3 Best Binge-Worthy TV Shows To Watch Right Now

binge-worthy-tv-showsI’m not even going to go on about this again I swear, but I love TV shows. To put it in 12-year-old terms, TV + Julia = one happy lady. So while my eyes haven’t turned into squares yet (ahem parents, you LIED) I have managed to watch a hell of a lot of TV shows in my 23 years. If you have spare time over the holidays or just want toΒ watch some really good television, here are 3 very binge-worthy TV shows. Prepare to not move from your seat for the next week.


How To Get Away With Murder.

My god Viola Davis is such a good actress. I probably spend half the time watching this thinking that. How To Get Away With Murder follows criminal defence attorney/professor Annaliese Keating (Viola Davis) and a few of her students. When I first heard about this show I had a lot of people telling me it was good but meh, the premise didn’t really excite me. I figured a show involving a bunch of lawyers and law students wouldΒ be dry and dull. Well, like most things in life I was wrong, this is a brilliant show! Without giving anything away it’s got a bunch of plot twists, great acting (four for you Viola Davis, you go Viola Davis) and very compelling storylines. Once you start watching this it’ll be hard to stop until you find out what happens next.


The Handmaid’s Tale.

Β I had heard a lot of buzz about this show as well but again I didn’t watch it right off the bat. I saw the old-timey outfits and didn’t feel like watching a period piece so I passed. Then one day I finally watched an episode and realised that oops, this isn’t even a period piece at all, it’s set in modern times! In a world with a plummeting birth rate, women in The Handmaid’s Tale are treated as property of the state and forced into sexual servitude in an effort to repopulate. This show is fantastic and as a woman, watching this made me both happy and terrified. Happy because I’m not living in their world and I have so many more rights, but his show also terrified me because it makes you realise that if we’re not careful then it’s not way out there to think that something like this could actually happen. It’s a petrifying thought but it makes the show even more compelling to watch.


Game of Thrones.

The ringtone on my phone for the past 3 years has been the Game of Thrones theme song. If that doesn’t tell you that I like GoT then I don’t know what will. Set in the fictional realm of Westeros, there’s a bunch of storylines that I can’t even describe in this show but essentially it’s about depictions of conflicting, powerful families and a fight for the iron throne. It’s a fantasy show but there’s drama and plenty of nudity (it’s HBO, what do you expect?). It’s filled with strong characters, conniving characters, shocking twists, brutal deaths and anything else you could possibly want from a show…including dragons. WHERE ARE MY DRAGONS? Okay I’ll stop now, just watch Game of Thrones.


If you’re looking for more shows to watch I talked about 5 of my favs here, but tell me which binge-worthy TV shows do you love the most?


  • Great post! I love both the Handmaid’s Tale and GOT but I haven’t watched How To Get Away With Murder yet and have had a few reccomendations for it – I must add it to my ever-growing watchlist!

    Lily / aesthete.

    • The Sunday Mode

      I feel you girl, my watch list is always growing as well!

  • I need to finish Handmaid’s Tale, I keep watching it then stopping because an episode moves quite slow. Loved the book though. Planning to see/read Alias Grace too… I’d add Riverdale to the list LOL I spent like a week just watching that and nothing says teen drama than that series. Plus I grew up reading the comics. I also (unshamefully) binge watched The Good Place (the hype is so real) and it’s so great, can’t wait till it comes back. Another I introduced to my colleague is Brooklyn Nine-Nine, about 5 seasons in with plenty to binge!

    Hope you had a good Christmas, Julia πŸ™‚

    Cherie ✿ delicately.xyz

    • The Sunday Mode

      Oh my god I binge-watched The Good Place as well! I actually love that show so much, I’ve got a reminder set on my phone for when it returns :p

      I’ve had people recommend Brooklyn Nine-Nine but I haven’t watched it yet!

  • We started the Handmaid’s Tale, but the episodes are a bit lengthier than we are used to, so it’s harder to fit in our schedule… But I’d love to start watching it again because the story is so intruiging!

    Happy holidays!

    xo Noor

    • The Sunday Mode

      They are a little lengthy but stay with it! It’s worth it πŸ™‚

  • Beautiful post! Happy holidays
    gros bisous


    • The Sunday Mode

      Thanks Rita

  • Katie

    I’m obsessed with How to Get Away With Murder! Can’t wait for Game of Thrones to come back, too x


    • The Sunday Mode

      It’s so good isn’t it? I can’t wait for it to return!

  • This is perfect for me as I’m actually looking for a new show to start on. Crazily I’ve never watched Game of Thrones even though everyone raves about it – may have to be something to add to my list for 2018!


    • The Sunday Mode

      Add that to your list for sure, if you watch any of these shows let me know if you end up liking them πŸ™‚

  • phoebe

    Love all the shows you mentioned – great minds think alike. Some of my late favourites are a bit of a mix. They include: A place to call home, Outlander, Stranger things and A good place. This is a great time of year to chillax and binge watch something, it feel like such an escape from the real world.

    • The Sunday Mode

      I really love The Good Place as well and Stranger Things! I think I liked s2 of Stranger Things even better than season 1. I’d also love to watch Outlander one day because I keep hearing people say how much they love it.

  • I LOVE Game of Thrones and How to Get Away with Murder! Like you said, Viola Davis is so, so good – I’ve seen some interviews of hers and it shocked me how easygoing and sweet she is (when her character is so harsh!). Although, I’m annoyed that we have to wait ages for Season 8 GoT. I’ve recently finished watching season 7 and I really want more. I haven’t seen The Handmaid’s Tale but it sounds good. I’ll have to give it a go. x

    Alicia | http://www.alifestyleblog.co.uk

    • The Sunday Mode

      I do the same thing! Watch interviews with Viola Davis I mean. When the show went on the break I needed a fix so I started watching a bunch of interviews on Youtube :p If you like my other two suggestions then chances are we have similar taste and you’ll probably really enjoy The Handmaid’s Tale as well!

      • Oh yeah, I was waiting for it on Netflix (season 3 has only just come out now) and it was taking forever, so I’d watch interviews instead. And I probably will! I need to watch it πŸ˜€ x

  • Oh my god – I love this post!! The past few weeks I’ve watched nothing but festive Christmas films hahaha! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas lovely and wishing you all the best for the new year too – I’m sure I’ll comment before then but writing just in case! πŸ™‚

    Layla xx


    • The Sunday Mode

      Oh my god I can’t stop with the festive films either! Christmas is over but I’m still watching them :p

      Hope you had a brilliant Christmas and a great New Year as well Layla πŸ™‚ x

  • Yes, these are my favorites too!


    • The Sunday Mode

      We must have similar taste then!

  • Lisa Autumn

    I love How to get away with murder! Such a good show!

    xx Lisa | lisaautumn.com

    • The Sunday Mode

      Such an addicting show too!

  • I haven’t seen any of these, but I’ve heard so much about The Handmaid’s Tale since it was released and it’s definitely on my list, I just haven’t gotten around to it yet. I feel like it’s way too late for me to start watching Game of Thrones since it’s like 6 seasons long now, but everyone I know in the whole world says it’s amazing and can’t believe that I haven’t seen it, haha.


    • The Sunday Mode

      Pssh, it’s never to late to start watching a show! I mean 6 seasons is pretty doable when you consider that other shows like Grey’s Anatomy are on their 14th season!

  • Ooh, I do like a good plot twist (or ten!) and so How To Get Away With Murder sounds as though it’d totally be up my street. Thanks for the recommendation! Enjoy these cosy days of bingewatching series!! πŸ™‚

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice x

    • The Sunday Mode

      Yep How To Get Away With Murder is great if you like a show like that, let me know if you end up watching and liking it! πŸ™‚

  • Ashleigh

    You’ve reminded me I need to finish Handmaids Tale! I’m such a Netflix show binger – I love starting a new show and then not leaving the couch … haha!

    Ashleigh x

    • The Sunday Mode

      Same here, it’s like I have a different imprint of my body on the couch from each show I watch, haha

  • I love love How to Get Away With Murder, it’s so good and there’s a new unravelling in every episode! xx


    • The Sunday Mode

      Yes! I can’t wait for that show to return once you watch one episode you just want to watch the next one straight away.

  • Pinar

    Game of Thrones is my favourite! I can’t wait for the next season eek!! I am new to Netflix so need to catch up with the world’s best tv shows!

    Pinar | beautybakingbella.com

    • The Sunday Mode

      I’m excited for the next season of GoT as well, but it’s always so long before the next season comes out!

  • I can’t even tell you how much I love GoT! My boyfriend got me into it, at first I was sure that I wouldn’t like it but OMG! I was instantly hooked after the first episode, I can even say that it’s one of the best TV shows of our generation!
    Happy new year Julia!

    • The Sunday Mode

      It is so good! Every episode feels more like a little movie to me.

  • Happy New year lovely!!! πŸ™‚

    Layla xx


    • The Sunday Mode

      Thanks Layla, you too!

  • Sharon

    I love the Game of Thrones books, but I’m trying to get my husband to watch the series with me. If he can watch the Highlander series, I know he will love Game of Thrones. Wish me luck! I will certainly check out the other two as well. By the way, we just finished binge watching 24. It is going to be hard to find anything as action-packed as that show! Happy New Year

    • The Sunday Mode

      Fingers crossed for you that he watches it with you, I used to have a lot of fun making various family members and friends watch GoT when it first came out. I’ve never watched 24 before, is it on Netflix? I love shows that are action-packed!

      • Sharon

        Thanks for the crossed fingers! I’m getting closer. LOL

        Actually, 24 was on Amazon Prime Videos. We noticed that one has to start from the beginning to understand the whole story line!

  • I love The Handmaid’s Tale and of course GOT. I haven’t seen How To Get Away With Murder yet but I’ve heard good things about it. My favourite recent TV series was Ozark, I think my boyfriend and I watched that entire first series in about a day and I can’t wait for season two to come out.


    • The Sunday Mode

      I’ve never heard of that show before…but I feel like maybe I’ve seen it on Netflix?

      • Yes it is. I didn’t hear many people speaking about it either, which I found surprising because when I watched it I thought it was really good.

  • I think I might give Game of Thrones another go. I really need a new show to binge view x

    Tiffany Tales | Lifestyle & Beauty

    • The Sunday Mode

      Yesss do it!

  • YESSS I love How to Get Away with Murder SO much! I can’t wait for it to be back! I’m thinking I should probably rewatch everything just so I’m on the right page when it does return haha xx

    Laura // Middle of Adventure

    • The Sunday Mode

      Ah me too! I don’t think it’s too long until it returns but still, I’d love to just have the whole next season right now and binge watch it rather than waiting week to week.

  • I wish could watch game of thrones…but the gratuity is too much for me. I wish they had an edited version seriously it would make me so happy. as for the TV shows I’ve been loving–

    Mozart in the Jungle
    Poldark — thats MY ring tone lol
    10 Miles of Peach Blossoms — its a Chinese period/fantasy drama but its SO SO well acted and beautiful and complex. ugh I’m in love with everything in it.


    • The Sunday Mode

      I haven’t heard of any of those before except for Poldark actually! Thanks for the recommendations πŸ™‚

  • Simply Avalon

    I’ve never watched the Handmaid’s Tale, but I totally agree with the other two. I’d only add Scandal to the list because it is totally binge worthy haha. And ahhhh I can’t believe your ringtone is the Game of Thrones theme song. Have you read the books? Even though they are super long I totally suggest you doing so because they are just as good as the tv show. πŸ™‚

    – Avalon from simplyavalon.blogspot.com

    • The Sunday Mode

      Oh I want to watch Scandal! That’s another Shonda show right? Because I seem to love all of her shows that I’ve watched so far. I haven’t read the GoT book before, I think I started one a few years ago and then gave up but I’ll try and get back into them!

  • Love How To Get Away With Murder, but haven’t bothered with the other two beyond GoF S1 (was watching it with my mum and she falls asleep after watching TV too long so it was slow going and I just haven’t got back into it yet). I love way too many TV shows to name any, but I’m binge watching The Last Ship at the moment and it’s so good. πŸ™‚

    • The Sunday Mode

      hahaha my mum does that too sometimes, apparently she’s ‘napping’ but I’m pretty sure she’s out cold. I’ll check out The Last Ship!

  • Beth

    I LOVE How To Get Away With Murder! When I saw there was a new season on Netflix, it made me so happy and I then spent the next two days of my life binge watching it. I haven’t seen the Handmaid’s Tail because I also thought it was a period piece, I’ll have to check it out! Thank you xx

    • The Sunday Mode

      Yeah the promos and posters for The Handmaid’s Tale can be super misleading!

  • I could never get into Game of Thrones, I’ve tried so so many times. I definitely need to watch How to get away with Murder though! It’s on my watch list xx

    Tamz | http://www.throughneweyesx.com

  • Love this post! I would also recommend Dark on Netlix if you haven’t seen it!


  • Elena

    Perfect, thanks for the tips! I just finished my last show, so I need something new to watch! I can highly recommend Stranger Things, it’s really good!
    Love, elena


  • I haven’t watched any of these, but I’ve always heard tons of buzz about all of them. I read the Handmaids Tale last year and that book seriously changed me… I figure I should watch the show as well.
    Great post, Julia!
    Julia | juliainbluhm.com

  • I really want to watch Game of Thrones, everyone talks about. I might start watching tonight.


  • I’ve just started How To Get Away With Murder (I’m 4 seasons late!) it’s so good! x