5 Shows To Start Binge Watching This Weekend

Oct 28, 2016
//1// Amanda Knox 
Netflix


Monster or victim? British student Meredith Kercher was murdered Nov. 1, 2007, in Peruga, Italy. Knox, Kercher's roommate and an American student studying abroad, and her Italian boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, were arrested and convicted of the murder. Knox was sentenced to 26 years in prison, Sollecito to 25.


Three years after Rudy Guede was convicted for the murder and sexual assault of Kercher, the convictions of Knox and Sollecito were overturned in 2011, allowing Knox to return home to Seattle after spending four years in jail. But she and Sollecito were tried again in 2014, again found guilty, only to finally be exonerated by the Italian Supreme Court in 2015.


Amanda Knox gives the participants of one of the most sensational trials of the century a chance to tell their story, straightforwardly, directly to the camera. For a case that often seemed like a horror movie played out in the nightly news, this documentary allows the drama's main characters to step out from their media-crafted roles.

//2// The Americans 
Amazon Prime


Philip and Elizabeth Jennings are two KGB spies in an arranged marriage who are posing as American in suburban Washington, DC, shortly after Ronald Reagan is elected president. The couple have two childern, teenager Paige and preteen Henry, who are unaware of their parents' true identities. The complex marriage becomes more passionate and genuine each day, but is continaully tested as the Cold War escalates. Futher complicating things is the arrival of the Jennings' new neighbor, FBI agent Stan Beeman, who is part of a new division of the agency tasked with finding foreign agents on US Soil.

//3// Cheer Squad 
Freeform App


Cheer Squad follows the two-time World Champions, Cheer Sport Great White Sparks, on a quest to keep their crown. The Sharks are young, smart, beautiful, and driven. They are a sisterhood, helping each other through relationships, school, new jobs, and everything in between. But they are also elite athletes idolized by thousands, and members of the best cheerleading squad in the world. Can they balance the challenges of life off the mat with their all-consuming battle to stay on top?



//4// The Man in the High Castle 
Amazon Prime


The Man in the High Castle is  based off an alternative history novel by American writer Philip K. Dick. Set in 1962, fifteen years after an alternative ending to World War II, the novel and show is about the intrigues between the victorious Axis Powers—Imperial Japan and Nazi Germany—as they rule over the former United States. The series follows central characters Juliana Crain, Frank Frink, Joe Blake, John Smith, and Nobusuke Tagomi through an alternate 1962.


//5// The Crown
Netflix



The Crown follows Queen Elizabeth II as a 25 year old newlywed faced with the daunting prospect of leading the world's most famous monarchy while forging a relationship with legendary Prime Minister, Winston Churchill. At this time, the British Empire is in decline, the political world in disarray, and as a young woman takes the thrown a new era is dawning. The Crown reveals the Queen's private journey behind the public facade. See a world of power and privilege, and go behind the locked doors of Westminster and Buckingham Palace.









11 comments:

  1. I'm so excited for the Crown!! I cannot wait, it looks so good.

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  2. How have I not heard about The Crown? It sounds so good! I've also been dying to watch the Amanda Knox documentary! I still remember it playing out on TV when I was younger. We started watching The Man In The High Castle but then got distracted. I think that I need to finish it up! So many good shows, and so little time!

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  3. I am so ready for The Crown!!! It looks amazing.

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  4. I really enjoyed the Amanda Knox documentary. That reporter- ugh! What a sleeze!

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  5. Oh my gosh Cheer Squad is right up my alley! I don't even know if I can find it to watch here! I watch a few on You Tube. Awesomeness TV has been following this squad called Smoed for like five years and the episodes are only 15 minutes long so when I stumbled upon it I was able to devour a few seasons pretty quickly.

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  6. Ok, I know what I'm doing this weekend. ;-)

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  7. I completely forgot about The Man in the High Castle! I watched half of season 1 and then for some reason stopped, but not because I didn't like it. Thanks for the reminder :) Also, I need to sign up for Netflix again. Not sure how I survive without it lol.

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  8. I have been seeing The Crown everywhere! That might have to be this weekend's bingefest!

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