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'I'm a TV reviewer. Here are the best shows you may have missed over the holidays.'

Some of the best TV shows of 2021/2022 have been released over the past couple of months. 

But you may have missed them with the Christmas holidays, an ongoing apocalypse, etc. 

So, here are the best new TV shows you'll want to add to your watch list immediately: 

Love Me

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If you love Australian TV series like Love My Way and Offspring, you need to watch Binge's first original series, Love Me, immediately. 

The six-part series was written by Alison Bell (The Letdown) and directed by Emma Freeman (The Newsreader, Glitch, Offspring), and it stars Hugo Weaving, Bojana Novakovic, and William Lodder as three different generations of the same family who are dealing with grief and looking for connection. 

Glen, alone for the first time in decades, is wondering whether he can take a chance on love again. Clara is approaching 40 and wondering whether love and a family is in her future, and Aaron is navigating heartbreak and all the messy, complicated feelings of being in your early 20s. 

Love Me is a beautiful series about family, love, loss, and second chances. 

The entire first season of Love Me is streaming on Binge now. 

Yellowjackets 

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Yellowjackets is the biggest show in the world right now. 

The teen survival thriller quietly premiered on Paramount Plus in Australia in November and achieved a 100 per cent approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes from just one episode. 

Set in the mid-1990's, the series follows a group of high school champion soccer players the 'Yellowjackets' who are travelling to the national championships on a private plane, when it crashes in the middle of nowhere. 

The survivors spend the next 18 months in the wilderness before finally being rescued. During that time, clans are formed, alliances are broken, and not everyone makes it out alive (we're talking cannibalism here, people). 

The series flashes between their time in the wilderness and 25 years later, when four of the survivors are still trying to piece their lives together. 

It's gritty, funny, full of twists, and the soundtrack is the stuff of 90s dreams. 

The entire first season of Yellowjackets is streaming on Paramount Plus now.  

Wolf Like Me 

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Dating as a single parent is hard enough without your potential suitors hiding a... supernatural secret. 

Described as a "genre-bending romantic comedy", the Stan Original Series Wolf Like Me follows the story of Gary (Josh Gad) and Mary (Isla Fisher), two American ex-pats living in Adelaide. 

The pair meet when Mary accidentally crashes into Gary's car while he's driving his 11-year-old daughter Emma (Ariel Joy Donoghue) to school. 

They hit it off and later go on a date but Gary soon discovers that Mary is hiding a... dark secret. 

Wolf Like Me is a funny, enchanting series about taking chances and finding love in the most unexpected places. 

The entire first season of Wolf Like Me is streaming on Stan now

Stay Close 

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If you binged your way through Netflix's Safe and The Stranger, you'll want to add Stay Close to your watch list. 

The eight-part thriller is the latest Netflix series based on one of Harlan Coben's bestselling books. 

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Stay Close follows the story of Megan Pierce (Cush Jumbo), a happily married mother-of-two who seems to have the perfect life. 

When a young man goes missing from a local nightclub, Megan is forced to revisit her secret past and the incident that led to her starting a new life. 

Because this is a Harlan Coben series, there's also a lot of other stuff going and one final twist that will blow ya socks off. 

You can watch all eight episodes of Stay Close on Netflix now. 

Buried 

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When Eileen Franklin was 28 years old, she suddenly started having vivid flashbacks from her childhood. 

In the flashbacks, she saw her father sexually assaulting and killing her best friend, Susan Nason, who went missing when they were eight years old and was later found murdered. 

Eileen reported her father to the police and so began one of the most intriguing and widely covered court cases of the 1990s. 

Buried tells the story of that court case and the fallout. 

You can watch all four episodes of Buried on Paramount Plus now.

Keryn Donnelly is Mamamia's Pop Culture Editor. For more of her TV, film and book recommendations and to see photos of her dog, follow her on Instagram and TikTok.

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