Ah, the limited series. If you ask us, this mode of entertainment is one of the greatest gifts television has given us. It’s the perfect mix of movie-quality production and TV series length. Today, we’re giving you the rundown on all of our favourite limited series out right now. So if you’re looking to fill your weekend with a good old-fashioned binge session, look no further.
Here are 6 incredible limited series to binge-watch this weekend.
This Irish masterpiece dropped in 2020 and quickly took the world by storm. It’s based on the best-selling novel by Sally Rooney and it follows two young adults through their roller coaster love story. The stars of the show, Daisy Edgar Jones and Paul Mescal, have quickly become household names thanks to the mini-series. When you watch it, you’ll understand why.
Where: Find it on CBC Gem.
Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington steal the show in this mini-series hit. The Hollywood icons play two moms in very different living situations. The series covers topics like family dynamics, race, and class differences. This one’s quite the moving piece.
Where: Find it on Prime Video.
Strap in tight for this one, cause it is not an easy watch. The true stories of the disaster at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in 1986 are depicted with stunning visuals and even better acting. The show stars legends like Jared Harris, Stellan Skarsgard, Emily Watson, and more. It’s both horrifying and incredibly moving at the same time. Just have some tissues nearby while you watch.
Where: Find it on Crave.
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Ava DuVernay is the mastermind director behind this next pick. The four-part series dives into the true story of five Harlem teenagers who were falsely accused of a brutal attack in Central Park. You might also know them as the “Central Park Five.” The performances in this show are seriously incredible and the timely subject matter makes this one a must-see.
Where: Find it on Netflix.
If you’re into mind-bending dystopian vibes, this is the series for you. Jonah Hill and Emma Stone deliver show-stopping performances as two test subjects in a controversial drug trial. The story dives into their characters’ troubled pasts and explores wild psychological ideas about memory and the mind.
Where: Find it on Netflix.
Based on the 2018 novel of the same name by none other than Stephen King, this eerie suspense-thriller came and went pretty quietly considering the strength of its cast. Jason Batemen, Ben Mendelsohn, and Bill Camp lead this gritty series surrounding what initially seems to be an open-and-shut case that transforms into a complex web of lies and confusion with a pretty neat twist.
Where: Find it on Crave
Happy streaming, everyone! Let us know which limited series you binge-watch first!