26 Shows On Netflix And iflix You Can Finish Watching In Just One Weekend

Or one day, if you're committed enough.

  • 1. Freaks and Geeks

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    • What it's about: The 1999 show follows a straight-A student as she has somewhat of an existential crisis and begins to cut class to hangout with her school's "freak" clique. Meanwhile, her nerdy younger brother, a "geek", is just trying to survive his teen years in school as an average misfit. 

      Episode count: 18, each around 45 minutes long

      Watch it if you like:
      - Teen dramas
      - Stories about rebellious teens

      Where you can watch it:
      Netflix

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  • 2. Big Mouth

    • What it's about: The show focuses on a group of teenagers who are all beginning to experience puberty. Puberty, in this show, exhibits itself in the form of a hormone monster who becomes a sort of guardian angel to the teens coming of age. There's lots of dark humour in this one too (and might not be something you'd wanna watch with your parents). 


      Episode count:
      10, each around 30 minutes long


      Watch it if you like:

      - Dark humour

      - Cartoons


      Where you can watch it:
      Netflix

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  • 3. Mr Robot

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    • What it's about: Elliot Alderson, a young, anti-social computer programmer, gets recruited by an underground group of hackers to join their organisation known as the "fsociety". His task? To help bring down corporate America, including the company he is being paid to protect.

      Episode count: 22, each around 45 minutes long

      Watch it if you like:
      - Cyber-thrillers

      Where you can watch it: iflix

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  • 4. 13 Reasons Why

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    • What it's about: When a young girl commits suicide, she leaves behind a series of tapes that expose the thirteen reasons why she decided to take her own life. The show has exactly thirteen episodes, with each exploring one of her reasons. 


      Episode count:
      13, each around an hour long


      Watch it if you like:

      - Emotional plots
      - Teen dramas


      Where you can watch it:
      Netflix

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  • 5. Santa Clarita Diet

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    • What it's about: When a woman undergoes a dramatic transformation that leaves her as a flesh-eating zombie, her husband and daughter have no choice but to help keep her alive. 


      Episode count: 10, each around 30 minutes long


      Watch it if you like:

      - Dark comedies


      Where you can watch it: Netflix

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  • 6. A Series Of Unfortunate Events

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    • What it's about: Based on Lemony Snicket's series of children's novels, A Series Of Unfortunate Events follows the journey of three orphans who are sent to live with a sinister guardian after the mysterious death of their parents. The show is told in a darkly humorous way and can be enjoyed by viewers of any age. 


      Episode count: 8, each around an hour long


      Watch it if you like:

      - The original series of novels

      - Comedies


      Where you can watch it: Netflix

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  • 7. Luther

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    • What it's about: Luther is a dedicated urban detective trying to keep a grip on his personal life while dealing with the psychological factors underlying the crimes he solves. His approach to crime is non-conventional and brilliant. 


      Episode count: 16, each around 50 minutes long


      Watch it if you like:

      - Crime dramas

      - British shows


      Where you can watch it: iflix and Netflix

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  • 8. Rick and Morty

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    • What it's about: An animated series that follows a mad scientist and his grandson as they travel through multiverses and go on adventures to save the universe. 


      Episode count:
       31, each around 20 minutes long


      Watch it if you like:

      - Dark humour

      - Cartoons

      - Philosophical themes


      Where you can watch it:
      Netflix

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  • 9. Black Mirror

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    • What it's about: Black Mirror is a dystopian anthology series that is centered around modern society and their relationship with technology. Each episode is a stand-alone drama and will make you feel like you're watching a full-length movie. The show is also known for its dark and satirical themes. 


      Episode count: 13, each around an hour long


      Watch it if you like:

      - Dystopian fiction
      - Stories centered around technology


      Where you can watch it: Netflix

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  • 10. Stranger Things

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    • What it's about: Set in 1983, the shows explores a set of unusual circumstances that surround the disappearance of a local boy. And as his friends and family delve more into his case, they find themselves stumbling upon secret government experiments and supernatural forces. 


      Episode count: 8, each around 50 minutes long


      Watch it if you like:

      - Science fiction

      - Horror


      Where you can watch it: Netflix

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  • 11. The Magicians

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    • What it's about: After being accepted into a secretive academy, a group of students fascinated by magic discover that the magical fantasy world they read about as children is very real, and more dangerous than they could ever imagine. Think of it as a modern Harry Potter, but with yellow cabs and street cart bagels (because it’s set in upstate New York!)


      Episode count: 26, each around 45 minutes long


      Watch it if you like:

      - Fantasy dramas


      Where you can watch it: iflix

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  • 12. Dear White People

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    • What it's about: Based on the critically acclaimed film of the same name, Dear White People follows a group of students of colour attending a predominantly white American college. The show uses tons of satire and irony to highlight the issues present in America's supposedly post-racial society.


      Episode count: 10, each around 30 minutes long


      Watch it if you like:

      - Satire

      - College dramas


      Where you can watch it: Netflix

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  • 13. Jessica Jones

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    • What it's about: Marvel fans might enjoy the story of Jessica Jones, an ex-superhero who opens her own detective agency and is trying to convince the world that there's a guy out there who can control minds. 


      Episode count: 13, each around 50 minutes long


      Watch it if you like:

      - Marvel 

      - Superhero shows


      Where you can watch it: Netflix

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  • 14. The OA

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    • What it's about: The OA tells the story of Prairie Johnson, a blind girl who returns home after disappearing for seven years. However, now reunited with her family and mysteriously cured of her blindness, she refuses to tell anyone the truth about her disappearance –  including her parents and the FBI.


      Episode count: 8, each around an hour long


      Watch it if you like:

      - Mystery

      - Psychological thrillers


      Where you can watch it: Netflix

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  • 15. The Carrie Diaries

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    • What it's about: Sex and the City fans might enjoy this series featuring a young Carrie Bradshaw navigating through her junior year of high school. 


      Episode count: 26, each around 45 minutes long


      Watch it if you like:

      - Teen dramas
      - Sitcoms


      Where you can watch it: iflix

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  • 16. 3%

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    • What it's about: If you're a Hunger Games fan, this is something you'd wanna check out. This Brazilian series (with English subtitles) takes place in a post-apocalyptic world where people compete for the chance to live in a better place. However, only three percent of them will be allowed to get through. The show features intense and competitive processes that the candidates will have to go through in order to decide who will be part of the privileged society. 


      Episode count: 8, each around 45 minutes long


      Watch it if you like:

      - Dystopian fiction

      - Thrillers


      Where you can watch it: Netflix

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  • 17. Atypical

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    • What it's about: Atypical is a coming-of-age story from the point-of-view of Sam, an 18-year-old on the autistic spectrum, who's on a search for love and independence. As he goes through his journey of self-discovery, his family tries their best to grapple with the changes happening in their own lives.  


      Episode count: 8, each around 30 minutes long


      Watch it if you like:

      - Comedy

      - Coming-of-age shows


      Where you can watch it: Netflix

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  • 18. Crazyhead

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    • What it's about: Two women in their early twenties join forces to kick some serious demon butt. In doing so, they start to realise they also make really good friends.

      Episode count: 6, each around 45 minutes long

      Watch it if you like:
      - Comedy
      - Horror
      - Stories about friendship

      Where you can watch it: Netflix

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  • 19. Atlantis

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    • What it's about: Far from home, Jason washes up upon the shores of the ancient city of Atlantis. Assisted by studious Pythagoras and overbearing Hercules, he embarks on a voyage of discovery and salvation that takes the trio through many Greek myths and legends. 


      Episode count: 26, each around 45 minutes long


      Watch it if you like:

      - Greek mythology 

      - Stories of adventure


      Where you can watch it: iflix

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  • 20. GLOW

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    • What it's about: A struggling actress auditions for the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling (GLOW), an all-female wrestling league, in the hopes that it'll lead her to better gigs. The shows is set in the 1980s and is based on an actual women's professional wrestling circuit.


      Episode count: 10, each around 30 minutes long


      Watch it if you like:

      - Comedies

      - Strong female characters


      Where you can watch it: Netflix

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  • 21. Ozark

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    • What it's about: A financial manager who's been laundering money for a Mexican drug cartel is forced go on the move with his family after a money-laundering scheme goes wrong. Now in debt to a drug lord, he must do everything he can to keep his family safe. 


      Episode count: 10, each around an hour long


      Watch it if you like:

      - Suspense

      - Crime dramas


      Where you can watch it: Netflix

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  • 22. Travelers

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    • What it's about: Hundreds of years into the future, humanity becomes endangered and discovers how to send their consciousness into the past. They then take over people’s bodies in order to carry out missions that will hopefully prevent humankind’s tragic fate.


      Episode count: 12, each around 45 minutes long


      Watch it if you like:

      - Science fiction

      - Time travel


      Where you can watch it: Netflix

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  • 23. Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23

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    • What it's about: After moving to New York, June quickly gets swindled by her new roommate, Chloe. However, despite their rocky beginnings, the two women start an unlikely but beautiful friendship. 


      Episode count: 26, each around 20 minutes long


      Watch it if you like:

      - Sitcoms

      - Odd friendships


      Where you can watch it: iflix and Netflix

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  • 24. Lady Dynamite

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    • What it's about: Comedian Maria Bamford stars in this series as a fictionalised version of herself along with several other big names in comedy. It tells the tale of a woman trying to find herself despite the several horrible things going on in her life. 


      Episode count: 12, each around 30 minutes long


      Watch it if you like:

      - Sitcoms

      - Strong female characters


      Where you can watch it: Netflix

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  • 25. The Crown

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    • What it's about: The show chronicles the life of Queen Elizabeth II from the time she was first ascended to the throne, when she was just 25-years-old. The show explores her early reign, personal relationships and the events that shaped the second half of the 20th century. 


      Episode count: 10, each around an hour long


      Watch it if you like:

      - Stories about royals

      - Historical dramas


      Where you can watch it: Netflix

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  • 26. Chewing Gum

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    • What it's about: A tale about a 24-year-old British girl whose religious and sheltered upbringing gets her into some funny situations as she tries to learn more about the world.


      Episode count: 12, each around 25 minutes long


      Watch it if you like:

      - Comedies

      - Smart dialogue


      Where you can watch it: Netflix

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