Winter is here, which means darker nights, cooler weather, wardrobe updates, and new seasons to some of our favourite series. We’ve asked around and created a collection of must-have series that are worth cueing up. So grab yourself a hot chocolate, curl up on your sofa and have a night of bingeing these must-have shows.
Ever been interested in the royal family and the mystery behind them? Then let me promise you, this is the show for you. The Crown is a Netflix historical drama that focuses on Queen Elizabeth II as a 25-year-old newlywed; whom of which is faced with the daunting prospect of leading the world’s most famous monarchy. With features on the drama of her forging relationship with Prime Minister, Sir Winston Churchill and her rise to the throne, watch as her and the rest of this legendary family’s life unfold. With season 4 only being released last week, this show has everyone bingeing as we speak; whether it’s the Charles and Diana scandal that gets you hooked or the swift affairs some may have been unaware of. This show will get you hooked, so grab yourself a cuppa and be prepared to be glued to your sofa for the next week.
Little Fires Everywhere
Maybe you’re a fan of Reece Witherspoon or just a sucker for a mysterious drama, Little Fires Everywhere is a show you need to be adding to your watch-list. An eight-part series based on the famous Celeste NG novel, which follows the unraveling fates on what is seen as the ‘picture-perfect’ Richardson family and a puzzling mother and daughter who capsize their lives. The show explores a chain of secrets, loss of identity, and a vigorous side of motherhood – with the possibility of danger when believing that following the rules can prevent disaster. Add this to your winter watch-list and we promise you, you won’t regret it.
If you thought Jamie Dornan was sexy enough in Fifty Shades, just wait until you see him in the currently most talked-about series, The Fall. A psychological thriller that will have you bingeing in days; is based on the lives of two hunters, one a unremorseful serial killer who preys on their victims around Belfast, Ireland. While the other is a female detective drafted from London Metropolitan police to trace him. With levels of barbaric behaviour, mystery, and loss this show is reaching new levels of thrill; get yourself some snacks and jump on the hype of this engaging series.
This new Netflix documentary will have your jaws-dropping and your eye’s permanently glued to your television screen. This must-watch documentary follows the trial of Sean K. Ellis a man who spent 22 years in prison after being wrongfully convicted on the 1993 murder of Boston police offer; detective John Mulligan. After being put on trial three times in the short space of a year; he now faces his fourth trial which could end in the result of imprisonment for life. This documentary dives into the exposure of alarming injustice and the feelings of sorrow, anger, and frustration. The focus of this documentary is on all aspects of the trial and what went so horrifically wrong.
Give yourself a well-deserved break, grab a cuppa and some sweet snacks and dive into one of these instantly hooking new series this winter.
By Dannie Copperwheat