Five must-watch series on Netflix this weekend
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Five must-watch series on Netflix this weekend

Whether you’re in the mood for romance, mystery, or comedy, there is something for everybody on Netflix. And if you were wondering what to binge on Netflix this weekend, then we have got you covered with a mix of old and new offerings.

First up is Scoop (2023), a new series that promises to keep you on the edge of your seat. This thrilling show takes you behind the scenes of newsrooms in India, what it takes to bring you your breaking news daily, and the cost of ambition in a male-dominated industry. With its captivating storyline and stellar ensemble cast, Scoop is sure to be a binge-watch delight.

But if you’re craving a heartwarming coming-of-age story, Heartstopper (2022) is the perfect choice. Adapted from the beloved graphic novel by Alice Oseman, this series follows the blossoming romance between two high school boys. With its endearing characters and poignant themes, Heartstopper will tug at your heartstrings. And since Heartstopper season two is all scheduled to land on Netflix in August, now is as good a time as any to refresh your memories of the show if you’ve already seen it.

Christmas is far away, but for a dose of holiday cheer and romance, Dash & Lily (2020) is a must-watch. Set during the festive season in New York City, this charming series follows the adventures of two teenagers, Dash and Lily, as they exchange messages and dares. With its delightful blend of romance and holiday magic, Dash & Lily can be just the right escape.

Next, we suggest you watch the comedy-drama series Mo. It stars Mo Amer as the titular character, and the show is loosely based on his life as a Palestinian refugee in Houston. Co-created by Ramy Youssef, the show follows Amer’s journey with humour and authenticity. The ensemble cast includes Farah Bsieso, Omar Elba, Teresa Ruiz, and Tobe Nwigwe. The series was renewed for a second and final season in January 2023.

Lastly, you can deep dive into the world of Russian Doll (2019), a mind-bending and darkly comedic series that will keep you hooked from start to finish. Starring Natasha Lyonne, this inventive show follows a woman who finds herself trapped in a never-ending time loop. With its sharp writing and unexpected twists, Russian Doll is a must-watch. There is a second season as well if you find yourself thirsting for more by the end of the first instalment.

Five series on Netflix to binge this weekend

  • Scoop (2023)
  • Heartstopper (2022)
  • Dash & Lily (2020)
  • Mo (2022)
  • Russian Doll (2019)