I had never really been a boxset fan until me and Keith moved in to our house nearly five years ago …wow 5 years still cant believe it! We found there was nothing really on normally TV, even though there are hundreds of channels. Now its all we seem to watch! There’s nothing better of an evening once the kids are in bed to sit down with a ‘Hot’ drink and some chocolate to watch a boxset, it mind sound boring to some but that’s my happy kind of night.
I feel like we have watched every boxset there is now and always looking for the next one so I thought I would let you know my favourites and it might be something you would like to watch.
“An innovative look at the life of fictional Mafia Capo Tony Soprano, this serial is presented largely first person, but additional perspective is conveyed by the intimate conversations Tony has with his psychotherapist. We see Tony at work, at home, and in therapy.”This was the first ever boxset we watched and OMG we were hooked straight away. It was first released in 1999 – which seems like a lifetime ago, and it stared the late James Gandolfini. We watched the full 86 episodes in about 3 weeks and I remember it was the Christmas holidays. We would get up and start watching it, then it would get to lunch time we would look at each other and realise we were hungry, get ready and go the shops to get food and get straight back to continue watching it. It was probably one of my favourite Christmases because it was our first year in our house and we just snuggled on the couch, ate and watched The Soprano’s for days – perfect! If you like American/Italian mafia type films then this is for you.
Game of Thrones
“In the mythical continent of Westeros, several powerful families fight for control of the Seven Kingdoms. As conflict erupts in the kingdoms of men, an ancient enemy rises once again to threaten them all. Meanwhile, the last heirs of a recently usurped dynasty plot to take back their homeland from across the Narrow Sea.”I did a lot of thinking if this should be number 1 but The Sopranos just had to many good memories for me not to put it first. But if you haven’t seen Game of Thrones, WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN???? Living under a rock (And your missing Jon Snow). I actually didn’t think I would like this when we first started watching it as dragons and fantasy wasn’t my thing but it is now. We didn’t start watching this until season 3 and now I hate the fact when the season starts you have to wait every week for a new episode. And the final season isn’t back until 2019 *crying face* I still cant believe there will be no more seasons! So get watching now so you will be caught up for the last and final series and you can see what all the fuss is about.
- “When chemistry teacher Walter White is diagnosed with Stage III cancer and given only two years to live, he decides he has nothing to lose. He lives with his teenage son, who has cerebral palsy, and his wife, in New Mexico. Determined to ensure that his family will have a secure future, Walt embarks on a career of drugs and crime. He proves to be remarkably proficient in this new world as he begins manufacturing and selling methamphetamine with one of his former students. The series tracks the impacts of a fatal diagnosis on a regular, hard working man, and explores how a fatal diagnosis affects his morality and transforms him into a major player of the drug trade.” I don’t know what to say about Breaking Bad other than you have to watch it! Keith had watched this without me (I know grounds for divorce because you should never watch a boxset without your other half) and told me how good it was so I downloaded Netflix on my tablet and every night and weekend I would watch it. I was pregnant at the time so there was tears in parts and my emotions were all over the place but I loved it and pray that one day they bring out another series, because if you have watched it you will understand why. The characters are so funny and make a good double team, I’m team Jessy I just loved him. Revenge
“As a summer to remember begins in the Hamptons, new arrival Emily Thorne dazzles the members of high society by making herself known in the exclusive social circle of Grayson Global CEO Conrad Grayson and his socialite wife Victoria. But it soon becomes clear that the beguiling young philanthropist has a dark past. Emily was once known as Amanda Clarke, a young eight-year-old (in the summer of 1993) whose life was torn apart when her father – Grayson Global hedge fund manager David Clarke – was falsely accused of channeling money to a terrorist organization responsible for the downing of a commercial airliner. Now living under an assumed identity, she is determined to seek vengeance on the people who destroyed her father’s life – the two main conspirators being Conrad and Victoria Grayson – by making their lives come crashing down around them. Because when everything you love has been stolen from you, someone has to pay.”
- I know I said previously you shouldn’t watch a boxset without your other half but I was guilty of this while I was on maternity leave with Heidi. When you have a newborn they don’t do much except sleep so I needed a boxset to keep me company and Revenge did just that. It wasn’t to dark or to chick flicky, just something that kept me gript and wanting more. I don’t think this is probably a boxset most people have watched but I really enjoyed it, and with 89 episodes it will keep you entertained for a while. Banshee
“Lucas Hood, an ex-con and master thief, assumes the identity of a murdered sheriff where he continues his criminal activities. His past seems to haunt him by those he betrayed years earlier. This ex-con imposes his own brand of justice where violence erupts at every turn in the not so quiet Amish town of Banshee, Pennsylvania.”
- This was one we watched together and Keith always says it was one of the best he’s watched. It has a bit of everything Action, crime, drama and mystery and keeps you hanging on to actually see what “Lucas Hood’s” name is. There was only 4 seasons of this so it is a quick watch compared to some of the others and is definitely worth a watch if you like a bit of drama. It does start off a bit slow but hang on in there it gets you hooked.Some other suggestions that didn’t make it in to my top 5 are, Ray Donovan, Pretty Little Liars (which I’m watching now), Homeland (also currently watching), Peaky Blinders, True Detective (season1 I wasn’t fussed on the other), The Leftovers (again only recommend Season 1 & 2), Line of Duty, Stranger things (amazing), making a murderer, mindhunter, Better call Saul, Jane the virgin, Ozark & The sinner.
As you can see we have watched quite a lot but if there is anything that you would recommend I would love to know because we will be looking for our next boxset soon.