Although it entered the streaming market later than its rivals, Paramount+ has swiftly established itself as a formidable contender. With brands like MTV, Nickelodeon, BET, Comedy Central, CBS, and the whole of the Star Trek series, the library of programming provided by Paramount+ is a bottomless abyss with something for everyone. This is what we couch-freaks obsessed with television have been waiting for.
We have compiled a list of the finest series that Paramount+ offers, and there is no specific order to the list. This list is for anybody who wants to become so immersed in television that they never have to come up for air between binges. Don’t be alarmed; we haven’t even begun to touch the surface here!
1. Freaks and Geeks
Rotten Tomatoes:100 %
The abrupt cancellation of this almost flawless television program, developed by Paul Feig, and was executive produced by Judd Apatow, is one of the most tragic events in television history in the previous 25 years. Freaks and Geeks is a coming-of-age teen comedy that follows Lindsay Weir (a young and angsty Linda Cardellini in her first significant role) as she and her classmates navigate the ups and downs of being a high schooler in the ’80s, from their first sips of alcohol to their last mathlete competitions. Freaks and Geeks follows Lindsay Weir as she and her classmates navigate the ups and downs of being a
Rotten Tomatoes: 87%
Even though it is a prequel, it is not necessary to have seen Yellowstone, a massive smash for Paramount, to enjoy this sprawling new original production from Paramount+. 1883 is a significant endeavor that it has madews due to its unparalleled budget ($10 million each episode!) and production size.
Thankfully, the significant investment made by Paramount has been profitable. 1883 is a dramatic film in beautiful settings and follows the Dutton family as they travel from Fort Worth to Oregon. Elisa Dutton, played by Isabel May, is our main character. She narrates the story while contemplative images of the sun sinking over limitless fields play in the background. She is filled with optimism for a journey that the program foreshadows would only lead to disaster. 1883 portrays the harsh, unforgiving realities of the genuine Oregon Trail, complete with elements such as rattlesnakes, outlaws, and accidents involving covered wagons.
3. Key & Peele
Rotten Tomatoes:97 %
This is improvisational comedy at its finest. Both Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key started in the entertainment industry in the same year, 2012, with the critically acclaimed Comedy Central sketch show Key & Peele. Today, Jordan Peele is better known for penetrating thrillers like getting Out, and Keegan-Michael Key has been cast in what seems to be every comedy movie since 2018. Almost every item in Key & Peele is a success, from a replacement teacher who struggles to pronounce the names of his white kids to two buddies who boast about having the courage to confront their spouses. Key & Peele can deftly handle complex subjects such as race relations and low-stakes irritants such as social faux pas with the same equilibrium of intellect and hilarity. Their humor is witty, snappy, and hilarious, and it will endure all the time because of the meme known as “Sweating Jordan Peele.”
4. Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra
Rotten Tomatoes: 89%
Two excellent series that are both situated in the same exciting world! The universe shown in Avatar: The Last Airbender is one in which individuals can control the energies of all four elements — air, water, earth, and fire — by using a technique referred to as “bending.” There, we come face to face with the youthful and sincere Aang, the Last Airbender, who has the ambition of putting an end to the violent invasions that the Fire Nation is conducting outside of its boundaries. This Nickelodeon program can maintain a positive tone while delving into the heavy subject matter like brainwashing and authoritarianism because of Aang and his companions’ unwavering optimism.
In the sequel series, The Legend of Korra, the tale is continued many years later with a somewhat more adult tone. The world as we know it has evolved. Korra, a young lady who can bend all four elements, is being looked at as a prospective candidate for the leader among the people. On the other side, Korra is just attempting to rein in her rage at this point! The continuation keeps the excitement of the first series (you may expect to meet some older people!). Still, the gripping story twists, 1940s-style narration, and brilliant voice ensemble ensure that it will be a successful series in its own right. —
Rotten Tomatoes:87 %
Many decades before Ted Danson stole the show as a devilishly handsome silver fox on A Good Place, and he spiced up primetime as Sam Malone, a former professional baseball player who drank his career away, only to find himself the proprietor of a charming neighborhood watering hole where everybody, well, you know. Sam Malone was on Ted Danson’s primetime show for many decades before becoming known for his role on A Good Place. Sam spends his days and nights working as a bartender alongside his former coach, Coach; a fiery cocktail waitress named Carla Tortelli (played by Rhea Perlman); and an erudite fish-out-of-water named Diane Chambers (played by Shelley Long), a new cocktail waitress with whom he spends several seasons flirting in between filings.
Cheers is a timeless classic because of its clever banter, guest stars, celebrity cameos, and the general comfortable feeling between Sam and his regulars (Cliff, Norm, and yes, Frasier and Lilith). Do not overlook that baby-faced Woody Harrelson made his debut as a prominent character in the show’s fourth season. — Jenni Miller *
6. Star Trek: The Next Generation
Rotten Tomatoes: 91%
They are aware that Paramount+ has a monopoly on Star Trek is one of the company’s most appealing features. Paramount is not dozing off behind the wheel with all of the new Star Trek series they have coming out. Star Trek: Discovery, Star Trek: Prodigy, and Star Trek: Picard are the three shows that the company has released. Star Trek: Discovery is an action-packed program similar to the Chris Pine Star Trek movie. Star Trek: Prodigy is a gorgeously animated kids’ show. Because there have been so many Star Trek television shows and movies produced since the 1960s, it is impossible to choose just one to recommend. However, because this list is unfortunately limited, we will recommend Star Trek: The Next Generation as a show that is both archetypical of the Trek genre and easily bingeable for contemporary audiences.
7. RuPaul’s Drag Race
Rotten Tomatoes:84 %
It is difficult to recall a time before RuPaul introduced drag into the living rooms of Americans with this lively program that combines creative contests with performances and discoveries from behind the scenes. In addition, the show has a beautiful stable of judges and guest stars. It catalyzed the creation of foreign spin-offs, including Drag Race All-Stars, in addition to transforming RuPaul into a media tycoon and turning the show’s victorious drag queens into household icons. It is difficult to dispute the impact that Drag Race has had on the cultural landscape, despite the controversy surrounding both the show’s creator and the show itself over the years, not to mention some participants.
Rotten Tomatoes:90 %
Doug is a well-liked cartoon for a good cause. The show follows the life of Doug Funnie, a young boy of 11 years old, as he moves to a new town and is voiced by the legendary Billy West. It’s silly, but it has a solid foundation, with plotlines that anybody can follow and endearing characters. Doug’s exploits can range from the mundane (assisting a neighbor) to the fantastic (looking into a local urban legend about a monster). Still, he’s always trying to win over his best friend and crush, Patty Mayonnaise, whose voice most people will recognize as Yoga Jones (Constance Shulman) from Orange Is the New Black. In Doug, Doug’s alter ego, Quail Man, and Doug’s dog Porkchop, who resembles Snoopy, appear in some hilarious and surreal interludes. Doug has unquestionably stood the test of time. This may be since it was produced by two of the most influential animation studios of the 1990s: Doug debuted on Nickelodeon, but Disney bought the show after it had already aired its fifth season.
This is a sitcom about an annoying middle-aged radio psychiatrist who is chronically unable to follow his recommendations, and it can be pretty frustrating to watch. He is condescending, irrational, and far too critical of the procession of women who consent to date him for some inexplicable reason. Reader, while it may not seem like a comedy with a lot of heart, humor, and fun, Frasier is precisely that kind of comedy! It’s one of the best sitcoms ever. There is something magical about this cast of characters, from Frasier’s down-to-earth father’s astute teasing of his outrageously snooty kids to his brother Niles’ (played by the legendary David Hyde Pierce) debilitating obsession with the quirky Daphne (Jane Leeves at her absolute best).