Netflix and chill during four-day Holy Week vacation

April 12, 2017 - 1:37 PM
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Architect Bjarke Ingels in 'Abstract: The Art of Design', Gugu Mbatha-Raw in 'Black Mirror' Season 3, and Dylan Minette in 'Thirteen Reasons Why.'

The Holy Week is upon us, and so is that four-day vacation, a.k.a. the ultimate binge-watching weekend! It’s the perfect time to finally catch up on shows you’ve been missing because of work, school, or whatever that’s been keeping you busy.

We know you’ve banked up on a several “Riverdale” episodes and have been having FOMO (that’s Fear of Missing Out), especially when your friends or colleagues talk about it. What about the third season of “Black Mirror” that literally everyone is tweeting about?

Or that new show “Thirteen Reasons Why”? Worry not, you’ll finally catch up on all the shows you left behind and be able to start new ones and finally stop living under that rock.

Day 1 – Holy Thursday – Netflix Documentary shows

1. “Abstract: The Art of Design”

You’ve probably heard your artsy friends rave about this show once or twice, and you can’t blame them! It’s not just for artists though, it’s for anyone who appreciates art and design. It’s six hours full of art and love and passion. Beware though: it’s contagious.

2. “Chef’s Table”

The much-awaited third season of “Chef’s Table” arrived in February, and it is good. For food enthusiasts everywhere, “Chef’s Table” is the perfect documentary series to watch. Actually, the minimal requirement for anyone to like this show is that they should at least like food, so it’s basically for everyone. It’s stunning, interesting, and a definitely won’t be a waste of anyone’s time.

Day 2 – Good Friday – Drama shows

3. “Black Mirror”

Ah yes, “Black Mirror,” the reigning king of shows that will give you existential crises, but the best kinds. If you’ve watched the previous seasons, brace yourself for the third and current season. It did not show signs of slowing down at all. And if you haven’t seen the show yet, well, what are you waiting for? You have the time now!

4. “Thirteen Reasons Why”

The buzz on social media about “Thirteen Reasons Why” is totally warranted. It sets a new and higher standard for shows targeted to young people because of how well it handles very serious matters. This show is super good, much better than the best-selling book even, so you better get your hands on it now!

5. “The Crown”

Not just millennials are talking about this show, but so are our titas and titos. We’re pretty sure you know what it’s about and maybe have even Googled it before, so it’s about time you start actually watching the show. Or if you have started it, then please, get on with it!

Day 3 – Black Saturday – Catch up day for upcoming series this April and May

6. “Riverdale”

We’re sure you’ve heard of all the noise from this new and dark Archie spin-off. Unlike the other Netflix shows wherein we get all of its episodes all at once, this one comes in weekly. That’s probably the reason you weren’t able to binge-watch it in one sitting (which we know you would if you could). Now’s your time to get up to date, ship all the ships, and finally get rid of that FOMO.

7. “The Get Down”

You’re just in time for a catch up session because Part 2 of this gritty, hip-hop series has just premiered! If you haven’t started watching this yet, settle in because you’re in for a wild ride in this hip-hop meets disco revolutionary series that’s set in the 70’s.

8. “Sense8”

If you’re up for an out-of-this world plot, then Sense8 may just be right for you. This Netflix original series left us hanging with its Christmas special. Thankfully, we don’t have to wait much longer because the continuation premieres on May 5. Now’s your chance to catch up, rewatch, or start to watch before its long awaited debut.

Day 4 – Easter Sunday – Kids shows and comedies

9. “Julie’s Greenroom”

Kids and kids at heart are surely going to love this show with the musical goddess Julie Andrews. This Easter Sunday, you get the chance to reminisce your childhood, and also to introduce Julie Andrews to the kids in your life.

10. “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”

Everyone knows Beyonce, and everyone tries to be like her. If you’ve seen Titus Burgess who plays the sassy Titus Andromedon make his own version of Beyonce’s Lemonade, then you know that “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’s” third season is coming this May 19. This gives you plenty of time to catch up or start watching the other two seasons. Trust us, it’s perfectly possible.

You only have four days. Use it wisely, savor it, and binge all the shows you can.