10 Shows and Flicks to Binge Watch Over Memorial Day Weekend
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10 Shows and Flicks to Binge Watch Over Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day weekend is the undisputed best weekend of the entire year. There will be three full days of beautiful weather, friends, make-ahead BBQ recipes, being outside, parties… and the inevitable fall-into-your-couch-from-sheer-exhaustion movie and TV show marathon. Get ready. To help you make one less hard decision this weekend, we’ve rounded up the 10 shows and movies that should be on your list. Now get out there and celebrate; we’ll see you later.

TV DRAMAS ABOUT FLAWED CHARACTERS

1. Bloodline: Relationships with siblings are tough — especially if one is a black sheep who harbors all of your family secrets. If you’re a sucker for dysfunctional family dramas, this one should be right up your alley. (Photo via Netflix)

2. All the Way: We would watch anything with Bryan Cranston, so it’s just a cherry on top that All the Way deals with an intriguing and gripping subject: Lyndon B. Johnson’s first year in the presidency. (Photo via HBO)

SHOWS AND MOVIES WHERE LADIES CALL THE SHOTS

3. The Bachelorette: There’s nothing better than seeing someone bounce back from crushing defeat — AKA why everyone is so excited for JoJo’s season of The Bachelorette. If you fell in love with her on the last season of The Bachelor, pray that she does the same with one of the new contestants on her show. Buckle up for season 12; it’s going to be wild. (Photo via ABC)

4. Age of Adaline: Blake Lively plays Adaline, a woman who stops aging at 29. As everybody else ages, she becomes (understandably) reclusive… until she meets someone charming and different. The love story redefines the phrase “aging gracefully.” (Photo via Lakeshore Entertainment)

CULT FAVORITE ENTERTAINMENT

5. The Last Man on Earth: It takes a certain brand of actor to make a comedy about a viral plague that swept through the planet, killing nearly everyone. This show’s all-star actors include Will Forte, Kristen Schaal and January Jones, and they pull off dystopian comedy near-flawlessly. (Photo via Fox)

6. Almost Famous: Yep, ’70s vibes are everywhere lately. From flare jeans to page-boy caps to HBO’s Vinyl. Celebrate the season’s hippest throwback with THE ultimate ’70s nostalgia rock ‘n’ roll flick — Elton John sing-along optional. (Photo via Columbia Pictures)

COMEDY THAT WILL HAVE YOU ROFL-ING

7. Ali Wong Baby Cobra: Ali Wong gets it. She did her stand-up comedy special very, very pregnant and very, very cleverly. Although some may balk when she starts her jokes, wait until the very end when she wraps up the whole set with arguably one of the funniest, most unexpected punch lines of this year. (Photo via Netflix)

8. The Intern: Robert Deniro plays the septuagenarian intern to Anne Hathaway’s successful #girlboss, landing on HBO Go this weekend, but you can stream on Amazon right now. Watch it for a nice reminder that no matter how badly you think you’re doing in your career, at least you’re not a senior citizen intern. (Photo via Waverly Films)

MUST-WATCH DOCUMENTARIES

9. The Last Man on the Moon: We applaud astronauts for their courage and discoveries, yet we rarely think about what happens to them when they step back down on earth. This intriguing documentary explores the life of Eugene Cernan, who went to the moon in 1972. As his wife famously once said, “If you think going to the moon is hard, try staying at home.” (Photo via Mark Stewart Productions)

10. Chef’s Table: A true must-watch for all foodies and culinary wannabes, season two of the surprisingly addictive documentary series about innovative chefs around the world has landed on Netflix. This season crosses the globe and features chefs from Brazil, Slovenia, Mexico, Thailand and the US. There’s nothing quite like it for those who need new inspiration in the kitchen. (Photo via Netflix)

Seen any good movies lately? Let us know which @BritandCo!

(Featured photo via Getty)