Five boxsets to watch this January

Five boxsets to watch this January | Merry Musing

Now I don’t know about you. But I’m not planning on doing a lot this January. Yes I will be trying to be a little bit healthier and get out a little bit more. But essentially, I’ll be spending most of my spare time doing what I usually do. Which is watching a LOT of Netflix. And having watched a LOT of Netflix over the festive season. I wanted to share with you all five boxsets to watch this January.


Now there has been a lot of buzz around this show. And it’s easy to see why. I’m not ashamed to admit that I watched this whole series in a day. See, I told you I spent a lot of time watching Netflix over Christmas! If you’ve not seen it. It centres on a guy – Dan from Gossip Girl. And his obsession for a woman who visits the bookshop he works in. He’s get so obsessed that he’ll literally do ANYTHING for her. I found it gripping, funny and eager to know what was to happen next.


Now I’m massively late to the party with this series. But now I’m watching it from the beginning, I’m hooked. It helps that Idris Elba is in it. But it focuses on a detective who is not above stretching the law to solve a case or save a life. And I’m really happy I’ve still got quite a few series left to binge.


Now if you loved Making a Murderer, then you’ll love this series. It follows a similar format, but the crimes are very different. It’s based on the only non-fiction from John Grisham and includes innocent men who are in prison, despite ‘confessing’ to the crimes they’re charged with.


Now as someone who loves their murder documentaries, this is a great watch. Although, it’s not a documentary it does tell the true story of how the FBI changed their approach with serial killers. Rather than assume that some people are just bad to want to kill someone. They started exploring the psychology behind the killers. And I have to say, it’s so fascinating to watch.


Now this is completely different to anything else I’ve recommended so far. But this is perfect for those who just want something easy and very funny to watch. Set in the 1960’s, the show focuses on Mrs Maisel who finds her perfect life looking a little less perfect once her husband leaves her. It’s hilarious, easy to watch and the costumes are to die for.

What boxsets are you planning on watching this January?


  1. January 7, 2019 / 9:05 am

    We are currently watching The Innocent man – 2 episodes to go! I find things like this SO interesting!
    I do want to watch YOU but knowing it’s based on a book I kinda want to read it first! I really tried to get into Mindhunter but gave up.. maybe I gave up too soon and should give it another go?

    Have you watched Evil Genius? Thats similar to the innocent man. Making a murderer. I’ve also been recommended The Staircase – Can you tell i like true crime!? haha

    I’m all for watching boxsets in january – No one has any money to do anything anyway!

  2. January 7, 2019 / 10:15 am

    I have already watched You, Luther and the Innocent man. I will have to make an effort to watch the others! Thank you for the tips.

  3. January 7, 2019 / 12:37 pm

    Oo this is the post I needed today, as we’re currently looking for a new series to watch. I think it needs to be YOU and the fact you watched it in one day can only be a good thing ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. January 7, 2019 / 1:34 pm

    I loved You! I found it so fascinating but also had so many mixed feelings towards Dan’s character – essentially he was a baddie of course but he was so charming and good looking! x

  5. January 7, 2019 / 7:00 pm

    I have watched series 1-5 of Luther in 4 days. I haven’t been well and literally have spent four days in bed binging! LOVED it!

  6. January 7, 2019 / 11:09 pm

    These all sound amazing, currently my housemate and I are watching ‘You’ its so gripping – I don’t blame you for watching it in a day! Mindhunter sounds intriguing I will have to pop that one on my list to watch ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you for sharing your post!

  7. January 8, 2019 / 7:11 pm

    Everyone I know keeps telling me to watch Luther! If only I had the time to sit and watch a show. I do like the sound of mindhunter though.

  8. bryanna
    January 9, 2019 / 11:43 am

    Mrs maisel is SO good! I loved Gilmore Girls and it’s like that but also so different. absolutely hilarious and I can’t wait to see what happens next x

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