The festive season is the perfect time to catch up on any of the must see TV you might’ve missed during the year.
Today I’m sharing the TV shows I have loved in 2016, if you haven’t yet seen any of these then do make the effort if you have chance.
I have to admit, the Mister and I were late starters with this. But once we started we couldn’t stop. And when it did finish; after eight glorious episodes (over three intense evenings) we mourned for it.
If you love things like The Goonies, E.T. , Twin Peaks and the X-Files you will LOVE this. It might give you some ideas for alternate uses for fairy lights too. Catch it on Netflix.
2016 saw the arrival of season 3 of The Affair, I’d heard so much good stuff about this that I binged on Season One and Season Two very recently and am now up to date, part way through this third series. My other half works away a lot so this programme is just something for me.
It’s one of those which needs your full attention, you’ll miss something key if you are trying to multitask (Speaking from experience). The fact it’s like this though really helps me switch off and just become absorbed by it. The writing and the acting are just incredible.
I was doubtful about this retelling. I’m a big fan of the original film and despite the high production values I couldn’t get behind this Sky Atlantic version. It won me over around episode three or four. It’s a different story, set in modern day, guests of the park go there with relatable needs.
Each episode of this has the same high quality, and high standard as a Hollywood blockbuster. It’s no suprise that this first season cost 100 million dollars to make!
The last season of The Fall was a slow boil. Filled with tense conversations and layers upon layers of meaning. Gillian Anderson gives us a masterclass in feminism and its bloody great.
This drama is so well made, with authentic costumes characters and Brummy accents. This show gave Birmingham sex appeal. I love the fact the Cillian Murphy and Tom Hardy could have virtually any part they desired in Hollywood but they both chose to be in this. Season four hopefully incoming next year.
House of Cards
Frank and Claire are back for a forth series, just as endearingly menacing as ever. I think Kevin Spacey playing Frank Underwood makes one of the best Antiheroes of all time, he’s so bad, he’s good. If you haven’t seen any of these then do give it a go, starting with Season one obviously, available on Netflix
What have been your favourite TV shows this year?