Are you looking to binge a show you've never seen before? Maybe you want to revisit an old favorite. If so, Screener's Bingeworthy list is exactly what you need in your life.
The streaming landscape is massive, leaving far too many places for you to look for shows and recommendations. Luckily, we're all about helping you to watch better, even if that means you don't have time to take a deep dive into a show that will take you months to get through.
If you happen to be short on time, Screener has come up with six series you can binge in their entirety in less than a day.
- Time Commitment: 1 Season, 14 episodes = 10 hours, 45 minutes
- Why it's worth your time: If you’re looking for a rollercoaster of gun slinging, sci-fi goodness, “Firefly” is the perfect binge for you. It’s got an amazing group of characters, knee-slapping humor, and an incredibly detailed galaxy to explore. At the heart of the show is a haunting mystery that will have you begging for answers.
- You’ll love this show if you liked: "Battlestar Galactica,” "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and “Castle”
- You might not like this show if: You prefer shows that wrap things up in a nice bow. “Firefly” got unexpectedly cancelled after 13 episodes, meaning the story ends pretty abruptly. Then again, there’s always the movie if you’re looking for a way to get closure.
- The one episode you cannot miss: Episode 8, "Out of Gas"
- Where to binge it: Hulu & Netflix
- Time commitment: 2 Seasons, 20 episodes = 9 hours, 40 minutes
- Why it's worth your time: If you loved the wit of "Veronica Mars" and wanted to see it harnessed in a half hour comedy, "Party Down" is the show for you. The workplace comedy -- work is a word used very loosely here -- follows a rag-tag group of party caterers who would rather be literally anywhere else as they accidentally screw up parties left and right.
- You’ll love this show if you liked: "Veronica Mars," "Arrested Development" and "Wet Hot American Summer"
- You might not like this show if: Lewd humor, drug use or Ken Marino make you squirm.
- The one episode you cannot miss: Episode 4, "Investor's Dinner"
- Where to binge it: Hulu
- Time commitment: 1 Season, 13 episodes = 9 hours, 32 minutes
- Why it's worth your time: "Terriers" is a buddy dramedy starring Donal Logue as a former cop (and recovering alcoholic) working as an unlicensed P.I. alongside his best friend, Britt (Michael Raymond-James), a former crook. If that doesn't hook you, give it one episode -- it's quirky and the right mix of serious and funny. Definitely one of the best "canceled after one season" shows of all time.
- You’ll love this show if you liked: "Southland," "Miami Vice," "Veronica Mars," "Justified"
- You might not like this show if: You're going to be mad there's only one season. The 13th episode ends on a great cliffhanger and there's no resolution, which is frustrating.
- The one episode you cannot miss: Episode 4, "Fustercluck."
- Where to binge it: Netflix
'Freaks and Geeks'
- Time commitment: 1 Season, 18 episodes = 15 hours, 3 minutes
- Why it's worth your time: “Freaks and Geeks” is a quirky, and realistic, take on high school life in the 1980s. Successfully interweaving multiple storylines and odd characters, the show lasted only one season, but it quickly attained cult status across the board. With the partnership of Judd Apatow and Paul Feig behind the scenes, it took just 18 episodes to help launch the careers of James Franco, Seth Rogen and Jason Segel, to name a few.
- You’ll love this show if you liked: "The Wonder Years,” “My So Called Life” and “Party Down”
- You might not like this show if: Quirky high school dramas aren’t for you. It was ahead of its time, for sure, but “Freaks and Geeks” comes with a specific indie flavor many viewers may find to be an acquired taste.
- The one episode you cannot miss: Episode 18, "Discos and Dragons"
- Where to binge it: Netflix
- Time commitment: 1 Season, 13 episodes = 9 hours, 19 minutes
- Why it's worth your time: "Harper's Island" is an excellent, close-ended whodunnit where the guests of a wedding on a remote Pacific Northwest island are killed off one by one. The scares are plentiful, the gore is very tolerable -- satisfyingly present but not overwhelming -- and the mystery is a lot of fun.
- You’ll love this show if you liked: "Twin Peaks," "Scream," horror movies
- You might not like this show if: You need it to be fast-paced. The kills come fast and furious in the latter half, but the first half of the season is slower as it establishes the mystery and bodies go undiscovered.
- The one episode you cannot miss: Episode 5, "Thwack."
- Where to binge it: Hulu & Amazon
- Time commitment: 2 Seasons, 45 episodes = 15 hours, 45 minutes
- Why it's worth your time: Before Aaron Sorkin gained acclaim as the creator of "West Wing," he made a TV show about making a TV show. "Sports Night" is one of TV's sharpest comedies set behind-the-scenes of a "SportsCenter"-like series. Don't let the sports content fool you, though. "Sports Night" is more of a workplace comedy than anything sports-related.
- You’ll love this show if you liked: "West Wing," "The Newsroom" and "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip"
- You might not like this show if: You're not a fan of Aaron Sorkin's writing or you dislike sports to such a degree that even having them as the backdrop to a comedy bothers you.
- The one episode you cannot miss: Episode 19, "Eli's Coming"
- Where to binge it: ABC.com & Hulu