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10 Binge-Worthy TV Shows To Add To Your Watch List

Friday, 27 March 2020


I thought I'd do a blog post about some TV shows that I'd highly recommend watching whilst we're all spending more time at home. I've tried to include a mixture of genres but I tend to watch comedies, thrillers, docu-series and dramas the most I would say. So in no specific order, here are 10 TV shows to add to your watch list if you're stuck for ideas. Some of the shows are on Netflix, Now TV but I've also made sure to include some shows which available for free on iPlayer or All4 too.

Good Girls | Genre: Comedy/Drama/Thriller
Good Girls follows three suburban women, Ruby, Annie and Beth who are all stuck for cash and need it desperately. Beth and Annie are sisters and Ruby is their childhood friend. They're sick of trying to make ends meets and just about getting by so in desperation they decide to rob a supermarket. However, they don't realise what exactly they're getting themselves into once they rob the store. I don't want to say much more and give away any big spoilers but it is a really good show and I'm surprised more people don't talk about it. It kind of reminds me of Breaking Bad but with women as the main characters, if you've already watched it or start watching it then you'll know what I mean. Season 1 and 2 are available to watch on Netflix and Season 3 will be coming soon (probably around early summer).

Clique | Genre: Thriller
Clique is another TV show that I feel like was definitely overlooked when it was released. It follows Holly and her best friend Georgia a few weeks into studying at the University of Edinburgh. When Georgia makes friends with an elite clique of girls who are "looked after" by their feminist lecturer Jude McDermid, Holly is concerned when her friend starts to act differently so she starts to stick her nose into their business to find out what they're really about. I don't feel like I've described Clique really well but again, I don't want to say too much and ruin it. But it is a really good show and I'm pretty if you're into thrillers, you'll like it. Both seasons are available to watch on iPlayer.

Stranger Things | Genre: Sci-Fi/Thriller
I'm pretty sure everyone and their mum has watched Stranger Things by now but if not, then I definitely think it's worth a watch if you're into sci-fi type of shows. There are also 3 seasons to get through so it'll definitely keep you busy whilst you stay at home. The first season is all about the disappearance of a young boy Will, his friends and family who are all obviously worried about him and frantically looking for him, as well as weird supernatural things going on in the town of Hawkins, Indiana that can't be explained. Oh and there's also the arrival of a young girl named Eleven who has powers. I think the thing that pulled me into watching Stranger Things when it was first released is the fact that it's set in the 1980's to be honest because normally I'm not really into sci-fi shows or movies but I always look forward to watching the latest season of Stranger Things when it's released. It's available to watch on Netflix.

Elite | Genre: Thriller/Drama
Spanish TV show Elite follows a group of elite students as well as three working-class friends (Samuel, Nadia and Christian) who have been given scholarships to study at Las Encinas, the most exclusive private school in Spain after their school collapsed at the fault of a construction company. As expected this causes rivalry from the get-go and lots of judgement from the Elite students. The show is set out in a flashback kind of way and the first season is all about the lead up to the murder of rebellious, elite student Marina who is also Guzman's sister. The best way to describe the show is basically the Spanish version Gossip Girl but with a whodunnit styled murder and a heck of a lot more drama and sex. Obviously, with it being a Spanish show, it's dubbed in English in the UK but there are 3 seasons to binge-watch, the latest season was literally released a few weeks ago which I've already watched. Available on Netflix.

Reign | Genre: Historical Teen Drama
Reign is definitely one of my all-time fave TV shows, I've watched it from start to finish about 4 times. It's loosely based on Mary Queen of Scots life when she is sent to French Court when the convent where she's been living becomes under threat by the English. When Mary arrives at French Court, she is already engaged to Prince Francis (who she has been engaged to since they were both six). Mary has to deal with getting used to life at French Court and figuring out who she can really trust. After being at French Court for a while she begins to have feelings for Francis but what she doesn't know is that his mother Catherine de Medici is trying her best to stop the marriage from happening because of a prophecy she has been told that says that their marriage will be the reason for Francis' death. Obviously, the show isn't 100% historically correct, apart from the obvious things we know about what happened to Mary Queen of Scots. However there are so many good storylines in Reign and it's not just about Mary, there are storylines about her ladies in waiting, Prince Francis, Catherine de Medici, King Henry and more. It's available to watch on Netflix.


The End of the F***ing World | Genre: Dark Comedy Drama
TEOTFW follows James who is a 17-year-old who thinks he is a psychopath and decides that he wants to kill his opinionated, outspoken classmate Alyssa who is dealing with a bad situation of her own at home. When James tries to get closer to Alyssa with his plan in place, she suggests that they should run away together which he agrees to so he can follow up on his own plan. So they end up on a road trip and things go from bad to worse for both of them. TEOTFW is a dark comedy and might not be for everyone, especially right now but I guess it depends on what you like in terms of TV. I think if you like shows like Killing Eve then you'll like this. It's available to watch on All4 and Netflix.

Jane The Virgin | Genre: Comedy/Drama
I started watching Jane The Virgin when I first became unwell back in 2018 with my chronic pain and it was a really good show to take my mind off everything that was going on as I was having loads of tests done and waiting for results at the time. So in that sense, it might be a good show to watch with what's going on in the world right now because it's definitely a show that really keeps you occupied and entertained. It's a very OTT show but I mean that in the best possible way and it's funny and also sad in parts too. It's about Jane who is a 23-year-old devout Catholic and is also a virgin. She lives with her mom, Xo and her grandmother Alma. Because Jane's mom fell pregnant at a young age, Alma is on Jane's case constantly about "no sex before marriage" and Jane wants to respect her grandmother's wishes. However whilst visiting her gynaecologist for a routine appointment, she's accidentally artificially inseminated and not long later she finds out she is pregnant and to make matters worse she then finds out that she knows who the baby's father is. There are a whopping 5 seasons to keep you occupied and it's available to watch on Netflix.

Catfish: The TV Show | Genre: Reality/Documentary
I just had to add Catfish: The TV Show on here because I think it's an easy show to watch and I think the last couple of seasons have been really shocking. If you want a show that you can have on in the background whilst WFH then I would say Catfish is a good option. Available on Sky/Now TV.

Sex Education | Genre: Comedy/Drama
I've already talked about Sex Education quite a few times on my blog and I just had to add it to this list because it's so funny and I think it'll definitely lift your spirits if you're feeling a bit low and lost right now. It follows Otis who is a socially awkward teen whose mother is a very open sex therapist. Although Otis is completely inexperienced when it comes to relationships and sex, after giving out some useful advice to the school bully Adam, his fellow classmate Maeve, who has issues of her own, decides to set up a sex advice business with Otis so they can make some money. If you like shows like The Inbetweeners, Skins and Bad Education then you'll probably like Sex Education. Season 1 and 2 are on Netflix.

Derry Girls | Genre: Comedy
Lastly, is Derry Girls which I've watched all the way through about three times now and it still makes me laugh out loud. It's so simple but so funny, I really wish there were more episodes in each season. It's set in Ireland (obviously) during the end of the troubles in the '90s and follows cousins Erin and Orla and their friends Michelle who is very outspoken, Clare who is an anxious goody-two-shoes and James the "wee English fella" who is also Michelle's cousin. They all attend a catholic girls' school and are taught by nuns, Sister Micheal (my fave character) who is the headmistress, doesn't really give a crap about anything but she is still strict and the show follows all of them trying to navigate through their teenhood whilst the troubles are going on. Available to watch on All4 and Netflix.

What TV shows would you recommend? I'm looking for some new shows to watch!

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