1. 'Homecoming'
Streaming service: Amazon Prime
Number of seasons: 1

Starring: Julia Roberts, Bobby Cannavale, Stephan James, Sissy Spacek, and Jeremy Allen White

What makes it must-watch TV: Who would have thought a half-hour thriller would be such a slam dunk? From the unique filming angles to the thoughtful dialogue to the stellar acting, this drama about a caseworker employed at a secret government facility is evidence of the changing TV landscape. Homecoming leaps between two timelines, builds mystery, and keeps the viewer and the character wondering what the hell is going on. The series is a testament on how paranoia can be harnessed into something terrifyingly beautiful, but best of all, it proves a well-crafted story can provide a glorious surprise.