5 Shows On Netflix To Binge-Watch Over The Long Weekend

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Annually, August bless us with two long-relaxing weekends—or at least for Kagay-anons who will celebrate Higalaay Festival next Friday, August 28, plus the holiday for National Heroes Day on Monday, August 31. However, with the continuous health threat from the coronavirus disease, going around places is still highly discouraged.

While others might venture out along with the observance of social distancing and wearing of face mask and face shield, others might want to take the long day off and binge some of the new and existing shows on Netflix!

Check out below the five binge-worthy series that recently released its new episode/season.

The Umbrella Academy

 

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The Umbrella Academy,’ based on the comic book series of the same name by Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá, follows a dysfunctional family of adopted siblings superheroes, the Hargreeves.

When their adoptive father Sir Reginald Hargreeves mysteriously died, all the remaining children: Luther, Diego, Allison, Klaus, and Vanya reunited to solve the Hargreeves patriarch’s death. Number Six or Ben, who died during a mission, lingers around throughout the series as Klaus can communicate with the dead. Meanwhile, Number Five reappeared in the present time from his time traveling to warn his siblings from the impending apocalypse. Due to some time travel anomaly, the supposedly 58-year-old assassin got trapped in his 13-year-old body.

The series is currently in its season two where the estranged Hargreeves siblings traveled back to different years in 1960s Dallas.

Each season has ten episodes, running time between 40 to 60 minutes.

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Unsolved Mysteries

 

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Unsolved Mysteries‘ is an American mystery documentary television show, created by John Cosgrove and Terry Dunn Meurer. It debuted on NBC network on January 20, 1987.

The show features real-life cold cases and paranormal phenomena, from unsolved crimes to missing person cases to conspiracy theories to unexplained paranormal activity.

On January 18, 2019, a 12-part reboot of the show was announced. Unlike its predecessors, the Netflix reboot will be presented in a “pure documentary style” with no host or narrator.

The first six episodes of the new season were available for stream starting July 1, 2020, while the other half of the episodes will be available on October 19, 2020.

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The Rain

 

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Premiered on Netflix on May 4, 2018, ‘The Rain‘ is a Danish post-apocalyptic web television series created by Jannik Tao Mosholt, Esben Toft Jacobsen, and Christian Potalivo.

Its story plot follows two Danish siblings Simone and Rasmus who took shelter in a bunker. A virus that is carried by rainfall wipes out almost all human beings, forcing the siblings to stay in the bunker for six years until they emerge to look for their father who is a scientist and may be able to provide answers and a cure.

Along the way, the siblings joined a group of young survivors and travel across Denmark to Sweden, jumping from one safe place to another.

The show is currently in its third season, with each having six episodes except for the first season who has eight episodes. Each episode runs between 35 to 48 minutes.

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It’s Okay Not To Be Okay

It’s Okay Not To Be Okay‘ tells the story of Moon Gang-tae, a community health worker at a psychiatric ward who does not have time for love, and Ko Moon-young, a successful children’s book author who has never known what love feels like. After having to cross each other’s paths, the two slowly begin to each other’s emotional wounds.

The Kdrama series has 16 episodes, wherein the first episode debut on June 20 and the latest on August 9, 2020. Each episode runs at most an hour and a half.

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Lucifer

 

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When the television series ‘Lucifer‘ premiered its first season on Fox in 2016, it received mixed reviews from critics. This American urban fantasy television series is based on the DC Comics character created by Neil Gailman, Sam Kieth, and Mike Dringenberg taken from the comic book series ‘The Sandman.’

Evident from its title, the series revolves around Lucifer Morningstar, the Devil, who abandons Hell for Los Angeles. He runs his own nightclub and later became a consultant to the Los Angeled Police Department (LAPD) after getting involved in a murder case with Detective Chloe Decker.

Currently, the series is at its fifth season which will premier on Netflix this Friday, August 21.

Watch Season 5 now!

 

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Have a safe and blissful weekend!