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Explore Stockholm through the eyes of a new expat in "Welcome to Sweden." (Photograph by Inge Johnsson, Alamy)

Transporting TV: Shows to Binge On

Can’t travel this holiday? Catching up on television can provide unadulterated escape.

Here are four shows to binge-watch during your downtime this holiday season:

Swede Style: Scandinavian cool meets confused American in NBC’s Welcome to Sweden. You’ll forgive the mild-mannered writing for its scenery, which is pure drama.

Time Bomb: Manhattan—WGN America’s period piece set in the tumbleweed town of Los Alamos, New Mexico—chronicles the creation of the atomic bomb during World War II.

Great Scot: Starz’s Scotland fantasy drama, Outlander, warps between the 1940s and the 1740s—rife with ripped bodices and rugged landscapes.

Orient Tour: Marco Polo, Netflix’s first historical series, follows the wartime exploits of the famous explorer as a young man in Kublai Khan’s court in 13th-century China.

This piece, written by Traveler associate editor Katie Knorovsky, first appeared in the magazine’s December 2014 issue. Follow Katie on Twitter @TravKatieK.

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