The longest, greatest TV series to stream online in the UK in 2018.
Alas, the festive feels of Christmas have started to dissipate, and now we’re all stranded in the middle of winter without the slightest smidgen of Yuletide glee. If you’re about ready to climb under your duvet and stay there until 2018’s Easter bank holiday, you’d better have some quality TV shows lined up for yourself – and more importantly, some quantity TV.
We’ve used BingeClock to identify the total run-time of some of television’s best-rated scripted series. So now you can choose your newest binge-watch based on precisely how long you want to avoid the rest of humanity!
While the very longest-running of our shows, The Simpsons, isn’t available to legally stream here in the UK, plenty of the others are.
All 307 hours of Grey’s Anatomy can be found on Amazon Prime, along with The X Files, Seinfeld, The Walking Dead, Scandal, Sons of Anarchy, Parks and Recreation, and recent critically acclaimed US series The Americans and Halt and Catch Fire. Plus, the service comes with free Amazon deliveries for a year, so you can get all other life supplies delivered directly to your bedside. Nice!
Over on Netflix, The Introvert’s Favourite™️, you can dive into 153 hours of Gilmore Girls or 151 hours of legal-political drama The Good Wife, along with The Big Bang Theory, Gossip Girl, That ’70s Show, Mad Men, Breaking Bad, It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia, Orange Is The New Black, Narcos, Stranger Things and Homeland, plus cult cartoons Rick and Morty and BoJack Horseman. Peaky Blinders, The Crown and musical-sadcom Crazy Ex-Girlfriend are also streaming on Netflix in the UK.
Channel 4’s FREE streaming site currently offers all 128 hours of Dawson’s Creek, plus homegrown British comedy like Peep Show, The Inbetweeners and Spaced, with deep cuts from the past like Brass Eye and Smack the Pony. They’re also streaming both series of Hitchcock-meets-Girls sleeper hit Search Party.
Now TV streams a whole bunch of shows that you’ll recognise Sky or HBO. It’s the one service where shows are marked with (sometimes confusing!) expiry dates, adding a frisson of urgency to your telly-watching, and be warned that not all seasons of a series are always available. Even so, head here if you want to binge-stream Game of Thrones, Broad City, The Wire, True Detective, Band of Brothers and The Pacific, Nurse Jackie, Scandal, Broadchurch and Twin Peaks. They’re also offering a 14-day free trial if you’re prepared to race against time!
For Friends, simply turn on Comedy Central at any time.