You’re fourteen days in. Already feel like you might snap? Or still in the victoriously smug stage? Dry January may be in full swing but you can still treat yourself this weekend.
Here are our top takeaway and TV Matches for you to tuck into!
Downton Abbey might be gone for good *weep*, but don’t worry, because another period drama has hit our screens. Rebellion focuses on the ordinary people affected by the 1916 Rising. The five-part series charts the birth of modern Ireland, beginning in 1914 as Europe is at war. You can watch Rebellion on RTE One on Sundays and catch up on the RTE Player.
Goes well with… Fish and chips
A classic favourite for a classic period drama.
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Marvel’s Cinematic Universe is back for the third season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Promising even more thrills than the last season, the Strategic Homeland Intervention Enforcement and Logistics Division looks set to face some of its biggest challenges yet, all the while not featuring a single Avenger because they’d be too expensive to have on TV. Catch up on series 1 & 2 on Netflix now.
Goes well with… Sushi
Match the many varieties of sushi to Marvel characters to spice up your evening.
House of Cards
The Netflix-produced series is one of the best political dramas since The West Wing. The show revolves around protagonist Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey), the U.S. Senate Majority Whip who uses every political secret and inch of his clout to dethrone enemies and leverage his way to the top. Start all the way from season 1 on Netflix in preparation for season 4 hitting the small screen on the 4th of March.
Goes well with… Ribs, wings & burgers
Frank’s fave. Transport yourself to DC by ordering in some American treats.
Master of None
Netflix released “Master of None,” a new show from Aziz Ansari. It may be the best new sitcom of the year with a cast closely resembling the A-Team of comedy.
Goes well with… Pizza
Or you might be tempted to enroll in Pasta School.
Making A Murderer
The 10-part Netflix series Making a Murderer is the latest entry in Ireland’s newfound obsession with serialised true crime storytelling, coming hot on the heels of the hugely popular podcast Serial and HBO’s The Jinx.
Goes well with… Just about anything as you won’t be able to stop watching it.