In my eyes, there aren’t many better ways to spend a lazy weekend than getting sucked into the world of a new TV show. Sometimes it’s OK to resign yourself to not leaving the house and just letting the episodes roll into one long stream, until you realise it’s dark outside and you’ve chewed up an entire season in eight hours.
And the good news is that while 2018 may still be young, it looks like we have a lot of quality TV to look forward to this year.
However, the show that looks like it could be everyone’s next obsession actually came out in 2017 – it’s just a lot of people missed it until it arrived on Netflix a few days ago.
It’s called The End of the F***ing World, and actually aired on Channel 4 during the back part of last year, but obviously no one watches actual TV anymore, so it’s taken the streaming giant plonking it online to make people stand up and take notice.
People aren’t just noticing it, though, they’re lapping it up. The black comedy-drama currently has a perfect 100% score on Rotten Tomatoes, aka the service which we’ve all come to let govern our every viewing decision.
What’s it about? Well, the story follows James, a possibly psychopathic 17-year-old, and his rebellious classmate Alyssa, who sees him as an opportunity to escape her home life and break free.
However James, bored of killing the same animals he’s been killing since he was eight, and seeking a new thrill in life, decides that Alyssa should be his next victim.
The pair end up going off on a road trip together, and their feelings toward each other evolve and change in what is a consistently tense and darkly humourous watch.
The show is based off comic series The End of the Fucking World by Charles S. Forsman, and currently consists of just an eight-episode first season, however, there is a second to come.
Looking for more great TV to get stuck into this year? We’ve put together this list of the brand new shows we’re most excited about for 2018.
It includes the likes of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’s Glenn Howerton’s new show, A.P. Bio, in which the Dennis Reynolds actor gets to show off his sublime talent for getting incredibly angry, and The Chi, a show created by Emmy winner Lena Waithe (of Master of None fame) that is already being compared to The Wire.