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

Streaming platforms like Netflix have their libraries loaded with bingeable content, from timeless classics to groundbreaking new releases. There is an audience for all kinds of genres, and while sometimes people have an itch to watch something new, sometimes all we want to do is sink into the comfort of what is old and familiar.

So, our weekly essential binge list this week features an eclectic mix of shows spanning genres and decades. What unifies them? Each series is either critically acclaimed or has left an indelible mark on pop culture, making it a must-watch experience. 

Whether you’re drawn to tales of romance, horror, historical intrigue, or psychological drama, there’s something for everyone to enjoy this weekend. Even if you have niche tastes and only ever enjoy period shows or creature features, we have got you covered.

So, grab your popcorn, settle in, and prepare for a binge-watching extravaganza.

Five essential series to binge on Netflix this weekend:

Sex and the City

A quintessential classic, Sex and the City revolutionised television with its candid exploration of sex, friendship, love, and the bustling streets of New York City. 

Created by Darren Star and starring Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis, and Cynthia Nixon, this iconic series follows the lives of four dynamic women as they navigate careers, relationships, and the ever-changing landscape of modern romance. As Carrie Bradshaw goes through every episode asking the quintessential Carrie queries, the series tackles situations that may seem all too alien to the Gen Z audience tuning into streaming right now. But it is worth a watch nonetheless.

Parasyte: The Grey

For fans of gripping sci-fi horror, Parasyte: The Grey delivers a chilling narrative set in a world besieged by parasitic creatures. 

Directed by Yeon Sang-ho and inspired by Hitoshi Iwaaki’s manga series, the show introduces viewers to a group of strange parasitic creatures that infiltrate human hosts, leading to a harrowing battle for survival. With stellar performances by Jeon So-nee, Koo Kyo-hwan, and Lee Jung-hyun, this South Korean series offers thrills aplenty and has garnered a 100 per cent Rotten Tomatoes score.


Transporting audiences to the brutal world of Norse legends, Vikings is a historical drama that blends riveting action with intricate storytelling. 

Created by Michael Hirst, the series chronicles the legendary exploits of Ragnar Lothbrok and his descendants as they raid and conquer distant lands. With its sprawling scope, compelling characters, and stunning visuals, Vikings has carved a niche for itself and is now well on its way to capturing a new audience on streaming.

Baby Reindeer

Baby Reindeer offers a haunting portrayal of psychological torment. The series is based on the true story of Richard Gadd’s harrowing experience with a stalker. 

Adapted from Gadd’s acclaimed play, this British drama series delves into the unsettling dynamics of obsession and manipulation. Featuring Richard Gadd in the lead role alongside Jessica Gunning and Nava Mau, Baby Reindeer promises a deeply affecting journey, where a random act of kindness to a stranger turns out to be the cause of a nightmarish experience for a regular comedian trying to hack it in life.


Reviving one of television’s most iconic antiheroes, Dexter is having its moment again on Netflix as season one has landed on Netflix’s top ten list of series in 23 countries.

The saga of Dexter Morgan, the unassuming blood-spatter analyst with a dark secret, continues to thrill. Created by James Manos Jr. and based on Jeff Lindsay’s novels, the series stars Michael C. Hall as Dexter, a forensic expert who moonlights as a vigilante serial killer. Till it stumbled in its final seasons, Dexter was a binge-worthy piece of goodness. So, give it a shot this weekend!