5 Shows to watch on Netflix this weekend

Top 5 shows to watch on Netflix this weekend
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Want to stream something new? Catch up with these five best series, which you can watch on Netflix this weekend. 

This weekend’s top five features everyone’s favorite teenage drama, crime, or thriller from the past and present, and an abundance of reality competitions. If you’re one of those whose idea of spending a weekend involves Netflix and Chill and are wondering what to watch, then you have come to the right place. As viewers from all over the world should watch and discuss these new shows in addition to other well-known ones which have also appeared in Netflix’s Top 10 Global List.

Here is a list of series that you should check out this weekend. 

Firefly Lane Season 2

What could possibly have ended the tight-knit thirty-year friendship of Tully and Kate, our “Firefly Lane Girls Forever”? We’ll learn the answer this season – but first – Kate grapples with the painful aftermath of Johnny’s ill-fated trip to Iraq, while Tully faces a lawsuit after walking away from her talk show, and must start her career over from the bottom. This leads her to search for answers about who she is and where she comes from – including a quest to find the father she never met, against the wishes of her secretive hippie mother, Cloud. 

In the ’80s, we see Kate and Johnny first fall in love, creating more than a little drama in the newsroom where they work, as Tully’s career rises and she spars (and flirts!) with cocky sportscaster Danny Diaz. She just might have met her match – that is, if they can stop arguing for five minutes. While in the ’70s, teenage Kate and Tully struggle to keep their friendship together as Cloud goes to jail for dealing drugs and Tully goes to live with her grandmother, far away from Firefly Lane. As the girls face the tumult of high school apart, they know the one thing they really need is each other.

Too Hot to Handle Season 4

Too Hot to Handle is an American-British reality television dating game show produced by Fremantle production companies Talkback and Thames. According to Netflix the official description of the series states, “The contestants spend the season at a sprawling villa in the Caribbean. A group of single twentysomethings land on an island with plans to party and make out as much as humanly possible. What they don’t realize is they’re about to be banned from having sex. Those who slip up pay the price, lowering their winnings each time they’re caught in someone else’s arms.”

Each season starts with 10 new contestants, although later new additions occasionally join throughout. These 10 contestants arrive thinking they’re part of a dating reality show called Wild Love. It’s all a lie: Enter virtual assistant Lana, who soon bans them from getting hot and heavy for the duration of their stay. Will they manage to abstain from their favorite activity to take home $200,000 – perhaps falling in love in the process? Or will overlord Lana’s rules and regulations break them one by one? 

Manifest Season 4

In the new season, we saw that Zeke, played by Matt Long, gave himself up for Cal at the end of the first ten episodes after realizing Cal still has a chance to make things right. The team now understands that the supposed “Death Date” of June 2, 2024, was actually the end of the world. Cal needs to defeat Angelina, who has a potent sapphire on her side if he wants to survive. The Stone family’s grief over Zeke and efforts to save the world as it turns against them and the other 828 passengers will likely take up the majority of the final ten episodes. Additionally, in the final episode of the first part the viewers got to see that, “As the Stones race to find the Omega Sapphire, Ben finds hope in a calling that reunites him with a familiar face. Zeke faces a difficult choice.”

The official synopsis of the season states, “Two years after the brutal murder of Grace turned their lives upside down, the Stone family is in shambles as a devastated Ben continues to mourn his wife and search for his kidnapped daughter, Eden. Consumed by his grief, Ben has stepped down from his role as co-captain of the lifeboat, leaving Michaela to captain it alone, a near-impossible feat with the passengers’ every move now being monitored by a government registry. As the Death Date draws closer and the passengers grow desperate for a path to survival, a mysterious passenger arrives with a package for Cal that changes everything they know about Flight 828 and will prove to be the key to unlocking the secret of the Callings in this compelling, mind-bending, and deeply emotional journey.”

Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area: Season 1

The enigmatic Professor assembles a group of skilled thieves from the North and South to steal the freshly minted currency of a to-be unified Korea. Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area takes place as North and South Korea are on the verge of a peaceful reunification after nearly 80 years of division. It is set on the Korean peninsula, and the show’s creators will breathe new life into the familiar storyline. As the nations prepare to print a brand-new unified currency, a heist is hatched. 

A genius strategist known as the Professor assembles a motley crew of top-tier thieves from north and south in an attempt to steal the new currency straight from the mint. The Professor (Yoo Ji-tae) approaches Tokyo (Jun Jong-seo) with a plan to steal 4 trillion won from the Korea Unified Mint. He assembles a top-class group of thieves to pull it off, but chaos ensues as hostages are taken and a joint task force led by South Korean negotiation specialist Seon Woojin (Kim Yunjin) and former North Korean special agent Cha Moohyuk (Kim Seung-o) is formed to stop them.

The Recruit

The Recruit is an American spy-adventure television series created by Alexi Hawley for Netflix. The series follows Owen Hendricks (Noah Centineo), a CIA lawyer who becomes involved in massive international conflicts with dangerous parties because an asset tried to expose her relationship with the agency. A fledgling lawyer at the CIA becomes enmeshed in dangerous international power politics when a former asset threatens to expose the nature of her long-term relationship with the agency unless they exonerate her of a serious crime. 

Fledgling lawyer Owen Hendricks, who has just started working for the CIA, has his life turned upside down when he encounters an asset who demands exoneration from the agency. Once she tries to expose her long-term relationship with the agency, he becomes entangled in convoluted international politics. As Hendricks negotiates with the asset, he finds himself at odds with menacing individuals and groups, risking his life as he tries to fulfill his duties.

Check out the series mentioned above and tell us which one you liked the most in the comment section.