The Thanksgiving break is almost here, which for many means a four-day (or even five-day) weekend. While Thanksgiving is an important time for family and friends, but it’s also a great opportunity to catch up on all the amazing TV you might have missed.
There are plenty of great new TV shows to stream, as well as some shows that you may have missed. Not to mention, Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, which comes out the day after Thanksgiving. So, use your turkey coma time to cuddle up with your favorite streaming stick to do some hardcore binge-watching. We’ve got 10 fabulous shows that will get you through the long weekend.
1. The Crown on Netflix
The Crown has already been made famous as the most expensive show on Netflix, but the biopic about the current Queen of England deserves a view for more than just its opulence. Queen Elizabeth II has been a strong, inspiring figure for more than half a decade, and her story is pretty breathtaking. Season 1 of The Crown just premiered on Netflix, and it shows Queen Elizabeth in her early days as queen as she tries to figure out how to rule.
2. Fleabag on Amazon
Fleabag is the dark, screwed up British comedy that you never knew you needed in your life. Fleabag follows a young woman who hasn’t quite gotten her life together. She deals with love, sex, and family while she tries to cope with a tragedy that haunts her. The show is only six episodes, so you’ll be through it in no time.
3. Jessica Jones on Netflix
In case you’re a little behind on the Marvel TV shows and you have to pick one, we pick Jessica Jones. The show stars one of our faves, Krysten Ritter, as a badass superhero. Jessica is a young woman with superhuman abilities, and she starts her own private investigation firm to help others with special abilities. The show is pure girl power, and it will definitely get you pumped up. Check out the first season on Netflix.
4. Search Party on TBS
Search Party on TBS tells the story of Dory (played by Arrested Development‘s Alia Shawkat), who goes on a search for an old friend when she finds out she’s gone missing. Search Party includes some of the comic minds from Wet Hot American Summer, so we’re sure they’ll be tons of laughs along the way. The series streams on TBS starting November 21st.
5. Mozart in the Jungle on Amazon
If you haven’t checked out the Golden Globe winning comedy from Amazon, you should. Mozart in the Jungle follows a young woman and talented oboist and her relationship with the young conductor of the New York Symphony Orchestra. The show has music, comedy, and tears in the best way. You can stream Seasons 1 & 2 on Amazon.
6. The Simpsons on FXX
If you haven’t watched all the episodes of The Simpsons, the long-running cartoon comedy about one of the most hilarious families on TV, you’ll have a chance around Thanksgiving. FXX will make all 600 episodes of The Simpsons available for streaming on FXX from November 24th until December 6th.
7. The Affair on Showtime
The Affair is a small, beautifully written drama, and if you haven’t had a chance to check it out, you should. The Affair explores, you guessed it, an affair between a schoolteacher and writer and a young waitress. The Affair has a very unique structure that plays with differing perspectives, and we love it. Check out Seasons 1 & 2 streaming on Showtime, and Season 3 premieres on November 20th.
8. Man in the High Castle on Amazon
This dystopian drama that imagines the United States if we had lost World War II may hit a little too close to home, but it’s an addicting show. Man in the High Castle is based on a Philip K. Dick novel, and it follows some members of the resistance movement against oppressive governments. If you start it early enough in the day, you may get through the entire Season 1 before you head to bed. Plus, if you binge-watch over the holiday, then you’ll be all caught up for when Season 2 starts on December 16th.