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6 Shows You Can Easily Binge-Watch This Long Weekend

Everything in the world is terrible, except TV.

28/09/2017 10:25 AM AEST | Updated 28/09/2017 10:33 AM AEST
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Remember when all those Young Adult trilogies set in dystopian futures were coming out? Then life imitated art and now we are living in some kind of dystopian hellscape?! It's sorta funny if you think about it! At least we still have one thing we can still rely on in these terrible times.

No, not love or friendship or any of that garbage, we're talkin' about TV.

By now everyone has seen 'Big Little Lies' and 'The Handmaid's Tale' (if you haven't, what are you waiting for?!) but there are so many great shows out that we think you should definitely check out.

Here are six easily bingeable shows to sink your teeth into if you need a break from, you know, the looming end of civilisation.

1. The Good Place

First thing's first, do not look up too much about this show because part of its appeal are the twists that pop up throughout the season. The first season debuted in the States almost a year ago, and has only just been added to Netflix, along with the first episode of the second season with new episodes added weekly as they air in the states.

It stars Kristen Bell as a woman named Eleanor Shellstrop who is welcomed into the afterlife, or "The Good Place" by Michael, played by Ted Danson. As Eleanor learns more about the perfect utopia she's ended up in she realises... she isn't supposed to be there. She's been mistaken for someone else. The show is funny, surprisingly heartwarming and just a really good time.

Watch it on: Netflix.

2. American Vandal

You've heard of Netflix's amazing docuseries like 'Making a Murderer' and the 'Amanda Knox' special, so get ready for 'American Vandal'. The mockumentary is a pitch-perfect send-up of the genre Netflix has perfected, culminating in a four-hour penis joke.

Yep, the series follows Dylan Maxwell, played by Jimmy Tatro, who is accused of a devastating high school prank that left twenty-seven faculty vehicles brandished with bright pink penises. Still, despite the stupid(ly brilliant) concept, the series has developed a pretty compelling mystery to unravel.

Watch it on: Netflix.

3. Insecure

One of HBO's standout series of the last few years, Issa Rae's 'Insecure', tackles race, relationships, careers and all the tricky parts of being in your late 20s. It follows two friends, Issa (played by Rae) and Molly (played by Yvonne Orji) as they try to navigate what it means to have it all.

The series has received a ton of praise, and deservedly so, with the second season only finishing up mid-September. It hasn't really broken through with Aussie fans just yet which is unfortunate, but luckily seasons are short, so you've got plenty time to catch up.

Watch it on: Foxtel Now.

4. Twin Peaks

Look, it's completely iconic and absolutely twisted all at the same time but if you're looking for something a little out of the ordinary why wouldn't you sit down and binge some Twin Peaks? A mystery drama series from the mind of David Lynch, the series began in 1990 and returned 27 years later for a limited series.

Basically a woman's body washes up on the bank of a river outside the town of Twin Peaks, wrapped in plastic. When it's revealed to be Laura Palmer, local homecoming queen, and a second girl is discovered badly injured, an FBI agent is brought in to get to the bottom of things. Sounds straightforward, right? This show is anything but. There are two seasons, a prequel film ('Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me') and the new limited series. It's a lot, so turn off your phone, stock up on snacks and just get lost in Lynch's incredible world.

Watch it on: Stan.

5. Rick and Morty

You'd be totally safe in assuming 'Rick and Morty' is just a dumb show with farts for punchlines and people with butts for faces, because on the surface it totally is. At the same time the series, which follows a deeply troubled, genius mad scientist and his grandson travelling the universe getting up to absolutely disastrous trouble, is surprisingly deep and completely subversive.

The show is so stupidly smart it's baffling, and absolutely anything is possible so look out for some completely ridiculous plotlines. It has gained a huge cult following and due to a joke in one episode, the show managed to make McDonald's revive a discontinued nugget sauce from the '90s. Ah, the magic of television. The first two seasons are brilliant and the third is airing now with Netflix bringing the episodes about a week after they air in the U.S. Still, it's better than having to wait months for the whole season.

Watch it on: Netflix.

6. Glow

Ever heard of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling?! Well, you really should, because they're the focus of one of Netflix's recent quiet achievers, 'GLOW'. The series follows a fictionalised history behind the actual women's professional wrestling circuit.

The comedy-drama stars Alison Brie, Betty Gilpin and Marc Maron and is set in 1985 Los Angeles following Brie's character Ruth Wilder, an actress struggling to get parts. That's when the world of wrestling opens its arms and clotheslines her with passion.

Watch it on: Netflix.

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