Best Shows To Stream On A Rainy Day!

Broadband Compare provides our top picks for shows to stream on a rainy day!
Wednesday, 8 February 2023

For many Kiwis across the motu, this summer has been a bit more of a wet and rainy one than usual! Naturally, more people have found themselves stuck at home a lot.

So, to help keep you entertained on a rainy day, we’ve put together a list of the best shows to stream right now! 

Plus, we’ve got the lowdown on which broadband providers are offering FREE subscriptions to streaming services!! 

Let’s jump in!

The Best Shows on Neon

The Last of Us

Based on a hugely popular video game, this HBO show is quickly gaining worldwide popularity! The story centres around two survivors in a post-apocalyptic world as they try to stay alive. Viewers are being taken on a wild journey full of action, drama, and thrills. With critical acclaim and fan enjoyment coming in strong, this one’s not to be missed! 

The White Lotus

While Season One was a critical success, Season Two of The White Lotus has been the one that’s taken the world by storm! This anthology series follows a group of diverse characters and their conflicts during their stay at a White Lotus resort. Season Two takes place in Italy with a star-studded cast including an iconic performance from Jennifer Coolidge. Tune in for twists and turns so good, you won’t be able to look away!

The Best Shows on Netflix

That 90’s Show

Love the iconic That 70’s Show? Then you’ll want to check out That 90’s Show, a sequel sitcom to the beloved original show. The sitcom follows a teenager in the 1990s as they navigate their young tumultuous years. Get ready for great laughs and a touch of nostalgia as some of the original cast is back! 


Wednesday  took the world by storm in 2022! You’ve likely seen people doing the iconic dance from the show on TikTok!! The story follows Wednesday Addams from The Addams Family as she attends a new high school and tries to solve a mystery in the small town of Jericho. With a compelling performance from lead actor Jenna Ortega and plenty of gothic fun, this show’s definitely one to watch! 

Lockwood & Co.

Currently in the top five shows on Netflix in NZ, Lockwood & Co. has been gaining major traction with critics and audiences alike! In this supernatural thriller, three teenagers at a ghost-hunting agency go on an adventure to solve a major conspiracy. Expect plenty of action, plenty of mystery and plenty of ghosts! 

The Best Shows on Amazon Prime Video

The English

Emily Blunt gives a breathtaking performance in this new Western focusing on a woman seeking revenge against the man she believes was involved in her son’s death. This series has everything you could want in a Western: high-octane action sequences, dramatic twists and turns, and nail-biting shoot-outs.  

Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan

Now in its third season, Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan still proves to be one of the most intriguing and fun shows across all of the streaming services. The charismatic John Krasinski (The Office (US), A Quiet Place) plays Jack Ryan, a CIA analyst thrust into solving different international plots that threaten the safety of the world. This show will have you hooked immediately with wall-to-wall action and a complex scheme drummed up by baddies that you’ll have to solve alongside Jack Ryan! 

The Best Shows on Disney+

Abbott Elementary 

This has to be one of the best comedy shows in recent years! Abbott Elementary, now in its second season, follows a bunch of loveable teachers trying to do their best for their students in an inner-city Philadelphia public school. The show has picked up several Emmy Awards and for good reason. You’ll be hard-pressed to find a show that delivers great humour, charming characters and heart-warming moments better than this one!

Willow (2022 TV Series)

The long-awaited sequel series to the 1988 film Willow, follows the powerful sorcerer Willow with a story set many years after the film. Journey with Willow and an unlikely bunch of heroes on a quest across an extraordinary world. If you like sprawling adventures and mythical worlds like you might see in The Lord of the Rings, then you’ll love this! 

Watch These Shows For Free!

There’s currently heaps of broadband plans that offer FREE subscriptions to these awesome streaming services! So it’s never been a better time to switch providers!  

After Amazon Prime Video? Then switch to a 2degrees Unlimited Broadband plan and get it for free for 6 months! 


Get Netflix for free if you join a Spark Fibre or Wireless plan! You can also add Neon to your plan for a reduced price of $13.99 per month!

​​If you’re ready to stream, then jump on Broadband Compare! Here you can compare all of the different broadband plans and see which one is right for you. 

All you have to do is:

  • Jump onto the website.
  • Type in your address.
  • Select some filters that match your preferences.
  • Hit enter!
  • Browse all the different plans available to you & compare them side-by-side.
  • Find one you like and switch!

Alternatively, if you’d rather talk to a friendly human then give our customer support team a free call on 0508 22 66 72. They’ll help you out! 

We hope you enjoy watching all these fantastic shows!

Want even more recommendations on what to watch? Check out our other top picks here!


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