15 Programmes You Need To Binge-Watch On Netflix This Weekend
Here's what's on top of our viewing list!
As the good weather seems to be leaving us there is no better time or excuse to snuggle under a blanket and get started on this list of Netflix shows and films that everyone is talking about!
The Black Lives Matter movement and topics such as white privilege are things we should be constantly trying to educate ourselves on. 13th explores the history of racial inequality in the United States, focusing on the fact that the nation’s prisons are disproportionately filled with African-Americans. It shows what racism has done over the years, starting in the 1800s, and how it’s still being implemented in society today.
2. When They See Us
When They See Us surrounds the śtory of the ´The Central Park Five´. After a jogger was assaulted and raped in 1989 five young men were charged with the crime. The group spent years fighting the convictions, hoping to be exonerated.
3. Who killed Malcolm X?
In this docu-series a Manhattan District Attorney is reviewing case files linked to the 1965 murder of the Black nationalist leader Malcolm X. He was shot dead aged 39 however it is said that the truth of his murder was covered up and his real killers got away.
4. Time: The Kalif Browder Story
After being arrested for allegedly stealing a backpack, 16-year-old Kalief Browder, who spent three years in Rikers Island jail awaiting trial — two of those years in solitary confinement. The criminal justice system failed him. His case was never prosecuted, the charges were ultimately dropped, and Browder committed suicide after his release.
5. Selling Sunset
The latest American reality television show people are becoming obsessed with is Selling Sunset. The show follows elite real estate brokers as they try and sell real estate in the Los Angeles market. Selling to extremely wealthy individuals and with a lot at stake, the drama between the agents is second to none. A little bit trashy but also something you won’t be able to stop watching.
6. 13 Reasons Why: Season Four
First airing in March 2017, it’s hard to believe it has been over three years since 13 Reasons Why first graced our screen. Now back for a fourth and final season it is hard to know where the controversial show will lead next. Although you may feel like this show may be a little too young for you, if you´ve watched seasons 1 to 3 already, there´s no doubt spending your weekend finding out the fate of the Liberty High School gang will be worth your while.
7. The Last Days of American Crime (2020)
The Netflix original film follows the story of two men and a woman as they plan the heist of the century before a government-broadcast signal wipes out crime forever. It follows the idea that committing a crime may literally become impossible – so what will they do before that happens.
8. Queer Eye (Season 5)
Coming back for a fifth season, the show will continue to follow Bobby Berk, Karamo Brown, Tan France, Antoni Porowski and Jonathan Van Ness as they attempt to bring new life to lucky participants. And you’re in for an extra treat, while previous seasons have only contained eight episodes, season 5 contains ten.
9. Never Have I Ever
This show is a typical coming of age teen drama following the life of Devi Vishwakumar, an Indian girl raised in America. After her father´s death Devi decides she wants to change her life, aiming to climb higher on the social status ladder. However her family and friends aren´t fully on board.
10. Space Force
With a cast including Steve Carrell, John Malkovitch, Ben Schwartz, and Lisa Kudrow, Space Force is not one to be missed. It follows along as Mark Naird, who is played by Steve Carell, is enlisted to head up the Space Force, a brand-new space exploration branch of the military.
11. Trials by Media
If you like true-crime documentaries then this series will be for you. The episodes follow as trials are examined with a focus on how the media may have impacted the verdicts.
12. Dead to Me seasons 1 and 2
Season two may have dropped at the beginning of May but if you haven watched Dead to Me this is the perfect time. Witty, emotional and slightly crazy, it´ll be the perfect addition to your weekend.
13. Fuller House (Season 5B)
In this season of Fuller House, the Tanner family saga continues as the kids are now the adults. DJ raises her children with the help of her best friend Kimmy and sister Stephanie.
14. Sweet Magnolias
Based on the Sherryl Woods novels, Sweet Magnolias is set in the small town of Serenity, South Carolina. It follows the story of Maddie Townsend, as she starts her life fresh after a divorce.
15. Jerry Seinfield : 23 Hours to Kill
If you’re in need of some laughs this weekend then this ones for you. Performing at the Beacon Theatre in New York City, comedian Jerry Seinfeld shares his outlook on everyday life, and finding humour in it.
Words by Nicky Anderson
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