Best TV series to binge-watch on Netflix

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With winter upon us, what better time to snuggle up with a truly addictive box set? Pack the kids off to bed early, reserve your seat on the sofa and whack one of these on – you need only worry about the wine snacks

New series this winter

Alias Grace

Alias Grace

Seasons on Netflix: 1

Why you should commit:

“Alias Grace is one of my favourite Margaret Atwood novels so I'm really excited to see this. I hope they do it justice.”

“It's being adapted as a miniseries by Sarah Polley. I'm really interested to see what she does with her script; her adaptation of Alice Munro's work for Away From Her was wonderful.”

“I loved The Handmaid's Tale and wasn't sure this would be as good as it's a period piece but so far, it's very watchable!”

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The Good Place

The Good Place

Seasons on Netflix: 2

Why you should commit:

“The Good Place is utterly amazing – can't wait for it to come out every week! Ted Danson & Kristen Bell are hilarious together.”

“I enjoyed it – a bit of fanciful, escapist fun.”

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Stranger Things

Stranger Things

Seasons on Netflix: 2

Why you should commit:

“Just watched the first episode of Season 2 and it's every bit as good as the first. I'm going to have to force myself not to binge-watch the whole lot because I easily could.”

“I was prepared to think it over-hyped but both my husband and I loved it. The girl who plays Eleven is wonderful, the soundtrack's great and all the geeky Spielberg references are there without distracting from the story.”

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Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Seasons on Netflix: 3

Why you should commit:

“One of the sharpest, funniest, darkest shows on TV. I love that Rachel Bloom and her co-creator really understand that it isn't and never has been about who Rebecca 'ends up' with.”

“It's definitely the go-to uplifting show at the moment! Every time I read the title I just get the theme tune stuck in my head…”

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Crime shows

Line of Duty

Line of Duty

Seasons on Netflix: 2

Why you should commit:

“I would start watching them all from the very beginning, as they are bloody brilliant – I can't recommend it enough.”

“Another vote for Line of Duty here! So gripping and addictive, and Season 2 is incredible.”

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Person of Interest

Person of Interest

Seasons on Netflix: 4

Why you should commit:

“One of my all-time favourite TV shows. It just gets better and better! I'm going to watch it all again over the winter nights.”

“Surprisingly good. I don't even know why I started watching, but got hooked! All the cast were good but I especially loved Taraji P Henson.”

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Political dramas

Homeland

Homeland

Seasons on Netflix: 5

Why you should commit:

“Before I knew it I was completely hooked. About a woman who works in the CIA and is bipolar. Brilliant.”

“Fantastic drama with an excellent script, superb acting and lots of twists and turns.”

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Comedies

Grace and Frankie

Grace and Frankie

Seasons on Netflix: 3

Why you should commit:

“Anyone looking for a light-hearted comedy should watch this. Have recently discovered it and it's fab – great female leads and a slightly older cast than usual.”

“Grace and Frankie is excellent – really funny and easy watching.”

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Dramas

Shameless (US)

Shameless (US)

Seasons on Netflix: 5

Why you should commit:

“Watched two seasons in a week. I was gutted when the UK version ended, so I'm glad I can relive it in a way. I love how the first season kind of followed the British one, but also went in its own direction.”

“Shameless US is so much better than the UK version. I think it's the only American remake that I can say that about; it's pure brilliance.”

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Superheroes

Jessica Jones

Jessica Jones

Seasons on Netflix: 1

Why you should commit:

“David Tennant is jaw-dropping as Killgrave. Gives me goosebumps just thinking about it.”

“It's bloody brilliant and definitely passes the Bechdel test!”

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