8 Delicious and Inviting Shows to Binge-Watch This Thanksgiving Weekend

Happy Thanksgiving, America! It's time once again to gather 'round the green bean casserole and confess our sins share what we're thankful for. For the 6th year in a row, the TV.com staff unanimously picked Matt Bomer, which is probably fair! Runners-up included the Hannibal finale, the fact that Wicked City is no longer stinking up the airwaves, and that we have four glorious days to fill with nothing but TV goodness. As the reruns roll in for the long weekend, what TV shows are you planning on shoveling into your eyeholes? We'd love to hear your current recommendations in the comments, but if you've got nothing on your TV-viewing plate, come on over to the TV.com table because there's something for everyone below. Also, in the spirit of the holiday, we've even included "pairing" suggestions that will let you know which family members make the best viewing companions for each show. So kick back and dig in! 


You're the Worst (Hulu)

Watch it with: Your older brother who shares your misanthropic tendencies. 

Why you should watch it: You're the Worst's take on contemporary relationships involving four maladjusted human beings living in Los Angeles makes it one of the funniest comedies currently on TV. It rose to the top of must-see lists rather quietly last season thanks to episodes like "Sunday Funday" and "Fists and Feet and Stuff," which removed the pressure of expectations and allowed the half-hour comedy to thrive creatively. That theme has continued in its second season, which has been just as funny, but has also seen the series take on an ambitious storyline involving clinical depression, and it's made for a bold and impressive turn from a show that many already considered to be at the top of its game.

We also recommend: iZombie (Netflix and Hulu), Fargo (Hulu), and Banshee (Cinemax)


Pushing Daisies (CW Seed)

Watch it with: Your best friend who traded their crazy family for yours this year.

Why you should watch it: A whimsical series from the endlessly creative mind of Bryan Fuller, the adventures of Lee Pace's Pie Maker are the perfect dessert to settle down with after a busy day of giving thanks and making small talk with your own wacky aunts. Between the series' uplifting theme of second chances, the saturated color palette that makes everything pop, and the combination of Ned's fantastical ability to bring people back from the dead mixed with Emerson Cod's more cynical and no-nonsense approach to solving crimes makes for an entertaining way to spend a few hours. Add in Jim Dale's narration, Kristin Chenoweth's singing, and a Chuck's eccentric aunts and you've got an addicting series that will have you gobbling up each new episode.

We also recommend: Party Down (Hulu), Psych (Netflix), and Twin Peaks (Netflix and Hulu)


The Man in the High Castle (Amazon)

Watch it with: Your grandfather who can tell you real war stories after each episode.

Why you should watch it: Based on the novel by Philip K. Dick, the series explores an alternate timeline in which the Axis powers won World War II and completely changed the face of the world as we know it. Depicted in glorious detail, the series, which is second only to Transparent in terms of Amazon's original programming, unravels a captivating story that looks at the systemic problem of war and occupation and paints evil with a broad brush that's just as applicable today as it would have been in 1962, when the series is set. The concept alone is enough to bring you in sight unseen, but once you've spent some time in the show's alternate world, you'll want to stay long enough to binge the entire first season.

We also recommend: Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (CW Seed), Misfits (Hulu), and The Returned (Netflix)


The Sopranos (HBO Go, Amazon)

Watch it with: Your dad who may be shaped like Tony, but has never killed a man (that you know of).

Why you should watch it: It doesn't matter if you're an old pro or if you've yet to experience the magic of The Sopranos and its take on morality, you'll want to make sure you've got plenty of time to digest this heavy series properly. Forgetting the fact that the show completely changed the face of TV and jump-started the much-talked about Golden Age, Tony Soprano and his personal struggles as a New Jersey mob boss made for one of the most memorable story arcs in history, complete with possibly the most iconic ending we've ever seen. The series is also responsible for the rise of the modern antihero, so without Tony, who knows if there'd have ever been a Walter White or a Don Draper. 

We also recommend: Seinfeld (Hulu), The X-Files (Netflix), and The West Wing (Netflix)


Broad City (Hulu)

Watch it with: Your sis who will totally identify with the comedy's take on young 20-somethings.

Why you should watch it: Get those digestion muscles churning with belly laughs courtesy of Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson, comedy's indie "it" girls. A hyper-realization of their own lives as struggling youngsters in New York City, Broad City strips away decadent TV glamour for real-life shenanigans and charming self-awareness and self-deprecation. While most TV comedies aim for targeting the current generation with brand marketing and research, Broad City nails current life by having lived it. It's a comedy that doesn't give an F and is funnier for it. There's no catch, there's no hook, it's just two actresses in their prime pushing boundaries and being hilarious.

We also recommend: Playing House (Hulu, USA), Silicon Valley (HBO), Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp (Netflix)


Mr. Robot (Hulu and USA)

Watch it with: Your hipster cousin who totally liked the show before it was cool.

Why you should watch it: You still have a chance to be an early adopter of this Best of 2015 contender that made waves with critics but didn't crack the mainstream, and you damn well should. Ostensibly about a hacker who takes on the richest of the rich in a story that's never been more relevant than today, Mr. Robot is a genre-bending head game that delves into much deeper themes with each passing episode. As a cerebral look into the digital age as well as more established problems that have existed ever since the dawn of human intelligence, this is not for the weak of mind. And don't let the USA affiliation scare you off, it's unlike anything the network has done. And with a kick-ass score, dazzling camera work, and unique presentation, it's unlike anything television has done before. This is a must watch if you consider yourself a fan of television, and potentially the medium's next great franchise.

We also recommend: Marvel's Jessica Jones (Netflix), The Hour (Amazon), and The Americans (Amazon)


Chef's Table (Netflix)

Watch it with: Your well-meaning mom who will never stop trying to make you to eat your veggies.

Why you should watch it: You've slaved over a stove getting your green bean casserole just right, now sit back and watch someone else do the cooking. This Netflix documentary focuses on different chefs in each episode, delving into their cooking style, personal lives, and backgrounds for an astonishing look at how food goes from a chef's mind to a chef's table. Less about the taste and flavors (which is good since we still don't have taste-o-vision) and more about style and technique, Chef's Table shows a deeper appreciation for cuisine than just pulling ingredients out of a basket or running around Guy Fieri's supermarket. Eat this up.

We also recommend: Cheers (Netflix), Parenthood (Netflix), and Jane the Virgin (Netflix and Hulu)


Daria (Hulu)

Watch it with: Your older sister who's actually the Jane to your Daria, not the Quinn.

Why you should watch it: An animated series anchored by a sardonic high schooler who was both insecure about her place and thought she was better than everyone, Daria defined a generation of young women. And although the satirical series sometimes shows its age in 2015, it's still pretty relatable, whether you're a high schooler who identifies with Daria's cynicism or someone who grew up watching the series and is now looking back on it with fond memories. 

We also recommend: Felicity (Hulu), My So-Called Life (Hulu), and Bunheads (ABC Family)

What's next on your list of TV shows to binge-watch? What will you be checking out with your family this Thanksgiving?