The winter gloom is well and truly upon us; it’s cold, wet, snow is on its way and we’re all broke from last month’s festivities. So what better way to keep us entertained then to delve into the endless amounts of box sets available these days? We’ve delved into the box set catalogues and chosen some of our favourites to share with you. Please note: RedHotSunglasses will not be held accountable for any fake sick days pulled at the expense of a box set addiction!
Arguably the greatest show ever made, it’s that good! James Gandolfini stars as New Jersey mob boss Tony Soprano trying to keep his criminal empire from crumbling beneath him. Gandolfini was made to play Soprano and is capable of carrying the show all on his own. However, a phenomenal supporting cast along with thrilling storylines means you can’t take your eyes off the screen. If gangster movies are your thing, or even if they’re not, then the Sopranos is a must watch.
We know, we know, you’ve probably already seen it; and if not then what have you been doing with your life?! Breaking Bad tells the story of cancer stricken, shy and retiring chemistry teacher Walter White’s metamorphosis into Heisenberg, the most notorious crystal meth cook in New Mexico. The strange thing about breaking bad is that Bryan Cranston is so believable and genuine as Walter White that you actually sympathise with him for wanting to leave behind money for his family no matter how low he stoops. Five seasons of viewing pleasure, and with a rotten tomatoes rating of 95%, it’s not just us who think it’s a great show.
House Of Cards
Again, one of the main reasons this show is so good is purely down to the sublime acting of the protagonist. Kevin Spacey plays U.S. representative Frank Underwood in this Netflix original series. Underwood’s story is one of political maneuvering, backstabbing and revenge in order to get to the very peak of U.S. politics. A classic case of ‘just one more episode’ syndrome it’s frighteningly easy to lose days to House of Cards. There’s certainly worse ways to spend your days and with the fourth season being tipped for a March 2016 release now is a perfect time to get up to speed with this modern day classic.
The Thick of It
If you’re looking for something that’s a little bit more humorous than some other shows on the market then we would highly recommend the political satire the thick of it. Malcom Tucker, Peter Capaldi, is the foul-mouthed firebrand of British politics. At times you’re not quite sure whether it’s a satirical look at the inner workings of the government or it’s actually a documentary. Any show that can make such hilarity ensue from a serious line of work is a winner in our eyes. Keep an eye out for Tucker’s hilarious outbursts when someone happens to step out of line.
Making A Murderer
The show everyone is talking about, making a murderer is a rollercoaster of emotions. The show follows the story of Steven Avery, who was wrongly convicted of a crime and freed only to find himself back in court charged with murder. The filmmakers are given inside access into Avery’s defense team building their case. As the evidence unfolds it’s really not clear which way the case is going to go, so much so we still can’t make our minds up over whether Avery is guilty or not. However, we wont spoil it for you and let you make your own mind up.
Let us know below which box sets you plan on sinking your teeth into this January?