Jose’s Top 5 Addicting TV Shows to Stream

As the year ends, many people are doing their Top 10 best/worst lists, which I find too cliched. I decided to do the “Top 5 Addicting TV Shows to Stream”. These are shows that are recently airing with a season finale, a mid-season finale, or ended recently. These shows will have you riding on an emotional roller coaster, leaving you either wanting more or wanting the emotional pain to stop.


5. White Collar

White Collar is a show about Neil Caffrey, a world renowned conman, forger and thief who was caught by the FBI after a three-year cat and mouse game. He then works a deal with the FBI to have him become a CI (Confidential Informant) to help capture others like him.

This show has many twists and turns and great writing. I have been a fan of this since it first came out. It has many comedic elements as well as some somber moments. The first 4 seasons are available for streaming on Netflix. Also, it has Tiffani Amber Thiessen, who was Kelly Kapowski on Saved by the Bell. She is still looking hot after all these years.


4. Breaking Bad

Breaking Bad is a show that recently ended the only way it knows how to, with a bang. If you don’t know the story about this show, let me ask you one thing, where have you been? This is about a chemistry teacher who has been diagnosed with cancer and is going through chemo. He must find a way to pay for all these treatments, but his salary as a teacher is not cutting it. He will not take handouts from family or friends, so he resorts to using his knowledge on chemistry to make ends meet…illegally.

This has to be one of the best shows I’ve seen. The story hooks you in and won’t let you go. The acting is so good it makes you feel as if you have an actual connection with them. I caught on to this show late, but thanks to Netflix, I was able to catch up to the four seasons released previously and the recently released first half of season 5.


3. Arrow

Arrow is a show based on the comic book hero Green Arrow. It follows Oliver Queen as he returns from being stranded on an island for 5 years. While on that island he picked up a few survival skills. He also found out a secret about his father and is looking to fix his city of Starling City.

I was never a fan of any Green Arrow comics, since I think he was too much of a hippy. When my friend and fellow writer, Robert, told me that he was cracking skulls and putting down bad guys; that piqued my interest and got me hooked.

As he so eloquently said, “He is Batman, but he is willing to take that last step of putting down the bad guys.”

The show has no super-powered villains in the first season, but they are starting to introduce both super-powered villains and heroes in the recent one. The first season is currently on Netflix, and the show just had its mid-season finale and will be back sometime in January. Hulu also carries the most current episodes, so if you are a subscriber of Hulu check it out (free for PC users).


2. Sons of Anarchy

Sons of Anarchy is about a biker gang in Northern California in a small town of Charming and its interactions with the locals and rival gangs who are trying to position themselves as a Motorcycle Club (MC).

This show will flip the switch on who you want to root for. I hated one character in the beginning of the season, then ended up liking him later on. This show takes you to many stages of the emotional roller coaster, from great highs to very low lows. In one of the most recent episodes I saw, my eyes were sweating. It was a very touching display of friendship. Netflix currently is streaming the first 5 seasons of it. And season six of the show just ended recently.

And now to my number one pick for addicting shows available for streaming:


1. Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones is a TV show based on a series of novels. It is about a violent struggle between noble families to control the Iron Throne. Set in the fictional Westoros, there are seven kingdoms vying for the right to rule over all.

If you want to be emotionally scarred, then this is the show for you. You will want to buckle up because this is a bumpy ride with a lot of peaks and valleys. (The author is very ruthless to his characters.) In season one, a main character, who you think will be there from beginning to end, is killed off. The show is very well written and the cast is perfect.

In the recent season they had one of the most heart-wrenching and saddest moment in the entire series with the second to last episode of Season 3 called “The Red Wedding”. It was one of the most jaw-dropping endings I have ever seen for a TV series. I was literally silent for a good 10 minutes. Ask anyone who has seen this show and they will tell you the same; it is a must watch.

This is currently on HBO Go and all seasons are available for streaming.

DISCLAIMER: Nerd Reactor would like to remind you that this is the opinion of writer Jose Gutierrez III. Jose Gutierrez would like to remind you that his opinion is Fact.

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