If you would rather spend the long weekend curled up in front of the television than out on the tiles, a good old binge watch should definitely be on the agenda.
We all love a good movie marathon, but sometimes pulling yourself in and out of the worlds of feature films can end up feeling more draining than relaxing.
Since the Bank Holiday weekend has presented us with the ideal opportunity to put our feet up and spend hours guiltlessly lounging on the sofa, now’s the time to plunge yourself headlong into some must-see TV shows.
We’re all too aware of just how many valuable hours can be lost flicking between streaming platforms and scrolling through the endless options, so we’re taking the hassle out of deciding.
Here’s we’ve narrowed it down to the top five shows available on a number of different platforms to see you through the long weekend. Now, all that’s left for you to do is order a takeaway, pour a glass of wine, and pull the curtains.
A new addition to Netflix and currently sitting pretty in the Top 10 trending TV shows, eight episodes of Uncoupled are ready and waiting to be enjoyed. Peppered with campy witticism, this rom-com series follows a 40-something real estate broker (Neil Patrick Harris) as he attempts to start his life over after his long-term partner ups and leaves.
Only Murders in the Building, Disney+
If you haven’t already dipped your toe into the world of Only Murders in the Building, you need to get on it ASAP. We’re currently just over half of the way through season two, with episodes landing weekly on Disney+, and with Cara Delevingne and Amy Schumer joining Selena Gomez, Martin Short and Steve Martin, it’s maintaining the same level of appeal as the first time ’round.
The Summer I Turned Pretty, Amazon
Come on, don’t pretend you don’t want to see it. Based on a novel of the same name by Jenny Han, The Summer I Turned Pretty is an Amazon Original series that follows Belly Conklin as she’s about to turn 16 on a family vacation, with her friends, brothers Jeremiah and Conrad, and finding herself caught in a love triangle. Already renewed for a second season, there are seven episodes waiting for you on Amazon.
The Sex Lives of College Girls, RTÉ Player
With ten episodes available to stream for free on the RTÉ Player, The Sex Lives of College Girls follows a group of 18-year-old freshmen roommates as they navigate their way through the highs and lows of college. Co-created by Mindy Kaling and Justin Noble, these characters go through the ringer, and with season two currently in the works, we watch these young women grow into the new versions of themselves.
Feel Good, All 4
You may recognise Mae Martin from the latest season of The Flight Attendant or from their on-stage comedy stylings, but this semi-autobiographical romantic comedy series might just be their best work to date. Having co-written Feel Good with Joe Hampson, Martin stars alongside Charlotte Richie (Fresh Meat) as a recovering addict and rising star comedian that’s trying to get a hold of an all too complicated life.