Since I work and tv and film production, you can catch me watching the latest TV shows and movies, particularly dramas and comedies. If you're looking for a new series to throw yourself into or need to procrastinate with, I got you! Just because these shows ended it's not too late to join the party.
Here’s my list of my top 9 favorite binge worthy shows that ended you must watch that will have you engaged, at the edge of your seat, and will make you cancel as your plans to finish the series. I added the trailers for each series to make it easier to preview.
A hip-hop mogul must choose a successor among his three sons who are battling for control over his multi-million dollar company, while his ex-wife (Cookie) schemes to reclaim what is hers. For a primetime show, Empire always pushed the boundaries of both representation and conversation throughout the show for touching on various topics such as mental health and homophobia.
Fun fact: The show was the first to air a Black, gay marriage ceremony during primetime on a major broadcast network.
Category: Drama, Music
You can watch Empire on Hulu.
A trio of women forms a musical group in Atlanta. Star is in the same fictional universe as Empire, so you will see a crossover episode! If the drama doesn't keep you coming back then the music definitely will.
Category: Drama, Music
You can watch Star on Hulu.
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A crusading school principal gets back into action as the original African-American electrical superhero. Black Lightning shows the typical struggle of how a superhero balances his personal life as a father and the need to save his city from gangs, police, and superhuman beings.
Category: Action, Sci-Fi, Drama
You can watch Black Lightning on Netflix and Hulu.
Queen of the South
Teresa flees Mexico after her drug-runner boyfriend is murdered. Settling in Dallas she looks to become the country's reigning drug smuggler and to avenge her lover's murder. Queen of the South gives an interesting, realistic, and suspenseful perspective to have a female drug smuggler fight her way to the top.
Category: Drama, Action, Crime
You can watch Queen of the South on Netflix and Hulu.
How I Met Your Mother
A father (Ted) recounts to his children - through a series of flashbacks - the journey he and his four best friends took leading up to him meeting their mother. How I Met Your Mother will keep you on edge of your seat to find out "who is Ted going to end up with" and you will fall in love with this hilarious friend group.
Category: Comedy, Romance
You can watch How I Met Your Mother on Hulu.
How To Get Away With Murder
A group of ambitious law students and their brilliant criminal defense professor (Analiese Keating) become involved in a twisted murder plot that promises to change the course of their lives. These characters are pure geniuses in the ways they are able to win trials and cover up murders.
Category: Crime, Darma, Mystery
You can watch How To Get Away With Murder on Netflix and Hulu.
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On the run from a drug deal gone bad, brilliant college dropout Mike Ross finds himself working with Harvey Specter, one of New York City's best lawyers. Another unconventional law show that will make you fall in love with the characters and have you rooting for them.
Category: Comedy, Drama
You can watch Suits on Amazon Prime and Peacock.
Attorney Jessica Pearson enters the complex and seedy world of Chicago politics. Pearson is a spinoff of Suits and a great way to get more of the amazing Jessica Pearson.
You can watch Pearson on Amazon Prime and Peacock.
The spinoff series of Bad Boys films focuses on drug enforcement agent Sydney Burnett, now working for the Los Angeles Police Department. Taking on the most dangerous criminals in LA with her partner Nancy they become a force to be reckoned both on the streets and in each other's lives.
Category: Action, Crime, Comedy
You can watch LA’s Finest on Netflix or for free on Spectrum Originals.
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I hope you enjoyed my list of my top 9 favorite binge worthy shows that you must watch! Let me know which of these shows you've watched or want to watch by tagging me on Instagram stories @shanelamari while you're watching or commenting below.