Fantastic TV Shows That Immediately Suck You In And Don’t Let Go

Redditor u/ItsThatNewAccount4Me asked, “What shows are immediately engaging? Lately, I've been having trouble watching shows that don't immediately grab my attention, I.E., shows where people say, “It doesn't get good until ___.”

They continued, “So, what shows would you recommend that captured your attention by the first or second episode?” Redditors nominated these television series as grabbing immediate attention.

The Shield

It follows a Strike Team of unethical police who use criminal methods to cop shares of various drug busts through coercion and staged arrests.

The Boys

Based on the comic book of the same name, The Boys follows the titular team of vigilantes combatting superpowered individuals who abuse their abilities. Unfortunately, most are arrogant and corrupt outside their perceived heroism. 

Prison Break

Prison Break tells the story of two brothers. One is accused wrongly of murder, found guilty, and sentenced to death row. The other concocts an elaborate plan to break him out after ensuring a plan to get him sent into prison.


Ozark is a crime drama that follows a financial advisor who must launder money to keep himself and his family alive. It follows their sudden move from Chicago to the Lake of the Ozarks in central Missouri.


Lost is a supernatural sci-fi drama following the survivors of a commercial jet airliner crash onto a strange and remote island in the South Pacific Ocean. The survivors work toward finding a way out while maintaining their survival and uncovering many island mysteries. 

The Last Kingdom

The Last Kingdom is a British historical fiction series following Alfred the Great defending his kingdom from Norse invaders. Uhtred, born a Saxon but raised by Vikings, seeks to claim his ancestral birthright.

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