You’re home from work, exhausted from the day. You’re in dire need of some entertainment to help you unwind. But with so many different movies and TV shows these days, how do you know which one to watch? What if you pick a bad one and waste your precious free time?
Rest easy, because here is a list of the top 10 shows you can watch on Direct TV right now.
Success doesn’t come easy to anyone, and no one knows that more than Lucious Lyon. Empire delves into the hip hop industry and the secrets that haunt Lucious and the rest of the Lyon family. Lives are lost, lies are told, loyalties are forged and dissolved, and through it all the albums keep selling and the records keeps spinning. Whether you’re dancing to the music or drinking in the drama, Empire will keep you on the edge of your seat.
Shonda Rhimes, the creator of the successful TV series Grey’s Anatomy, has done it once again. Scandal is the story of Olivia Pope, the owner of a crisis-management firm who has made a name for herself by cleaning up after Washington’s most influential individuals. But before long, Olivia finds herself struggling to clean up her own scandals as well as those of her clients. Now in its seventh season, Scandal continues to top the charts as one of America’s best prime time dramas.
What list of top TV shows would be complete without The Walking Dead? The show first debuted on AMC back in 2010 and continues to draw people in with its raw look into life in a post-apocalyptic world. Watch as Rick Grimes leads a group of survivors through the zombie filled wilderness and struggles to hold on to his humanity in the light of so much strife and constant fear.
If you haven’t seen it yet, you’ve at least heard of HBO’s Game of Thrones. This television adaptation of the successful book series by George R. R. Martin is on its seventh season and continues to keep people talking about it. Watch the thrilling story of houses Lannister and Stark unfold in the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros and finally be able to chime in the next time your coworkers gush about it. Click here to pick one of six DIRECTV packages and get access HBO, Showtime, and other premium channels.
When attorney Chuck Rhoades declares war against Bobby Axelrod, the hedge fund king of New York, the finance world get turned on its head. Both struggle to stay one step ahead of the other in this intense Showtime drama. Starring award winning actors Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis, Billions will keep you glued to the screen to see what happens next.
Blood is definitely thicker than water in Fox’s Prison Break. When Lincoln Burrows gets sent to prison for a crime he didn’t commit, his brother Michael Scofield goes the distance to get him out. One quick bank robbery is all it takes to get him thrown in the pen, where the two of them work together to get back out. But the excitement doesn’t simply end with them breaking out of jail, and you’ll have to tune in to find out why.
If being a parent isn’t hard enough on its own, try being an alcoholic father of six. Frank Gallagher, played by William H. Macy, is your average deadbeat dad trying to raise six children while spending a lot of his time in a drunken stupor. When he’s not doing that he’s cooking up a get-rich scheme that most definitely is destined to fail. That puts most of the burden on his eldest child Fiona, but every once in a while he manage to come through for his family. Shameless doesn’t pull any punches, and that’s what makes it so good to watch.
Admit it, you were seriously bummed when Breaking Bad ended. Thank goodness for Better Call Saul, a prequel spin-off that follows Saul Goodman six years before he appeared in Breaking Bad. Back then Saul was better known as Jimmy McGill, a struggling small-time lawyer with a murky past. The more you watch, the more you’ll see the road that leads Jimmy down the road to becoming the Saul you know and love from Breaking Bad.
This Is Us follows the lives of Kate, Kevin, and Randall, three siblings who share the same birth day. Watch as the stories of their pasts unfold and give insight to the people they are in the here and now. If you’re looking for a show that has relatable characters and a lot of heart, This Is Us is a good show to check out.
Looking for good entertainment without the drama? Veep has got you covered. Selina Meyer, played by Seinfeld’s Julia Louis-Dreyfus, is a senator turned Vice President who suffers the slings and arrows of a high profile politician in Washington D.C. The show has won its fair share of awards and is in its sixth season on HBO, so take your pick from the available DIRECTV packages today and tune in!