Social distancing and self-isolation are our new everyday, and we’re all being thrown on our own resources to keep ourselves occupied. And home entertainment will play a big part. We've asked around our now virtual office to find our favourite box sets, so here are just a few ideas ... some are obvious choices, some less so.

Game of Thrones Eight seasons, 73 episodes. Maybe now is the time for all of us who avoided the behemoth that is GOT to catch up with this cultural phenomenon. Set in the fictional Seven Kingdoms of Westeros and the continent of Essos, GOT follows the violent dynastic struggles for the Iron Throne among the realm's noble families, while other families fight for independence from it. Based on the bestselling novels by George R R Martin. Available on NOW TV.

Prison Break A US serial drama – there are five seasons, 90 episodes – that revolves around brothers Lincoln Burrows and Michael Scofield. Lincoln has been handed a death sentence for a crime he didn’t commit and his brother devises an elaborate plan to help his brother escape and clear his name. Available on Netflix

Suits Who knew, when we started with this compulsively watchable series, that the Rachel Zane we came to know and love would become one of the most famous women in the world for quite another reason! Suits begins when the brilliant Harvey Specter is persuaded to take on the unqualified but even more brilliant college dropout Mike Ross as a new associate at a top-level New York law firm.Together,they become a legal team as unstoppable as Batman and Robin…“The clever mix of cunning legal cut-and-thrust, humour and real affection for the staff at Pearson Specter is what makes this a must-watch … oh, and a great soundtrack!” Available on Netflix

Giri/Haji Giri/Haji (which translates as duty/shame) brought something very different and super stylish to our TV screens, as the impact of a killing in Tokyo brought mayhem to London The title is Japanese for duty/shame, and this was one of the highlights of 2019 for me. So different, so stylish, so watchable. Kenzo, a Tokyo detective arrives in London to look for his brother Yuto, whose suspected involvement in the murder of a Yakuza member is threatening a gang war back in Tokyo. In London, Kenzo finds unlike allies in DC Sarah Weitzmann and Rodney Yamaguchi, half-Japanese, half-British sex worker – a stunning performance from Will Sharpe. You won’t be able to take your eyes off him when he’s on screen. It turns out that London is no safer than Tokyo … Trust me, you won’t have seen anything quite like this before. Available on BBC iPlayer.

Flesh & Blood When their widowed mother Vivien introduces them to Mark, the new man in her life, her three adult children are anything but welcoming. In fact they’re downright hostile and extremely suspicious, and the next-door neighbour, Mary, isn’t too sure, either. All three of the kids are fighting their own battles – there’s Natalie, in love with the wrong man; Helen, who’s neglecting her husband in favour of a job that’s making her no friends, while Jake’s playing a dangerous game with his employer at the same time as trying desperately to persuade his wife to reconcile … we know as the action opens that someone is dead, but you’ll have to keep watching to find out who, why and whodunnit! Available on the Itv.hub.

The Crown There's no better time to give that show you thought wasn’t for you a chance. Chronicling, with a bit of dramatic licence, the life of Elizabeth from the 1940s as her father, George VI, unexpectedly inherited the throne on his brother’s abdication and irrevocably changed the expected course of her life. The first two seasons feature Claire Foy as the young queen – just brilliant – with Matt Smith as Prince Philip. Season three sees Olivia Coleman take over the role and sees a storming performance by Jason Watkins as Prime Minister Harold Wilson. Perfect binge watching. All three seasons available on Netflix

Stranger Things Set in the 1980s in the fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana, the first season focuses on the investigation into the disappearance of a young boy amid supernatural events occurring around the town, including the appearance of a girl with psychokinetic abilities. Three seasons available on Netflix

The Top of the Lake Starring the brilliant Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men, The Handmaid’s Tale), the two seasons of this very slightly surreal drama are mesmerising. Set in New Zealand (guaranteeing stunning backdrops to the drama) the first season sees Robin Griffin (Moss) investigating the disappearance of a pregnant 12-year-old girl, and the second finds Griffin investigating the death of an unidentified Asian girl whose body is found in a suitcase on Bondi Beach. Two seasons available on Netflix

Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat Be inspired to get really familiar with your kitchen. Based on the award winning cook book of the same title - Sunday Times Food Book of the Year - author, cook and teacher Samin Osrat shares her love of food, her pursuit of flavour and her discovery that these four elements are the key to delicious food. Cook along with her in this inspiring four-part doc series. Available on Netflix

The Blue Planet and Blue Planet II The series took almost five years to make, involving nearly 200 filming locations. The fact that most of the ocean environment remains a mystery presented the production team with many challenges. Besides witnessing some animal behaviours for the first time, the crew also observed some that were new to science. Marine scientists with state-of-the-art equipment helped producers. Blue Planet II was the sobering, shocking moment everyone woke up to the damage being done by plastic. “Never before have we had such an awareness of what we are doing to the planet, and never before have we had the power to do something about that. Surely we have a responsibility to care for our blue planet. The future of humanity, and indeed all life on Earth, now depends on us. BBC iPlayer

The Durrells For some genuine escapism at a time when we could all do with immersing ourselves in a different world. Share the extraordinary adventures - at times moving, comical and engaging - of the Durrell family as they are uprooted and transplanted on sun-drenched interwar Corfu.Always on the breadline, but never crushed, widow Louise Durrell has relocated her reluctant children – Lawrence, Margot and Gerry to Corfu in search of something better. Based on Gerald Durrell’s perennially popular My Family and Other Animals, this is a delicious slice of nostalgia and sunshine. The sun is always shining in Death in Paradise too – easy watching, daft but compulsive! Available on Netflix.

Larkrise to Candleford Set in the small Oxfordshire hamlet of Lark Rise and the wealthier neighbouring market town of Candleford towards the end of the 19th century, Lark Rise to Candleford follows the daily lives of farm workers, craftsmen, and gentry, observing the characters in loving, boisterous, and competing communities of families, rivals, friends, and neighbours. The story is seen through the eyes of the young Laura Timmins as she leaves Lark Rise to start a new life under the wing of her mother’s cousin, the independent and effervescent postmistress Dorcas, who will provide support to one another through life’s ups and downs. Available on Britbox