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16 Shows On Netflix You Should Definitely Binge-Watch This Weekend

Get your snacks at the ready.

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1. Making a Murderer

Netflix

Look, we know you've probably seen Making a Murderer already, but if you haven't yet, you really should. The documentary series follows the trial of Wisconsin man Steven Avery, who is charged with first-degree murder after serving an 18-year sentence for a crime he did not commit. The series consists of 10 hourlong episodes, but it can get a little heavy, so make sure you leave yourself time for snack breaks.

Episodes on Netflix: 10

2. Fresh Meat

Channel 4

This British comedy comes from the creators of Peep Show and follows the lives of six first-year university students who share a house and inevitably ~get up to mischief~. Fresh Meat actually has three seasons, and the fourth is starting in February, but Netflix only has the first. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Episodes on Netflix: 8

3. Freaks and Geeks

NBC

Produced by Judd Apatow and starring a young James Franco and Seth Rogen, Freaks and Geeks is a cult classic. It follows a group of friends at a Michigan high school in the '80s as they go through the ~trials and tribulations~ of teen life. The show was originally cancelled after 12 episodes, but Netflix has all 18 of the episodes that were filmed. Yay Netflix!

Episodes on Netflix: 18

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4. Firefly

FOX

From Joss Whedon, creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly is a sci-fi Western set in space in the year 2517. The series follows the adventures of the nine main characters, who live on spaceship Serenity. Oh, and if you like Firefly, there's a film too – but it's not on Netflix. Sad.

Episodes on Netflix: 14

5. Daredevil

Netflix

Part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (so perfect for fans of The Avengers or Jessica Jones), Daredevil follows Matt Murdock, lawyer by day, masked superhero by night. Blinded as a young boy, Murdock uses his other heightened senses in order to solve crimes. Also, the second season's set to drop in March, so now is the perfect time to catch up.

Episodes on Netflix: 13

6. BoJack Horseman

Netflix

BoJack Horseman is the former star of '90s sitcom Horsin' Around who is planning his big comeback in the form of a revealing autobiography. He's voiced by Will Arnett of Arrested Development fame, so it's bound to be funny. Plus, Season 3 is set to be released on Netflix this year, so it's the perfect time for a binge-watch.

Episodes on Netflix: 24, but don't worry, they're only 25 minutes each.

7. Brooklyn Nine-Nine

FOX

Brooklyn Nine-Nine follows the adventures of the employees in the NYPD's fictional 99th Precinct. Produced by and starring Saturday Night Live's Andy Samberg, the show makes for pretty easy watching, and is perfect if you want to sit down on your couch on Friday night and not move until Sunday.

Episodes on Netflix: 45, but they're only 20 minutes long. You can watch it all in a weekend. I have faith in you.

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8. Broadchurch

ITV

Set in the fictional seaside town of Broadchurch, England, and starring Doctor Who's David Tennant, Broadchurch is a crime drama following two detectives as they search for the murderer of a young boy. Season 2 focuses on the trial, as well as the reopening of ~another~ murder case. Make sure you have snacks for this one, because you literally won't be able to look away.

Episodes on Netflix: 16

9. Bates Motel

A&E

If you're a fan of classic horror, you'll already have seen Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho. Bates Motel follows the story of Norman Bates and his mother, Norma, before the events of Psycho, but is set in the modern day. It's intense and super creepy, and therefore perfect for a weekend-long binge-watching session.

Episodes on Netflix: 20

10. iZombie

The CW

From the creator of Veronica Mars, iZombie follows main character Liv Moore, a medical resident who is (shock horror!) turned into a zombie. She starts working at a morgue, and then finds out that when she eats someone's brain, she temporarily inherits some of their personality traits. And if that doesn't sound like the coolest premise for a show ever, you are wrong.

Episodes on Netflix: 13

11. Gotham

FOX

Based on the characters of the Batman franchise, Gotham follows James Gordon in his early days in the police force. The series tells the origin stories of a bunch of Batman's enemies, including the Joker and the Riddler. In short, it's just really freaking cool.

Episodes on Netflix: 22

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12. The Office (UK)

BBC

If you're a fan of the American Office, you should definitely watch the original. And if you're not a fan of the American Office (why not?), you should still watch the original. Ricky Gervais' mockumentary sitcom is about the lives of office workers at a paper company in Slough. Exciting, right? Right.

Episodes on Netflix: 14

13. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Netflix

This Tina Fey-produced Netflix original series is a must for fans of NBC comedy. It focuses on Indiana Mole Woman Kimmy Schmidt, who was imprisoned in an underground bunker for 15 years and is now ~taking on New York City~. It's funny and cute, and very easy watching, so perfect for an afternoon bingeing session.

Episodes on Netflix: 13

14. The Returned

A&E

This French show, originally called Les Revenants, is perfect for fans of horror – the dead citizens of a small French town start to reappear as if nothing happened to them. It's probably the creepiest thing ever, and you won't be able to look away. Watch it. Watch it NOW.

Episodes on Netflix: 8

15. Peaky Blinders

Netflix

Based on the true story of the Peaky Blinders gang in Birmingham, England, after World War I, Peaky Blinders stars Cillian Murphy as gang boss Tommy Shelby, and it is completely gripping and fascinating. Well worth a watch for historical fiction fanatics.

Episodes on Netflix: 12

16. Master of None

Netflix

It seemed like everyone was watching Master of None a couple of months ago, but if you weren't one of those people, it's not too late. Written by and starring Parks and Rec's Aziz Ansari, the show follows Dev, an actor trying to ~make it~ in New York. It sounds kind of cliché, but it's really not – just watch it. You'll love it.

Episodes on Netflix: 10