Wednesday December 21, 2016

From The Crown to Veep: what to binge-watch over the holidays

Claire Foy as Elizabeth and Jared Harris as her father King George VI in The Crown Season 1

Claire Foy as Elizabeth and Jared Harris as her father King George VI in The Crown Season 1 (Alex Bailey/Netflix)

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Whether you're already enjoying the holidays or counting down the days till when you can sleep in, you're probably already making a list of things to do and, more importantly, shows to watch on your TV queue. But undoubtedly you'll run into the same problems many of us have encountered before: you're overwhelmed with the selection, you spend too long browsing shows and ultimately, you give up. 

Well writer Anne Donahue is here to help. Below are some of her top recommendations for shows to watch this holiday season. So avoid the endless scrolling and hit play on these hot shows instead!


For your post-U.S. election hangover fix: Veep (HBO, iTunes)

Family viewing suggestion: The Crown (Netflix)

What to watch when you're sick in bed: Catastrophe (Amazon Prime - US only) 

What to watch when you only have an hour or two: Black Mirror (Netflix)

What Anne wants to watch over the holidays: This is Us (CTV, iTunes), Chewing Gum (Netflix)