Top box sets to help beat Blue Monday 2023

Top box sets to help beat Blue Monday 2023

Date: 16/01/23

Author: Anthony Harrison

#BlueMonday is upon us, bringing melancholic longing for those cheerful festivities which filled our days with laughter, delicious food, friends, activities and more. The term “Blue Monday” was first used by Sky Travel back in 2005 to sell more summer holidays, but it stuck around to describe “the most depressing day of the year”, when people must return to work after the weekend and festive period. In 2023, it has fallen on the shoulders of Monday 16th January. 

Fear not! The longest night of the year is long behind us (winter solstice), and now’s the best time to kick those January blues while nourishing our body and soul. Our top prescription for lifting your mood is to use your days to get outside and move, then cosy up over the upcoming winter nights and check out our top comedies and feel-good dramas.   

Big Little Lies (2017-2019) (2020 Golden Globe Award Nominee)

Genre: mystery, dark comedy, drama 
Cast: Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Shailene Woodley, Zoë Kravitz 

Based on the novel of the same name written by Liane Moriarty and executive produced by Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon, we are following the lives of three women coming from different walks of life living in California. Their children go to the same school, so they become acquainted, but it is the shared tragedy that binds them together and seal the friendship. The show does portray dark topics which may be triggering for some, but it does it with utmost grace, so you will not be left feeling stranded.  

Killing Eve (2018-2022) (2020 Golden Globe Award Nominee, 2019 Best Actress Award)

Genre: British spy thriller, comedy, drama
Cast: Jodie Comer, Sandra Oh, Fiona Shaw, Kim Bodnia 

If you haven’t yet seen this phenomenal on-screen chemistry between Jodie Comer and Sandra Oh, now is the time. Over the seasons, we witness the growing obsession of the two with each other and how the lives of Eve, an MI5 officer, and Villanelle, a talented witty assassin become tangled along the way. “I think if you went high enough, you’d find we work for the same people”.  


Pose (2018-2021) (2022 Golden Globe Award Nominee)

Genre: drama
Cast: Michaela Jaé Rodriguez, Dominique Jackson, Indya Moore, Angel Bismark Curiel, Billy Porter 

Set in the New York of 1980s, the plot revolves around class differences, homophobia, HIV/AIDS epidemic and of course, the ball culture. You will end up falling in love with the witty and humorous characters of the series. You will get to see inside their lives and experience their emotions: the laughter, the sadness, the power, the dance. You will miss them when the show ends. The series beautifully depict the aesthetics of the late 80s, early 90s New York, paying homage to the people that have gone through it.

Schitt’s Creek (2015-2020) (2020 Emmy Award: Outstanding Comedy Series)

Genre: comedy, satire
Cast: Eugene Levy, Catherine O'Hara, Dan Levy, Annie Murphy  

Directed by father and son, Dan and Eugene Levy, the plot takes us on a ride depicting the Rose Family, whose lives were turned upside down due to bankruptcy. They are left with only one asset to their name (not their two children) – the deed to a small town called Schitt’s Creek which they bought as a joke years ago, that comes with its own perks. The Rose family are determined to brush up the town and prepare for sale, but perhaps being phased by their new reality of family, friendship and communication, the Rose family will come out fresh and new on the other side of this journey?   

Better Call Saul (2015-2022) (2023 Golden Globe Award Nominee)

Genre: crime, dark comedy
Cast: Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks 

A prequel to the award-winning series Breaking Bad, set six years before Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk) became Walter White's lawyer. When we meet him, he is only a small-town lawyer, struggling to make ends meet, taking upon small and questionable tasks, while searching for his destiny.

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