Altered Carbon (Season 1)
Takeaway pairing: Considering the show’s brilliant fusion of cultures, races, names and faces, try some Mediterranean-Middle Eastern fusion food from Café Bateel. We’re a fan of the Mediterranean tuna salad.
Archer (Season 8)
Stupid secret agents working for the world’s most ridiculous spy agency. Titular character Sterling Archer is the world’s least subtle, yet most effortlessly talented spy, who bumbles from one disaster to another. From cyborgs to Cuban hit squads, via civil wars, humanity-threatening battles on international space stations and adventures in 1940s Los Angeles, nothing is off the table with this utterly ridiculous and thoroughly entertaining adult cartoon. All eight seasons to date are available on Netflix, with the ninth
Takeaway pairing: One of the lead characters, Pam, is frequently seen chowing down on Middle Eastern street food, so we recommend getting your teeth into the chicken shawarma platter from Chtoura Restaurant. Its kofta wrap comes with hummus, fries or rice, grilled tomato, flatbread and garlic paste. The arayes and iskandar shawarmas are good, too.
QR28. Al Sadd (4436 9777).
Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Season 4)
Takeaway pairing: Lead character Jake Peralta loves a good pizza, as you’d expect from a New Yorker, so check out 800 Pizza’s classic Italian-style Margherita.
Chef’s Table: Pastry (Season 1)
Takeaway pairing: This calls for a sweet treat, right? Do yourself a favour and check out Tea Time, who have an amazing selection of desserts like chocolate souffle and Lotus pudding. All very reasonably priced, too.
From QR6. Various locations including Bin Omran, Dafna and Old Airport Area (4466 9765).
Designated Survivor (Season 2)
Takeaway pairing: Want to seem like a man/woman of the people, à la President Kirkman? Go for the chilli burger from Delish, which is a beef burger, topped with fried onions, crisps and a wonderfully spicy sauce. The potato bun is spicy, too, and just fantastic.
QR39. Al Gharaffa (4444 8994).
iZombie (Season 4)
Who would have thought that becoming a zombie would turn the now undead medical student Liv Moore (ironically named) into a brilliant detective? While posing as a medical examiner at a coroner’s office, her need to feed gives her a useful gift for solving murders.
From QR39. Medina Centrale, The Pearl-Qatar (4477 4161).
Jessica Jones (Season 2)
Our favourite snarky private eye has come back for her second season, and this time she’s dealing with a whole bunch of issues from her past. Namely, the evil organisation that gave Jessica (Krysten Ritter) her powers as a child, so expect crime-busting, mystery unravelling and, of course, gratuitous demonstrations of her super strength. We’re excited to see her struggles with the ramifications of the season one finale, and if her superhero-wannabe foster sister Trish (Rachael Taylor) will get in on the action. If
Takeaway pairing: One of the famous scenes from The Defenders (in which Jessica Jones appears) sees the four main (anti-)heroes tucking in at a Chinese restaurant. We recommend you go for the kung pao duck noodles or the Japanese beef brisket noodles at The Noodle House. This will turn out be a very satisfying night in.
Lost in Space (Season 1)
Takeaway pairing: Slightly tenuous link here, but with a fight for survival comes a reliance on earthy, natural foods (well, that’s our story and we’re sticking to it). Evergreen Organics does a good vegan burger. The Boss Burger is a quinoa and vegetable patty. It comes with chilli mayo, kohlrabi and carrot coleslaw and smoked mushroom and is served in a whole grain bun.
QR80. Qanat Quartier, The Pearl-Qatar (4472 0437).
Orange is the New Black (Season 5)
This prison drama follows a well-to-do American woman, Piper Chapman, who also just happens to be a convicted criminal. The series follows her time in women’s prison and the hilarious, harrowing and often moving experiences that the inmates share. The series is based on the real-life experience of Piper Kerman, an American author who spent a year in prison herself. Expect to laugh out loud, shake with anger and weep uncontrollably. And if there’s anything to get you in the mood for takeaway it’s prison slop…
The 100 (Season 3)
Takeaway Pairing: Make the most of fresh meats and veggies while the Earth is still habitable. The cool Café Bulbul offers loads of New York street food-inspired dishes with a touch of Lebanese such as kibbeh sliders, beef shawarma tacos and a load of flavours of mishtah like halloumi with pesto. Spot on.
From QR16. Tornado Tower, West Bay (4477 4465).
The Boss Baby: Back in Business (Season 1)
Takeaway pairing: Nothing says “let’s get down to business” more than coffee and pastries, right? So why not check out Fy Cafe, which can be found at the collection of restaurants in Barwa Towers at Al Sadd. What makes it suitable for a boss baby? The signature lattes come with cute cats drawn into the foam.
From QR24. Barwa Towers, Al Sadd (4444 4656).
The Letdown (Season 1)
Takeaway pairing: In need of a quick, energy-building meal? Few things are more convenient, and filling, than a big old bowl of pasta, so get the rigatoni giardiniera from casual joint Carluccio’s, with fresh courgette and garlic spinach balls (those greens will give your iron levels a boost) served with parmesan and garlic.
QR65. Various locations including 18 La Croisette, Porto Arabia, The Pearl-Qatar (4462 1616).
The Rain (Season 1)
Takeaway pairing: This show is pretty much entirely subtitled (it is Danish after all), so get your reading glasses on and pick a food that you won’t have to look at while you’re gazing intently on the screen. Grab a fully customisable burrito from Viva Mexico for something that's easy to chomp on – and the bigger the better as far as we’re concerned.
From QR47. Qanat Quartier, The Pearl-Qatar (4444 9920).
Troy: Fall of a City (Season 1)
Takeaway pairing: Troy was actually in what is now Turkey, rather than Greece, so order from Turkey Central. Go for a mixed appetiser platter and a plate of mixed grills. Success.
From QR30. Various locations including Al Nasr (4444 1454).