5 best shows on Netflix this weekend – Fate: The Winx Saga and more

Fate: The Winx Saga - Credit: Netflix
Fate: The Winx Saga - Credit: Netflix /

The final weekend of January is upon us. This month has seemed to last much longer than 31 days. No worries, Netflix has you covered as far as bingeable content.

As we close out January, we have February to look forward to. New beginnings and all that. Netflix will, of course, have a bunch of new movies and shows on the way in February 2021.

January gave us many great shows, including season 3 of Cobra Kai, new episodes of Dream Home Make Over and the first season of The History of Swear Words. Overall, it was a great month for new releases.

Before you close out January, be sure to take a look at the features listed below that you should check out this weekend. (Jan. 30-31)

Best Netflix shows this weekend: Jan. 30-31

1. Fate: The Winx Saga

Fate: The Winx Saga is a teen drama based on the animated series Winx Club. It is currently sitting at No. 1 on Netflix TV Top 10 list.

This series follows a group of teens who attend a Hogwarts-type school, but instead of wizards, this school trains up fairies. It is located in a magical dimension, “Otherworld,” in the realm of “Solaria.” There are no wings on these fairies and, sadly, no pixie dust. The series is filled with drama and magic, making a great teen show. Although, adults will find the storyline interesting as well.

Brian Young, who worked on seven seasons of Vampire Diaries, is the creator and showrunner. A novelization of the first season is set to release on Feb. 2, 2021. It’s penned by author Ava Corrigan.

2. Go, Dog. Go!

Netflix is the champion when it comes to book adaptations. On Jan. 26, the streaming service released a Dreamwork production of the popular children’s book, Go, Dog. Go!

The story is set in Pawston, a community full of dogs. Six-year-old Tag  Barker is a dog who loves anything mechanical. She and her sidekick Scooch go on many adventures in their fun-loving town.

Fans of the book will see familiar dog faces transformed into on-screen characters. It is fun for the whole family.

3. L.A.’s Finest

The comedy action crime series, L.A.’s Finest, is a spinoff of the Bad Boys franchise.

Gabrielle Union and Jessica Alba star as the police detective partnership of Syd Burnett and Nancy McKenna. Syd and Nancy, I see what they did there. The duo has their own approach to taking down L.A.’s worst criminals.

The cast for this series also includes Duane Martin, Zach Gilford, Ryan McPartlin, Sophie Reynolds and Ernie Hudson.

It is a great series featuring strong women cops! What could be better? We’re hoping Netflix saves LA’s Finest after it was canceled.

4. Spycraft

Spy thrillers are always in demand and Spycraft takes it one step further. This docuseries takes deep dive into espionage.

The series consists of eight, 30-minute episodes, with each one focusing on a different topic. Examples of the topics include deadly poisons, covert communications and high tech surveillance.

While learning about the different aspects of espionage, you will also get a great history lesson into how these topics were used throughout history. If spy thrillers are your thing, this is the newest thing to add to your queue.

5. Outlander

Outlander is a beautifully filmed historical drama that follows Claire Randall (Caitriona Balfe) and her travels between World War II and 1743 Scotland.

This series spins romance, history, and adventure into one series that is wildly popular with viewers. It is a Starz original series and Netflix currently has four of the five seasons available for your viewing pleasure.

Along with Balfe, the series also stars Sam Heughan, Tobias Menzies, Graham McTavish, Duncan Lacroix and Maria Doyle Kennedy.

It is such a well-done series, be sure to check it out if you haven’t.

Have a great weekend and enjoy some great shows on Netflix.

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