5 Shows to Binge Watch on Netflix Right Now

November 19, 2018

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With the long weekend coming up, perhaps you're wondering what to do with all the extra free time you'll have? You know you want to get deeply involved in a compelling show on Netflix, but how do you know where to start? Here are 5 suggestions.

Making a Murderer, Part 2: With the first part of this series explores the injustices faced by Steven Avery (and even more so by Brendan Dassey), the second part is a facinating look into the U.S. appellate process, and will again bring up the questions of "Did he or didn't he?"

Haunting of Hill House: With its time-jumping narrative and family mysteries, this one will remind you of "This Is Us," but much, much scarier. No spoilers, bu it is strongly suggested that you not watch Episode 5 alone, or in the dark. Also, Episode 6 is a cinematic achievement.

Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: This is not your typical "stand and stir" cooking show. Based on the book and hosted by the incredibly likeable Samin Nosrat as she travels the world exploring the four basic elements of good cooking, your own skills in the kitchen will surely improve, no matter what level you're at. 

Better Call Saul: The prequel to the phenomenal "Breaking Bad" is slower than its predecessor, and requires more investment, but the payoff is worth it. It's even more darker, perhaps because we know the turnout for many of the characters the show revolves around. And as we get more invested in the characters who don't make it to "Breaking Bad," we nervously ponder why. If you haven't been keeping up with this on AMC, time to catch up!

The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story: If you missed this when it first aired on FX, this show alone is worth your Netflix fees. The casting is spot-on for this dramatization of the O.J. Simpson trial.