Aah, the long weekend: So many new places to eat at, so many events happening, and so much family bonding. How about no?

I’m here to tell you, the only thing this long weekend is good for, is sitting in front of your TV/laptop, and getting up only in cases of extreme emergencies {ie, pizza guy is at the door}, while binge-watching these shows.

Masters Of Sex

Based on the lives and research of Dr William Masters and Virginia Johnson {Lizzy Caplan, oh my god}, this is a drama that traces the work they put into studying human sexuality. Yes, there’s lots of sex, but there’s a whole lot more to it than that, not least the insane chemistry that the lead actors share, and the drama that the supporting cast adds.

I’m still on the first season; I watch this when I’m not in the mood for something frivolous.

LBB Binge Meter: 3 – 5 episodes at a time

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

A woman {Ellie Kemper FTW} is rescued after living in a cult for 15 years. She tries to make her way in New York, helped {or not} by her gay roommate, Titus {played oh so well by Tituss Burgess}. Written and produced by Tina Fey, if you miss 30 Rock and love witty, funny dialogue, this one’s for you.

I’ve seen both seasons—in one sitting each.

LBB Binge Meter: One season a day


For those who loved Silence Of The Lambs or even One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, this one is totally worth the hype. Move inside the minds of the psychopathic and sociopathic characters, but let us warn you, there is some serious thinking and reflecting to be done here. What happens when evil wins?

But more than that, the plot is gripping and there are murder mysteries to be solved. And it doesn’t hurt that this is a sort-of prequel to Hannibal Lecter’s infamy. Popcorn ready?

LBB Binge Meter: 5 episodes a day

Orphan Black

I’ve just started watching this, and normally, I would reserve my opinion till episode four or five, but this is science fiction at its best {nothing will ever beat Black Mirror though #sorrynotsorry}. After witnessing the suicide of a woman who looks exactly like her, Sarah takes on her identity…I’ll say no more, but I do hope that you find out for yourself.

There are four seasons already out, so you’d better get cracking.

LBB Binge Meter: Half a season a day

American Horror Story

Okay, disclaimer: I’ve only seen the first season, but that’s just because I scare easily. This show is better than the ones you watch for guilty pleasure, and deserves a watch, especially if horror/thrillers/ghosts are your thing.

Good acting? No question about it. Very scary? Definitely. Makes you believe? Definitely maybe. Will you end up watching this with your SO/BFF? You should, if only to have someone to grab during extra scurry scenes.

LBB Binge Meter: One season in two days

Orange Is The New Black

Contrary to popular belief, this isn’t just for ‘chicks’ and isn’t all about sex and nudity. Expertly, beautifully cast, and with a brilliant storyline for each character, this series about an upper-class white woman going to jail and finding herself deserves to be watched. Just give it a chance; the more you watch it, the more emotionally attached you’re going to get.

LBB Binge Meter: Half a season a day

Honourable mentions must go to Sherlock, Narcos, Modern Family, Game of Thrones, Parks and Recreation, Stranger Things and Master of None {Aziz Ansari at his best IMHO}. I’m hoping you’ve already binge-watched these, of course.

Planning to binge-watch something else? Let us know what/how it was!

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