Find your holiday series binge

Credit: Showmax
Credit: Showmax

Grab some downtime these holidays and binge your way through one of these great series. But with so much on offer on Showmax, how do you choose?

The McDreamy Fan

Opt out of holiday madness and watch 13 seasons of Grey’s Anatomy. You’ll need a serious snack stash to get you through those heartbreaking moments, but it’ll be worth it as you experience the ups and downs of the lives of the staff and patients of this Seattle hospital. 

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If you like this, also watch: The Bold Type, Big Little Lies, Younger, SMILF

The Ultimate Geek

If the teary Seattle doctors aren’t your vibe, may we suggest you disappear into another dimension with the raddest, baddest Doctor of them all? Seasons 9-11 of Doctor Who are on Showmax, and now that Season 11 has come to an end, you’ll get all 10 episodes of Jodie Whittaker’s Doctor. You won’t need a sonic screwdriver to fix your holiday boredom with this geekfest.

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If you like this, also watch: Silicon Valley, Future Man, A.P. Bio, The Crossing, Robot Chicken

The HBO Addict

You appreciate the finer things in life. So settle in with a nice glass of red and catch up on the acclaimed series you may have missed during the year. You’ll finally be able to participate in water cooler discussions when you catch up on all the episodes of Game of Thrones up to the end of Season 7. Spoiler alert: whoever you love, they’re probably dead.

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If you like this, also watch: Room 104, Westworld, Succession, Ballers

The Armchair Detective

After you solve the mystery of who ate the last mince pie, chill out with these gripping whodunnits. Give yourself the gift of four seasons of Luther starring the official sexiest man alive, Idris Elba.

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If you like this, also watch: Bosch, The Wire, The Oath, True Detective

Proudly South African

Local really is lekker, and you need look no further than Showmax to find the best of SA series. Walk down the aisle with crazy, hilarious Tali in Tali’s Wedding Diary. Binge-watch the whole thing to the end, and you will never look at butterflies the same way again.

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If you like this, also watch: Survivor South Africa, The River, Arendsvlei, Living the Dream with Somizi

The History Buff

Corsets are ripped, heroes do heroic stuff and sweeping stories are told in these period dramas. There’s been a tonne of hype around new series Vanity Fair, and it’s a sumptuous, pacy adaptation with a tough character at its heart. It’s coming directly from M-Net to Showmax, and what’s more, you can watch the next episode immediately on Showmax so you’ll be even further ahead.

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If you like this, also watch: Harlots, Black Sails, The Last Post, Victoria

Naughty and Nice

After the kids are in bed, switch to your grown-ups only profile and indulge in one of these racy series. In Season 2 of The Deuce, the porn industry is now legal, but that doesn’t dial down the sexy shenanigans and it certainly won’t end the party. Starring Maggie Gyllenhaal and James Franco, The Deuce has a 99% rating from critics on Rotten Tomatoes.

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If you like this, also watch: Naked SNCTM, The Girlfriend Experience, Hung, The L Word

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Showmax deals this December

Get a free 14-day trial if you sign up for Showmax, and if you're a DStv Premium subscriber, get Showmax at no extra cost. DStv Compact and Compact Plus subscribers get Showmax for R49. Sign up now » 

Vodacom customer? Get Showmax free for three months and 5GB of Vodacom data per month if you sign up before the end of January. Go to

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