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

In recent years, Netflix has solidified its status as the go-to platform for binge-worthy content. But apart from original content, the streaming giant’s growing library is also full of beloved classics and TV shows with timeless appeal. 

While the streaming giant continues to produce new and exciting shows, there’s something uniquely satisfying about revisiting old favourites that have recently found their way onto the platform. This weekend, if you find yourself in need of a binge-worthy escape, look no further than these five essential series on Netflix.

Whether you’re in the mood for medical drama, gripping suspense, or feminist spy scapes, these five series on Netflix have you covered. All you need is a bucket of popcorn or any of your other favourite snacks to have a fun weekend with yourself.

Here are the five timeless shows that have recently arrived on Netflix to make your weekends better.

Five essential timeless series to binge on Netflix:

House (2004)

First up on our list is the medical drama that made Hugh Laurie a household name in the noughties: House

Created by David Shore, this series follows the brilliant but irascible Dr. Gregory House, played to (sometimes irritating) perfection by Hugh Laurie. Each episode presents a new medical mystery for House and his team to solve, all while exploring the lives of the doctors trying to cure the patients of near-unidentifiable diseases. 

White Collar (2009)

Next, we have White Collar, a stylish crime drama that kept television audiences hooked for six whole seasons. 

Created by Jeff Eastin, the series stars Matt Bomer as Neal Caffrey, a charming con artist who forms an unlikely partnership with FBI agent Peter Burke, played by Tim DeKay. Together, they tackle high-stakes cases and elaborate heists, all against the backdrop of New York City’s dazzling skyline. 

Black Sails (2014)

If medical dramas and swanky crime shows are not your jam, then set sail for adventure with Black Sails. This swashbuckling drama will take you on a journey through the golden age of piracy. 

Created by Jonathan E. Steinberg and Robert Levine, this epic series serves as a prequel to Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic novel Treasure Island. With its fun plots and character-driven drama, Black Sails offers a fresh take on the pirate genre. If you have been wishing for more One Piece, then you can tune into this one, but expect less vibrant hijinks.

Gunpowder (2017)

For history buffs and drama enthusiasts alike, Gunpowder should be what you dig in this weekend. This is the gripping retelling of the infamous Gunpowder Plot of 1605. 

Produced by and starring Game of Thrones star Kit Harington, this three-part miniseries explores the events leading up to the failed assassination attempt on King James I of England. With its gritty realism and powerhouse performances, Gunpowder sheds new light on a pivotal moment in British history.

Killing Eve (2018)

Last but certainly not least, we have Killing Eve, a thrilling cat-and-mouse game between a brilliant but psychopathic assassin and the determined MI6 agent tasked with bringing her to justice. 

Created by Phoebe Waller-Bridge (who was also the head writer for the first season) and based on Luke Jennings’s Villanelle novels, this critically acclaimed series is defined by its sharp wit, unpredictable twists, and electrifying performances by Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer.