Five best box sets to gift this Christmas
Box sets make great Christmas gifts for everyone and this year there are some truly spectacular ones to curl up and watch with your loved ones.
A young detective is about to leave the force to settle down, but there’s one last case to be solved: the brutal murder of a young woman. Unfolding over the first two weeks of the investigation, The Killing examines the case with a level of detail few crime shows offer, depicting the brutal toll it takes both on the family left behind and on the detectives. This chilling, slow burn crime drama is sure to hook anyone.
One of the most underrated shows around. Sarah’s world is turned upside down when she sees a girl who looks exactly like her jump in front of a train. With shady government agencies, a badass female lead and a soccer mom that makes the show’s Ukrainian assassin look harmless, Orphan Black is perfect for the sci-fi fans in your life. It’s also full of the kind of twists and turns that make for perfect binge watching.
Based on Hilary Mantel’s best selling novels, and featuring stunning performances from Damien Lewis and Mark Rylance, Wolf Hall is a fictional account of Henry VIII’s court. Rylance stars as Thomas Cromwell to Lewis’ Henry VIII, a quiet, flawed man from humble beginnings, navigating the dangerous world of Henry’s court. Though some may find the pace a little too slow, those with perseverance will find it subtle, intelligent and beautifully made; it’s everything any history fan could ask for.
Stanley Kubrick: The Masterpiece Collection
Perfect for any budding film buffs in your life, The Masterpiece Collection features a selection of the iconic director’s best films, alongside six documentaries, which cover everything from his film making to his personal life. It also includes rare interviews, behind the scenes features and an exclusive photo book. However, if it seems a little pricey, The Visionary Collection is probably a good stand in and contains most of the same films.
Widely regarded as one of the greatest TV series of all time, Breaking Bad follows Walter White and mostly reluctant sidekick Jesse, as he turns from mild-mannered chemistry teacher to meth kingpin, following a cancer diagnoses. Please be warned and expect your loved ones to disappear from the face of the Earth for a few weeks while they binge watch all five seasons.