If you’ve not had chance to keep up with your favourite TV shows over the past year, your private villa’s multiple flat screen TVs or even the mini cinema room offer the perfect place to catch up on some TV time.
One of the best things about a private villa holiday is that you get the chance to truly relax. For some people, that means sitting by the pool and soaking up some rays by day, then heading out to eat, shop and party at night.
Other types of villa guest prefer to make their villa a home-away-from-home. They find one of the finest ways to kick back and enjoy a chilled out evening is to spend some much-needed down time catching up on all the TV series they’ve been too busy to watch back home.
Many of Thailand’s finest holiday properties offer plush entertainment suites with wall-mounted large screen TVs, high-end sound systems and laptops stocked with a wide choice of movies and TV series.
Below is a selection of top series that people have been watching avidly over the past year.
If you don’t remember when American football legend OJ Simpson went on trial for the murder of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman back in the 1990s, this fast-paced show tells the story in a way that’ll have you hooked after one episode. Produced by John Travolta and starring David Schwimmer, this American Crime Story series takes viewers right from the night of the murder, the infamous “Bronco” chase down, and through the dramatic ins and outs of the highly publicised trial. If you don’t know how it ends, we’re not going to give away any spoilers. However, we will warn you – this courtroom drama is highly addictive.
This Modern World
Are you nice enough? Do people like you? Could you be more interesting? These are just a few of the questions that will haunt you after watching the latest season of Charlie Brooker’s hit show, Black Mirror. Now in its fourth season, this satirical series takes another look into several near-future nightmare scenarios. This time the show has an even greater focus on how technology and social media shape our lives. Warning – the future is not bright, but we still can’t get enough of this epically thought-provoking TV show.
Starring Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth II and Matt Smith as a rather young and dashing Prince Philip, The Crown tells the story of how the young Elizabeth Windsor was suddenly plunged into the role of ruling monarch of England when her father, King George VI, passed away. The gripping biographical drama begins with the young princess marrying Philip in 1947, then takes viewers through to the disintegration of Princess Margaret’s engagement with Peter Townsend in 1955 and the scandal it caused. Extremely well received by critics, a second series has already been commissioned.
Laugh a Minute
If you’re in the mood for something a little more light-hearted, then Catastrophe is just the ticket. First aired in 2015, this British sitcom is still going from strength to strength, with a fourth series scheduled to air in 2018. It tells the story of Sharon Morris (played by Sharon Horgan) and Rob Norris (played by Rob Delaney) – a couple that get together after Sharon becomes pregnant after their brief affair during Rob’s business trip to London. With a supporting cast that includes the late Carrie Fisher, this is one comedy gem not to be missed.
If you can’t get enough of the exotic beaches and jungles while you’re on holiday in Thailand, then Sir David Attenborough’s Planet Earth II may be the addition you need to delve deep into the natural ambiance. Stunning camerawork and cutting edge technology give this nature show the edge over anything to hit TV screens before. Attenborough’s sober commentary on everything from majestic snow leopards to adorable penguins delivers everything (and more) that we’ve come to expect from his landmark series.