If you’re anything like my friends and I you’ll spend most of your evenings chilling watching TV or Netflix. When I’m not watching a channel 4 show with the girls in the living room, I’ll be watching the latest crime drama with my boyfriend (we love a Silent Witness to get hooked on). I’ve put together a list of some of the best shows around right now which provide the perfect escapism from the hectic daily life of uni.
Collateral – BBC – This star-studded crime drama (Carey Mulligan as a DI, different but it works) is politically and socially aware, employing issues such as immigration and people trafficking. Definitely worth a watch but requires a fair level of concentration to keep up.
Strike: Career of Evil – BBC – I was over the moon to see a new Strike mini-series appear on iPLayer as I loved the previous two mini-series’. Although this follows the usual tortured-soul detective template (think Sherlock and Luther), it’s refreshing enough to keep you on the edge of your seat and involves a subtle love triangle.
The Assassination of Gianni Versace – BBC – this new series is gripping and makes you long for the sunny beaches of Florida. Everything from the styling to the acting is superb in this six-part series and because it’s on BBC there are no breaks so you can sit back, relax and dream of a Versace wardrobe.
Everything Sucks – Netflix – this Stranger Things-style series is highly promising. I have only seen the first two episodes (episodes are around 25 minutes each) but I’m already fond of the young male protagonist. Focused on the lives of young teens in high school, this show is both humorous and endearing and is definitely worth a watch.
LOVE – Netflix – I finished this a while ago now but still think about it often. It’s not like anything I’ve ever seen before as it’s quite slow and lacking in the theatrics but is entertaining and gripping nonetheless. If you’re after an easy watch and something without characters exhibiting impossible standards of beauty and lifestyles then give it a try.
These are just some of the great shows out at the moment, but I’ve found that all provide great escapism and relaxation despite some stressful plot lines…