11/05/2013 07:10 EST | Updated 11/05/2013 11:48 EST

Best TV Shows For Long Flights: 10 Series To Replace Your In-Flight Movies


For all the grief travellers give airlines, we have to admit that carriers have made great strides with in-flight entertainment.

Considering the movies and music pre-loaded onto iPads you can rent, screens built into the back of chairs or the tried-and-true overhead monitors, flyers have plenty of glowing rectangles to keep their eyes and minds off the monotony of riding a plane.

But what's a screen without some enjoyable content to watch?

When it comes to choice and selection, travellers are either stuck between a movie they've already seen or another rerun of "Just For Laughs." Thankfully, with the proliferation of smartphones, tablets, laptops, in-flight Wi-Fi and relaxed rules on electronics, packing your own form of entertainment has never been easier.

Factor in the long flight times or unexpected delays at airports and what travellers have now is an opportunity to catch up on a few TV series. You know -- those series your friends are constantly posting ambiguous Facebook statuses about, the ones that have always piqued your interest, but you could never watch because of the lack of time? Yeah. Those series.

If you're not sure on where to start, Huffington Post Canada Travel has picked a few shows that will make those long hours disappear either for their content, format or addictiveness. Of course, when it comes to TV, everything boils down to personal taste, but hopefully there's something for everyone in this collection.

And if there isn't, let us know what you prefer to watch during long flights in the comments or on Twitter at @HPCaTravel.

10 Of The Best TV Shows To Watch On Long Flights

10 Of The Best TV Shows To Watch On Long Flights

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