Binging boxsets

No matter the time of year, settling down to watch your favourite boxset is a perfect way to unwind after a stressful day or week. But with all of us in various lockdown restrictions, passing the time with a boxset binge is becoming more and more common for a fair number of us.

With the rise in popularity of Netflix, Amazon Prime, Sky Boxsets, Disney+ and others, the world of online streaming media is currently highly contested which can leave our heads spinning with so much choice to watch. This is why we have put together a comprehensive list of the best box sets to binge, whether you want to sit down for a full evening, weekend or even a week, to immerse yourself in a variety of different worlds and the lives of new characters.

Taking the average of the critic and audience review scores from each season of a show, we’ve analysed some of the world’s most popular box sets to reveal which are the best to binge in just one sitting.

The World’s Best Binge-worthy Boxsets

Taking the top spot on our list is the Australian comedy, Please Like Me. The plot is centred around Josh, a guy in his early twenties who is going through several big changes as he navigates his first decade of adulthood. After being dumped by his girlfriend, he comes to the realization that he is gay. Touching on a range of themes, Please Like Me is a show that will allow you to grow to love the characters over time and want to see them succeed in everything they put their minds to.

One of the older boxsets on our list, Freaks and Geeks (1999-2000) takes our second spot with consistently positive reviews from critics and the general public alike. Based in McKinley High, the plot of this one season comedy follows two groups of teenagers, the ‘Freaks’ and the ‘Geeks’, as they navigate through high school life.

The shortest boxset in our top three, Derry Girls follows the lives of five high school students as they work their way through common problems faced by teenagers everywhere while living through the political conflict of Northern Ireland in the 1990s. A laugh-out-loud comedy that will be sure to brighten your evening or weekend binge, catch all seasons on Netflix today!

Whether you’re looking for a quick evening binge or a longer series to get stuck in to, we’ve put together a staggering list of box sets that will be sure to keep you busy during the winter months and beyond. Sort our table below by genre, overall binging score or run time to find the perfect boxset to suit your binge!

Binging Boxsets


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A comprehensive list of the top 250 box sets from IMDB was collected, while critic and audience scores were taken for each season from Rotten Tomatoes. An average score of ratings by audience and critics was calculated to determine the overall binge-worthy score, representing which boxset is deemed the best for binge-watching. Run times were calculated using to determine how long you would need to watch each boxset to its completion.