We don't need to remind you that this weekend is Labour Day, a.k.a. an extended opportunity for you to stay out late, sleep even later, and most importantly, catch up on all those amazing Netflix shows you don't have time to watch.
From new releases to hidden gems and award-winning series, these are the shows you need to binge while you're curled up in PJs this long weekend. Now's the time to stop rewatching "The Office" for the tenth time and finally try something new - trust us, you won't regret it.
I Am A Killer
IMDb Rating: 7.6/10
This documentary series is Netflix's latest co-production with A&E and it'll absolutely blow your mind. Each hour-long episode profiles a different inmate who has been charged with the death penalty or life in prison for capital murder. Plus, the plot twists will leave you stunned, especially because every detail actually happened in real life. It's truly unlike any prison documentary series you've ever seen.
IMDb Rating: 7.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 57% liked it
If you love "The Simpsons" and "Futurama," you'll love "Disenchantment." Created by the same cartoonist, this comedy is set in a medieval world. The lead character is an alcoholic princess voiced by Abbi from "Broad City," so you know it's going to be hilarious AF. You'll breeze through the entire first season so quickly, making it the perfect choice for long weekend binge-watching.
IMDb Rating: 7.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 36% liked it
Sadly, this show only has one season. But, don't be fooled by the Rotten Tomatoes rating - it's arguably one of the most intense and addicting psychological thrillers on Netflix. Naomi Watts plays a therapist who gets way too involved in her patient's lives, pursuing wildly inappropriate fantasies of being intimately connected to them. All while keeping everything a secret from her husband. You won't even realize that you're holding your breath during some of the cliffhangers.
Lie To Me
IMDb Rating: 8/10
"Lie To Me" is a crime drama series that'll have you questioning everything and everyone around you. It follows the world's leading expert in detecting lies, who helps law enforcement and the government determine whether or not an individual is guilty based on their expressions, movements and gestures. It's a super fast-paced show and the intensity never stops building. You won't even realize you're three seasons deep until Monday night rolls around.
IMDb Rating: 8.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 77%
This show got great reviews for a reason. It follows a teenage boy on the autism spectrum who's ready to date and find love. He's determined to grow up, and is forced to confront the reality of what it means to be "normal." He's such a lovable character and you'll find yourself laughing and crying with him through all his triumphs and mishaps. It's funny, sweet and so real.
Freaks And Geeks
IMDb Rating: 8.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 100%
The ratings for this 1980s-era teen comedy speak for themselves. If you haven't seen this show, cancel your weekend plans and watch it ASAP. You'll definitely recognize a handful of faces in the cast, looking much younger than they do today. The show follows a group of teen misfits stumbling their way through high school and adolescent life, all with a 1980s, middle-USA backdrop. The show was cancelled after one season, and there petitions to this day to bring it back.