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The Best Binge Worthy Boxsets

One of our favourite things to do as a nation is to watch the television. From soap operas to British dramas to game shows, you can guarantee that every household has its pick of good box sets that they love to watch.


With streaming services becoming more and more popular and with new content on them every day, there are more box sets to watch than ever before! With this in mind, we wanted to compile a list of what we think are the best box sets of all time! From comedy and drama to thrillers and documentaries, check out our list of good box sets to watch and let us know if you agree with our picks!

Best drama box sets

However, if you have opted for a Netflix or Now TV subscription or watched all of your favourites and want something new, there are lots of interesting dramas online.

One of the things Britain does best is its dramas. With fantastic shows such as Broadchurch, Happy Valley and Line of Duty, there are plenty of things for you to watch on TV. You can catch up on your favourite BBC and ITV dramas on their websites – for free!

Black Mirror

Something of an alternate reality series, Black Mirror is a collection of stories involving technology and how it could affect our society. Each episode is different and is not linked so you can drop in wherever you want, and the story lines range from slightly comedic to seriously dark. This is a thought-provoking show that is very entertaining and definitely one that will leave you wanting more.

Stranger Things

Set in the 1980s in the Midwestern town of Hawkins, the show follows a young girl named Eleven with telekinetic powers who escapes from a government facility. She befriends a young group of misfits and together they battle to keep the small town safe. This is a show most have seen but if you haven’t, you are missing out! With lots of action, comedy and 80s anthems, this is a show that makes you want to snuggle up on the couch with a bag of popcorn and lose yourself.

The Crown

Whether you are patriotic or not, this is a fantastic show. If you love history, posh accents, and fabulous costumes, you will love the crown. Based on the life and reign of Queen Elizabeth ll, the crown follows the young queen through the loss of her father, her marriage to Prince Phillip and her struggles maintaining her working and family relationships. This moves on in season 3 when we move on to a middle-aged Queen Elizabeth and her dealings with Charles and Camilla. Season 3 is now available on Netflix

There is nothing better than watching something that genuinely makes you laugh. It raises the spirits and puts you in a great mood. Whether your comedy is dry, silly or a little bit crude – there is something out there to have you in stitches!

Friends

Friends – We have all seen friends but it’s just one of those shows that is so easy to watch and have on in the background that you probably haven’t actually seen all of every episode. Give it a binge and watch how the story plays out – you will get to know the characters a lot more than you think while reliving those iconic comedy scenes.

Afterlife

This is a very tongue-in-cheek show that is great for those with dry or crude humour. Centred around a man who has just lost his wife and his ability to care about anything, he starts to go off the rails in the most hilarious ways. This one can be a little bit sad in places but if you know and like Ricky Gervais then you already know what you are in for. The new season has just landed on Netflix so don’t waste any time with this one!


Best thriller box sets

If you love a scare, then there are plenty of frights to be had in the form of some very popular TV shows. Here are a few we recommend:

Haunting of Hill House

This series was extremely popular when it first arrived on Netflix in 2019. Centred around the Crain family and their haunted past, this show plays with your mind and will leave you sleeping with the lights on. A second season is in the works, so you won't have to wait long for the next instalment of this one.

American Horror Story

This anthology series is massively popular all over the world for its creepy, thrilling storytelling. Each series has a different topic and while we would say that some seasons aren't as scary as others, most of them are spine-tingling! With lots of urban legends and homages to real true crime cases, this is an interesting series that you can sink your teeth into.

You

While this isn’t considered a horror, it is certainly a notch above a drama. This show looks at stalking and how scary that can be. This is one you could watch alone but will have you double-checking the doors and windows to make sure they are locked!


Best documentary series

Netflix is the king of documentaries that will shock you, inspire you and make you cry. They have a range of topics to choose from and if you are stuck for something to watch, we highly recommend you check out some of their docuseries.

Tiger King

If you are looking for some light entertainment, watch Tiger King. This documentary follows Joe Exotic and the running of his big cat sanctuary in America. This show is packed with beautiful big cats, lies, betrayal and crime. It is something you must see to believe, and it was extremely popular online.

Abducted in plain sight

This is the craziest thing you will ever see – we promise! This tells the story of Jan Broberg and her abduction by a close family friend. You will never believe what happens in this series and it is a fantastic yet shocking watch that will have you screaming HER PARENTS DID WHAT?!

Fyre

This documentary may seem a little bit redundant at first as it follows the creation and ultimate demise of the luxury Fyre music festival. However, it is a look at the other side of the American dream and what can happen when it fails. Each thing that happens is so shocking you do not know whether to laugh at or pity those involved and it goes to show what the power of social media can do!

Now you are all set - just remember to pop the kettle on to take a break every now and then!