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If you have big plans this weekend, then you should cancel them right now. With hundreds of TV shows and films to choose from on Netflix you don't really have a reason to leave the house. Sure, you could socialise with 'friends' or do something 'active', but realistically your mates are probably looking for a reason to cancel too and it's probably going to rain anyway. We suggest drawing the curtains, bringing your duvet into the living room, ordering a takeaway and chilling the weekend away. We've even made your Saturday and Sunday sessions easier by picking out the best movies and series on the streaming platform, so you don't have to waste time scrolling through synopses. Here's what you should be watching this weekend.
The Great Hack
If you've ever thought that your phone was listening to your conversations, then this is for you. The Great Hack is a documentary that shows how our personal data is being used to change our behaviour against our interests. It's seriously creepy to see how a company called Cambridge Analytica was reportedly able to steer presidential elections and the Brexit vote by the unethical use of data mining and psychographics (Cambridge Analytica denies this). It's as gripping as it is educational and one hundred percent worth a watch whether or not you have an interest in politics. Warning: It'll leave you questioning every decision you've ever made.
With the release of Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood this week, there's never been a better time to re-watch cult classic, Pulp Fiction. If you haven't already seen it, then you're in for a treat. The film follows two hitmen, played by Samuel L. Jackson and John Travolta on a mission to retrieve a suitcase stolen from their employer. Their story gets interwoven with unforgettable characters played by Uma Thurman and Bruce Willis to name a few. It's got violence, mayhem and redemption in abundance and we can promise you that you'll be quoting it for weeks after.
If you're after a light-hearted and often heart-warming season with characters you'll learn to love then look no further than Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Based in Brooklyn's 99th Precinct, an eclectic team of detectives set out to solve crimes and have fun while doing it. It's an easy watch, but one that will suck you in so much that you'll miss the team long after you've watched the last episode.
From the outside, Joe looks like the perfect boyfriend. He's doting, will never forget your anniversary and will do anything to keep his girl happy. Unfortunately, that's the problem - he will literally do ANYTHING to keep his girl happy. The story follows his pursuit of an aspiring writer named Beck. It's thrilling, clever and gets very dark as his calm exterior begins to unravel over ten enthralling episodes.
Now all you have to do is grab a bottle of wine and your weekend is sorted.
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