What better way to enjoy time off work than indulging in a sofa day with a good box set? Remember, life is all about balance and it’s good to give yourself a day off. Whether you’re a serial Netflixer or a dedicated Amazon Primer, here’s the Neat team’s top TV shows that will get you pressing ‘next episode’ over and over...
I love a political thriller, and Designated Survivor, starring Kiefer Sutherland is my current favourite. It’s a clever & funny portrayal of the realities of an inexperienced politician suddenly becoming President of the United States after a huge terror attack on the government.
For the Amazon Primers, my current favourite is All or Nothing. I’ve become a fan of the NFL, and find learning more about the sport fascinating – not only the training but also how the franchise’s operate as a business.
It’s a bit of a cliché to say it, but Stranger Things. The show is popular for a reason and for any 30-something, it’s a wonderful experience of nostalgia. If you haven’t given in yet and watched the show, Christmas is the perfect time. It’s a delightful mix of ET, Close Encounters, Stand By Me and The Goonies – all iconic movies that I loved throughout my childhood and beyond.
I’m currently watching Life in Pieces on Amazon Prime. It’s a really easy to watch sitcom that’s super funny and doesn’t take much brain power at the end of a long day. It’s also clever how the story is told from different family members perspectives.
For me, Christmas isn’t all about mindless films like Elf and Home Alone – my top Netflix recommendation has to be Cosmos. It’s a documentary series where astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson presents new revelations about time and – the content and visuals are literally mind-blowing.
Suits, without a doubt! This American drama might totally trashy and a ridiculously unrealistic portrayal of the legal system, but it’s also incredibly gripping - I’ve binge-watched almost all seven seasons in the last few months! If you’re anything like me, you’ll fall in love with every one of the show’s charming characters.