The cloudy weather and the rain-soaked mornings are a perfect time to rewatch your favourite TV episodes or discover a new series to fall in love with. This holiday season, catch up on all the great ones you might have missed over the year with our go-to list of binge-able series. From revisiting on-screen comedy moments in The Office to joining in on the hype with newer dramas like The White Lotus, here are the top TV shows to watch during the holidays.
Created by Ricky Gervais, this American mockumentary is still as popular since its initial release in 2005. The series follows a mockumentary style uncovering the daily hilarious mishaps of the Dunder Mifflin Paper Company employees at the Scranton Branch, Pennsylvania. Each character is a work of art- we mean that in the best way possible.
Although the finale was aired all way back in 2004, it’s still a cult favourite. It follows the adventures of six friends in Manhattan during the 90s. We highly recommend this show to our 20-something friends who are slowly transitioning into their fully-fledged adult life.
The Good Place
One of the biggest strengths of The Good Place is its ability to create entertainment out of philosophy. The series follows the story of four deceased characters’ journey in the afterlife. The show is created by Michael Schur, who is known for Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Parks and Recreation, so you know it’s going to be amazing.
The Marvelous Mrs Maisel
The series’ plot is set in the 1950s, and we are introduced to Mrs Miriam Maisel. She goes from being a housewife to unintentionally kick-starting a career in stand-up after a drunken night owing to the revelation that her husband had been having an affair. The series follows Miriam’s ups and downs in her professional and personal life, with peeks from her stand-up set.
Only Murders in the Building
Three strangers who share a passion for true crime podcasts suddenly find themselves producing their own after a murder occurs in their building. It’s a quirky, funny who-dun-it type of show that will keep you wanting more, and is one of our top picks from this list of series to binge watch during the holidays.
The White Lotus
The White Lotus is easily one of the best guilty pleasures on streaming television at the moment. It’s a sublime cringe comedy with moral undertones in its critiques of patriarchy, class, race, and privilege. If you have the stomach for strange and satirical humour and cringe-inducing, slow-burning plots with depth, then this show is certainly for you.
This Gen Z reboot of Gossip Girl is a strong match for anyone with a penchant for fashion and teen mayhem. It includes high school students in a rudderless sea of drama, as well as everything that made its predecessor successful.
Emily in Paris
Bridgerton is a gorgeous period drama with a beautiful cast in elegant costumes, having passionate encounters, drama in grand manors, and palaces. You will notice plenty of courting, tea parties, and excessive posh grammar, and it will leave you wanting more. Not to mention the characters, each of whom has a unique quirk that makes them all addictive to watch.
The Addams Family (1991) reboot focuses on their daughter, Wednesday Addams. The immediate cult favourite is a dark murder mystery thriller tale narrated in Tim Burton’s usual goth style. The story will keep you in interest with just enough plot twists, brilliant cinematography, witty dialogues, and an amazing cast led by Jenna Ortega.
The most-watched Netflix series, The Sandman, is the adaption of Neil Gaiman’s comic of the same name. Although it was met with mixed reviews, the series creates a haven for oddballs and social outcasts. It’s a story that takes its time to develop, but it’s enthralling if you stay awhile.
The Witcher: Blood Origin
As a terrific introduction to The Witcher and a delight for die-hard fans eagerly anticipating the new season of the main series, Blood Origin stands up neatly to its predecessor. It is a mythology series combining magic, gore, and conflict with cunning plans.