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Thursday, 7 January 2016

ENTERTAINMENT | The Best TV To Binge On In 2016

As 2015 drew to a close, I found myself reflecting on what TV shows I've really enjoyed this year.

I think last year had been the year I've really got into the whole Netflix binge thing. I mean don't get me wrong, I've always been lazy and have often found myself watching back-to-back episodes of Scrubs and How I Met Your Mother over the years.

But I suppose it wasn't really until 2015 that I properly gave into the concept of Netflix and NOW TV and the like. And now I often find myself directing my praises to such services and honestly asking 'where have you been all my life?!'.

So with that in mind, obviously I've discovered some new shows and here's the ones I think were the best last year and probably still now - and that I think you should be watching too.

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DAREDEVIL
Be still my beating heart because I am still not over no longer having my regular fix of the devilishly handsome (you see what I did there?) Charlie Cox. I loved him in Stardust, all gentlemanly and cute. And then I fell in love with him in Daredevil and how damn sexy he is. But all inappropriate thoughts aside, Daredevil has come a long way from the corny movie version starring Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner back in the day. This made-for-Netflix series is dark, violent and even slightly sexy. The story line is gripping, filled with intriguing characters played by actors and actresses that had me glued to my seat the whole time. The episodes are a decent length too, jam packed enough that you don't get bored.

SCREAM QUEENS
In your face hilariously funny, this girl-power series doesn't hold back on the outright hilarious but often 'did-they-really-go-there' jokes and has fast become a firm favourite amongst nearly everyone on my Twitter feed. It took me a while to watch this one because I tend to dislike most teen/American stars such as Ariana Grande and Lea Michele but I've loved Emma Roberts since her first stint in America Horror Story and have always found Jamie Lee Curtis to be pretty cool. This show is worth a watch with your besties, and although it requires you to watch all episodes to keep up with the storyline, it's not a huge attention based show like Daredevil for example - there's not many blink-and-you'll-miss-it storyline.

JESSICA JONES
Set in the same world as Daredevil, Hell's Kitchen gets a new badass hero in the form of Jessica Jones who isn't the slightest bit apologetic for who she is. She swears and she's lazy. She's not your typical hero, but you can't help but look up to her anyway. And she's played by Krysten Ritter, who I just love. Now. Technically I haven't watched this all YET but that's because a) I saw one episode and deemed it too awesome to watch sparingly and b) I haven't had time to fully commit myself to this. But I've heard real good things about this show and if the rest of the series is anything like the first episode, then I'm down.

SCREAM: THE TV SERIES
I'll be honest with you, I took ages to sit down and watch this. I'm a huge fan of the films, so figured turning one of the most iconic slasher films of our time into a Netflix series absolutely would not work. As one character explained in the first episode, Slasher films burn fast and I wholeheartedly agree - horror is a tough genre to do in TV. But, I am eating my words because it worked pretty damn well in this ten part series. The suspense is held throughout, we have time to develop an attachment to the characters (and suspect each and every one too) and the show is filled with twists. It's also witty and scary in parts, as well as a tad bit of gore that would rival Final Destination. Plus, there's also the resident hottie in the form of Kieran Wilcox, played by Amadeus Serefini. Google him - trust me, you won't be disappointed.

And, there are plenty of shows I've been told about lately that I'm desperate to check out but haven't had time yet - but I assume they're good. Everyone is raving about Making A Murderer, my dad has suggested The Leftovers and I'm still trying to find the time to watch House Of Cards.

What have you been binge watching lately - or, are you going to check out any of these shows? Let me know - especially if you have any recommendations!

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3 comments:

  1. I binged on 90210 and Archer recently as all my shows had finished. I am waiting for Netflix to bring out the seventh season of Ru Paul's drag queen race so I can binge on that again x

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  2. Last year I binged on Vikings, Outlander (and although I've never read a Mills & Boon book I expect this is what they're like?!) and Black Sails. There's so much good watching out there - Netflix and Amazon Prime are my new best friends. :)

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  3. Having just signed up with Amazon Prime I still exploring all the goodies on offer but I hooked on The Man in the High Castle already.

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