Is there anything better than having a new TV series to bing-watch? The answer is no.
Here are some of the TV shows that we are currently loving, and think you will too..
Up front: I only started watching Derry Girls a few weeks ago after hearing so much about it and OMG it’s amazing! I watched season 1 twice in one week. It’s set in Derry (obvs!) in the 1990’s and follows the girls (plus the wee English fella) as they navigate normal teen life in the shadows of The Troubles. If you love a really great laugh, Irish humour, good music, pop-cutter references and a lot of heart, Derry Girls is for you. P.S, Sister Michael is my Spirit Animal!
Season 2 just finished, but you can catch up on all 12 episodes on the Channel 4 player.
The Bold Type
Who doesn’t love a drama set at a fictional magazine? The Bold Type showcases strong, realistic female friendships as Jane, Kat and Sutton navigate life in NYC. The storylines are cleverly framed around modern hot topics, such as #metoo, Period Poverty and LGBT issues to name but a few, so it does make you think. The fashion is incredible too!
Season 1 and 2 are currently available on Amazon Prime in Ireland and new Season 3 episodes are available weekly.
The Marvellous Mrs. Maisel
Maybe one for our slightly older readers, 16+, but this is honestly so good we couldn’t not mention it. The Marvellous Mrs. Maisel follows Midge as she deals with her perfect, fairy-tale life imploding and her sudden realisation that she’s actually a great great stand-up comedian. The series is set in 1950’s New York and the clothes are just dreamy. Midge is serious bad-ass too! We want to be her.
Season 1 and 2 are currently available on Amazon Prime in Ireland
This Is Us
It’s kinda hard to describe what This Is Us is about and why it’d just so watchable. On paper it’s just about the Pearson family, but there’s so much to it. It’s uplifting and heartbreaking all at the same time. Expect to laugh and cry in the space of 5 minutes.
Season 1 and 2 are currently available on Amazon Prime in Ireland and Season 3 is airing on RTE 2.
The Umbrella Academy
Based off of the comic books written by My Chemical Romance frontman, Gerard Way, the new-ish Netflix series is a little slow in some parts but really gripping one it gets going. It also stars our very own Portlaoise man, Robert Sheehan. The plot revolves around a dysfunctional family of adopted sibling superheroes who reunite to solve the mystery of their father’s death, and the threat of an impending apocalypse. If you’re thinking “not another superhero movie/TV show”, we hear you, but this is actually good and not the same-old thing we’ve seen in 20 movies at this stage.
Season 1 is available on Netflix now with Season 2 currently in production.
What TV shows are you watching right now?