The week is quickly rolling on. The weekend is waiting to be filled. And if half the planet don’t choose staying in and binge-watching Netflix, then the internet did us wrong.
Here are ten shows we think you should at least consider spending your weekend on. A needless warning: you can’t willingly go down the Netflix rabbit hole without any compromise. Clear out your schedules, grab a bag of popcorn, cuddle with your partners, and…chill.
Santa Clarita Diet
A timid suburban realtor gets afflicted with a disease that introduces her to an irresistible new meal plan. Vegans should probably keep out.
In this six-episode miniseries, a young blind woman, who goes by the name “the O.A.”, mysteriously regains her eyesight. This is as far as I’ll go. There’s plenty of mysteries to uncover. Plus, it’s Brit Marling. I don’t know about the O.A.’s eyes, but she sure comes off easy on mine.
While Winona Ryder is definitely not chill this season (I mean, just what is going on with her face during this acceptance speech?), the 80’s Stephen King/Steven Spielberg-blend of science fiction-horror lulls you into the cushioned arms of nostalgia. Also, The Clash. Forever and always.
We’re only a few episodes into Riverdale, the murder mystery spin based off of the Archie comic characters. Over the summer, Archie got ripped, Betty grew crazier, and Jason got murdered. It’s a decent and fun show; I like it so far.
If you haven’t heard of Black Mirror, get ready. I say start from Series 3, then work your way backwards. Ever episode is a mini-movie unto themselves, and they’re almost always great mini-movies. This is my kind of show, which I guess says a lot about how big of a tech-cynic I truly am. Regardless, it’s a great show, so have at it.
One of the best shows of 2016. The show follows Queen Elizabeth II as a twenty-five year-old woman as she toils to lead the world’s most famous monarchy. Pretty intense stuff.
The Wachowskis have plenty of high-concept ideas that would work a million times better when serialized. Sense8 is definitely one, following eight individuals who have the ability to mentally link themselves with one another. There’s plenty moments of intrigue to go around, but what seems to stick (no pun intended) is the now infamous orgy scene.
Rick & Morty
Another series that sets up Marvel’s gigantic The Defenders event. The same formula applies: make people care for these heroes, and assemble them for one mindless cash-grab event. At the very least, Marvel was successful with this show.
A Series Of Unfortunate Events
Neil Patrick Harris as Count Olaf. That’s about all you need to know.
What are you watching this weekend? Recommend them titles in the comments section after the jump. Also, feel free to tweet me about anything movies and T.V. (@armanddc). Let’s discuss!