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aislinggray Posted 2 years ago
TV box set recommendations

Anyone else ever feel like they don’t know where to start on Sky or Netflix?  There is so much choice I seem to always end up scrolling and pondering for almost as long as a first episode might have taken…!


So, what are your favourite box sets to binge on?  Any genre will do…


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    • Daisychain 2nd November 2020 at 3:00 pm

      I’ve just finished watching The Stranger on Netflix. It’s a crime mystery taken from a story by Harlen Cohen. He also directs.

    • Deleted User 2nd November 2020 at 4:22 pm

      Billions, Boardwalk Empire, Vinyl

    • lyndabrownbath 3rd November 2020 at 7:27 am

      Boardwalk Empire and the Walking Dead are very good if a bit gory and violent.


    • Deleted User 3rd November 2020 at 7:55 am

      Designated Survivor and The Fall

      • aislinggray 3rd November 2020 at 9:47 am

        Oooh I tried Designated Survivor ages ago but it felt very cheesy and I just couldn’t get into it.  I know people who absolutely love it though.  Maybe I should give it another chance.

    • Daisychain 3rd November 2020 at 11:04 am

      There is another one as well. Netflix has a facility for more like this so you could try searching like that. Try channel 4 as there is loads of stuff on there. The Bridge on BBC catch up is very good too.

    • Mary A 3rd November 2020 at 11:33 am

      What about ‘This is Us’? I was hooked on this one. Ended up watching about four a day during the first lockdown. 😄

    • Mary A 3rd November 2020 at 11:36 am

      Also ‘Little Fires Everywhere’ It took a while to get started but it’s a great drama.


    • Haley 3rd November 2020 at 1:11 pm

      United States of Tara… on prime… 👍🏼👍🏼

    • Caz2caz 3rd November 2020 at 1:20 pm

      I am currently watching Cardinal on BBC iPlayer if you like murder mystery’s this is good also 4 seasons so plenty to watch

    • starlight 3rd November 2020 at 4:11 pm

      Modern Family, Schitts Creek, Grace & Frankie –  things to make us smile during lockdown

    • KayDanceStyleSparkle 3rd November 2020 at 4:14 pm

      “The Crown”.  Love it!

    • Deleted User 4th November 2020 at 7:43 am

      The Last Kingdom based on the books by Bernard Cornwell. It’s fab, albeit a bit gruesome at times during the fight scenes, but if you like Game of Thrones you would enjoy this. I can’t wait for Season 5

      I would also recommend Schitts Creek. Great casting. Made me laugh and made me cry. Daniel Levy was a show stealer playing the son, David.

      Ozark is great too. Looking forward to next season of that when it comes out as last one ended with a true OMG!! moment.

    • Peter C 4th November 2020 at 4:37 pm

      Sorry, these 3 are on Amazon Prime, but we watched “This is us” (went on a bit too long, and became repetitive BUT brilliant first few series!) and “The Crown” – so well-done it feels almost like a documentary crossed with a soap!

      (1) “The Americans” – 2 Russians posing as a typical American couple are given dubious tasks to do in Washington during the Cold War.  Over various episodes and series you get to identify with them and their “normal” family life (neighbours/children think they are travel agents) and reflect on what’s good and bad about the West. With a few thrills thrown in, makes you think about your own lifestyle and what you take for granted (perfect during lock down).

      (2) “Bosch” a ‘mature’ LA detective with a disturbing past. This is much better than most police/detective series, regularly getting 5 star reviews. Great lead actor, but plenty of other interesting characters are introduced too.

      (3) “The Bureau” a French spy series, again story and character-led, not too much action, gives an insight into what the average spy (French) gets up to. Some thrills, but just high-class drama like the other two mentioned – streets ahead of anything made by BBC/ITV.

      Hope this helps!!!

    • Deleted User 5th November 2020 at 7:43 pm

      Currently watching Designated Survivor on Netflix. American political. Good, not West Wing but worth a watch.

      Also, Mindhunter, amazing.Netflix


    • Deleted User 5th November 2020 at 8:33 pm

      I’m hooked on Walter presents box sets on All 4

    • alexramsey55 5th November 2020 at 9:37 pm

      Fargo, I think it’s still on Netflix.

    • E1drabble 5th November 2020 at 10:16 pm

      U might laugh but I love selling sunset on Netflix pure escapism x

      • aislinggray 6th November 2020 at 9:15 am

        Haha, my guilty pleasure too 🙂  I used to work in the world of prime London property so love a bit of property porn! Selling sunset is another level though!

    • liz.keenan 6th November 2020 at 12:18 am

      Queen’s Gambit on Netflix is very watchable. All about the chess world but no need to worry about understanding  the technicalities of the game. It’s about the personalities within the game.  Fascinating.

    • SueAC 6th November 2020 at 10:36 am

      Just finished watching Schitts Creek really funny and clever

    • michaelfierstone 6th November 2020 at 4:22 pm

      Sucession was the best programme on TV in 2019 – if you haven’t seen it check it out.


      I loved After Life – so sad and poignant but amazing characters and script. Funny as well.


      Parks and Recreation is a fantastic comedy which really grows on you as you get to know the characters.

    • AJB114 6th November 2020 at 9:02 pm

      I thought Money Heist was good . It grew on me as I got to know each character.  Series 3 improves as they got more finance to make them if you can handle the voice dubs it’s well worth it ..

      I started watching The Fall . Which is a bit grim in places and becomes captivating as you will them to catch the bad guy . You will recognise him from 50 shades .

      Now watching Barbarians for my Friday night fix



    • pat_gilhooly 6th November 2020 at 10:28 pm

      I really enjoyed Barbarians on Netflix. At present watching the Alienist which I am also  enjoying

    • aspie auntie 8th November 2020 at 3:21 pm

      GOLD recently repeated I’m Alan Partridge and This Time – the last is Alan Partridge standing in for a much-loved presenter on a ‘One Show’-type magazine series.  I liked how he got Sidekick Simon in to read out messages on Twitter though the machine kept screwing up at times.  Lynn is also rather cutting about Jennie, the main presenter behind the scenes, and poor Ruth, the on-the-spot reporter, can’t get to say her pieces due to the satellite delay!

    • Louise77 9th November 2020 at 10:49 am

      I’m loving The Fall- gritty Irish cop drama- serial killer on the lose.Gillian Anderson playing a great part.

    • aspie auntie 9th November 2020 at 1:26 pm

      I’ve also enjoyed seasons one and two of Ghosts.  It’s made by the cast and writers of Horrible Histories and is about a couple who inherit Button House, a mansion inhabited by ghosts from different historical eras.  I suspect Martha Howe Douglas as the former lady of the house based her portrayal on Maggie Smith in Downton Abbey!


      The premise is that only the wife can see the ghosts after having had an accident, which reminds me of Mr Condomine in ‘Blithe Spirit’ as well as Jeff in ”Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased)’.   The couple try to let the house out for various reasons, usually for money, but the ghosts keep intervening.  By the way, I wonder if Robin the caveman’s prosthetic forehead and hair was modelled on Ted Danson as Sam Malone in Cheers?