It might officially be summer, but given the vagaries of the British weather there’s no guarantee we’ll be basking in the sunshine and wheeling out the barbecue. When you’re stuck indoors on a rainy day, there are few things more enjoyable than snuggling up with a cup of tea, a packet of biscuits and a decent TV series to catch up on. If the weather has poured cold water on all your day’s plans, here are our top five series to get stuck into when you’re trapped indoors.
The entire first season of Ozark is now available on Netflix, and it’s a gripping ride from the off. Starring Laura Linney and Jason Bateman, the series follows financial planner Marty as he suddenly decides to uproot his family from Chicago to Missouri after a money-laundering scheme going awry means he has to find a way to pay off his debt to a Mexican drugs baron. With ten episodes to get your teeth into, this is a great way to pass a rainy day or two.
The first season of this hit TV series is available through Amazon Prime, and it is well worth checking out. American Gods is a real treat for fans of the magical and supernatural, as recently released prisoner Shadow Moon and shady conman Mr Wednesday travel across a dystopian America where gods and mythical beings are a reality. It’s an expensive and beautifully shot show which is sure to have you hooked from the first episode.
Also available from Netflix, Glow takes you into the neon pink world of ’80s Los Angeles, where a group of out-of-work actresses decide to take the only jobs they can find by donning spandex and entering the women’s wrestling ring as the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling. The fact that Glow was created by the people behind Orange Is the New Black means you can be pretty sure you’re in for some big laughs and many hours of entertainment with this one.
It might have started back in 2012 and now have entered its fifth season, but Scandal on Sky Living is worth catching up on. Given the current political situation in America, the story of a former White House Communications Director covering up the shady secrets of the wealthy elite seems only too prescient at the moment.
The Last Tycoon
Adapted from the unfinished F. Scott Fitzgerald novel, The Last Tycoon is available through Amazon, and the dazzling and glitzy first series is just the thing to take the edge off a rainy day. Set in the ’30s, the story follows studio executive Monroe Stahr as he battles his former mentor Pat Brady for the role as top dog.
Snuggle up and forget the miserable weather outside – there are plenty of amazing series out there to get stuck into if you know where to look!