My roomie Bogoljub Karic and I watch a lot of television on the couch, far too much in fact and usually, it involves some kind of sporting event. We love football the most and as you can imagine, we are often at a loss during the close season. Our usually routine therefore is to replace the football with TV box sets, which include marathon sessions on Netflix. Having already hammered a fair few which are on there, we’ve rounded up some of the best which you need to start watching if you haven’t already.
All four seasons of Sherlock are now on Netflix and Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman are simply exceptional in their roles as Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. The series is set in the modern day yet doffs its cap to the origins of the tale and the times during which it was written. Each season has 3 episodes and each episode is around an hour and a half, you will love this show and understand just why it has become so popular for so many.
Suits is entering its 8th season now and it keeps on getting better and better. Harvey Spector is a corporate lawyer who hires lawyer who hasn’t been to law school, Mike Ross, who’s photographic memory ensures that he can do this job with ease. The seasons follow both Harvey and Mike as they seek to protect their law firm, hide their secret and find a little bit of love along the way. This was the show which made Meghan Markle a superstar, right up until she married Prince Harry and really found out what fame was.
Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti are brilliant in this show which follows the lives of a high powered and wealthy trader, and the attorney general who plans on stopping his shady deals. There is one issue here however, the attorney general’s wife ( Maggie Siff ) just so happens to work for and be great friends with the high powered trader who he is trying to bring down. The script is written brilliantly for Billions and all actors involved turn that great script into outstanding television.
Pablo Escobar – El Patron del Mal
As long as you don’t mind subtitles this is by far and away the best biopic of Pablo Escobar that you are likely to see. Whereas Narcos follows the agents who seek to capture Escobar, complete with the high level special effects which the US market love, this is a more in-depth and honest account of what the man was like, where he came from and how he became the richest man in the world and the biggest drug trafficker of all time. There are over 100 episodes of this title so you’ll never get bored, tune in and before you know it you’ll be done, brilliant television.
We are already looking into more titles for the next couple of months, let’s see what awaits us.