If you are one of the lucky ones to live in the USA this time of the year, then congratulations on having a long weekend thanks to Independence Day falling on a Sunday this year. That means all you fellow Americans get to spend a long 4th of July weekend with your friends and family. And those of you who are having the regular 2-days weekend, we have a weekend watchlist of great movies and web series that we think you should not skip. So, get your buttered popcorns and nachos ready for binge-watching these 5 movies/shows.
Fresh on Netflix this week we have Young Royals. This Swedish series follows Swedish prince Wilham, who got sent to a boarding school for the elite after his fight in a club that embarrassed the royal family. If you are thinking it is another Hallmark movie-kind of series, where a young prince goes away, meets a beautiful girl, and falls in love, you are in for a surprise. Far from the royal life, Young Royal explores social topics like discovering sexuality, effects of parental pressure and high expectations, division between the elite class and working class, addiction, pretenses to achieve and maintain the status quo in the elite society, and many more. Every episode has something new for you to discover. Watch it on Netflix.
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Atypical is a brilliant show produced by Academy Award-winning producer Seth Gordon. The narrative is about a boy Sam, who is on the Autism Spectrum, finally deciding and learning to become what our society considers as ‘Normal’. It does an amazing job showing life through the eyes of a person with autism. Atypical is much more than about the journey of Sam; it tells how Sam’s journey to becoming normal sends his mom on her life-changing journey. It’s about his scrappy sister, and his father, who is frustrated for not being able to understand his son. Atypical is a hilarious dramedy and its season 4 is coming out July 9th. So, you should definitely binge-watch all 3 seasons this weekend watchlist. Watch it on Netflix.
Since last year, Netflix has been rapidly expanding its streaming slate with risque movies and web series. First came 365 Days, then steamy period drama Bridgerton, this time, it’s Sex/Life. The story follows Billie, a suburban wife, and mother of two, who once was a wild child in New York City. After being heartbroken, cheated on, being lied to, she sought a more stable ‘boring’ life. So she married a wealthy man (Cooper) and moved to Connecticut. But as the year passes, Billie reminisces about her wild days with her ex-boyfriend (Brad). So, when she one day suddenly runs into her ex again, Billie becomes entangled in a love triangle with Brad and Cooper. Through Sex/Life, showrunner Stacy Rukeyser is highly promoting sex positivity for women. Have you read our review of Sex/Life? If not, click here to read it.
If you are a die-hard Game of Thrones fan and still waiting for it to reboot, then for the time being watch Arthdal Chronicles. Legends, folklore, prophecies, action, drama – whatever you have been missing, this show has it all. Arthdal Chronicles, set in the Bronze age, revolves around a mythical land called Arth. The inhabitants of the ancient city of Arthdal are dominated by greed to dominate its neighboring lands and peoples. They have discovered a technology that helps them get easy victories over neighboring lands. But its rulers have little to no compassion for human life and liberty. So, protagonist Eun-seom undergoes immense hardships to bring his tribe back to its original glory. In doing so, he finally learns of his true origin. Have you read our review of Arthdal Chronicles? If not, click here to read it.
Adapted from the original movie Dracula, Dracula Untold is a dark fantasy that follows a medieval prince Vlad, who is also commonly known as the Impaler. To save his kingdom from the Turks’ attack, Vlad has to find a way to overpower the supremely powerful Turks. So, he decides to sacrifice himself to Dracula, which is feared by his own people, and borrows its power for 3 days to save his people. But the only stipulation is he has to control his urge of drinking human blood, otherwise, he would become a Dracula for eternity. Dracula Untold is an action-packed movie of 1 hour 32 mins, currently available on YouTube on rental.
How did you like this weekend watchlist? Which show or movie are you going to watch this weekend? Let us know in the comments section below. Sayonara, until next time!
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