Rachel Brosnahan in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

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FOMO be gone - your couch is where it's at.

Remember the days when the bumper Christmas TV guide would arrive after 'the big shop' and you'd spend an hour outlining the special episodes and movies you couldn't wait to watch over the break? While on-demand streaming has veritably ruined that sense of anticipation, you can't beat the convenience of having a multitude of series accessible whenever, wherever.

As time starts to lose all meaning when we settle in to December - "What day is is?" "Is there a paper today?" "Is Christmas this Tuesday or next?" - comfort yourself with the knowledge that there is a multitude of award-winning TV shows to keep you occupied from one evening to the next.

Here's what we'll be *Netflix and chilling* with.

Killing Eve

Phoebe Waller-Bridge's smart drama follows two females spies who are equally obsessed with each other and intent on pursuing a psychopathic assassin. Sandra Oh, who plays Eve, made history this year when she became the first actress of Asian descent to be win a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress. With an impressive 96% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, this is one to prioritise. 


Julia Roberts? In a TV show?! Yep, it really is the golden age of telly. The actress is far from her usual Hollywood sweetheart roles here, playing a woman who formerly worked as a caseworker at a facility that helps soldiers transition back to civilian life. Keen to settle into a new quiet life, she picks up a waitressing job but when the Department of Defense comes a-knocking, she realises that the truth behind the facility was not what meets the eye.

The Haunting of Hill House

This eery series follows siblings who spent their formative years in the most famous haunted house in the country. As adults, they reunite to confront the ghosts that lurk in their past. While this supernatural horror series is not for the faint hearted ("In parts it scared me so much that I went cold from head to toe, in other parts it had me in tears from the pure emotion displayed," one review said) it has a very convincing 8.9/10 score on IMDB. 

Sharp Objects
This screen adaptation of Gillian Flynn's novel of the same name is an eight-part 'whodunnit' that's anything but predictable. Amy Adams, another Hollywood darling making the transition to TV, features as reporter Camille Preaker who returns to her dead-end hometown in rural Missouri to investigate the unexplained murders of local teenage girls. As a Time Magazine headline put it, "It's hard to watch - and harder to look away".

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

After the two aforementioned dark, and often unsettling, shows, it's time for light at the end of the tunnel. This Emmy and Golden Globe Award winning offering from the creators of Gilmore Girls (ergo you just know it's going to be a crowd pleaser for all ages) follows Miriam 'Midge' Maisel - a quintessential New York City-born and raised Jewish socialite who finds herself making waves in the world of comedy. Set in the late 1950s, it's difficult to distinguish which is more infectious; the costume design or the surprisingly hilarious gags the budding comedienne unleashes while on stage.