Whoa, time flies. This weekend marks the end of April, and the tell-all proof as to whether or not April showers will indeed bring May flowers. So no matter how you’re spending this weekend (bemoaning the end of April or celebrating the start of May), we’ve got 10 shows and movies to tide you over until Monday (and then you can get started on all that binge-able content coming to Netflix in May).
TV SHOWS ABOUT FAMILY
1. Keeping Up With the Kardashians: The newest season of the Kardashian krew (sorry) is up and running on Hulu. Season 12 apparently kicks off with some Kendall/Rob drama, so strap yourselves in. We’re all in for a wild ride. (Image via E!)
2. Mike and Molly: We all know Melissa McCarthy is an angel who can do no wrong. All fans of the funny lady, you’ve got to check out the show’s final season about the hysterical couple who met at Overeaters Anonymous, starting with this week’s premiere. (Image via CBS)
MOVIES THAT WILL MAKE YOU LAUGH AND CRY
3. Special Correspondents: The newest Netflix original movie to hit the Internet is also perhaps its silliest. The film stars Ricky Gervais and Eric Bana as a pair of hapless war correspondents who lose their passports and begin making up their reports. The whole thing is pure slapstick and classic comedy. (Image via Netflix)
4. Paper Towns: For those who went gaga for The Fault in Our Stars when it premiered, check out Paper Towns. It’s based on a novel by the same author, John Green, and touches on a lot of the same themes: Mainly teenagers with way more emotional maturity than most of us had at 17. Plus, the movie stars Cara Delevingne, and she’s definitely worth shelling out some cash to watch. (Image via FOX Movies)
FOR SUSPENSE AND DRAMA
5. Penny Dreadful: Penny Dreadful is the one horror show that even people who don’t really watch horror shows end up loving — but that may have to do with stars Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton and Eva Green. Set in Victorian London, the Showtime original sucks you in like the supernatural forces its characters are investigating. (Image via Showtime)
6. Ides of March: This movie stars George Clooney and Ryan Gosling. If that didn’t grab your attention, nothing will. But in case you need more incentive to watch: Gosling plays a staffer on Clooney’s presidential campaign — a situation we can only dream of — who quickly learns just how dirty politics can get. (Image via Cross Creek Pictures)
LEARN SOMETHING NEW
7. Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown: Anthony Bourdain, everybody’s favorite crotchety old man, is back with more sharp-tongued wisdom and exploration into far-flung locales. In the new season premiering on Netflix, Tony goes from Korea to Budapest to New Jersey. It’s the perfect watch for whenever you’re trying to figure out your next vacation destination. (Image via CNN)
8. The Great Fire: When the Great Fire devastated London in 1666, nearly all of the city’s inhabitants became homeless instantly. The four-part BBC miniseries does an excellent job of making an event from so long ago feel acutely relatable. (Image via BBC)
10. Once: Now’s your last chance to watch the touching film about an Irish street performer who falls in love with a Czech pianist — it expires after this weekend. We highly recommend doing it. The movie’s songs will be stuck in your head for the rest of your life, and you will instantly want to learn the guitar and book a flight to Dublin. (Image via Fox Searchlight)
What else will you be doing this weekend (besides binge watching)? Let us know @BritandCo!
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