In these recessionary times, staying in has become the new going out. More and more people are spending their weekends cuddled up to the TV instead of hitting the clubs, and for good reason too. The sheer quality of programmes on offer at the moment is staggering. Shows such as Breaking Bad and Game of Thrones are proving that television doesn’t have to be just a simple form of mindless entertainment. The trouble is, it can be hard to watch everything. Not everybody has the luxury of sitting down for a few hours each night to watch the latest episode. Sky+ is an excellent solution, but sometimes it can be easy to leave episodes pile up and then forget about them when your favourite show comes back.
Personally I am a terrible hoarder when it comes to storing TV shows. I often find myself one or two seasons behind on a regular basis. Then, of course, we have to deal with other issues. Chances are, unless you live on a remote Island like Richard Branson, you will not only have to decide what to watch – you will also have to fight for the controller. Whether it’s your younger brother who wants to watch cartoons or your mother who just has to watch the latest episode of Coronation Street (even though she’s read the storyline the week before), we’ve all been there. If you’re lucky, you might be moved out of the family home. But what do you do when your partner wants to watch something different to you?
The answer to all of the above is simple – box-sets. Good TV is addictive and a good box set can be a much better experience, as you decide when you watch. There’s no waiting. Whether you want to catch up with a series you started to watch but never got around to, or if you’re just curious to find out what TV your girlfriend enjoys – here are 7 Box sets To Watch With Your Girlfriend. Just don’t blame me when you find yourself staying up for just ‘one more episode’.
Why You Should Watch It:
Superman is perhaps the greatest comic book superhero in the world. As well as being loved by DC fans, he’s also one of the few globally iconic heroes, recognizable to non comic fans. Smallville tells the origin story of how Clark Kent becomes that hero. The first few seasons can be a little melodramatic, but the rest more than justify having to sit through a few hours of tears and tantrums. Current superhero caper- Arrow, is receiving rave reviews for its take on superhero canon, but Smallville at its best is still unbeaten. John Glover as Lionel Luthor is worth the price of the boxset alone.
Why She’ll Love It
The first few seasons of Smallville might not have much action, but the character development is top notch. Clark and Lois have one of the best relationships in any medium and its perfectly recreated in Smallville. There’s betrayal, manipulation, love and mystery. If you are lucky, she might just see why you love superheroes as much as you do.
This article was first posted on January 16, 2013