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17 Great series to watch during the Christmas holidays

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17 Great series to watch during the Christmas holidays

Ahhh, the holiday season, this sweet moment when our pace suddenly slows down, and where we do not need to jump from bed to dawn to study or work. All we need at this moment is just a cozy couch, a purring cat, a cup of hot chocolate, and a great series in which we dive, only to come out at the end of the season. This moment arrives, so keep this article in your favorites, because the list that follows may be very useful!

WittyBubbles has prepared for you a list of series that will help you best to spend the holidays, especially if you are a fan of the sofa and hot chocolate.

The prodigious Friend (2018)

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Italy, 60s. In a working-class district of Naples lives two friends, Lenú and Lila, the daughter of a janitor and the daughter of a shoemaker. For Lila, who is stubborn and talented in many areas, learning is quite simple, while the young and shy Lenú, she needs to spend a lot of time working on her homework, and she looks at her friend with envy. With time, their friendship will become a great rivalry: first for the notes, then for the friends, and finally for the men. But in spite of everything, Lenú and Lila will maintain this complicated relationship all their life.

This moving Italian series featuring a set of exceptional characters is the film adaptation of Elena Ferrante’s bestseller, and is broadcast on the HBO channel. During the shooting, we reproduced a whole neighborhood on the outskirts of Naples, all actors are Italian, and all speak in the Neapolitan dialect in the original version.

  • IMDb rating: 8.7

At Discovery of Witch es (2018)

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Historian Diana Bishop had witches in her family, but she does not want to recognize her own magical powers. One day, she discovers an old book in a library full of occult knowledge, and she finds herself finally forced to face a magical world, whose security is threatened. In her fight, Diana will be accompanied by Matthew, both geneticist and vampire. And although the old rules forbid relationships between different magical species, sometimes love itself decides which laws to obey.

This forbidden love story will delight all those who loved Twilight and love romantic series seasoned with magic.

  • IMDb rating: 8.3

Forever (2018)

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The plot of this series is simple: June and Oscar meet in a bar, they fall in love, they get married, and they move in together, gradually immersing themselves in the routine of the wedding. They go out for a walk, chat with their neighbors, go on vacation every year to a house on a lake, where Oscar cooks his special trout recipe, and if they argue, it’s to know what the position is. the most comfortable to sit, or what would be best for picnicking at the beach. Everything will change when June proposes to break this routine and go skiing. This will lead the couple to live through a series of totally unpredictable events that they were not prepared at all.

A comedy about the monotony of marriage, in which the lead roles are held by the famous American comedians Maya Rudolph and Fred Armisen.

  • IMDb rating: 7.2

Klondike (2014)

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It was in 1897, time of the gold rush. Bill Haskell’s thirst for wealth leads him into the Yukon River Valley. His fate will reserve him the loss of a friend, love, many hardships, captivity, and various encounters with the many adventurers that abound Klondike.

A mini-series of six episodes with a kind of reincarnation of “King of the North” Robb Stark, as the lead role is held by Richard Madden.

  • IMDb rating: 7,5

Z: Where everything started (2015-2017)

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A young policeman named Francis falls in love with Zelda, a talented young woman who is passionate about music, dance and writing, who is the daughter of a judge. Her father is totally against this relationship, and Zelda decides to run away from home, not knowing yet that she will become the muse of the famous writer who will offer the world the famous novel Gatsby the Magnificent . The couple will live a life full of passion, jealousy, scandals and success. The main role of the series is performed by Christina Ricci.

  • IMDb rating: 7.2

Vanity Fair (2018)

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England, 19th century. The only thing that Becky Sharp’s parents left her is immense beauty, artistic gift, and knowledge of French. It compensates for its unenviable origins with great ambitions, its greatest dream being to emerge from poverty and become part of the upper class. To accomplish her mission, Becky will skillfully manipulate the people around her, and move forward like a ram to realize her dream. Soon, his dream will come true, but life always turns out to be more complicated than one can imagine, even in the most sophisticated plans.

A colorful and dynamic adaptation of William Thackeray’s famous novel. The lead role is held by Olivia Cooke (known for her recent role in the movie Ready Player One ).

  • IMDb rating: 7.2

Community (2009-2015)

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Fate brings together seven eccentric losers at  Greenndale Community College , a dubious institution for senior students. What is a former arrogant lawyer, a single mother, a caricature blonde, a movie enthusiast, a modest student who always gets the best grades, a football player, and an inveterate womanizer may well have common ? They will become friends, will try to establish strong relationships, and all together, they will live situations both funny and ridiculous, turning this university into a real asylum for lunatics.

A long series, awarded by the Critics’ Choice Television Awards in 2012.

  • IMDb rating: 8.5

Crisis in Six Scenes (2016)

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The North American problem of the 60s: hippies protest against the Vietnam War, blacks are fighting so that their children can go to the same school as the whites. A prosperous and conservative couple living in the suburbs of New York is home to a radical leftist rebel left. As always, with Woody Allen, in addition to the main characters, there are many colorful secondary characters: an adorable old lady, a silly policeman, and a Jewish goldenboy. Will the irruption of a young revolutionary upset their quiet life? Of course !

A mini-series of six episodes, a must for all fans of dialogue and humor of Woody Allen. With Miley Cyrus in the lead role.

  • IMDb rating: 6.6

Bodyguard (2018)

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David Budd, a veteran in Afghanistan, returns from vacation with his children in London, and accidentally avoids a terrorist attack on a train. After that, he gets promoted and becomes the personal bodyguard of the British Home Secretary, Julia Montague. The latter carries out a severe and ambitious policy that advocates military intervention in the affairs of other countries. His bodyguard has a completely opposite point of view, but when he is on duty, he is obliged to obey orders. And staying close to her all day will quickly create a love story between these two characters with different opinions.

This series features Richard Madden from  Game of Thrones , and Keeley Howes from  The Durrells .

  • IMDb rating: 8.2

Shut Eye (2016-2017)

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Charlie Haverford, a former failed magician, works for the Romanian mafia and pretends to be a seer, earning money on false predictions he makes to naïve customers. But following a traumatic brain injury, he suddenly begins to have real visions that will make him change his point of view, and life.

The beautiful Isabella Rossellini plays the role of the ruthless clan leader of the Romanian Mafia.

  • IMDb rating: 7.4

The Letdown (2017)

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Stevie, Audrey’s daughter, was born two months ago. But the young mother is not ready for this new life. She finds herself driving at night to cradle her baby, sleeping herself in the front seat, facing the disapproval of other more experienced mothers, and gradually falling into madness at the difficulties she faces. Audrey’s husband works late, and his mother does not seem interested in fulfilling her grandmother duties. Audrey will start dating a group of young parents whose goal is to understand and support each other.

An Australian comedy, which should be watched by anyone with experience in parenting and education issues. Let them reassure themselves: they are not alone.

  • IMDb rating: 7.4

Mozart in the Jungle (2014-2018)

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A new conductor joins the New York Orchestra: the ambitious and talented Mexican Rodrigo de Souza. The latter is not afraid to make enemies, to dismiss those he does not appreciate, and to completely change the rules introduced by his predecessor. The oboist Hayley, who played oboe on the street and in the subway, and dreams of conquering the big stage of New York, goes to an audition of Rodrigo de Souza. His meeting with the master will change his destiny. The plot is based on the memories of the journalist and musician Blair Tindall, and puts the spotlight on the scenes of the music scene, where passion, intrigue and a fierce competition mix.

A colorful and dynamic series, with a lot of music of course, where one of the main roles is played by Gael García Bernal.

  • IMDb rating: 8.2

Crashing (2017)

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Pete is a comedian, he likes to play in front of the public, he earns a good living, and he is very happy in his relationship. Everything collapses overnight, when he discovers that his wife is cheating on him. He decides to move from his hometown to New York to recover from this ordeal and start a new life. His friends will not leave him alone, they will come to his aid, ready to do anything to support him.

The main role of this series is held by the famous comedian and cartoonist Pete Holmes, who wrote the script based on his own life.

  • IMDb rating: 7.4

Bloodline (2015-2017)

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The Rayburn family, made up of relatively elderly parents and their three adult children, live a rather quiet life, working in their small hotel on the coast. On the occasion of the hotel’s 45th anniversary celebration, their eldest son, Danny, with whom the family had broken down after an old conflict, suddenly burst. His return will bring to the surface the tragic past of this family, compromising even their security.

A dramatic series that will keep viewers in suspense from start to finish.

  • IMDb rating: 8.0

The Durrells (2016-2018)

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Louise Darrell is an English widow who receives a modest pension that is not enough for her to live in her homeland, so she moves with her four children to Corfu Island. Here, the family will face a life without any basic comfort, nor even electricity. Louise will constantly fight against poverty, constantly arguing with her children who do not care about the family’s interests at all: the eldest, Larry, dreams of becoming a writer and spends his day typing, Leslie shoots everything that moves with her rifle, the naive Margarita dreams of Prince Charming and refuses to work, and Gerald, the youngest, brings a whole menagerie home. But despite all their differences, they love each other, and many adventures await them, against a backdrop of magnificent Greek landscapes.

This series is based on the works of the famous British naturalist and writer Gerald Durrell.

  • IMDb rating: 8.0

Sneakers (2016)

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Chip Sneakers dreams of becoming a professional clown, but having failed the entrance exam of a prestigious Parisian school, he is forced to leave his girlfriend, to return to Bakersfield, his little hometown, and find a bad job paid and without a prospect. Chip’s mother constantly compares him to her twin brother, Dale, who has succeeded, and even her friend Martha’s attempts to support her are just depressing him. And yet, Chip does not lose hope.

A dramatic comedy whose main role is embodied by the famous Zach Galifianakis.

  • IMDb rating: 7,5

Dogs (2018)

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This new series of Netflix consists of six moving stories about the relationship between dogs and their masters: Corinne, age 11, epileptic, finds salvation in her friendship with her four-legged nurse, Rory, who is specially trained to detect arrival of crises; Aikham, a Syrian refugee living in Germany, dreams of returning to Damascus to find her dog Zeus, and to call her on Skype, while Alvaro, a resident of Costa Rica, creates a shelter for abandoned animals, where live more than a thousand dogs .

A documentary series showing that a dog is a real mirror in which any person can see his reflection .

  • IMDb rating: 8.5

Which of these series give you the most desire? Maybe you already know some of them? Leave your opinion in the comments, and share this article with all the people around you!

Cover photo Klondike / Scott Free Productions 

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