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Now that Game of Thrones has come to an end, we’re all in withdrawal.

But never fear – there’s plenty more where that came from!

Here are 10 more shows to sink your virtual teeth into as the weather turns chilly.

Ted Bundy Tapes and Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile

Alongside Zac Efron’s amazing performance in the new Ted Bundy film Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, the original Ted Bundy tapes have been released in an eponymous four-part series on Netflix.

If you haven’t already seen the movie, jump onto Netflix ASAP! Efron portrays charming serial killer Ted Bundy as he is charged with the murders of over 30 women during the 1970s. Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile will have you doubting yourself and the crimes at hand as you are thrown against Bundy’s famously alluring and manipulative persona.

Afterwards, you can watch the real tapes of Ted Bundy as they capture his ability to lie and manipulate the media.

The Haunting of Hill House

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9OzG53VwIk

The Haunting of Hill House follows the Crain family in the summer of 1992 after they move into the harrowing Hill House Mansion. The storyline jumps back and forth in time showing them as grownups and the emotional trauma they have carried with them into adulthood.

With increasing paranormal activity, the death of their mother and missing pieces of the story, the Crain family reunite with their estranged father to revisit the horrifying events that happened during their final night at Hill House.

The Haunting of Hill House was released in October of 2018 and is expected to see another season in early 2020. This was by far my favourite series of the year and if you are a thriller/ horror fan like me you will happily binge watch this all weekend.

Black Summer

POST-APOCALYPTIC ZOMBIES! After The Walking Dead saga, the Zombie genre has had to step up its game and Black Summer doesn’t disappoint.

The story follows multiple characters as they navigate their newly infected world. Making allies and avoiding zombies, the characters journey in search of loved ones and safety.

Bonus recommendation: If you love the zombie genre we also highly recommend watching South Korean film Train to Busan.

Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency

Adapted from a novel written by none other than the king of sci-fi comedy, Douglas Adams, Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency has been brought into the 21st Century.

This funny and lighthearted detective show is supernaturally splendid and wildly quirky as Dirk Gently solves some rather strange mysteries.

If you’re a fan of The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, you’ll be familar with how Adams’ work starts off with an overdose of strange, but give it a couple of episodes and you’ll be rewarded.

The Alienist

Set in New York City during the late 19th century, newspaper illustrator John Moore meets criminal psychologist (then called an alienist) Dr Laszlo Kriezler and together they investigate a series of horrific killings.

As more young male prostitutes show up murdered in gruesome ways around the city, this psychological thriller keeps you on the edge of your seat. Catch some big names in this show like Dakota Fanning, Luke Evans and Daniel Bruhl.

Shameless

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ex95FSZOT04

Running for an impressive nine seasons, Shameless tells the story of the dysfunctional Gallagher family who live in downtown Chicago.

Raised by their older sister and dealing with their alcoholic deadbeat dad Frank, portrayed by Oscar-winner William H. Macy, this hilarious adults-only comedy will have you laughing until you cry.

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

Far from the sweet Sabrina the Teenage Witch we all grew up with, this Netflix redux puts a darker spin on the world of witchcraft.

Living with her Aunts Hilda and Zelda, this coming of age story has Sabrina navigating the occult and tempering the battle between her mortal upbringing, boys and high school while pursuing a magical future.

If you love Riverdale, this show has a very similar vibe – camp with horror themes.

The Bold Type

In need of a confidence booster, I turned to girl power TV show The Bold Type on Stan.

Following the lives of three best friends as they carve a place for themselves in a high-end fashion magazine in New York City, The Bold Type navigates a plethora of feminist, friendship-centric themes.

Big Little Lies

Liane Moriarty has released several fantastic books from Nine Perfect Strangers to Truly, Madly, Guilty. However, her iconic novel, Big Little Lies, is her first novel to be adapted for the small screen and stars a cast of all casts, featuring Reese Witherspoon, Shailene Woodley, Zoe Kravtis, Laura Dern and our very our Nicole Kidman.

With the mysterious murder of someone in their small affluent Monterey community, the story follows the dramatic and secretive events leading up to the murder. Catch up before Season Two is released in June starring Meryl Streep, no less.

Designated Survivor

If everyone in the political cabinet were to die today, who would take over as Prime Minister? It’s a question I never thought to ask until I watched Designated Survivor. Tom Kirkman was a lower level cabinet member before a bomb killed everyone on Capitol Hill, including the President and Vice President of the United States.

With no one left to lead, Kirkman is sworn in as President, catapulting him to the Oval Office. If you liked Madame Secretary, this show has similar political intrigue themes.

Have we missed one of your favourite shows? Let us know in the comments!

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