TV is enjoying quite the golden age at the moment, which means we are spoilt for choose when it comes to what to watch. There are rake loads of great shows with incredibly talented writers on board and well-established actors chomping at the bit to be in them
However, this means that there are some top notch shows that end up slipping through the net, or that have just creeped down on your list of priorities, so we're hear to remind you of five truly fantastic shows from 2016 you may have missed - all of which you can catch up on with Sky Box Sets.
The Italian crime drama is based on Roberto Saviano's bestselling book, and follows the goings on of the brutal Neapolitan crime syndicate the Camorra, as seen through the eyes of Ciro Di Marzio, the obedient and self-confident right-hand man of the organisation's godfather Pietro Savastano. The series begins as Ciro and his friend Attilio set fire to the home of ruthless rival Salvatore Conte as they attempt to stop him from encroaching on Savastano's turf. When Conte escapes, however, he makes a vicious retaliation against the Savastanos, meaning all-out war for Pietro. This show pretty much has the awesomeness of The Godfather and The Sopranos all rolled into one, but there really hasn't been too much of a fuss about it. Maybe it's the subtitles, but you can handle that.
2. The Affair
If you haven't sat down to watch The Affair yet, do yourself a favour and get on it already. It stars The Wire's Dominic West as family man Noah Solloway who finds himself embroiled in a passionate affair with a waitress he had a chance encounter with on his holliers - a role which earned actress Ruth Wilson a Golden Globe win, while the show itself also scooped the Globe for Best Drama Series. It also stars Abby from ER, and Pacey from Dawson's Creek by the by (Maura Tierney and Joshua Jackson).
Damian Lewis is doing pretty well for himself since he hung up his boots as Homeland's Nicholas Brody. He went on to star in Golden Globe winning drama Wolf Hall last year, and now you can see him in this new series, out earlier in the year, alongside Paul Giamatti. He plays a shady billionaire hedge fund trader, with Giamatti as the U.S. attorney looking to bring him down. Bang of 'Wolf of Wall Street' off it but it really is a cracker of a show.
The one and only Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson stars in this American comedy-drama which has recently been renewed for a third season, so it's worth investing in. He plays Spencer Strasmore, a former American football player who, after retiring from the game, is living the high-life as a financial manager for a ever-growing roster of hard-partying NFL stars. The series begins as the death of an old team-mate in a car accident provides Spencer with an incentive to make some positive changes to his life.
5. The Night Of
The crime detective drama everyone is talking about these days. It follows in the same ilk as the likes of The Jinx and Making a Murderer, although The Night Of is a fictitious story. The eight-part series sees young student Nasir Khan (Riz Ahmed) accused of the murder of a young girl he meets on a night out, and he finds himself up to his neck in evidence that proves as much, but did he really do it?
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