Five essential miniseries to binge on Netflix this weekend
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Five essential miniseries to binge on Netflix this weekend

It might feel like you have to sift through a lot of trash to find the gems on Netflix, but the platform does offer its subscribers a plethora of options for their binge-watching pleasure. You could tweak the algorithm by finding titles you watched before and enjoyed and rating them. However, till then, we have got you covered.

In our ongoing essential series list, we present five miniseries that are perfect for your weekend binge-watching session. These selections range from new releases to original classics, so there is a little something for everyone.

Whether you’re in the mood for gripping drama, offbeat comedy, or compelling storytelling, this list has it all. There is the brand-new Jeff Daniels show based on Tom Wolfe’s novel A Man in Full, then there is the Afro-surrealist The Vince Staples Show and more!

As you settle in for a weekend of binge-watching, add these five essential miniseries to your Netflix queue. And then? Grab some popcorn, get comfortable, and immerse yourself in the world of these captivating miniseries.

Five essential miniseries to binge on Netflix this weekend:

A Man in Full

A Man in Full is a limited drama series that premieres on Netflix this week. Created by David E. Kelley and directed by Regina King and Thomas Schlamme, the series stars Jeff Daniels and Diane Lane. 

Based on Tom Wolfe’s novel of the same name, A Man in Full follows real estate mogul Charlie Croker as he navigates bankruptcy while defending his empire from opportunistic foes. With its blend of business intrigue and political drama, A Man in Full promises to be a fun watch.

The Vince Staples Show

Rapper-turned-actor Vince Staples brings his unique brand of humour to the semi-autobiographical The Vince Staples Show. 

Set in the fictionalised The Beach, this offbeat and surreal comedy offers a glimpse into Staples’ world. It is based on events that happened to the rapper and makes for a thrilling watch if you happen to be a fan of Donald Glover and Hiro Murai’s work. With its disquietingly hilarious tone, the series is a testament to Staples’ creative vision and comedic talent.


Maid is a drama that follows a single young mother who struggles to make ends meet after escaping an abusive relationship. 

Created by Molly Smith Metzler, the three-time Primetime Emmy-nominated miniseries stars an ensemble cast led by Margaret Qualley. It is inspired by Stephanie Land’s memoir Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive. As the protagonist battles homelessness and domestic abuse, Maid offers a poignant exploration of a young mother’s resilience and determination.


Starring Steven Yeun and Ali Wong, BEEF is a comedy-drama miniseries that explores the repercussions of a road rage incident. 

Directed by Lee Sung Jin, the series garnered critical acclaim for its sharp writing and stellar performances. At the Primetime Emmy Awards, BEEF scored eight wins, including Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series. The show also won the Best Limited or Anthology Series or Television Film at the 81st Golden Globe Awards.

The Queen’s Gambit

The Queen’s Gambit took the world by storm with its mesmerising portrayal of chess prodigy Beth Harmon. 

Created by Scott Frank and Allan Scott, the miniseries stars Anya Taylor-Joy in the lead role. With its unique storyline and stunning cinematography, The Queen’s Gambit became a cultural talk point, earning accolades and awards worldwide and also becoming Taylor-Joy’s breakout role.