With all of your favorite weekly shows heading to a cliff-hanging mid-season break, you're probably wondering what will you watch while your shows are off the air? Well, don't worry. Here is a list of some of the best shows to binge-watch during the mid-season break.
If you like comedies, you'll love shows like Silicon Valley. If you love a post-apocalyptic drama, you'll find yourself addicted to The 100. There is even a show for those who are just looking for something that hasn't been spoiled on the internet - check out 3%. This list has got something for everyone.
These shows are all available to stream on either Netflix or Amazon Prime, so you can just start from the beginning and watch till the end. What's more, many of the shows these binge-worthy shows are either finished - meaning all the seasons are available for viewing - or are returning sometime in early 2017. So, if you get hooked, at least you won't have to wait long for more.
After Sarah Manning witnesses the suicide of a woman who looks just like her, she finds out that she is part of a huge conspiracy that goes deeper than she ever thought possible. Orphan Black follows a group of "sisters" as they figure out the mystery behind their creation. As it turns out, they aren't actually sisters, they are clones. With twists, turns, and mystery, this BBC America drama is well crafted and insanely addictive.
What really makes this show so beyond binge-worthy is the amazing acting skills of Tatiana Maslany. Maslany plays all of the clones, which by the end reaches the double digits. What's more, she even has to act off herself when the clones work together, which is very frequently.
The first three seasons are available for free streaming with Amazon Prime, and the fourth season is currently available for purchase on Amazon.prevnext
Man In The High Castle
This Amazon Prime Original takes place in an alternate history where Germany and Japan won WWII and split the rule of the United States between them. The show is based on the novel by Philip K Dick, but feels like an entirely different story.
The story follows a collection of characters: A woman who realizes that her sister is involved in a rebellion to which she gets caught up. Her boyfriend who is accused of a crime he didn't commit. A man on a mission to retrieve a controversial film. A high-ranking Japanese official trying to prevent another war. A high-ranking German official who has to choose between his duty and his family.
The entire first season of this drama is available online now, with the second season dropping on December 16, 2016. So, now is a great time to binge both seasons.prevnext
After a week long fling between a Boston advertising executive and a London school teacher ends in an accidental pregnancy, things get a little crazy for the two characters - especially after they move in together. The two realize that not only do they not know a thing about each other, but Boston and London are very different cities.
This R-rated comedy from Amazon is currently in its second season. The laughs will certainly help get you through the lows of the mid-season breaks of your other shows. Plus if you happen to get hooked, the third season of the Amazon Original will be hitting the streaming service in 2017.
Extra plus, Carrie Fisher appears in four episodes.prevnext
This post-apocalyptic drama follows 100 teens born and raised on a space station after Earth was devastated by nuclear war. Those selected 100 are sent to the Earth's surface against their will to see if the land is inhabitable. It turns out that not everything was destroyed when the bombs went off.
The first three seasons of this CW show are available on Netflix. Though the first season might just seem like another CW drama at first, it slowly starts to grow into a well-done drama about survival, friendship, and politics. The last few seasons of this show started in the early parts of the year, usually January of February. So, this is a great show to catch up on before the next season starts in the beginning of 2017 on The CW.prevnext
If you've ever loved The Twilight Zone than this is a show for you. This series is a collection of stories that take place in the modern world and look at the darker side of life. For example, what would happen if advances in technology get a little too out of hand? How would we deal with everyday issues? This show takes a look at what could happen.
Each episode is an entire story encompassed into an hour, and though the episodes sometimes deal with similar technologies, they are not connected in an over-arching story. The first two seasons of this show were made for BBC, but Netflix picked up the stunning sci-fi show for season three.
What makes this a great mid-season break show is that you don't have to watch an entire season. Watch an episode here or there, you won't be missing anything or waiting for the answer to a cliff hanger. It might be a great change of pace.prevnext
What happens when a group of developers comes up with an innovative and tech-changing app, but every time they try to get it off the ground something horrible happens? Find out on HBO's Silicon Valley. This comedy follows a group of social inept developers who stumble upon something great but completely fail at handling their success with the product.
Despite this show taking place in the modern world of technology companies, you don't need to know anything about computers to enjoy this show - the characters ridiculous personalities and antics will have you laughing. It's hard to go wrong with a comedy that stars T.J Miller, after all.
The first three seasons are available on HBO, with the fourth season coming out in the spring.prevnext
This Netflix Original Series focuses on a group of eight people all around the world, from all different walks of life, are suddenly all mentally connected. They are able to see and hear each other, channel each other's abilities, and help each other get through the difficult times their life throws at them. They had never met before, so watching them realize what is going on and accepting that it is now a vital part of their life, is just one of the best parts of the show.
Of course, there is also a villain, but you'll have to watch to find out more about that part of the story.
The first season is currently up on Netflix. The streaming service just announced that they will be releasing a Christmas special on December 23, and the second season of the show will be available on May 5.prevnext
This Netflix Original Series is a Brazilian dystopian drama that follows a group of young adults as they compete for a better life. In this world, everyone who isn't part of the elite 3% of the population lives on the mainland in squaller. However, around the age of 20, everyone who is registered can participate in The Process, which allows each person to compete for a position in the 3%. But during this Process, rebels have infiltrated the entire event.
Although the original series is completely in Portuguese, Netflix allows everyone to watch this series either subtitled or dubbed in English - the dubbing is actually really good to the point where you probably won't realize that the characters are actually speaking a different language. The series only have eight episodes, so it's a quick and easy watch with an addictive and interesting story.prevnext
Elliot is a cyber-security engineer by day, paid to protect the secrets of a corporation. However, by night he uses his impressive computer skills to be a hacker vigilante, attacking those who do harm. But things start to go south for the vigilante when an underground hacking ring recruits him to hack the very same people he is paid to protect.
This addictive cyber thriller show has gotten nothing but spectacular reviews. The first two seasons are currently available on Amazon Prime, and the third season will hopefully get a release date sooner rather than later. Needless to say, it's a great watch for your Christmas break.prevnext
Master of None
What happens when you take a look at the life of a 30-year-old living in New York City through the eyes of Aziz Ansari? Master of None. This Netflix Original series follows the life of Dev, played by Ansari, as he lives his life in the big city. Needless to say, It's a comedy worth bingeing.
Right now, there is only one season of this hilarious comedy available on Netflix. However, it seems that Ansari is ready to start working the next season, so now is a great time to get caught up.prevnext