The best shows to ‘binge’ on BINGE

Looking for a binge? Look no further than one of the newest additions to the Aussie streaming market, BINGE. The brainchild of Foxtel with the affordability of Netflix and Stan, BINGE’s tagline is content so good that it’s ‘unturnoffable’ and we’re beginning to see why, with a massive range of our favourite shows from Foxtel, American cables such as HBO, as well as the BBC.

So, if you’re looking to settle in for a binge with BINGE, you’ve come to right place, with Canstar Blue looking at the top picks for shows available on the new streaming service.

Watching Binge TV

BINGE – Top Shows to… binge

Below are, in this author’s opinion, the top shows currently streaming on BINGE, with more no doubt set to come to a screen near you. The top shows on BINGE include:

  • Y: The Last Man
  • The Premise
  • What We Do In the Shadows
  • Stargirl
  • Roswell, New Mexico
  • The Leftovers
  • Bored to Death
  • Dave
  • Betty
  • Pennyworth
  • Mare of Easttown
  • The Nevers

Y: The Last Man

What would happen if every man on the planet simply keeled over? That’s the question that Y: The Last Man looks to answer, with the show following Yorrick, an escape artist with a mysterious past, who is thrust into the spotlight as the last man left on the planet. What follows is a wild world of power struggles, answer-searching and uneasy alliances, but it’s ok, because Yorrick has a pet monkey, so what else could you need?

The Premise

Another limited series, The Premise is the pet-project from BJ Novak (most well-known from being on The Office) that looks to provide a commentary on modern problems. With five, half-hour episodes exploring various topics, including sex tapes, gun violence, the world of internet trolls and many other issues, The Premise brings a dash of humour to humanise these problems to pave the way for more open conversations, giving you equal parts entertainment and brain food.

What We Do In the Shadows

Exploring the world of modern vampires living in US suburbia, What We Do In the Shadows is a series based on the 2014 mockumentary-style movie from Taiki Waititi. The series follows four vampire housemates living in Staten Island along with their human familiar, who does most of their bidding. Having transitioned from once-feared leaders to laidback and unassuming citizens, the series is a laugh with subtle undertones on the way the modern world works.

Stargirl

Based on the DC comics, Stargirl follows high school student Courtney Whitmore, who comes across the Cosmic Staff of Starman, a member of the Justice Society of America. Following her discovery, Courtney finds out that her stepfather was Starman’s sidekick, who in turn, teaches her about the Society, and pushes her to take on the mantle as a member of the Society as Stargirl.

Sign up to BINGE

If BINGE’s huge library of quality shows sounds like the perfect streaming service for you, there are three plans to choose from, with different inclusions on each plan tier. Prices start at $10 per month for a basic package and go up to $18 per month. Check out the plan inclusions in the below table. This table includes links to a referral partner.

Brand Subscription Type No. of Screens/same time viewing Advertised Cost^^/month
Binge logo

BINGE Basic Plan

  • Stream over 10,000+ hours of shows and movies
  • Watch on 1 screens at the same time
  • 2 week free trial

min. cost $10 over one month

1No. of Screens /same time viewing $10
Advertised Cost/month
Go To Site
Binge logo

BINGE Standard Plan

  • Stream over 10,000+ hours of shows and movies
  • Watch on 2 screens at the same time
  • HD available
  • 2 week free trial

min. cost $14 over one month

2No. of Screens /same time viewing $14
Advertised Cost/month
Go To Site
Binge logo

BINGE Premium Plan

  • Stream over 10,000+ hours of shows and movies
  • Watch on 4 screens at the same time
  • HD available
  • 2 week free trial

min. cost $18 over one month

4No. of Screens /same time viewing $18
Advertised Cost/month
Go To Site

Back to Binge shows

Roswell, New Mexico

Liz returns home to the town of Roswell, New Mexico, and immediately reconnects with her crush Max. But as the two get closer, Liz realises there’s something off about Max, and finds out that he turns out to be an alien (shock horror). An adaption of the Roswell High books, this television version is equal parts romance and drama, as Liz learns to live with Max’s secret, as well as the danger that comes with it.

The Leftovers

From the creator of Lost, comes The Leftovers, a captivating drama starring Justin Theroux, Liv Tyler and Christopher Eccleston. The series begins three years after a mysterious global event caused two percent of the world’s population to vanish. The event naturally caused worldwide panic and, in its wake, fervent religious groups, dangerous cults and directionless stragglers emerged, desperate to find out what happened and living in fear that it may happen again. Justin Theroux, who is the focus of the series, is a town cop who feels like it is his duty to retain normalcy in the town. When he loses his wife to the local cult however, he is sucked into a journey of discovery that he hopes will give him answers about the catastrophe. It’s a long ride through the three seasons but the producers have confirmed there will not be a fourth, so rest assured you get the closure you need.

Bored to Death

Bored to Death is a hidden gem that largely escaped the Australian TV radar. It brings together Jason Schwartzman, Ted Danson and Zach Galifianakis in an excellent comedy about chasing your dreams. The series follows Jonathan Ames, a writer with career crushing writer’s block. In order to kickstart his creative juices, he advertises himself as a private detective, intending to use the techniques he’s picked up from the film noir detectives of the 1950s. Surprisingly, his dodgy Craigslist ad attracts a ton of requests, and he finds himself tossed into the bizarre world of wealthy strangers with lucrative problems. If you’ve burned through all of Arrested Development and Curb Your Enthusiasm is too dry, this could be the perfect antidote.

Dave

If you’re a fan of Lil Dicky’s music, or even if you’re not, you’ll likely be a fan of Dave, Lil Dicky’s show that’s loosely based on his life. Dave follows Dave (surprisingly), an upcoming rapper who’s a bit lazy, and who no-one has heard of before. But thanks to a strong support crew, and a bit of chance luck, Dave finds himself in situations where he can push his music forward, and get famous at the same time.

Betty

Created with real-world skaters, Betty explores the New York skating scene, and what it’s like from an outsider’s point of view. The outsiders in question though are a group of girls who have been ostracized, and their decision to create their own skate crew. Add in the usual teenage drama of figuring out life, relationships and nailing kickflips, and you’ve got a solid show to roll through.

Pennyworth

Exploring the world of Batman before the Caped Crusader came onto the scene, Pennyworth focuses on Alfred Pennyworth before he became the butler and caretaker of Bruce Wayne. Set in the 1960s, we see Alfred fresh out of the British SAS and looking for work, before starting his own security company and eventually meeting Thomas Wayne, Bruce’s father. Season two has just been released so you’ve got plenty to catch up on.

Mare of Easttown

Heralding Kate Winslet’s return to the small screen, Mare of Easttown stars Winslet as a small-town detective investigating the murder of a girl while also dealing with her own array of personal tragedies and issues. Set as only a limited-series, you’ll be able to binge the seven episodes in a short space of time, allowing you to get to the bottom of the investigation quickly.

The Nevers

If you’re looking to kick-it old-school, The Nevers may be the show for you. Set in Victorian London – meaning you’ll get your fill of poofy dresses and posh accents – The Nevers focuses on women with special powers, and what they decide to do with them. Created by Josh Whedon (who also created Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D), expect plenty of supernatural goodness with this period piece.

What should I binge on BINGE?

It’s looking like BINGE is going to live up to its name with so many iconic shows available – you’re absolutely spoilt for choice. Whether you’re after classic sitcoms, dramas old and new, or reality TV, BINGE has you covered, with our article on the top movies on BINGE also worth checking out if you’re looking for something else to settle down on the couch with.

Sign up to Disney+

If you’re looking for something else, why not check out Disney+? There are two plan options to choose from – a monthly subscription at $11.99 per month, or prepay for a year at $119.99 and save on the monthly cost. Both plans include the same features, with unlimited downloads and the ability to stream on up to four screens at the same time.

Brand Subscription Type No. of Screens/same time viewing Advertised Cost^^/month or year
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Disney+ Monthly Subscription

  • Stream the Disney+ library, including Disney+ Originals, Star Wars, Pixar, Marvel, National Geographic & Star
  • Watch on 4 screens at the same time
  • Add up to 7 profiles
  • Unlimited downloads of shows and movies on up to 10 devices

min. cost $11.99 over one month

4No. of Screens /same time viewing $11.99
Advertised Cost/month
Get DealCanstar Blue receives a commission for sign-ups through Disney+ *
Disney+ Logo

Disney+ Yearly Subscription

  • Stream the Disney+ library, including Disney+ Originals, Star Wars, Pixar, Marvel, National Geographic & Star
  • Watch on 4 screens at the same time
  • Add up to 7 profiles
  • Unlimited downloads of shows and movies on up to 10 devices
  • Prepay for a yearly subscription and save on the monthly cost

min. cost $119.99 over one year

4No. of Screens /same time viewing $119.99
Advertised Cost/year
Get DealCanstar Blue receives a commission for sign-ups through Disney+ *

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