Top Sky Box Sets Available To Watch Now
From some home grown nail biting crime thrillers to big budget comedy dramas from across the pond, we really have reached dizzying heights when it comes to the calibre of entertainment that has been made over the past few years.
With all the amazing shows on offer it can be difficult to know where to start when settling down in front of the TV, which is why we have done the hard work for you and found the top 10 best box sets on Sky.
So grab some snacks, sit back and take your pick from our selection of the ultimate box sets available on Sky today.
Our Handpicked Top 10 Best Box Sets on Sky
True Detective (2 Series)
Some of the biggest names from Hollywood make a shift to the small screen in this edge of your seat crime box set. Critically acclaimed and award winning, these two eight-part series showcase amazing writing and high production values.
Series one follows Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey’s character’s Martin and Rust through two narratives split between 2012 and 1995.
Series two revolves around three detectives from different departments played by Colin Farrell, Rachel McAdams and Taylor Kitsch as well as an against typecast Vince Vaughn who plays a criminal turned business owner. The acting is really is superb in this gritty cop drama.
Game of Thrones (6 Series)
Unless you have been living under a rock, you will have heard a lot of the hype around HBO’s fantasy epic Game of Thrones. Although not family friendly, this popular and compelling drama will have you hooked for various reasons including its brilliant script writing and the amazing way in which the characters depth arouses hatred one minute and sympathy the next.
You can watch all six series through sky and you really don’t want to miss out on this. Winter is coming and it’s going to be glorious.
Broadchurch (2 Series)
One of the most recent talked about programmes to come out of our shores, this fantastic eight part crime thriller stars national treasure Olivia Colman and the wonderful David Tennant. Based in the fictional seaside town of Broadchurch the series starts with the murder of young boy and we see how this plays out and its impact on the local community.
One of the best whodunits to hit our screens in a long time – you will be guessing right up to the final episode.
The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst (1 Series)
Did you love Making a Murder? A fan of the hit podcast Serial? Then The Jinx is definitely the series for you. Arguably better paced, this docu-series follows the reclusive billionaire property heir Robert Durst.
This compelling series, directed by Andrew Jarecki, will have you gripped from the first episode. Over six hour long parts you will be completely absorbed by its ‘you can’t make this stuff up’ story and intriguing sociopath ‘star’.
Definitely not one to miss.
Girls (5 Series)
Girls is a refreshing realistic drama from Lena Dunham, following four twentysomething girls in New York. Although the immediate jump is to compare with Sex and the City this this dark comedy drama comes without the soft edges, unabashed it doesn’t shy away from topics such as abortions, STIs and sex that are all dealt with tactful humour.
Emotional and funny, difficult issues are handled sensitively by Dunham. In addition to the brilliant female leads you are able to watch Adam Driver, now known more for his Star Wars: The Force Awakens role, play a brilliant part in this series.
Catfish (5 Series)
To use Urban Dictionary’s definition, a Catfish is “someone who pretends to be someone they are not using Facebook or other social media to create false identities, particularly to pursue deceptive online romances.”
Hosted by Nev Schulman and Max Joseph, this docu-series aim is to coordinate meetings between two friends or lovers that have only previously talked through the wonderful world of the internet in the hope they have not been ‘catfished’ themselves.
Often resulting in shocking revelations this show will really leave you guessing who is behind that FB account.
Geordie Shore (12 Series)
With even more nudity than Game of Thrones, this reality TV series is a spin-off of the popular American reality show Jersey Shore. Following a group of ladies and gents in Newcastle, there is plenty of mayhem – getting mortal (getting drunk) which often leads to a lot of tashing on (snogging) you will be hooked to this guilty viewing pleasure.
Now in season 12 you have plenty of episodes to get into – this is perfect viewing for a hungover day curled up under your duvet.
Ross Kemp on Gangs (4 Series)
Now this is a bit of an oldie – but a goodie. Ross Kemp of Eastenders fame shows us what an absolute hard nut he is in the BAFTA award winning series. Investigating gangs from around the globe, Kemp gains access into some of the world’s most notorious and deadly gangs offering some interesting insight along the way.
Discussions with victims, the gangs themselves and also authorities trying to tackle the problem, Kemp shows us that he is more than just your average soap actor.
The Affair (2 Series)
Dominic West and Ruth Wilson star in this series which focuses on the great consequences of a passionate extramarital affair between a teacher (West) and waitress (Wilson). Beginning in Long Island, Montauk the show is both brilliant and sombre in its handling of this exploration of relationships.
Narrated from two points of view you are able to see an interesting difference between their memory biases and as a viewer you are left hankering after the truth – a series with truly skilful storytelling and fantastic performances.
Mad Men (7 Series)
One of the most stylish series to hit our screens, Mad Men is a super slick drama that offers us a snapshot into the inner workings of Sterling Cooper, an advertising company, during the 1960s. Following the lives of the Advertising Executives, also known as ‘Mad Men’, this series focuses on Jon Hamm’s character Don Draper. Charismatic and charming, follow his escapades both in the boardroom and the bedroom.
Seven series that are super seductive, this slow burning drama has snappy writing, brilliant styling and an interesting insight into how things were back then.
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