I’ve always loved watching TV. My husband and I love to watch an entire series at a time, then complain when it ends too quickly. It’s something I’ve always done – there’s something great about having a day where your schedule is totally clear, and you can immerse yourself in somebody else’s life for a while. While we’re all aware of the big name hit TV shows, I thought it’d be fun to share some of my favourite marathon-worthy programmes that I stumbled upon by chance. These hidden gems will have you scrambling to find sky TV deals, so sit tight!
Dead Like Me
Dead Like Me was a short but sweet series, which was fantastic from the very first episode. The story centres around Georgia Lass, whose mundane life was cut short by a toilet seat. Georgia is tasked with becoming a reaper, as she struggles to navigate in a world without her family that she had thought she resented throughout her life. Dead Like Me is a dark and witty comedy which I could watch time and time again – though, pro tip, don’t watch the movie!
I first discovered Tru Calling on Sky 3, and I quickly became obsessed. Tru works in a morgue, and finds that the bodies of the deceased are waking up and asking for her help, transporting her back to the morning of the day of their death. Tru must work against the clock to prevent the target from dying. It’s another series that was cancelled before its time (in fact, it was cancelled between seasons with a huge cliffhanger, leaving fans feeling painfully unresolved) but its one I’m always in the mood to rewatch. When I need to renew my TV provider I always check deals that include Sky, because I know I’m going to find hidden gems like Tru Calling.
United States of Tara
United States of Tara is totally warped, in the best possible way. Toni Collette stars as Tara, who is living with Dissassociative Identity Disorder and a whole host of Alters – alternative versions of herself. As well as DID, Tara also lives with a husband and two children, who struggle to keep up with her experiences. It’s a comedy, but its got some heart-wrenching moments too – especially as Tara begins her path to remembering the trauma that caused her personality disorder. I made sure I got a great broadband deal when my TV and broadband package was up for renewal because I am obsessed with sitting down to marathon-watch a great series like United States of Tara.
Nurse Jackie is one of my favourite TV shows of all time. Starring Edie Falco of The Sopranos fame, Nurse Jackie is a full-time nurse who is dedicated to providing the very best care to her patients – while being hopelessly addicted to drugs. This twisted comedy leaves you totally torn between loving this caring and dedicated Nurse who would do anything for her patients (albeit at the expense of her family, as she is always on call), and pitying the drug addict who doesn’t care who she hurts to get her next fix. You can watch Nurse Jackie on Sky Atlantic now or watch them all online if you’ve got a great broadband package that lets you stream or download for instant watching – trust me, you will be at the edge of your seat in no time.
Watching a good series is my favourite way to bond with my loved ones – watching it, talking about it and sharing in the joy of completing a whole series. So I make sure I pick the very best TV and Broadband package each time it is up for renewal, because I don’t want any interruptions to my streaming experience. I make sure to always use comparison websites so I know I’m never missing out on the deal that’s best for me – its quick and easy, and I make sure I’m getting a great deal!