If you can’t drift off to sleep…

Nothing makes a few hours on the plane go faster than becoming totally immersed in an exciting, new television show. Whether it’s drama, comedy, action or just a great story you’re after – we’ve got a few shows, which helped us through more than a few flights. For a binge watch, you can’t do much better. Here’s ten ideas you’re sure to love. 

a group of people riding bicycles on a roadStranger Things 2

If you haven’t seen the first series, then start there, but otherwise Stranger Things 2 is definitely one of the best shows of the year. Spooky, mixed with comedy, great acting and music that will take you right back to the 80’s.

Available On: Netflix

Big Little Lies

Only seven episodes each around 50 minutes long, you can get through the whole season in one long haul flight – and once you start you won’t want to stop. Gripping all the way through, and if that’s not enough, you can always read the book on your next flight too.

Available On: Qatar Airways, HBO

two men taking a selfieTravel Man (Series 5/6)

Watch Richard Ayoade travel through different cities for 48 hours with a fellow comedian while they discover some of the best things to see, do and eat. Entertaining and educational, keeping you amused all the way to your next destination.

Available On: British Airways, Channel 4 (UK).

Curb Your Enthusiasm (Season 9)

If anyone’s been missing a bit of Larry David in their life, they will be happy to know – he’s back! Situational humour that everyone can relate to with every episode cleverly doing a full 360.

Available On: Multiple Airlines, HBO

Narcos (Season 3)

Even without Pablo Escobar making it to this season, the Colombian drug scene was still going strong. Amazingly well filmed, acted and – even might just have you wanting to book your next trip to Colombia.

Available On: Netflix

a group of people standing in a roomLine of Duty (Series 4)

One of the best shows to hit our screens in recent times – all the seasons are excellent, but the 6 episodes of season four will have you gripped to your seat for the whole flight.

Available On: Hulu, BBC iPlayer, British Airways, Qatar

Episodes (Season 5)

Matt Le Blanc playing Matt Le Blanc – but really it’s better than it sounds. A mixture of British and American humour that they manage not to butcher, with fun and likeable characters.

Available On: Showtime On Demand

a group of men in suitsPeaky Blinders (Series 4)

Ok, so not all episodes are fully released yet – but if you’ve seen the previous three you’ll be impatiently awaiting each new episode. Download as many as you can and keep up-to-date with Cilian Murphy and Tom Hardy on your next flight.

Available On: BBC, Netflix

The Handmaid’s Tale

If you’re looking for some intense, slightly shocking but extremely well done television, then this show will keep the tension so high you will forget you’re even on a plane.

Available On: Hulu, Channel 4 (UK0

a man in suit giving a tolerone to another manBack

If you’ve been missing a bit of Mark and Jez from hit comedy ‘Peep Show’, then give their latest series a try. An easy watching, light hearted comedy that will help you happily pass a few hours.

Available On: Channel 4 (UK)

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Gilbert Ott

Gilbert Ott is an ever curious traveler and one of the world's leading travel experts. His adventures take him all over the globe, often spanning over 200,000 miles a year and his travel exploits are regularly...

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