7 Binge-Worthy Shows for Labor Day Weekend

We’ve made it to the weekend! This week has been a crazy one, so I’m beyond ready for this 3-day weekend. Who’s with me?! I hope your long weekend is filled with lots of fun adventures, and of course, some downtime because that extra day of rest is SO nice!

If you’re looking for something good to binge-watch this weekend, I have you covered! And if you have any favorites to add to the list, be sure to drop them in the comments!

7 shows to binge over Labor Day weekend

Cable Girls (Netflix Original)

If you like a good love story, suspense, and shows set in decades past (the 1920s to be specific), this show’s for you! It’s actually Netflix’s first original series in Spanish, but they knew it’d be such a hit that they did voice overs in English so you can enjoy without subtitles. The only little nuance is that since they did voice overs, the lips of the people speaking don’t always match up. It drove me kind of crazy the first episode and a half, but then I was too into the complicated lives of the four main women and the soap opera style lives they live!

The Man in the High Castle (Amazon Original)

Have you ever thought about what the world would be like if the Nazis and Japan had won WWII? This Amazon original takes us through that world, where the U.S. is divided into three parts – an area controlled by the Japanese, an area controlled by the Nazis, and a buffer zone between the two. But despite the oppression, a movement is under way for freedom, and when films start to turn up that show a different world (where the U.S. won), things start to heat up!

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (The CW)

My list is FILLED with drama/thriller type shows. Can you tell I have a favorite genre? So I thought I’d throw in one of my favorite comedies too – Crazy Ex-Girlfriend! This one will keep you laughing quite a bit at the ridiculous antics of just that – a crazy ex-girlfriend.

The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu Original)

There are no words to describe the craziness of this show! The Handmaid’s Tale is based on a book by Margaret Atwood, and depicts a totalitarian society in what once was the United States. The women are treated as property of the state, and birth rates are plummeting, with only a handful of women able to have children. Without spoiling anything, I’ll just say this is one of the CRAZIEST shows I’ve ever seen. It’ll definitely keep you on the edge of your seat and give you all kinds of emotions!

Somewhere Between (ABC)

The first season of ABC’s newest summer thriller drama is still airing, but it’s a good one! I DVR-ed the pilot a few months ago and finally watched it earlier this week. A couple episodes later, I’m hooked, and very intrigued! There’s a killer on the loose and a weird twist of fate brings two strangers together in a Groundhog Day-style, where they relive past days over and try to intervene with fate. Lots of suspense and mystery!

Riverdale (The CW)

Season 2 of The CW’s popular show premieres next month, so use this weekend to catch up! It’s your typical high school drama with lots of secrets and questions surrounding a murder of one of the students in town. I loved reading Archie comics when I was growing up, so I also love that this show is a modern day twist on the series, including all of the main characters, Betty, Veronica, Archie, and Jughead Jones.

Narcos (Netflix Original)

Season 3 of Narcos hits Netflix today! This show dives into the world of Pablo Escobar and the other big players in the Colombian drug cartel in the 1980s. The fact that it’s based on true events (obviously dramatized a bit), makes it even more interesting to watch! The last season ended with a bang (literally) so I’m curious to see how the storyline continues!

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  • I want to read Handmaid’s Tale. I’m wondering if I should watch the show or read it first. These all sound good!

    • Hmm I’d say read first! I’ve always found that’s much better than watching!

  • I literally finished Riverdale in one day. So Good!

    • Haha, I’m so into it too! I love that it’s a spin on Archie Comics!

  • I’ve heard such great things about The Man in the High Tower! Thanks for the reminder to watch it :]

    ​xx katie // a touch of teal

    • I hope you enjoy it as much as I do! It’s so interesting!

  • Marie Rau

    Awesome choices! I just watched Riverdale and loved it. I needed some suggestions for what to try next so this is perfect!

  • Shelby Stover

    Umm yes! Heard narcos was amazing!

    • It is!! I’m finally getting around to watching the newest season and its just as intense!

  • ‘Somewhere Between’ sounds interesting! I have watched Riverdale & I’m awaiting its new season! I binge watched Narcos Season 3!! But, it’s really not the same without Escobar!
    Even I love thriller/crime!! Some suggestions would be Fargo, The OA, Lucifer! Waiting Stranger Things Season 2 as well!! Okay, I’ll stop now! :D

    • I agree, I miss Escobar in Narcos, but it’s still been a good season so far (only have a few left to watch)! Thriller/crime shows are my fave! I think I have Lucifer on my DVR but totally forgot to watch. The OA is in my queue to watch, so I’m glad you liked it!

  • Thanks so much for the recommendations. We all know the hardest part of streaming shows is actually shuffling through hundreds of shows and movies to find something to watch. We started riverdale and for some reason, we just stopped. We’ll be revisiting it asap.

    • It really is! There are SO many options out there it’s hard to know where to begin. Hopefully this helps :) And I hope you’re able to get back into Riverdale!

  • Great recommendations! I’ve heard a lot of things about The Handmaid’s Tale & I want to see it! Also read the book haha

    xx
    The Felicia Renee | a minimalist lifestyle & beauty blog

    • Thanks, Felicia! The show is SO good! I have the book too but haven’t gotten around to reading it just yet.

  • I love the Handmaid’s Tale! I just finished Atypical and I really liked that!

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    • I liked that one too! So many good shows, so little time! Ha!

  • Tami

    I LOVE The Man in the High Castle and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend! I’ve really been wanting to watch Riverdale too because it seems like such an awesome story line. :) I actually don’t think I’ve heard of Somewhere Between but that sounds awesome too. So many shows to watch, haha!

  • I’ve been wanting to watch Crazy Ex-Girlfriend! I’m currently binge watching Golden Girls haha

    • Yesss! I LOVE Golden Girls! Once you’re done, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is definitely a good one to watch :)

  • I just saw the new episode alert for Narcos! So excited to binge watch it.

    • Same! I only have a few episodes left – still really good!

  • Rachel Ritlop

    Such great suggestions! I love finding a good show to binge-watch. I have been wanting to check out The Handmaid’s Tale!

    • It’s super intense but I love it! You’ll have to let me know what you think!

  • I’ve been LOVING Somewhere Between! I’m definitely hooked and might rewatch the series from the beginning at some point, because I felt like I was a little distracted for a few episodes. I don’t think I really missed anything, but I want to watch them when I’m not distracted. I love it that much!

    A lot of these shows are on my to-watch list.

    • I thought it was really well done too! I wasn’t crazy about the ending though – I still have a lot of questions!

  • Thanks for the recommendations! I’ve heard of ton of people talking about Cable Girls recently, def have to check that out. I’ve also been wanting to watch Riverdale since it premiered!

  • Sharon Glascoe

    Ah I love Crazy Ex-Girlfriend! I haven’t finished the first season so this reminded me to go back and start it up again!

    • Yay! I think the new season starts up this week (or really soon)!

  • Katherine

    I LOVE Handmaid’s Tale, so the Man in the High Castle sounds amazing too! Definitely adding several of these to my binge-watching list!

    • I hope you enjoy them, Katherine! You’ll have to let me know what you think when you get around to watching!

  • Corey Wheeland

    I haven’t heard of any of these – looks like I have some new shows to check out!

  • Ashley

    I’ve watched about half of this list so I’m so excited to have some new shows to check out!! I LOVED Crazy Ex-Girlfriend! What a funny show!

    • Yay for new shows :) And YES that show just kills me, especially the random songs they come up with, haha!

  • I have watched so many of the shows on this list, you have great taste!!

  • I’ve been DYING to try Riverdale…I’m hearing about it everywhere!!!!!

    Coming Up Roses

    • Yes you must! I think it comes back next month so you still have some time to catch up :)

  • I’m so excited for the next season of Narcos!! Have you tried Ozark? I recently binged the first season and was obsessed!

    • Yes! I loved Ozark! Have you started Narcos? I only have a few eps left but I think it’s still good even without the main man!

      • Love Narcos! But I struggle so much because you can’t multitask while watching it. I don’t speak Spanish so the subtitles are crucial!

  • I *still* need to watch The Man in the High Castle! Thanks for the reminder!

    ​xx katie // a touch of teal

    • Definitely a great one to save for a weekend of binge-watching! You’ll love it!