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27 Short TV Shows You Can Binge-Watch In One Sitting

Have all the fun without committing to seven whole seasons.

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1. The Society

Netflix

What it's about: A group of high schoolers leave for a school trip and come back, only to realize all the adults from their town are gone, they have no internet or cell signal, and a strange forest suddenly surrounds their town. This Lord of the Flies–esque series follows the teens as they create their own government and means of survival.

Genre: Teen drama; mystery; dystopian

Where to stream it: Netflix

2. Gentleman Jack

HBO

What it's about: The series follows Anne Lister, a landowner and industrialist, during 1832 in Yorkshire, England. It's based on Lister's real diaries, which were written in secret code and revealed her most intimate life details, including her lesbian relationships.

Genre: Historical drama

Where to stream it: HBO Go or HBO Now

3. What We Do in the Shadows

FX

What it's about: Based on Taika Waititi's movie, this series follows a group of vampires — who have been housemates for hundreds of years — as they adapt to present-day life in Staten Island.

Genre: Comedy; mockumentary

Where to stream it: Hulu

4. Dollface

Hulu

What it's about: After Jules (Kat Dennings) breaks up with her longtime boyfriend, she realizes she has to rejoin the ~world of women~ and rekindle all the friendships she had before she was in a relationship.

Genre: Comedy

Where to stream it: Hulu

5. Bonding

Netflix

What it's about: Tiff is a psychology student who also works as a dominatrix and recruits Pete, her best friend from high school, to be her assistant. The show follows the two of them as they rekindle their friendship, balance work and school, and become liberated in their everyday lives. The show is loosely based on creator Rightor Daniels' real-life experiences.

Genre: Dark comedy

Where to stream it: Netflix

6. Pen15

Hulu

What it's about: Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle created and star in this series where they play 13-year-old versions of themselves and showcase the true awkwardness of middle school.

Genre: Cringe comedy

Where to stream it: Hulu

7. High School Musical: The Musical: The Series

Disney+

What it's about: The series follows the present-day students of East High as they audition, rehearse, and perform High School Musical.

Genre: Musical, teen comedy-drama, mockumentary

Where to stream it: Disney+

8. Dirty John

Bravo

What it's about: Inspired by the podcast of the same name, the series tells the story about a woman who falls in love with a con artist and how it affects her life and family.

Genre: True crime

Where to stream it: Netflix

9. Euphoria

HBO

What it's about: The series follows a group of teenagers as they deal with high school, relationships, and identity, but also learn to cope with addiction, drug use, and abuse.

Genre: Teen drama

Where to stream it: HBO Go or HBO Now

10. The Politician

Netflix

What it's about: Payton Hobart (Ben Platt) is running for high school student body president. The series follows him and his running mate, River, and Payton's extremely ambitious friends as they navigate the election.

Genre: Comedy-drama

Where to stream it: Netflix

11. Random Acts of Flyness

HBO

What it's about: Using a fluid stream of consciousness, creator Terence Nance explores the beauty and wickedness of American life through music, metaphor, and art.

Genre: Sketch comedy

Where to stream it: HBO Go and HBO Now

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12. High Fidelity

Hulu

What it's about: Rob (Zoë Kravitz) is a record store owner who's obsessed with music, top five lists, and her recent breakup with her ex Mac (Kingsley Ben-Adir). This 10-episode series is based on the novel and movie of the same name.

Genre: Romantic comedy; comedy-drama

Where to stream it: Hulu

13. I Am Not Okay With This

Netflix

What it's about: Syd (Sophia Lillis) is an average 17-year-old girl, until one day she learns she has superpowers and can move and break things with her mind. The series follows her as she navigates high school, her family life, her sexuality, and her new superpowers.

Genre: Coming of age; comedy-drama; shows based on comics

Where to stream it: Netflix

14. Hunters

Amazon

What it's about: Set in in New York during the late 1970s, Hunters follows a group of Nazi hunters as they try to take down Nazi war criminals who are conspiring to create a Fourth Reich in the US.

Genre: Crime drama; historical drama

Where to stream it: Amazon Prime Video

15. Cheer

Netflix

What it's about: The six-episode series follows the Navarro College cheer team as they gear up for the National Cheerleading Championship in Daytona, Florida.

Genre: Docuseries

Where to stream it: Netflix

16. Dare Me

USA

What it's about: Based on the book of the same name, Dare Me follows the competitive, cutthroat world of high school cheerleading. After a death strikes, relationships are tested between the cheerleaders and their coach.

Genre: Drama

Where to stream it: USA, and it'll be on Netflix on March 20!

17. The Act

Hulu

What it's about: This series is based on the real-life murder of Dee Dee Blanchard after she abused her daughter, Gypsy Rose, by pretending she was ill and disabled as a result of Munchausen syndrome by proxy. Joey King and Patricia Arquette play Gypsy Rose and Dee Dee, respectively.

Genre: True crime

Where to stream it: Hulu

18. The Circle

Netflix

What it's about: Contestants are isolated in apartments and can only communicate through a computerized program called "the Circle." Players are able to present themselves as who they are or they can choose to catfish their competition.

Genre: Reality competition show

Where to stream it: Netflix

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19. The Get Down

Netflix

What it's about: In the late 1970s, disco is dying out but hip-hop is just coming to life. This 11-episode show tells the story of the rising hip-hop scene in New York through the eyes of a group of teenagers.

Genre: Musical; historical drama

Where to stream it: Netflix

20. Crashing

Channel 4

What it's about: This six-episode series follows a group of twentysomethings who are living as property guardians in a huge, abandoned hospital.

Genre: Comedy-drama

Where to stream it: Netflix

21. Good Girls Revolt

Amazon

What it's about: The series is set in New York City during the late '60s and follows the highly talented and intelligent women researchers at News of the Week magazine. When they get a sense that they're paid less than men doing the same work, the women decide to fight for equal treatment.

Genre: Historical drama

Where to stream it: Amazon Prime Video

22. Everything Sucks!

Netflix

What it's about: The 10-episode series follows a group of nerdy high school students from Boring, Oregon. When the audiovisual kids and the theater kids decide they want to make a difference, they team up and make a movie together.

Genre: Coming of age; comedy-drama

Where to stream it: Netflix

23. Champaign ILL

YouTube

What it's about: After their music-sensation best friend (Jay Pharoah) dies, Ronnie (Adam Pally) and Alf (Sam Richardson) need to learn how to exist on their own without being in the limelight.

Genre: Comedy

Where to stream it: YouTube Premium

24. The Keepers

Netflix

What it's about: This seven-episode series explores the murder of Sister Cathy Cesnik in 1969. Cathy's old students look into the death of their beloved teacher and come to believe that the authorities and church covered it up after Cathy accused a priest of sexual abuse.

Genre: Docuseries; true crime

Where to stream it: Netflix

25. Spinning Out

Netflix

What it's about: Kat (Kaya Scodelario) is a talented figure skater who tries to restart her career after a serious head injury. After she agrees to partner with a talented playboy named Justin (Evan Roderick) in hopes of going to the Olympics, Kat risks exposing the secret of her unraveling mental health.

Genre: Drama

Where to stream it: Netflix

26. Unbelievable

Netflix

What it's about: Based on real-life experiences, this show follows Marie (Kaitlyn Dever), a young woman who is charged with lying about being sexually assaulted, and the two detectives who finally unravel the truth.

Genre: True crime; drama

Where to stream it: Netflix

27. Four Weddings and a Funeral

Hulu

What it's about: This series follows four friends, Maya, Craig, Ainsley, and Duffy, as they reunite in London for a wedding. After a bombshell turns the wedding in a different direction, the four are left to rekindle and reforge their relationships over the course of a year. This show is based on the movie Four Weddings and a Funeral.

Genre: Romantic comedy

Where to stream it: Hulu