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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!

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Here are some of our team’s recommendations:

Downton Abbey

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Fans of historical dramas and period pieces will love this series set in Edwardian Britain. While it’s not necessarily a new show, it’s new to Netflix, and several of our Hip teammates are so excited to rewatch it!

“I love it! One of those shows where you get attached to the characters. 😍” – Emily S.


Selena the Series

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You might remember the 1997 Jennifer Lopez film about the tragic life and death of Mexican-American singer Selena Quintanilla, but Netflix has raised the bar with this multi-episode series. Instead of just focusing on the end of her life, it pays closer attention to her achievements and the story leading up to her fame.

“It goes into detail about Selena Quintanilla’s life as well as her family’s struggles, and I really liked that they split it into the first season focusing on her road to fame and the second being about the struggles she had as an established artist.” – Kaitlyn


The Man in the High Castle

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This dystopian drama series takes a look at what the world might be like had the Allied powers not won World War II. If you like history with a twist, this might be the new binge-worthy show for you.

The Man in the High Castle didn’t sound like something I’d really be into, but several people (including my Hip teammate, Shane) recommended it and I gotta say, I’m only a few episodes into season 2 but it’s been surprisingly good! There’s a good mix of action, drama, and mystery that kept me interested, so I’d recommend trying it out even if you don’t usually watch similar shows.


Stranger Things

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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.

“So I am very late to the game but I just started watching Stranger Things last month…and I have NO IDEA why it took me so long! I am a scaredy-cat of everything 🙀 and I legitimately thought I would be frightened watching this, but the premise and storyline is just so wildly creative, it’s definitely not a scary show (I mean, maybe for very very little kids). I’m only halfway through season 2 so far but oh my gosh, I fully believe all the hype now!” – Emily


Workin’ Moms

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Don’t let the title deter you–the comedy featured in the series will appeal to everyone, including non-moms! It follows four unlikely friends through their funny but relatable struggles as both friends and individuals.

“Workin’ Moms is another must-watch show that I loved revolving around a group of women and their friendships/life. The writing is funny/clever with relatable topics and an easy to binge show. I don’t even think you need to be a mom to enjoy it, it’s just GOOD!”” – Lina


Firefly Lane

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Firefly Lane seems to hit all the right notes when it comes to great series, and all the Hip team members are talking about it! It follows two totally different but inseparable friends through decades of careers, moving, and (sometimes difficult) choices.

“It’s a story of a friendship through the decades and will make ya want to call your best friend! It’s funny and so addicting to get into. I’ve heard the book is great too, and would love to read it.” – Lina


Devs

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If you love Alex Garland’s unique style of directing thought-provoking SciFi, you’ll definitely want to give Devs a try. The series follows Lily, a software engineer at an advanced tech company who discovers a conspiracy in the wake of her boyfriend’s untimely death. Just keep in mind that this particular series may not be one to watch with children due to the mature themes.

“As a fan of science fiction, I think Devs is the perfect foray into thoughtful themes of humanity, free will, and determinism. It’s a slow burn that blossoms wonderfully into a conclusion that will keep you guessing.” – Shane


Ted Lasso

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Jason Sudeikis stars as a good-hearted but naive football coach from a small American town who somehow finds himself coaching a professional English soccer team. So many Hip team members absolutely love this show!

“Ted Lasso was literally one of my favorite shows to watch last year and I cannot wait for Season 2! The storyline and characters are the perfect combination of funny, heartwarming, hopeful, and just plain magical. I am not typically a fan of shows focused on sports but this show is so much more than soccer – it is all about the importance of relationships and I guarantee that you will quickly fall in love with many of the characters. If you are looking for a show that will fill you up and make you smile, Ted Lasso is the answer! ENJOY!” – Bryn


Brooklyn Nine-Nine

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If you love comedies and you haven’t given Brooklyn Nine-Nine a chance, this is your sign that it’s time to watch it! It centers around the hilarious and unique group of friends all working in Brooklyn’s 99th precinct & follows their daily antics.

For some reason, I really resisted watching Brooklyn Nine-Nine for a long time. But y’all, it has some of the best dialogue I’ve ever heard, the casting is absolutely perfect, & despite being a comedy, it does tackle some serious issues with grace and well-timed humor. I’m very sad that the next season is the final one, but it’s definitely a show I’ll be rewatching!


The Way of the Househusband

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Netflix has a pretty solid library of animes to choose from, and The Way of the Househusband is a unique and ridiculous (in a good way!) take on the slice-of-life style. It depicts the day-to-day dealings of an ex-crime boss who leaves behind his dangerous life to take care of domestic duties.

“A retired ex-Yakuza boss retires from crime to become a househusband. Need I say more? If you are a fan of quirky, off-the-wall anime like One Punch Man, then this Netflix Miniseries is for YOU.” – Shane


The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

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Set against a vintage 60s New York City backdrop, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel follows a housewife named Miriam Maisel as she discovers her hidden talent for comedy at a time in which women were discouraged from that kind of work.

“Mrs. Maisel is super funny and entertaining. I love that it is based in the 60’s and shows what was popular during that time, while still telling a fun and interesting story.” – Amber


Sweet Tooth

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This fantasy series tells the story of Gus, a half-deer half-human hybrid who was born after a viral pandemic that led to the emergence of others like himself, and his reluctant travel partner, Jepper, in a post-apocalyptic United States.

“I watched Sweet Tooth on Netflix in one night and seriously loved the whole storyline. I’d recommend it!” – Stacy


The Kominsky Method

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This funny series focuses on an aging acting coach and his long-time agent as they live their lives in the youth-loving city of Los Angeles. If you like a lot of witty dialogue, this is the series for you!

“The Kominsky Method is hilarious! There are 3 seasons…it’s like Grumpy Old Men in the way the guys banter.” – Jen


I Survived…

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If you enjoy true stories, you’ll appreciate the crazy and frightening situations in I Survived… on Prime Video. Each episode follows a new person or group of people who somehow survive deadly and unbelievable situations.

“I Survived… is a documentary where real people tell their stories about surviving seemingly impossible situations. It’s hopeful, inspiring, chilling, and brought tears to my eyes so many times.” – Stacy


Defending Jacob

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Defending Jacob takes place in an American small town and follows the story of a father who’s struggling between his duty as a district attorney and his love for his son who gets accused of murder. Fans of crime dramas will enjoy the series which, while not based on a true story, does draw its inspiration from similar cases.

“If you’re a fan of suspense and crime/mystery types of shows and movies, you may love this mini-series. Throughout the whole series, you’re constantly wondering “did he do it?” I thought the acting was really good… you can definitely feel the emotions running high. I also have started to really love watching these mini-series as you can basically watch the whole thing in one weekend. It’s kinda like a really long movie.” – Collin


Billions

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In this series, an attorney specializing in insider trading cases faces off against a billionaire hedge-fund manager. Although attorney Chuck Rhoades has never lost a case, he has to proceed carefully when his wife is working as a performance coach for the defendant’s company.

“I don’t watch TV often, but when I do, I love to watch an episode of Billions. I love all the characters, but Damian Lewis is my favorite! It’s fun to see how the ridiculously wealthy live their lives and with Crypto on the rise it’s interesting to gain some insight on his character as a hedge-fund king.” – Sara


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Comments 114

  1. thomas

    The Mcmillions documentary is a much watch. FBI agent Doug Matthews should have his own show. There’s also a podcast that goes along with this documentary. It has some deleted material that they cut from the show. It’s a great listen.

    • Jennifer

      Is it free on prime?

      • Laure

        It’s on HBO – free streaming on HBONOW – I agree, the FBI agent is a hoot! I enjoyed McMillions.

      • thomas

        You can watch it on Hulu also.

    • Blessed

      I agree we saw a couple of episodes while staying at a hotel and I did a 7 day free trial to watch the rest last month

    • Melissa

      I am currently employed by one of the people in this. So strange that I know someone on TV

  2. nicolecoleman

    All American, empire, star, a million little things

    • Shoppingfan

      So love All American. Wish that I had watched it earlier. Can’t wait for Season 3. I work during week so my weekends are for binge watching

  3. frugal-fit-sexy

    Money heist and Working Mom’s are good too , on Netflix

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks for the suggestions! I haven’t watched those yet!

    • Suzanne

      Working Moms is HILARIOUS!

    • jen

      Yes, Workin’ Moms is absolutely hilarious!

  4. Lila_K

    We have been enjoying Prison Break movies for some reason 😀

    “Escape at Dannemora” on Netflix is the fictionalization of the 2015 Clinton Correctional Facility escape.
    “We Stand Corrected” on Amazon is a factual account of the same story.
    “Escape from Alcatraz” – Classic Clint Eastwood we had in our DVD collection
    “Raising Arizona” – Just for the LOLZ!

    Up next:
    O Brother Where Art Thou
    Papillion
    Cool Hand Luke
    Shawshank Redemption

    Family safe choice: Chicken Run

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Oh cool! Thanks for the list! 🙌

    • Mary

      Loved The Shawshank Redemption. Great movie!

  5. jax

    Locke and key was great. My 8 year old watched it. I covered his eyes for 1 part but other than that it was fine. Ozarks is amazing as well!!

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Oh yes! I loved Locke and Key and my hubby just finished Ozark! Thanks for sharing your favorites with us!

  6. IB

    The Looming Tower & 11/23/63 are both on Hulu and excellent.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks for the recommendation, IB!

  7. AJ

    Cheer on Netflix was really good! I loved the different background storylines of the athletes, I watched it in 2 nights.

  8. Stephanie

    Love the picture of Stetson! 😂

  9. Jennifer Morningstar

    My Netflix favs are:
    Grace and Frankie
    Stranger things
    Lost in space

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Ooh! LOVED Stranger Things! I can’t wait for the nest season!

    • mary

      grace and frankie – the best
      funny – and everyone should watch it

      • J.H.509

        I love Grace and Frankie…can’t wait for the next season.

        • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

          Me, too!

  10. Samantha

    White Collar on amazon prime is a great series

  11. Errrr

    Can we please talk about how GORGEOUS Stetson’s home is????? (I am assuming it’s his home)

    • barb

      I think its Collins new mansion in Nevada! I hope she will do a home tour of her new place, from the pic’s I’ve seen on-line its gorgeous and HUGE!!! Please Collin do a home tour of your mansion!!!!!!

      • thriftyone

        yes, tour please. it looks awesome from pics online

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Hi there! This is Collin’s house that she’s is living in temporarily, until her home renovation is done.

  12. Kruiz528

    “ ALONE “on prime is cool too

  13. J.H.509

    The Kitchen is good. It’s on HBO. Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish and Elizabeth Moss become mob bosses in 1970s He’ll Kitchen after there husbands are sent to prison.

    • Mary

      Agree! Really enjoyed The Kitchen.

  14. Stacey

    Hulu’s “Little Fires Everywhere”is one of their new originals staring Kerry Washington and Reese Witherspoon. It’s so great!

    • Jlinsey

      I’ve enjoyed this too. I read the book and they are sticking pretty close to the book.

    • everest716

      Binge watching Little Fires Everywhere now!! Omg!

  15. Kat

    Wentworth on Netflix all time favorite 7 seasons in !!! Everyone has time to watch it lol

  16. Ladybugs

    If you are a reality TV fanatic such as I am and apparently Stetson try 90 day fiancé before the 90 days. It gives you a great dose of reality as to how lucky we are to live in this country! And it is a hoot to watch🤪

  17. mommyx4

    Going to have to watch mr.right and I gotta say a little princess was a classic used to watch it with my daughter bit had to stop while mu brother was in the army because she would ball her eyes out because she missed him now he lives with me im gonna have to watch it with her again

    • J.H.509

      Mr. Right is good. I like Anna Kendrick in it.

  18. Judy

    Life Itself and the Americans on Prime. Wentworth and Money Heist on Netflix.

  19. Melie

    It’s also worth looking into the streaming options available for free from your library. This week I streamed an old favorite movie on the Hoopla app, and I “checked out” a week pass to the Acorn TV streaming service (mostly British shows). Acorn TV recently released a follow up movie to the Miss Fisher Murder Mysteries series that I’m pretty excited to watch.

    • J.H.509

      Yes I LOVE Miss Fisher. Binged it all and the new movie on Acorn won’t disappoint.

    • peachcraze

      Miss Fisher is awesome!!!

    • OG SG

      I am doing the 30 day Acorn trial on Prime so I can rewatch Miss Fisher and then the movie. LOVE that show. Also if anyone likes historical dramas and a hot man, Poldark on Prime is a good watch.

  20. ShaJ

    Netflix favs Santa Clarita Diet (hilarious) Royal Pains (medical McGyver, funny, lighthearted with intrigue) Jessica Jones (marvel fans) You (SO bingeworthy!)

    • Deanna

      Santa Clarita Diet is super funny

  21. Colorado Amy

    On Hulu, I recommend three series: The Handmaid’s Tale, The Act and Little Fires Everywhere. I also love watching episodes of House Hunters while I run on the treadmill. I just got Netflix a month ago when social distancing started and I’m embarrassed to say I’ve watched a lot of shows. I recommend Broadchurch, Bloodline (season 1-2, not so much 3), Dirty John and Unbelievable.

    • Chelsea

      The Act was great! Totally recommend it as well.

  22. shop4mybabies

    Troop Zero is absolutely wonderful. Raising Dion on netflix is awesome. I loathe Tiger King. i find everything about it horrifying especially the faze that these private zoos and fake rescues still exist and laws to protect the big cats and other animals fail over and over again.

  23. G92

    Trash
    Watch Miracle cell no. 7

  24. dre

    The Path and Lost on hulu. Dirty john on netflix. !!

  25. cbakerd3

    Outlander!! 🥰😍😲🤤

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      YES! I loved that one too! 🙌

  26. Crb

    I love Queer Eye on Netflix! To me it’s a wonderful reboot. It is so fun to watch them transform the lives of the people they help!

  27. Crb

    Thanks for the suggestions!

  28. Cassie Sue

    You forgot that there are now 4 seasons of Nailed It! on Netflix which is a baking competition where no one is a professional. The cakes always come out bad, but the contestants are in on the joke, so it is very light hearted and silly and has cracked me up many times. I recommend it! They also have a few spinoff shows of Nailed It! Mexico and Nailed It! Germany. But the original is just fun!

    And if you want to see really talented bakers, then Zumbo’s Just Desserts on Netflix is pretty magical for a baking competition.

    • Melissa

      We love them both! Good clean family entertainment!

  29. Liz

    I went the international route and have been into Turkish, South Korean, and Indian dramas on Netflix. Have to be ok with subtitles though.

    • Jules

      Kdramas are so fun to binge! I have a subscription to Viki now lol

      • Shoppingfan

        Since my teens are into kPop music, they are loving kdramas too. 🤦🏾‍♀️ they have even learned to speak some Korean

  30. Helina

    Little Fired Everywhere on Hulu

  31. Renee

    “Little Fires Everywhere” is on Hulu starring Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington. It was a best selling book. Was looking for something “similar” to “Big Little Lies” on HBO with Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman. Also based on a book.

    “The Handmaid’s Tale” on Hulu starring Elisabeth Moss based on Margaret Atwood’s book.

    “Mad Men” on Netflix (originally on AMC) also starring Elisabeth Moss and John Hamm.

    “Escape from Danemorra” a mini-series on SHOWTIME with Patricia Arquette and Benicio del Torro, based on true story of female prison worker who helped two inmates escape in New York.

    “Murder in the Bayou” a documentary on SHOWTIME about 8 women who were murdered in Louisiana and to this date, no one has been arrested.

    “Good Girls” an NBC show but also on Hulu and Netflix.

    “Marrying Millions” on Hulu

  32. Hope

    My recommendations are Prime: Good Omens..love it! The Boys MR Robot and Orphan Black..Hulu…Killing Eve..Netflix..I am not ok with this and Chilling tales of Sabrina..also The Umbrelka Academy

  33. Renee

    “Parasite” which won Best Picture for 2020 and Best Foreign Language Film is now on HULU. Yes, it does have subtitles in English. BUT – stay with it – excellent story – thought provoking.

    I saw it at the theater and knew little about the film but figured it had to be good.

  34. Christina

    In addition to all these I recommend the Netflix TV series You..Season 1 is a little slow but it starts to really pick up in the 2nd one

  35. faithanne

    UNPLANNED!!

  36. faithanne

    Also loved Sue Thomas FBeye

  37. Jessica

    “Dark” on Netflix is amazing.

    It’s in German, and I highly recommend English subtitles over dubbing in English, although you can do that too. The subtitles are slow enough you never feel like you are reading too fast to miss something. It’s literally one of the best shows I’ve ever seen. Seriously – watch it! The acting is amazing, the story line will blow your mind, and the casting director deserves all the Emmys.

  38. Tammy

    Little Fires Everywhere on Hulu just started watching but seems like it is going to be very good.
    The Hunters was great and so was Locke and Key
    My daughter is watching Looking for Alaska and really likes it.

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      Thank you, Tammy!

  39. Jen

    If you missed Designated Survivor when it was on prime time, you can catch it on Netflix. Really good show. There are three seasons and the third was released only to Netflix.

  40. Deanna

    On Netflix, Sex Ed. Is quite funny but not for kids.

  41. Kate

    OMG I can’t believe more people aren’t recommending Outlander on Netflix ( first 3 seasons ) or all episodes available on Starz. Also we just started binging Peaky Blinders on Netflix. Not as good as Outlander but still entertaining.

    • Ren

      Yes! Love Outlander. It’s so good!

  42. Amy

    I recommend Call the Midwife on Netflix. I started it today and it is really good.

  43. MrsMichelle922

    Peaky Blinders on Netflix is my all time favorite. It’s won tons of awards in Britain. Cillian Murphy and Tom Hardy make it real easy to watch. If you do like historical shows, Ripper Street is great too.

  44. Ke11yB

    Netflix shows not previously mentioned – The Chef Show, The Last Tango in Halifax, How to Fix a Drug Scandal, Unbelievable

  45. Tracey

    I just watched Unstoppable on Netflix; documentary about Bethany Hamilton. It was so good; she is one determined gal (and you get to see some beautiful beaches around the world too).

  46. Pat

    Better tell Derby to quit watching sad movies!

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      Do you mean Stetson?

  47. Jamie

    Thanks for the list! Always looking for new shows.

  48. Michelle

    Not all that “new” but if you havent seen it, Sneaky Pete on Amazon Prime was pretty good to watch with my husband. We both enjoyed it (1st season was best).

  49. Sharon

    I refuse to watch Tiger King because of the inherent abuse of animals happening. I have loved Baskets, Grace and Frankie, Sneaky Pete (as above!), Gilmore Girls, Six Feet Under, Sex Education, Parks and Recreation and many more I can’t think of. I am currently taking advantage of the free HBO viewing offer and watching Barry. Love it! I have so much to watch on Netflix, Hulu and Prime that I do not miss cable.

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