Hands up: Are you guilty of indulging in a TV binge-watching session or two? We can’t blame you.
Sometimes there’s simply nothing more appealing that slipping into some comfy sleepwear, curling up on the couch surrounded by your favourite candles and homewares and allowing yourself some uninterrupted TV time after a long week. Thanks to online streaming and on-demand TV systems, it’s now super easy to lose yourself in a commercial-free marathon session watching the latest series or mini series.
So, if the weather is lousy outside or you simply need to put your feet up and hide away from the real world for a while, here are our top recommendations for new TV shows to watch:
If you’re a Netflix watcher, then the antics of a big-time Manhattan lawyer, Harvey Specter and his unqualified sidekick, Mike Ross will have you hooked from season to season. The handsome duo are impressive and witty and will keep you guessing as the plot twists in dramatic turns. As well as the clever storyline, you’ll love the shots of New York, the enviable outfits of the law firm ladies, and the dreamy professional men in suits!
Another Netflix special, Fuller House is a revival of 90s sitcom classic, Full House. Most of your Tanner family favourites have returned, albeit minus the Olsen twins who, and the show will no-doubt deliver on family feel-good factor. This light-hearted comedy should be welcome relief in between all the crime shows and intense drama on offer. If anything, it will be a great trip down memory lane for those of us who remember running home to watch Full House after school!
Making a Murderer
If you haven’t heard of this show, then it’s time to crawl out from that rock you’ve been hiding under. It’s the Netflix series that is turning average citizens into lawyers and criminal super-sleuths. You’ll quickly become addicted to the storyline, which follows convicted murderer, Steven Avery, and his quest to prove his innocence. With jaw-dropping story and astounding real-life drama, it’s likely you’ll be so hooked you’ll knock the whole series out in under 24 hours.
If you were a Sopranos fan then you’ll love seeing Edie Falco in this drama / dark comedy about a drug-addicted nurse who gets through her day with a little help from some Xanax. Despite her vices, she’s an amazing nurse, strong-willed and determined. You’ll have a soft spot for Falco’s character, Jackie Peyton, as she navigates her job in a busy New York City hospital, and with a highly-addictive storyline it’s easy to see why there are seven seasons to keep you occupied for a while.
The X Files
Yes, the truth is still out there! Fans of The X Files around the world are super excited to see the return of this cult classic. Mulder and Scully, TV’s favourite mystery solving duo have resurrected their roles for a six-episode special. This nostalgic reboot has received mixed reviews, but it’s a series that die-hard fans will not want to miss when it appears on local screens.
You can never have enough hospital dramas in your life, right? Code Black fills the gap that ER left in your TV schedule. The show centers on the fictional Angels Memorial Hospital, where four first-year residents and their colleagues must tend to patients in an understaffed, busy emergency room that lacks sufficient resources. The show is based on an award-winning documentary of the same name.
Better Call Saul
If you’ve already binge-watched your way through Breaking Bad, then Better Call Saul should be next on your list. It is a prequel/spin-off that follows the story of Saul Goodman when he was a forceful champion for underdog clients, and before he becomes the attorney for chemist-turned-meth dealer, Walter White.
Systems such as Netflix, Apple TV and online streaming sites have revived the cult of the TV series, and more and more of us are getting hooked. We love that online streaming now gives us the ability to curate our own entertainment at home, whenever we want. It also makes for some great conversations around the dinner table or around the office – although you just have to watch out for spoilers!
What other great TV shows do you love, are they classics or new to the small screen? Share your recommendations or favourites in the comments below so we can check them out too.