Cape Town – Right, its official, we’re wham bam in the middle of winter!
We’re in full on hibernation mode: blankie, hot chocolate and TV series box sets are the essentials.
It’s the perfect time to binge on some vintage series. And yes, they are available to rent at video stores or online.
Here are 8 of our favourite series to watch when the temperature drops.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (7 seasons)
Before there was Vampire Diaries, Teen Wolf and The Originals, there was Buffy. In 1997 we first came into contact with vampires, demons and supernatural beings on TV. Created by famed writer-director Joss Whedon, Buffy became a popular culture icon!
The O.C. (4 seasons)
Think Laguna Beach meets The Hills with a little bit of Dawson's Creek. Before we were flooded with reality shows about the lives of rich Americans, this was the first look into how the other side lives.
Ally McBeal (5 seasons)
This show put Calista Flockhart on the map. Quirky characters, snappy one liners (Denny Crane) with a bit of 'seriousness' mixed in it was the first of its kind at the time when it came to the law series genre.
Charmed (8 seasons)
Before Supernatural, the Halliwell sisters protected the innocent. Four strong women who juggled their magical identities and real life and they always managed to look good while doing it.
Entourage (8 seasons)
The ultimate bro indulgence! This series is loosely based on Mark Wahlberg’s experiences and it deals with male friendship and real life situations in Hollywood. With the movie set to be released in cinemas nationwide in July, reuniting with the guys will be cool!
ER (15 seasons)
The original Grey’s Anatomy! This medical drama focused on the lives of a group of doctors inside and outside the hospital they worked at. Oh and it also starred George Clooney.
Gilmore Girls (7 seasons)
Who could resist the mother daughter duo, Lorelai and Rory Gilmore? The series filled with fast paced dialogue and pop cultural references makes it go down as one of the best TV shows!
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Soul Food (5 seasons)
This series follows the trials, triumphs and rivalry of the Joseph clan. Based on the 1997 film the series picks up after the death of the family matriarch Big Mama. This series will definitely be remembered for its very hot sex scenes.
Friends (10 seasons)
No list would be complete without this show! We really don’t need to say anything. We’ll let the theme do the talking.
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