Looking for a new TV show to binge on? Check out some of the best TV shows on Netflix, HBO, Prime Video and Disney+ and check out where to watch them in Singapore!
We don’t know about you, but one of our favourite things to do (when we actually have the time!) is to snuggle up with snacks and binge a season or two of our favourite shows. If you’ve already exhausted your list of TV shows, then let us introduce you to some of the newest best TV shows on Prime Video, HBOGo Asia and Disney+ and Netflix in Singapore. All you have to do is pick one and unwind. Happy watching!
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And Just Like That…
The story: The show picks up with the women of Sex and the City, Carrie, Miranda and Charlotte in their mid-50s.
And Just Like That review: Opinions are divided on this one but nostalgia keeps us coming back for more, even if we are sorely disappointed that Samantha (Kim Catrall) is loudly absent. Carrie’s moved on from living in NYC on the salary of a freelance writer (we’re still curious about her financial secrets) to being Big’s wife, successful author and podcaster. There’s an interesting mix of heavy themes (death, ageing, questioning identity, sexuality and gender) plus silly one-liners that still keep us hooked. Oh, and no episode is complete if we aren’t fawning over the gorgeous clothes these ladies own.
Watch And Just Like That in Singapore: Stream it on HBOGo
The Book of Boba Fett
The story: A spin-off from the equally popular Star Wars series The Mandalorian (also on Disney+), The Book of Boba Fett revolves around the titular character (Temuera Morrison) and mercenary Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen), as they navigate the Galaxy’s underworld and attempt to reclaim the territories once ruled by Jabba the Hutt.
The Book of Boba Fett review: Exciting fight scenes, beautiful cinematography and overall aesthetic of the show are all worth the slightly lacklustre first episode. Boba’s no longer a bounty hunter. Instead, he’s a reformed man looking to make a name for himself in the wider Galaxy. There’s plenty of chemistry between the two leads, which is always fun and will please most Star Wars die-hards.
Watch The Book of Boba Fett in Singapore: Stream it on Disney+
The story: Based on the book Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors and the Drug Company that Addicted America by Beth Macy, this gripping TV show focuses on America’s struggle with opioid addiction, OxyContin specifically, and explores the crisis from the perspectives of doctors, patients, law enforcement and prosecutors.
Dopesick review: The subject matter is heavy but the excellent performances of the star-studded cast (Michael Keaton, Rosario Dawson, Peter Sarsgaard and Will Poulter, to name a few) will keep you in your seat. However, it does feel like the series is trying to do too much, and it often jumps between narratives and timelines, making this a bit of challenge if you’re not entirely familiar with Purdue Pharma’s dark role in the entire crisis.
Watch Dopesick in Singapore: Stream it on Disney+
Emily in Paris
The story: The eponymous Emily (Lily Collins) moves to France to work for a French marketing firm, where she struggles to succeed in her job, faces a culture clash and searches for love.
Emily in Paris review: I’m going to be very honest and say that I was unwilling to watch Emily in Paris at first. However, I gave the show a chance and then couldn’t stop watching. There’s something a little charming (and annoying) about Emily that sucks you in and keeps you there. While the dialogue and storyline are riddled with cliches, there’s still plenty to enjoy through Paris’ beautiful scenery, some good comedy and Emily’s pretty fashion choices. It’s a good enough watch if you’d like something that doesn’t require too much investment to enjoy.
Watch Emily in Paris in Singapore: Stream it on Netflix
The story: Loosely based on the life of Isaac Wright Jr., For Life follows Aaron Wallace who becomes a lawyer while serving a life sentence in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. While fighting to prove his innocence, Aaron uses his law degree to help his fellow inmates overturn their own wrongful convictions, earning the ire of the District Attorney who’s also running for political office. This TV show on Netflix also puts the American justice system in the spotlight, showing how prosecutors cut corners and play dangerous games to win cases.
For Life review: Nicholas Pinnock artfully brings Aaron Wallace to life with his restrained mannerism and forceful delivery of courtroom arguments. What I loved was how the show uses the courtroom to showcase the damage brought about by the myth of the “angry black man” – often used against Aaron when he questions the lack of evidence or appalling decisions made by the DA and his team or any authority figure. There’s also a fair bit of girl power in Aaron’s biggest ally, prison warden Safiya Masry (Indira Varma), who tries to elevate the lives of prisoners with special programmes, all while keeping the chauvinistic guards who dislike her gentler approach in check.
Watch For Life in Singapore: Stream it on Netflix
1 season (the show has been renewed for a second season)
The story: Deborah Vance (Jean Smart) is a stand-up comedy legend, but the head of the casino where she performs thinks her material is no longer relevant and wants to trim down her performance dates. Deborah then teams up with Ava, a young, out-of-work comedy writer, to help freshen her material and her life perspective, all while learning to respect each other’s differences.
Hacks review: Jean Smart is always a thrill to watch! The show also has tight scriptwriting and well fleshed out characters that bring their own strengths and quirks to the overall plot.
Watch Hacks in Singapore: Stream it on HBOGo Asia
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power
5 seasons (season 1 is set for release on 2 September 2022)
The story: Amazon has been pretty tight-lipped on the details; all we know so far is that the entire show will draw heavily from the Second Age of Middle Earth that’s chronicled in The Silmarillion – simply because Tolkien’s estate wouldn’t grant them the rights to the material that shaped Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. Expect instead to see new cities like the elf capital of Lindon, the island kingdom of Numenor and more.
Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power early review: I’m a huge Tolkien nerd who adores all things Middle Earth, so watching this show is a no-brainer. But what excites me more is how the series will explore the Second Age instead of messing around in Peter Jackson’s beautifully executed LOTR film trilogy, which focuses on the Third Age. Also, the casting is some of the most diverse in a fantasy epic of this scale. And while initial costumes have a rather Game of Thrones-esque look and feel, I’m still going to give this a chance before reviewing it any further.
Watch Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power in Singapore: Stream it on Amazon.com
1 season (to be released on 30 March 2022)
The story: According to Marvel, mild-mannered Steven Grant is plagued by blackouts and memories of a past life. He eventually discovers that he has dissociative identity disorder, and shares a body with a mercenary named Marc Spector. How Steven and Marc navigate their identities while facing a mystery involving Egyptian gods shapes the rest of this six-episode series.
Moon Knight early review: Marvel, Oscar Isaac and Egyptian gods. What’s not to love? And like all of Marvel’s other Disney+ properties – The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Loki, WandaVision and Hawkeye – you can expect loads of Easter eggs.
Watch Moon Knight in Singapore: Stream it on Disney+
Only Murders in the Building
The story: Three strangers share an obsession with true crime, and it’s all fun until they find themselves embroiled in a grizzly death in a West Side apartment. As they record a podcast to detail the crime, they uncover the building’s secrets and hide behind the lies they tell each other.
Only Murders in the Building review: Don’t expect a gripping crime show like The Fall. What you’ll get instead is a good laugh as you watch seasoned veterans like Steve Martin and Martin Short bounce their comedic genius off a sometimes hesitant Selena Gomez. Witty banter and well-paced character development aside, each episode is only 30 minutes long, so nothing drags out or feels too heavy to watch.
Watch Only Murders in the Building in Singapore: Stream it on Disney+
The story: This DCEU (DC Extended Universe) series details the superhero Peacemaker, who is so obsessed with world peace that he will kill, fight and even start wars to achieve it.
Peacemaker review: I’ve always felt that Cena is one of the hammiest actors alive. So I was pleasantly surprised to watch this and realise that his acting range has improved and he makes Peacemaker a fun romp simply because he’s brave enough to laugh at himself while he works. This TV show is unashamedly ridiculous and absolutely entertaining, perfect after a long day. Also, get excited because Peacemaker just got renewed for season 2!
Watch Peacemaker in Singapore: Stream it on HBOGo Asia
The story: A southern American football coach faces a new challenge when his coaching talents take him across the pond to coach a struggling British soccer team instead. Jason Sudeikis plays the titular character who then attempts to win the team over with his folksy approach to life while trying not to let his inexperience get in the way.
Ted Lasso review: Fabulous writing and witty banter are just some of the reasons why this TV show is a favourite. Ted Lasso is uplifting and entertaining, and you will find yourself rooting for and laughing at Ted all at once.
Watch Ted Lasso in Singapore: Stream it on Apple TV
The story: The Witcher is based on a series of popular fantasy novels by Andrzej Sapkowski that were then turned into an even more popular series of video games. It follows Geralt of Rivia (Henry Cavill), a monster hunter for hire who becomes a surrogate father to Ciri, the princess of Cintra. Along the way, he teaches Ciri how to master her astonishing powers, while hunting down dragons, demons and all the monsters that lurk in the night.
The Witcher review: Henry Cavill is one of Hollywood’s most dashing fantasy nerds, so he’s always finding little ways to ensure the characteristics of Geralt you see in the games or in the books makes their way onto the screen. The visual effects can get a little cheesy sometimes, but the swordfights are a thrill to watch and the displays of magic even more so. However, the episodes rapidly go back and forth between timelines and perspectives, so you’ll have to pay attention (or turn on the subtitles) if you want to keep up.
Watch The Witcher in Singapore: Stream it on Netflix
Money Heist (La Casa De Papel)
The story: Fuelled by his own dark past, a criminal mastermind who goes by “The Professor” recruits eight others, each with a specific skill or ability, to steal billions of euros out of the Royal Mint of Spain. Using hostages as both a distraction and manual labour to execute their plan, the merry band of thieves must survive both internal team politics, rising tensions, setbacks in their plan and an eventual showdown with the police.
Money Heist review: Money Heist is one of the most-watched TV series on Netflix and it’s really no surprise why. Each episode has enough twists and turns to keep you glued to your seat, and you’ll start rooting for or disliking individual characters in no time.
Watch Money Heist in Singapore: Stream it on Netflix
The Morning Show
The story: The Morning Show on Apple TV+ is essentially the dramatized story of Matt Lauer’s fall from grace on NBC’s Today show. In The Morning Show, Mitch Kessler (Steve Carell), is fired amidst a sexual misconduct scandal and leaves his co-anchors Bradley Jackson (Reese Witherspoon) and Alex Levy (Jennifer Aniston) to pick up the pieces.
The Morning Show review: Season 1 is the show where Jenifer gets her groove back – she is phenomenal and together with Reese Witherspoon makes compelling viewing. Nominated for three Golden Globes, this show raises important issues about sexual assault and harassment in the workplace. Season 2 takes a bit of a dive – the plot is all over the place but it’s still pretty watchable.
Watch The Morning Show in Singapore: Stream it on Apple TV
6 seasons (the final season is said to be released in February 2022)
The story: Loosely inspired by the real Peaky Blinders gang in 1916 Birmingham, England, this TV show on Netflix follows crime boss Thomas (Tommy) Shelby, whose only mission in life is to climb up the ladder of life. Along the way, he deals with deception, double-crossing and death, while trying to reign in his erratic brothers and keep other crime bosses away from his empire.
Peaky Blinders review: The cast is wonderful, and I love Cillian Murphy as Thomas Shelby. He’s cool, relentless, cunning but smart. The setting and costumes are dark and beautiful, the slow-motion effects when they fight are captivating and completely bad-ass, their loyalty to family and the way they honour their deep-rooted Gypsy blood make this TV show a win.
Watch Peaky Blinders in Singapore: Stream it on Netflix
The story: The show highlights NYC’s African-American and Latino LGBTQ communities from the 80s right up to the late 90s. It offers a dramatic inside look into the drag ball culture scene during those times and shows how members of the gay and transgender community battled HIV/AIDS, all while the rest of the world revelled in Madonna’s iconic hit, Vogue.
Pose review: This TV show will help you understand more about gender identities and sexuality in the LGBTQ community. Watch and you’ll instantly understand why Billy Porter, who plays the MC who runs the balls, won the Emmy for Best Actor for a performance that’s at turns tragic and oh-so-sassy.
Watch Pose in Singapore: Stream it on Netflix
RuPaul’s Drag Race
The story: This American reality TV competition is always on the search for America’s next drag superstar. Mentored by the iconic RuPaul, participants are given different challenges each week and only one can win the ultimate spot.
RuPaul’s Drag Race review: The world of drag is so colourful and full of humour that I dare say it’s modern-day entertainment at its finest. I love seeing the work that goes into getting dressed up as a drag queen – the makeup, outfits and padding are an art, not to mention the performances they have to prepare for! They also have celebrities on the judging panel every week so it’s always exciting to see who they bring on next.
Watch RuPaul’s Drag Race in Singapore: Stream it on Netflix
The story: The series revolves around the dysfunctional Roy family, who own the Waystar RoyCo media and entertainment empire, and how they fight for ownership of the company as the family patriarch, Logan Roy (Brian Cox), battles his ailing health.
Succession review: It’s a tar-black satire about a wealthy media family sort of based on the Murdochs, but there are plenty of Trumpian influences as well. In this age of evil billionaires, it’s fun to watch these people who are truly the worst do increasingly terrible things – and yet at times you can’t help but root for some of them, if only for a moment or two. The decadent shooting locations – private jets, yachts, mansions and palatial NYC penthouses – also provide insanely escapist eye candy. Kieran Culkin, Matthew Macfayden and Nicholas Braun are particularly funny. Succession starts a little slow, and it can feel like it’s shifting genres from one episode to the next, but by the end of the first season, you will almost certainly be hooked.
Watch Succession in Singapore: Stream it on HBOGo Asia
The story: You is about a seemingly charming 20-something-year-old named Joe who’s actually an obsessive stalker, and touches on current themes like toxic masculinity and the insidiousness of phones and social media in our modern lives.
You review: Penn Badgley plays Joe with such effortless, creepy charm that you almost forget he’s a deranged stalker. Joe’s inner monologue plays out loud for the viewer, and often you’ll find his vulnerability, self-doubt and insecurity to be relatable. Season 2 ups the ante when Joe meets his match in Love Quinn (Victoria Pedretti), and Season 3 is just as thrilling without missing a beat. I found myself bingeing entire seasons in one sitting, and I’m horribly excited for season 4!
Watch You in Singapore: Stream it on Netflix
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