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Guilty Pleasures!

  • 16 Jun 2016

Every now and again you need to switch off, put your feet up and relax. At Needle HQ one of our favourite ways is a cheeky boxset – Netflix/ Sky or just on DVD, it is such a luxury but one we love. It feels so naughty when there are usually jobs to be done at home but so addictive to settle in and watch an episode or two/ three of your favourite box set. Emma & Lizzie are both big fans of The Good Wife, whilst my current favourite is Billions.

The Good Wife is an American legal and political drama full of court trails, family life and love affairs, it’s very addictive! For anyone who hasn’t seen this series it stars Emmy Award winner Julianna Margulies as Alicia Florric, a wife and mother who boldly assumes full responsibility for her family and re-enters the workforce after her husband’s very public sex and political corruption scandal lands him in jail. Gaining confidence every day, Alicia transforms herself from embarrassed politician’s scorned wife to resilient sexy career woman.

As for my guilty pleasure at the moment; Billions, this is mainly down to the fact that it has got Damian Lewis in, I have a soft spot for gingers, I am married to one, but Lewis is also a brilliant actor, I mean who could resist him as US Marine Sergeant Nicholas Brody in Homeland, he was a brilliant Henry VIII in Wolf Hall and now he is hedge fund manager Bobby “Axe” Axlerod in Billions.

Billions is a fictional drama that takes an insider look at the world of high finance by tracking the approaching collision between two titanic figures – the hard charging, politically savvy U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades, (played by Paul Giamatti), and the brilliant, ambitious hedge fund king, Bobby “Axe” Axelrod (Lewis).  If you liked Wolf of Wall Street, you’ll love this!

But if you don’t have access to Netflix or Sky, don’t worry, there have been some brilliant series on TV recently; they’re as good as going to the cinema to see a full on feature film. The one you really don’t want to miss is The Night Manager, if you haven’t seen this I would really recommend dashing out immediately to buy the box set, not only does it have a stella cast, Tom Hiddlestone, Hugh Laurie, Olivia Colman and Tom Hollander to name but a few, it is also filmed in fabulous locations, Majorca is the star of the show, followed by Marrakech, Zermatt and Devon. The stunning six part series follows former British soldier Jonathan Pine (Tom Hiddleston) who is recruited by intelligence operative Angela Burr (Olivia Colman) to infiltrate the inner circle of international businessman Richard Onslow Roper (Hugh Laurie) who is one evil guy! All I can say is that it’s gripping!

So with flash floods forecasted this weekend, it’s the perfect opportunity to indulge in some fab TV!



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