Christmas Gift Guide: 10 tried and tested DVD must-haves for telly fans
Deck the halls with boughs of…DVDS? It’s that time of year again and we’re really scratching our heads over what to buy some of our trickier friends and relatives. One thing you can always count on though is a decent DVD or Blu-Ray box set, because everyone watches TV, right?
Here are our expert recommendations for DVDs that will not disappoint:
1. The Night Manager
Gift a friend you really like with Tom Hiddleston’s rather excellent turn as a night porter who finds himself investigating the depths of the British criminal underbelly.
Buy for £25.99
Whoever knew a period drama about the stiff Queen Victoria could be this steamy and fun? Get Jenna Coleman in Victoria for a fresh take on Britain’s second longest-serving monarch.
Buy for £14.99
3. Poldark Seasons 1-2
One for the men and women who like a little bit of scything Aidan Turner! There’s also a pretty decent storyline, if scything Aidan Turner hasn’t sold it already.
Buy for £24.99
4. Better Call Saul Seasons 1-2
If you enjoyed Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul is shaping up to be a pretty decent prequel series – with all the tension and thick plotting of the former with more of the comedy talents of Bob Odenkirk.
Buy for £25.99
5. Game of Thrones Seasons 1-6
If there’s anybody left who hasn’t watched Game of Thrones, it’s your duty to buy them the box set so they can keep up with water cooler conversation next summer. Plus the design is pretty.
Buy for £69.99
6. House of Cards Seasons 1-4
The American remake of House of Cards goes from strength to strength, as the newest series explores Frank Underwood’s presidency further. After 2016, Mr Underwood seems like a swell guy now, doesn’t he?
Buy for £28.99
If you missed this time-travelling Cold War drama starring James Franco earlier this year, it’s a steal at £8.99 and a genuinely decent bit of telly.
Buy for £8.99
This is an intense one, but the ride is definitely worth it. It’s about the high life and scandals of corporate finance, and one man’s determination to bring them down.
Buy for £17.99
9. Dad’s Army
If this year’s movie made your families nostalgic for the classic British sitcom, why not grab the full series on DVD?
Buy for £16.99
10. Planet Earth: The Collection
Apparently more youngsters watched Planet Earth 2 than The X Factor this year! We don’t think anybody worth keeping as a friend would be disappointed by these nature documentaries at their very best.
Buy for £19.99