I’m such a sucker for a great TV programme that you can sit and bingewatch from beginning to end! My taste in TV is pretty varied, as long as it’s not overly gory or horror based then I can pretty much sit and watch anything. My most notable favourites at present are House of Cards, Luther and Game of Thrones. Whilst these programmes are all on a break, I’ve had to find some new shows to sink my teeth into and this Winter has definitely not disappointed. With instant access to shows and full boxsets on Netflix, there is so much to choose from and it is so readily available. Here’s my list of 4 programmes to watch this Winter…
For starters, the main character is played by Kiefer Sutherland who is a brilliant actor and for anyone who enjoyed 24 or House of Cards then this series will not leave you disappointed. It’s an American political drama which involves a low level cabinet member becoming the President following a catastrophic attack on the night of the State of the Union address. There is currently only 1 series of 10 episodes so it’s really easy to catch up on and I devoured the whole series in a few days. It’s a fast paced thriller with a couple of twists and turns and there is of course the usual mixture of characters you will love and hate!
Now this one is a little different to my normal programme of choice but I actually really enjoyed it and finished it really quickly. It was suggested to me after I finished Stranger Things which was also a really good sci-fi series btw. The OA is based on Prairie Johnson, a young woman retuning home after a mysterious 7 year disappearance. She returns home with full vision after being blind in her youth and she shares her story with a select few from the community. The series is really fascinating and keeps you on your toes and in the end you will be questioning whether the main character is a miracle or whether she is truly dangerous. It’s a great watch and has an amazing cast and a number of famous faces including Jason Isaacs and Phyllis Smith.
Apple Tree Yard
This is the British television thriller based on the famous novel by Louise Doughty. It’s a story based on Yvonne, a married research scientist who engages in an affair with a complete stranger that she meets in the House of Commons. With the beginning clip showing her being taken away in a police car in handcuffs, it’s needless to say that things don’t go according to plan. This mini series consists of 4 episodes and is available on the BBC iPlayer. I really enjoyed it, it had everything, adultery, crime, lies and it definitely left me wanting to watch the next episode. It’s definitely one to catch up on whether you watch it on TV or if you read the book!
Sherlock Season 4
Now if you haven’t watched any of the Sherlock episodes so far then please leave and come back, you will thank me later! It’s an absolutely epic series with incredible acting from both Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman. They are the perfect TV duo! Season 4 was just incredible and Mark Gatiss, the creator and actor who plays Mycroft needs to take a bow. The whole series just had me like the 😮 emoji the whole way through. This season, more than any other has divided opinion but I personally really enjoyed it. Yes it was hella complicated and my brain legit hurt after watching each episode but I think the characters are so excellently portrayed and the script is really good and it certainly entices me to keep watching. I won’t spoil it for any fans out there but I would definitely recommend you watch this season or if you haven’t watched any Sherlock before, give it a go!
Which TV programmes are you watching or looking forward to this Winter?