It’s getting chilly out there. Which means fewer evenings revelling in pub gardens and more time spent enjoying bonding sessions with your sofa.
If you’re susceptible to the odd bout of binge-watching, we’ve compiled thee of our very favourite series, made to be enjoyed from the comfort of a man cave. Time to grab a cold one, close the curtains, put your watch into its watchwinder box (you don’t need reminding of the time 5 hours into a binge!) and stick on something addictive. Here’s what to watch.
1. The Walking Dead
Based on Robert Kirkman’s gritty zombie apocalypse comic book, The Walking Dead TV series now has cult status and five seasons to its name. Dark and often gory, the show has been well-received by both US audiences (who helped the show achieve the highest ever 18-49 year old viewer figures on cable or broadcast TV) and by critics who have awarded the programme many accolades for its writing, acting, sound, visual effects and overall achievement as a drama. Watch if you dare.
2. Mad Men
It may be all over, but if you didn’t jump on the Mad Men bandwagon from day one, it’s time to go back and revel in the entirety of the show from series one to seven. Following the fortunes of the Sterling Cooper advertising agency in the 1960s, with the hypnotically charismatic and questionable figure of Don Draper at its helm, this is rich period television with plenty of bite.
3. The Office (US)
In need of a chuckle now that the nights are drawing in? With nine seasons of hijinks, pranks, camaraderie and Steve Carell being toe-curling to dive into, the US version of Ricky Gervais’s cult show The Office is an altogether warmer, fluffier affair, but with plenty of surreal touches, engaging relationships and serious fun to join in with.
What’s your favourite comedy series? How about hard-hitters? Which series are your streaming this season? Share your picks with other readers below.