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6 Fun Things to Stream on Netflix This Weekend

Looking for something to watch this weekend but unsure of what to pick? Here are six awesome shows and films to stream on Netflix. Some can even help you get your bingewatch fix.

  1. Valley of the Dolls. This 1967 film, based on Jacqueline Susann’s very popular novel, stars Patty Duke, Barbara Parkins, and Sharon Tate as three young starlets looking to hit it big in Hollywood. The road to the top is never easy, though, as they deal with heartache, addiction, and the pressures of stardom. The film is over the top and differs slightly from the book, but it’s still a good watch if you’re looking for something nice and trashy.
  2. Hardcover Mysteries. Every good book was inspired by something that was true, right? Bestselling mystery writers, including David Baldacci, Kathy Reichs, and Sara Paretsky highlight the true crimes that inspired their bestsellers. We also get a peek into what methods they use when they write. As always, there’s a content warning for this since some of these crimes might hit a little too close to home.
  3. Charmed. This was one of my favorite shows when I was younger. The Halliwell sisters, descended from a line of powerful witches, must use their powers to fight supernatural menaces and the very evil baddie of the season. The show stars Shannen Doherty, Holly Marie Combs, Alyssa Milano, and Rose McGowan. It’s kind of like Buffy, but without Xander.
  4. Monarchy, with David Starkey. This documentary covers the history of the British monarchy, ruler by ruler, from the beginnings of an Anglo-Saxon Britain to now. David Starkey is very knowledgeable and very opinionated. And he can also be very snarky. You’ll know which rulers he likes and which he doesn’t like.
  5. Lonesome Dove. This 1980s miniseries is one for bingewatching. Based on Larry McMurty’s popular novel, it tells the story of two former Texas rangers on the trail of a fugitive. It stars Robert Duvall, Tommy Lee Jones, and Anjelica Huston. I’m not really into westerns, but I really like this series.
  6. Psych. Who doesn’t like this show? Shawn Spencer (James Roday) works with the police as a psychic consultant with his best friend Burton “Gus” Guster (Dulé Hill) as his business partner. The problem? Shawn isn’t really a psychic; he just has superior observation skills, honed to perfection by his dad during childhood. Gus, who has a day job as a pharmaceuticals salesman, is often unwillingly pulled into Shawn’s schemes. The show is hilarious because it goes against so many stereotypes we see in media.

Any shows or movies you intend on streaming this weekend?

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