The dark nights & rainy weekends of winter are here in full force and it’s getting harder to want to leave the house. Luckily, there are lots of shows that are ready and waiting to be binge watched. So, get your onesie, light some candles, grab a wine & get cosy.
Here are some of the shows that I have loved & binge watched this year, which I highly recommend you watch this winter and over the Holidays!
This Netflix original series, is based in the 80’s & follows the story of actresses who struggle to find work, so they become female wrestlers. (Gorgeous Ladies Of Wrestling)
This might seem a bit of a random premise, but its written by the makers of Orange is the new black and is just as funny & unique. It’s definitely worth a watch!
This has to be one of my favourite programmes from the past couple of years. Catastrophe is basically about adulting & all the crap that comes with it. Its an original comedy, which has to be one of the most realistic & hilarious representations of a modern day relationship that I have ever seen.
It shows the good, bad and ugly things that come with men, women, babies & career.
This Netflix original series is the story of Pablo Escobars rise and fall. If you love action, subtitles & true stories, then this is the perfect show. It can be a bit graphic, so might not be the best show to watch on Christmas, but it is a good way to spend a cold & rainy Sunday afternoon.
If you want a cute, cosy, simple family programme to binge watch, then this is for you. A lot of the show is based around Autumn & Winter, so it makes you feel very festive & cosy. It’s a mum & her daughter growing up in a small American town, trying to figure out men, careers & family. It’s not the best programme ever made, but I love it and it will make you feel warm and cosy inside!
American Horror Story – Series 1 – 6
If you’re a lover of anything creepy, goulish, strange & scary. Then you have to want AHS. Every series has a different theme, but have the same cast. You don’t have to watch them in order or even watch them all. Just pick the series you like the sound of & enjoy! From centuries old vampires who run a hotel full of ghost guests to a coven of witches who are trying to find their next leader. You’ll find them on Netflix!
This one is an oldie but a goodie. Peep Show is a British comedy of a geeky middle aged man & his useless roommate. If you like awkward comedies which show the more mundane side of being an adult, then this is perfect!
This light-hearted & funny show follows Gus & Nicky through their own personal issues & relationships. This LA based series is written by Judd Apatow (the writer of Knocked Up, 40 yr old virgin & Trainwreck) as you can imagine, its smart, sarcastic & funny.
This is probably my favourite show. A period drama set in 1920s Britain. Cilian Murphy, Tom Hardy & Paul Anderson are all part of an all star cast. This will keep you hooked after every episode & will leave you wanting more. Based on a real gang called The Peaky Blinders from the twenties, who tried to take over & their run-ins with the police & other gangs. This is probably the best programme to come out of the BBC for a while!
Master of None
Aziz Ansari & Alan Yang have wrote Master of None, based on their own life experiences as struggling actors & growing up in America. This series is not only hilarious, it follows the characters and their relationships. It tackles cultural misconceptions, modern dating & friendships. The second series is also based in Italy, which is a great way to escape from the British winter for a few hours.