So long, Bank Holiday boredom
Ah, Netflix – what did we ever do with our free time before you?
Easily the best £5.99 we spend every month, the streaming service is one of our favourite ways to pass a spare hour or seven (that auto-play function can lead to some seriously plan-ruining behaviour).
And with a lovely long three-day weekend ahead of us, there’s no better time to dive in to a new binge-worthy show.
From the hot new releases that everyone’s talking about to shows you might’ve missed and absolutely HAVE to see, here’s our guide to the best boxsets available to watch right now.
If you need us, we’ll be on the sofa. All. Weekend. Long.
13 Reasons Why
Selena Gomez went behind the camera for this mini-series, serving as the show’s executive producer. The story centres on schoolgirl Hannah Baker’s suicide, with each of the 13 hour-long instalments focusing on a different person who contributed to her sad demise (hence the title). Despite the dark subject matter, the show has received widespread praise.
Line of Duty
Sick of seeing Line of Duty trending on your timeline every Sunday night and wondering what you’re missing out on? Now’s the time to catch up.
Series one and two of the hit BBC 2 drama (it’s most successful series of the last 10 years, no less) are now available to stream. It follows the investigations of AC-12, a controversial police anticorruption unit, and stars Vicky McClure (of This Is England and The Replacement fame) and the ever-wonderful Keeley Hawes.
‘What follows is a loose retelling of true events… Real loose.’ So opens Girlboss, the (kinda) true story of fashion brand Nasty Gal’s founder Sophia Amoruso (the show was adapted for TV from her book of the same name).
It follows Sophia setting up the eBay store that would go on to become a fashion empire and generally struggling with life.
Not only will it make you want to quit your job to launch your own business and book a trip to San Francisco where it’s based and shot, Girlboss is essentially a brilliant reminder of what it was like to live through the noughties, with crappy flip phones, Britney Spears references and MySpace-related dramas a-plenty.
The People vs OJ Simpson
With rumours recently circulating that OJ could be getting out of prison later this year (where he’s currently serving time for armed robbery) and heading straight into the Celebrity Big Brother house, now is the perfect time to watch this 10-part dramatisation of the former American football star’s 1995 murder trial.
It stars Cuba Gooding Jnr as OJ and Ross from Friends (or David Schwimmer, as he likes to be called) as Kim, Kourtney and Khloe’s lawyer dad, Robert Kardashian.
RuPaul’s Drag Race
Not watched RuPaul’s Drag Race yet, you say? You better sissy your way to the nearest laptop and right that wrong immediately! Think Next Top Model for drag queens and you’ll get a tenth of an idea of just how much of an ‘eleganza extravaganza’ (host RuPaul’s words, not ours) this show is.
The ninth series has just been added, which features the incredible episode Kardashian: The Musical (yes, really).
And if you’re interested in just how much make-up goes into making a drag queen, check out Now staffer Alex Hambis’ drag-tastic makeover!