Not everyone has the time, energy, and patience to sit through huge multi seasoned TV series. I mean we all can agree that it’s a leisure activity and committing to a lengthy television series can be a little distracting. It majorly affects our productivity. But don’t you worry, we got you covered with some of the greatest shows that are sure to get you hooked. And guess what the best part is, you can binge-watch them in a day! Here are 15 TV shows with a brief run time but amazing plots and storylines.
1. End Of The F***ing World
The show is based on an award-winning comic of the same name by Charles Forsman. As the title suggests End Of The F***ing World is a pitch dark show, with violence, profanity, and humor. Revolving around two teens stuck in a messed up reality, it is sure to take you on an emotional rollercoaster from the first episode. As the show goes on it takes unexpected narrative turns accompanied with gloom and occasional gore which makes it a must-watch.
Fleabag is a witty delightful comedy-drama adapted from an award-winning play about a grief-riddled young woman trying to come to terms with life in London. With a hilarious, heartbreaking, and deep storyline, this show offers well-developed characters that will not disappoint you. An overwhelming performance by the writer herself as the lead Fleabag, Phoebe Waller-Bridge has blessed us with this masterpiece.
3. The Queen’s Gambit
Drawn from the 1983 coming-of-age novel by Walter Tevis, The Queen’s Gambit showcases one of the most intellectual games of all time and actually makes it super interesting even if you’re not a chess enthusiast like myself. The show gets you engrossed with Anya Tylor Joy’s character Beth Harmon. Orphaned at a young age this introverted child prodigy fights her demons to emerge as the greatest player and takes the center stage in the male-dominated world of chess.
4. Ted Lasso
The coach of college-level football, after some unexpected events, ends up becoming the coach of the English Premier League team, AFC Richmond. Humor and sheer will is Ted lasso’s greatest weapon, as an inexperienced American coach. The show is heartfelt and quite the laugh as the story unfolds.
Can good and evil work together? Find out in Good Omens based on the comedic novel by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. The show basically reveals the work of hell and heaven coming together as the Day of Judgement nears. The angel (Michael Sheen) and the demon (David Tennant) who are now more used to the mortal lives after living on the earth for so long are not really excited about the apocalypse.
Dealing with delicate issues, Unbelievable is a crime drama based on a true story. Tackling a serious, disheartening topic with great care the show brings us a ray of hope and empathy. Following the investigation of a serial rapist, this show will get you pinned to your chair with the thrilling investigation followed by the stunning performances given by the lead ladies.
7. The Duchess
The Duchess is a comedy show about a single mom with conflicting thoughts about having another child with her enemy, the father of her daughter. (her ex) Played and written by the talented comedian Katherine Ryan, The Duchess is a quick delightful watch with just six episodes.
8. Julie And The Phantoms
Imagine summoning a ghost band who has been dead for 25 years. Julie, a teen finds inspiration for music and life from a boy band (The Phantoms) while trying to overcome the loss of her mother. This musical comedy is based on the Brazilian series ‘Julie e os Fantasmas’ and is for everyone to enjoy.
9. The Wilds
Following a terrible mishap, a group of young women end up stranded on a deserted island. Trying to survive, the girls go through some ups and downs together. But was it really an accident? This intriguing thriller will tempt you to keep asking for more with its amazing character development and twists.
10. Never Have I Ever
A perfect teen rom-com, Never Have I Ever is a blend of family, love, friendship, and coming of age comedy. Inspired by Mindy Kaling’s childhood the show stars the complicated story of an Indian American teen struggling with her life while trying to be cool. It’s an easy-breezy watch with some heartwarming elements.
11. Derry Girls
Take a nostalgic and amusing ride to the ’90s with the Derry Girls. The series is literally laugh-out-loud funny and is based on teenagers from the 90s Northern Ireland. In short, the show is a sweet emotional hit with a handful of black comedy. Packed in two seasons with six episodes each, Derry Girls will have your eyes glued to the screen.
12. I May Destroy You
A deep and difficult topic crafted beautifully into a show by the talented Michaela Coel. Written, produced, co-directed, and starred by her, I May Destroy You is inspired by the real-life experiences of the artist. Arabella (Michaele Coel) is forced to rethink life after she is sexually assaulted at a nightclub
Starring Emma Stone and Jonah Hill, Maniac is an absurd comedy with some beautiful cinematography. Directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, the show revolves around two strangers mingling over a psychological/medicinal drug experiment.
14. Russian Doll
Stuck in a mysterious loop, Nadia (Natasha Lyonne) finds herself attending the same event again and again while dying by the end of the day only to wake up unharmed the next morning. Russian Doll’s excellent story flow is sure to draw you in with its dark humor and emotions. The show will leave you with some tears in your eyes and a smile on your face
If you’re a sucker for romance, this one is for you. In the quest of finding true love, Dylan (Johnny Flynn) is diagnosed with an STD. Following which he takes up the task to inform all of his former partners of the sad news. The show offers beautiful and heartwarming relationships between the characters. Lovesick is not only romantic but also a mystery as we meet several ex-girlfriends in flashbacks.