3 great TV shows to binge on Netflix this weekend

The CWCole Sprouse stars as Jughead on ‘Riverdale.’
  • Every week, INSIDER puts together a list of great shows on Netflix you should watch.
  • This week, we recommend watching Netflix original “When They See Us,” “Queen of the South,” and the new season of teen drama “Riverdale.”
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While weekends were made for bingeing shows on Netflix, the enormous amount of content to choose from can feel overwhelming. That’s why INSIDER is here to highlight three Netflix shows that we can’t stop watching – all perfect for a Saturday night binge.

The true story of the Central Park five is the inspiration for Netflix’s “When They See Us “

When They See Us Netflix seriesAtsushi Nishijima/NetflixAva DuVernay directed the limited series.

Seasons: 1

Episodes: 4

In the summer of 1989, five teenage boys of colour were arrested for the brutal rape of a jogger in Central Park. Their arrest and subsequent trial are the focus of Netflix’s new limited series “When They See Us.”

While many felt the boys were guilty at the time, subsequent trials and new evidence eventually led to their sentence being vacated. Ava DuVernay’s show explores the “nightmare” the boys faced as they were wrongfully accused of the brutal crime.

Perfect for fans of: “Wild Wild Country,” “13th,” and “Fruitvale Station.”

‘Queen of the South’ is an adaptation of a hit Spanish-language show

Netflix queen of the southNetflixThe third season was just added to Netflix.

Seasons: 3

Episodes: 34

“Queen of the South,” the English-language version of the popular telenovela “La Reina del Sur,” follows a young Mexican woman named Teresa Mendoza as she’s unwittingly drawn into the cartel lifestyle.

Teresa slowly builds a massive drug empire, but has to deal with rival cartels and numerous betrayals along the way. The end of the second season found her in a showdown with rival cartel boss Camila Vargas, with the third season set to explore the effects of their violent rivalry.

Perfect for fans of: “Narcos,” “Cocaine Coast,” and “El Chapo. “

Season three of teen drama ‘Riverdale’ is out on Netflix now

Riverdale betty jughead coupleThe CWCole Sprouse and Lili Reinhart met while filming ‘Riverdale’ and are now a real-life couple.

Seasons: 3

Episodes: 57

The CW’s dark teen drama “Riverdale” is based on characters from the “Archie” comic books, and follows a group of teens as they navigate the ups and downs of adolescence while dealing with mysterious occurrences in their town.

Season three, now available to stream on Netflix, focuses on Archie Andrews as he goes on trial for murder and is subsequently incarcerated. There’s plenty of other drama too, as Jughead and Betty investigate some strange occult occurrences, and the kids of Riverdale High stage a production of “Heathers.”

Perfect for fans of: “The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina,” “Pretty Little Liars,” and “Gossip Girl.”

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