Showtime offers a wide variety of interesting shows, movies, and documentaries. All you need is an active Showtime subscription and a supported device. You can download the and activate the Showtime Anytime app and stream Showtime on several devices including iPad, Xbox, Apple TV, etc. But, what shows will you watch? Here’s a starter!
Popular Shows On Showtime
So, what kind of shows are available on Showtime? I thought you’d never ask. I’m pretty sure you’re gonna find one of these shows worthy of your late-night binge addiction!
- The Affair
- City on a Hill
- The L Word
- The Chi
- House of Lies
- Nurse Jackie
- Penny Dreadful
- Dead Like Me
- Queer as Folk
- Twin Peaks: The Return
Here are our top 5 picks for you to binge-watch. The list is in no particular order and any of the following shows will keep you busy for a long time.
Dexter Morgan is a Miami-based blood splatter expert who doesn’t just solve murders; he commits them too. In fact, he’s a serial killer — but he only murders the guilty, so he feels justified with his lifestyle choices. His policewoman sister and his cop co-workers have no idea Dexter lives a double life; however, adoptive father Harry knows his secret, and does, in fact, help Dexter hone his “skills.” It’s a unique brand of justice for which charming Dexter feels a psychological hunger.
Oscar-nominated actor William H. Macy stars as Frank Gallagher, a single father of six who spends much of his free time drinking at bars. The Gallagher children — led by oldest daughter Fiona (Emmy Rossum), who takes on much of the child-rearing responsibility due to her mother’s absence — manage to raise themselves in spite of Frank’s lack of parenting and unusual parenting style when he does choose to act like a father. The drama is an adaptation of the BAFTA Award-winning British show of the same name.
When Marine Sgt. Nicholas Brody returns home following eight years in captivity, CIA agent Carrie Mathison thinks he has turned and is connected to a terror plot to be carried out on American soil, so she engages him in a dangerous game of cat and mouse that puts America’s national security at risk. Later on, Carrie gets a promotion and returns to the front lines overseas. She is assigned to one of the CIA’s most volatile and dangerous stations in the Middle East, where she is in the heart of battle in the war on terror. Years later, after being disillusioned and placing herself in a self-imposed exile in Berlin, Carrie becomes estranged from the CIA, eventually returning stateside where she works for a foundation providing aid to Muslims living in America.
Widowed suburbanite Nancy Botwin (Mary-Louise Parker) starts growing and selling marijuana to make enough money to support her family after her husband’s unexpected death leaves her in big debt. Nancy has associates in her pot-growing business, which include Andy, who is her brother-in-law, and pot-smoking City Councilman Doug Wilson. Then there’s the business of trying to keep the whole thing secret from people like her neighbor Celia.
Dead Like Me
In the mythology of “Dead Like Me,” certain people, when they die, are offered the job of grim reapers. They get a rapidly healing physical body (which has a different face when seen by the living) and the chance to stay in the world until they collect a requisite number of souls. Then, the job passes to the last dead person on their list. The newest addition to this team is Georgia “George” Lass, who died at 18 after being struck by flaming space debris. She was pretty unhappy in life, and learning that death doesn’t offer relief from living is not sitting very well with her.
Emmy® and Golden Globe® winners Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis star in a complex drama about power politics in the world of New York high finance. Shrewd, savvy U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades (Giamatti) and the brilliant, ambitious hedge fund king Bobby “Axe” Axelrod (Lewis) are on an explosive collision course, with each using all of his considerable smarts, power and influence to outmaneuver the other. The stakes are in the billions in this timely, provocative series.