10 TV Shows You Should Binge-Watch This July

This new Golden Age of television allows us to gorge on lavish dramatic renderings of everything from brothel workers to talking animals, drug dealers to intergalactic journeymen — all of which awaits you in this month’s binge guide.

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Why you should watch it: Harlots is so much more than a show about sex — in fact, that subject is met with less titillation and more sterile professionalism. But what it lacks in sex appeal it makes up for with rich and complex characters — mostly women — and a backdrop that allows for explorations of gender and class in 18th century England. Morton and Manville (who was an Oscar nominee last year for Phantom Thread) get the chance to showcase just why they’re both widely considered British acting royalty.

Where to watch: Amazon, Hulu

Commitment: Approx. 6 hours

Suits 90% (USA)

Why you should watch it: Suits came into the international spotlight this year thanks to one royal wedding and a co-star named Meghan Markle, but if that wasn’t reason enough for you to catch up on this USA Network affair, we’ve got a few more for you. The series works because it’s in on its own fun, and its high concept rags-to-riches premise rings true thanks to the chemistry of Adams and Macht. It’s a steep order to binge seven seasons, of course, but the show’s two charming leads along with their formidable supporting cast have kept us coming back for more.

Where to watch it: Amazon, FandangoNOW, Google Play, Microsoft, Vudu

Commitment: Approx. 82 hours

Why you should watch it:  As riveting as it is eye-opening, this street crime series pulls no punches in its portrayal of the drug trade and its implications in both micro and macro spheres. Startling performances from its ensemble of relative newcomers also bring us into a world that until now has been left off narrative television — and they keep a hold on us there.

Where to watch: Amazon, FandangoNOW, Google Play, Microsoft, Vudu

Commitment: Approx. 8.5 hours

Why you should watch it: Killjoys taps into a dramatic vein similar to Netflix’s sci-fi thriller Stranger Things in its self-aware, pure, escapist fun, but this Syfy series does it with a mere fraction of the budget. Thankfully, it boasts performances and rat-a-tat scripts that make it all come together seamlessly.

Where to watch it: Amazon, FandangoNOW, Google Play, Microsoft, Vudu

Commitment: Approx. 21.5 hours

Why you should watch it: Fugit is as fine an actor as Kirkman is a creator, but the real juice of Outcast comes from its ability to grapple with the supernatural and demonic possession — exorcisms galore — while also navigating the trials of humanity and the lurking evils and immoralities of the mortal world.

Where to watch: Amazon, FandangoNOW, Google Play, Microsoft, Vudu

Commitment: Approx. 7.5 hours

Where to watch: Amazon, FandangoNOW, Google Play, Microsoft, Vudu

Commitment: Approx. 5 hours

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Where to watch it: Amazon, FandangoNOW, Google Play, Microsoft, Netflix, Vudu

Commitment: Approx. 54 hours

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What it is: A midlife divorce turns into a series of midlife crises for Michaela Watkins’ Valerie and her bachelor brother, Alex (Tommy Dewey). Her sexually enlivened teenage daughter, Laura (Tara Lynne Barr), is forced along for the ride when she and Val move in with Alex. Its fourth and final season premieres July 31.

Why you should watch it: This warm, naturalistic Hulu dramedy from executive producer Jason Reitman quietly hits all the right notes while bringing life’s charming awkwardness and prevailing insecurities to the streaming screen.

Where to watch it: FandangoNOW, Google Play, Hulu, Microsoft, Vudu

Commitment: Approx. 16 hours

What it is: A homicide mystery series that asks whydunit instead of who, The Sinner on USA is based on Petra Hammesfahr’s novel of the same name and reveals from the start that it was Cora Tannetti who murdered Frankie Belmont while at at the beach with her family. It’s Detective Harry Ambrose’s job to find out why. Season 2 premieres Aug. 1.

Where to watch it: Amazon, FandangoNOW, Google Play, Microsoft, Vudu

Commitment: Approx. 6 hours

What it is: Have you heard of the HBO comedy series that features the talents of everyone from RuPaul to Jenny Slate to Molly Shannon to Jonah Hill? That might be because they’re just the voices behind this animated series from creators Mike Luciano and Phil Matarese that depicts the lives of animals around us as complex and beguiling.

Where to watch it: Amazon, FandangoNOW, Google Play, Hulu, Vudu

Commitment: Approx. 8.5 hours

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