10 Awesome TV Shows You Should Watch on Crave

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With extra spare time on everyone’s hands, deciding which TV shows to stream can be a difficult with lists of endless possibilities.  Check out what is available on Crave and you are sure to be satisfied.  There are so many awesome TV shows and these are just a few of them! You can easily add Crave + Movies + HBO to your Link TV package to binge watch until your heart is content.  Crave content is also available on your phone or tablet through Watch TV Everywhere!

Insecure

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 95%

IMDB Rating: 7.8

Insecure is a show that was born from a 2011 Youtube web series by creator Issa Rae called Awkward Black Girl Rae moved on to work with Larry Wilmore a writer and comic from the Daily Show with John Stewart to create Insecure.  A show that is critically acclaimed, Rae has received two Golden Globe nominations for her acting.  Now on its fourth season, the show explores friendship between two black women as they cope with everyday uncomfortable experiences. 

Curb Your Enthusiasm

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 92%

IMDB Rating: 8.7

Co-creator of Seinfeld, Larry David continues to bring hilarity with his deadpan delivery and awkward comedic scenarios.  In Curb Your Enthusiasm, he plays a version of himself handling everyday annoyances.  He means well but frequently ends up with his foot in his mouth.  Curb is now in its 10th season, having been on the air since 2000! The latest season brings many celebrity cameos including Jon Hamm (Mad Men), Chris Martin (Coldplay) and Sean Penn (Mystic River). It’s pretty good. Prettttty good

Big Little Lies

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 89%

IMDB Rating: 8.5

If you are interested in a show featuring some of Hollywood’s biggest movies stars, then Big Little Lies is for you!  Stars include: Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Meryl Streep, Laura Dern, Shailene Woodley and Zoe Kravitz.  Big Little Lies is about people whose lives seem to be perfect but are secretly a bit more disastrous.  Gripping and suspenseful this show will leave you on the edge of your couch.

The Handmaid’s Tale

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 88%

IMDB Rating: 8.5

Based on the classic novel by Canadian author Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale is a terrifying story of a dystopian future where women are forced into defined roles that match the patriarchal values of a totalitarian government.  As the show’s seasons continue more is added to the novel’s original plot. It is terrifying but the portrayal of strength and determination is inspiring.  Since the show has aired, Atwood has written and published a sequel novel, The Testaments, after being inspired by Ann Dowd’s performance as Aunt Lydia.

Ray Donovan

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 72%

IMDB Rating: 8.3

Set in the lavish lands of the rich and famous, Ray Donovan works as a mediator for a law firm that handles celebrities and wealthy clients.  This show stars Liev Schreiber in his first lead television role.  The show is now in its 7th season and final season, giving lots of content to catch up on if you have never seen this one! 

Star Trek Picard

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 87%

IMDB Rating: 7.7

This is a follow up to the series Star Trek: Next Generation but focused on Captain Jean-Luc Picard played by the great Patrick Stewart. It’s a throwback to the classic series but tackles new issues and makes for an exciting exploration into the mystical world of Star Trek.

Sharp Objects

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 92%

IMDB Rating: 8.2

Sharp Objects has received a lot of buzz for its visuals, dark atmosphere, direction and acting.  It’s based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Gillian Flynn who also wrote Gone Girl.  The show follows a reporter played by Amy Adams as she investigates the murder of two young girls.  Its gripping and mysterious perfect for when you are in the mood a dark and twisted tale.

Succession

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 92%

IMDB Rating: 8.5

A story of a high-stakes family media business.  Many are drawing comparisons between the Sulzberger family which has run the New York Times since 1896.  In the show, the dysfunction and between family members comes to a head as the health of the family’s patriarch becomes uncertain.  A story of wealth, trauma and family dynamics, this show is sure to entertain and thrill.

The Wire

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 94%

IMDB Rating: 9.3

The Wire is a classic show on many “must-watch” lists for good reason. It’s an exploration of law enforcement in Baltimore, Maryland with subject areas focusing on: drug trade, the seaport system, government, bureaucracy, education and print news. The show was written by a former police reporter, David Simon, who had plenty of experience documenting Baltimore crime for the Baltimore Sun for 12 years.  The show demonstrates an excellent perspective of both law enforcement and the criminals being pursued.

Veep

A hilarious show that satirically explores a fictional version of America’s politics from the perspective of Selina Meyer, the Vice President played by Julia Louis Dreyfus.  Each episode is filled with unique and clever profanities, that are sure to delight if you appreciate creative language. Veep is the perfect pairing to Curb Your Enthusiasm with Julia Louis-Dreyfus, another famous member of the Seinfeld team, at the helm. 

As we continue to shelter in place over the coming weeks, streaming and watching TV is a welcome distraction and source of entertainment.  With content for all ages, finding the right show for every member of your household is possible on Crave!  Subscribe today through MyExeculink to enjoy all of these critically acclaimed shows and more.  

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