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Best TV shows to binge watch over the holidays in 2017

It happens all the time. A family member, co-worker or friend goes on and on about an amazing TV series but you just don't have the time to watch it. Luckily for you, that's about to change. With holiday vacations quickly approaching, now is the perfect opportunity to catch up on some quality television. But with so many options, which TV series are truly binge worthy? Grab a blanket, some snacks and slide into your favorite spot on the couch.
Movie descriptions and posters from IMDB

For more Gazette lists, check out our lists page.

Twin Peaks: The Return

Twin Peaks: The Return (Showtime)

Picks up 25 years after the inhabitants of a quaint northwestern town are stunned when their homecoming queen is murdered.

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Stranger Things

Stranger Things (Netflix)

When a young boy disappears, his mother, a police chief, and his friends must confront terrifying forces in order to get him back.

Season 2, out now, is filled with retro movie references, including parallels to Stand by Me, Aliens, Star Wars, and more.

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The Handmaid's Tale

The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu)

Set in a dystopian future, a woman is forced to live as a concubine under a fundamentalist theocratic dictatorship.

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This is Us

This is Us (NBC)

Follows a unique ensemble, as their paths cross and their life stories interwine, from sharing the same birthday, to so much more than anyone would expect.

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American Gods

American Gods (Starz)

A recently released ex-convict named Shadow meets a mysterious man who calls himself "Wednesday" and who knows more than he first seems to about Shadow's life and past.

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Big Little Lies

Big Little Lies (HBO)

The apparently perfect lives of three mothers of first graders unravel to the point of murder.

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Vikings

Vikings (History)

The world of the Vikings is brought to life through the journey of Ragnar Lothbrok, the first Viking to emerge from Norse legend and onto the pages of history - a man on the edge of myth.

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Mindhunter

Mindhunter (Netflix)

In the late 1970s two FBI agents expand criminal science by delving into the psychology of murder and getting uneasily close to all-too-real monsters.

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Top of the Lake: China Girl

Top of the Lake: China Girl (Hulu)

Obsessed with the disappearance of a 12-year-old pregnant girl near a freezing lake in New Zealand, a brave detective will find herself up against small-town secrets and a side of herself that was meticulously kept at bay.

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Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones (HBO)

Nine noble families fight for control over the mythical lands of Westeros, while a forgotten race returns after being dormant for thousands of years.

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The Sinner

The Sinner (USA Network)

A young mother tries to find out what's causing her to have violent tendencies.

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Casual

Casual (hulu)

A new comedy series about a bachelor brother and his newly divorced sister living under one roof again. Together, they coach each other through the crazy world of dating while raising her teenage daughter.

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Star Trek: Discovery

Star Trek: Discovery (CBS All Access)

Ten years before Kirk, Spock and the Enterprise, the USS Discovery discovers new worlds and lifeforms as one Starfleet officer learns to understand all things alien.

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Rick and Morty

Rick and Morty (Adult Swim)

An animated series that follows the exploits of a super scientist and his not-so-bright grandson.

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Taboo

Taboo (FX)

Adventurer James Keziah Delaney returns to London during the War of 1812 to rebuild his late father's shipping empire. However, both the government and his biggest competitor want his inheritance at any cost - even murder.

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The Americans

The Americans (FX)

Two Soviet intelligence agents pose as a married couple to spy on the American government.

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The Young Pope

The Young Pope (HBO)

The beginning of the pontificate of Lenny Belardo, alias Pius XIII, the first American Pope in history.

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