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Top Five Netflix Series You Should Watch On Weekends

...As the weekend approaches, you may think it's time to start thinking about your watchlist - and Netflix carries a large selection of series; so you won't have trouble finding your next obsession. I devoured the content available on Netflix and have some great recommendations for you. These shows don't share a genre, subject matter, or much else besides their place on Netflix, but they are all unique and worth watching.

Lost in Space (2018-2021)


Lost in Space is a remake of Irwin Allen's 1965 TV classic. It is a science fiction narrative that is centred on a young explorer family from Earth, who is lost in an alien world. A family's ship is abruptly thrown off course and crashes into a perilous alien environment while on its journey to what they assume will be a better world in a space colony. They must form new partnerships to survive and eventually flee light-years from their initial goal.

Created by: Irwin Allen

Developed by: Matt Sazama, Burk Sharpless

Starring: Molly Parker, Toby Stephens, Maxwell Jenkins, Taylor Russell, Mina Sundwall, Ignacio Serricchio, Parker Posey, Brian Steele

Genre: Science fiction, Adventure, Family drama

Seasons: 3

Age: 7+


The Queen's Gambit is an American TV drama mini-series based on Walter Tevis's 1983 novel The Queen's Gambit. The title alludes to the chess opening known as the "Queen's Gambit." It begins in the mid-1950s and continues into the 1960s. The plot follows Beth Harmon (Anya Taylor-Joy), a fictional chess prodigy, as she rises to the top of the chess world while battling drug and alcohol addiction. With the help of her oldest friend from the orphanage, Jolene, she prepares to face the world's best chess players in Moscow in one of the largest international chess tournaments.

Adapted from: The Queen's Gambit by Walter Tevis

Directed by: Scott Frank

Starring: Anya Taylor-Joy, Bill Camp, Moses Ingram, Isla Johnston, Christiane Seidel, Rebecca Root, Chloe Pirrie, Akemnji Ndifornyen, Marielle Heller, Harry Melling, Patrick Kennedy, Jacob Fortune-Lloyd, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Marcin Dorociński

Genre: Coming-of-age, Period drama

Seasons: 1

Age: 16+

Money Heist (2017-2021)


The five-part series, set in Madrid, follows the story of a bunch of criminals who steal from Spain's Royal Mint and, subsequently, the Bank of Spain, while also holding hostages. "El Profesor," the almost unbelievably brilliant and well-organized figure who designs and directs the greatest robbery Spain has ever seen; is the mastermind behind it all.

Created by: Álex Pina

Starring: Úrsula Corberó, Álvaro Morte, Itziar Ituño, Pedro Alonso, Paco Tous, Alba Flores, Miguel Herrán, Jaime Lorente, Esther Acebo, Enrique Arce, María Pedraza, Darko Perić, Kiti Mánver, Hovik Keuchkerian, Luka Peroš, Belén Cuesta, Fernando Cayo, Rodrigo de la Serna, Najwa Nimri

Genre: Crime drama, Comedy-drama

Seasons: 5

Age: 18+

Stranger Things (2016 - )


Stranger Things is set in Hawkins, Indiana, in the early 1980s. The neighbouring Hawkins National Laboratory seems to do scientific research for the US Department of Energy, but it secretly conducts paranormal and supernatural operations; including those involving human test subjects. They have unintentionally established a doorway to another reality known as "the Upside Down." Will Byers is kidnapped by an Upside Down creature in the first season. Joyce, Will's mother, and Jim Hopper, the town's police chief, are on the lookout for him. At the same time, Eleven, a young psychokinetic girl, breaks free from the laboratory and aids Will's pals Mike, Dustin, and Lucas in their own search for Will.

Created by: The Duffer Brothers

Starring: Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Natalia Dyer, Charlie Heaton, Cara Buono, Matthew Modine, Noah Schnapp, Sadie Sink, Joe Keery, Dacre Montgomery, Sean Astin, Paul Reiser, Maya Hawke, Priah Ferguson, Brett Gelman, Jamie Campbell Bower, Eduardo Franco, Joseph Quinn

Genre: Horror, Supernatural, Drama, Thriller, Horror fiction, Historical film

Seasons: 3 (ongoing)

Age: 14+

Sex Education (2019 - )


The series follows the students, faculty, and parents at the fictional Moordale Secondary School, as they deal with a variety of personal issues; many of which are related to sexual intimacy. In the first season, Otis and Maeve open a sex therapy clinic to help Moordale students with their sexual issues. Their firm becomes a success, but Otis develops feelings for Maeve, which leads to a conflict.

Created by: Laurie Nunn

Starring: Asa Butterfield, Gillian Anderson, Ncuti Gatwa, Emma Mackey, Connor Swindells, Kedar Williams-Stirling, Alistair Petrie, Mimi Keene, Aimee Lou Wood, Chaneil Kular, Simone Ashley, Tanya Reynolds, Mikael Persbrandt, Patricia Allison, Anne-Marie Duff, Rakhee Thakrar, Jemima Kirke

Genre: Comedy-drama, Sex comedy, Teen drama

Seasons: 3 (ongoing)

Age: 18+


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