Every day is a great day to tick a few shows off your watch list.
Insider picked 43 shows ranging from 2- to 8-hours long that are bingeable in a single day.
"Crashing" is a British comedy streaming on Netflix. Its total runtime is 2 hours and 20 minutes.
According to Netflix, "Crashing" tells the story of a "hodge-podge group of 20-something tenants [that] set up residence as property guards in a disused hospital" in exchange for low rent. Predictably, "hilarity ensues."
It'll take 2 hours and 22 minutes to binge British black comedy "This Way Up," which is streaming on Hulu.
According to Hulu, this dramedy is "about moving on, moving forward and trying to find happiness." Aisling Bea stars as Aine, who is trying to get back on track "after a 'teeny little nervous breakdown.'"
The show is six episodes, all of which are 23 or 24 minutes long.
"I Am Not Okay With This" is one of Netflix's many shows it canceled before its time. It has a total runtime of 2 hours and 36 minutes.
"I Am Not Okay With This" dropped on February 26, 2020. It has seven episodes total, ranging from 19 to 28 minutes long. The show reunites "IT" co-stars Sophia Lillis and Wyatt Oleff. Sadly, it was canceled in August 2020 due to the pandemic.
"Angsty Syd navigates high school awkwardness, family drama, and an unrequited crush on her best friend while trying to rein in her budding superpowers," says Netflix's official synopsis.
HBO comedy "Los Espookys" has a runtime of 2 hours and 46 minutes.
"Los Espookys" requires subtitles for non-Spanish speakers, but if "Parasite" taught us anything, it's that dismissing subtitles has kept us away from quality movies and TV — and "Los Espookys" is a good example. The show has been renewed for a second season, so it's the perfect time to binge all six episodes before season two is released.
"Set in a fictional Latin American country, where the strange and eerie are just part of daily life, this series finds four eccentric friends — Renaldo, Andres, Ursula, and Tati — creating a business that brings horror fantasies to life for a variety of clients," according to HBO.
"Salt Fat Acid Heat" is a four-part Netflix miniseries with a runtime of 2 hours and 49 minutes.
While you're at home, "Salt Fat Acid Heat" will take you around the world, from Italy to Japan to Mexico to California. The series, based on the book of the same name, follows chef and food writer Samin Nosrat as she "travels the world to explore four basic keys to wonderful cooking, serving up feasts and helpful tips along the way."
"Don't F--- With Cats: Hunting an Internet Killer" is a three-part true crime miniseries on Netflix. It'll take just over 3 hours to watch.
"Don't F--- With Cats" is about a "twisted criminal's gruesome videos [that] drive a group of amateur online sleuths to launch a risky manhunt that pulls them into a dark underworld." It's a true story — but don't look up the end. The twists and turns have to be seen to be believed.
Episode one is 65 minutes, two is 57 minutes, and three is 63 minutes.
"Pick of the Litter" on Disney+ is 3 hours and 13 minutes of pure puppy love.
"Pick of the Litter" is one of the docuseries available on Disney+, though it's one of the shorter offerings, with six 27- to 35-minute episodes.
This sweet series follows six dogs who are trying to become guides for Guide Dogs for the Blind, and it also spotlights the people who train them.
Rotten Tomatoes score: 100% (audience)
"I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson" is a sketch show by Netflix that will take you 3 hours and 15 minutes to complete.
Robinson, a former performer and writer on "Saturday Night Live," took his talents to the streaming giant in April 2019 with a more absurdist take on sketch comedy. The show's second season dropped on July 6, 2021.
The show has 12 episodes total, ranging from 16 to 18 minutes long. The Netflix synopsis states: "There is no such thing as an ordinary interaction in this offbeat sketch comedy series that features a deep roster of guest stars."
"Dash & Lily," based on the book "Dash and Lily's Book of Dares," is a holiday series on Netflix that is only 3 hours and 22 minutes long.
Based on the beloved book by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn (the duo behind "Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist" and "Naomi and Ely's No-Kiss List"), "Dash & Lily" is seven episodes of New York City-at-Christmastime perfection. Each episode ranges from 23 to 27 minutes long. It was released on November 10, 2020.
"Opposites attract at Christmas as cynical Dash and sunny Lily trade messages and dares in. a red notebook they pass back and forth around New York City," according to Netflix.
"Russian Doll" is a Netflix original that will take you 3 hours and 28 minutes to binge.
"Russian Doll" only has one season available, though it was renewed for a second season in June 2019. The show, which stars Natasha Lyonne and is produced by Amy Poehler, tells a "Groundhog Day" type of story throughout its eight episodes. The episodes range from 24 to 30 minutes long.
"Nadia keeps dying and reliving her 36th birthday. She's trapped in a surreal time loop — and staring down the barrel of her own mortality," writes Netflix.
Paul Rudd's Netflix show "Living With Yourself" takes 3 hours and 35 minutes to complete.
"Living With Yourself" debuted on Netflix back in October 2019. The eight-episode comedy follows Miles, played by Rudd, as he "undergoes a strange procedure at a strip mall spa — and wakes to find he's been replaced by a better version of himself."
Each episode ranges from 21 to 35 minutes.
"Girls5eva" on Peacock is 3 hours and 45 minutes of musical hilarity.
"Girls5eva" stars Sara Bareilles, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Paula Pell, and Busy Philipps. "When a one-hit-wonder girl group from the 1990s gets sampled by a young rapper, its members reunite to give their pop star dreams one more shot," according to Peacock.
The first season's eight episodes range from 26 to 32 minutes, and it was renewed for a second season in June 2021.
"Everything Sucks!" is a Netflix original with a cult following. It'll only take 3 hours and 58 minutes to join in on the fun.
"Everything Sucks!" was canceled after one season, but it still has a dedicated fanbase. The show has 10 half-hour episodes, and takes place in the town of Boring, Oregon, in 1996, "where high school misfits in the AV and drama clubs brave the ups and downs of teenage life in the VHS era." It was especially praised for its LGBTQ+ representation.
"Forever" only lasted for a season on Prime Video, but it's worth the binge. It'll take you just under 4 hours.
It follows a married couple living a "comfortable but predictable life" in the suburbs, according to Amazon's synopsis. Things change when they decide to take a ski trip.
HBO Max's "It's a Sin" will also take you just under 4 hours to complete - 3 hours and 59 minutes to be exact.
"It's a Sin" spans five episodes and 10 years, ranging between 47 to 49 minutes long, and stars Years and Years singer Olly Alexander as Ritchie Tozer, a gay teen who moves to London to realize his dreams of becoming an actor. After airing in the UK, the series was released on February 18, 2021, on HBO Max for Americans.
HBO Max itself calls the show "a poignant drama" that "charts the thrilling and emotional journey of a tight-knit group of friends living in London during the 1980s, a decade forever changed by the AIDS crisis."
"Little America" is a comedy anthology series available on Apple TV+, and runs 4 hours and 10 minutes long.
"Little America" is an anthology series created by Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon of "The Big Sick," with Alan Yang of "Master of None." In other words, comedic geniuses. The show was released on Apple TV+ in January 2020, and has a total of eight episodes, ranging from 29 to 34 minutes long. It was renewed for a second season in December 2019, before it even premiered.
The show "observes the funny, romantic, heartfelt, inspiring, and surprising stories of immigrants in America," according to Apple.
Prime Video's "Modern Love" has a second season coming in August, so catch up on its first season now. It has a runtime of 4 hours and 13 minutes.
"Modern Love" was renewed for a second season just a few days after season one was released in October 2019. The anthology is based on the New York Times column of the same name, and features a star-studded cast, including Anne Hathaway, Tina Fey, Dev Patel, Andrew Scott, John Slattery, Andy Garcia, Brandon Victor Dixon, and more.
Its eight episodes range from 29 to 35 minutes. Season two is set to drop on August 13, 2021.
"An unlikely friendship. A lost love resurfaced. A marriage at its turning point. A date that might not have been a date. An unconventional new family. These are the unique stories about the joys and tribulations of love, each inspired by a real-life personal essay from the beloved New York Times column 'Modern Love,'" writes Amazon.
Netflix's animated comedy "Tuca & Bertie" takes 4 hours and 14 minutes to complete - or at least, it will until all of Adult Swim's new episodes are released and put on HBO Max.
It's the perfect time to catch up on "Tuca & Bertie's" 10-episode first season because, while Netflix sadly canceled it, Adult Swim announced in 2020 that it had picked up the show for new episodes! Season two premiered on June 13, 2021, with episodes airing weekly. Eventually, the entirety of season two will head to HBO Max.
Every episode of season one is either 25 or 26 minutes long.
"Free-spirited toucan Tuca and self-doubting song-thrush Bertie are best friends — and birds — who guide each other through life's ups and downs," writes Netflix.
Hulu's four-part miniseries on Hillary Clinton, "Hillary," takes 4 hours and 17 minutes to watch.
Hulu dropped the docuseries on March 6, 2020. Each episode is just over an hour long, with the two longest being 65 minutes.
"Bonding" is a new type of Netflix show - the episodes are just 13 to 21 minutes long. In total, its two season-runtime is 4 hours and 20 minutes.
"Bonding," a surprising new comedy show, premiered on Netflix in April 2019, with its second season dropped in January 2021. At the moment, the show has 15 easily bingeable episodes — and it'll stay that way, as it was canceled in July 2021.
"A New York City grad student moonlighting as a [spoiler] enlists her gay BFF from high school to be her assistant," says the Netflix synopsis.
Netflix's adaptation of "The Baby-Sitters Club" takes 4 hours and 24 minutes to binge.
The 10-episode series was released on Netflix on July 3, 2020. The episodes range from 24 to 28 minutes — an easy binge. It was renewed for a season two in October.
The show is based on the Ann M. Martin's books of the same name and gives the series "a modern update," as it "follows a group of girlfriends and their homegrown babysitting business," according to Netflix.
The first season of Mindy Kaling's Netflix series "Never Have I Ever" will set you back 4 hours and 25 minutes. Catch up now before season two is released.
"After a traumatic year, an Indian-American teen just wants to spruce up her social status — but friends, family and feelings won't make it easy on her," according to Netflix.
The show currently has one season with 10 episodes ranging from 22 to 30 minutes long — for now. Season two is dropping on Netflix on July 15.
Peacock's "Saved by the Bell" reboot is 10 episodes long, or 4 hours and 25 minutes.
In Peacock's reboot/sequel to the original beloved "Saved the Bell," both the original cast and a new group of Bayside High students appear to make Gen-X, millennials, and Gen-Z laugh. The 10 episodes range from 24 to 31 minutes long. It was renewed for a second season in January 2021.
In the show, now-grown Zack Morris is California governor and closes low-income high schools. It means that students must enroll at the state's richest school, Bayside, instead. "The new students give the oblivious Bayside kids a much-needed reality check," according to the summary.
"Julie and the Phantoms," a Netflix musical series, takes 4 hours and 35 minutes to binge.
"Julie and the Phantoms," released in September 2020, is your perfect feel-good binge. Its nine episodes range from 24 to 38 minutes long, and feature at least one bop per episode (sometimes more). With Kenny Ortega executive-producing, you know you can't go wrong.
"Julie lost her passion for music when she lost her mom. But when three ghostly guys appear and lift her spirits, they decide to start a band together," Netflix writes. It may sound cheesy (and it basically is), but the chemistry that the band has together is magic.
"Gentefied" is one of Netflix's newer dramedies. It has a runtime of 4 hours and 53 minutes.
"Gentefied" was released on Netflix in February 2020. The show has 10 episodes of approximately 30 minutes each — but it's time to catch up, as it was officially renewed in May 2020.
The show follows a family, the Morales cousins, as they "scramble to save their grandfather's taco shop — and pursue their own dreams — as gentrification shakes up their LA neighborhood," according to Netflix.
Rotten Tomatoes: 92%
"When They See Us" is a four-part limited series on Netflix based on a real criminal case and controversy. It takes 4 hours and 56 minutes to finish.
Yes, this is a heavier binge, but is the definition of must-see TV. The show is based on the real-life Central Park 5 case. "Five teens from Harlem become trapped in a nightmare when they're falsely accused of a brutal attack in Central Park. Based on a true story," writes Netflix.
The episodes are more like mini-movies, with run-times between 64 and 84 minutes (1 hour, 4 minutes to 1 hour, 28 minutes).
On a lighter note, Prime Video series "Upload" will also take 4 hours and 56 minutes to complete.
"Upload's" first season consists of 10 episodes, ranging from 24 to 46 minutes, and it's a bit high-concept.
According to Amazon, "in the future, people can upload their consciousness to a luxurious digital afterlife. When party boy Nathan gets uploaded to a virtual resort, he meets the down-to-earth Nora who starts as his customer service 'angel,' but becomes so much more."
It was renewed for a second season in May 2020.
Watching Netflix's hit "Behind Her Eyes" will take 4 hours and 58 minutes.
"Behind Her Eyes" is based on the 2017 novel of the same name, and stars Eve Hewson (Bono's daughter!), Simona Brown, Tom Bateman, and Robert Aramayo. As Netflix describes it, "A single mother enters a world of twisted mind games when she begins an affair with her psychiatrist boss while secretly befriending his wife."
The six episodes range from 46 to 53 minutes long.
It dropped on February 17, 2021.
Hulu series "High Fidelity" was released on Valentine's Day 2020. It'll set you back 10 episodes and 5 hours.
"High Fidelity's" exact runtime is 4 hours and 59 minutes — and sadly it'll stay that way, as it was shockingly canceled in August 2020.
The Hulu original follows Rob, a record store owner, as she "revisits past relationships through music and pop culture while trying to get over her one true love." It's based on the 1995 novel and 2000 movie of the same, but gender-swaps the main character Rob, originally played by John Cusack, for Zoë Kravitz.
The episodes range from 27 to 33 minutes each.
"Feel Good" is yet another British comedy that's streaming on Netflix, with a 5 hour, 9-minute-long runtime.
The first six episodes of "Feel Good" dropped on Netflix on March 19, 2020, worldwide after first being broadcast by Channel 4.
Netflix then renewed the show for a "second and final season" consisting of six more episodes in December 2020, which was then released on June 4, 2021. The episodes range from 24 to 30 minutes long.
According to Netflix, the show follows a stand-up comedian named Mae Martin as she "navigates a passionate, messy new relationship with her girlfriend, George, while dealing with the challenges of sobriety."
HBO's limited series "Chernobyl" takes 5 hours and 23 minutes to complete.
The show tells the story of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant disaster on April 26, 1986, "following the tragedy from the moment of the early morning explosion through the chaos and loss of life in the ensuing days, weeks and months," writes HBO.
The episodes range from 59 minutes to 1 hour, 12 minutes.
Another HBO limited series, "The Undoing," takes 5 hours and 37 minutes to binge.
"The Undoing" finished its six-episode season on November 29, 2020 — and suddenly, it seemed like everyone on Twitter had been watching the show. Each episode ranges from 50 to 67 minutes long.
The mini-series, which is based on the Jean Hanff Korelitz novel "You Should Have Known," is about a successful couple, Grace and Jonathan Fraser, who "are living the only lives they ever wanted," according to the HBO summary. But after the death of a young woman, Jonathan is accused of her murder, and "Grace must dismantle one life and create another for her child and her family."
The Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning comedy "Fleabag" is available on Prime Video. The total runtime is just over 5 hours.
"Fleabag" has a total of 12 episodes, two seasons of six episodes each. The episodes range from 23 to 27 minutes long.
Phoebe Waller-Bridge created and stars in the London-based show as Fleabag, "an unfiltered woman trying to heal, while rejecting anyone who tries to help her and keeping up her bravado all along," according to Amazon.
Perhaps the most delightful show on TV, "Ted Lasso" on Apple TV+ takes 5 hours and 9 minutes to finish.
"Ted Lasso's" 10 episodes range from 29 to 33 minutes, and every moment is a joy to watch. The Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning series stars Jason Sudeikis as Ted Lasso, a football coach from America who manages a British soccer team.
"What he lacks in knowledge, he makes up for with optimism, underdog determination ... and biscuits," according to Apple.
The first season was released weekly from August through October 2020. Season two will premiere in July 2021, and the show was already renewed for a third season, as well.
The Hulu series "Normal People" will take approximately 5 hours and 41 minutes to finish.
"Normal People" is based on the Sally Rooney novel of the same name. It shows the up-and-down relationship of Marianne and Connell, who come from very different backgrounds, over several years, from high school to university.
The show is one season long, with 12 episodes. They range from 22 to 33 minutes long.
Streaming both seasons of "The End of the F------g World" on Netflix will take you 5 hours and 42 minutes.
The show has two seasons, lasting eight episodes each. The episodes last anywhere from 19 to 25 minutes.
"A budding teen psychopath and a rebel hungry for adventure embark on a star-crossed road trip in this darkly comic series based on a graphic novel," according to Netflix's summary of the show.
"Special" started out as a shorter Netflix original, but the second season has longer episodes, giving it a total runtime of 5 hours and 48 minutes.
"Special" has two seasons with eight episodes each — the second (and final) season dropped on May 20, 2021. Episodes range from 12 to 34 minutes.
The show follows Ryan, "a young gay man with cerebral palsy [who] branches out from his insular existence in hopes of finally going after the life he wants," according to Netflix.
You don't have to be a Marvel fan to enjoy "WandaVision" on Disney+. It's nine episodes long - a total of 5 hours and 56 minutes.
Sure, MCU fans will tell you that it might be necessary to watch all 23 movies to understand "WandaVision," a show about Elizabeth Olsen's Wanda Maximoff and Paul Bettany's Vision — but it's really not necessary. The show, chiefly, is about grief.
Or, as Disney puts it, "WandaVision" is a "blend of classic television and the Marvel Cinematic Universe in which Wanda and Vision — two super-powered beings living idealized suburban lives — begin to suspect that everything is not as it seems."
Its nine episodes range from 31 to 51 minutes long.
"I May Destroy You" on HBO should be mandatory viewing for anyone with 6 hours to kill.
Michaela Coel created, wrote, starred in, and directed "I May Destroy You," which simultaneously aired on BBC One and HBO starting in June 2020. Its 12 episodes, ranging from 29 t0 36 minutes, are now available to stream on HBO Max.
As HBO describes it, the show Coel's character Arabella, "whose raw and personal experience of consent is at the heart of the story." We don't want to spoil anything else — run, don't walk, to your couch.
One of Netflix's most binge-worthy miniseries is "The Queen's Gambit," which is 6 hours and 33 minutes long.
"The Queen's Gambit" has seven episodes ranging from 46 minutes to 67 minutes long, and stars Anya-Taylor Joy as a chess prodigy living in the '50s and 60s. Or, as Netflix puts it, "In a 1950s orphanage, a young girl reveals an astonishing talent for chess and begins an unlikely journey to stardom while grappling with addiction." It was released on October 23, 2020.
While it's not the lightest viewing, "Mare of Easttown" on HBO will suck you in with just 6 hours and 55 minutes.
Come for the mystery, stay for Kate Winslet's absolutely iconic Delco accent. The seven-episode miniseries, which premiered on HBO in April 2021, is now available to stream on HBO Max. The episodes range from 56 to 66 minutes.
The show centers on Winslet's character Mare, "a small-town detective who investigates a local murder as her own life crumbles around her," according to HBO.
The critically acclaimed HBO comedy "Barry" will take 8 hours and 17 minutes to catch up on.
The Bill Hader-led show has two seasons, with eight episodes a piece. It was renewed for a third season back in April 2019. Each episode is around 30 minutes long, give or take a few minutes either way. While 8 hours may seem like a lot, you can always break it up into a few sittings over the course of a day.
Those looking for a break from modern-day American politics should look no further than HBO's 2008 miniseries "John Adams." It's a quick 8 hour, 25 minute binge.
If nothing else, this will keep you off your phone for an entire day — and you'll learn more about our second president, John Adams, played brilliantly by Paul Giamatti.
The seven episodes range from an hour to an hour and a half in length, and follow Adams throughout his entire political career.
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