There is no doubt, 2020 has been a year where people have been able to catch up on their television viewing.
Lockdown has given many the chance to look at many new series. Here is what entertainment writer Chris Pedler recommends.
Louise Fletcher gave us one of the coldest film villains in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975).
Set in Northern California during the 1940s, Ratched shows how Mildred Ratched began her psychiatric nursing career and was able to those around her.
Sarah Paulson gives an exciting, chilling and beautiful performance as Mildred Ratched. Supporting her is an excellent cast including Judy Davis, Jon Jon Briones, Cynthia Nixon and Sharon Stone.
Being beautifully shot and full of colour and style is a contrast to some of the dark, confronting and heartstopping plot twists and moments that make up the overarching story.
. Season 1 is on Netflix. Rating: 9/10
THE GREAT (MA15+)
The Great - a satirical comedic drama - is both fun and unbelievable.
Created by Australian Tony McNamara - who grew up in Kilmore - it looks at the early marriage between the initially naive Catherine the Great (Elle Fanning) and cruel and oblivious emperor Peter III (Nicholas Hoult).
Historically, Catherine would go on to become Catherine the Great - Russia's longest ruling female leader.
Containing strong language and barbaric moments, The Great shows the Russian aristocracy's hedonistic life using wicked humour as Catherine plots her way to the top.
Season 1 is on Stan. Rating: 8/10
This British comedy is a fun ensemble piece with a strong cast of comedians. When a young couple - Alison and Mike - inherit a mansion and plan to renovate it, they must deal with squabbling family ghosts.
When Alison falls and hits her head, she finds she can se and hear the ghosts and is dragged into their squabbles as everyone disagrees on the best way forward for the century-old mansion.
Ghosts is full of constant jokes and the scenarios Alison and Mike endure are ridiculous and fun.
Season 1 is on Stan. Rating: 7/10
THIS IS ENGLAND (film and series) (MA15+)
Most other reviews on this list have been new series. This is England is a series that follows the 2007 film by writer-director Shane Meadows.
Set during the 1980s the film and series centre on troubled 12-year-old Shaun as he befriends a gang. The three series - titled '86, '88 and '90 respectively - came out from 2010 to 2015.
That Meadows has managed to keep the core group of performers together adds to the storylines. You can see how Thomas Turgoose and Vicky McClure grow as performers throughout the series.
The film and series are on Stan. Rating: 8.5/10
David Tennant has had a lot of memorable roles over the years but none as chilling as serial killer Dennis Nilson.
This three-part series re-tells the true story of how Nilson was discovered and then casually confessed to the murder of at least 12 young men in London between 1978 and 1983.
What is great about this three-part series if the cold performance from Tennant as Nilson talk with police and a writer about his crimes.
Supporting Tennant is Daniel Mays as Detective Chief Inspector Peter Jay who arrested Nilson and helped identify many of the victims - though some are still unknown today. Jason Watkins also features as Brian Masters - who in real life writes biographies on mass murderers.
Des is on Stan. Rating: 7/10