Binge-r #135: 20 Shows to Long Weekend Binge

Binge-r #135: 20 Shows to Long Weekend Binge

20th Century Design: Liv Lisa Fries (Charlotte Ritter) in  Babylon Berlin

20th Century Design: Liv Lisa Fries (Charlotte Ritter) in Babylon Berlin

A note from your fellow binger: Welcome to the long weekend. Hopefully you have plenty of time put aside for working your way through an entire series (or two). If so, here’s your list. I’ve maxed out the recommendations, which span a variety of genres and streaming services, and kept the details brief. Where possible there are links to existing BINGE-R reviews, but basically everything here gets at least a cautious tick from me and is worth sampling to see whether it works for you. If not, or you’ve already seen that series, there’s nearly always an alternative. As ever, thanks for your support, CM.

20 SERIES TO BINGE

I want a gripping period thriller…

BABYLON BERLIN [Netflix, two seasons, short review here]

Alternative: THE ALIENIST [Netflix, one season, full review here]

I want an unflinching western…

GODLESS [Netflix, one season, full review here]

Alternative: DEADWOOD [Stan, three seasons]

I want a funny, big-hearted sitcom…

UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT [Netflix, four seasons, full review here]

Alternative: COMMUNITY [Stan, six seasons – ignore the fourth]

I want an alternate history thriller…

COUNTERPART [SBS on Demand, two seasons, full review here]

Alternative: THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE [Amazon, three seasons, full review here]

I want duplicitous spies…

THE BUREAU [SBS on Demand, four seasons, full review here]

Alternative: THE SAME SKY [Netflix, one season, full review here]

I want women breaking free…

GLOW [Netflix, two seasons, full review here]

Alternative: CLAWS [Stan, two seasons, brief review here]

I want eerie supernatural suspense…

THE RETURNED [Stan, two seasons]

Alternative: REQUIEM [Netflix, one season, full review here]

I want to revisit high school life…

PEN15 [Stan, one season, full review here]

Alternative: SEX EDUCATION [Netflix, one season, full review here]

I want a steamy political thriller…

BODYGUARD [Netflix, one season, full review here]

Alternative: CONDOR [Stan, one season, brief review here]

I want an afterlife comedy…

THE GOOD PLACE [Netflix, three seasons, full review here]

Alternative: MIRACLE WORKERS [Stan, one season]

I want to study serial killers…

Jailhouse Blues: Cameron Britton (Ed Kemper) and Jonathan Groff (Holden Ford) in  Mindhunter

Jailhouse Blues: Cameron Britton (Ed Kemper) and Jonathan Groff (Holden Ford) in Mindhunter

MINDHUNTER [Netflix, one season]

Alternative: HANNIBAL [Stan, three seasons, full review here]

 I want a mind-bending metaphysical drama…

THE OA [Netflix, two seasons, full review here]

Alternative: DARK [Netflix, one season, full review here]

I want a mind-bending metaphysical comedy…

RUSSIAN DOLL [Netflix, one season, full review here]

Alternative: CRAZYHEAD [Netflix, one season, full review here]

I want an idiosyncratic female comedy…

FLEABAG [Amazon, one season, full review here]

Alternative: CHEWING GUM [Netflix, two seasons, full review here]

I want a dark crime show…

OZARK [Netflix, two seasons, full review here]

Alternative: GET SHORTY [Stan, two seasons, full review here]

I want unbelievable true crime…

WILD WILD COUNTRY [Netflix, one season, full review here]

Alternative: THE KEEPERS [Netflix, one season, full review here]

I want terrifying horror…

THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE [Netflix, one season, full review here]

Alternative: PENNY DREADFUL [Stan, three seasons]

I want different voices…

DEAR WHITE PEOPLE [Netflix, two seasons, full review here]

Alternative: THE BISEXUAL [Stan, one season, full review here]

I want something weird and philosophical…

BOJACK HORSEMAN [Netflix, five seasons, full review here]

Alternative: LODGE 49 [Amazon, one season, brief review here]

I want everything…

TWIN PEAKS: THE RETURN [Stan, one season, full review here]

Alternative: there is none.

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