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Weekend Watchlist: The best bingeable TV shows to stream

In the current ‘Golden Age of television,’ these are must watches

In NBC’s hit sitcom “Superstore,” character Jonah Simms describes the modern day as “the Golden Age of television.” With all of the TV shows premiering now, it’s easy to feel like you’re falling behind. 

Luckily, The Eagle is here to help; as awards season reaches full swing, here are the absolute must-watches currently on TV. 

The BoysandGen V

Have you ever wondered what it’d be like to watch Marvel explore Captain America’s trauma? If so, then “The Boys” is perfect for you. 

“The Boys” is a political satire that follows Hughie Campbell (Jack Quaid) after his girlfriend, Robin (Jess Salgueiro), is killed by a superhero, known as a “supe.” 

Going hand in hand, “Gen V” — a “The Boys’” spin-off — follows Marie Moreau (Jaz Sinclair) after she is orphaned and begins to attend Godolkin University, a college designed for superheroes. The show is also a political satire. 

With a delightful cast of characters, “Gen V” has the potential to be even better than “The Boys,” and both shows are currently streaming on Amazon Prime. 

Season 4 of “The Boys” will premiere on Amazon Prime in 2024.

Fellow Travelers

Starring Jonathan Bailey as Tim Laughlin and Matt Bomer as Hawkins Fuller, “Fellow Travelers” is a must-watch for members of the LGBTQ+ community and allies alike. 

Following two lovers over the course of their lives, “Fellow Travelers” is a devastating love story for the ages. The show not only discusses topics such as the AIDS epidemic, but also deals with race commentary through characters like Marcus Gaines (Jelani Alladin), a gay Black journalist, and his lover, Frankie Hines (Noah Ricketts), a Black drag queen. 

“Fellow Travelers” is available to stream on Paramount+. 

The Buccaneers

For fans of historical dramas, “The Buccaneers” will not disappoint. 

Based on the book by Edith Wharton, “The Buccaneers” is a feminist tale for the ages. Following romance, friendship and sisterhood, “The Buccaneers” is reminiscent of “Bridgerton,” and follows a group of American women who move to England after one marries an English man. “The Buccaneers” is delightful for its focus on female friendship, which it highlights over the course of the show.

Season 1 of “The Buccaneers” is available to stream on Apple TV+.

Young Royals

“Young Royals” is a Swedish drama that follows Wilhelm (Edvin Ryding), the prince of Sweden, as he falls in love with classmate Simon Eriksson (Omar Rudberg), a poor boy who doesn’t live at the campus boarding school. 

This is a must-watch, as writer Lisa Ambjörn does an incredible job of developing the characters, who are so palpable on the screen that viewers feel as if they’re real. 

The final season of “Young Royals” premieres on Netflix March 11.

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” is a musical comedy starring Rachel Bloom that you might not want to watch with your parents. 

“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” is a beautiful story touching on mental health and love, both romantic and platonic. The show follows Rebecca Bunch, a young girl struggling with her mental health, as she moves to West Covina, California to follow her summer camp boyfriend, Josh Chan (Vincent Rodriguez III) out west. 

The result is a laugh-out-loud comedy with enough humor and heartfelt moments for everyone to enjoy.

All four seasons of “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” are available to stream on Netflix.

Bridgerton” 

With season three premiering on Netflix in May, if you haven’t already watched “Bridgerton,” now is the perfect time to catch up. 

Following the wealthy Bridgerton siblings in regency-era London as they seek to marry, “Bridgerton” has been praised for paving the way for racial diversity in period pieces. This show is absolutely worth the watch for the swoon worthy romances and well-developed characters.

“Bridgerton” is available to stream on Netflix.

Being a college student can be busy, but it’s important to take time for your mental health and relax. This weekend, snuggle up with a blanket and some popcorn and enjoy some of these TV shows.

This article was edited by Bailey Hobbs, Sara Winick and Abigail Pritchard. Copy editing done by Luna Jinks, Isabelle Kravis, Sydney Kornmeyer and Charlie Mennuti.

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