10 Binge-Worthy TV Shows You Can Finish in One Weekend
The weekend’s almost here, and you’re plans fell through in the last minute? Or maybe you’ve had a tough week and just want to stay in and relax for the whole weekend, nothing wrong with that either!
If you’re wondering how to keep yourself occupied for an entire two days, we’ve got you covered. Grab a bucket of popcorn, order some pizza, and snuggle up on your couch and watch these binge-worthy TV shows. The best part about these? You can finish them all in one go, and who knows, you might even be able to sneak in a couple if you plan on doing absolutely nothing else all weekend!
Here you go:
1. Jessica Jones
Marvel’s Jessica Jones is set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), but you can still enjoy it even if you’ve never read a single Marvel comic or watched a single Marvel movie before. Melissa Rosenberg plays the badass title character that’s fighting to suppress her superpowers following tragic life incident.
You’ll love this show even if you’re not a big superhero fan. One episode in, and you’re sure to be hooked. And the good news is that season two of the series has just been released on Netflix, so there’s no better time to binge-watch the whole thing than right now!
2. How to Get Away With Murder
The single best things about this show is Viola Davis. It’s really fun to watch her character, Annalise Keating, kick some butt in the courtroom week after week. Even though its not all wins in her life, she still manages to get back up. The show also follows four of her law students, who get themselves and her into all sorts of trouble. Murder, crimes, illegal activities, hot relationships, cheating… this shows got it all.
But somehow, even though we know these people are terrible and deserve to rot in jail, we end up rooting for them one terrible act after another. Hey, that’s why this shows called “how to get away with murder”, huh?
I was one of the people that grew up with the Archie comics, were you? The comics set in “Riverdale” followed a bunch of highschoolers. The characters and stories were cute, funny, heart-touching, and always lighthearted. But when it comes to Riverdale the TV show, all bets are off.
In Riverdale, Archie comics goes dark. The only thing familiar are the names of the character, and sometimes it’s ironically funny to hear names like Cheryl Blossom and Jughead Jones when said characters are dealing with things like murder, suicide, mobs, social wars, etc. Still, the twisted story will rope you in and leave you hungry for answers.
Let’s add a little something light to this list with a comedic series. Community is the way to go, because it is definitely binge-watch worthy. The story follows a lawyer who’s forced to join a local community college because his law degree is revealed to be bogus. At Greendale Community College, he meets and befriends a group of diverse people, which all then leads to hilarious and memorable encounters.
5. Stranger Things
Stranger Things was one of the most hyped shows a little while back, and so I thought, sure why not give it a go? The show is about a bunch of middle-schoolers who stumble upon a dark, dark world when one of them goes missing. Let’s just say, an “upside-down” world (wink, wink). They meet a weird girl with magic powers, and the adults get roped in too.
So, if you’re like me and are hesitant to watch the show, I say wait no more! There are two seasons of the show, each with around 8-9 episodes, so you can definitely finish them in a weekend.
6. Black Mirror
Black Mirror is an incredible British sci-fi anthropology series that examines the personal lives of people and the ways in which technology plays a part in them, both now and in the (near) future. Each episode is standalone, and some are long enough to almost be a movie. There are currently 4 seasons, but each season only has 3 episodes.
One thing’s for sure, it will make you evaluate the role technology plays in your life. It’s definitely spooky to realize that any of the things they show could happen to any of us. But, I’m sure they won’t… right?
7. Will & Grace
Will & Grace is back to delight viewers almost a decade after it’s previous 8 season run, and it’s just as hilarious as ever. All our favorite characters have returned, only now they’re older and more mature (who are we kidding, no they’re not).
Whether you choose to get yourself up to speed on the previous eight seasons, or just binge-watch the current one, you can’t go wrong!
The British sure know how to make a binge-worthy show, because Sherlock is another that comes from them. As you may have guessed, it is an interpretation of the famous Sherlock Holmes novels. Benedict Cumberbatch plays the eccentric title character, and the way his mind works is sure to make any sapiosexual week in their knees. The interesting and modern twists on familiar tales that you might have read in middle school will keep you guessing and on your toes.
9. Orphan Black
This Canadian sci-fi thriller follows Sarah Manning, played by Tatiana Maslany, who witnesses the suicide of a woman who looks just like her. She is an orphan who has no ties of her own, so she assumes the identity of the dead woman. The real twist comes when she finds out that they dead woman and her are actually clones, but are they the only two in the world?
10. This Is Us
We’ve got mystery and humor covered, but what about drama? If you’re looking for a binge-worthy show to fill your weekend with the #feels, go with This Is Us. Every family has it’s own story, and this show follows the lives of the Pearson family. They all share the same birthday, and we watch their lives unfold in the now and the past through flashbacks.
This Is Us is a show about love, hope, and family, so perfect for anyone feeling homesick or in the mood for a good cry.