There are few things worse than the empty, lost feeling you get after finishing the final season of your TV show. You now have to leave you bed. Wash yourself. Actually speak to people.
Or do you…
We’ve done the hard work* (aka eschewed all human contact and watch our laptop screens for 273 hours straight) and found the best under-the-radar new to Netflix shows.
Listen: All the best TV shows you should be watching this week.
Here are the top five for your bingeing pleasure.
I could talk about this for hours. But I won’t 1) because I have a word limit and 2) in the time you’re reading this you could be halfway through the first episode. This British series was originally called Scrotal Recall, but don’t let that put you off. Skins-meets-Inbetweeners-meets-Fresh Meat-meets the best rom-coms but without the cheesy endings, Lovesick is awkward, funny and also full of heart.
The story starts with Dylan, a hopeless romantic in his mid twenties who finds out he has chlamidya so has to contact every girl he's slept with in the last few years to tell them to get tested. Jumping time, the show focuses on him and his two best friends Evie and Luke. Each episode focuses on a girl from the past but is so much more than that, charting friendship, love, relationships, feeling lost and life in general. Plus, it's impossible not to get on board with the love story.
I started watching this with my housemates then cheated on them by binging the whole second season to myself the other night. Then I restarted it from the beginning. No regrets.
It was first shown in the UK in 2014 but didn't appear on Netlix until 2015. The second season dropped at the end of last year and its just been renewed for a third season. The seasons are short - just six and eight episodes, so you've got no excuse.
You Me Her
I stumbled upon this series on a rainy Friday night and proceeded to remain on my sofa for the next 12 hours, addictively going from one episode to the next.
The US TV show revolves around suburban married couple Emma and Jack who on the surface have the perfect life - the job, the house, the marriage. But trying for a baby has taken its toll on the pair and they end up in relationship counselling which sheds some light on their sex life - or lack of. In an effort to get their mojo back, they end up getting involved with an escort, a grad student named Izzy. It does not go to plan - but not in the way you'd expect.
Combining sex, relationships, nosy neighbours, humour and drama, You Me Her is a visually appealing and surprisingly down to earth series. The second season premiered on US television last month, but for now its just the first season available on Netflix.
It's the series that has got the office talking - and texting each other all hours of the night to discuss exactly WHAT JUST HAPPENED.
Con artists. Mystery. Romance. Comedy and a perfect blend of sexy, silly and sophisticated - there's a lot to love about Stan's dark new comedy.
The American series centres around con-artist Maddie, who seduces men and women into marrying her before she runs off with their hearts - and all their money.