The weekend is finally here, and there are plenty of fun events going on around the state to keep you entertained. But sometimes, curling up on the couch and catching up on TV shows is the best way to unwind after the work-week.
Luckily for you, our staff has put together a selection of the best shows you can find streaming.
Find your pick in our first-ever Weekend Watch!
If you like mind-blowing plot twists, check out:
Managing editor Caleb Talley recommends the USA network drama Mr. Robot, which he calls a “real in-your-face thriller that keeps you on the edge of your seat.” There are three seasons of the shows, and it has been renewed for a fourth.
Available on Amazon Prime Video
If you like gritty literary adaptations, check out:
The Handmaid’s Tale
This grim adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s 1985 novel has received critical acclaim and won the Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series and the Golden Globe for Best Television Series – Drama. Our graphic designer Jamie Smith agrees, calling it a “must watch.”
Available on Hulu
If you like classic TV shows, check out:
The Andy Griffith Show
You can’t go wrong with a classic, and The Andy Griffith Show is definitely a classic. The Andy Griffith Showhas entertained audiences since its first broadcast in 1960. According to CEO Vicki Vowell, the show is “hilarious, clean fun” for the whole family.
Available on Netflix and Amazon Prime Video
If you like your detectives quirky, check out:
This police procedural may be a comedy, but it has a surprising amount of heart. Casandra Ingram, our office manager, recommends the show to anyone who enjoys a good detective show.
Available for purchase on Hulu and iTunes
If you like your dramas emotional, check out:
This is Us
This is Us tells the story of two parents and their three children, from the past to the present. This family drama will pull at your heartstrings, according to our graphic designer Kellie McAnulty.
Available on Hulu
If you feel like walking on the wild side, check out:
If you haven’t seen Breaking Bad yet, go watch it! The story of Walter White, a high school chemistry teacher who takes up a criminal life, it is perfectly acted, perfectly written and perfectly directed, according to online editor Tyler Hale. You will remember Walter White’s name long after the show is over.
Available on Netflix
Check out Heather Baker’s Weekend Plans for more fun weekend ideas.