The Best TV Series on HBO Max 2021: A Stellar Lineup of Must-Watch Shows

Discover the ultimate binge-worthy lineup of the best TV series on HBO Max in 2021! Brace yourself for an electrifying mix of gripping dramas, laugh-out-loud comedies, and mind-bending adventures that will have you hitting play faster than ever before. From the dazzling world of "Succession" to the unapologetic hilarity of "Curb Your Enthusiasm," and the groundbreaking brilliance of "Watchmen," this collection is a treasure trove of must-see storytelling. So grab your popcorn and prepare for a non-stop rollercoaster ride through the captivating universe of HBO Max's finest series!

South Side

Recommended for: Fans of hilarious comedies, wigs, and the White Sox

Number of seasons: 3

Sultan Salahuddin and Kareme Young, South Side

Sultan Salahuddin and Kareme Young, South Side

Comedy Central's "South Side" follows the hilarious journey of two friends in Chicago who dream of becoming venture capitalists, but for now, they're stuck in mundane day jobs. Creators Bashir Salahuddin and Diallo Riddle have crafted a unique and delightful world in this ultimate hangout comedy. While not much "happens" in terms of plot, the show is filled with laugh-out-loud jokes and excellent characters that will leave you wondering why you didn't start watching it sooner. -Allison Picurro [Trailer

Recommended for: Fans of silly and poignant TV shows that explore identity

Number of seasons: 2

Amanda Cordner and Bilal Baig, Sort Of

Amanda Cordner and Bilal Baig, Sort Of


The Prince (5.4)

Prince George and Princess Charlotte in The Prince

They may get overlooked by some subscribers, but HBO Max's animated series are true gems. "The Prince," which premiered in July, is a parody that revolves around the mischievous adventures of seven-year-old Prince George and his troublesome behavior within the royal family.

While some critics criticize the humor as low-brow, many viewers genuinely enjoy it. The show's stellar cast, including Gary Janetti, Orlando Bloom, Sophie Turner, Alan Cumming, and more, adds to its appeal.

The Sopranos (1999-2007)

This iconic series marked the beginning of antihero mania, the rise of HBO fandom, and the start of a new golden age of television. When "The Sopranos" premiered in 1999, it not only became one of HBO's greatest shows but also established the model for a generation of dark, character-driven dramas on the network. It laid the foundation for other acclaimed shows like "Deadwood," "Six Feet Under," and "The Wire." While it carries the reputation of being a capital-I important show, "The Sopranos" has so much more to offer. Alongside its complex characters and intricate plots, it surprises viewers with mind-bending dream sequences, hilarious wise-guy humor, and remarkable performances from a vast ensemble cast. James Gandolfini shines as the New Jersey mob boss Tony Soprano, alongside a talented roster of actors such as Edie Falco, Michael Imperioli, Steven Van Zandt, and more. All six seasons of this essential series are a must-watch. Unfortunately, the 2021 prequel film "The Many Saints of Newark" didn't live up to the show's excellence. — Judy Berman


Recommended for: Fans of darkly hilarious shows about family, power dynamics, and flawed individuals

Number of seasons: 3

Jeremy Strong, Succession

Jeremy Strong, Succession

HBO's "Succession," created by Jesse Armstrong, delves into the power struggles within the wealthy Roy family. Led by the CEO father of a billion-dollar media conglomerate, this series has garnered immense hype for a reason. While it revolves around the world of business (although not many viewers are passionate about it), it primarily focuses on the twisted family dynamics and the devastating influence of wealth and power on individuals. With a wide range of characters, including king sad boy Kendall (Jeremy Strong), slimy Roman (Kieran Culkin), and cold, calculating Shiv (Sarah Snook), it's no wonder the show has inspired numerous memes. Sometimes, it's just entertaining to witness bad people behaving badly in the context of a fictional TV show. -Allison Picurro [Trailer


Recommended for: Fans of relatable and hilarious comedies about friendships, navigating relationships, and personal growth

Number of seasons: 5


Yvonne Orji and Issa Rae, Insecure

HBO's "Insecure," created by Issa Rae, revolves around the lives of Issa Dee (played by Rae herself) and her best friend Molly (Yvonne Orji). These two women are navigating the challenges of their careers, relationships, and personal lives. "Insecure" excels in presenting nuanced portrayals of the friendships between Black women and skillfully balances the humor and heartbreak of everyday struggles. With a never-ending rotation of attractive male suitors, it is undeniably one of the best, funniest, and smartest comedies of recent years. -Allison Picurro [Trailer

The Righteous Gemstones

Recommended for: Fans of Danny McBride's comedy style and viewers who want a darkly funny take on the world of Christianity

Number of seasons: 2

Adam Devine, Edi Patterson, and Danny McBride, The Righteous Gemstones

Adam Devine, Edi Patterson, and Danny McBride, The Righteous Gemstones

Danny McBride excels at creating shows about awful and obnoxious characters, and his latest dark comedy, "The Righteous Gemstones," is no exception. This series revolves around a world-famous televangelist family led by patriarch Eli (played by John Goodman). Eli has accumulated immense wealth by spreading the word of the Lord and building megachurches, often at the expense of smaller churches. McBride, Edi Patterson, and Adam DeVine portray Eli's three terrible adult children who constantly compete to become their father's favorite and inherit the empire. Adding to the chaos is Walton Goggins as Eli's loathsome brother-in-law. While every comedy now seems to be a drama, "The Righteous Gemstones" stands out by focusing on making viewers laugh, even as its characters engage in despicable behavior. -Allison Picurro [Trailer] 

Search Party

Recommended for: Fans of genre-bending shows that blend comedy and crime, poking fun at millennials and incompetent criminals

Number of seasons: 5

Alia Shawkat, John Early, John Reynolds, and Meredith Hagner, Search Party

Alia Shawkat, John Early, John Reynolds, and Meredith Hagner, Search Party

Originally airing on TBS, "Search Party" gained its well-deserved recognition when it moved to HBO Max. This satirical comedy follows the story of Dory (played by Alia Shawkat), a directionless twenty-something who assigns purpose to her life by searching for a missing college classmate. However, the show ventures into audacious and dark territories, blending genres with elements of crime thrillers and court dramas. Each season raises the stakes while retaining its sharp sense of humor. If you're willing to join the wild ride, "Search Party" is a great watch. -Allison Picurro [Trailer] 

Station Eleven

Recommended for: Fans of dystopian stories, pandemic narratives, and the city of Chicago

Number of seasons: 1

Himesh Patel and Matilda Lawler, Station Eleven

Himesh Patel and Matilda Lawler, Station Eleven

While many shows have tackled the subject of pandemics, "Station Eleven" sets itself apart. Based on the novel of the same name by Emily St. John Mandel, this miniseries was conceived and filmed before the COVID-19 pandemic. It tells the story of a group of survivors in a post-apocalyptic world ravaged by a global pandemic. The narrative jumps between the past and the future, exploring how the characters navigate their lives amidst the devastation. With a beautiful cast featuring Gael García Bernal, Mackenzie Davis, and Himesh Patel, "Station Eleven" captivates viewers with its exploration of survival and resilience. -Allison Picurro [Trailer


Recommended for: Fans of edgy and visually stunning shows about troubled teens, dazzling makeup, and Zendaya

Number of seasons: 2

Zendaya, Euphoria

Zendaya, Euphoria

"Euphoria," created by Sam Levinson, is an intoxicating look into the lives of troubled teenagers, emphasizing the challenges they face. The series revolves around Rue (portrayed by Zendaya), a high school student fresh out of rehab who refuses to stay sober, and her toxic friendship with Jules (Hunter Schafer). As these characters navigate parties, drugs, and general debauchery, they also struggle with personal growth. "Euphoria" exhibits a lovingly empathetic portrayal of teenage despair while showcasing stunning cinematography. This series proves that every character is multifaceted and demonstrates the complex nature of human emotions. -Allison Picurro [Trailer

Sex and the City/And Just Like That...

Recommended for: Fans of classic and beloved shows, as well as their inevitable reboots

Number of seasons: 6 (of "Sex and the City"), 1 (of "And Just Like That...")

And Just Like That...

HBO Max's "Sex and the City" and its recent reboot "And Just Like That..." are iconic shows that capture the essence of four best friends navigating life and love in New York City. Spanning six seasons, the original series became immensely popular, although it wasn't always regarded as an important show due to its "for women" label. However, it is undeniably great, despite its flaws. The 2021 reboot catches up with three of the four women now in their 50s and, while not as strong, it remains irresistible for die-hard fans. -Allison Picurro [Trailer]


Recommended for: Fans of Julia Child, French cuisine, and stories of women defying the odds

Number of seasons: 1

Sarah Lancashire, Julia

Sarah Lancashire, Julia

HBO Max's "Julia" breathes life into the iconic celebrity chef Julia Child. Set in 1960s Boston, the series follows Child's rise to TV stardom as she brings the art of French cooking to American audiences. It delves into the rampant sexism and ageism she encountered along the way. Sarah Lancashire delivers an outstanding performance as Julia Child, with David Hyde Pierce co-starring as her husband, Paul Child. Bon appétit! -Allison Picurro [Trailer]

Tokyo Vice

For fans of: Moody crime thrillers, beautiful visualsNumber of seasons: 1

Ansel Elgort, Tokyo Vice

Eros Hoagland/HBO Max

Tokyo Vice is an exciting series that marks the return of renowned director Michael Mann (Miami Vice, Heat) to television after over a decade. Directed by Mann himself, this crime drama series is based on the memoir of American journalist Jake Adelstein. Adelstein's story revolves around his time covering the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department for a major Japanese newspaper and uncovering a web of corruption lurking just beneath the surface. Ansel Elgort portrays Adelstein, alongside Rinko Kikuchi, Ken Watanabe, and Rachel Keller. -Allison Picurro [Trailer | Review]

The Flight Attendant

For fans of: Questioning reality, communicating with the dead, the general spirit of Alfred HitchcockNumber of seasons: 2

Kaley Cuoco, The Flight Attendant

Kaley Cuoco delivers a stellar performance in The Flight Attendant, a darkly comedic thriller. The series follows Cassie, a flight attendant with a messy personal life who wakes up next to a dead body after a night of heavy drinking in Bangkok. As she tries to clear her name, she is forced to confront long-repressed memories and the flaws within herself. With a Hitchcockian touch and Cuoco's captivating portrayal, The Flight Attendant is a fizzy and addictive caper that you won't be able to look away from. -Kelly Connolly [Trailer | Season 2 Review]


For fans of: Murder, actingNumber of seasons: 3

Bill Hader, Barry

Merrick Morton/HBOBarry, starring Bill Hader, follows the life of a depressed hitman named Barry who aspires to become an actor in Los Angeles. This unique series strikes a perfect balance between drama and comedy. It offers an in-depth character study of damaged individuals, supplemented by moments of sly and absurd humor. The ensemble cast, including Henry Winkler, Sarah Goldberg, Anthony Carrigan, and Stephen Root, enhances the quality of the show. Barry is a consistently outstanding and captivating series. -Tim Surette [Trailer 

We Own This City

For fans of: The Wire, corrupt cops, Jon BernthalNumber of seasons: 1

Jon Bernthal and Jamie Hector, We Own This City

Jon Bernthal and Jamie Hector star in We Own This City, a limited series created by David Simon and George Pelecanos, the masterminds behind The Wire. The show explores the rise and fall of the Baltimore Police Department's Gun Trace Task Force, shedding light on the corruption within the police department as a symptom of a city's institutional decay. Bernthal delivers an outstanding performance in this riveting series. -Liam Mathews [Trailer   

The Staircase

For fans of: Murder mysteries, remarkable performances, owlsNumber of seasons: 1

Colin Firth and Toni Collette, The Staircase

Colin Firth and Toni Collette headline The Staircase, a miniseries inspired by a true crime case. Firth delivers a remarkable performance as Michael Peterson, an author accused of murdering his wife, allegedly as a result of a staircase fall. The cast, which also includes Parker Posey, Sophie Turner, and Michael Stuhlbarg, elevates the series to new heights. The Staircase offers a fresh perspective and adds unique elements to the story, including the making of the original documentary. -Allison Picurro [Trailer]    

How to with John Wilson

For fans of: Quirky characters, the mundane aspects of everyday life, New York CityNumber of seasons: 2

John Wilson, How to With John Wilson

John Wilson's How to with John Wilson is a thought-provoking series that offers a unique perspective. Wilson, an introverted observer, presents his take on social interactions and the complexities of everyday life. Through his lens, viewers are immersed in the vibrant and diverse backdrop of New York City, as well as other locations he explores throughout his investigations. The show weaves together these diverse elements to create a cohesive and touching reflection on existence. It may be challenging to explain, but once you watch it, you'll understand its brilliance. -Tim Surette [Trailer


For fans of: Very polite British people committing murder, genre-bending twistsNumber of seasons: 1

Olivia Colman, Landscapers

Inspired by the true story of Christopher and Susan Edwards, Landscapers stars Olivia Colman and David Thewlis as a married couple sentenced to life in prison for the murder of Susan's parents, whom they buried in their own backyard. Olivia Colman's captivating performance adds another layer of intrigue to this gripping miniseries. With its twisty plot and superb cast, Landscapers is a must-watch for fans of crime dramas. -Allison Picurro [Trailer

Ten Year Old Tom

For fans of: Adult-oriented animation, adults voicing children Number of seasons: 1

Ten Year Old Tom

HBO's Ten-Year-Old Tom, created by Steve Dildarian, brings his trademark animation style to a new series. Continuing the spirit of his previous work, The Life & Times of Tim, Ten-Year-Old Tom follows the adventures of the titular character in a hilariously awkward and deliriously funny manner. Dildarian's unique animation and storytelling capture the essence of Tom's world, making this a highly entertaining and enjoyable show. UPDATE: I was wrong! -Tim Surette [Trailer]

Perry Mason

For fans of: Seasoned, hard-drinking detectives, rebootsNumber of seasons: 1

Matthew Rhys, Perry Mason

Matthew Rhys takes on the iconic role of Perry Mason in the HBO reboot of the classic series. Unlike the original, this interpretation presents Mason as a disheveled, grumpy, and flawed character. Set in 1930s Los Angeles, the show revolves around a case involving a murdered baby, taking audiences on a thrilling journey through the city's dirty and grimy underbelly. With a top-notch cast, including Tatiana Maslany, John Lithgow, and Stephen Root, Perry Mason combines gripping private-eye investigation with courtroom drama, resulting in a truly remarkable series. -Tim Surette [Trailer] 

Rick & Morty

For fans of: Dimension-hopping, idiotic men, intellectually challenging showsNumber of seasons: 5

Rick and Morty

Rick & Morty, an animated sci-fi/comedy series, follows the adventures of the brilliant but eccentric scientist Rick and his naive and easily influenced grandson Morty. The show goes beyond its initial reputation as a gross-out cartoon, delving into complex character histories and thought-provoking storylines. With its unique blend of humor and intellect, Rick & Morty has become a beloved series that continues to captivate audiences. -Allison Picurro [Trailer

I May Destroy You

For fans of: The brilliance of Michaela Coel, the fusion of subtle humor and tragedyNumber of seasons: 1

Michaela Coel, I May Destroy You

Michaela Coel's I May Destroy You is a powerful and timely drama co-produced with the BBC. Coel takes on multiple roles as the creator, writer, director, and star of the series. The story revolves around Arabella, an author who is drugged and sexually assaulted in a bar. As Arabella tries to piece together the events of that night, she grapples with her sense of identity, maintains her friendships, and completes her book. The series deftly combines intense subject matter with a subtle sense of humor, resulting in a captivating and thought-provoking viewing experience. -Liam Mathews [Trailer] 


Genre: Superhero

Number of seasons: 1

Regina King, Watchmen

HBO's Watchmen is a superhero series that appeals to both fans and critics. Set in an alternate version of Tulsa, Oklahoma, where police officers hide their identities, the show takes place decades after the original Watchmen story. Regina King delivers a powerful performance as Angela Abar, a woman who becomes entangled in a mysterious conspiracy following the death of a colleague. The series features a talented ensemble cast, including Jean Smart and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, and brings attention to the 1921 Tulsa race massacre. It is a well-crafted and compelling series that can be enjoyed by both newcomers and fans of the original Watchmen. -Allison Picurro [Trailer]


Genre: Dramedy

Number of seasons: 2

Laura Dern, Enlightened

HBO's Enlightened is a half-hour dramedy that stands out as one of the network's best series. Starring Laura Dern in a career-defining role, the show follows a former corporate executive who attends a spiritual retreat after a breakdown. Upon her return to work, she plots to bring down the corporation she works for. With its mix of humor and emotional depth, Enlightened was ahead of its time. -Allison Picurro [Trailer]

The Wire

Genre: Crime drama

Number of seasons: 5

Wendell Pierce and Dominic West, The Wire

Considered one of the greatest shows of all time, The Wire is a crime drama created by David Simon. Set in Baltimore, the series delves into the city's drug trade while also exploring various aspects of the community, government, and education system. The show offers a gritty and honest portrayal of American society. -Allison Picurro [Trailer]

The Leftovers

Genre: Mystery drama

Number of seasons: 3

Carrie Coon and Justin Theroux, The Leftovers

Co-created by Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta, The Leftovers explores the aftermath of a global event where 2% of the world's population mysteriously vanishes. The series delves into the personal and spiritual struggles of the characters as they navigate the aftermath of this event. It is a thought-provoking and emotional journey, offering a unique blend of mystery and drama. -Kelly Connolly [Trailer]

Six Feet Under

Genre: Family drama

Number of seasons: 6

Frances Conroy, Lauren Ambrose, Peter Krause, Michael C. Hall, and Freddy Rodriguez, Six Feet Under

HBO's Six Feet Under follows the lives of the Fisher family, who run a funeral home in Los Angeles. The series examines themes of mortality, grief, and family dynamics as the characters navigate their personal and professional lives. Known for its iconic series finale, Six Feet Under is a dark and introspective drama that tackles the full range of human emotion. -Allison Picurro [Trailer]

Lovecraft Country

Genre: Horror

Number of seasons: 1

Lovecraft Country (HBO)

Based on Matt Ruff's novel, Lovecraft Country follows a young Black man in 1950s America who embarks on a journey to find his missing father. Along the way, he encounters both real-life horrors of racism and Lovecraftian monsters. The series blends genres, combining elements of sci-fi horror and social justice commentary. Despite its short run, Lovecraft Country captivated audiences with its thrilling and thought-provoking narrative. -Tim Surette [Trailer]


Genre: Action drama

Number of seasons: 2

Andrew Koji, Warrior

Warrior is an action drama that showcases Asian representation on the screen. Inspired by the writings of Bruce Lee, the series portrays the Tong Wars in 19th century San Francisco. It combines brutal fight scenes with a layered exploration of racial issues and the immigrant experience. Warrior is a unique and original story that sheds light on a lesser-known part of history. -Tim Surette [Trailer]

Irma Vep

Genre: Drama

Number of seasons: 1

Alicia Vikander, Irma Vep

Based on a 1996 movie, Irma Vep is a limited series that blurs the line between TV and film. Starring Alicia Vikander, the stylish and layered series follows a disillusioned actress filming a remake in France. With meta commentary on the film industry, great music, and fashionable aesthetics, Irma Vep reminds viewers of Vikander's talent and delivers a tres chic experience. -Allison Picurro [Trailer]


Genre: Comedy-drama

Number of seasons: 2

Sarah Kendall, Frayed

Set in the late '80s, Frayed is a spiky dramedy that follows a woman who moves back to her Australian hometown after the death of her husband leaves her broke. She must confront her troubled past and navigate complicated family dynamics, including the revelation that she has been faking her British accent. With its mix of humor and drama, Frayed features lovably complex characters and sharp writing that keeps viewers engaged. -Allison Picurro [Trailer]


Genre: Romantic comedy

Number of seasons: 2

Rose Matafeo, Starstruck

Starstruck is a charming romantic comedy that follows a New Zealander living in London who unexpectedly spends a night with a famous movie star. The series, reminiscent of Notting Hill, captures the endearing and hilarious moments of their evolving relationship. With its witty writing and delightful characters, Starstruck offers a delightful blend of humor and romance. -Kelly Connolly [Trailer]

The Way Down

Genre: True crime

Number of seasons: 1

The Way Down

The Way Down is a true crime series that explores the controversial Remnant Fellowship Church and its founder, Gwen Shamblin Lara. The series delves into the intersection of religion and business, highlighting the accusations of it being a cult and the emphasis on appearance within the community. The Way Down provides a fascinating look into the dark side of organized religion. -Kelly Connolly [Trailer]

The Other Two

Genre: Comedy

Number of seasons: 2

Drew Tarver and Helene York, The Other Two

The Other Two is a hilarious showbiz comedy that follows the lives of forgotten older siblings Cary and Brooke, who must navigate their own career aspirations while their teen brother becomes a famous pop star. The series offers a satirical take on the entertainment industry without losing its heart and humor. It is a refreshing and laugh-out-loud comedy that delivers pure entertainment. -Allison Picurro [Trailer]

Scenes From a Marriage

Genre: Drama

Number of seasons: 1

Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain, Scenes from a Marriage

A remake of an Ingmar Bergman miniseries, Scenes From a Marriage stars Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain as a married couple navigating the complexities of their relationship. The series explores the ups and downs of their marriage, with raw and emotional performances from the lead actors. It is a compelling and intimate portrayal of love and its challenges. -Allison Picurro [Trailer]

Mare of Easttown

For fans of: Wawa, Philadelphia accents, family tension with a side of murderNumber of seasons: 1

Kate Winslet, Mare of Easttown

Kate Winslet, Mare of Easttown

Michele K. Short/HBO

At first glance, Mare of Easttown appears to be just another crime show about a seasoned detective solving a case. The series follows Mare (played by Kate Winslet, who delivers one of her career-best performances), a detective from Pennsylvania, as she investigates the murder of a local teenage girl while grappling with her own personal trauma. However, in a sea of dark murder dramas, Mare stands out. It offers a gripping mystery, delves deep into the lives of complex characters, and even has moments of comedic relief between a mother and daughter. The series will keep you captivated until the very end, as Mare begins to confront her own troubled past. -Allison Picurro [Trailer] 

David Makes Man

For fans of: Coming-of-age stories, magical realismNumber of seasons: 2

Isaiah Johnson and Akili McDowell, David Makes Man

Isaiah Johnson and Akili McDowell, David Makes Man

Rod Millington/OWN & Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

David Makes Man is a unique and tender coming-of-age drama created by Tarell Alvin McCraney, who co-wrote the critically acclaimed film Moonlight. The first season follows the story of 14-year-old David (portrayed by the talented Akili McDowell), who strives to reconcile his life at a magnet school with his challenging home life in the projects. As he navigates academic pressures, his mother's financial struggles, and the allure of the drug trade, each world he inhabits is depicted with empathy and humanity. In the second season, set years later, we see David (now played by Kwame Patterson) attempting to navigate adulthood while carrying the weight of his past. David Makes Man is a remarkable series, blending magical realism with the vibrant backdrop of South Florida. Its impression will stay with you long after you finish watching. -Kelly Connolly [Trailer]

Gossip Girl

For fans of: The omniscient voice of Kristen Bell, flip phonesNumber of seasons: 6

Blake Lively and Leighton Meester, Gossip Girl

Blake Lively and Leighton Meester, Gossip Girl

The CW

Gossip Girl, the crown jewel of late aughts TV, revolves around a group of affluent teenagers attending an elite Manhattan high school. Their scandalous lives and secrets are relentlessly exposed by the enigmatic Gossip Girl. This series, which is both silly and perfect, catapulted actors like Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, and Penn Badgley to stardom. In 2021, HBO Max released a revival with a new cast, which received mixed reviews. -Allison Picurro [Trailer]  

Curb Your Enthusiasm

For fans of: Larry David and curmudgeons of that natureNumber of seasons: 11

Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm

Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm

John P. Johnson/HBOCurb Your Enthusiasm needs no introduction, but here's one anyway: Larry David plays a fictionalized version of himself in this series that follows his everyday life and the inconveniences that he encounters. Over the course of its 11 seasons, the show's premise remains unchanged, and that's precisely the point. It's remarkable that Curb Your Enthusiasm continues to deliver laughs after all these years. -Allison Picurro [Trailer] 


For fans of: JEAN SMART, odd couple pairings, comedyNumber of seasons: 2

Jean Smart, Hacks

Jake Giles Netter/HBO MaxJean Smart is a living legend, and we owe it to human civilization to do everything we can to protect her, starting with watching everything she's in. In Hacks, Smart stars as Deborah Vance, an aging Las Vegas comedian whose career is reaching its twilight. Circumstances bring her together with an entitled young comedian named Ava (played by Hannah Einbinder), who was recently canceled for a controversial tweet. The series also features Kaitlin Olson and co-creator Paul W. Downs. -Tim Surette [Trailer] 

The Tourist

For fans of: Tense thrillers, stylish crime, AustraliaNumber of seasons: 1

Jamie Dornan, The Tourist

Jamie Dornan, The Tourist

Ian Routledge/Two Brothers Pictures

The Tourist may have flown under the radar for many viewers since it premiered overseas, but it is absolutely worth watching. Jamie Dornan continues to prove his versatility in this mystery thriller, portraying a British man who suffers from amnesia after a suspicious car "accident." As he tries to uncover why people want him dead and what brought him to Australia, the series combines stylish direction, subtle comedy, and compelling performances from Dornan and Danielle Macdonald (known for her work in Unbelievable). Macdonald plays a police officer who becomes entangled in his case. The Tourist is a hidden gem that shouldn't be missed. -Tim Surette [Trailer]


For fans of: Muscles, violence, perverted jokesNumber of seasons: 1

John Cena, Peacemaker

HBO MaxJohn Cena brings his DC Comics character Peacemaker, originally seen in The Suicide Squad, to the small screen. The show, with James Gunn as the writer for all episodes and director for five, carries on the tone of the film. It combines gross-out humor with an origin story for the beloved character. Cena's magnetic star power shines as he portrays a doofus meathead pursuing peace through extreme violence. While superhero purists may have reservations, fans of muscles, violence, and perverted jokes will undoubtedly enjoy Peacemaker. -Tim Surette [Trailer]

Genndy Tartakovsky's Primal

For fans of: Prehistoric times, stunning animation, unlikely friendshipsNumber of seasons: 2

Genndy Tartakovsky's Primal

Genndy Tartakovsky's Primal

Adult Swim

Genndy Tartakovsky's Primal is an Emmy-winning series that captivates viewers with its deliberate pacing. The show released its first five episodes in 2019, followed by another five a year later. Season 2 is set to release this month, and as always, the wait is worth it. This animated series follows the journey of a caveman named Spear and his unexpected bond with a Tyrannosaurus named Fang as they navigate a brutal prehistoric world populated by man-eating dinosaurs, savage primates, and supernatural beings. With minimal dialogue, Tartakovsky's storytelling and direction create a visceral emotional impact, making Genndy Tartakovsky's Primal one of the finest shows on television, whether animated or not. Episodes first air on Adult Swim and stream on HBO Max the following day. -Tim Surette [Trailer


For fans of: Corporate drama, young people dramaNumber of seasons: 2

Myha'la Herrold, Industry

Myha'la Herrold, Industry

Simon Ridgway/HBOIndustry strikes a perfect balance between "Succession for Instagram influencers" and "Euphoria for business majors." This gripping series delves into the world of finance, following a group of ambitious young bankers as they navigate the cutthroat environment of a prestigious London investment bank. The show skillfully intertwines their career struggles with their personal relationships. In this ever-changing market, alliances shift, and tensions mount. Jay Duplass makes appearances, further elevating the stellar cast. Industry is a must-watch for anyone seeking captivating corporate drama and compelling storytelling. -Allison Picurro [Trailer]

The Rehearsal

For fans of: Nathan for You, challenging the parameters of realityNumber of seasons: 1

Nathan Fielder, The Rehearsal

Nathan Fielder, The Rehearsal

HBONathan Fielder has a knack for creating thought-provoking and socially experimental TV shows. In The Rehearsal, Fielder assists individuals in planning for significant life moments through meticulously orchestrated rehearsals. As the series unfolds, it transcends its initial premise, delving into deeper themes and offering surprising twists. If you appreciate Fielder's deadpan humor and are open to being in on the joke, you'll find The Rehearsal to be a fascinating and engaging watch. -Allison Picurro [Trailer | Review]

The Sex Lives of College Girls

For fans of: The comedy stylings of Mindy Kaling, embarrassing college exploitsNumber of seasons: 2

Amrit Kaur, Pauline Chalamet, Alyah Chanelle Scott, and Reneé Rapp, The Sex Lives of College Girls

Amrit Kaur, Pauline Chalamet, Alyah Chanelle Scott, and Reneé Rapp, The Sex Lives of College Girls


If you're a fan of Mindy Kaling's comedic style, you won't want to miss The Sex Lives of College Girls. This series offers a refreshing break from high school dramas like Never Have I Ever as it explores the awkward, fumbling experiences of college life. The story revolves around four roommates who navigate newfound freedom, relationships, and the challenges of transitioning into adulthood. While the show does explore sexuality, it does so in a fun and relatable way that captures the unique stage between adolescence and adulthood. At its core, The Sex Lives of College Girls shines when it focuses on the bonds of friendship that develop among its core characters. What could be better than that? -Allison Picurro [Trailer

Sort Of (2021-present)

Sort Of is a sleeper hit on this streaming service and a heartwarming must-watch. Co-creator Bilal Baig portrays Sabi Mehboob, a sardonic and genderqueer resident of Toronto. Sabi navigates their various identities as the child of Pakistani Muslim parents, a nanny to children whose mother was in a bicycle accident, a bartender, and a loyal friend to 7even (played by Amanda Cordner). Throughout the series, we witness Sabi's family learning to accept their identity, their pursuit of meaningful love, and their deepening connection with the children they care for. Don't miss this heartfelt and insightful show.

The White Lotus

Recommended for: Fans of social satires, cursed hotels, and Jennifer CoolidgeNumber of seasons: 2

Aubrey Plaza, The White Lotus

Aubrey Plaza stars in The White Lotus.


The first season of Mike White's captivating drama-comedy took place at an exclusive luxury resort in Hawaii. However, there was little relaxation for the characters, whether they were there on vacation or working to cater to the demands of wealthy clients. In the upcoming second season, the story moves to Italy, introducing a new cast of eclectic characters. White has masterfully created a dark comedy that thrives in any part of the world, and watching it unfold, even when the stakes seem low, is truly a delight. -Tim Surette [Trailer | Season 2 Review]

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The Boondocks

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Aaron McGruder's satirical cartoon follows the wise and perceptive 10-year-old Huey, who resides in a predominantly white suburb with his younger brother, Riley (both voiced by Regina King), and their grandfather, played by John Witherspoon. The show effectively portrays various aspects of the Black experience in the United States. Huey, burdened with worldly knowledge, sees through the facade of the adults around him and constantly strives to challenge a flawed system, often with little success. One of the remarkable qualities of The Boondocks is its enduring relevance, offering insights on race, class, identity, and government that remain pertinent even though the series first aired in 2005. -Allison Picurro [Trailer]

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