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The Best TV Shows to Stream Right Now

Tom Philip

It's nearly impossible to figure out what, exactly, the best TV shows worth your time are on all the streaming platforms out there, so we did the work and found the very best TV shows to watch online right now. (For the best movies to stream right now, click here.)

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Amazon Prime

30 Rock

NBC

A few of the jokes haven't aged super well, but this is still one of the most influential sitcoms of our time. If you like to laugh, at least half your favorite shows probably owe some of their DNA, one way or another, to 30 Rock.

Netflix

Billy On the Street

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These are dark times we live in, and generally, the best TV shows out there like to reflect that in one sense or another. Not so for Billy on the Street, which keeps its focus solidly on wide-ranging celebrity trivia and its irresistibly manic host, Billy Eichner, the only New Yorker you'd be happy to yell in your face without warning during your commute.

The Sinner

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Each year The Sinner presents an impossibly intriguing mystery to unravel, and each year the payoff is stranger and more satisfying than a hurriedly-arranged basic cable thriller has any right to be. Carrie Coon and Bill Pullman's cat-and-mouse game in Season Two was a highlight, despite the excellent first season with Jessica Biel, which is also worth a watch.

The Circle

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Don't take my word for it, take two people's words for it. This is the greatest trash show of the new year and, yes, I am including Winter Love Island (U.K.).

Russian Doll

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Netflix

Natasha Lyonne stars in this extraordinarily brilliant series about a woman trapped to relive her birthday over and over again, dying repeatedly, until she figures out just what the hell is going on. What begins as a quirky high-concept comedy subtly transforms over its first season to become a twisty metaphysical take on being painfully human. And some of those deaths are wild.

HBO Go

Curb Your Enthusiasm

HBO

Curb Your Enthusiasm is back for its 10th Season in 20 years. Never let it be said Larry David does not move at his own pace. It's as horribly outrageous as ever, and as long as David keeps thinking up convoluted social rules to flout/introduce, I'll happily keep watching.

The Outsider

God bless Stephen King, who never met a hardboiled detective thriller he couldn't help but nudge into the supernatural realm. Thankfully, The Outsider on HBO's central mystery doesn't suffer from its early introduction of the uncanny, and while the characters (even the brilliant Holly Gibney, played by Cynthia Erivo) might be frustratingly slow on the uptake compared to the amount of information we get up front, this is still an absorbing, pitch-black horror showcase for Ben Mendelsohn, Jason Bateman (who also directed the pilot), and Erivo herself.

Flight of the Conchords

HBO

I rewatched Season One of Flight of the Conchords on a whim and what do you know? It's a sensitive and fully unique show about the artistic struggle and deep friendship that still holds up. A salve.

Hulu

The Good Place

NBC

Just a few weeks left to stream the best sitcom on TV before it shuts down forever. I'm going to miss these morally corrupted weirdos.

Disney+

The Mandalorian

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Have you still not checked out the fuss over Baby Yoda? What are you doing with your life? Sure, the rest of the show is pretty hit-and-miss (it's essentially a Western, meaning you can drop a bunch of the middle episodes and still not miss much) but the performances are good, the writing's clever, and it's so nice spending some time in what feels like the classic Star Wars movies again.

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