Brrr! 8 Shows to Binge on This Winter
By Space Coast Daily // December 23, 2021
Plan on indulging in a bit of hibernation this season? We’ve compiled the perfect list to keep you entertained. If you’re looking for some of the top TV shows around, below you’ll find eight great series worth bingeing on this winter.
The Witcher is back for season two this December. Join Geralt and Ciri on the continuation of their journey, filled with all manner of monsters, magic, and mayhem. The story begins right after the end of the first season, so you might want to watch a recap before diving back in.
For those who haven’t seen the first season yet, The Witcher revolves around Geralt (played by Henry Cavill), a genetically modified superhuman proficient in the use of both spell and sword. The story follows Geralt on his travels, each episode bringing a new element to the journey.
Recently renewed for a fourth season, You is often compared to Dexter, ticking many of the same boxes in terms of both concept and execution. The story follows a man named Joe Goldberg, a serial killer who finds himself falling for a rather complicated woman by the name of Love Quinn in Season 2.
Penn Badgley takes on the role of Goldberg, while his love interest is played by Victoria Pedretti. Season 2 and 3 revolve around their relationship, exploring the dangers of obsession, manipulation, and sociopathy.
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
It’s Always Sunny is the longest-running live-action comedy series in the history of American television. The 15th season premiered on December 1st, 2021, breaking the previously held record of 14 seasons.
The show stars Danny DeVito, Rob McElhenney, Glenn Howerton, Charlie Day, and Kaitlin Olson as co-owners of Paddy’s Pub, an Irish bar in South Philadelphia. The script, written by McElhenney and Howerton, has been praised for its deft, comedic take on sensitive topics.
Based on a comic book of the same name, Sweet Tooth is a fantasy drama set in an alternate reality, where humanity finds itself on the brink of extinction due to a viral pandemic. The virus causes animal-like mutations in many of the surviving humans.
Dealing with topical issues through the use of fantastical elements, Sweet Tooth is a timeous show with plenty of good life lessons tied into its rather bleak storyline. The world of Sweet Tooth might be unforgiving in nature, but many of the characters shine brighter because of it.
What We Do in The Shadows
One of the better mockumentary-style comedies out there, What We Do in the Shadows, has received critical acclaim thanks to its hilarious writing and pitch-perfect cast. The series follows four vampire roommates on their escapades in and around New York’s Staten Island.
Join Lazlo, Nandor, Nadja, three traditional vampires; Colin Robinson, an energy vampire; and their familiar Guillermo, on their adventures in the modern world. It’s a novel take on what is by now a fairly old genre, and fans of series like The Office will instantly feel a connection to the show.
Squid Game was probably the biggest viral hit of 2021. The South Korean survival drama took the world by storm when it was released in mid-September. It was the most-watched series in over 90 countries for the month of November, making it the biggest show of the year by far.
The premise can’t be mentioned without spoiling the first episode, and, to be completely honest, the less you know about the plot going in, the better the twists become. Avoiding spoilers can be quite difficult due to social media, but it’s worth it for the first episode’s payoff alone.
Marvel has released quite a few TV shows recently. Loki is arguably the best of the bunch, at least as far as viewership numbers go. The show has been nominated for several awards, winning Best Show of 2021 at the People’s Choice Awards.
Tom Hiddleston effortlessly reprises his role as Loki, the Norse trickster god with grey morals and a kind heart. Multiple versions of reality are a central theme in the show, leading to Loki going up against several versions of himself from alternate realities.
The White Lotus
If a murder mystery with a thick dose of character drama sounds like your cup of tea, The White Lotus is the perfect show to binge on this winter. The ‘whodunnit’ style of the show is extremely well-executed, with just enough twists and turns to keep you on the edge of your set.
The story takes place at an island resort and, thanks to picturesque cinematography and excellent casting choices, The White Lotus is sure to entertain anyone looking for some intrigue, drama, and character development.