The Best Shows on Netflix to Binge Watch This Long Weekend
Are you avoiding the bumper-to-bumper roads and airport queues this long weekend and treating yourself to a much-needed staycation? If you don’t consider yourself a football fan and you’ve already binge-watched House of Cards and Suits (twice), we’ve got you.
Netflix is currently brimming with must-watch TV shows just in time for a three-day weekend couch marathon and we’ve handpicked the best so you can fast-forward to the fun part—getting hooked, and watching every single episode. Yes, please. Scroll on and get streaming for one of your most relaxing long weekends yet. BYO couch (or bed) and microwave popcorn.
Synopsis: This raw, gritty series chronicles the gripping real-life stories of the drug kingpins of the late 1980s and the corroborative efforts of law enforcement to meet them head on in brutal, bloody conflict. It details the many, often-conflicting forces—legal, political, police, military, and civilian—that clash in the effort to control cocaine, one of the world's most valuable commodities.
Synopsis: A love letter to the ’80s classics that captivated a generation, Stranger Things is set in 1983 Indiana, where a young boy vanishes into thin air. As friends, family, and local police search for answers, they are drawn into an extraordinary mystery involving top-secret government experiments, terrifying supernatural forces and one very strange little girl.
Synopsis: A man in his early 30s struggles to find balance between being a new dad and his involvement in a motorcycle club.
Synopsis: The Get Down is a mythic saga of how New York at the brink of bankruptcy gave birth to a new art form. Set in New York in 1977, this music-driven drama series chronicles the rise of hip-hop and the last days of disco told through the lives, music, art, and dance of the South Bronx kids who would change the world forever.
Synopsis: A police investigation, the saga of a grieving family, and a Seattle mayoral campaign all interlock after the body of 17-year-old Rosie Larsen is found in the trunk of a submerged car.
Synopsis: A young, devout Catholic woman discovers that she was accidentally artificially inseminated.
Synopsis: After a sabotaged experiment leaves him with super-strength and unbreakable skin, Luke Cage (Mike Colter) becomes a fugitive trying to rebuild his life in modern day Harlem. He is soon pulled out of the shadows and must fight a battle for the heart of his city—forcing him to confront a past he had tried to bury.
Synopsis: Easy is an anthology series from creator Joe Swanberg that explores diverse Chicago characters as they fumble through the modern maze of love, sex, technology, and culture.