Every Thanksgiving, the question remains: What to stream? If you can sneak an hour (or seven) away from cleanup duty after shoveling plates full of turkey and stuffing into your face, or if you’re just not feeling the Black Friday mayhem, the television will always be there, ready for you to pick one or three shows to binge-watch over the long weekend. When your family hogs the big screen to watch the big football game after dinner, simply retreat to your childhood bedroom or basement to power up your laptop or tablet and start streaming. From Margaret Atwood adaptations to reboots of old classics, here are seven shows currently on streaming platforms that deserve your binge watch. Just make sure you give yourself ample time in between viewing sessions to grab some leftovers.
If you’ve already watched The Handmaid’s Tale on Hulu, but still crave some some chilling feminist stories, Alias Grace will give you your Margaret Atwood fix. The Netflix miniseries centers around Grace Marks, played by Sarah Gadon, a young woman accused of murdering her boss and his housekeeper.
The second season of Maria Bamford’s surreal biographical comedy series is on Netflix, and with its plethora of guest stars and dreamlike plots, it does not disappoint.
She’s Gotta Have It
Nola Darling, the self-proclaimed “sex positive, polyamorous pansexual” shines in the Netflix series reboot of the 1986 Spike Lee classic, She’s Gotta Have It. The film has been updated for 2017, and features a sparkling cast of newcomers, including Broadway’s Anthony Ramos in the role of Mars Blackmon, a character originated by Lee himself.
TBS is streaming season one of Search Party for free on its app and website, with no log-in code needed. Join Alia Shawkat, John Early, Meredith Hagner, and John Reynolds in the search for their missing college buddy and catch up just in time for season two of the hilarious millennial horror-satire, which premiered on November 19.
In this limited western series produced by Steven Soderbergh, Michelle Dockery fronts a town “full of ladies” and completely devoid of men way out on the frontier, which actually sounds like the ideal space to spend any holiday in 2017.
You are probably thinking, “Duh,” but if you can believe it, some people still have not watched Stranger Things 2! The holiday weekend could also be a good moment to re-watch season two if you have not already, or watch with your family, because obviously just one binge session of this show is certainly not enough.
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