Have you ever had the feeling of looking for something to watch for an event-less weekend?
From dragons to superheroes, here are some of the best shows that will keep you confined on your bed with a bowl of popcorn or snacks on the side to keep you company during the rainy days and long weekend:
Game of Thrones
HBO’s hit fantasy series is now on its sixth season, and fans want more of it. Based on George R.R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire,” the epic series ventures into unknown territories as it has officially caught up with Martin’s books. Just like the books, the show doesn’t shy away from killing beloved characters and breaking taboos, so expect the geniuses behind the TV phenomenon to top its season five finale.
How to Get Away with Murder
The legal thriller produced by Shonda Rhimes (Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal) does not disappoint in shock factor with each episode, especially in the second season. You’ll be left wondering if an episode is the finale or not. The series stars the brilliant Viola Davis as a law professor at a prestigious Philadelphia university who gets entwined in a murder plot with her five students.
The Last Man on Earth
In late 2020, after a deadly virus caused by external bleeding is spread across Earth, the seemingly last man on Earth Phil Miller (Will Forte) journeys across North America to search for other survivors. Phil finds Carol, the last woman on Earth, and they get married for the sake of the entire human race despite their obvious differences. In the course of the series, Phil and Carol find other survivors. The Last Man on Earth gives a fresh take on a tale of survival minus the gore of zombies.
This stylish horror drama features a compelling performance from Eva Green and unforgettable literary characters like the immortal Dorian Gray (Reeve Carney), Dr. Victor Frankenstein (Harry Treadaway) and his monster (Rory Kinnear), and the werewolf (Josh Hartnett). Be hooked and watch how the characters deal with their personal demons and gothic horrors set in Victorian London.
Rami Malek’s portrayal of the socially-inept Elliot Alderson had critics singing praises for the show. Malek stars opposite Christian Slater who plays the titular character “Mr. Robot.”Elliot is convinced by Mr. Robot to join a group of hacktivists that aims to take down corporate America and create a new world order that does not revolve on money.
Orange Is The New Black
Netflix’s most-watched series is now on its fourth season that is set to premiere in June. The series is based on a memoir titled “Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison” that chronicles an ex-inmate’s life in federal prison. Taylor Schilling breathes life to series protagonist Piper Chapman who has an undeniable chemistry with Laura Prepon who plays her drug smuggler ex-girlfriend Alex Vause. As the series progresses, the spotlight slowly inches away from Piper and Alex, which gives other interesting inmates and officers in the fictional Litchfield Penitentiary time to shine.
The charming American musical-comedy centers on Rebecca Bunch, who decides to uproot her life in New York after a chance encounter with his first love at summer camp. Writer and series co-creator Rachel Bloom is intensely likeable as Rebecca as she embraces her new life in California. Aside from expertly-timed musical numbers in each episode, the series also gives an accurate portrayal of human relationships and various cultures.
The Night Manager
Best known for playing The Avengers villain Loki, Tom Hiddleston stars in this British spy series as a former soldier who goes undercover to take down a charismatic arms dealer played by Hugh Laurie. Bonus shots: Hiddleston’s peachy backside makes an appearance in a steamy scene with co-star Elizabeth Debicki.
Judd Apatow’s Netflix debut treads on tropes that are too familiar but engrossing and appealing. The show explores the male and female perspective regarding dating and actual relationships. Love stars co-creator Paul Rust as Gus and Gillian Jacobs as Mickey.
Krysten Ritter is the perfect Jessica Jones: brooding, unapologetic, and sexy as hell. If you’re tired of watching Marvel movies and TV series that are headlined by male superheroes, then Jessica Jones is your thing. Netflix was quick to order a second season after the first season received critical acclaim with the way it handled topics such as assault, rape, and sexuality.