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

Looking for some good nosh to immerse yourself in this weekend? Netflix, and we have got you covered. 

With a bundle of binge-worthy options available at your fingertips, choosing the perfect show to spend your leisure time can be overwhelming. So we have been recommending the good stuff to you with our ‘essential binges’ series.

Earlier we have recommended essential comedies, the best of crime, and even one of Greta Gerwig. We have also got the gore and horror fans covered.

To help you out this weekend, we’ve curated a list of five essential series that will keep you hooked from the first episode to the last. From period dramas to quirky comedies, here’s what to watch.

Five essential series to binge on Netflix this weekend:

Downton Abbey

Step back in time to the early 20th century with Downton Abbey. Set in the English countryside, this critically acclaimed period drama follows the lives of the aristocratic Crawley family and their domestic workers. 

Even if you don’t feel like going for all six seasons, the first two are the best. Plus, there is the badass Dowager Countess of Grantham, played by the exceptional Maggie Smith.

Trial by Fire

Based on a real incident, Trial by Fire can be a challenging but necessary watch. The gritty crime drama is based on the book Trial by Fire: The Tragic Tale of the Uphaar Fire Tragedy by Neelam Krishnamoorthy and Shekhar Krishnamoorthy. Starring Abhay Deol and Rajshri Deshpande as the Krishnamoorthys, the couple who lost both their children to a theatre fire caused by gross negligence, the series explores the devastating Uphaar Cinema tragedy and its long-winding legal aftermath.


The thriller drama Class is adapted by Ashim Ahluwalia from the Spanish hit Elite. With eight episodes, it tackles pressing social issues like casteism, child neglect, corruption, homophobia, religious discrimination, and income inequality in contemporary Indian society. It has certain visual similarities with shows like Euphoria, contemporising the drama.

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

This unconventional comedy Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is one for the musical fans. The series follows the story of Rebecca Bunch, a successful lawyer who impulsively gives up her life in New York City to pursue a former flame in California. Packed with catchy numbers, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend explores mental health issues like living with borderline personality disorder in clever and witty ways.

Good Girls

If you’re in the mood for a heist comedy, Good Girls is the perfect choice. This series revolves around three suburban mothers who, struggling with financial woes, decide to rob a local grocery store. As they delve deeper into the world of crime, they find themselves entangled with dangerous criminals and unexpected consequences. It stars Christina Hendricks, Retta, and Mae Whitman.