Best box sets 2013

The nights are drawing in and it’s becoming a bit chilly outside, it’s time to zip up your onesie and huddle up on the sofa and get lost in a box set.

What will your choice be? The cult series of ‘Breaking Bad’? The addictive ‘Game of Thrones’ or are you more inclined to a bit of a ‘New Girl’ ?

Whatever your winter weapon of choice is, check out the reviews of this winters best box sets below and snap one up because in the words of Game of thrones…Winter is coming…


1BBBreaking Bad Season 1-4, Amazon, £34.52

This Emmy Award winning drama follows chemistry teacher Walter, who after learning he has terminal cancer turns to a life of crime to provide for his family.

His newfound passion for life turns him into a man of action to provide for his wife who earns a modest income from selling on eBay and son who suffers from cerebral palsy.

“Of all the television shows I’ve ever watched this has to be the best. Excellent writing, acting, production and plot development. I can’t recommend it highly enough. You can’t get better than this. Gripping from the first episode it leaves you wanting more every time.” Dunny, Amazon


GIRLSGirls Season 1-2, Amazon, £23.50

Girls follows a group of 20-something women in New York each battling with their own issues. The Golden Globe- winning series, written by and starring Lena Dunham, hilariously deals with the gritty real-life issues- with episodes named ‘Vagina panic’ and ‘Welcome to Bushwick aka the Crackcident’ you can envision the tales that unravel.

“Lena Dunham gives the female characters just as many flaws as the guys. But the twist is twofold: we get to hear the girls’ insider conversations, so we side with them against the men, and Lena is the ultimate creator, so no matter what she puts the girls through, she is always in control.” James Franco


WDThe Walking Dead Season 1- 2, The Hut, £27.95

The Walking Dead is a zombie apocalypse adventure that follows a group of survivors trying to find refuge.

Police officer Rick commands the group across America, but with clashes with other survivors and as personal struggles entwine with the zombie attacks- just who are they fighting?

“A stunning series which gets better and better. If you love gore and a great story line then make sure you get this. If you haven’t seen it on TV you wont be disappointed.” Volusia, Play


GOTGame of Thrones Seasons 1-2, Tesco, £34.20

Game of Thrones is an adaptation of R.R Martin’s series of fantasy novels A song of Ice and Fire.

The series is set in a fictional world and features several plot lines as a number of noble houses battle for the Iron Throne of the Seven kingdoms.

As the threat of the Winter increases and the beasts of the North edge closer, an exile journeys to Westeros to reclaim the throne, unbeknown to her that the kingdoms are at war.

“It’s based around great families on different sides of the world, the stories their members have to tell and the secrets they hide. And there are many secrets. If you cannot follow the story just yet, don’t worry! It’s meant to be like that, you will eventually get to know all the characters and get involved in the story so much you will BEG for next episode just to see what happens.” IMDB