Whenever a new year comes around, one of the things that we anticipate (of course, besides actually going along with our New Year's resolutions :p), is the much, much awaited long weekends that are going to be coming up through out the year. Once we find out, it's usually best to get on to planning our next weekend getaways.
But what if we've got no plans at all? No fret! Some of us just want to rest up and enjoy the free days in slow motion. Free from our daily routines and responsibilities. And of course, the best way to use up the long weekend is to catch up with the movies and TV shows that we haven't been able to watch!
So, what are you waiting for? Scroll below to see our top picks for a major binge-watch session this long weekend!
1. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Created by the genius mind of Tina Fey, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt tells a story about Kimmy Schmidt, who is trying to adjust to a life in a big city like New York City after having been held hostage by a cult in Indiana for fifteen years. Needless to say, hilarity ensues. This thirteen-episode show is the perfect show to binge-watch this weekend! Not only is it funny, it also breathes a sense of women empowerment which we always adore!
Empire centers around a hip hop music and entertainment company, Empire Entertaiment, and the drama that surrounds it. From sibling rivalry to politically correct issues, Empire has got it all! Starring prominent actors such as Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard; Empire sure has all the ingredients to be a long-standing show. If you're looking for some on-screen drama to get into plus some good music, Empire better be on the line-up this weekend!
3. Love, Rosie
If binge-watching TV shows are too much of a commitment for you, we've also got a line-up of movies to watch this weekend! First up, is Love, Rosie! Starring Sam Claflin and Lily Collins, it tells a story about best-friends Rosie and Alex, and their long and swoon-worthy journey to find love. Well, we wouldn't want to spoil too much, would we?
4. The Last Five Years
Starring Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan, The Last Five Years is one of those musical movies that we always love. Tells a story about a couple of husband and wife, who respectively tell their stories through songs. The movie follows the couple's journey together from the moment they met until their marriage crumbled to the ground. The wife's story is being told in reverse, starting from the moment their marriage fall apart; and the husband's story is told from the moment the met and fall in love! Sounds interesting, no?
5. Magic in the Moonlight
Set in the 1920s in the French Riviera, Magic in the Moonlight takes us to the magical era that was the 1920's. Written and directed by Woody Allen, and stars Emma Stone and Colin Firth, the movie is that perfect blend of romantic comedy and amazing writing!