By Rachel Lankester, Mutton Club editor

Here are 5 of my favorite 2023 TV shows that are definitely binge worthy! I reckon TV just gets better and better. If you’re stuck for what to invest time in, these won’t disappoint.

Ted Lasso

Oh my goodness, how I loved this show, all three seasons of it. I first heard about it on the Brene Brown podcast! It’s available on Apple TV and is just the best feel good TV show ever. It started during Covid and I reckon was the balm a lot of us needed.

The show follows Ted Lasso, an American college football coach who is hired to coach an English Football team with the secret intention that his inexperience will lead it to failure, but whose folksy, optimistic leadership proves unexpectedly successful.


Written and produced by some of the team behind Ted Lasso, when you’re missing Richmond FC, this series will ease the withdrawal. I spotted Brett Goldstein’s name as the writer in the credits (Roy Kent and a writer on Ted Lasso) so I suspected it would be good and it is great! What a cast too!

Shrinking” follows a grieving therapist who starts to break the rules and tell his clients exactly what he thinks. Ignoring his training and ethics, he finds himself making huge, tumultuous changes to people’s lives … including his own. Also available on Apple TV.


I love anything with Nicola Walker. She ticks all my boxes for sharp, sexy, competent yet flawed midlife heroine. In Annika she’s on brilliant form.

Sharp, witty, enigmatic. DI Strandhed takes on unfathomable murders washed up in Scotland’s waterways – confiding in the audience as she hunts the killers. Available on BBC iPlayer.

The Marvellous Mrs Maisel

I am bereft after the end of 5 seasons experiencing life with Midge Maisel. This is just so good. I love it so much and couldn’t bare to say goodbye to Midge and rest of this cast who had become like family.

It’s the late 1950s and Miriam “Midge” Maisel has everything she has ever wanted — the perfect husband, two kids and an elegant apartment on New York’s Upper West Side. Her seemingly idyllic life takes a surprising turn when she discovers a hidden talent she didn’t previously know she had — stand-up comedy.

This revelation changes her life forever as she begins a journey that takes her from her comfortable life on the Upper West Side through the cafes and nightclubs of Greenwich Village as she makes her way through the city’s comedy industry on a path that could ultimately lead her to a spot on the “Tonight Show” couch. Available on Prime.

The Power

The Power is a British science fiction drama television series based on Alderman’s 2016 novel The Power. The Power is our world, but for one twist of nature.

Suddenly, women develop a mysterious new ability to electrocute at will leading to an extraordinary global reversal in the power balance. As you might imagine, men are not too impressed! I love anything with Toni Collette too and this stars her so it ticks a lot of boxes.

I’m waiting for season 2 which I hope won’t be too long in production. Available on Prime.

I hope you enjoy these top 5 TV shows that are totally binge worthy! Happy watching!

Rachel Lankester is the founder of Magnificent Midlife, author, host of the Magnificent Midlife Podcast, a midlife mentor and editor of the Mutton Club online magazine. After an initially devastating early menopause at 41, she dedicated herself to helping women vibrantly transition through the sometimes messy middle of life, helping them cope better with menopause and ageing in general, and create magnificent next chapters. She’s been featured in/on BBC Woman’s Hour, The Huffington Post, The Sunday Times, Thrive Global, Authority Magazine, The Age Buster, Woman’s Weekly, Prima Magazine, eShe, Tatler HK and Woman’s Own amongst others. She believes we just get better with age. Get her book Magnificent Midlife: Transform Your Middle Years, Menopause and Beyond which was recommended in the New York Times.

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Last Updated on August 4, 2023 by Editorial Staff

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