It’s 9pm, your weekend has ground to a halt, and you’re about thirty seconds away from mentally cataloging everything that you might conceivably have done wrong in work last week – and everything you might conceivably get wrong next week. The Sunday blues are a well-documented phenomenon, which seem to be exacerbated in the summer: one moment, it seems, you're enjoying an impromptu staycation, the next you're on a low-speed train to King's Cross with no air-con and a mounting awareness of everything you conveniently 'deleted' from Friday's to-do list. That's where Netflix - or, at least, a specific sort of Netflix show - comes in.
There's no scientific studies to back us up, but the mood-boosting power of a comforting, easy binge watch shouldn't be underestimated. Sunday nights aren't the time for catching up on the worthy but harrowing likes of Orange Is The New Black and The Handmaid's Tale: they're ripe for distracting yourself with a nostalgic favourite or clever comedy. Here are some of our favourites...
The Good Place
Thanks to a celestial admin error, the not-so angelic Eleanor Shellstrop ends up in heaven (that's the Good Place of the title) following her bizarre accidental death. Desperate not to let her new neighbours discover the truth about her former self, she resolves to become a better person. Come for the entry level philosophy jokes and Jameela Jamil's acting debut, stay for the genuinely jaw-dropping plot twists.