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50 Bingeworthy Netflix Shows To Hibernate With During The Storm

By James Fenton

March 2, 2018 at 5:00pm


It's feckin' freezing outside and the Gardai have warned people not to make any unnecessary journeys. 

It looks like you don't have much choice but to put on some popcorn and snuggle up in front of the TV!

If you're stuck for something to watch make your way through our top 50 picks below. 

1. Stranger Things

With a good run at it you should be able catch up with both seasons in about a week to 10 days. 

2. It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia

Who'd have thought five narcissistic arseholes running an Irish bar could be so funny?

3. Black Mirror

Created by Charlie Brooker, this sci-fi series is a dark look at modern society particularly when it comes to technology. 

4. The OA

A young woman resurfaces after being missing for seven years. 

5. Rick And Morty

You've definitely heard about this cult animation which is already a classic of its genre.

6. Breaking Bad

If you haven't yet watched this one just stop reading and start now. Edge of your seat stuff from start to finish. 

7. Peep Show

One of the greatest British sitcoms of all time, you'll fall in love with Jez and Mark despite their numerous negative qualities.

8. Suits

Legal drama set at a fictional law firm in New York City.

9. Doctor Foster

A GP suspects her husband of having an affair. 

10. Dexter

Michael C. Hall ('Six Feet Under') plays a forensic analyst who leads a secret life as a serial killer.

11. The Office

Follow the antics of hapless office manager David Brent and his team. A must-see if you haven't gotten around to it, particularly around the festive season. 

12. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

A woman readjusts to normal life after being kidnapped for 15 years. 

13. Ozark

A crime thriller about a man who must repay debts to a Mexican drug lord.

14. Mindhunter

FBI agents interview serial killers to get an insight into how they think.

15. Fawlty Towers

The 70s classic about a pompous hotel owner that still holds up today. Hold onto your sides.

16. I'm Alan Partridge

A one-time famous radio DJ has fallen on hard times and lives in a travel tavern. Hilarious one-liners at every turn. 

17. True Detective

A HBO crime thriller with an all-star cast including Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson, Colin Farrell and Rachel McAdams. 

18. Jack Whitehall: Travels With My Father

The funnyman heads off on an gap year to Thailand with his old-fashioned dad. 

19. Gotham

The story behind Detective James Gordon's rise to prominence in Gotham City in the years before Batman's arrival.

20. Peaky Blinders

Gangster epic set in Birmingham after the First World War. 

21. Mad Men

Set in the 1960s, the 'mad men' are the advertisers working on Madison Avenue.

22. The Crown

A focus on Queen Elizabeth as a 25-year-old facing the daunting prospect of leading the monarchy. 

23. The IT Crowd

Written by Graham Linehan and starring Chris O'Dowd, this enjoyable sitcom has plenty of Irish interest. 

24. The Confession Tapes

A documentary which presents six cases of possible false confessions leading to murder convictions. 

25. Making A Murderer

You're probably two years too late for this real-life crime documentary which became one of Netflix's first global sensations. 

26. The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air

Has there ever been a more iconic them tune? Some of the comedy is pretty underrated too. 

27. Arrested Development

The Bluth family are as dysfunctional as they come in this massively popular comedy. 

28. Orange Is The New Black

A comedy-drama set in a women's prison. 

29. Blackadder

A pre-'Mr.Bean' Rowan Atkinson shines in this historical UK comedy. 

30. Brooklyn Nine-Nine

A multi award-winning police sitcom. 

31. The League Of Gentlemen

A surreal, and often terrifying, British comedy. 

32. Extras

Ricky Gervais plays a movie extra alongside a host of famous faces playing inflated versions of themselves.

33. Bojack Horseman

An adult animation about a self-loathing alcoholic horse. What more could you want?

34. Narcos

The story of drug kingpin Pablo Escobar. 

35. Riverdale

The small town of Riverdale has some dark secrets. 

36. The Good Place

Kristen Bell and Ted Danson star in this comedy about a deceased woman struggling to cope in the afterlife. 

37. Better Call Saul

The 'Breaking Bad' spin-off which gained a new audience of its own.

38. Sherlock

Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman star as the iconic Sherlock Holmes and Watson respectively.

39. Prison Break

A man is on a mission to break his brother out of prison. 

40. The Mighty Boosh

The surreal adventures of Vince Noir and Howard Moon will have you laughing from start to finish. 

41. Gilmore Girls

A cult classic and perfect comfort TV. 

42. Downton Abbey

The historical period drama is definitely worth a shot 

43. Bottom

A slapstick comedy about a pair of hopeless mates which invariably descends into comic violence. 

44. The People Vs. O.J. Simpson

A dramatisation of one of the most famous murder cases in history. 

45. The Royle Family

Like looking at your own family on TV. 

46. Freaks And Geeks

The show that launched the careers of Seth Rogen and James Franco.

47. Skins

Take yourself back to the late-00s and watch it all again. 

48. Scream

A TV version of the classic horror movies. 

49. That 70s Show

Still funny today.

50. That Mitchell And Webb Look

A sketch show way ahead of its time. Take this clip of the differences between advertising towards women and men below as an example of its sharp takes on society. 

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