The Best Netflix Boxsets to Binge on Right Now
January 22, 2017 (No Comments) by Alannah Kenny

There’s no denying that getting back into the swing of everyday life in January can be a pain in the arse. The weather is typically Irish, work is typically tedious and you’re just going through the motions. Well fear not because Netflix has a plan to keep you ticking over. Stuck inside and needing some quality entertainment? Here are some of the best shows to watch out for that could potentially become your next binge fest!

5) You, Me, Her

Season 1 (Airing from January 18th)

Described as television’s first “polyromantic comedy”, “You, Me, Her” is a new Netflix original series that has a bizarre yet intriguing concept. Priscilla Faia stars as Izzy, a young grad student and part-time escort. Couple Jack (Greg Poehler) and Emma (Rachel Blanchard) decide to hire Izzy to help spice up their marriage but things soon get serious and after seeing both on the side, a three-way relationship soon ensues. Though it doesn’t sound like your atypical rom-com, critics have praised its uniqueness and equally charming performances from all three lead actors.

If you are a fan of movies like ‘Friends With Benefits’ and enjoy a fun, flirty plot on a Saturday night, then this series might just hit the spot. With Season 1 consisting of 10 episodes, it is definitely one to keep you ticking over.

4) One Day at a Time

Season 1 (Airing from January 6th)

Another brand new series exclusive to Netflix, many may recognise “One Day at a Time” from the CBS show of the same name that aired from 1975 to 1984. In fact, this traditional sit-com is a modern reboot of the original created by Norman Lear. The reimagined version explores the life of a Cuban-American family and in particular, former military mother Penelope Alvarez (Justina Machado). Penelope is a single mother with the simple desire of starting a new life for herself and her troublesome teenage children in Los Angeles. Throw in Penelope’s old school Cuban mother Lydia (Rita Moreno) to offer ‘guidance’ alongside Schneider the maintenance man and you have the perfect recipe for fun and chaos!

Fans of the hit show “Modern Family” may certainly find familiar ground with this. However, fans of the original are equally expected to appreciate the reboot and Lear will adopt the role of executive producer. Season 1 will consist of 13 episodes and it is said to have high expectations from critics. So if you are looking for a good laugh this January, you might just find it here.

3) Riverdale

Season 1 (Airing from January 27th)

If you are a fan of hit comic book adaptations such as “The Flash”, “Arrow” and “Supergirl”, then this show is right up your street. Described as being the next teen drama, “Riverdale” follows all-American teen, Archie Andrews (K.J. Apa) who returns to school shortly after the death of high school hero Jason Blossom. Alas, through the whirlwind of teen romances, friendships and afflictions experienced by Archie, there is something not quite right about the sleepy town of Riverdale and its inhabitants….

This series is based on the old Archie Comics but with a darker twist; think Saved by the Bell meets Stranger Things. Legends creator Greg Berlanti who is responsible for many of the DC Comics adaptations will be behind this one. American viewers are already anticipating its debut and it is said to be the possible formula that will fill the gap for fans of departing series such as The Vampire Diaries and Pretty Little Liars. Again with a healthy does of 10 episodes scheduled for Season 1, this series looks like it has all the potential to be a hit.

2) Frontier

Season 1 (Airing from January 20th)

With the huge success of productions such as Game of Thrones and Vikings, it was only a matter of time before Netflix tried their hand at a similar design. Hence they have teamed up with Discovery Channel Canada to create bloody historical drama, Frontier. Certainly many Game of Thrones fans may tune in to see Jason Momoa in the lead role, whose character Drogo was previously killed off in the hit fantasy series. Momoa will play a part-Irish, part-native American outlaw named Declan Harp. This show will document the violent clash between Natives and Europeans regarding the fur trade in late 18th century North America and Harp’s interference in the matter. There will also be Irish talent to watch out for as actress Katie McGrath stars alongside Momoa.

Season 1 is expected to be short and sweet, consisting of just six episodes and a second season has already been secured. Therefore Frontier looks like a sensible choice to binge this month and will no doubt fill the gap for fans of dark shows like Game of Thrones that are currently suffering withdrawals.

1) A Series of Unfortunate Events

Season 1 (Airing from January 13th)

A remake of the 2004 film which was based on Lemony Snicket’s best-selling book series of the same name, A Series of Unfortunate Events has been adapted for the small screen by Netflix this month. This one is a real treat with a dark twist that the family will likely enjoy. The plot tells of three orphaned siblings, Violet (Malina Weissman), Klaus (Louis Hynes) and baby Sunny Baudelaire as they desperately try to stop their evil guardian, Count Olaf (portrayed by Emmy Award winning Neil Patrick Harris), from cashing in on the inheritance left by their deceased parents.

The series is expected to run for eight episodes during its first season. With a substantial sum pumped into the series and with special appearances from actors such as Joan Cusack to be expected, the series has so far garnered much excitement among critics and viewers alike. Here’s hoping this series will make you feel a little less fed up with the rest of the long dark Winter nights.

Now is the time to sit back, turn off from the outside world and switch on Netflix. Start taking mental notes of the big shows you need to catch up on and wave goodbye to the January blues as the epic Netflix boxset binge commences!

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The Best Netflix Boxsets to Binge on Right Now
January 22, 2017 (No Comments) by Alannah Kenny

There’s no denying that getting back into the swing of everyday life in January can be a pain in the arse. The weather is typically Irish, work is typically tedious and you’re just going through the motions. Well fear not because Netflix has a plan to keep you ticking over. Stuck inside and needing some quality entertainment? Here are some of the best shows to watch out for that could potentially become your next binge fest!

5) You, Me, Her

Season 1 (Airing from January 18th)

Described as television’s first “polyromantic comedy”, “You, Me, Her” is a new Netflix original series that has a bizarre yet intriguing concept. Priscilla Faia stars as Izzy, a young grad student and part-time escort. Couple Jack (Greg Poehler) and Emma (Rachel Blanchard) decide to hire Izzy to help spice up their marriage but things soon get serious and after seeing both on the side, a three-way relationship soon ensues. Though it doesn’t sound like your atypical rom-com, critics have praised its uniqueness and equally charming performances from all three lead actors.

If you are a fan of movies like ‘Friends With Benefits’ and enjoy a fun, flirty plot on a Saturday night, then this series might just hit the spot. With Season 1 consisting of 10 episodes, it is definitely one to keep you ticking over.

4) One Day at a Time

Season 1 (Airing from January 6th)

Another brand new series exclusive to Netflix, many may recognise “One Day at a Time” from the CBS show of the same name that aired from 1975 to 1984. In fact, this traditional sit-com is a modern reboot of the original created by Norman Lear. The reimagined version explores the life of a Cuban-American family and in particular, former military mother Penelope Alvarez (Justina Machado). Penelope is a single mother with the simple desire of starting a new life for herself and her troublesome teenage children in Los Angeles. Throw in Penelope’s old school Cuban mother Lydia (Rita Moreno) to offer ‘guidance’ alongside Schneider the maintenance man and you have the perfect recipe for fun and chaos!

Fans of the hit show “Modern Family” may certainly find familiar ground with this. However, fans of the original are equally expected to appreciate the reboot and Lear will adopt the role of executive producer. Season 1 will consist of 13 episodes and it is said to have high expectations from critics. So if you are looking for a good laugh this January, you might just find it here.

3) Riverdale

Season 1 (Airing from January 27th)

If you are a fan of hit comic book adaptations such as “The Flash”, “Arrow” and “Supergirl”, then this show is right up your street. Described as being the next teen drama, “Riverdale” follows all-American teen, Archie Andrews (K.J. Apa) who returns to school shortly after the death of high school hero Jason Blossom. Alas, through the whirlwind of teen romances, friendships and afflictions experienced by Archie, there is something not quite right about the sleepy town of Riverdale and its inhabitants….

This series is based on the old Archie Comics but with a darker twist; think Saved by the Bell meets Stranger Things. Legends creator Greg Berlanti who is responsible for many of the DC Comics adaptations will be behind this one. American viewers are already anticipating its debut and it is said to be the possible formula that will fill the gap for fans of departing series such as The Vampire Diaries and Pretty Little Liars. Again with a healthy does of 10 episodes scheduled for Season 1, this series looks like it has all the potential to be a hit.

2) Frontier

Season 1 (Airing from January 20th)

With the huge success of productions such as Game of Thrones and Vikings, it was only a matter of time before Netflix tried their hand at a similar design. Hence they have teamed up with Discovery Channel Canada to create bloody historical drama, Frontier. Certainly many Game of Thrones fans may tune in to see Jason Momoa in the lead role, whose character Drogo was previously killed off in the hit fantasy series. Momoa will play a part-Irish, part-native American outlaw named Declan Harp. This show will document the violent clash between Natives and Europeans regarding the fur trade in late 18th century North America and Harp’s interference in the matter. There will also be Irish talent to watch out for as actress Katie McGrath stars alongside Momoa.

Season 1 is expected to be short and sweet, consisting of just six episodes and a second season has already been secured. Therefore Frontier looks like a sensible choice to binge this month and will no doubt fill the gap for fans of dark shows like Game of Thrones that are currently suffering withdrawals.

1) A Series of Unfortunate Events

Season 1 (Airing from January 13th)

A remake of the 2004 film which was based on Lemony Snicket’s best-selling book series of the same name, A Series of Unfortunate Events has been adapted for the small screen by Netflix this month. This one is a real treat with a dark twist that the family will likely enjoy. The plot tells of three orphaned siblings, Violet (Malina Weissman), Klaus (Louis Hynes) and baby Sunny Baudelaire as they desperately try to stop their evil guardian, Count Olaf (portrayed by Emmy Award winning Neil Patrick Harris), from cashing in on the inheritance left by their deceased parents.

The series is expected to run for eight episodes during its first season. With a substantial sum pumped into the series and with special appearances from actors such as Joan Cusack to be expected, the series has so far garnered much excitement among critics and viewers alike. Here’s hoping this series will make you feel a little less fed up with the rest of the long dark Winter nights.

Now is the time to sit back, turn off from the outside world and switch on Netflix. Start taking mental notes of the big shows you need to catch up on and wave goodbye to the January blues as the epic Netflix boxset binge commences!

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Alannah Kenny
Interested in big events and likes to keep up to date with celebrity culture as a personal interest. An avid reader and movie lover, enjoys in depth discussions about anything related to dystopian fiction!

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