It’s dark, it’s cold, even snowing in some areas of the UK and we are waiting for January pay day. This only means one thing – you need a good TV series, a cup of tea, to light some candles and get cosy Hygge.
As much as it can be miserable outside this time of year, I equally love spending the weekends after Christmas cuddled up with a good film, TV or book.
I have put down some of the best things me and M have been watching for those that are looking for some inspiration!
Legends (Sky / Now TV)
A fantastic performance by Sean Bean who plays Martin Odum, an undercover agent who is starting to question he sanity and identity after spending so many years undercover in multiple different ‘legends’
How to Get Away With Murder (Netflix)
A group of ambitious law students and their brilliant criminal defense professor (Viola Davies) become involved in a twisted murder plot that promises to change the course of their lives.
Westworld (Now TV / Sky Atlantic)
Westworld is a futuristic take on an amusement park, and a remake of an old 70s movie (and a vast improvement too – M watched the original and it was pretty terrible!) A ‘playpark’ for the very rich where they can go to fulfil their every fantasy with the help very realistic looking robotic hosts. This series is packed with mega stars including Anthony Hopkins, Thandie Newton, Luke Hemsworth, Ed Harris and Evan Rachel Wood. The only downside is that we have to wait until 2018 for the next series!
Humans (Channel 4 )
A parallel world / near future look at a society who live with robots (‘Synths’) who work in manufacturing, retail – almost every walk of life, including in the home to do all the daily chores, look after the children and any other mundane job required. The story revolves around what happens when some Synths suddenly become conscious – aware of their role in society, and how they react.
Sherlock (BBC 1)
One of the best TV series to come from the BBC, or any channel, in recent years. A modern take on the eponymous hero (Benedict Cumberbatch) with his trusty side kick Dr Watson (Martin Freeman). Just into its 4th series, this is a funny, intriguing and thoroughly absorbing watch – a must!
Stranger Things (Netflix)
Another Netflix gem which had great reviews both sides of the Atlantic. A group of friends search for their other friend following his disappearance cycling home one night. A mysterious, haunting watch with alien type horrors along the way!
And if you have missed these…where HAVE you been?
The Night Manager (BBC 1)
No wonder this series is getting critical acclaim and winning awards all over the world. This BBC series had me on the edge of my seat every second. Tom Hiddleston plays Jonathan Pine, a hotel manager and previous solider who is brought in by Angela Burr (Olivia Coleman) to spy on international businessman Richard Roper (Hugh Laurie).
Making a Murderer (Netflix) Incredible documentary into the life of Steven Avery, a man who spent 18 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit – filmed over 10 years, it is a real-life thriller looking into police and legal corruption.
Mad Dogs (Now TV) It’s been around for several years now, but was an instant hit in our house. British TV Drama (Max Beesley, John Simm, Marc Warren and Phil Glenister) the story is centred on a group of old school friends who decide to re-connect when they get invited to go on a boys trip to Spain to meet one of the friends who has done very well for himself…but is everything as it seems? Gripping drama with lots of twists and turns.
Breaking Bad (Netflix)…need I say more… THE greatest TV series I have ever watched…there was a hole in our lives for a good few weeks after we finished this.