10-Episode Netflix Series

to Binge Watch this Holy Week

By Therese Aseoche

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A weeklong break is just what we need to catch up on shows and movies we haven’t seen or stopped watching midway. But for some of us, we’d prefer a good series that’s short and binge-able, the ones that can be finished in one afternoon, so that we have time for other things (or other shows) in the short holiday.

Thankfully, there are so many Netflix originals that average to about 10 episodes which are perfect for lazy afternoons before heading to church, or when there’s nowhere else to go. Just like the second season of A Series of Unfortunate Events (premiering March 30). 

So grab your popcorn, get cozy in bed, and search for these must-watch binge-able series!

Queer Eye

Length: 8 episodes (ave. 46 minutes)

The Fab Five returns to change the lives of straight men while also inspiring the rest of the world it isn’t hard to coexist with the LGBT community at all. Queer Eye is the modern reboot of its predecessor Queer Eye for the Straight Guy (2008) and features a whole new and even more loveable cast of characters, all of whom have their quirks and specializations. Every episode is a joy to watch, and there isn’t a single moment where you won’t find yourself smiling, laughing, or shedding tears of happiness.

Watch it on Netflix here.

 

Re:Mind

Length: 13 episodes (ave. 24 minutes)

Thinking of watching a thriller this holiday? Then check out Re:Mind, a mystery thriller about eleven high school girls who find themselves trapped and restrained inside a large dining room. The entire series follows them trying to recount the events that may have brought them to this situation, which leads to a common source — the suicide of their former classmate. You’ll be at the edge of your seat, guaranteed.

Watch it on Netflix here.

 

End of the F***ing World

Length: 8 episodes (ave. 20 minutes)

In this series that has been described as your R-18 Moonrise Kingdom, a sociopath and his rebellious and fatalistic girlfriend go on a road trip to escape their boring lives. But as they encounter an incident that changes their lives forever, they realize that they can never go back. It’s sweet, funny, and so emotionally overwhelming that you’ll find yourself in tears at the end.

Watch it on Netflix here!

 

Mindhunter

Length: 10 episodes (ave. 1 hour)

Mindhunter stars Jonathan Groff who plays Holden Ford, a young FBI Agent with an interest in psychology, which eventually grows into an interest in the psychology of sequential murderers. As the series progresses, Ford’s interest slowly becomes an obsession with the serial killers he studies (based on real-life serial killers) much like the obsession these murderers have with their victims. It’s so interesting and gripping that you won’t be able to stand not watching its entirety in one sitting.

Watch it on Netflix here.

GLOW

Length: 10 episodes (ave. 32 minutes)

GLOW is a fictionalized account of the women’s professional wrestling circuit of 1980s Los Angeles called the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling (GLOW). It’s centered on Ruth Wilder (Alison Brie), an unemployed actress who receives an invitation to audition for GLOW where she meets 12 other “misfits” who, along with her, want to jumpstart their own individual journeys towards reinvention. It’s these characters that gave the entire series its lovable charm, and it’s hard not to find anything likeable about each of them. It may be a bit too profane (maybe not fit for Holy Week), but it’s very sweet, funny, and charming.

Watch it on Netflix here.

 

Terrace House: Opening New Doors

Length: Part 1: 8 episodes (ave. 30 minutes)

This beloved Japanese reality series returns with this all-new season, where six strangers live together in one house in the hopes of finding friendship and romance, and are free to leave and be replaced by a new member once they’ve had enough. Terrace House: Opening New Doors will be located in Karuizawa, Nagano, a beautiful mountain town known for its hot springs and snowboarding activities.

The show is long and slow-paced, with each episode covering one full week at the house, but once you start watching you won’t be able to stop until the end. If you haven’t gotten on the Terrace House bandwagon yet, Holy Week is the perfect time to familiarize yourself with the craze. Only the first part has been filmed and released for this season too, so before the succeeding parts arrive, you better binge this one right away.

Watch it on Netflix here.

 

Santa Clarita Diet

Length: 10 episodes (ave. 29 minutes)

Santa Clarita Diet is not your typical zombie series. This horror-comedy stars Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant as husband-and-wife realtors who must cope with the fact that Sheila (Barrymore) has turned undead in need of human flesh.

This series is definitely a much fresher, more comedic take on zombie series thanks to the premise of the show and Barrymore and Olyphant’s onscreen chemistry and characterization. It doesn’t withhold itself from displaying blood and gore, but the humor and the optimism of the characters despite their situation will help you stomach the graphic scenes a little better. With the second season coming up soon, the Holy Week break is perfect for binging the first season, if you haven’t yet!

Watch it on Netflix here.

 

Devilman Crybaby

Length: 10 episodes (ave. 26 minutes)

Casual anime fan? Devilman Crybaby is definitely worth your time, especially during this Lenten Season. Based on a popular manga, this series is about a human who gets possessed by a demon in his friend’s valiant effort to defeat an ancient demonic race trying to invade Earth. However, as the world grows more into chaos, he is faced with a dilemma of choosing between fighting for the humans or letting them perish. This anime is deeply gross and so disturbing that it isn’t for the weak-willed. However, the ending will affect you in ways you can never imagine.

Watch it on Netflix here.

 

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