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6 Best Series To Binge-Watch

Updated on April 28, 2020
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Krishna is a home buddy. She likes watching series and movies from Bollywood, Hollywood, and many different genres of entertainment.

Money Heist, Prison Break, Game of Thrones are just few of the popular and good series that you could binge-watch while at home. We made a list of the amazing and famous series that you could finish while on break or while on quarantine. Bored? You deserve nothing but the best of the series.

1. Money Heist (La Casa de Papel)

The series received several awards including best drama series at the 46th International Emmy Awards. It is the most-watched non-English language series and one of the most-watched series overall on Netflix.

Plot/Premise: The plot is set in Madrid. A mysterious man known as "The Professor" recruits a group of eight people, who choose cities for code-names, to carry out an ambitious plan which involves entering the Royal Mint of Spain, and escaping with €2.4 billion. The group of thieves take hostages to aid in their negotiations with the authorities, who strategize to come up with a way to capture The Professor. As more time elapses, the group prepare for a showdown with the police.

Running time per episode: 67-77 minutes

Genres: Crime film, Heist, Thriller, Telenovela

Available on: Netflix

2. Prison Break

According to The New York Times, Prison Break was "more intriguing than most of the new network series, and it certainly is one of the most original", complimenting its ability to create a "suspenseful thriller" and its "authentic look".

Plot/Premise: The series revolves around two brothers: Lincoln Burrows and Michael Scofield. Burrows has been sentenced to death for a crime he did not commit, and Scofield (brother) devises an elaborate plan to help his brother escape prison and clear his name.

First episode date: 29 August 2005

Final episode date: 30 May 2017

No. of episodes: 90

Running Time per episode: 42-44 mins.

Binge-watch duration: 3 days. 18 hours.

Genres: Serial, Crime Fiction, Thriller

Available on: Netflix

3. Breaking Bad

Breaking Bad is widely regarded as one of the greatest television series of all time.

Plot/Premise: Walter White, a chemistry teacher, discovers that he has cancer and decides to get into the meth-making business to repay his medical debts. His priorities begin to change when he partners with Jesse.

First episode date: 20 January 2008

Final episode date: 29 September 2013

No. of episodes: 62

Genre: Drama

Running time per episode: 47 mins.

Binge-watch duration: 2 days, 14 hours -- or 62 hours

Available on: Netflix

4. Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones is an adaptation of A Song of Ice and Fire, George R. R. Martin's series of fantasy novels, the first of which is A Game of Thrones. It attracted a record viewership on HBO and has a broad, active, and international fan base.

Plot/Premise: Nine noble families wage war against each other in order to gain control over the mythical land of Westeros. Meanwhile, a force is rising after millenniums and threatens the existence of living men.

First episode date: 17 April 2011

No. of episodes: 73

Running time per episode: 50–82 minutes

Genres: Fantasy, Serial

Available on: HBO, Netflix DVD

5. The Walking Dead

It is based on the comic book series by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and Charlie Adlard. The Walking Dead has been nominated for several awards, including the Writers Guild of America Award for New Series and the Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series – Drama.

Plot/Premise: A group of survivors led by police officer Rick Grimes travel in search of a safe and secure home after a zombie apocalypse spreads across the USA.

First episode date: 31 October 2010

No. of episodes: 146

Running time per episode: 41–67 minutes

Genres: Horror, serial, zombie apocalypse

Available on: AMC

6. Friends

Friends received acclaim throughout its run, becoming one of the most popular television shows of all time.

Plot/Premise: The series follow the lives of six reckless adults living in Manhattan, as they indulge in adventures which make their lives both troublesome and happening.

First episode date: 22 September 1994

Final episode date: 6 May 2004

No. of episodes: 236

Running time per episode: 20–22 minutes (per episode) 22–65 minutes (extended international TV & DVD episodes)

Binge-watch duration: 5 days and 1 hour

Genre: Sitcom

Available on: Netflix

No matter what your choice is, grab your favorite food (usually a popcorn) and enjoy watching!

© 2020 Krishna

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    • TheLiliputian profile imageAUTHOR

      Krishna 

      4 weeks ago

      Ivy, thank you!

    • Ivy Kay profile image

      Ivy Kay 

      4 weeks ago from Bitola, Macedonia

      I have seen all of these shows and they were absolutely amazing! Although I have to say that my favorite is Breaking Bad. Great article!

    • TheLiliputian profile imageAUTHOR

      Krishna 

      5 weeks ago

      Yes, Prison Break is good :)

    • Ericdierker profile image

      Eric Dierker 

      5 weeks ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Interesting picks. Prison break sounds good. I can watch Money Heist for two episodes at a time but translating it takes a lot of energy. (such an English snob ;-)

      Thanks

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      AcuicaP 

      5 weeks ago from lisbon

      Very good article.

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