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Good TV Show Binges for a Long Weekend 

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Labor Day weekend is coming. It’s the perfect time for a lazy weekend of catching up on shows you’ve missed or shows you want to watch again. Here are a few of my faves:

White Collar
This was actually the first series I binge watched, coincidentally enough over a Labor Day weekend. It’s a tale of keeping friends close and (would be) enemies closer. When you binge it, it’s interesting to see Neal and Peter go from cordial adversaries to friends and end up as family.

Leverage
Are you noticing I like caper shows? Think Taken (“I have a particular set of skills…”) meets Robin Hood with a group of people instead of just one person. The group uses their skills to help those wronged by a system (corporate, government, etc.) get retribution.

Daria
A bit of a blast from the past. I love the sarcastic POV. Plus, despite the series being over 15 years old and set in high school, it’s still relevant.

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Bringing it back to present day with a classic-style sitcom on Netflix. Take an optimistic, outgoing 29-year-old who’s been sheltered from the outside world for years (against her own will) and add in a expanded cast of wacky characters to guide her through life on the outside. How could it not be entertaining? And Tituss Burgess is EVERYTHING in this show.

Flashpoint
Sometimes you need a show that takes you to an idyllic place, and this show is that. It’s about the bond of a special operations police team and the psychology of what it takes to deal with the stresses and actions of the job. Yes, the team shows more care than we’re lead to believe happens in real life. Yes, the cases (for the most part) wrap up nice and neat. But in a world with so much bad news, it’s nice to have the happy endings.

Of course, there are so many more like Empire (full season showing on Labor Day on FX starting at noon), Orange is the New Black, House of Cards, and Scandal (especially the first 2 seasons), but those series already get a lot of press so I didn’t go into much detail with them.

Happy viewing!

 

Photo Credit: Rafiq Sarlie

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