So the 74th Emmy Awards just wrapped and we’re ready to jump on all the great series we’ve apparently missed out on.
Winners aside, some of the shows that were simply nominated seem pretty stellar. Just based on the nominations, reviews, trailers, and stars that we recognise, we think the following shows would be a great treat for your next binge-watch session.
BRB, adding these to our watch list now!
This provocative, funny series about a highly dysfunctional dynasty has it all—power, politics, and money. Logan Roy, CEO of one of the largest media and entertainment conglomerates in the world wants to retire but his four grown children have something else in mind.
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon Prime)
It’s the late 1950s and Miriam “Midge” Maisel has a perfect life—husband, children, and a gorgeous, spacious apartment on New York’s Upper West Side. Her life takes a turn for what is seemingly the worst until she uncovers her talent for stand-up comedy.
The White Lotus (HBO)
This six-episode show follows the exploits of the guests and employees at an Exclusive Hawaiian resort in the span of one week. From far, it may all seem like the perfect picture but a darker story emerges making the picture far from perfect.
This series focuses on America’s struggle with opioid addiction and how it affects people and families in the country. It also follows the legal case against pharmaceutical company Purdue Pharma and their development, testing, and marketing of OxyContin, a highly addictive opioid used to treat moderate to severe pain.
Abbott Elementary (Hulu)
Conditions at Abbott Elementary, a predominantly Black elementary school in Philadelphia, are harsh. A dedicated group of teachers do their best with whatever they have to make it a better place for their students.
An airplane carrying a high school girls’ soccer team crashes into the remote northern wilderness. Some of the team survive but are forced to resort to whatever it takes to survive in the wild, which they do for 19 months. 25 years later, although adults, they discover that some things haven’t changed.
Ted Lasso (Apple TV)
American college football coach, Ted Lasso, is recruited to coach an English football team despite his lack of experience in the sport. The team and its owner have little to no faith in him, but Ted’s charming personality and sense of humour soon win them over.
Only Murders In The Building (Hulu)
A suspicious death happens in an affluent apartment building on the Upper West Side of New York City. Three of its occupants with a shared love for true crime start a podcast about their investigation into said death. It’s not long before they get caught up in some true crime themselves.
The Dropout (Hulu)
Amanda Seyfried plays Elizabeth Holmes, the founder of Theranos. She was named Forbes’ youngest self-made woman billionaire in 2014 and convicted of fraud just last month.
Station Eleven (HBOMax)
A flu pandemic caused the collapse of civilisation as we know it. 20 years later, a travelling group of survivors come across a violent cult led by a dangerous self-proclaimed prophet who is unknowingly linked to a member of the group.