7 Shows You Need To Binge Over The Christmas Break

7 Shows You Need To Binge Over The Christmas Break

As we count down the days until the Christmas break, it's time to think of all the entertainment you missed over the year as you slogged away on assignments, part-time jobs, and dismal nights outs. As the golden age of television continues, you may have slept on some of these breakout hits:

1) You:

We've never been more thankful to have a Netflix subscription than when they added the sleeper hit You to the streaming service. Spotlighting a tale about obsession, You bravely tells the story through the eyes of its obsessive villain effortlessly played by Gossip Girl's Penn Badgley. The first season is available on Netflix and the second season will be streamed on the service in the New Year. If you loved Gone Girl, you'll love You:

2) The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel:

Winner of two Golden Globes and five Emmy's, Maisel is a sleeper hit this side of the pond. The second season started on December 5 so know's your chance to jump on board this whacky musical comedy set in 1950s Manhattan.


3) Succession:

Ever wondered what it'd be like to step behind the scenes of a global media empire? Well, now's your chance. Succession is based on a dysfunctional family who controls a chunk of the worlds media. With undertones of dark humour, comedy genius Will Ferrell serves as an executive producer.


4) Homecoming:

Julia Roberts returns with what critics are calling her most powerful performance since Erin Brockovich which won her an Oscar for Best Actress in 2001.  Set in a dystopian future, Homecoming tells the tale of a facility where soldiers are trained to forget their past and rebuild a future with normal civilians. Pandora's box is opened when Heidi (Roberts) is audited about her reasons for leaving the secure facility and all is not as it seems.

5) The Haunting of Hill House:

Dubbed one of the most haunting tales of 2018, and that's with a year that saw the huge success of Hereditary and A Quiet Place, HHH is worth the watch for episode five alone - it has enough plot twists to make Stephen King green with envy. It follows a family who are haunted by memories of their former supernatural home, it's a family drama like nothing you've seen before.


6) Atlanta:

If you're listening to Childish Gambino's 'This Is America' and want more, look to Donald Glover's critically acclaimed series Atlanta. A comedy-drama based on two brothers navigating and hustling Atlanta's rap scene, it's a powerful take on race and class issues in modern America. The show's third season will premiere in 2019 so now's the perfect time to catch up.


7) The Assassination Of Gianna Versace: American Crime Story:

Nominated for a SAG award for his performance, Darren Kriss's portrayal of the man who shot and killed notorious designer Gianna Versace is hauntingly brilliant. Although failing to make the same waves as American Crime Story's first season The People v. O.J. Simpson, the second season of the anthology is considered some of Ryan Murphy's best work.

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