As the days are getting shorter and the weather is getting cooler, it's the perfect time to be snuggling up and binging a good television series. Here in NZ, TVNZ OnDemand offers a wide range of tv series free to view on their OnDemand platform. Here are our top 5 recommendations of TV series for you to binge-watch this winter.
It's A Sin
Just a warning, you may need a box of tissues for this one.
It's A Sin follows four friends Ritchie, Roscoe, Collin, and Jill as they navigate life in London during the 1980s. While they explore their hopes and dreams and experience the tries and tribulations of adult life, a mystery virus starts to rise, which most of the world ignores. Director Russell T Davies explains that the storyline is drawn from his personal experiences in London during the height of the AIDS/HIV epidemic.
If you love everything 80's, we'd recommend you watch this. The heartwarming series will have you crying, laughing, singing, and wanting more.
All 5 episodes of It's A Sin are available here.
If you like something a bit different than your average television drama, this may be what you're looking for.
The show follows Eve Polastri who is an MI5 security officer as she hunts down Villanelle, a very talented killer. Eve and Villanelle travel the world in a game of cat and mouse, where they become equally obsessed with one another. Starring award-winning actresses Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer, this series is definitely not your typical watch.
This multi-award-winning series will leave you shocked and make your jaw drop in horror.
All 3 seasons of Killing Eve are available here.
Recovering from her teenage daughter's suicide, Sergeant Catherine Cawood leads a team of strong-willed police officers in West Yorkshire to solve cases in the area. Determined Catherine will go to any length to protect her community and her family.
If you love a good British crime investigation drama with unexpected twists, this is one for you.
Both seasons 1 & 2 of Happy Valley are available here.
Deep Water follows the lives of three women as they try to balance the struggles of everyday life at home and work. Lisa, Roz, and Kate are all trying to keep their heads above very deep water while seeking to do the best for their families. Connected by the school gates, the mothers' lives intertwine, taking a turn into a world of sex, blackmail, and murder.
This cliched drama is a perfect comfort watch to get your mind off everyday life.
All 6 episodes of Deep Water are available here.
Des is a three-part television series based on the true story of Scottish serial killer Dennis Nilsen. Nilsen was arrested in 1983 after human remains caused a blockage in a drain near his home.
On a visit to his home, he shockingly admitted to police that there weren't just one or two bodies but "15 or 16, I think". After an eventful trial that will make you feel involved, Des was convicted of 6 counts of murder and 1 count of attempted murder leaving him with a lengthy sentence of 25 years minimum imprisonment.
This captivating series will leave you astonished at the vicious actions of Dennis Nilsen and get you on the edge of your seat. Starring renowned, award-winning actor David Tenant who portrays the character remarkably well.
All three episodes of Des are available here.