Waiting for a whole week for the next episode of your favorite TV show to air is so boring. Not only that it is so past decade. Binge-watching is the new thing and this is not something that the young are doing, everyone is!
With the rise of network streaming platforms like Netflix and Hulu, most people are turning towards this way of getting through a show. Mind you, binge-watching means viewing an entire show in one sitting, or at least an entire season.
So if you are tired of watching sports this weekend you can dive deep into some of these shows and have fun.
True Detective (Season 1)
Creators Nick Pizzolatto and Cary Fukunaga did not know what they were stumbling on when they created the first season of True Detective. It is an engrossing story where a pair of detectives follows a serial killer throughout Louisiana. The southern gothic visuals only add to the mysterious elements that surround the killer. Making every inch of this story captivating to watch.
But the real draw of this story comes with the relationship between the two detectives. Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson probably gave performances of their lives in this one.
Creators Matt and Ross Duffer created Stranger Things in a way that you can’t look at it as a TV series. It is much more filmic in nature as it is designed like a movie that you have to watch from start to end in order to understand. But each episode draws you in more than the other.
The mystery is captivating and the horror elements get much higher when kids are involved. If you love Stephen King, you will more than likely enjoy Stranger Things.
Bryan Cranston will forever be remembered for his captivating performance as Walter White in Breaking Bad. The chemist teacher turn drug lord is rather a simple story when you think about it. But the shows turns from one side to the other when you least expect it is what makes it worth watching.
It shows the darkest side of our beings and is never afraid to go into details. There are no monsters or horror elements here. These things are all inside of us and depend if we are capable of showing it.
A show that was based on an old movie turned out to be a lot more than that. Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy devised a show where people’s darkest nature comes out in a western-teamed entertainment park where visitors are allowed to behave any way they wish and wreak havoc among the hosts of the park that are indeed robots.
But when these robots start to rebel and develop consciousness, it is where the story takes a turn for the worse. This is a simple premise but the story brings so much more to it. Perhaps binge-watching this show will help you understand it a lot better as it is a complex one.
Rick and Morty
Ending on a fun note, Rick and Morty is an animated series. It takes the premise of Back to the Future where a scientist takes his young grandson on adventures with him as they travel across the universe and different dimensions.
But the absolutely ridiculous mind-bending concepts that this show treats you are to die for. At one point, you will die laughing, while being puzzled and marveling at the genius of the creators. It is an absolute must watch and don’t feel bad if you don’t get the plot immediately, no one does.