Finally, the weekend is here! It’s time to escape the humdrum of reality and binge your favourite shows to your heart’s content. With Netflix offering a treasure trove of captivating shows, deciding which series to indulge in can be challenging.
But fret not, for we have curated a list of five essential sci-fi shows in our ongoing ‘essential binges’ series. With these five essential sci-fi series at your fingertips, your weekend entertainment should be sorted.
Whether you’re in the mood for a frozen post-apocalyptic world, futuristic dystopias, or mind-bending mysteries, Netflix has you covered. Expect to find some of the most perfect science-fiction on Netflix right now.
So, dim the lights, turn up the volume, and lose yourself in these worlds. Enjoy your weekend binge!
Five essential series to binge on Netflix this weekend:
Lost in Space
If you’re in the mood for a family-friendly space adventure, Lost in Space is the right choice. A reimagining of the classic 1960s series, this show follows the Robinson family as they crash-land on an unknown planet while en route to colonise a new world.
Stranded light-years away from their intended destination, they must navigate treacherous terrain, encounter alien life forms, and unravel the mysteries of their new surroundings. The series, created by Irwin Allen, features a stellar cast, including Toby Stephens, Molly Parker, Taylor Russell, Parker Posey, and Maxwell Jenkins.
In a dystopian future where consciousness can be transferred between bodies, known as ‘sleeves’, Altered Carbon is set in a world where the rich can live forever while the poor struggle for survival. Created by Laeta Kalogridis, this cyberpunk-noir series follows Takeshi Kovacs, a former elite soldier brought back to life centuries after his death to solve a murder.
Starring Joel Kinnaman and later Anthony Mackie, this mind-bending series delves into themes of identity, power, and the dilemma of eternal life.
If you crave a complex and intricate sci-fi mystery spanning over timelines, Dark is it. Set in the small German town of Winden, this mind-bending series explores the interconnectedness of time, unravelling a web of secrets and conspiracies spanning several generations.
With its atmospheric cinematography and a captivating ensemble cast, including Louis Hofmann and Lisa Vicari, Dark will keep you guessing until the very end.
The OA is an enigmatic series that follows the life of Prairie Johnson, a young woman who resurfaces after a seven-year disappearance with mysterious new abilities. As she assembles a group of unlikely allies, they embark on a quest to unravel the truth behind her experiences.
Created and executive produced by Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij in their third collaboration, The OA challenges the boundaries of reality. The series features Brit Marling in the lead role, supported by a talented ensemble cast.
Based on the critically acclaimed film by Bong Joon-ho, Snowpiercer takes place in a frozen, post-apocalyptic world where the remnants of humanity survive aboard a perpetually moving train. This gripping series follows the struggle for power and justice as the residents of the train’s different social classes clash.
The story for the show is developed by Josh Friedman and Graeme Manson. With stunning visuals and a stellar cast led by Jennifer Connelly and Daveed Diggs, Snowpiercer is a thought-provoking exploration of class struggle and survival in a desolate world.