As a brand new tally by FX revealed this month, a whopping 559 scripted sequence — simply scripted! — have been launched in 2021 throughout broadcast, cable and streaming. In different phrases? You’ve acquired a lot of decisions if you’re scanning by your watchlist for a brand new present to begin.

However as tempting because it may be to atone for a veteran sequence with three, 5 and even 10-plus seasons beneath its belt, generally you’re merely searching for a simple, day-long binge — the form of present with just one or two seasons that doesn’t require weeks of dedication. And within the record beneath, we’ve compiled 20 sequence that meet these standards.

A word about our record: We stored our picks to closed-ended sequence solely, aside from HBO’s The White Lotus (which will return for Season 2, however, as an anthology sequence, might be loved as a standalone present). As a lot as we wished to suggest ongoing sequence like HBO Max’s Starstruck or Peacock’s Girls5eva, we’ve caught with reveals you possibly can watch of their entirety throughout a day, with out the dedication of eventual future episodes.

And although the recs beneath do embrace current favorites like HBO’s Mare of Easttown and Disney+’s WandaVision, you’ll additionally discover some older fare, together with the British sitcom Spaced, Michaela Coel’s terrific Chewing Gum and HBO’s splendidly awkward Howdy Women.

Scroll by our record of superb one-sitting binges, then drop a remark with your personal strategies!


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