Republic Day just got a little bit spookier on the count of it falling on a Friday, and we are definitely here for it.
But what do you do on an eerie public holiday when the weather outside’s chilly (suppost!) and you’re trying to save some coin for the coming festivities?
You choose a series and binge watch the crap out of it!
Here are some suggestions in case you need a bit of inspo:
1. The Act
If you’re into true crime, this is definitely the show for you.
There’s only been one season so far, but the story wrapped itself up pretty nicely so you won’t be left hanging by the end of it. The Act follows the infamous case of Gypsy Rose (Joey King) and her mother Dee Dee Blanchard (Patricia Arquette) – if you haven’t heard of their story yet, this series is the perfect place to start!
2. Scream Queens
Okay, this is a weird one, but here me out.
This show might be cringy AF, but it’s also infused with the perfect combination of hilarious and creepy. Plus, there are some BIG names involved – from Ariana Grande and Nick Jonas in Season 1 to Taylor Lautner and John Stamos in the second season. So you can go ahead and add a sprinkle of sexy to that already fab list of ingredients.
3. His Dark Materials
If you loved the Philip Pullman novels, you’ll definitely love this new series based off of them.
And if you’ve never even heard of Pullman, the series is basically set in an alternative universe in which humans each get their own personal animal side-kick – but they’re manifestations of the human soul. Sounds pretty interesting, huh?
Yes, Lucifer as in the devil, or as my Gozitan nanna referred to him when I was a kid: dak ta’ denbu twil.
This series sees good old Luc escape Hell to pursue a career in LA – also known as the city of angels. Hey, no one ever specified what type of angels, right? So grab the popcorn and dive into this awesome series; just make sure not to invite your nanna to the watch party.
5. The Boys
If you’re not into all things freaky and spooky like moi, you can still join in the fun with this new series.
The Boys is full of superheroes who basically rip off the ‘hero’ part and instead use their powers to wreak havoc on the world. It’s also full of dark humour and a gritty healthy helping of gore, which is great if you still want to pretend like you’re celebrating this Friday the 13th like the rest of us.
6. Stranger Things
This is a favourite among many, but I feel like I have to throw it in here nonetheless.
The story follows a group of kids in the 80s trying to solve a bunch of supernatural mysteries. It’s not too hardcore, but it’s just creepy enough to make you want to snuggle on the sofa with some snacks and a mug of something hot and cosy.
If you (somehow) haven’t heard of the cult phenomenon that is Stranger Things yet, make this Friday the 13th the day you finally do.
7. The 100
Okay, this last one isn’t exactly scary, but it kinda gets you thinking.
The 100 is a post-apocalyptic series which takes place almost 90 years after a nuclear conflict makes earth uninhabitable. That’s all I’m going to say, apart from this – grab a packet of tissues, because you will definitely be falling in love with both the characters and the story.
So grab a couple of blankets and your go-to series-watching buddy and make it a date. And, of course, don’t forget the snacks because you won’t want to pause the show once it’s started!