Stay in this weekend and cuddle up under a blanket with our list of addictive television shows to binge watch.
Grace & Frankie
This Neflix original has been on our radar since its first release in 2015. The combination of comedy, drama, and a touch of madness makes this tale of two newly divorced frenemies an endearing story to return to.
Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, as title characters and polar opposites, present a whirlwind of relatable and bizarre incidents that will have your stomach muscles aching from laughter in no time.
Grace & Frankie was renewed for a fifth season in February of this year and supports back-to-back streaming on www.netflix.com.
Somebody Feed Phil
Take a trip around the globe with Everybody Loves Raymond creator, Phil Rosenthal, in this documentary-style series where the connection to people through cuisine lies at its very centre.
In each episode, Phil chases the relationship between delicious food and the essence of what brings a community together. Our very own Cape Town features in the second season. Stream both seasons on www.netflix.com.
Since its inception in 2003, BBC’s QI (short for ‘Quite Interesting’) has offered viewers over 10 seasons of humorously informative entertainment.
Sandi Toksvig performs as the QI Master, a role formerly played by Stephen Fry, who hosts an obscure, yet enlightening quiz among four unique panelists, where points are mostly awarded for being interesting – not correct.
Episodes are regularly aired on BBC Brit, DStv channel 120.
Trial and Error
NBC’s Trial and Error takes it cue from classic crime-solving documentaries to present an impossible case of murder told in the most outlandish fashion.
Kristin Chenoweth stars as the accused in the second season (replacing John Lithgow who performed in the first) by delivering a comedic approach to standard court case behaviour.
Episodes are available on Vuzu.tv and M-Net, DStv channel 116 and 101 respectively.
February of this year saw the reboot of Bravo’s Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, with a brand new cast of five distinctively witty and charming male characters.
Allow yourself to indulge in its premiere season as the “Fab Five” teach you a lesson or two in food and fashion, or culture and design. Watch all episodes of the debut season on www.netflix.com.
Plow through this three-part series in which Game of Thrones star, Kit Harington, performs as an infamous historical figure involved in the Gunpowder Plot of 1605.
Don’t miss out on the chance to watch this revenge-tale as it depicts the thrilling untold story behind Guy Fawkes day. This HBO period-drama is a new addition to Showmax, and is currently available for streaming online at www.showmax.com.
- By features writer Marike Watson