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When you’re bored, you’re looking for easy-watching series and movies that aren’t too intense. Something funny, something chilled, something intriguing and something to comfort you on these cold days!

Here’s a handpicked list of series and movies to watch on Showmax when you’re bored.

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1. Grey’s Anatomy

Meredith Grey is the daughter of a famous surgeon, starting her own career at the Seattle Grace Hospital. Joining her are her fellow resident interns, Cristina, Alex, Izzie and George, who all struggle to maintain their personal lives with their gruelling work schedule, and inevitably fall for the people they work with. Watch it now »

2. The Fosters

Teenager Callie Jacob is placed in a foster home with a lesbian couple and their blend of biological, adoptive, and foster children. Watch it now »

3. Folk Hero & Funny Guy, First on Showmax

A burnt-out comedian needs new material, so he joins his folk singer buddy on a tour. But he’s going to get a lot more than jokes in this road trip comedy. Watch it now »

4. The Big Bang Theory

Binge the show that made nerds cool from the very beginning! Join this group of geeky, comic-book reading, sci-fi watching guys as they learn about life – and love. Watch it now »

5. Beastly

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After a spurned classmate curses him, a teen will be forever ugly unless he finds love. Watch it now »

6. The Crossing

Refugees from a war-torn country 180 years in the future start showing up to seek asylum in an American town. All episodes are now available to stream, express from the US. Watch it now »

7. Bridesmaids

Bridesmaids on Showmax
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Annie’s life is falling apart, but maybe helping with her friend’s wedding will distract her in this side-splitting comedy that isn’t nearly as nice as it sounds. Starring Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Maya Rudolph and Rose Byrne. Watch it now »

8. Castle

Castle S1-8 are on Showmax
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Novelist Rick Castle joins the NYPD when a serial killer starts copying the murders committed in his books. He is partnered with detective Kate Beckett, and the cat-and-mouse game begins. Watch it now »

9. Friends

The iconic show ended 12 years ago, and, though the hairstyles (remember ‘The Rachel’?) and outfits (Chandler’s high-waisted chinos; Monica’s dungarees; Phoebe’s scrunchies) are now charmingly dated, the predictable banter and the familiar catchphrases still manage to make us chuckle. If you somehow missed the show the first time round, settle in to meet your Friends. Watch it now »

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