Which Showtime Series Should You Binge-Watch First?

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On July 7, TV-lovers got a glimpse of life without their parents' premium channel passwords. Thanks to a new streaming service from Showtime, for $11 a month ($9 if you tack it onto your Hulu subscription), you can watch the network's shows without a cable subscription. In other words, you can finally understand that Homeland parody on SNL. You can also discover a Kristen Bell vehicle that has passed the three-season mark. You can even catch up on that show with Pacey from Dawson's Creek that everyone was talking about last summer.

If you do decide to add the service to your collection of streaming platforms, we've narrowed down the best new shows to start streaming. There's a starter show for everyone. Whether you have time for a weekend binge or you've decided going out on summer weeknights is just not worth the extra sweat, you'll find an ideal series to devour one episode at a time. And let's be honest: Everyone could use a little more Edie Falco in their lives.