If you’re anything like me, there are days where everyone is busy and there’s nothing to do, so Netflix ends up being your date for the night. Then comes the process of choosing the right show to suit your mood, and that can take a while. In the meantime, here are a few recommended British shows to watch if you feel like it’s a day to binge.
Originally called Scrotal Recall, which I thought was a pretty attention-grabbing name, this show surrounds Dylan, who gets diagnosed with chlamydia. He then has to inform all the women he has slept with of his diagnosis so they can get tested too. A rom-com drama, this show is rather interesting as viewers get acquainted with his past relationships, along with his two best friends, Evie and Luke.
Stars: Johnny Flynn, Antonia Thomas, and Daniel Ings.
Seasons: 1-3, waiting for Season 4 to be announced
Genre: Drama, romance, and comedy
2. Chewing Gum
This laugh-out-loud show is set in London and surrounds a 24-year-old virgin girl called Tracey who tries to get laid however, her family and her boyfriend are extremely religious, making her de-flowering quest that much more difficult as they don’t believe in premarital sex.
Stars: Michaela Coel, Danielle Walters, Robert Lonsdale, Susan Wokoma
Seasons: 1 and 2, Season 3 to be announced
3. The Worst Witch
If you’re a Harry Potter fan and want a taste of the magical world, give this a go. The story is of Mildred Hubble, who lives with hr mother, Julie and one day a girl crashes her broomstick into their home balcony. The girl, Maud Spellbody, then introduces Mildred to Cackle’s Academy, a school for young witches that sits atop a mountain. During her time at the academy, Mildred realises that no matter how hard she tried, her spells would go wrong and wreak havoc.
Stars: Bella Ramsey, Clare Higgins, Raquel Cassidy
Seasons: 1 and 2, Season 3 waiting to be announced
4. The Crown
This show follows the political rivalries and romance of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign and the events that shaped the second half of the 20th century.This also takes into account that the Queen is a 25-year-old newlywed faced with the daunting prospect of leading the world’s most famous monarchy while forging a relationship with legendary Prime Minister, Sir Winston Churchill. During this time, the British Empire is in decline, the political world is in disarray, and a young woman takes the throne.
Stars: Claire Foy, Matt Smith, Victoria Hamilton
Seasons: 1-3, Season 4 to be announced
Genre: History, Drama
A modern take on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s literary characters, the show follows Sherlock Holmes, who lives in modern-day London, with his best friend and partner, Dr John Watson, who is a veteran of the Afghan war. With murders, crimes, and puzzles to be solved, the show focuses on the brilliant mind of Holmes as he figures out complex cases.
Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Una Stubbs
Season: 1 to 4, Season 5 unsure
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
6. Crazy Head
Deemed as the “British Buffy the Vampire Slayer”, this show centres around Amy and Raquel, who attempt to navigate their way through their early twenties whilst simultaneously fighting demons. Though it does sound a lot like Buffy, this show is more comical and a rather light watch, with a whole lot of demons.
Stars: Cara Theobold, Susan Wokoma, Lewis Reeves
Seasons: 1, Season 2 to be announced
Genre: Horror, comedy