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20 Best TV Shows on Binge 2021

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20 Best TV Shows on Binge 2021

Binge is the latest and greatest streaming service to enter Australia, and they have some pretty damn awesome tv-series and movies that make it worthwhile to sign up for an account!

Best of all, if you want to try Binge and aren’t sure if you will like it (or not) – they have a free two-week trial – so go on – sign up – give it a try – and if you don’t like it – leave! Simple!

Dozens of TV shows are available to stream instantaneously on the internet, making it tough to decide what to watch. To make the situation a little simpler, we’ve hand-picked some of the best TV shows on Binge, providing you with a simple, digestible menu of options.

We have gone through all the current offerings of TV Shows on Binge and have listed the 20 Best TV Shows On Binge 2021.

1. Mare of East Town

“A small town ‘who done it’ that will keep you guessing right to the last episode”.

In a tiny Pennsylvania town, a young lady was murdered. Detective Sergeant Mare Sheehan, a seasoned criminal detective, is assigned to the investigation. She has lived in Easttown her entire life and knows everyone there. On the other hand, her life is gloomy and troubled, owing largely to her son’s tragic death.

Fun Piece of Trivia: According to director Craig Zobel, Kate Winslet was the only actress who felt comfortable reverting to her native accent between takes; the rest of the cast was afraid to do so. Witnessing Winslet move from a Delco accent to her normal English accent so casually was an amazing sight for the rest of the cast.

2. Game of Thrones

  • Rated 9.2/10 on IMDB
  • Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
  • Starring Kit Harrington, Sean Bean
  • Watch it now on Binge

“Truly the best television series of all time.”

Years after a revolt sparked by a kidnapped bride and a crazy King’s wild desires, Robert of the House Baratheon reigns on the coveted Iron Throne. Nine noble houses battle for every inch of rule and so every ounce of power in the legendary realm of Westeros.

Fun Piece of Trivia: George R.R. Martin has been contacted numerous times with ideas to convert his (still incomplete) book series “A Song of Ice and Fire” into a film, but he has turned them all down since he believes his books are far too broad to be adapted into a film.

He asked David Benioff and D.B. Weiss who they believed Jon Snow’s mother was when they informed him they intended to make a series out of it. He agreed to sell the book’s rights after being satisfied with the response.

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WATCH IT NOW ON BINGE

3. Succession

  • Rated 8.6/10 on IMDB
  • Drama
  • Starring Sarah Snook (go you little Aussie), Keiran McCaulkin
  • Watch it now on Binge

“Loosely based on Rupert Murdoch – and I hate him even more now.”

The Roy family owns one of the world’s largest media and entertainment companies. SUCCESSION, a new HBO drama series, follows their lives as they ponder the future holds for them now that their aged father is stepping down from the business.

Fun Piece of Trivia: The show’s creator is a well-known British sitcom writer. Succession is British writer Jesse Armstrong’s first venture into a high budget US drama series. He is most known in the United Kingdom for co-creating the comedies Peep Show and Fresh Meat with Sam Bain, as well as scripting the comedy The Thick of It and its 2009 spin-off film In the Loop.

4. Mr Inbetween

  • Rated 8.5/10 on IMDB
  • Crime, Drama
  • Watch it now on Binge

“A fantastic Australian TV Series that doesn’t ‘over hype’ what it really would be like to be a hit man in Sydney. Beautifully acted.”

Scott Ryan reprises his role as charming yet unpredictable hitman Ray Shoesmith, based on the highly acclaimed feature film The Magician. The story follows Ray as he navigates his chilling business while still maintaining friendships, parenting obligations, and a fledgling relationship, and is driven by dark comedy and off-beat dialogue. It’s challenging to balance several responsibilities in today’s world, and it’s much more difficult when you’re a hired assassin.

Fun Piece of Trivia: Nash Edgerton (brother of Joel), the series’ director, is the father of the actress who plays Britanny, Ray’s daughter.

5. A Teacher

“The shockingly common story of female teachers abusing their male students is abhorrent.”

Claire, the newest teacher at Westerbrook High School, is both beautiful and mysterious. She immediately meets colleague teacher Kathryn Sanders, who is dissatisfied with her marriage to her college love Matt Mitchell, estranged from her brother Nate Wilson, and eager for connection. When Eric, a dazzling all-American senior in Claire’s English class, begs for help studying for his SAT exam, Claire’s world is turned upside down. Eric, the soccer team captain, is famous and extroverted, and he and his best pals, Logan Davis and Josh Smith, are almost inseparable.

Everything appears to be in shape on the surface, but Eric juggles the demands of school, college applications, and a part-time job, all while caring for his two younger brothers so that his mother, Sandy, could support the family. Boundaries are breached when Claire and Eric spend more time together, and a delicate game of grooming starts. Claire’s decisions have left irreparable harm in their aftermath, which they, as well as their friends and family, are unable to overlook.

Fun Piece of Trivia: At the time of filming, Nick Robinson and Shane Harper, who play high school students Eric and Logan, were 24 and 26 years old.

6. The Act

“The worse case of Munchausen’s By Proxy I have ever heard of. Gypsy Rose should not be in jail.”

Based on the true story of Gypsy Rose Blanchard who is currently serving 10 years in prison for the murder of her mother.

Dee Dee Blanchard is overly protective of her daughter, Gypsy, attempting to flee her mother’s destructive relationship. Gypsy’s drive for freedom unlocks Pandora’s box of secrets, culminating in murder. The true-crime series is based on a terrible event that occurred in 2015.

Fun Piece of Trivia: For this role, Joey King shaved her head for the fourth time.

7. Chernobyl

“Realising just how catastrophic this disaster really was, and that it had never happened before in history made this story hit home.”

A massive explosion occurred at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in northern Ukraine in April 1986. This series focuses on the men and women who tried to stop it from happening again and those who died trying to stop it.

Fun Piece of Trivia: With the aid of sound recording specialist Chris Watson and score producer Sam Slater, composer Hildur Gunadóttir travelled to the decommissioned power plant Ignalina in Lithuania, where a majority of the episode was filmed, to record distinctive ambient sounds for the program. After that, they went back to the studio and sampled noises from hours of recordings. She used the recordings to construct the majority of the music for the show’s soundtrack.

8. Watchmen

  • Rated 8.2/10 on IMDB
  • Drama, Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi
  • Starring Regina King and Tom Mison
  • Watch it now on Binge

“See good versus evil, where you can’t guess what is going to happen next.”

Watchmen is an absolute masterpiece that is so highly underrated. It is a brilliant story set in an alternative history where masked vigilantes are treated as outlaws. Based on a graphic novel of the same name, The Watchman has been done many times before, but not as good as this one!

WATCH IT NOW ON BINGE

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9. Say Yes to the Dress

“If you love fashion, adorable gay men and weddings, this will be your jam!”

I just can’t get enough of this show. Say Yes to the Dress is a documentary about the sometimes-tense, often-overwhelming, and always-emotional process of selecting the most suitable wedding gown. The reality series, shot in New York’s renowned Kleinfeld Bridal shop, chronicles the dress selection process.

Cameras follow the advisors as they learn about the brides’ tastes and finances and assist them in modelling gowns for their friends and relatives. Everyone who is a part of the process gets their own camera time. Everyone expresses their views about the crucial dress search, from befuddled brides to overbearing mothers to overbearing bridesmaids.

Fun Piece of Trivia: Various nations, including Australia and the United Kingdom, have adapted the show.

10. Hell on Wheels

“Like a ‘Wish’ version of Deadwood, but so bad it is good'”

Cullen Bohannon, a former soldier and slaveholder, tracks down his wife’s assassins, a group of Union troops. This places him in the midst of one of the most critical undertakings in American history: constructing the transcontinental railroad. This project united the prosperous east with the still untamed west after the war years of the 1860s.

Fun Piece of Trivia: Anson Mount spent approximately a month before his audition playing the video game Red Dead Redemption, and he’s been informed that his character looks a lot like John Marston, the game’s protagonist.

11. Band of Brothers

“An incredible television series that shows the real horrors of war, but the eternal friendships that were made.”

From their first training in 1942 to the end of World War II, this is the narrative of “E” Easy Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne Division. Soldiers parachuted behind enemy lines in assistance of the Utah Beach landings in the early hours of D-Day, took part in the liberation of Carentan, and then parachuted into combat again during Operation Market Garden.

They were also the first to infiltrate Hitler’s mountain hideaway in Berchtesgaden, liberating a concentration camp. A compelling story of camaraderie that, in the end, is about ordinary guys doing remarkable things.

Fun Piece of Trivia: During boot camp, Rick Gomez and James Madio became friends. As the story progressed, they discovered that their characters were real-life best friends.

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12. Perry Mason

“At first, I thought ‘Gawd this is old-time Detective bullshit’ and wasn’t keen to watch it. But is was amazing – I wish I could be back to watching it for the first time again.”

The series is set in 1932 Los Angeles and tells the narrative of famous defence lawyer Perry Mason, based on Erle Stanley Gardner’s novels. Mason is plagued by his wartime adventures in France and enduring the repercussions of a shattered marriage as a low-rent private investigator. While the vast majority of the country rebounds from the Great Depression, L.A. is thriving — but a botched kidnapping exposes a divided city as Mason investigates the crime.

Fun Piece of Trivia: San Pedro, California was used to film several of the Downtown Los Angeles scenes.

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13. The Flight Attendant

“A fantastic who dunnit that is just quirky and different!”

Cassandra Bowden, a flight attendant, awakens in her Bangkok hotel room, drunk from the evening before and finds a corpse next to her. She doesn’t contact the cops because she’s afraid, so she goes about her morning like nothing happened, accompanying the other flight attendants and pilots on their way to the airport.

She is approached by FBI investigators in New York, who interrogate her about her previous stopover in Bangkok. Still unable to piece together the events of the night, she begins to suspect herself of being the murderer.

Fun Piece of Trivia: The program was renewed for a second season by HBO Max shortly after the first season ended.

WATCH ‘THE FLIGHT ATTENDANT’ NOW ON BINGE

14. Big Little Lies

“Alexander Skarsgaard is in this. That’s all it took to convince me to watch it. But it was brilliant.”

When Madeline and Celeste take in new-to-town single mom Jane, none of them realises how Jane’s arrival, along with her perplexing little son, would affect them all. Big Little Lies is a fascinating take on second wives and ex-husbands, schoolyard gossip, and the deadly little lies we make ourselves live.

Fun Piece of Trivia: In a bidding war with Netflix, HBO got the rights to the series.

WATCH ‘BIG LITTLE LIES’ NOW ON BINGE

15. The Wire

“A gritty look at the Police trying to deal with drugs, the drug dealers dealing with poverty and everyone one else who gets cause in the middle.”

This program is set in Baltimore and revolves around the city’s inner-city drug culture. D’Angelo Barksdale, a mid-level drug dealer, defeats a murder charge. Det. James McNulty has been appointed to command a combination homicide and narcotics squad to apprehend drug lord Avon Barksdale after speaking with a judge. Avon Barksdale, with the help of Stringer Bell, enforcer Wee-Bey, and a host of lieutenants, must cope with law enforcement, informants inside his camp, and a local competitor, Omar, who has been stealing Barksdale’s dealers and reselling the narcotics.

Lt. Cedric Daniels, the investigation’s supervisor, has issues to cope with, including a corrupt bureaucracy, a few of his detectives abusing suspects, Det. McNulty, a hard-headed but dedicated detective and a blackmailing deputy. The show follows people’s lives from all walks of energy involved in the drug trade, from addicts to dealers, cops to politicians.

Fun Piece of Trivia: Many of the supporting characters are performed by real-life cops, politicians, and ex-criminals. In reality, several of the former criminals who appear on the show were previously apprehended by the show’s real-life officers.

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16. The Sopranos

“So real, real mobsters told producers it was the most realistic show they had ever seen.”

A unique perspective on the life of a fictional Mafia capo. This Tony Soprano serial is primarily told in the first person, but Tony’s private discussions with his psychotherapist provide extra insight. Tony appears in our lives at work, at home, and in therapy. With adult language and severe violence, this violent adult drama is interspersed with moments of black humour.

Fun Piece of Trivia: James Gandolfini revealed that he was frequently called by real-life “wise guys” who complimented him on the series’ realism and offered him advise.

WATCH THE SOPRANO’S NOW ON BINGE

17. True Blood

  • Rated 7.8/10 on IMDB
  • Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
  • Watch it now on Binge

“Two words: Alexander Skarsgaard, oh he gets naked too. Double Points!”

Vampires inhabit the Earth in current times, and humans are their deadliest foes. However, a replacement for human blood has been discovered, one that vampires may ingest and have the same impact as human blood. True Blood is a show about vampires. Vampires and humans may now coexist together and even establish relationships. However, there will always be renegade forces on both sides looking to take advantage of the shaky ceasefire.

Fun Piece of Trivia: Brook Kerr played Tara Thornton in the unaired pilot, but Rutina Wesley took her place for the series.

18. The Righteous Gemstones

“A comedy series poking fun at televangelists – it’s hysterically funny!”

The Righteous Gemstones is about a family of televangelists and megachurch pastors lead by Eli Gemstone, a widower patriarch. Eli and his squabbling offspring, Jesse, Judy, and Kelvin, enjoy lavish lifestyles paid for by their congregations’ tithing and strive to build their network of megachurches, making enemies of established pastors like Rev. John Wesley Seasons. As a result of the growth, they re-connect with Eli’s estranged brother-in-law, “Baby” Billy Freeman, who is chosen to oversee their newest church.

Fun Piece of Trivia: Danny McBride claimed that he didn’t want the show to be about religion but rather about hypocrites. He grew raised in the church, and his mother was involved in puppet ministry, so he decided to go the Hollywood path of mocking religious ideas.

WATCH IT NOW ON BINGE

19. Botched

“Where do they find these weirdo’s? Seriously…. And how those surgeons keep a straight face is beyond me.”

Two of California’s top plastic surgeons examine horrifying plastic procedures gone wrong.

Fun Piece of Trivia: Terry Dubrow and Paul Nassif were both cast members of the Real Housewives; Nassif on Beverly Hills and Dubrow on Orange County

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20. Escape to the Chateau

The series follows a British family as they purchase and restore a French castle that has been vacant for four decades. The new house of Dick Strawbridge and his girlfriend Angel Adoree includes 12 acres of land, nine outbuildings, a walled garden, and a moat—but it lacks power, heating, and water and proves to be a considerably more difficult DIY job than they anticipated.

Fun Piece of Trivia: Two Rivers Media and Chateau TV struck a two-year contract with Channel 4 Television on January 21, 2021, to offer new content under the “Chateau” brand. The agreement includes two eight-episode series of Escape to the Chateau; a recommission of the spin-off show Escape to the Chateau: Make Do and Mend, and a third brand-new program starring Dick and Angel Strawbridge, which is now in production.

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