Gone are the days of enduring long hours (depending on your Internet speed) of downloading large torrent files of your favorite shows, worrying about memory space, and shutting all your social media accounts until they finish to avoid insensitive people who spoil EVERYTHING.
In case you haven’t heard the news yet: Netflix is finally available in the Philippines, and it’s everything a dedicated series binge-watcher could ever ask for. (Sorry, iflix.) Besides the problem with Internet connection speeds, a common problem among binge-watchers is actually choosing what to watch during their free time—and I mean a lot of free time considering that they’ll probably finish an entire season or two within 24 hours at least.
Now, before anyone starts panicking about which shows to watch, we’ve listed down five shows that you should stream on Netflix while spending a lazy weekend on your couch.
#1 Orange Is the New Black
Who doesn’t love hardcore drama between women? And when we say hardcore, we mean constantly throwing insults and racial slurs, and beating the shit out of each other while in prison.
Krysten Ritter, former star of Don’t Trust the B— in Apartment 23, has taken her bitchiness to the streets of Hell’s Kitchen, NYC as private investigator and semi-retired superhero Jessica Jones. The show made its debut last November, and had superhero geeks flailing from excitement, especially since this is the second Marvel comic-turned-series on Netflix after Daredevil. (Which was so much better than the Ben Affleck movie, to be completely honest.)
How, you ask? Of course we won’t spoil it for you! Watch it as soon as possible, but make sure that you’ve seen Daredevil too.
#4 Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp
This short prequel to the 2001 film Wet Hot American Summer is so star-studded that you may need to lower the brightness of your screens.
This mini-series follows the lives and antics of teenagers and camp counselors at Camp Firewood during the summer of 1981. The storyline of both the movie and show is a play on the stereotypical teen sex comedies like the string of (seemingly never-ending) American Pie movies.
Something to watch out for this February: Judd Apatow’s Netflix debut will surely pull at your heartstrings, and would make a perfect stay-at-home date with your significant other.
The comedy starring Gillian Jacobs and Paul Rust takes on a down-to-earth view on dating and relationships, set in the city of Los Angeles. No other details were given, but the official teaser looks intriguing.