Not going out or partying this weekend? Worry not, for the Lord has given us Netflix and a bunch of mini-series that we could finish in these 2 days.
1. Altered Carbon
This is science-fiction at its best. Based on the novel by Richard Morgan, the story is set in the future where everybody's consciousnesses have been downloaded into stacks and can be transferred into sleeves or bodies.
2. Seven Seconds
The show revolves around the death of an African American teenager. The 15-year-old is run over by a white cop and is left on the road to die. The show throws in heavy racial politics into its scheme of things and gets incredibly messy and brutal.
3. The End Of The F***ing World
The show is a dark comedy based on a comic series by Charles Forsman and revolves around two teenagers. One of them (James) feels that he is a psychopath and has a dysfunctional relationship with Alyssa. The story is about these two disturbed teenagers who find comfort with each other and can go to the extent of committing crimes to maintain their relationship.
4. Wild Wild Country
A controversial guru builds a utopian city in the Oregon desert leading to severe conflicts with the local ranchers. The series revolves around the event that led to the first bio-terror attack in the USA. The show also reflects on the time in the American history that tested its tolerance for the separation of church and state.
The miniseries is loosely based on the life of Nasty Girl founder Sophia Amoruso and her rise from a lazy ass aimless person to the CEO of one of the fastest growing companies in the USA.
6. The Punisher
If you loved Frank Castle from Daredevil's season 2, this is the show you have been waiting for. The series revolves around Castle's time in the army and the murder of his family and the conspiracy to hide the grander scheme of things.
7. Wet Hot American Summer
The Netflix parody series sees 40-year-olds playing high school kids in a prequel to a film where the same actors in their 30s were playing teenagers. It's like an inside joke inside an inside joke.
8. American Vandal
The synopsis for this show will most definitely sound stupid and juvenile to you but once you watch it, you will understand that it is a very smartly written and well-directed show about suspects and conspiracy theories and the mystery about who spray-painted dicks on every car in the school parking lot.
This is a coming-of-age sitcom revolving around an 18-year old with autism. Now that he is at an age where he wants to date, the show covers his awkward encounters with various women among other things.
10. Alias Grace
Based on a true story from 19th century Canada, the show revolves around a house servant, Grace Marks who has been convicted of double homicide. After spending some time in a mental asylum, Grace is sent to a therapist/ interrogator to find out if she is innocent or not.
The show isn't fun or relaxing but is expressly binge watch worthy. It sees a money launderer and his wife move from Chicago to Missouri to clean $8 million in 3 months or have their family killed by a drug cartel.
12. 13 Reasons Why
A teenage girl commits suicide and leaves a suicide note in the form of 13 tapes, each directed to a particular individual who in some way or the other drove her to take her own life.
The show is set in the 1880s in the mining town of La Belle where all the men have died in a mining accident. Everything goes to shit when a gunslinger running from his mentor arrives in the town. The mentor and his band of merry gangbangers have just murdered an entire town for harbouring the gunslinger.
Mindhunter is a real-life story based on John E. Douglas and the beginning of the behavioural science study unit by the FBI to understand the psychology of serial killers in the 1970s and 80s.
15. Dear White People
The show deals with campus politics involving racism but that doesn't mean that it simply pits black people Vs white people. It involves the struggle of the woke generation against those who aren't woke, among other things.
So grab a pack of chips, roll a nice blunt and get watching.