2016, well it’s been a bit shit hasn’t it?War, refugee crises, national treasures popping their clogs left, right and centre. What we need is a crack commando unit of goddamn heroes to turn this ship around and get some good vibes flowing.
Like these guys….
From the man who should be the next James Bond-suave and charm personified, actually feck James Bond-he should be the next British PM!-comes John Luther-a talented detective with dark tendencies, he’s the ultimate in crime stopping charisma.
2. The kids from Stranger Things
Stranger Things is the series everyone has been talking about this summer and with good reason. If you’re an 80s kids like me, you will fall head over heels with this sci-fi horror from the Duffer Brothers. It’s The Goonies meets ET meets Poltergeist with a sprinkling of The X-Files thrown in for good measure, but it’s mainly a delicious trip down memory lane that’s high on nostalgia. It’s so realistic, you’d wonder how it was made in the 10’s rather than in 1983 when it’s set. The soundtrack, plot and cinematography are all top class, as are the actors. Winona Ryder makes an excellent comeback but my heart belongs to the kids of the series-Dustin, Mike, Lucas and Eleven. “Friends don’t lie” is their mantra and so many of our world leaders could learn a thing or two from these awesome kids.
3. Captain Jean-Luc Picard from Star Trek TNG
I know, I could have gone with the original Captain Kirk, but wouldn’t you rather have the man who gave us a lesson in dignified ass kicking, saving humanity on countless occasions throughout the series’ 7 year timespan? I mean he even got the Vulcan neck pinch down!! Yes it’s everyone’s Shakespeare quoting, Earl Grey swigging but technically French 24th century starship captain. He’ll sort 2016 out at warp speed (sorry, couldn’t resist!)
4.Edina and Patsy from Ab Fab
Sure these girls might not exactly hold the answer to the refugee crisis but at least they’ll provide us with buckets of champers and laughs, two things that are guaranteed to get you through the shittiest of days.
5.The Guardians of the Galaxy
These guys. Actually maybe just Groot, an army of Groots. That oughta do it.
This brainy team of astronauts will surely come up with a few ways to solve the world’s problems right?
7. Daft Punk
Just cos they’re amazing and this documentary-Daft Punk Unchained shows them off in all their bonkers, over the top, perfectionist seeking glory.
8. Jem and the Holograms
And then when it’s all been said and done and 2016 has been turned around, who better than to sing us out than the wondrous Jem? Lovely.
All images courtesy of Netflix which is where you’ll find all these shows right now along with a whole host more. What are you waiting for??
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