Settle in for countless nights on the sofa this Christmas ūüéĀ

BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA HBO

Christmas break teamed with Covid restrictions means that there’s no better time than now to curl up on the sofa and watch some great queer TV. 

Here are some of the best TV shows to enjoy over the Christmas period that you might have missed. You might think you‚Äôve watched every queer TV show ever made after this year, but we promise there‚Äôs lots more to dive into. 

Make sure you‚Äôve got a fresh tin of chocolates for each season – that‚Äôs just the rule at Christmas. 

The Wilds 

Teenage girls from radically different backgrounds find themselves stranded on a remote island, unaware they’ve just become the subjects of an elaborate social experiment. Need more content once you’ve watched? Head over to our YouTube channel for exclusive interviews with the cast.

Where to watch: Amazon Prime

Work In Progress 

Abby is a 45-year-old self-identified fat, queer dyke whose misfortune and despair unexpectedly lead her to a vibrantly transformative relationship. Chicago improv mainstay Abby McEnany co-created and stars in this uniquely human comedy series. Catch up on season one since season two has been confirmed for next year!

Where to watch: Showtime

We Are Who We Are

Did you find yourself longing to lounge in Italy on a summer‚Äôs day after watching Call Me By Your Name? Did you love the gritty portrayal of teenage life in Euphoria? Well, We Are Who We Are is right up your street. 

Coming from none other than Luca Guadagnino (who directed Call Me By Your Name) himself, We Are Who We Are is an eight part series that stars queer icon Chloe Sevigny as the incoming commander of a US army base in Italy and Jack Dylan Grazer as her teenage son, set against the backdrop of Donald Trump‚Äôs 2016 presidential campaign. 

It tackles gender identity, infidelity and family relationships all in Guadagnino‚Äôs wonderful style. 

Where to watch: BBC iPlayer

Broad City

Broad City follows two women throughout their daily lives in New York City, making the smallest and mundane events hysterical and disturbing to watch all at the same time.

Where to watch: Amazon Prime

Grace And Frankie

Grace and Frankie stars Jone Fonda and Lily Tomlin as two unlikely friends who are brought together when their husbands announce that they are in love with each other and plan to get married. 

It’s heart-warming and hilarious, so it’s perfect for Christmas.

Where to watch: Netflix

Schitt’s Creek

Thank goodness! Finally a queer show that doesn‚Äôt involve any tragedy. We can‚Äôt promise any women loving women action, but this is some excellent watching. 

It‚Äôs so rare to find a show with healthy LGBTQI representation and Schitt‚Äôs Creek has taken the TV world by storm for doing exactly that. It‚Äôs so full of warmth and hope, we just know you‚Äôll love it. 

Where to watch: Netflix

Anne+

Anne+ is a seriously underrated gem and we urge you to watch it immediately.

The plot centres around the life of a young lesbian woman, Anne, as she navigates herself through her 20s in Amsterdam. Follow Anne as she dates her way around the city and stumbles into real adulthood. 

Where to watch: Channel 4

Euphoria 

Euphoria follows the troubled life of 17-year-old Rue, a drug addict fresh from rehab with no plans to stay clean. Her classmates each face their own issues and the series tackles the teenage high-school landscape candidly. Plus: they’ve just released an excellent new Christmas bridge episode.

Where to watch: NowTV

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