Nothing beats a good series binge, be it netflix or an old-school DVD boxset. So if you're planning a weekend in your pyjamas, here is our ultimate edit of the best boxsets, from genius comedies, to smart political dramas, edge-of-your-seat thrillers, or teen angst epics.
Amongst the epic offering, our favourite TV show of all time continues to reign supreme..
Fifteen entire years since Friends aired its final episode, the series about a group of chums navigating their twenties (storyline for those who have been living under a rock) has been named the UK’s most streamed TV show.
In the list compiled by Ofcom in 2018, Friends, which originally ran for a whole decade from 1994-2004, was streamed twice as many times as its second-place rival, Amazon's The Grand Tour, in the first three months of the year.
The influx of views came as Netflix released all 234 episodes (that’s a lot of our life we are not going to get back) onto its streaming service for the first time last year. It’s great to hear it’s not just us watching the exploits of Joey, Ross, Chandler, Rachel, Phoebe and Monica for the millionth time. Praise be, we aren’t the only ones with a part time job in procrastination.
Rounding off the top five most streamed shows in the UK was Cillian Murphy’s Peaky Blinders – the show that has done an incredible thing for flat cap sales.
Edging into the top ten is The Good Place - a comedic show about the afterlife - and finishing off the list is Amazon’s The Vikings. Spears and sex – a delicious combo, it seems.
Whilst some say Friends is out of touch with jokes that wouldn’t make the cut in 2018, it turns out you just can’t beat a classic. Rachel, Ross, Joey, Phoebe, Monica and Chandler, we are here for you, always and forever.
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