Binge-watch Worthy Netflix Shows Perfect for the Long Weekend

Ahh, long weekends. It’s always good to relax and spend three days for family bonding or a well-deserved me-time. By now, you have already planned or imagined lounging under the sun at the sandy beach with a cocktail in hand.

Of course, that dream scenario doesn’t always live up to the reality. Long weekend means crowded beaches and bus terminals. Cinema gets full with teenagers eager to watch their favorite movie and shopping malls are full of families doing last-minute back-to-school shopping. It’s hard to get the rest and relaxation you need when all those places are crowded. Hence, you decide to just chill at home and catch up on Netflix.

With this, Andie made a list of Netflix Shows worthy of a bucketful homemade popcorn.

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13 Reasons Why

This show is an adaptation from the same book title of Jay Asher. The first season was aired in 2017 which became controversial because of its graphic depiction of issues such as, suicide and rape, along with other mature content. The long-awaited second season was finally released last May 18.

I’ve watched both seasons. I must say that Season 2 has a better storyline. There’s a lesson to learn especially if you’re a parent of a teenager. I can’t wait for the Season 3 this 2019!

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Terrace House: Opening New Doors

It’s a reality-TV show based in Japan wherein six strangers living in one house with no script at all. Housemates are provided with a very nice house and luxury cars. Unlike the other reality shows, housemates at the Terrace House are allowed to go out and interact with the outside world. At the Terrace House, they’re free to do what they want to. There are six panelists who will give their opinions about the actions of the housemates.

I really like the show because of the interesting Japanese culture, the architectural and interior design, and the indoor jacuzzi with a very beautiful view that looks relaxing. Lastly, their life issues are somewhat relatable.

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Chef’s Table

It’s a documentary about world’s best chef’s. You’ll learn about their life story of how they became a chef and their personal struggles, the way they prepare the food, and their passion for food.

What I love about Chef’s Table, aside from looking at those mouthwatering food prepared by Michelin-starred Chef, is their passion and creativity as they think outside the box.

One of my favorite featured chefs, who owned one of the best restaurants in the world, was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. He can’t taste the food, but his illness doesn’t hinder him. Instead, he created sketches of the menu with instructions on how to cook and how much spices to be put on it. Then he will send this sketches to his staff so they will understand better. To me, that’s the best example of teamwork and dedication which is very inspiring.

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It’s Okay, That’s love

This is a Korean drama about an author and radio DJ who suffered a severe mental illness and a psychiatrist who has a negative outlook towards love due to her personal experience.

The show tackles different mental illnesses and shows the importance of family support towards mental illness patients. Recently, the suicide cases of high-profile celebrities Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, prompted an awareness to those suffering from mental illness and letting them know we are there for them by simply asking them “Are you okay?”.

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