14 Shows That Are Perfect For Binge Watching On Showmax

 If you are a fan of watching shows as opposed to movies, then you know how exciting it is to just binge-watch a number of seasons at a go. For a couple of hours, the outside world does not exist, and you get caught up in the series. But this only happens if the show is captivating, and finding such shows is not always easy. Luckily, Showmax makes it easy for you to binge-watch some of them.  Here are a couple of shows on Showmax that you should include on your ‘watch list’.

Big Bang Theory

Big Bang Theory

If you are a fan of comedy, then this is the series for you. The show is based on the lives of four genius scientists with practically no social skills … until the beautiful extraverted Penny moves in next door. Thus begins the shift in how they go about their lives. It is a comical sitcom that will have you falling in love with the characters you thought you would hate. Each episode will leave you rushing to the next. Watch now »

Suits

SUITS

Get hooked on a drama show that revolves around a group of savvy lawyers. Mike Ross is a con man who uses his wit to garner a position in a prestigious law firm after a deal goes sideways. What starts out as a scheme leads Mike to become a smart lawyer with the help of Harvey, Donna, Jessica and Luis. However, nothing good is without its complications. It’s a thrilling drama that may make you feel like you want to pursue law as a career option. Watch now »

The Magicians

THE MAGICIANS.

Looking for some sci-fi action? A couple of young adults are quietly living their life until the truth about who they are is revealed. They discover that they are part of a secret community of magicians and that there is an academy that will teach them to harness their powers. However, the start of an exciting journey opens them up to new threats and it is up to them to decide how best to fix the situation. Watch now »

Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley

Welcome to the fast-paced world of tech development in the biggest technological hub in the world. The show follows computer programmer Richard and his friends as they attempt to make it big in the tech world. However, life has other plans for them as they seem to face misfortune after misfortune. Watch now »

Rating- PG 16+

Younger

Younger

Meet Liza, a beautiful forty-year-old woman who is about to finalise her divorce. Having been a stay-at-home mother for almost all of her 18-year-old daughter’s life, she finds it hard to get a job. Liza decides to pass herself off as a 26-year-old and it actually works. But the lie might get her more than she had bargained for. It’s a fun, mature comedy-drama with many characters that you are likely to relate to. Watch now »

Rating- PG 14+

Reign

 

Reign

This drama is about a young queen who has to fight and make alliances to protect herself, the people she loves and her subjects. It is a version of the story of the real-life of Mary Queen of Scots, who ascended the throne at a very young age. The show traces her life all the way from the beginning, through her arranged marriages, threats to her rule and loved ones. If you are a history junkie, then the numerous alterations to the story may not please you. However, it is still a great story. Watch now »

Rating- PG 16+

Blackish

Blackish

Having grown up in the hood but now working in a high-paid advertising job, Dre is afraid that his family is becoming too comfortable in this new lavish life in the mostly white wealthy estate they live in. All these at the expense of forgetting their black heritage and simply becoming ‘blackish’. It is a fresh family-friendly sitcom that tackles the issue of race in a most entertaining way. Watch now»

Rating- PG 11+

Billions

BILLIONS

We all love having money. But how many of us really know the art of making it? Well, this show will surely get you curious. United States District Attorney Chuck Rhoades is convinced that billionaire Bobby Axelrod is using insider information to double on his investments. However, Chuck only likes to prosecute a case he can win, and Bobby is not an easy man to catch in the wrong. With both these men’s egos in play, there is a lot of drama that ensues – enough to get you glued to your television set or computer screen. The show focuses on a lot of heavy themes such as power and greed. Watch now »

Rating- PGV 17+

Big Little Lies

Big Little Lies

This is a relatively new show, but it has taken the entertainment industry by storm. It is based on the novel of the same name. The show is set on the wealthy side of Monterey, California. One of the residents, Jane, is the mother of a little boy called Ziggy. She is not like other mothers. She is younger and not from a well-off background. When her son is accused of bullying the daughter of the queen bee mother, things get ugly and battle lines are drawn. Madeline and Celeste take Jane’s side against the rest of the other mums. Drama ensues when what started as a harmless feud brings about some major tragedy. The suspense after each episode will not let you leave that seat. Watch now »

Rating- PG 16+

Limitless

Limitless

When struggling musician Brian Finch takes a dose of NZT-48, a mysterious drug that allows his mind to push his brain power up a notch, his intelligence becomes limitless. The catch, however, is that the drug only lasts for 12 hours and the side effects are not so great. A funny twist of fate leads Finch to FBI agent Rebecca Harris who at first tracks Finch down as a murder suspect. When all their differences are settled, they use Finch’s new intelligence to effective use and put criminals behind bars. However, NZT is a drug like any other and he must learn how to deal with the addiction. Watch now »

Rating-PG 15+

The Missing

The Missing

When Tony and Emily Hughes lose sight of their son Oliver for a minute, their lives change. Seven years after the abduction, the loss of their child has strained their relationship. Another party who is affected by the abduction of Oliver is detective Julien Baptiste. However, seven years later, there is new evidence about Oliver’s disappearance but what they find might not be what they were looking for. This show is a great thriller, so much so that it is addictive. It is a well written show with great actors. Watch now »

Rating-  PG 15+

Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Brooklyn Nine-Nine

The show follows the lives of a group of detectives in a New York Precinct. One detective, Jake Peralta, has a different approach to crime and is often a slacker. He is, however, forced to shape up when he gets a new boss. It is an intriguing satirical sitcom that will help you see police officers from a different angle. Watch now »

Rating- 15+

South Park

South Park

This show is actually an animation but more suitable for an older crowd. It is a satirical show that tackles issues such as religion, class, gender and racism in a comical manner. It follows four elementary school children: Kyle, Cartman, Stan and Kenny. Each has a characteristic that is integral in the bringing the show to life. It is an addictive 30-minute comedic show that helps you relax after a long day at work. Watch now »

Rating- PG 18+

Mr Robot

Mr Robot

The show centres on tech genius and introvert Elliot, who works as a programmer in a cybersecurity firm. However, after hours, he doubles as a vigilante who uses his skills to expose the evil lurking around him. Things are going great until a mysterious stranger called Mr Robot extends to Elliot an invitation to do some major damage. It is a thrilling and captivating show with an intriguing main character. Watch now »

Rating- 16+

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