Sunday 22 April 2018

The top TV shows to get you through the rollercoaster emotions of the Euros

The beautiful game: the average fan is motivated more by fear than desire.
The beautiful game: the average fan is motivated more by fear than desire. Newsdesk & Agencies

We've got the pick of the best TV shows to tune in to when you need to keep your emotions in check during the Euros.

Today is the opening day of Euro 2016. Hosts France will be taking on Romania tonight, while Ireland face their first opponents, Belgium, on Monday.

You've got the beers and wine in, snacks from different countries (cheese from France, chorizo from Spain, pizza from Italy and chocolate from Switzerland) and the viewing parties ready to go.

There'll be tears, laughter, shock, fear, anguish, joy, sore throats, sore heads and broken hearts.

In order to manage your stress levels, we've picked nine of the best Netflix shows to keep your blood pressure down and get you through the full gamut of emotions you'll be experiencing during Euro 2016.

1 Excitement: You’re a kick away from victory! Keep rolling with the good times and watch funny new comedy Special Correspondents.

2 Rage:  You’ve just lost a penalty kick and tensions are high. Ward off any angry feelings with happy-go lucky Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

3 Anxiety: The game is close to finishing and your team’s down 2:0 ...find inner peace with Frankie (Grace and Frankie) and do some quick meditation.

4 Frustration: Take yourself away from the footie and ‘dribble’ over to the next door room. Switch on Netflix and watch something completely different, e.g. Chef’s Table.

5 Peace: Don’t lose the tranquil vibe. The game’s over,  mentally check out and settle in to Chelsea for some light hearted viewing.

6 Victory: You won! Celebrate with party hats, beers and….The Hungover Games!

7 Loss: Disappointing BUT if Piper can make it through Litchfield, you can get over the game. Watch the latest season of Orange is the New Black for some of her ruthless top tips.

8 Fatigue: Wake up your body and get your belly laughing with Jimmy Carr Funny Business.

9 Contentment: Stay level headed and watch a family friendly film like The Ridiculous 6 or Kong King of the Apes

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