There are some incredible free box sets you can watch from the comfort of your own home. It doesn’t matter whether you like crime dramas, comedies, or nature documentaries there is something for everyone. Sit back, relax, grab some popcorn and watch something new today.
Seven Worlds One Planet
Seven Worlds One Planet is the perfect nature documentary for when you’re itching to travel but can’t. Listen to the soothing voice of Sir David Attenborough and visit seven colourful environments as you explore a colourful world of life and drama. Stare in awe and wonder at the majestic animals of Africa, the beautiful creatures of Europe and the hardy life of Antarctica. Watch Seven Worlds One Planet on BBC iPlayer today.
Peep Show follows the lives of two dysfunctional friends who live together in Croydon, London. Mark is a socially awkward loan manager, and Jeremy is a talentless and unemployed slacker. If down-to-earth and at times awkward social comedy is your thing then you’ll love Peep Show. The show has received consistent critical acclaim and ranks as one of the best British sitcoms in the Radio Times. Fortunately, you can catch the whole thing on My4.
Killing Eve is a high-strung cat and mouse story that follows a security operative as they hunt down a lethal assassin. Dark and action-packed, you’ll end up binging Killing Eve in mere days. Watch Killing Eve on BBC iPlayer today.
My Mad Fat Diary
A story about a 16-year-old girl named Rae who struggles with her mental health and body image. My Mad Fat Diary is both funny and moving, and an uncompromising portrayal of adolescent angst. The show’s gimmicks aren’t for everyone but there’s nothing quite like My Mad Fat Diary. Grab a brew and watch it on My4.
Humans is a critically acclaimed science-fiction drama that takes place in a parallel present tense. The series explores the social, psychological and cultural implications of the invention of anthropomorphic robots known as “synths”. Critics have praised Humans for its well-drawn characters, its emotional intrigue and universal appeal. Don’t miss out, catch Humans on My4 while you still can.
The show is a multi-award winning black comedy that follows a group of teenagers in Derry, Northern Ireland towards the end of the Troubles. Derry Girls has received critical acclaim and is the most-watched series in Northern Ireland since records began in 2002. It has won a plethora of awards and renowned for its raw writing and dark humour. Derry Girls is well worth a look on My4.
The Missing is a British anthology drama series about lost children. In the first series, the story follows Tony Hughes, who works with a retired detective to search for his son Oliver. Tony Hughes and his wife Emily lose sight of their son who goes missing on holiday in France. Eight years later, fresh evidence appears, and the case reopens. In the second series, a similar event occurs in Germany and retired detective Julien Baptiste gets to work to find Alice and solve the mystery. You can watch the first series on BBC iPlayer, don’t miss it.
The Inbetweeners is a hilarious and memorable sitcom that follows a group of teenage boys led by Will McKenzie at the fictional Rudge Park Comprehensive. It involves school life, friendship, and embarrassing encounters with the opposite sex. The group’s social awkwardness and misadventures will cause you to cringe and laugh, often simultaneously. The Inbetweeners has high ratings and won two awards. Check it out on My4.
His Dark Materials
His Dark Materials is a fantasy drama based on the eponymous novel by Philip Pullman set in a multi-world reality. It follows the life and adventures of a young orphan girl named Lyra who lives with the scholars at Jordan College in Oxford. Lyra discovers a dangerous secret involving Lord Asriel and his former lover Marisa Coulter, a series of kidnappings and a mysterious substance called Dust. The show is praised for its visuals, child-like wonder and rigour, and is well-received by critics. Catch it on BBC iPlayer.
Gavin & Stacey
Gavin & Stacey is a British sitcom about two families. It follows the romance between Gavin from Essex and Stacey from Wales and details the stages in their relationship including their first meeting, engagement and marriage. The show has won several awards and has been lauded by critics for its good humour and excellent acting. You can watch Gavin & Stacey on BBC iPlayer.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
If you miss the 90s and early 2000s, then channel 4 has a treat for you. Buffy the Vampire Slayer is an iconic American supernatural drama that follows a young woman called Buffy Summers. She is the latest in a long line of women chosen by fate to battle against the forces of darkness, as she desperately tries to make sense of her destiny. You can catch the unique and critically acclaimed series on My4.
Shameless is an English black comedy series inspired by British working-class culture. Set on a fictional council estate in Manchester, the show follows Frank Gallagher and his dysfunctional family. Shameless has won a myriad of awards including the Best Continuing Drama Award and is well worth a look on My4.
An incredible American medical comedy-drama, Scrubs follows the staff at the fictional Sacred Heart Hospital. The series is known for its surreal vignettes, slapstick comedy and the main character’s daydreaming and critics praise it for its humour, fantasy sequences, cast and characterisation. You can watch it on My4.
Fleabag is a British comedy-drama which follows a seemingly nameless, free-spirited, sexually active and troubled woman who lives in London. The series is distinctive, as the protagonist often breaks the fourth wall to give running commentary, exposition and internal monologues. It received widespread critical acclaim, especially for its unique characterisation, acting and writing. Don’t miss out and watch it on BBC iPlayer today.
If you’re looking for a brilliant crime drama with superb performances, then look no further. Luther follows an eponymous chief detective as he investigates serious crimes while trying to avoid being corrupted by them. The grisly mystery show has high ratings on Rotten Tomatoes and is known for its captivating drama and dark atmosphere. You can watch it on BBC iPlayer.
Watch Something New Today
There are more incredible free box sets to watch than ever, but they might not be available forever. Go beyond the confines of your home and see something amazing today.
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