Your Next Epic Bingewatch, Based On Your Sign

Welcome, all, to the start of a new year. We're sure your resolution list is already piled high with noble endeavors, like eating more leafy greens and keeping a diary. We of the Refinery29 entertainment team wholeheartedly believe that completing the entirety of a long, culturally important TV show is an equally noble endeavor, and belongs right up there on your resolutions list.
But which TV show to tackle first? That's where the zodiac comes in. We've matched up each of the 12 astrological signs with a gripping and easily streamable show that spans enough seasons to keep you on the couch for at least a few months. In no time, the characters on these shows will become your close, personal friends. Their highs will be your highs. Their lows will be your lows.
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So, let the stars divine your binge-watching future. And since the year is long, we've provided more than one option for each sign.
Ready to launch into the new year but not sure where to start? Take a cue from the stars and let your horoscope guide you. 'Scope the rest of your year here.
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If you’re an Aries, you should watch…

Homeland (2011-2017)

Intrepid and energetic, Aries are born to be leaders at the front lines of extraordinary events. That brings us to CIA officer Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes), the protagonist of the long-running show Homeland. For her job at the CIA’s Counterterrorism Center, Carrie has to maintain her composure even when she’s in immediate danger. She’s an Aries icon for us all. Fittingly, Carrie was born on April 5, 1979, which makes her an actual Aries.

Stream it on Showtime

Other options: Empire, Elementary, Nurse Jackie
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If you're a Taurus, you should watch...

Jane the Virgin (2014-present)

Jane Villanueva (Gina Rodriguez) stuck by her principle of waiting to have sex until marriage with the tenacity of a true Taurus. But due to a medical mixup, Jane becomes pregnant with her ex's child — and decides to raise the baby. Jane the Virgin is structured like a telenovela, with twists, turns, and improbable plotlines galore. Through it all, Jane remains grounded, practical, and uncompromising, as well as an optimistic delight. Tauruses will see themselves in her.

Other options: Grey's Anatomy, The Great British Baking Show, Parks and Recreation
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If you’re a Gemini, you should watch…

Orphan Black (2013-2017)

For Geminis, one personality isn’t enough. Geminis contain multitudes. Imagine, then, how orphan and outsider Sarah Manning (Tatiana Maslany) must have felt when she discovered she was but one in a series of clones, each of whom had a completely different disposition. She and her 12 clones are Geminis, cubed. Sarah discovers her mysterious origins after she witnesses someone who looks just like her (a clone) throw herself in front of a train. Sarah steals this woman’s identity, and finds herself in the middle of an overwhelming conspiracy that her clone had been trying to solve.

Watch it on Amazon Prime

Other options: Documentary Now, Black Mirror, 30 Rock
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If you’re a Cancer, you should watch…

Six Feet Under (2001-2005)

Cancers are suckers for emotional sagas, or anything with a sheen of vintage charm (I’d know, I am one). In that way, Six Feet Under, a show about a family of funeral home owners in L.A., appeals to the Cancer sensibility for a number of reasons. First, it has remained a beloved HBO classic, over a decade after its conclusion. Second, its action revolves entirely around deep-seated family drama, struggles of personal identity, and the complexity of personal relationships. The show will make Cancers do what they like to do best: Weep from the beauty and the pain that comes from relationships. It’s an emotional show fit for the most emotional sign in the Zodiac.

Watch it on HBO.

Other options: This Is Us, Parenthood, Last Tango in Halifax, Sex and the City
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If you’re a Leo, you should watch…

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (2015-present)

If you're a Leo, you strut through life like you're the main character in a smashing musical. You don’t just like being the center of attention — you’re great at it, too. Rebecca Bunch (Rachel Bloom), the protagonist of this witty, culturally relevant, and occasionally cringe-worthy show, is a similarly skillful performer. After experiencing a minor nervous breakdown, Rebecca abandons her stressful, high-powered job as a lawyer in New York, and moves to the small California town in which her summer camp boyfriend lives. Soon after arriving in West Covina, Rebecca captures many locals in her drama swarm, including her coworkers and her crush’s entire friend group. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is a musical TV show, so each episode typically features three original numbers you can practice in the shower.

Watch it on Netflix

Other options: Broad City, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Transparent
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If you're a Virgo, you should watch

The Wire (2002-2008)

The characters in this famed ensemble show task themselves with establishing order in a disordered world — remind you of a Virgo? The cops have their own system for order, and so do the drug dealers. The Wire explores and analyzes all the possible angles that occur in the intersection of Baltimore's police force and its civilians. Virgos, the zodiac's paragon of discipline, order, and responsibility, will find their core principles mirrored in The Wire's action.

Watch it on HBO

Other options: Sherlock, Luther, Breaking Bad
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If you're a Scorpio, you should watch...

True Blood (2008-2014)

Sex, blood, and intensity — what's a Scorpio not to like? True Blood reimagines a contemporary America in which vampires have just come out of the coffin, thanks to a synthetic blood that allows vampires to survive without praying on humans. We see the repercussions of the new vampire population play out in the small town of Bon Temps, Louisiana, especially after a waitress (Anna Paquin) falls for a Civil War-era vampire (Stephen Moyer). For all its inclusion of mythological creatures, though, True Blood is ultimately a show about friendship and relationships. Since Scorpios are intensely devoted to their loved ones, True Blood will appeal to them.

Watch it on HBO

Other options: American Horror Story, Hannibal, Sons of Anarchy
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If you're a Libra, you should watch...

Skins (2007-2013)

Libras are charming social creatures, and there's no show that prioritizes social lives quite the same way as this long-running British teen drama. The many characters on Skins love hard, and party harder. Their personalities are as complicated and exciting as their drama. The best part? Skins rotates its main cast every two seasons, so you'll never run out of characters' lives to obsess over.

Watch it on Netflix

Other options: Pretty Little Liars, One Tree Hill, Downton Abbey
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If you're a Sagittarius, you should watch...

Doctor Who (2005-present)

The 195 countries on the planet Earth aren't enough to sate a Sagittarius' tremendous wanderlust. If you're a Sagittarius, the idea of having lush and thrilling alien planets to explore is probably very, very appealing. Well, you're in luck: The entire gist of this British show is about a time-traveling alien who loves nothing more than filling his (or her) eyes with the wonders of the universe. The Doctor inevitably ends up saving humanity, too, along the way. Now that Jodie Whittaker has taken the reins as the first-ever female Doctor, there's never been a better time to start watching Doctor Who.

Watch it on Netflix

Other options: Parts Unknown, Great News, Bob's Burgers
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If you're a Capricorn, you should watch...

Call the Midwife (2012-present)

When you're in a crisis, who ya gonna call? Capricorns! Capricorn are known for being responsible, practical, and tremendously hard workers. They share those personality traits with the nuns of the Nonnatus House in 1950s East End London. In addition to providing medical care to the desperately poor communities in the East End, the nuns are expert midwives who help with the nearly hundred babies born each month in the neighborhood. The first seasons of the show especially focus on Jenny Lee (Jessica Raine), a midwife who joins the team of nuns.

Watch it on Netflix

Other options: Mad Men, Veep, How to Get Away With Murder
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If you're an Aquarius, you should watch...

The Twilight Zone (1959-1964) and Black Mirror (2011-present)

Aquariuses value their freedom far too much to commit themselves to a long, epic binge watch. Instead, anthology shows like The Twilight Zone, Black Mirror, and HBO's recent Room 104 would appeal more to Aquariuses. Thanks to their flexible format, these shows are able to explore a variety of deep, thought-provoking ideas. Each episode of The Twilight Zone and Black Mirror uses extraordinary premises to explore very present, very ordinary societal conundrums.

Watch them on Netflix

Other options: Room 104, American Horror Story, Fargo
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If you’re a Pisces, you should watch…

Once Upon a Time (2011-2017)

Why live in the real world when you could live in a fairy tale? That’s the question all Pisces must ask themselves, and one that you’d never hear the characters in Once Upon a Time asking – because they do live in fairy tales. The characters in this ABC show are pulled from your favorite myths and Disney movies, from the classics — Snow White, Prince Charming, and Peter Pan — to the newbies — Merida, Elsa, and Mulan. Thanks to a curse, the fairy tale characters are forced to live in the grim real world without memory of their formerly charmed existence. Once Upon a Time will appeal to a Pisces’ dreamy, escapist side.

Watch it on Netflix

Other options: Twin Peaks, Lovesick, Outlander
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