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39 Binge-Worthy Shows On Netflix You Can Watch In One Weekend

Weekend plans set! These shows on Netflix that you can binge-watch in a couple of sittings are the perfect pick for a lazy day of fun. Each series will get you quickly hooked and take you on quite the adventure all from the comfort of your couch. 

There's something for everyone here! Comedies, dramas, action thrillers, and even some sappy romance will keep you and your couch potato pals satisfied. 

Every show on this list features one or two seasons that follow dynamic characters facing issues including family problems, high school drama, illegal crime, and even superheroes tasked to save the world.

Get a head start on Friday night because you can finish each of these 39 series by the time you go back to work on Monday morning.

Great News

Rating: 70% on Rotten Tomatoes

From executive producer Tina Fey comes this comedy following a young segment producer working on a TV news broadcast program. Her mom becomes at intern at her workplace but ends up causing chaos and drives her daughter nuts.


Rating: 7/10 on IMDb

This British drama series explores a couple's attempt to save their failing marriage by deciding to start dating other people in order to revive their sex life.

Family Business 

Rating: 7.2/10 on IMDb

A family living in Paris turn their failing butcher shop into a marijuana café after learning their country is legalizing the drug, offering them a chance to increase their profits.


Rating: 75% on Rotten Tomatoes

Three teenage girls attending the same high school come from different friend groups but find they have one strange thing in common. They meet at a Shoplifters Anonymous group and strike up an unlikely friendship.

The Society 

Rating: 75% on Rotten Tomatoes

A modern remake of Lord of the Flies, this mystery drama follows a group of teenagers who return home after a camping trip gets cut short and realizes that all of the adults are gone, giving them a newfound freedom.

Medical Police 

Rating: 75% on Rotten Tomatoes

A pair of doctors working at a children's hospital change career paths to join the CDC and uncover a dark conspiracy.


Rating: 76% on Rotten Tomatoes

This compelling drama from award-winning author Harlan Coben centers around a widowed father whose daughter goes missing. He discovers some disturbing secrets while searching for the lost teenager.

Sick Note

Rating: 78% on Rotten Tomatoes

Harry Potter's Rupert Grint stars as a man who gets misdiagnosed with cancer but keeps the lie going when he finds out the truth due to the pity and attention he gets from work and his girlfriend.

Virgin River 

Rating: 79% on Rotten Tomatoes

Get your fill of sappy romance in this series about a nurse who makes the move to a small California town and meets a surprising but intriguing man.

Into the Night 

Rating: 77% on Rotten Tomatoes

This brand new series is for sci-fi lovers! Passengers taking an overnight flight must find a way to survive when they realize that the sun suddenly began to destroy everything in its path.

Burden of Truth

Rating: 79% on Rotten Tomatoes

This Canadian drama series follows a group of high school girls who contract a mysterious illness. Their case gets the attention of a high profile lawyer who returns to her hometown to help the girls but finds a lot has changed since her departure.

The Five

Rating: 80% on Rotten Tomatoes

Another mystery thriller from Harlan Coben follows four friends left with trauma after one of their younger brothers disappeared when they were kids. Now as adults, DNA evidence brings them back together as they discover the missing boy might be alive.


Rating: 80% on Rotten Tomatoes

Get hooked on this dark comedy about a grad student with a side job as a dominatrix who decides to hire her gay BFF to be her assistant.


Rating: 78% on Rotten Tomatoes

This brand new series follows aspiring actors living in the post-World War II era who have big dreams to make it into the showbiz industry.

Good Girls

Rating: 84% on Rotten Tomatoes

A group of three BFFs all strapped for cash create a lucrative plan to rob a grocery store. But they end up getting themselves involved in a world of crime made up money laundering, murder, and the FBI on their tails.

Living with Yourself

Rating: 84% on Rotten Tomatoes

Paul Rudd plays double duty as a miserable husband who goes to a spa in hopes of changing his life. But he ends up coming out with an identical twin that's just the happier version of himself.


Rating: 84% on Rotten Tomatoes

Two strangers meet when they both undergo a pharmaceutical procedure that promises to change their lives and solve their problems, but things take a nasty turn.


Rating: 85% on Rotten Tomatoes

This comedy-drama follows three cousins who set out to save their grandfather's taco shop as gentrification takes over their LA neighbourhood.

The Good Cop

Rating: 85% on Rotten Tomatoes

Tony Danza and Josh Groban star as father and son who both work for NYPD. The retired dad realizes that he has a lot to teach his overly honest detective son.

The Politician

Rating: 86% on Rotten Tomatoes

This comedy follows a high school student with the dream of becoming president of the United States and starts off his reign by running for president of the student body.

The Umbrella Academy 

Rating: 86% on Rotten Tomatoes

Filmed entirely in Ontario, this adventure-comedy is about former child superheroes who get reunited for one last hurrah to protect the world from a global apocalypse.

Outer Banks 

Rating: 87% on Rotten Tomatoes

A teen living in North Carolina goes to his friends for help in solving his father's disappearance. They get chased by the law after discovering a treasure tied to the missing dad.

The Big Show Show 

Rating: 88% on Rotten Tomatoes

You deserve a laugh! Get your fill with this comedy starring former WWE wrestler Big Show who plays a father raising three daughters alongside his wife in their Florida home.


Rating: 87% on Rotten Tomatoes

Toronto's Will Arnett plays a recovering alcoholic with some heavy baggage who falls for a waitress but faces a dilemma when his best friend is eyeing the same woman.

After Life 

Rating: 88% on Rotten Tomatoes

A recently widowed man who tried taking his own life decides to instead stick around and adopt a no filter attitude. He considers it a new superpower, much to the disappointment of others around him.

Feel Good

Rating: 88% on Rotten Tomatoes

Toronto born comedian Mae Martin plays herself in this comedy-drama about her life as a recovering addict who falls head over heels for her new girlfriend.


Rating: 89% on Rotten Tomatoes

This twisted comedy follows a girl who was bullied for years for being overweight. She gets revenge by becoming thin, but her plans run a lot darker than the people helping her are led to believe.

Turn Up Charlie

Rating: 90% on Rotten Tomatoes

Idris Elba stars in this British comedy as a struggling DJ who reluctantly becomes a manny for his best friend's teenage daughter. However, she's wise beyond her years and loves to drive her nannies nuts.

The End of the F***ing World

Rating: 90% on Rotten Tomatoes

Follow a pair of 17-year-olds in this dark comedy that sees them go on a quest to find Alyssa's estranged father. Meanwhile, psychopath James is along for the ride in hopes of murdering his new friend.


Rating: 90% on Rotten Tomatoes

You'll need subtitles for this Italian teen drama about a wealthy teenage girl who gets caught up with a mischievous troublemaker. His need for money turns her nights into scandalous adventures.

Spinning Out

Rating: 91% on Rotten Tomatoes

A young figure skater hoping to make it to the Olympics suffers a nasty fall that takes her off the ice. But she discovers that pair skating can get her back into her beloved sport, and must face her mental illness and bad-boy skating partner.

The Letdown

Rating: 91% on Rotten Tomatoes

This Australian comedy shows a struggling new mother who joins a support group for help and learns how to deal with sleepless nights and overbearing parents.


Rating: 91% on Rotten Tomatoes

A group of eight strangers from different parts of the world discover that they all have the ability to telepathically connect to one another.

Everything Sucks! 

Rating: 91% on Rotten Tomatoes

Students attending the Boring High School are labelled as misfits though they're all part of separate cliques. After an accidental clashing occurs, the A/V and Drama clubs decide to join forces to make a movie together.

Never Have I Ever

Rating: 92% on Rotten Tomatoes

This brand new comedy starring Mississauga's Maitreyi Ramakrishnan follows a teenage girl who's quick on her feet but has a smart mouth and bad decision-making skills. They get her into hot water with nearly everyone around her.

Dead to Me

Rating: 90% on Rotten Tomatoes

Season two is finally here! A recently widowed wife attends a grief support group to deal with her anger over losing her husband in a hit-and-run accident. There, she makes a new friend who seems to be dealing with a similar loss but holds quite a few disturbing secrets.

Northern Rescue 

Rating: 95% on Rotten Tomatoes

This Canadian series from CBC follows a widowed husband who moves his three kids to Boston, where all four family members face their own difficulties in love and loss.


Rating: 94% on Rotten Tomatoes

A young Jewish woman flees her arranged marriage in Brooklyn while trying to create a normal life in Berlin. However, her husband learns that she's pregnant and sets out to find her while following orders from their rabbi.


Rating: 100% on Rotten Tomatoes

This Swedish original series sees a high school student on trial for murder in a shooting that her boyfriend coordinated. Since she's the only one still alive, authorities set out to investigate why the crime was committed and what role she played in it.