Binging is the new cool! With worldwide lockdowns and quarantines due to the notorious Corona Virus, most people have plenty of free time on their hands. Since many countries are still observing strict lockdowns, people cannot enjoy their day with outdoor activities. As a result, they end up binge-watching their favorite TV shows (we know it’s FRIENDS). For this purpose, they turn to popular streaming services, like Netflix and CBS All Access (now Paramount+). Most people are familiar with the popular shows on Netflix, but there are plenty of top-rated CBS All Access Shows.
In this article, we have shared the top 10 best CBS All Access TV Shows that were recently released or currently streaming. So, let’s see what we have on the list!
Top 10 Best Shows on CBS All Access
The following CBS All Access Shows are rated the top ten by a number of authoritative sources, like IMDB.
- The Good Fight (2017-)
- Why Women Kill (2019-)
- Interrogation (2020)
- Tell Me A Story (2018-2020)
- Star Trek: Short Treks (2018-2020)
- Strange Angel (2018-2019)
- No Activity (2017)
- Coyote (2021-)
- The Twilight Zone (2019-2020)
- The Stand (2020-2021)
Let’s find out what these TV shows are about!
The Good Fight (2017-)
Rated as one of the top CBS All Access TV Shows, The Good Fight is a spin-off of the highly acclaimed CBS series, The Good Wife. The viewers can enjoy Christine Baranski’s flawless acting as the lawyer, Diane Lockhart, once again.
The story follows Diane Lockhart (Christine Baranski), who loses her employment while her goddaughter, Maia (Rose Leslie), struggles with saving her reputation. Due to the entire financial scam, they are led to join Lucca Quinn’s (Cush Jumbo) law firm in Chicago.
Currently, the show has four seasons of 40 episodes, but it is renewed for a fifth season.
Why Women Kill (2019-)
Why Women Kill is a pretty popular CBS All Access TV series created by the producer of Desperate Housewives. This female-centric, dark comedy is all the rage among the ladies.
The show follows three women from different time periods with different lifestyles but one common problem. Beth Ann Stanton (Ginnifer Goodwin) is a housewife in 1963, Simone Grove (Lucy Liu) is a socialite in 1984, and Taylor Harding (Kirby Howell-Baptiste) is a lawyer in 2019. All three women have very different lifestyles, but they suffer from the same problem – infidelity in their marriages.
Currently, the show has one season with ten episodes, but a second season is in the making.
Of all the CBS All Access Shows, this one has to be the most interesting (and creepy, maybe?). Interrogation is based on the true story of an accused murderer. The guy being interrogated in the series is accused of killing his own mother.
It is a limited series of only one season with ten episodes. The first nine episodes can be watched in any order because they focus on separate interrogations. However, the last episode will only make sense after watching all the previous episodes.
Tell Me A Story (2018-2020)
Tell Me A Story is a dark and twisted psychological thriller set in modern-day New York. The show interweaves elements from fairytales, such as Little Red Riding Hood, Hansel and Gretel, and The Three Little Pigs. However, the show’s innovation is that everything is happening in the modern world.
The show ran for two seasons and had twenty episodes.
Star Trek: Short Treks (2018-2020)
No millennial in today’s world is unaware of the phenomenon that is Star Trek. Fortunately, there are different Star Trek shows on CBS All Access for the CBS users, including Star Trek: Short Treks. Besides this show, CBS All Access also has Star Trek: Discovery, Star Trek: Below Decks, and Star Trek: Picard for streaming.
Strange Angel (2018-2019)
Strange Angel is based on the true story of Jack Parsons (Jack Reynor), who was one of the pioneers of jets and rocketry development in the US. He was well-known for his brilliance and ambition. In the 1930s, he helped engineer some of the best high-level jets and rockets. Moreover, he founded the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. However, the brilliant engineer also had a shady side as an occultist participating in sex magic rituals.
The show ran for two seasons from 2018 to 2020 and had 17 episodes.
No Activity (2017)
No Activity is currently the only comedy show on CBS All Access. The show revolves around two cops on an extended stakeout of a drug cartel. The show mainly focuses on the two detectives, Nick Cullen (Patrick Brammall) and Judd Tolbeck (Tim Meadows). However, it occasionally features guest stars, like Will Ferrell, J.K. Simmons, Jessica Alba, etc.
Currently, the show has two seasons with twelve episodes.
Coyote is one of the most anticipated CBS All Access TV Shows of 2021. This crime series follows Ben Clemens (Michael Chiklis), a US border patrol agent at the US-Mexico line. Ben faces the dilemma of working with criminals to get them across the border to keep his family safe.
The Twilight Zone (2019-2020)
Based on Rod Sterling’s classic sci-fi anthology series, The Twilight Zone of CBS All Access hit the jackpot with Jordan Peele. He acts as the producer as well as the narrator of the show. Each episode is based on a different genre and tells a story from the current events. It tackles the social issues and moral dilemmas of today’s man. Generally, it talks about alien invasions, racism, supernatural occurrences, social prejudices, misinformation in the media, etc. Each story is shown in a sci-fi, horror, or fantasy setting.
The show ran for two seasons with twenty episodes before getting canceled in 2020.
The Stand (2020-2021)
Based on Stephen King’s post-apocalyptic novel of the same name, The Stand is a CBS TV limited series. Although it has been adapted once before, there is a twist in the CBS adaptation. The last episode was exclusively written for the CBS adaptation by King himself. This episode is an all-new story that is set after the original novel’s story.
Since it is a limited series, it only has one season with nine episodes.
Although not as popular as Netflix shows, CBS All Access Shows have some interesting content to share. So, if you are looking for something new and not-too-streamline to watch, give these shows a chance.