Aaron Barnhart is the Senior Editor for Primetimer.com, the web’s leading resource for television news, reviews and commentary. An internet pioneer, Barnhart first started writing about television online in 1994, including 15 years as the television critic for the Kansas City Star.  His work has appeared in the Village VoiceNew York Times and Entertainment Weekly. He has been a regular radio contributor to KGO, KNX, WBAL, KMOX and APR’s Marketplace. For more about Aaron, visit tvbarn.com.


The Primetimer Guide to Streaming TV

The Painless Way to Find Your Next Great Watch on Netflix, Prime Video, Disney+, HBO Max, Hulu, Apple TV+, Peacock, Paramount+, and Other Popular Streamers

The streaming TV guide that makes the most of readers’ screen time.

Streaming TV has brought us endless viewing options but also endless scrolling. Let Primetimer, the web’s leading resource for television news, reviews and commentary, help you find your next great watch.

  • Want something on Hulu or Prime Video but overwhelmed by choices?
  • Need a list of prestige dramas, quirky comedies or docs across all your streaming platforms?
  • Not ready to binge? Just want something for tonight?
  • Prefer suggestions from humans instead of algorithms?

This ingenious guide will help you discover just what you want without wasting your time.

What’s inside The Primetimer Guide:

  • Reviews of 1,000+ TV series, limited series, original movies, specials and docuseries—all recommended by Primetimer staff and contributors for streaming on Netflix, Hulu, Prime Video, HBO Max, Disney+, Peacock, Paramount+, Showtime, Apple TV+, Epix, BritBox, AMC+ and other popular platforms
  • Dozens of curated lists for rapidly finding what to watch next
  • The Primetimer Guide to Cord-Cutting,” with money-saving tips and guide to the latest streaming TV technology
  • Indexes for looking up shows by title, channel and talent

The Primetimer Guide to Streaming TV is the one book to keep next to the remote.


  • What is “cord-cutting”? 3 easy steps that will give you the best bang for your buck.
  • This Week on Streaming TV: Aaron can discuss what’s new and noteworthy on streaming this weekend (perfect for a Thursday or Friday).
  • This year’s hottest mother/father’s day gift is a streaming TV subscription — it’s the gift that keeps on giving.
  • There’s a streaming service for every interest (and budget). Aaron can share various scenarios.
  • Ten hidden gems on streaming TV. Great shows no one’s talking about.
  • Aaron can discuss “the curated binge.” Short on time, some viewers have stopped bingeing entire seasons of shows and are instead watching playlists of episodes from a single or multiple shows by theme.



  • Summer Binge Watching Season
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  • Father’s Day – June 19 – ideal for gift guides


“It is time for someone to give us a guide to the best of this huge new wave of programming and Aaron Barnhart is the ideal person to do that. With The Primetimer Guide to Streaming TV he provides a roadmap to this newest source of programming that is spreading rapidly across the country. Welcome to the newest chapter in the evolution of television, with this handy guide to the best of what it offers.” —Tim Brooks, a former television executive, noted historian of radio, television and the recording industry, and co-author of The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows