With extra time on our hands, everyone and their Mum is looking for TV, film and book recommendations. Myself included.
Whilst I am diving head first into Marvel movies, I am a sucker for a great TV show. Crime dramas at the moment are high on my list of what to watch next, they’re perfect escapism.
Anyhoo, here’s a few more series to add to your never ending list of shows to catch up with.
- Line of Duty (5 series): A BBC series following the anti-corruption police department expose corrupt police officers. Addictive and each series interlinks.
- How to Get Away With Murder (5 series): Students in Annalise Keating’s law class are taught to defend their murder clients and find the true killer. Flashes forward reveal that a murder has taken place and they’re all involved. Each series there’s a new murder. But do they get away with it? Bingeworhty with exceptional acting.
- The Stranger (1 series): A stranger enters character’s life and reveals a secret that destroys that person’s whole life. Each episode, a new secret, but will they ever be resolved?
- Safe (1 series): In a gated community, a young boy is murdered at a party, while his girlfriend goes missing. It’s a community with a secret but can the children expose it?
- Unforgotten (3 series): Two detectives solve murders from decades ago, when their bodies are recently found.
- Sherlock (3 series): A contemporary adaptation of Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic novels. Phenomenal. Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch are a winning combination.
- Luther (4 series): A violent police drama with Idris Elba. Need I say more?
- Designated Survivor (2 series): The US government has to have a designated survivor, the person who will assume the role of president if all other members die. But what happens when they have to rise to the challenge?
- FRIENDS (10 seasons): You can’t beat it.
- Gilmore Girls (7 seasons): A feel good series following the fastest talking woman and her daughter through their small town life.
- Grace & Frankie (6 series): Two women in their seventy’s find out their husbands are leaving them… to be with each other. A hilarious show with unexpected twists.
- The Good Place (4 seasons): In the after life Eleanor arrives in the Good Place, but there’s been a mistake. She should be in the bad place, but as she begins to blend in through deceit and lies, the good place begins to fall apart.
- Champions (1 season): Two brothers lives are changed when an ex-girlfriend turns up with an eight year old son asking them to look after him for a while.
- Gavin & Stacey (3 seasons): One of the best series going.
- The Office: US or UK all will have you losing it with laughter.
- Miranda (3 seasons): Easy watching and great humour.
- The Sinner (2 seasons): Bit creepy, but captivating.
- Stranger Things (3 seasons): If you haven’t watched this, HOW. Watch it now.
- Doctor Who (12 seasons): My childhood relived. Brilliant series.
- Dead to Me (1 series): GRIPPING.
- After Life (1 series): He’s lost his wife and can’t face reality without her. A heart-warming and heart-breaking insight into grief. So good.
Horror/Ghost stories/’don’t watch in the dark programme’:
- The Haunting of Hill House (1 series): It’s terrifying, bleak and beautiful. Would highly recommend to watch even if horror isn’t your thing – it’s so powerful.
- Liar (2 series): An unsettling watch at some points, but amazing.
- Endeavour (7): One of my absolute favourite TV Shows. Following Endeavour solve his early cases, as the prequel to the very successful Morse series.
- Killing Eve (2 series): BLOODY BRILLIANT. Villanelle is the best psychopath going.
- Fleabag (2 series): ALSO BLOODY BRILLIANT. Phoebe Waller Bridge will make you laugh one second and shock you the next. Watch all of her work now.
- Spooks (8 series): Following the MI5 solving crime around London with some classic British actors, need I say more?
- Hustle (6 series): Brilliant, brilliant show. Great humour within the hustle drama.
- His Dark Materials (1 series): Based on the Phillip Pullman novel with an exceptional cast.
- Friday Night Dinner (Comedy): A sitcom loosely based on my Aunty and Uncle (not really, but really).
What tv-shows have you been watching recently?