Binge-watching television series online has become, for many people, their preferred way of watching – you get a massive dose of your favorite shows at one sitting, not having to wait a week for the next episode.
Everyone knows about “Transparent,” “The Night Of,” “Stranger Things” and other much-discussed shows. Here are five shows that may have flown under your radar, but are very much worth a binge.
“Black Mirror” – Think of it as a “Twilight Zone” for the tech crowd. Charlie Brooker created the series, but it consists of standalone episodes – directed by heavy hitters like Joe Wright (“Atonement”) – that will make you think twice about how you use technology, and how it may be using you.
“Sneaky Pete” – Giovanni Ribisi plays a con man who, having run afoul of a gangster, gets out of prison and assumes the identity of Pete, his chatty cellmate. Bryan Cranston of “Breaking Bad” fame plays the gangster – and co-created the series.
“A Series of Unfortunate Events” – A big improvement over the 2004 film starring Jim Carrey, the TV series is also based on the popular Lemony Snicket books by Daniel Handler. Neil Patrick Harris takes over the role of Count Olaf, who is after the inheritance of orphans in his care.