7 shows you need to be watching this winter
The streets are packed with Christmas markets and the shops are so busy that honestly, a night in front of the TV with a glass of mulled wine and a scented candle burning sounds like the best way to enjoy winter right now. If you need a few recommendations for what to watch over the next few weeks then don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Just wrap up in a cosy blanket and settle in for endless hours of great viewing….
This laugh out loud sitcom/musical is written by and starring Rachel Bloom, and is available on Netflix now. It follows Rebecca Bunch, a successful lawyer who suffers from anxiety and depression and feels unfulfilled with her career in New York city. She packs her bags and moves to California in the hopes of rekindling a romance with her teenage sweetheart Josh, only to find he already has a girlfriend. Her new life in California is peppered with bad decisions and laughable mishaps, a lot of which is told via song with an original score which will have you howling with laughter as well as singing along.
Keeping up with the Kardashians
We love nothing better than settling down to a reality-fest on our favourite streaming channel hayu, and what’s better than a healthy dose of Keeping up with the Kardashians? Whether you’re new to the bizarre world of Kim, Khloe and Kourtney or you’re an avid fan, they’ve got all 12 seasons available for back-to-back viewing. Perfect for those lazy Sunday afternoons spent on the sofa or for a girly night in with some mulled wine. Sign up to hayu now and receive 1 month FREE Kardashians & Real Housewives.
This surprisingly enjoyable drama was released a few weeks ago and has been met with a great response. The 10 part series is set between the years of 1947-55 and tells the story of Queen Elizabeth II during her early reign. Matt Smith stars as Prince Philip and Claire Foy portrays the young Queen in a lavish and historically accurate depiction which is reportedly the most expensive production yet from Netflix. Set aside a few evenings to get caught up because series 2 has reportedly already been commissioned.
If quirky comedy is more your thing then you need to start watching Broad City. Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer play two louder than life Jewish women trying to live the dream in New York city. Their on-screen chemistry is infectious and they do a great job of covering awkward topics like sexuality, periods and the general horror of female life. The two met through improv group Upright Citizens Brigade – where Tina Fey and Amy Poehler made their mark – and the show features Poehler as an executive producer.
This drama follows the relationship between a single mother and her teen daughter living in Connecticut and ran for 7 seasons from 2000 and finished in 2007. It stopped suddenly and gained a cult following as years passed, resulting in a much anticipated return which came to fruition this year. The creators have released a mini-season made up of 4 extended episodes which spans an entire year, with each episode representing a season e.g. Winter, Spring, Summer and Autumn. Most of the original cast remain and it has already been celebrated as the best reboot of the year.
If you haven’t caught up with this Netflix original sci-fi drama then we suggest you use the long, dark nights as an excuse to stay in and watch. The show follows a group of young boys who are looking for their best friend who mysteriously went missing in the middle of the night. They come across a girl who seems to have special powers and go on the hunt for their lost friend. Simultaneously, strange things seem to be occurring across the suburban American town and the local Sheriff is determined to figure out what’s going on.
Planet Earth 2
We love David Attenborough and are overjoyed to see him back on our screens at aged 90. This time he’s back with the second instalment of his much-loved series Planet Earth with an in-depth look at parts of the world we never get to see first hand. It consists of 6 episodes which capture wide, mesmerising landscapes as well as the minute details of animal life across the globe. The series covers topics such as islands, mountains, jungles and desserts as well as taking a look at how animals have learned to adapt to a modern world by living in the heart of our bustling cities.