The best TV shows to stream right now

Are you looking for your next favourite TV show? Need a new box set binge to light up your entertainment life? Fed up with spending hours scrolling through Netflix, Disney+, Apple TV+, Prime Video and beyond?

Don’t worry, you are not alone, because we’ve done the hard work for you and hand-picked some great shows that are hot off the press that we think you should try. What is more, we’re always scouring the streaming services for the latest and the greatest content and so we’re always updating this page, so keep checking back if great TV is your thing.

We here at Screen OD love TV, and we’re dedicated to finding the best drama, science fiction, fantasy, documentaries and comedy to ensure you have a great time every time you press play.

What is more, we believe that because people watch TV and movies, they should have the option to watch their TV recommendations too.

That’s why each and every one of our recommendations for the best shows to watch comes with a video review of the programme, complete with expert opinion and clips of the show so you know exactly what you’re getting from the show.

Sound good? We think so.

Anyway, that’s enough pre-amble, now it’s time for the, er, well – the amble.

Here’s the best TV shows to stream right now…

Our Universe

What’s it about?

If you think you’ve seen every variation in the natural history documentary, think again. This brilliant and beautiful show fuses the greatest story of them all – the history of the universe – with the way that animals live on our planet today. Breathtaking photography, graphics and CGI combine for a fantastic six-part doc.

Who’s in it?

Morgan Freeman (narrator)

Where can I watch it?

Netflix

Echo 3

What’s it about?

Amber is taken hostage by rebels in Columbia and her special operations husband and brother go on a mission to rescue her in a beautifully crafted and remarkably deep action thriller from the Oscar-winning writer of The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty, Mark Boan.

Who’s in it?

Luke Evans, Michiel Huisman, Jessica Ann Collins, James Udom, Martina Gusman and Bradley Whitford

Where can I watch it?

Apple TV+


Tulsa King

What’s it about?

A mafia boss has kept his mouth shut for 25 years in jail, but when he is released he’s not rewarded or treated well and ends up being exiled to Tulsa in Oklahoma where he has to try to start his own crime business by intertwining himself with the locals. A sharp comedy-drama with lots of violence and action.

Who’s in it?

Sylvester Stallone, Martin Starr, Andrea Savage, Garret Hedland, Dominick Lombardozzi

Where can I watch it?

Paramount+


Wednesday

What’s it about?

Wednesday Addams gets her own show as the teenager heads for Nevermore Academy, a school for misfits where inevitably she won’t fit in. A smart drama from director Tim Burton who brings just the right amount of gothic to this tale to bring alive the Addams clan for a new generation.

Who’s in it?

Jenna Ortega, Gwendoline Christie, Christina Ricci, Catherine Zeta-Jones

Where can I watch it?

Netflix


1899

What’s it about?

From the creators of the brilliant German mystery thriller Dark, 1899 is a show that is in a similar mind-bending space. When a ship crossing the Atlantic stumbles upon another that has been lost at sea for months, the captain decides to investigate and the passengers are drawn into a strange and difficult to understand world that spirals out of control.

Who’s in it?

Emily Beecham, Aneurin Barnard, Andreas Pietschmann, Miguel Bernardeau, Maciej Musiał, Anton Lesser, Lucas Lynggaard Tønnesen, Rosalie Craig

Where can I watch it?

Netflix


The English

What’s it about?

An English woman arrives in the Wild West in the late Nineteenth Century in search of the man who killed her son and soon her life becomes intertwined with a Native American man who is searching for the land that is owed to him after fighting for the American Army. A classy and quite brilliant drama from Hugo Blick.

Who’s in it?

Emily Blunt, Chaske Spencer, Rafe Spall, Tom Hughes

Where can I watch it?

BBC / Prime Video