9 Shows To Binge-Watch On Long Weekends

Long weekends are made for short trips to the beach or exploring the city. But sometimes you just want to lounge around the house and watch TV. Here are 5 TV shows you can watch in less than 72 hours.

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true detective

(noir) TRAILER HERE

Number of Episodes: 8 (One Season) [I know it’s still on-going but each season has a different story, time period, and characters]

Total Runtime: 7hrs 20mins (55 mins each episode)

For Fans of: Detective stories, Occult and Philosophy

When To Watch This: When you feel you just came from a routine week and you’re looking for something different.

Why You Should Watch This:

  • Premier acting from Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson
  • Had one of the most memorable characters in TV series for a while now
  • Tons and tons of parody videos like this, this, this and this
  • Alexa Daddario

legit

(dark comedy) TRAILER HERE

Number of Episodes: 26 (Two Seasons)

Total Runtime: 9hrs 30mins (22 mins each episode)

For Fans of: It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia, Louie

When To Watch This: When you just came from a draining four-day work week

Why You Should Watch This:

  • It’s funny (in an offensive kind of way)
  • Poignant–they just don’t poke fun at PWDs, alcoholism and divorce

yami shibai

(horror)

Number of Episodes: 26 (Two seasons)

Total Runtime: 1hrs 44mins (4 mins each episode)

For Fans of: The Ring, Japanese Ghost Stories, Occult

When To Watch This: Deep into an overnight with your friends

Why You Should Watch This:

  • Storybook animation
  • Each episode was a stand-alone episode so you’ll get the jumps and scares immediately
  • And because of these:

king of the nerds (US)

(reality contest) TRAILER HERE

Number of Episodes: 24 (Three seasons) [Each season had a different set of contestants]

Total Runtime: 18hrs (45 mins each episode)

For Fans of: Survivor, Big Bang Theory and every possible nerd franchise

When To Watch This: While you’re eating, surfing the internet, hanging out with friends

Why You Should Watch This:

  • A very light TV show to watch
  • Varied contestants: gamers, astrophysicists, mathematicians, comic book nerds, trivia champions
  • Contests were based on your favorite nerd franchises: Kaiju battle, Millenium Falcon vs. The Enterprise debate, Harry Potter broom flying, zombie busting
  • And NERDVANA:
HOLY SH*T

FIREFLY (2002)

(Sci-fi/western) WATCH FAN-MADE TRAILER HERE

Number of Episodes: 14 (One Season)

Total Runtime: 10hrs 15mins (44 mins each episode)

For Fans of: Cowboy Bebop, Star Wars

When To Watch This: When you were supposed to have a beach daytrip but your friends flaked out

Why You Should Watch This:

  • Written and directed by Joss Whedon (the guy who directed the Avengers films)
  • Featured Richard Castle from Castle and Jessica Pearson of Suits
  • A cool future where people speak English AND curse in Mandarin

Binge Long Weekends Continuing Shows

 you’re the worst

(comedy) TRAILER HERE

Number of Episodes: 10 (One Season)

Total Runtime: 3hrs 40mins (22 mins each episode)

For Fans of: Knocked Up

When To Watch This: When you just came from a break-up and you don’t want to see all the lovey-dovey beats

Why You Should Watch This:

  • Chemistry between the two leads, Chris Geere and Aya Cash anchors the whole show together
  • Has a grounded view of dating
  • Features a parody character of Odd Future’s Tyler, The Creator

les revenants

(DRAMA) TRAILER HERE

Number of Episodes: 8 (One season)

Total Runtime: 7hrs 44mins (50-58 mins each episode)

For Fans of: The Walking Dead, Twin Peaks

When To Watch This: When you want to have a different take on “the dead are alive again!” premise

Why You Should Watch This:

  • Soundtrack by post-rock band Mogwai adds to the atmosphere of mystery
  • Has a US adaptation (The Returned)

the knick

(period medical drama) TRAILER HERE

Number of Episodes: 10 (One Season)

Total Runtime: 9hrs 40mins (58 mins each episode)

For Fans of: ER, House, blood, lots of blood

When To Watch This: After you had your lunch

Why You Should Watch This:

  • A fictionalized history of modern medicine like suction tubes, x-rays
  • It’s more than just the operating table: delves into race, drug abuse, reproductive and mental health issues
  • Features a tortured genius doctor
  • It’s really bloody

daredevil

(action) TRAILER HERE

Number of Episodes: 13 (One Season)

Total Runtime: 12hrs 47mins (48-59 mins each episode)

For Fans of: Arrow, Flash, Gotham

When To Watch This: When you want a Marvel TV show done right (sorry Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.)

Why You Should Watch This:

  • Fleshed out story for each character, even the main villain
  • Fight scenes are brutal
  • Marvel is making an Avengers type of show called “The Defenders” composed of Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist and Luke Cage

HAPPY LONG WEEKEND!

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9 Shows To Binge-Watch On Long Weekends

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