Labor Day weekend is a good time to kick back and do nothing. Well, except for watching a bunch of TV shows. But, do you really want to start an entire show right now? Do you have time to get invested in a show that has way too many seasons? Wouldn’t it be nice to blast through an entire show in just a few days?
We’ve collected six current shows you can burn through really quickly and you won’t even have to leave the couch.
Stranger Things (Netflix)
This surprise hit has become a cult sensation. If you haven’t jumped on the Stranger Things bandwagon yet, the Labor Day weekend gives you plenty of time. The sci-fi/horror show is perfect for adults and slightly older kids who can handle a little bit of intensity. And with only eight episodes in its first season, it’s a breezy bit of throwback fun.
The Tick (Amazon Prime)
This newest iteration of the big blue buffoon is possibly the best yet. Amazon’s The Tick is a superior send-up of superhero shenanigans. It’s full of heart, humor, and hilarity in equal measure. Plus, you can binge all six episodes in about three hours. Hooray!
The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)
Hulu brought Margaret Atwood’s influential novel to extraordinary life, and it became an eerily prescient and timely piece of modern television. The cast is phenomenal, the production is stellar, and the first season is only ten episodes.
The Defenders (Netflix)
You like the Netflix/Marvel shows? You like team-ups? Then The Defenders is going to be your best bet for the Labor Day weekend. Watch Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist get together to stop… Sigourney Weaver? Who the heck is she? And why is she such a threat? You can find out in just eight episodes.
Westworld (HBO Go/HBO Now)
HBO pulled out all the stops for this sci-fi extravaganza and it paid off. Westworld is heady, action-packed, and the best definition of “epic” that you could hope for. If you wanna exercise your brain a bit this Labor Day weekend, consume all ten of these episodes and get ready to fall in love with this exceptionally odd show.
Dimension 404 (Hulu)
It wouldn’t be one of my lists if I didn’t recommend something weird and obscure. Dimension 404 is like Black Mirror meets Are You Afraid of the Dark?. You get guest stars like Patton Oswalt, Joel McHale, Adrienne Barbeau, Kenneth Choi, Megan Mullally, and many others. Not to mention that Mark Hamill presides over the whole thing as the Rod Serling-esque narrator. It’s only six episodes of light sci-fi silliness. You could watch them all while you’re in the middle of a food coma!