Easter is one of the best long weekends, because not only is it four whole days off work, but it usually marks the beginning of cooler days. And a perfect time to rest the body, snuggle up on the couch with a blanket, a candle burning and a big bowl of popcorn.
So to help you wind down this long weekend, we’ve prepared a list of our top Netflix picks.
13 Reasons Why (TV series)
The new drama series is a gripping and at times utterly heartbreaking journey as teenager Clay Jensen deals with the suicide of his best friend and crush, Hannah Baker. Two weeks after her death he finds a package at his door with 13 audio cassettes Hannah made, explaining her death. The show stars Katherine Langford, a 20-year-old actress from Perth. Selena Gomez is also an executive producer after she read the book and decided it needed to be on the screen.
Grace and Frankie (TV series)
If you want a good laugh, Grace and Frankie will deliver. By the creators of Friends, Grace and Frankie are two women in their seventies whose husbands announced they are in love with each other and are leaving their wives. The two women have never particularly liked each other, but now are forced to support each other and live together as they navigate a new stage in their lives. Stars Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin.
Any series by David Attenborough (documentary)
One of the best things about David Attenborough’s series is that you feel like you’re vicariously exploring the world. You can learn so much about a strange platypus or Galapagos eco-system from one afternoon with David. Ideal for those feeling curious or in need of a hit of wanderlust.
Your friend who swears by Marie Kondo also probably told you to watch this documentary. Learn about what life could be like without all the clutter, stuff, striving and wanting more. You might just be inspired to move your life into a Tiny House or reduce your wardrobe to 33 items. Or you’ll just have a greater appreciation for life and a renewed outlook on the stuff we accumulate.
The Get Down (TV series)
If you’re a Baz Luhrmann fan, you’ll love this TV series about the birth of hip-hop in the Bronx in the ’70s. Prepare for a smattering of rap, gritty story-telling and a lot of graffiti. The second half of season one has just been released and it’s already getting rave reviews.
Schitt’s Creek (TV series)
When a filthy-rich family becomes suddenly broke, they’re forced to live in Schitt’s Creek, a town they once bought as a joke. If you like smart TV comedies, you’ll love this. Created by Eugene Levy (pictured below) and his son Daniel, it’s comic gold.
Crazy Ex-girlfriend (TV series)
Rebecca Bunch is a lawyer who relocates to West Covina, California, to chase her ex-boyfriend (from summer camp 10 years ago), Josh. Think Girls meets Glee, switching almost seamlessly between melodrama, satire and sincere.
Got any suggestions for what we should be watching this long weekend? Post a comment.