Streaming libraries expand and contract. Algorithms are imperfect. Those damn thumbnail images are always changing. But you know what you can always rely on? The expert opinions and knowledgeable commentary of The A.V. Club. That’s why we’re scouring both the menus of the most popular services and our own archives to bring you these guides to the best viewing options, broken down by streamer, medium, and genre. Want to know why we’re so keen on a particular show? Click the links for some in-depth coverage from The A.V. Club’s past. And be sure to check back often, because we’ll be adding more recommendations as shows come and go.
One of Netflix’s most reliable long-haul binges is no more: The original Gossip Girl is now over on HBO Max, ahead of its forthcoming reboot. But never fear, fans of saucily narrated dealings between well-heeled elites: The Upper Eastsiders’ departure was preceded by the arrival of Bridgerton, Shondaland’s new period piece smash and the first series in Shonda Rhimes’ lucrative production deal with Netflix.