Starz TV Shows – What To Watch & Why

With a Starz subscription, you can watch some pretty descent original series and movies. And, its all for the low price of $8.99 per month if you get it directly from their website. There’s also a trial that lasts for 7 days at no cost to you. This way you can get access and cancel anytime if there aren’t enough binge-worthy content.

Popular Shows On Stars

So, what popular shows are available on Starz? 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!

  • Power
  • Outlander
  • Ash Vs. Evil Dead
  • Black Sails
  • The Girlfriend Experience
  • Survivor’s Remorse
  • Spartacus
  • Party Down
  • The White Queen
  • Da Vinci’s Demons
  • Camelot
  • The Missing
  • Magic City
  • The Chair

Here are my top 5 picks from the list to get you started. The list is in no particular order by the way. I like all of these shows and couldn’t possibly pick a “top” or “best” show.

Power

Power is an American crime drama television series co-executive produced by Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson (who also co-stars) and show creator Courtney Kemp Agboh (“The Good Wife”).

It’s the most-watched original series on Starz. That’s quite the feat considering that its up against shows like Outlander, Black Sails, and Spartacus. Here’s a brief synopsis of what the show is about:

It appears James “Ghost” St. Patrick has it all — a drop-dead gorgeous wife, a stunning Manhattan penthouse, and the power and success that come with owning hot new nightclub Truth. But a closer look reveals a man living a double life. When Ghost isn’t tending to his Fortune 500 business, he’s catering to clients of another operation: a drug empire that serves only the rich and influential. While loyal sidekick Tommy protects the cash-cow narcotics venture at all costs, Ghost’s new reality is using Truth as more than a front to launder money. It’s a way out of the drug game and into a legitimate life with his family, even if everything he loves becomes unknowingly threatened.

Outlander

Outlander is a drama television series based upon author Diana Gabaldon’s historical time travel book series of the same name. Its a mix of sci-fi fantasy, action-adventure, and historical fiction that moves at a steady pace so that you can soak up all the information and enjoy the show without getting bored.

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After serving as a British Army nurse in World War II, Claire Randall is enjoying a second honeymoon in Scotland with husband Frank, an MI6 officer looking forward to a new career as an Oxford historian. Suddenly, Claire is transported to 1743 and into a mysterious world where her freedom and life are threatened. To survive, she marries Jamie Fraser, a strapping Scots warrior with a complicated past and a disarming sense of humour. A passionate relationship ensues, and Claire is caught between two vastly different men in two inharmonious lives.

Spartacus

Spartacus may have ended back in 2013 but it left its mark as one of the most prestigious TV series. Think of it as a mix between ‘Gladiator’ and ‘300’ but upscaled times 10 in terms of content, plots, and visuals. Once you make it through the first episode, I promise that you will be hooked!

The Missing

Who doesn’t like a good mystery? The Missing, co-produced by BBC One, follows the stories of two separate kidnapping cases. The Missing intertwines the mysterious and emotional as well as the stressful and sorrowful situation of kidnapping cases perfectly. This was hard to watch, not because it wasn’t good but, due to the emotional strings it tugged on while I watched.

Whereas “The Missing” debuted to critical acclaim by following a father’s desperate search for his son, the second season explores a different side of what happens when a child disappears. Told again over multiple timelines, the puzzle of twists and turns begins with the revelation that Alice Webster returns to her German hometown after having been missing for 11 years. As she struggles with her newfound freedom, her family is thrown back into a turmoil that threatens to tear them apart. Meanwhile, French detective Julien Baptiste joins the search for Alice’s abductor in the hope that case may hold vital clues to the whereabouts of another missing girl.

Black Sails

Black Sails is an action-adventure series that had an iffy beginning. But, if you stick with it and make it to the second season, you won’t be disappointed. Here’s a summary of what to expect:

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A prequel to the classic Robert Louis Stevenson novel “Treasure Island,” “Black Sails” is a pirate adventure that centers on the tales of Captain Flint, who has a reputation throughout the West Indies as being the most brilliant, most feared of all the Golden Age pirates. It’s 1715, and as Flint fights for the survival of New Providence Island — a debauched paradise teeming with pirates, prostitutes, thieves and fortune seekers — in the wake of threats from British and Spanish forces, he aligns himself with Eleanor Guthrie, daughter of the local kingpin, to hunt the ultimate prize and ensure his people’s survival. But standing in the way are rival captains, Eleanor’s intrusive father, and perhaps the bigger obstacle of all: John Silver, a young, fast-talking, authority-flouting sailor recently added to Flint’s crew.

You can stream of any these original series at any time with your subscription. Though, for some devices, and depending on how you subscribed, you’ll need to do a bit of footwork to get up and running.

Counterpart

Counterpart is still available on Starz even though it got canceled earlier in 2019. Though not based on a book, screenwriter Justin Marks has said that the plot draws inspiration from spy novels and other realistic science fiction. It makes for a good American science fiction thriller with 20 episodes spread across 2 seasons.

What might be different if a person could co-exist in an alternate world? Howard Silk, a low-level agent whose career is winding down at a Berlin-based United Nations spy agency, unwittingly learns the answer. Upon discovering his organization is harboring a secret, that of a gateway to a parallel dimension, Howard becomes immersed in a mysterious world of espionage, intrigue, and government conspiracies. There, the only man Howard can trust is Prime, his almost identical counterpart from a divergent reality.

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