Hit shows you haven't had time to watch-until now!
Got some extra hours during a long weekend? Dive into some new-to-you content 📺
A long weekend is the perfect time for a binge—viewing those shows that you haven’t had time to catch up on or didn’t even know about. Yes, we’ve talked about the healthy effects of limiting the way of the binge. But sometimes, you’ve gotta treat that streaming service like a fridge full of Thanksgiving Tupperware and. Pile. Your. Plate. High.
But what if you’ve hit the end of your streaming services’ “recommended for you” tab? What then? Well, look no further, fellow Remarkists: we’ve compiled a list of some fan favorites and why you should try them! From historical fiction to young adult drama to twisty family dynamics, we got you covered.
And hey… those leftovers aren’t going to eat themselves. So heat up some turkey and the fixins, flop down the last of that pumpkin pie, and grab your remote!
1. The Crown (Netflix)
Season Five of this beloved drama based on the life of Queen Elizabeth II (RIP) just dropped on Netflix on November 9. With the late Queen’s passing this fall and King Charles’ ascendance to the crown 🤴, it’s a great time to get to know the Royal Family.
Whether you’ve watched the previous four seasons and you’re ready for Season Five, or you’ve never watched at all, a long weekend is a great time to settle in for this masterpiece of historical fiction.
From our forum for The Crown:
Can something be too good to binge?
The group discussed whether the show was difficult to binge because of its depth and thought provoking nature, requiring mental breaks every couple episodes for a more satisfying slow burn.
Contemporary vs Mid-Century
One Remarkist loved the relatability to the later seasons—the Royals, the culture, and the settings stored in our recent memories. Another prefered the transport to an unfamiliar time and place you get from earlier seasons. You?
A question asked: '‘How much British Royals 💡 do I need?”
Consensus: “Nothing!” Coming in with limited knowledge of the Royal family or even previous seasons of The Crown shouldn’t affect the watch. In fact, some advocated jumping right into Season 4 and beginning in the time of Lady Di.
Elizabeth Debicki’s stunning likeness
Debicki’s near doppelgänger look to the real Princess of Wales inspired some side by side photo comparisons of hairstyles, jewelry, and the most iconic attire.
2. Mythic Quest (Apple TV+)
For those who haven’t yet discovered this gem of a television show from Apple TV+, we highly recommend catching up. A workplace comedy about a video game company 🎮, but you really don’t need to know anything about video games to enjoy this one (though, if you do, the experience is that much better). The first season premiered in 2020 and culminated in a pandemic episode that may have had us all sobbing, proving that this show is full of as much heart as hilarity. Season Three just premiered on November 11, with new episodes dropping every week, so whether you’re watching from the beginning or diving into a long-awaited new season, we promise this one will be the treat you deserve during a long weekend.
3. Manifest (Netflix)
Manifest was canceled after three seasons on network TV but really…hit liftoff ✈️ (see what we did there?) once it came to Netflix. And thank goodness: Netflix revived the show for a fourth season—the first ten episodes of which just dropped November 4 (more are to come). If you are a fan of the mid-2000s stunning hit show Lost, you might find this one really fun. A group of passengers on a flight from Jamaica to New York hit a bit of turbulence and land at their destination with no issues… except having been presumed dead for five years. (Intrigued yet?!) What follows is a supernatural drama with so many moving pieces and interesting characters, it’s no wonder Netflix bingers wanted more.
4. The Sex Lives of College Girls (HBO Max)
This series, created by the brilliant Mindy Kaling, looks into the college lives of four Gen Z women and the range of people they meet and date as freshmen on campus. Like any show created by Kaling, it balances quick-witted humor and laugh-out-loud dialogue with piercing moments of poignance and heart. Season Two lands on HBO Max on November 17—just in time for a long Thanksgiving weekend. Our favorite thing about this show is how relatable it is, no matter your age. If you’re a Gen Z’er or have fond memories of your early twenties, you’ll respond to the themes in this show—dating, parents who just don’t understand, friendship, finding your passion, and learning who you are.
5. The White Lotus (HBO Max)
In the Summer of 2021, everyone was talking about Season One of this show. Set at the fictional White Lotus resort in Hawaii 🏝, the first season followed a range of characters in a sharp social satire about privilege and status. Funny, dark, and twisty, there’s no question this show is unique. The second season, which just dropped on October 30th, sends our characters to Sicily, Italy—and we’re in it for the scenery as much as the plot! And the cherry on top? The White Lotus stars Jennifer Coolidge, an all-around fan-favorite actress from movies like Best in Show and Legally Blonde. She is currently featured singing in these fun holiday Old Navy commercials.
Our Discord server is already blowing up with excitement over shows like The Crown and Mythic Quest returning with new seasons this Fall; what are you watching? Come tell us over at Remarkist!
Not a Remarkist member? Here’s how to get started:
Step 1: Join our beta as an early adopter and grab your unique @membername. Install our app using the instructions here, and be one of the earliest to collect our KRNL token while earning rates are high. KRNLs fuel Remarkist’s fandom economy of events and collectibles.
Step 2: Join our Remarkist Clubhouse Club—Clubhouse is a separate mobile app on iPhone and Android that we use right now to meet and watch content together. You’ll need it to actually join us for our real-time events, and you’ll need to be a member of our club there to see those chat rooms.
Step 3: Join our Discord Server—this is where hundreds of Remarkists are geeking out over the shows we love 24 hours a day, and it’s where you can get the latest developments on the project.
Step 4: Check out our website at remarkist.com for a splashy birds-eye view of the biggest stuff happening in our ecosystem.
Step 5: Subscribe to future newsletters so you can stay up to date on all the exciting stuff coming to Remarkist in 2022!