode Length: ~30 Minutes
Number Of Seasons: 6
Number Of Episodes: 62

Game Of Thrones

Game Of Thrones

Winter Is Coming? I wouldn’t know. Am I the only one who didn’t watch Game Of Thrones?

I could now, and if you want to, now’s the best time to start a binge watch. It’s all over with now, but there’s plenty of episodes to binge on, and it will take you some time to get through them all.

Channel: SKY Atlantic
Length: 50-82 Minutes
Number Of Seasons: 8
Number Of Episodes: 73

Entourage binge watch TV Show

Entourage

Entourage was my favourite TV show years ago, and I think it could be the best tv show to binge watch ever! Each episode is only around 30 minutes long, and it’s got 96 episodes split over 8 seasons.

It follows the story of Vinny Chase who is the movie star, and is in Hollywood with his friends which include Turtle, Eric and his half brother Johnny “Drama” Chase. One of the best characters in the show is his agent, Ari Gold, who is always funny.

There’s tons of other supporting characters throughout the series, including cameo appearances from lots of celebrities. It’s so easy to binge watch an entire season in no time at all.

Channel: SKY Atlantic/SKY Comedy/DVD
Length: 30~ Minutes
Number Of Seasons: 8
Number Of Episodes: 96

Fresh Prince Of Bel Air

Fresh Prince Of Bel Air

I couldn’t finish the list without some nostalgia, and it’s the Fresh Prince Of Bel Air. It’s now showing on SKY Comedy and BBC iPlayer, and you can binge watch everything!

I used to really like Fresh Prince back in the 90’s, it was brilliant. You can now re-watch all over again, or watch for the first time if you missed it first time round.

Get your fix of funny with this 90’s comedy that is completely timeless.

Channel: SKY Comedy/BBC iPlayer
Length: 25~ Minutes
Number Of Seasons: 6
Number Of Episodes: 148

Best Series On Amazon Prime Video

Amazon has some of the best shows and box sets when it comes to streaming. There’s Amazon Originals as well as shows it’s brought to the platform from other channels. Here’s some good box sets to watch right now.

Cruel Summer Review - Brilliant Nostalgic Teen Drama On Amazon Prime Video

Cruel Summer

The story set over 3 summers, 1993, 1994, and 1995. That is what Cruel Summer is all about. This is a brilliant coming of age story about 2 teenage girls, Jeanette Turner and Kate Wallis.

A similar sounding story with the geek and the popular girl, but it gets dark. Kate goes missing and it appears that Jeanette takes over her life.

The way this is shot is so unique and brilliant. Each episode is based on 1 day of the summer, but in all 3 different years. We see the whole summer unfold and find out exactly what is going on.

Cruel Summer has also been renewed for a second season, so it’s a good time to catch up on this now.

Channel: Amazon Prime Video
Episode Length: 40 minutes
Number Of Seasons: 1
Number Of Episodes: 10

The Grand Tour

The Grand Tour

The Grand Tour is about cars, sort of. It’s Richard Hammond, James May and Jeremy Clarkson doing what they do best: Arsing about. This show is much about travel as it is about cars.

If you like a bit of a laugh, comedy, men, cars and travel, you’ll like this. It’s not really a car show, so you don’t need to worry about having a huge interest in cars, although you may enjoy it more.

Series 4 currently has 3 episodes which are specials. The first being “The Grand Tour: Seamen” and the latest being released almost a year later, “A Massive Hunt” which was set in Réunion and Madagascar.

The 3rd in the chapter is Carnage A Trois which was released in December 2021.

Channel: Amazon Prime Video
Episode Length: 1~ Hour
Number Of Seasons: 4
Number Of Episodes: 42

Clarkson's Farm Review - Amazon Prime Video

Clarkson’s Farm

Do you like farming? It doesn’t matter, because this is Clarkson’s Farm. Jeremy Clarkson along with a few of his farming fellows including Kaleb take us on a hilarious journey of what farm life is all about.

This is The Grand Tour/Top Gear but in a farm instead of a car. Oh and there’s a few sheep too. And it was set during the pandemic.

There’s a second series coming, so now is the time to binge watch this before the next series.

Channel: Amazon Prime Video
Episode Length: 40 – 55 Minutes
Number Of Seasons: 1
Number Of Episodes: 8

James May Our Man In Japan Review

Our Man In Japan With James May

If you’ve ever been fascinated in Japan and travel, this is for you. I enjoy most of the shows James May does, and Our Man In Japan is another good one.

It’s as entertaining as it is informative, and has that binge-worthy factor of wanting to start the next episode immediately after watching the previous one.

Channel: Amazon Prime Video
Episode Length: 47 – 53 Minutes
Number Of Seasons: 1
Number Of Episodes: 6

Red Oaks Review

Red Oaks

One of my favourite shows I’ve watched in recent times, Red Oaks is epic.

A comedy drama coming of age series set in the 80s about a few friends who work at a rich country club is the best way to describe this. Every character is so likeable, there’s plenty of jokes and quotes running throughout the show, it’s brilliant.

It’s a really light, easy to watch show, perfect for right now.

Channel: Amazon Prime Video
Episode Length: ~30 Minutes
Number Of Seasons: 3
Total Number Of Episodes: 36

The Bold Type

The Bold Type

Another show about friendships, this is The Bold Type. Set in New York City, three best friends work for a magazine in different departments, it’s your typical TV show about friends, relationships, work and life.

Think of something like Girls but less raw and more laid back and easier to watch. The Bold Type concluded after 5 seasons which is sad, but the good part is now you can binge watch the entire thing.

Channel: Amazon Prime Video
Episode Length: ~30 Minutes
Number Of Seasons: 5
Number Of Episodes: 52

Four More Shots, Please! Amazon Show

Four More Shots, Please!

Have you ever wanted to watch a show set in India about 4 Indian women at different stages of their lives/careers? Probably not, but Four More Shots, Please! is all about that, and it works.

If you like shows which are based around friendships and have a kind of buddy feel to them, this is one of a flurry that I’ve been watching this year. It’s in English/Hindi, and you’ll need subtitles to watch it, but it’s a good watch.

Four More Shots Please Season 2 was released in 2020 on Amazon.

Channel: Amazon Prime
Episode Length: ~30 Minutes
Number Of Seasons: 2
Number Of Episodes: 20

The Giant Beast That Is The Global Economy Amazon Show

The Giant Beast That Is The Global Economy

I have such a big interest in the economy and finance, so when I saw this TV show called The Giant Beast That Is The Global Economy, I had to give it a watch.

It’s a documentary style series starring Kal Penn, who looks at different aspects of the economy in each episode.

It’s a really interesting but also has a fun element to keep you engaged which is needed, with episode titles such as “Are rich people dicks or do dicks get rich”.

Channel: Amazon Prime Video
Episode Length: 1 Hour
Number Of Seasons: 1
Number Of Episodes: 8

Best Series On Channel 4 And All 4

Channel 4 has had some epic shows and box sets over the years, and you can catch up on them all with their All 4 platform. Whether you like something which is currently shown on Channel 4 or E4, or you want some nostalgia, you can binge watch so much.

Derry Girls TV Show

Derry Girls

Derry Girls could be the best British comedy show we’ve had on TV for a long time.

I watched the first series absolutely loved it, so watching the second series was a necessity. The show centres around 4 girls from Derry, Erin, Michelle, Orla and Clare, as well as Michelle’s cousin from England, James.

Most of the show centres around Erin and her family including her ma Mary, Aunt and mother of Orla, Sarah, Da Gerry and Granda Joe. There’s a lot of school life too, at Our Lady Immaculate College (a catholic school) and sister Michael.

It’s set in the 90’s around the time of the troubles in Northern Ireland in the early/mid 90’s.

The story lines are brilliant, and I have to mention the music, it’s epic. It takes you back to the 90’s, and is featured quite a bit in the show which gives it the ultimate nostalgic feel.

Episodes are only around 30 minutes long, so very easy to watch a few episodes in a row.

Derry Girls Season 3 has just ended the series and indeed the show which is so sad. The good thing is now we can re-watch every episode back to back!

Channel: Channel 4/ E4
Episode Length: ~30 Minutes
Number Of Seasons: 3
Number Of Episodes: 19 (including a 1 hour special ending)

It's A Sin TV Series On Channel 4

It’s A Sin

2021 brought us a brilliant drama on Channel 4, It’s A Sin. The series is all about the aids crisis in the 80s, and follows the lives of young friends as they navigate life in London throughout the decade from 1981 to 1991.

Channel: Channel 4
Episode Length: ~60 Minutes
Number Of Seasons: 1
Number Of Episodes: 5

Best Series On BBC And Box Sets On BBC iPlayer

BBC and the iPlayer has plenty of new series as well as old to binge watch. There’s a few exclusives from the U.S. which can’t be seen on any channel, and the iPlayer is free in the UK.

Mortimer And Whitehouse Gone Fishing

Mortimer And Whitehouse: Gone Fishing

You might be thinking why would you want to watch a tv series about fishing? It’s because it’s brilliant, and not much about fishing!

The backdrop is fishing, but it’s Bob Mortimer and Paul Whitehouse going around the country to various rivers and fishing spots. They talk, have a laugh, it’s really really funny, and there’s some fishing too.

You don’t have to know anything about fishing, or even like it to enjoy this show.

It’s kind of like The Grand Tour but fishing rather than cars.

If you liked them in the 90’s, then you should like this. Mortimer And Whitehouse: Gone Fishing has been around since 2018 but I just got into it in 2020. There’s been 4 series, with the latest starting in 2021 and 2 Christmas Specials with the latest being last December.

Channel: BBC iPlayer
Episode Length: 30 Minutes (Specials are ~1 hour)
Number Of Seasons: 4 + 2 Christmas Special
Total Number Of Episodes: 25

The Misadventures Of Romesh Ranganathan

The Misadventures of Romesh Ranganathan

I only saw one episode of the first series of The Misadventures of Romesh Ranganathan, but when I saw there was a second series, I decided to give it a proper watch, and I’m glad I did.

Take comedy and humour, add in entertainment and mix it with travel and some interesting facts about cool places, and you get this show.

The Christmas Special of 2020 was set in the Hebrides. It was a really good watch, and you should go back and watch all of the episodes, including the specials.

Channel: BBC 2 & iPlayer /  DAVE (Repeats)
Episode Length: 1 Hour
Number Of Seasons: 3
Number Of Episodes: 13 (Including Christmas Specials)

Shrill is a binge worth TV Show on BBC iPlayer

Shrill

If you like shows such as Girls, The Bold Type or Derry Girls, you’re likely to love Shrill. It kind of reminds me of Girls the most. It a comedy which centres around a girl called Annie, who is a young woman making her way through life as an overweight girl.

There’s work life, boyfriends and just going through life in general. It’s a really easy to watch show, and you’ll find yourself sitting down and binging on several shows all at once, if not entire series.

All 3 series are on BBC iPlayer in the UK (HULU in USA), and with each episode lasting 30 minutes, it’s easy to binge watch.

Channel: BBC iPlayer
Episode Length: ~30 Minutes
Number Of Seasons: 3
Number Of Episodes: 22

Best Disney Plus Series And Box Sets

Pam And Tommy On Disney+ Review

Pam And Tommy

Pam and Tommy is about Pamela Anderson, Tommy Lee and that infamous sex tape. It was back in the mid 90’s, when the Internet was just beginning and this series tells the story. How the couple got together, made the tape and how it got out.

Disney dripped the episodes out to 1 per week which meant that you couldn’t binge watch the entire thing, but once all 8 episodes of the series have been aired after March you’ll be able to watch them all at your leisure.

Channel: Disney+
Episode Length: ~45 Minutes
Number Of Seasons: 1
Number Of Episodes: 8

Best Netflix Box Sets

Netflix is one of the premier streaming services for TV series. There’s plenty of shows to binge watch, with Netflix Originals as well as content from other providers too.

Squid Game Box Set On Netflix

Squid Game

One of the most watched and talked about series on Netflix around the world has to be Squid Game. The 9 episode series imported from Korea sees players play in a real life survival style game with 456 players.

If you want to find out why Squid Game is Netflix most watch series, you should dive in now.

Channel: Netflix
Episode Length: 30 – 60 Minutes
Number Of Seasons: 1
Total Number Of Episodes: 9

Cobra Kai Best Netflix Boxsets

Cobra Kai

Have you ever thought about what happened after The Karate Kid from the perspective of Johnny’s point of view? That’s what Cobra Kai is all about.

In it’s 4th season with a 5th on the way, it’s a great time to binge watch this series with Daniel LaRusso and Johnny Lawrence.

Channel: Netflix
Episode Length: 22 – 47 Minutes
Number Of Seasons: 4
Total Number Of Episodes: 40

Narcos

The story of Pablo Escobar and the drug cartels of Colombia, that’s what Narcos is all about.

It’s a crime drama mostly in Spanish as well as being partly in English. It’s violent and brutal, but is a great dramatic show to watch which is based on the real life story.

One of the most watched shows on Netflix, highly recommended.

Channel: Netflix
Episode Length: 1 Hour
Number Of Seasons: 3
Total Number Of Episodes: 30

Best Apple TV Plus Shows & Box Sets

Apple TV+ has a growing collection of TV series to watch if you are a subscriber to the service, with a number of new shows being added all the time.

The Morning Show Apple TV+

The Morning Show

One of the marquee shows for Apple TV+, it’s The Morning Show. It’s a really good show with an all star cast including Steve Carrell, Reece Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston, and centres on the breakfast show of an American TV channel.

It came back in 2020 for it’s second season, and features the real life pandemic as part of its storyline.

It’s a really good and edgy drama to watch.

Channel: Apple TV+
Episode Length: 60 – 70 minutes
Number Of Seasons: 2
Number Of Episodes: 20

Verdict

And there you have it, the best TV shows to binge watch right now. Whether it’s comedy, drama, documentaries or action thrillers, there’s something for you in this list.

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