If you’re anything like us, your watchlist is constantly bursting at the seams. With so many streaming services and TV networks to choose from, there’s a never-ending list of shows to catch up on. With Hollywood’s strikes forcing broadcast networks to rely heavily on reality TV for the fall TV season, this is your chance to check out some of the fantastic series you may have missed.
The Amber Ruffin Show - Peacock
If you’re missing your late night talk show fix, check out Amber Ruffin’s hilarious and unique show on Peacock. Not only is she fall off the couch funny, she’s brilliant at using comedy to tackle serious issues. This is your chance to jump on the Amber bandwagon.
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds - Paramount+
In Season 2 of this Star Trek prequel we get to see The Original Series crew meet for the first time and add captivating depth to the characters we’re already attached to. Strange New Worlds is a spectacular reminder of why we became obsessed with Star Trek in the first place.
The Power - Prime Video
When young women suddenly develop superpowers, the world’s power balance shifts. It’s about damn time!
UnPrisoned - Hulu
Kerry Washington and Delroy Lindo are at the top of their game in this comedy about an ex-con father trying to reconnect with his therapist daughter. It’s messy, moving and feels fresh. That’s something we don’t get a lot of from modern day TV.
The 1619 Project - Hulu
In case you want to hear the actual history of this country and not some revisionist BS, this docuseries is a brilliant watch.
Hijack - AppleTV+
This 7-episode, real time limited series is perfect for a Saturday binge. It follows Idris Elba’s Sam on a seven hour flight as he tries to negotiate a peaceful end to a hijacking. You had me at Idris Elba.
Swarm - Prime Video
Domonique Fishback commands your attention in this horror/thriller about fandom gone too far. Her tour de force performance is scary, heartbreaking, funny and likeable.
Beef - Netflix
Steven Yeun and Ali Wong’s road rage gets way out of hand in this 10-episode limited series. Be warned: This show is very addictive. Once you start it, you will be compelled to stick around for the entire thing. All plans will be canceled.
Andor - Disney+
The best Star Wars story in years is harrowing, gripping, heartbreaking and inspiring. It’s everything I felt the first time I watched the original trilogy.
All American - The CW
The emotional fifth season of The CW drama saw the team, their friends and family deal with the aftermath of a devastating loss.
Gangs of London - AMC+
This British crime drama is definitely a binge, because once you start, you will be hooked and won’t be able to stop until you reach the end of Season 2. Just be warned, it’s extremely violent. The blood flows freely and often.
The Wonder Years - ABC
With Season 2 of this Peabody-winning comedy set to premiere June 14, now is the perfect time to head to Hulu and rewatch Season 1.
Snowfall - FX, Hulu
Now that Franklin’s story is all wrapped up, it’s definitely a good time to go back and see how he and his family found themselves in such dangerous circumstances.
Star Trek: Picard - Paramount+
For longtime Trek fans, the nostalgia of seeing The Next Generation crew back together was pure joy. Plus, we got some shocking developments in some of the series’ most long-running arcs.
The Neighborhood - CBS, Paramount+
Honestly, sometimes you just need a really good laugh.
Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story - Netflix
Considering the monster ratings of this Bridgerton spinoff, I’m not the only one who wants to go back and watch Charlotte and George’s love story unfold.
Bel Air - Peacock
This reboot really took a step up in quality for its second season. We also got to see a more balanced representation of all the characters. Season 2 showed an impressive and entertaining maturity.
Abbott Elementary - ABC, Hulu
We’ve always got time for this hilarious, award-winning comedy. If you’re the one person still wondering what all the fuss is about, now’s your chance to get on board.
Saturday Night Live - NBC, Peacock
From Megan Thee Stallion, to Keke Palmer, to Michael B. Jordan, SNL had so many of our favorites as hosts this season. And they were all so fantastic, you absolutely need to go back and rewatch the best sketches.
That’s My Jam - NBC, Peacock
This music-themed celebrity game show moved around the schedule, so you may have missed it, but it’s 100 percent worth finding because the performances are so unexpected and brilliant.
Succession - Max
I’m not here to debate the ending. However, now that the HBO obsession has wrapped, you can rewatch the final season and analyze to your heart’s content.
Poker Face - Peacock
Sometimes you’re watching a show and it instantly becomes clear that you’re experiencing something special. Allow me to introduce you to Poker Face.
A Black Lady Sketch Show - Max
Unfortunately coming to an end but you can still stream. Not only did many of our favorite characters return for Season 4, but we also got period pieces and new cast members. A Black Lady Sketch Show never disappoints.