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Everyone needs a day off every now and again, so what better way to spend it than hunkering down to a good box set whilst snuggled up under your duvet? Whether it's a chick flick like 'Sex and the City' or a nail-biting sex-filled drama like 'Scandal' we have rounded up the DVD's that will have your eyes glued to the screen.
It's the show that everyone's talking about and with season 3 airing on Netflix now, there's no better time to binge on the first two seasons of Orange is the new Black. The hit American comedy-drama series sees Piper Chapman's past suddenly catch up with her as she's sentenced to 15 months in a women's federal prison. Picture: LGUKPublicity
In case you've been living under a gigantic rock for the past few years, Downton Abbey is the biggest British costume drama since, well, the last big costume drama. Spanning the idyllic pre-war era through the storms of The Great War and beyond to the roaring 1920s, Downton Abbey tells the story of the aristocratic Crawley family and the servants who work for them. A must-watch.
Pretty Little Liars tells the story of four teenage girls- Spencer Hastings, Emily Fields, Hanna Marin and Aria Montgomery- who are involved in the mysterious disappearance and apparent death of their friend, Allison DiLaurentis. A year later, they begin to be harassed by the mysterious “A” via text messages, threatening to reveal their secrets... Picture: © 2015 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All rights reserved.
Based on true stories of the Brummie boys who'd sew razor blades into the peaks of their flat-caps, Peaky Blinders is an epic gangster drama set in the lawless streets of post-war Birmingham. Starring the likes of Cillian Murphy and Tom Hardy, it'll have you hooked instantly.
The MOST talked about US drama in recent times has landed in the UK and boy are we gripped! Offering up a healthy portion of sex, lies, law and politics, Scandal is just what you want to get stuck into on your duvet day. The series surrounds Olivia Pope and her staff at Pope and Associates (a law and crisis management firm which seeks to cover up high profile secrets) however Olivia has a secret of her very own…an affair with the US President, Fitzgerald Grant!
Nothing escapes the eye of the all-seeing Gossip Girl who lets us into the scandalous live of New York's elite. Set in the posh Upper East Side the smash hit drama series begins upon the return of it girl, Serena van der Woodsen (Blake Lively) a gorgeous girl trying to confront her controversial past which saw her sent to boarding school.
If Wentworth Miller's gorgeous looks isn't reason enough to make you to watch Prison Break then perhaps the intense storylines will. The high-energy and often violent drama follows Michael, a structural engineer who uses his knowledge of buildings to help his brother break out of prison after being sentenced to the death penalty for a crime he did not commit. It doesn't stop there as a nationwide man-hunt and a government conspiracy ensue.
Travel back to the prohibition era with this Martin Scorsese produced crime-drama set in Atlantic City. The series focuses on Enoch 'Nucky' Thompson a political figure whose lavish lifestyle and affiliations with mobsters raises a few eyebrows within the federal government about bootlegging and illegal activities in the area.
Sex, lies and murder sums up Wisteria Lane, a pretty little suburb hiding some dark secrets. The long-running series, which stars Terri Hatcher and Eva Longoria, follows the lives of four women as they work through domestic struggles and family life, while facing the secrets, crimes and mysteries hidden behind the doors of their picturesque and deceivingly perfect suburban neighborhood.
This box set is not one for the faint hearted as you will be taken on an adrenaline induced roller coaster ride as you follow Jack Bauer and the gang on their mission to save the save the day in just 24 hours. Expect some thrilling albeit nail-biting scenes as they track down terrorists moments before a bomb explodes, a chemical weapon detonates or some other gruesome threat to humanity.
Who is more fit to cover up a string of murders than a crime solving forensic? Meet Dexter, a forensic officer by day and a serial killer by night. This cleverly written series has just the right amount of comedy and gore to have you devilishly licking your lips and wanting for more.
If you fancy getting under the skin of modern day mafia then this mob drama is the answer! The late James Gandolfini takes on the lead role of Tony, a morally conflicted baddie whom you can't help but love. If the likes of 'The Godfather' and 'Goodfellas' appeal to you, then you'll be hooked.
There's no forgetting just how groundbreaking 'Sex and the City' was when it first hit our screens in 1998. Following the life and trials of the fabulous Carrie Bradshaw and her three pals, Samantha Jones, Charlotte and Miranda, this iconic series spurred a frank conversation between woman about sex, careers and fashion. Just about everyone can identify with the characters!
This gritty epic will transport you to the rough side of the tracks in Baltimore and the drug lords who run the city. When you're not busy drooling over the gorgeous Idris Elba, you will get a startlingly honest glimpse into a poverty stricken city.