With the Christmas holidays upon us, everyone needs some ideas of TV shows to watch over the break. Weeks of no school is a little different from usual so it’s important to know what to do with your time. Within the last few months I have watched many shows that I believe are very entertaining and ready to binge watch, so please have a browse, I’m sure at least one will catch your eye.
Stranger Things – S1 & S2
This strange show is the talk of the internet when it comes to things to watch. I had heard so many good things about it and I felt as if I needed to join in on the action. I am so glad I did because this show is my No.1 choice in this list, with its beautifully written storyline and mind-blowing actors. I have watched both series and it gets better from the first to the second. I wasn’t sure if it was for me to start with, due to its very unique fictional characters, but that soon passed and I was just as mad about it as everyone else. The shows blurb on IMDb gives a little insight into season one, ‘When a young boy disappears, his mother, a police chief, and his friends must confront terrifying forces in order to get him back.’
The second season gets even more exciting but I’m not spilling any more details. My favourite actor in the franchise is definitely Millie Bobby Brown, her acting skills are beyond fantastic. She plays Eleven in the show and once you’ve seen it I’m 99.9% sure you will feel the same way. Pssstt, really excited about season three coming late 2018 or in 2019.
Designated Survivor – S1 & S2
My love for politics is very unusual for my age, however, this show is more than just powerful people making decisions. I have finished all the published episodes which includes all season one and ten episodes of season two. The show starts with Tom Kirkman, a low-level cabinet member who doesn’t attend the State of Union. This is because of his appointed role as designated survivor, the next in line to the presidency if all other higher members are wiped out while at the event. As you can expect the capital building is blown up, meaning this almost unfamiliar cabinet member becomes President. The show then spirals into a breathtaking storyline with many unexpected surprises.
A highlight of this show is its three separate plots that all link together. One being President Kirkman with his political challenges, another the Kirkman family drama as they get used to their new way of life and lastly the investigative storyline focusing on agent Hannah Wells. It is a picture-perfect bit of television and I can’t hardly wait for the rest of season two, begins from March 1st, 2018.
Riverdale – S1 & S2
This show was suggested to me and when I first heard about the storyline I was unsure. A murder mystery in a creepy town sounded a bit scary so I checked the content advisory and decided to dive in. I made the right decision because it’s really not scary at all, instead very thrilling and dramatic. The story follows some very relatable characters including fan favourite Archie as they discover the real Riverdale, what lurks behind its facade? A lot actually, but none I will share due to spoiling the entire thing for you. It gets very intense; you actually find it hard to stop watching which proves just how well it has been written.
I have finished all season one and as of writing, I am up to episode eight of season two with only nine published. Episodes will begin to be released again on the 18th of January, not too long to wait. I highly suggest giving this a try, especially if you’re a teenager, as it’s very relatable.
Well, there you have it, three award-winning shows in my opinion that you need to give a try. Let me know your reviews as well and share some other shows you like, I’m always open to bingeing suggestions!