It’s that time of year when we all just want to kick back and relax – and why not? It’s been a long year… And while you’re enjoying your downtime, why not catch up on some fabulous queer interest series? There are a few binge-worthy options available on Showmax.

These are some of our top picks:

1. Die Boekklub

Following the intertwined lives of the members of a book club in small town in the Karoo, this local series will pull at your heart strings. One of the main characters, Herman, is a farmer coming to terms with his sexuality. The show explores his first relationship with a man.

2. Superstore

Deliciously quirky, Superstore is a workplace comedy that follows the lives and tribulations of a bunch of zany employees working in Cloud 9, a fictional megastore in St Louis, Missouri. One of the employees, Mateo Fernando Aquino Liwanag, is a gay Filipino man who starts a secret relationship with a superior. The show is sure to make you laugh out loud.

3. Now Apocalypse

Now Apocalypse follows Ulysses and his friends as they awkwardly navigate their quests for love, sex and fame in Los Angeles. However, Ulysses is plagued by foreboding dreams – can the world be coming to an end? Or is it simply paranoia and too much pot?

4. Gentleman Jack

In 1832 in West Yorkshire, England, landowner Anne Lister will do whatever it takes to save her faded ancestral home, Shibden Hall. Part of her plan is to marry well – but she is not interested in marrying a man. The real-life Anne Lister’s recorded her story in her diaries, serving as the basis for the series.

5. A very English Scandal

A Very English Scandal is three-part British dramedy that recounts actual events that took place in 1960s England – a time when homosexuality was illegal. After an affair with a younger man, an English politician decides to have his ex-lover killed to safeguard his career. Unfortunately (or fortunately) for him, things do not go according to plan.

Bonus

There are many more queer interest series to binge on Showmax. These include Looking, The Fosters, Sally4Ever, The L Word, Will & Grace, Euphoria, Modern Family, Girls, Marvel’s Runaways, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Lasizwe and Living the Dream with Somizi.