Our Picks for the Best Streaming Shows on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, & Apple TV
As an Amazon Associate, Hip2Save earns a small commission from qualifying purchases in this post. Read our full disclosure policy here.
Check out the best streaming shows according to our team!
Stuck in an entertainment rut?
Having thousands of options at our fingertips sounds great, but I know a lot of folks (myself included) get overwhelmed by the choices and end up watching the same show we’ve seen 100 times already. 😆
If that sounds like you, we’ve got you covered! There are just so many options for what to watch on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, and Apple TV, but thankfully, the Hip2Save team always has great suggestions!
Hip Tip: Be sure to check out all the ways you can watch your favorite TV shows, movies, and sports for cheap or even free!
Here are some of our team’s recommendations for the best streaming shows:
Best shows on Netflix:
When it comes to the best streaming shows, this is biasedly my favorite! Arguably the ultimate current historic drama, Bridgerton is pretty much everywhere we turn. According to Screen Crush, Bridgerton Season 2 is actually the most viewed Netflix show within its first 28 days of streaming with 627.1 million hours of streams.
Set in 1800s London, we follow the story of each member of the high society Bridgerton family. It mixes love, drama, diversity, and class issues. We all clearly can’t get enough of watching the Bridgerton family, and I, personally, am counting down the days until season 3 is released!
Does Stranger Things need an introduction? This Netflix series became wildly popular after its release, and several Hip team members are still loving it! It mixes fantasy, a little sci-fi, drama, and adventure all set against a wonderfully 80s backdrop. With part one of season 4 recently being released, all fans are eagerly waiting for part two to be released on July 1st.
“Stranger Things is one of those few shows that for me, is consistently great if not topping itself with every season. That continues to be the case for the latest, Season 4, where the show is the most intense, heart-stopping, wild narrative roller coaster I’ve seen yet. If you haven’t hopped aboard the Stranger Things train, there is no better time than the present.” – Shane
Our Great National Parks
This limited series showcases the beauty of our earth, specifically the national parks! Most of us do not have the first-hand opportunity to explore each national park, and they’re all so unique and beautiful. This series takes a deep dive into different elements, including animals and the environment that surrounds our national parks.
“We just watched Our Great National Parks on Netflix, and I’m so sad it was a limited series. The animals and landscape videography are incredible. It was something our entire family found interesting.” – Sara
Best shows on Disney+:
When it comes to the best streaming shows on Disney+, this one is currently topping the cake. Taking place ten years after Star Wars: Episode III, Revenge of the Sith, Obi-Wan dives deep into the challenges and adventures of the beloved Star Wars character. As he navigates the betrayal of his Anakin Skywalker, we watch Kenobi figure out his next steps.
Marvel’s main character Marc Spectar battles a series of issues, some within himself. This is Disney+’s first “mature” original series, but fans of Marvel are encaptured and impressed both by the plot and fan-favorite Oscar Isaac’s performance.
“Moon Knight is based on one of my FAV obscure Marvel characters, and, while not for the faint of heart (it does have mature themes like mental illness, violence, etc), is so interesting to see the lead character grapple with his multiple personality disorder, and trying to determine his place in the world!” – Shane
With its debut last year, the show follows Marvel Avengers Wanda Maximoff and Vision throughout their life portrayed in various decades of sitcoms. Something about the show is, well…off. As it continues, we find out why that’s the case!
“Finally just getting around to WandaVision on Disney+, and oh my goodness – it’s amazing. I mainly binged it to get caught up in the Marvel timeline before watching Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, but I’m kicking myself for not watching it sooner because it’s shot in such a clever way!” – Emily
Best shows on Prime Video:
With the recent release of season 2, Upload is a unique, sci-fi and comedy Prime original. The director is Greg Daniels, who is also behind The Office and Parks & Rec. The show is as hysterical as it is encapturing as it takes place in the future where a person can literally be “uploaded” once they pass away.
Fitting the sci-fi, comedy, and drama genres all at once, The Boys hilariously depicts the world of superheroes as if it was realistic in modern-day society. The show has just released season three. As of last week, it’s been renewed for season four, with ratings higher than ever!
But while it may be about superheroes, this is not a show to watch with the kiddos given its 18+ viewer recommendation and mature themes.
Setting in beautiful Wyoming wilderness, Outer Range follows the story of a rancher who has to fight for both his land and family after the disappearance of his daughter-in-law and a greedy neighbor trying to take his land.
Best shows on AppleTV:
Based on a true story, the AppleTV series covers the rise and fall of a couple’s start-up company, WeWork. At first, it skyrockets into a multibillion-dollar company, but what comes up must always come down!
If you’re looking for a thrilling, mind-boggling series, Severance will capture your heart and mind. Imagine if your day-to-day work and home lives were separated and you couldn’t recall anything from your personal life while you were working. That sets the scene well for this series. Talk about a work-life balance…not. 😬
The Morning Show
Acting as one of the debut shows for AppleTV’s launch, The Morning Show is a drama series that showcases the scandals that go down behind the closed doors of morning television. Filled with stars like Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon, the fan-favorite has been confirmed to renew for season 3!
Best shows on HBO Max:
HBO’s Julia portrays the show of TV chef Julia Child, who paved the way for all celebrity chefs during a crucial time in American history. It’s a refreshing and enjoyable show, and many members of our team love it!
“Oh, I did not know I needed a Julia Child show in my life, but it is ADORABLE. It’s about when she started her cooking show and even self-funded it. It’s kind of Mad-Men-ish. The actress is so cute, and I have really been enjoying it!” – Lina
The Time Traveler’s Wife
Inspired by the best-selling Audrey Niffenegger novel, The Time Traveler’s Wife follows a loving couple who face extensive distance and time apart due to time travel. Back in 2009, there was a film adaptation of this, but fans are raving about this series version, which just recently wrapped up season one.
This charming rom-com series follows a relatable young woman struggling to make ends meet and accidentally being romantically tied to a famous movie star. There are two seasons, each episode only around 20 minutes making it almost too easy to binge! Better yet, it’s been confirmed to be renewed for season 3!
Ready to be a cord cutter? Here are 9 FREE streaming services you don’t want to miss!