Five essential series to binge this weekend for older millennials
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Five essential series to binge this weekend for older millennials

The Netflix library is home to quite a few shows that can fill any need—whether you’re a teen seeking relatable Bildungsroman scapes or an action fiend who only likes to watch all things that go boom.

As the age of older millennials advances, so do the themes that pique their interest. While coming-of-age shows are nostalgic and fun to watch, stories with somewhat more complex realities about navigating adulthood challenges become a necessity. 

Of course, not everything has to be about careers and relationships; grown-ups also enjoy their crime thrillers and murder mysteries. 

That is why we have curated a list of series that are essential for the older millennials in our ongoing essential binges series.

Five essential series to binge on Netflix this weekend:

Grace & Frankie

For those craving a dose of light comedy, Grace & Frankie is an absolute must-watch. The series not only entertains but delves into the intricacies of starting anew in the later stages of life. The titular characters, played by Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, navigate the aftermath of their husbands’ coming out as gay.

The show offers a refreshing take on friendship, resilience, and the pursuit of happiness in one’s golden years. The humour is relatable, the challenges are palpable, and the journey of self-discovery can strike a chord with older millennials seeking to carve their paths in the ever-evolving landscape of adulthood.

Dead to Me

At its core, Dead to Me is about friendship. The series intertwines dark comedy with compelling drama, presenting a story that examines the nature of grief, twisted secrets, and the unbreakable bonds forged in the crucible of life’s trials. The basic premise may not be very logical, but it is very reminiscent of the shows that older millennials grew up watching.

Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini bring their charm on board while portraying the evolving dynamics of friendship as they navigate life in uncharted waters.

Peaky Blinders

Peaky Blinders is perfect for period drama and crime nuts as it is set in the aftermath of World War I. The show’s portrayal of the Shelby crime family’s rise to power is intriguing. The series immerses viewers in a bygone era and delves into the complexities of ambition, loyalty, and the pursuit of significance.

The series stars Cillian Murphy, Tom Hardy, and Helen McCrory, among others and is essential viewing.

Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries

Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries is a delightful escape into the world of 1920s Melbourne, where the titular character, Phryne Fisher, played by Essie Davis, embodies the unapologetic pursuit of curiosity, independence, and justice.

For older millennials seeking to bridge their appreciation for history with a thirst for empowerment, Fisher’s fearless approach to solving crimes is a natural transition from loving Hardy Boys or Nancy Drew. The show’s blend of mystery, adventure, and vintage aesthetics is just the cherry on top.

The Lincoln Lawyer

The Lincoln Lawyer revolves around Mickey Haller, played by Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, a charismatic defence attorney who operates out of his Lincoln Continental. He takes on complex and often high-profile criminal cases. As he navigates the morally grey world of criminal defence, Haller uncovers the truth behind the cases while juggling personal and professional challenges.

The series also stars Neve Campbell, Becki Newton, and Christopher Gorham—all familiar faces to millennials who have grown up in the late-90s and early-00s.