The busy woman’s guide to TV: The four shows to watch right now.

Ladies, we know you like to feel smug around office water cooler.

You like to have your finger on the pulse and you like to be on top of the latest must-watch TV shows even when you’re busy, so you can tell Linda from accounting that no, actually you don’t think The Big Bang Theory is the best thing on TV.

So we’ve done the hard work for you and rounded up the four TV shows you should definitely be watching (take that, Linda from accounting):

The Sinner

Why should you watch it? 

The Sinner has been named the best show of 2017 by some very important TV critics (*cough* me *cough*).

The psychological thriller is a “why-dunnit” – a twist on the ole’ who-dunnit narrative.

LISTEN: The Binge hosts discuss The Sinner’s most controversial scene and it’s biggest plot hole. 

The show follows the story of Cora Tannetti (Jessica Biel), a young mum who murders a stranger, seemingly on impulse, while her family is enjoying a day at the beach.

From the outset of the series we know that Cora committed this unspeakable act and we spend the next eight episodes trying to figure out why.

The Sinner is the kind of TV show that grips you in the first episode and doesn’t let you go until the final credits are rolling; the sort of TV experience you’ll immediately want to discuss with your friends so you can dissect every little detail.

And it’s the kind of story that will follow you around for days – if not weeks – after you’ve watched it. Cora and her story will stay on your mind as you try to process the brutality of one woman’s experience and wonder whether anyone can ever truly move on from their past.

Where can you watch it? 

All eight episodes of The Sinner are available to stream on Netflix now.

Alias Grace

Why should you watch it? 

Alias Grace is the latest Margaret Atwood adaptation to hit Netflix. Enough said.

The miniseries (and the book) follows the story of Grace Marks, an Irish immigrant who was convicted of murdering her Canadian employer and his housekeeper.

Basically, it’s murder mystery in which nothing is really as it seems.

To add to the general spookiness, Atwood based her book on a true story.


In the 1840s, a 16-year-old Irish maid named Grace Marks was sentenced to life in prison over the double murder of her employer, Thomas Kinnear, and his housekeeper, Nancy Montgomery. Her accomplice, stable hand James McDermott, was hanged over the murders.

Alias Grace will keep you guessing even after you’ve finished the final episode.

Where can you watch it? 

All six episodes of Alias Grace are available to stream on Netflix now.

Veronica Mars

Why should you watch it? 

EVERY SINGLE EPISODE of Veronica Mars dropped on Stan this month.

In case you missed it (what TF have you been doing with your life?) the series stars Kristen Bell as the title character.

By day, Veronica must navigate high school like any average teenage girl. By night she’s a fearless 17-year-old apprentice private investigator dedicated to solving the town of Neptune’s toughest mysteries.

Veronica Mars is the kind of teen show the other teen shows wish they could be ~ but will never be.

Where can you watch it? 

All three seasons of Veronica Mars have just dropped on Stan.

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Search Party

Why should you watch it?

Search Party is like Broad City meets Nancy Drew meets the best bloody show you’ve ever seen.

The show centres around Dory (not the fish), a twenty-something Brooklynite and her somewhat self-obsessed group of millennial mates.

In the first episode of this dark comedy, Dory – Arrested Development’s Alia Shawkat – finds out that Chantal, a girl she barely knew in college, has gone missing – and in true millennial ‘what am I even doing with my life’ style, she decides to make the disappearance of her one-time friend all about her.

This show is really likeable, it’s FUNNY, and there are some genuine spine-tingling moments of fear.

Where can you watch it? 

Season one and two of Search Party on available on SBS On Demand.

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