The Bitesize crew has put their brains together to compile Bitesize Breakdown's consensus Top Five Streaming Service Series.
Each writer ranks his or her top 15 shows in the category. Those lists are then weighted on a reverse point system. After all the points are tallied up, the entries with the most total points make up the Bitesize Top Five.
5. THE MANDALORIAN
Even casual Star Wars fans have to admit that the mixture of cool and cute from the duo that is Mando (Pedro Pascal) and Grogu is something to behold. Add in an undeniably iconic Ludwig Göransson score and an all-star rotation of directors, and you get one of the most entertaining franchise series of the past decade. As they say, “This is the way.” - Amarú
4. STRANGER THINGS
When people think of Netflix original series, Stranger Things is probably what comes to mind first. It’s filled with an terrific 80s nostalgia, a total mood that really comes through with the combination of The Goonies and Stephen King novels. All the necessary 80s sci-fi ingredients are here: great friendships, spooky woods, walkie-talkies, crackling phone lines, spirits communicating through electricity, and, of course, The Upside Down. It’s Netflix’s best show to date! - Paige
3. THE BOYS
In what could have been nothing more than a raunchy superhero show, The Boys is somehow one of the most complex and smartest shows currently on streaming. It uses our current superhero-obsessed culture to tell an ultra-violent yet grounded satire featuring very complex characters and serious emotional depth. - Adriano
WandaVision was a solid start to the MCU's evergrowing slate of shows. Its weekly format allowed for great theory-crafting amongst fans, whilst the sitcom-style episodes allowed TV fanatics to relive their favourite shows. However, it's the beautiful character work for Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) that really allows this show to shine, aptly displaying the effects that grief, loss, and trauma have had on her. - Joseph
1. TED LASSO
If you didn't think that Ted Lasso was going to be #1, well then, you just didn't Believe. One of the most feel good series to come out in the past decade, it features an excellent cast, terrific writing, and humour for all ages. This series deserves its place atop every like-minded list. - Nick
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Photo Credits: Photo 1, 4 - Disney+; Photo 2 - Netflix; Photo 3 - Prime Video; Photo 5 - Apple TV+