Friends from College
Friends from College

Just finished Ironfist on Netflix, because I'm addicted to the Marvel Comic Universe/franchise, this was one of the few releases that take place there that I hadn't watched yet (excluding the new Spider-Man film), and I felt compelled to round out my Marvel geekiness, even though I wouldn't say I enjoyed it, exactly. Definitely my least favorite of the Netflix four (which also includes Jessica Jones, Daredevil and Luke Cage). Currently, binging through another Netflix original, Friends from College, which is supposed to be funny and occasionally is, but more often just comes off as vaguely uncomfortable (in not such a good way), even with Keegan-Michael Key's antics. —Leilani

Peep Show, because I was too young to get it when I first saw it, and now I'm old enough to empathize with the self-hatred, pervasive anxiety, recklessness, and selfishness of the main characters—who are still somehow sympathetic enough to make me laugh at the absurdity and terribleness of the world around them. —Sydney

UNHhhh on YouTube with Trixie Mattel and Katya from RuPaul's Drag Race. It's 10 minutes of weekly drag absurdism (like, this is some drag Dadaism) with two of the most popular drag queens online. It's really fucking funny. —Chase

Black Books is great for if you just want something playing that’s sweet and goofy—it’s an old Dylan Moran project from like 2002. —Kim

Dark Matter and Killjoys (lovingly referred to as 'Space Canadians' and 'Space Rihannas' respectively in my house)! Because I can’t resist cheesy but also decent Canadian sci-fi shows. Dark Matter is part way through season three and it’s wavering a bit by focusing on its weaker storytelling habits. Killjoys just started up again and I can’t wait to see what happens after that cliffhanger from last season. —Renee

Game of Thrones (despite the treatment of women, I think the storytelling is excellent), House of Cards (Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright are just incredible), Drag Race (it’s Project Runway + America’s Next Top Model + drag queens—what’s not to love?), and Twin Peaks (it’s clear that allowing David Lynch to have total control was totally the right choice). —Devin

Better Call Saul, which is better than Breaking Bad, has great character development, and takes place in the desert. —Steven H.

I'm addicted to Wrecked! You wouldn't think a show about survivors of a plane crash would be hilarious, but it is! Stereotypes are played to hilarious perfection, and I guarantee there's a character on that show you "know." Plus after a rough day, I just like to smoke a bowl and laugh! —Taffy

I’ve been happy-crying my way through Glow, it has a very excellent balance of performing identity, training montages, and French cut leotards. —Hannah

Gotta be between Veep and BoJack Horseman for me. Veep just wrapped its sixth season, BoJack Horseman is about to start its fourth, so I’ve been working my way back through the first three.

Veep’s pacing was a little uneven this year, and they made a huge deal about upending everyone’s circumstances at the beginning of the season only to slam the reset button—hard—in the last two episodes. With that said, even though the overall storyline didn’t progress much, they’ve been knocking it out of the park as far as the character dynamics go; they seem to be setting it up for Selina’s relationships with everyone to really hit a breaking point next season. —Grant

Fresh Off the Boat: Because it’s the Asian-centric sitcom that I wish I had as a kid in the ’90s. I feel like the Huang parents (Constance Woo and Randall Park)—cringey as they may be sometimes—will be relatable to most kids with immigrant parents. I still feel betrayed that I wasn’t allowed to use my family’s dishwasher as a kid.

And Preacher: Another one for the comics nerds—especially ones still a little bitter about their religious upbringing. Preacher is part of the loose DC universe (published by Vertigo) and produced by Seth Rogen. The show can be summed up like so: Romance! Murder! Religious zealotry! Small-town drama! And ... vampires? This is also an excuse to stare at Ruth Negga for hours. —Ana Sofia

Currently making my way through Master of None Season 2. For some reason, the episodes pair well with a late-morning/early-afternoon homemade Sunday brunch—there’s such a focus on food and romance in Season 2, and each episode plays like a sort of mini-vignette short film, with nods to Bicycle Thieves, French New Wave, and Richard Linklater.

And later on Sunday night, I get my mind fucking blown with the new Twin Peaks. —Amber

Eighty-Sixed, a little web series written by Cazzie David. The Stranger’s erstwhile social media manager, Jessica Fu, turned me onto it, and I can’t stop making all my friends watch it. It’s basically Curb Your Enthusiasm but with iPhones and drones.

I’m also kind of obsessed with this YouTube cooking show called 18th Century Cooking: Jas Townsend & Sons. This strangely magnetic historical re-enactor recreates recipes from colonial American cookbooks. The episode on Forcemeat Meatballs is a good place to start. —Rich