12 of the Most Addicting Shows of All Time

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Whether it involved staying up all night binge-watching or counting down the days to the next episode we’ve all found ourselves totally addicted to a TV at some point or another. Fans online were asked, “What’s the most addicting show for you?” – these are some of the best answers.

Yes, TV show love is subjective. But if you’re looking for a new show to hyperfixate on these are some solid choices!

True Detective

Finn Bennett, John HawkesHBO True Detective: Night Country.
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The first of a few HBO series on this list, True Detective manages to keep you on the edge of your seat throughout the season. Yes, it’s something a good detective show should do, but in true HBO fashion this show is so much more. Definitely binge worthy!

Dark

Dark Season 1.
Image Credit: Julia Terjung/Netflix.

If you haven’t braved into foreign TV show territory on Netflix this is your sign to check some of the amazing German language shows on there. (Don’t worry – most have dubs if you don’t like subtitles.) While I won’t give away too much, just know that this show’s set over a tight 3-season run that involves a community-wide mystery, puzzles, and plenty of unexpected twists.

Lost

Lost.
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If you caught Lost while it was airing you already know how addictive this show was during the heyday. Since streaming wasn’t around yet I remember carefully tracking when the next would be on so we wouldn’t miss it! If you missed it, though, Lost is still a great show to binge watch even now.

The Queen’s Gambit

THE QUEEN’S GAMBIT (L to R) ANYA TAYLOR-JOY as BETH HARMON in episode 107 of THE QUEEN’S GAMBIT
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This miniseries was perfectly paced to keep you enthralled from beginning to end. They also released the entire thing at once and so many of us binge-watched it that same weekend. If didn’t catch The Queen’s Gambit yet it’s worth checking out.

Ash vs Evil Dead

Ash vs Evil Dead.
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This series managed to perfectly recreate the vibe of Evil Dead. Fun and always unexpected, it’s no wonder fans got addicted to this cult classic when it came out.

Stranger Things

(L to R) Millie Bobby Brown as Eleven, Noah Schnapp as Will Byers, Finn Wolfhard as Mike Wheeler, Charlie Heaton as Jonathan Byers, and Eduardo Franco as Argyle in STRANGER THINGS
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I admit that I didn’t watch Stranger Things for several years after it came out, but after checking it out I’m totally addicted. Stranger Things is rarely predictable, but it also has a way of keeping you invested in the characters that other shows lack.

Sherlock (BBC)

Benedict Cumberbatch in Sherlock (2010).
Image Credit: Masterpiece.

Another show so many fans (myself included) couldn’t wait to come out each week. Sherlock was fun and witty, but also super interesting with the stories it followed. While many folks didn’t love the ending there’s something special about uncovering the mysteries on this show alongside Sherlock and Dr. Watson.

Attack on Titan

Attack on Titan
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It’s not often anime series enter the mainstream, but Attack on Titan became such a phenomenon when it was airing that a wide range of people checked this series out. Waiting each week to see if characters would live or die, and what mysteries the Titans held, was painstaking – especially if you didn’t read ahead in the manga.

Game of Thrones

Emilia Clarke HBO Game of Thrones Season 8 - Episode 4.
Image Credit: Photograph by Helen Sloan/HBO.

Say what you want about the later Game of Thrones seasons or the ending, the first season of this show was nothing short of addicting for most of us. I would argue it left such an impression that it kept us all on the hook even through the dry bits… So definitely an addicting show for fans!

The Good Place

Kristen Bell, William Jackson Harper, and D'Arcy Carden in The Good Place (2016)
Image Credit: NBC.

I see The Good Place come up a lot in fan discussions and I think too many folks missed this clever series as it aired. I remember that feeling of being hooked on each episode while learning exactly what was going on through the eyes of the characters. If you missed it or dropped off after a few episodes, The Good Place is a great option for a binge if you like funny, weird shows.

Hannibal

Hugh Dancy and Mads Mikkelsen in Hannibal (2013).
Image Credit: NBC Universal.

A lot of folks lament Hannibal’s ending; the show was just too expensive to justify the cost based on viewership numbers. Those who loved it, though, found the show totally addictive. Believe me when I say: this show is full of gruesome surprises.

Downton Abbey

Downton Abbey
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I was pretty stoked to see fans suggest one of my favorite guilty pleasure shows: Downton Abbey. Since most of us caught this series on streaming services it was super easy to binge watch. While the plot isn’t especially gripping, you quickly get invested in the characters and setting that you can’t help wanting to see what happens next.

12 of the Most Annoying TV Show Characters of All Time, According to the Internet

Orange is the new black.
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There are plenty of characters on TV that just plain irk you, but a few are written so irritating that it actively detracts from the show. We tracked down some fan answers with what they thought the most annoying TV show characters of all time was and these were some of the most popular answers.

A few characters were written annoying on purpose but others seem to be the victim of bad writing or poor acting. Either way, they sure make some of these shows hard to watch!

12 of the Most Annoying TV Show Characters of All Time, According to the Internet

The 12 Most Epic Opening Scenes in Movie History

Scream.
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Opening scenes matter: they set the tone for the entire film. We wanted to know what the greatest opening scenes in movie history were – so we rounded up the best fan answers to this very question.

Some of these opening scenes are so iconic you can almost picture the whole thing in your mind. Others stood out stronger than the rest of the film, making it all you might remember. From action-packed to utter tearjerkers, these iconic opening scenes are often considered to be the greatest in movie history.

The 12 Most Epic Opening Scenes in Movie History

The 12 Most Genius Movie Plot Holes You Never Knew Were Actually Explained

Jim Carrey in The Truman Show (1998),
Image Credit: Paramount Pictures.

 

Friends (and strangers) trying to sound smart by pointing out a movie mistake that isn’t really a mistake?

We found the best answers to “What infamous movie plot hole has an explanation that you’re tired of explaining?” with these 12 movie plot holes that actually have perfectly good explanations.

The 12 Most Genius Movie Plot Holes You Never Knew Were Actually Explained

19 Hyped-Up Movies That Were Actually Terrible

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So, you know how there’s always this buzz around those hyped-up movies, right? Like, the ones that everyone’s talking about, the trailers that give you goosebumps, and the anticipation that’s through the roof?

Yeah, those. But here’s the kicker- sometimes, they turn out to be total duds.

19 Hyped-Up Movies That Were Actually Terrible

Unpopular Opinion: These 15 Shows Everyone Raved About, but We Couldn’t Stand

BRIDGERTON (L to R) REGÉ-JEAN PAGE as SIMON BASSET in episode 108 of BRIDGERTON
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Ever been excited about a show that someone recommended, but you couldn’t get into it? A show that everyone loved, but you couldn’t stand it? Here are 15 shows people couldn’t get into despite the hype.

Unpopular Opinion: These 15 Shows Everyone Raved About, but We Couldn’t Stand

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