The Best Limited Series’ to Binge This Weekend

If you’re still searching for plans to fill your weekend, look no further. Sometimes a movie is too short and starting a show that’s eight seasons long is too much of a commitment. Luckily, there are tons of limited series sure to keep you entertained all weekend. Keep reading for a sneak peek into some of our favorite limited series to watch this weekend.

1.”The Queen’s Gambit”

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Set during the mid-1950s, “The Queen’s Gambit” is a coming-of-age drama that follows orphaned Beth Harmon (Ana Taylor-Joy) through her life as a chess prodigy struggling with addiction. Even if you know nothing about chess, this show will keep you on the edge of your seat all weekend as she navigates how to become the best chess player in the world despite the ongoing adversity thrown her way.

“The Queen’s Gambit” is available to watch on Netflix. You can watch the trailer here

2. “Maid”

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Based on a true story, this series introduces you to single mother Alex (Margaret Qualley) as she tries her best to flee an abusive relationship that ends up leaving her homeless with her daughter, Maddy (Rylea Naveah Whittet). Alex’s dedication to building a better future for herself and her daughter makes this award-winning show a must-see.

“Maid” is available to watch on Netflix. You can watch the trailer here

3. “Big Little Lies”

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Even the most perfect-looking families have their issues. In a community full of what seems like beautiful, rich and happy families, the truth behind their dark and mysterious lives slowly unravels throughout the two short seasons of “Big Little Lies.” Starring Shailene Woodley, Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon as three mothers bonding over their trauma, this limited series will keep you guessing up until the last minute. 

“Big Little Lies” is available to stream on HBO Max and Hulu. You can watch the trailer here.

4. “Normal People”

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The forbidden love story between Marianne (Daisy-Edgar Jones) and Connell (Paul Mescal) is the perfect way to add some romance to your weekend. Coming from opposite backgrounds, Marianne and Connell have to keep their feelings for each other locked away from society in an attempt to maintain their reputations. As they continue to grow up and weave in and out of each other’s lives, follow Marianne and Connell through this romantic and drama-filled season. 

“Normal People” is available to stream on Hulu. You can watch the trailer here.

5. “Sharp Objects”

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This thrilling eight-episode series takes you through the story of Camille Parker (Amy Adams), a reporter who is struggling with addiction and psychological issues. As Camille returns to her quaint hometown to report on two missing teen girls, she finds herself linking some of her past experiences with the case. This mysterious, southern gothic miniseries is sure to keep you enthralled all weekend.

“Sharp Objects” is available to stream on HBO Max and Hulu. You can watch the trailer here

The next time you stumble across a rainy weekend, be sure to add these limited series to your agenda. Whether it’s a murder mystery or a forbidden love story, binging a miniseries is a great way to spend your days off to make sure you feel refreshed and ready for the week ahead.

By Madison Shauer

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