If ever there was a season in which you can guilt-free binge watch TV, ’tis the season now. While festive series and movies maybe trending for those who need a break from the yuletide merriment, Vogue Arabia has selected the top five most popular TV series to get on board with. Enjoy!
When it comes to Netflix shows, The Crown continues to reign supreme. If you’ve yet to get into the series allow us to quickly recap: seasons one and two see actor Claire Foy reenacting the life of Queen Elizabeth II, while in seasons three and four award-winning actor Olivia Colman takes on the coveted role. What makes season four exciting is that we see the introduction of Princess Diana, played by Emma Corrin. Not only does she give us major fashion inspo, but it also sees the show delves into her rocky relationship with Prince Charles played by Josh O’Connor. Gillian Anderson’s also features as Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.
THE QUEEN’S GAMBIT
This new binge-worthy series is a coming-of-age period drama based on Walter Tevis’s 1983 novel of the same name. The series focuses on Beth Harmon, an orphaned chess prodigy struggling with addiction and life’s many challenges. The series takes you from the 1950s through to 1960s as Harmon competes to become the world’s best chess player.
FABULOUS LIVES OF BOLLYWOOD WIVES
India’s take on Keeping up with the Kardashian’s, Fabulous Lives Of Bollywood Wives is a reality show, which follows exactly what the title suggests – the lives of four middle-aged women married to famous Indian actors. From shopping trips in a Rolls-Royce to Parisian debutante balls, watch Neelam Kothari Soni, Maheep Kapoor, Seema Khan and Bhavana Pandey’s live their aspirational lifestyles.
Winner of the Outstanding Comedy Series award at the 2020 Emmy’s, this Canadian sitcom follows the life of a former absurdly rich family that goes bankrupt and is forced to live out their days in a place called Schitts Creek – that they bought as a joke. Created by the dynamic father-son duo Eugene Levy and Dan Levy, starring the ever graceful Catherine O’Hara, and newbie Annie Murphy, the hilarious happenings of the Rose family are sure to keep you coming back for more.
An enthralling six-part psychological thriller starring Nicole Kidman, Hugh Grant and Donald Sutherland that will leave you on the edge of your seat at the end of each episode. When artist Elena Alves is murdered, doctor Jonathan Sachs (Grant) is immediately arrested. But is he being framed? A series of gruesome discoveries unravel, testing therapist Grace Fraser’s (Kidman) devotion to her husband.
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