Binge-worthy TV for mums: the shows you need to know about right now

Behold: the binge-worthy TV shows we can't get enough of right now. From comedy to drama, documentaries to classics, here's what we're loving at the mo...

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you’ll know that Mother’s Day is looming fast, and with it comes the promise of breakfast in bed and a cute DIY card. But do you know what else we want this Mother’s Day? An hour or two of me-time that includes binge-watching some ‘mum TV’. Here’s what we’ll be watching once the kids are in bed…

Russian Doll

Binge-worthy TV for mums

Russian Doll is one of the coolest comedies we’ve seen in ages

Ground Hog Day meets Ghost in this cool and kooky series starring our Orange is the New Black fave, Natasha Lyonne. Her character, Nadia, gets caught in a mysterious loop of time on her birthday, with her repeatedly dying every single night. It’s funny, it’s charming and it’s also kinda dark and sad in places. Catch it on Netflix, stat.

Game of Thrones

If you’re already up-to-date on the final season of Game of Thrones (pictured top), then, like us, you’ll be on the edge of your seat waiting for the final episodes. But if you’ve yet to dive into all things GOT, then it’s high time you joined the rollercoaster of plot line twists and turns the rest of us have embarked on. Also: Jon Snow. Stream all eight seasons on HBO Now.

After Life

Binge-worthy TV for mums

Back when Tony was happy in After Life

Ricky Gervais is certainly not everyone’s cup of tea, but love him or hate him, this is by far his most gritty series yet. After Life follows fictional Tony (Gervais) in the aftermath of his wife’s death from breast cancer. Tony is an angry, bitter man who has decided only to stay alive for the sake of his dog, but life has a funny ol’ way of pulling him back from the brink of despair. Watch it with plenty of tissues to hand (and don’t watch it if you’re easily offended!).

Modern Family

Binge-worthy TV for mums

Which character are you most like from Modern Family?

We’re really late to the party on this one, and it’s already up to season 10, but we love absolutely everything about this hilarious comedy. There is so much of us in all of these families, which makes it all the more hilarious, and although it’s impossible to choose a character we adore the most, if we’re honest, we’re most like Claire. Watch all 10 seasons on Netflix.

Our Planet

Binge-worthy TV for mums

Our Planet is essential viewing for the whole fam

This beautifully shot series narrated by legend Sir David Attenborough, takes a look at how our planet is falling victim to climate change, oceans full of plastic and some of the saddest scenes in nature we’ve ever seen. We’ve been watching this one as a family in a quest to help our kids understand how to live a more sustainable life: it’s hard-hitting stuff for sure.

Killing Eve

Binge-worthy TV for mums

Only a kick-ass assassin could get away with a dress like that…

While we’re still not 100% sold on the ending of this fast-paced drama, it’s deffo a slick and clever series well worth a watch. Sandra Oh as detective Eve was impressive for sure, but Brit actress, Jodie Cromer as assassin, Villanelle, stole the show for us. This is cat and mouse TV at its best: but who is the cat and who is the mouse? You’ll have to tune in on BBC America (or Youtube) to find out!

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