Forbes’ teams share their favourite TV picks for 2022

Hannah Forbes, Head of Brand and Content Managment

By Hannah Forbes | First published: 4th November 2022

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As the evenings start to draw in, we can all look forward to grabbing a blanket (cheaper than heating the house!) and cosying up in front of the TV. We thought we would speak to some of our staff about what they are watching and share with you the TV shows that are most popular amongst our teams. As you will see, many of our staff have been with us a great number of years and we often find that their friends and family members come to join our family business. It all contributes to the strong ethos that permeates our company structure at all levels.

Here are some of our TV recommendations for you this season:

  • Netflix – Ozark

    Ozark is a truly brilliant drama series starring Jason Bateman as financial advisor Marty Byrde. Marty and his wife are forced to relocate their family after a money laundering scheme goes horribly out of control. Facing dire circumstances, their lives are turned completely upside down and Marty must now do anything to keep his family alive...

    Alkas Miah, Customer Care Manager has worked at Forbes for 16 years and says, “I’ve thoroughly enjoyed watching Ozark. A popular series, it follows the protagonist as he gets caught up with notorious Mexican drug lords. The hope of success and survival takes them on a life changing journey. Highly recommend.”

  • Netflix – Stranger Things

    Set in 1980s Indiana, this American sci-fi horror fiction drama is about a group of young friends who witness terrifying supernatural forces, secret experiments and extraordinary government exploits. In their search for answers, the children unravel a series of extraordinary mysteries. Starring Winona Ryder, Millie Bobby Brown and David Harbour, the fourth series of this epic series reaches the brilliant heights that fans anticipate...

    Matt Malyan, Derby Depot Manager, has worked for Forbes for 37 years and says, “If you are yet to discover this gem, then you in for a treat! An intriguing and immensely enjoyable paranormal series that grabs you from the start and never let’s go. With 3 Seasons available and a fourth on its way, tuck your feet up on the sofa and become absorbed in this compelling supernatural story. A definite binge-watch.”

  • iPlayer – The Secrets She Keeps, Series 2

    This is the second series of an Australian psychological thriller drama television series. It is centres around the story of two women who meet in a chance encounter in Sydney. They are both pregnant at the time, but they have a lot more in common than that. They both carry explosive secrets from their past that could destroy everything that they hold dear...

    Geraldine Jagdeo, Accounts Manager, has worked at Forbes for 30 years and says: “There are so many twists and turns in The Secrets She Keeps. I would really recommend it. You think you have worked something out and then in the next episode everything changes.”

  • Amazon Prime – House of the Dragon

    This American fantasy is a prequel to the Game of Thrones, set c, 200 years previously and loosely based on George Martin’s novel Fire and Blood. After the death of their father, two siblings are left fighting for the throne. There is an ensuing civil war called the Dance of Dragons. Think blood, carnage, battles, dragons...

    Jamie Jagdeo, Sales Executive and son to our Account Manager, has worked at Forbes for 11 years and says. “The ending of Game of Thrones left us wanting more. Ultimately, the House of the Dragon has certainly filled that void. Don’t miss it.”

  • Amazon Prime – The Rings of Power

    The Rings of Power is the prequel to The Lord of the Rings, set thousands of years before that and the Hobbit. This epic drama begins in a time of relative peace but then takes viewers to a time when kingdoms rose to glory and fell to ruins with Tolkien’s greatest villain threatening to envelope the entire world in darkness...

    Janice Englefield, Sales Manager, has worked at Forbes for 25 years and says, “I was delighted when Amazon Prime released the new series The Rings of Power, having been totally absorbed in JRR Tolkien’s epic The Lord of the Rings films. This brilliant prequel did not disappoint on any level.”

  • Netflix – Kleo

    Kleo is German action thriller television series that premiered on Netflix in 2022. The story follows a former assassin after her arrest and subsequent imprisonment until the fall of the Berlin Wall. Once released she embarks a revenge spree against those that had conspired against her...

    Hannah Forbes, Head of Content and Brand Management has worked at Forbes for 15 years and is the granddaughter of Forbes’ founder Frederick Donald Forbes and daughter of the now co-owner, Stuart Forbes. “Kleo is utterly compelling from the very first frame. The costumes, the locations, the music.. everything about it is captivating. The female protagonist is played to perfection by Jella Haase. A truly gripping revenge journey that manages to be humorous at the same time. Great escapism.”

  • Netflix – Inventing Anna

    Con artist or audacious entrepreneur? Inventing Anna is a compelling American drama that follows a journalist as she investigates the case of Anna Delvey, the Instagram-legendary 'heiress' who stole hearts and money from the German elite. Based on a true story this is a fascinating story...

    Wesley Spearing, Assistant Customer Care Manager and husband to our Business Development Executive Laura, has worked at Forbes for 12 years and says, “Inventing Anna is a fascinating watch with a really impressive cast. It has us both gripped.”

  • Netflix – The Watcher

    The watcher is an American mystery thriller TV miniseries. A married couple move into their dream home only to be plagued by strange neighbours, terrifying letters from a stalker and an abundance of sinister threats. It is based on a true story, which makes it all the more disconcerting...

    Suzy Worthington, Stock Supervisor and Accounts Assistant has worked for Forbes for 34 years and says, “I like anything that is based on a true story like this! It was really gripping, edge of your seat viewing and quite quirky. I loved all of the characters and it is hard to believe that it is based on true events. Definitely worth a watch.”

  • Amazon Prime – Parks and Recreations

    Parks and Recreations is an American Political satire mockumentary sitcom TV series. It follows a mid-level bureaucrat as she is faced with a myriad of challenges in her endeavours to boost her town by helping a local nurse convert an abandoned construction site into a community park...

    Kevin Herring, CEO, has worked at Forbes for 32 years and says. “I highly recommend this series for a spot of light-hearted entertainment. It really is very funny and has an excellent cast.”

  • Netflix – Death by Magic

    Death by Magic stars British magician, Drummond Money-Coutts as he travels around the world performing a series of potentially deadly tricks. Amongst the tricks that he undertakes are endeavouring to escape from a flooding car and attempting to escape from a custom-built coffin. Fairly short viewing times and so easily squeezed in around busy schedules...

    Simon Ross Grogan, Customer Care Advisor, has worked at Forbes for 15 years and says, “I liked that this didn’t involve a huge time commitment and I could dip into before heading to the gym. It was fascinating to watch the magic take place on screen and then try to come up with an explanation as to what has just taken place.”

With so much choice available on today’s Smart TVs and box office films now being streamed so quickly after release, our viewing habits have changed considerably. We are finding that our customers are choosing much larger screen sizes now that the screens are so slim and inobtrusive. TVs now offer extraordinary picture quality and immersive sound for a truly cinematic experience from the comfort of your sofa. Speak to our experienced advisors to discuss what our latest range of TVs can deliver. Don’t forget that all of our televisions are fully installed and set up by our installation engineers who will guide you through the various features upon delivery. We will then support you with our multi-award winning service support at no extra cost for the duration of the TV rental.