8 New TV Shows to Watch on Netflix This Weekend


Already made it through your must-watch (and must-rewatch) list? Then you’re in need of some fresh recommendations for the weekend. Read on to find eight new TV shows that Netflix has added within the last month. Whether you’re in the mood to watch a reality TV throw down or fall in love with a sweet rom-com, we’ve got you covered. Read on for our suggestions, and for the cream of the crop, here are The 50 Best Netflix Shows Ever, According to Critics.

Chloe Veitch in The Circle

Netflix’s original reality competition show The Circle became a buzzy hit early in the pandemic, probably because the competitors weren’t the only ones confined to their own rooms and communicating with the rest of the world mostly via social media. As of this week, there are two full seasons available, each one featuring a different cast of characters attempting to befriend and one-up each other by creating the perfect (though not always accurate) social media presence. For another major Netflix success, here’s The Biggest Show on Netflix in 2021 So Far.

Jenna Coleman and Tahar Rahim in The Serpent
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This BBC period drama tells the real story of Charles Sobhraj (Tahar Rahim), a serial killer who roamed free for 25 years. Victoria and Doctor Who actor Jenna Coleman co-stars as the girlfriend who helps him hawk the goods he takes from his victims.

Christian Serratos in Selena: The Series
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Netflix just dropped the second and final season of their series biopic of Tejano music legend Selena Quintanilla, played by The Walking Dead actor Christian Serratos. These new episodes feature more stories from the too-short life of the star, including the time she met a young fan by the name of Beyoncé during a mall appearance. (That really happened!) For more recommendations sent right to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter.

Still from The Sons of Sam

The service continues to dominate the world of true crime with this new documentary series that investigates the theory that David Berkowitz (known as the Son of Sam) was not, in fact, responsible for all the New York City murders attributed to him.

Jessie Mei Li in Shadow and Bone

The fantasy series Shadow and Bone, based on books inspired by 19th century Russian history, follows a young soldier (Jessie Mei Li) who learns in a moment of fear that she has a long-fabled power that can possibly unite her country. For more shows that are easy to digest, check out 16 Netflix Shows You Can Watch From Start to Finish This Weekend.

Still from This Is a Robbery

Another true crime docuseries (but with an art history twist), This Is a Robbery breaks down the famous and still unsolved 1990 heist of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. Chances are you’ll marathon all four of its compelling episodes in one sitting.

Victor Rasuk and Nathalie Kelley in The Baker and the Beauty
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A cult rom-com hit when it aired on ABC, The Beauty and the Baker is now on Netflix. Based on an Israeli series, it’s about a baker (Victor Rasuk) who crosses paths (and falls in love with) a famous supermodel (Nathalie Kelley). For the biggest Netflix hits of last year, check out This Was the Most Popular Show on Netflix in 2020.

Tyler Mane and Josh Duhamel in Jupiter's Legacy

Having comic book movie withdrawal? New Netflix original Jupiter’s Legacy is based on a comic book series that explores what happens when superheroes age out of the job and have to pass the torch. Leslie BibbJosh Duhamel, and Ben Daniels are among the stars.


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