5 Best Netflix shows to watch this weekend: Last Chance U and more

The East LA College Huskies in Last Chance U: Basketball. c. Courtesy of Netflix © 2021
The East LA College Huskies in Last Chance U: Basketball. c. Courtesy of Netflix © 2021 /

Happy weekend! If you are looking for some great Netflix shows to watch this weekend, Netflix Life is your go-to for suggestions.

There are some great Netflix shows coming up in March. The Lost Pirate Kingdom and Zero Chill will both release their first seasons on March 15.  The highly anticipated Waffles + Mochi hosted by former first lady Michelle Obama releases on March 16, and many other shows will release this month.

This weekend when you need a little downtime and are looking for something to binge on Netflix, you can check out some great documentaries. Netflix offers many original documentaries to keep you entertained. Check out The Last Czars, The Ripper, Our Planet, Age of Samurai Battle for Japan and The Staircase. 

Below is a list of 5 great Netflix shows to watch this weekend

Last Chance U: Basketball

This week Netflix released Last Chance U: Basketball, a documentary about the East Los Angeles College’s Huskies. This documentary will chronicle the lives of these men and their hoop dreams.

As with the football edition of this series, the basketball one will be an emotional roller coaster. We will look into the lives of these men and everything they experience on the court and off.

The head coach John Mosley is invested in these men and their team. The athletes who comprise the Huskies team are all D1 recruits looking to make it to the next level.

The trailer below will give you a quick taste of what this series entails.

Marriage or Mortgage

This reality series follows couples and their path to choosing between homeownership or their dream wedding. Marriage or Mortgage was released this week and is sitting at number three on the Netflix top TV shows list.

The series follows wedding planner Sarah Miller and realtor Nichole Holmes as they layout plans for the couples to choose between their dream wedding and purchasing a home. Miller ushers the couples around to possible venues enticing them with tales of how their special day could play out. While Holmes tours them through homes, that would be a wonderful way to start their lives together.

It is light reality series that is a combo of Say Yes to the Dress and House Hunters. 

Derry Girls

This series is set in Derry, Northern Ireland, during the 1990s. Derry Girls follows a close-knit group of girls and a male cousin who all attend the Catholic girls secondary school.

Derry Girls is quite comical and oftentimes absurd but highly entertaining. It is a coming-of-age story of what life was like for teens in N. Ireland in the ’90s. Even though life in Derry is backdropped with British Army checkpoints and armed guards all around, the teens live normal teenage lives. They worry about exams, crushes and friendships like any other teenager.

Nicola Coughlan, of Bridgerton fame, plays Clare, a very different character than Penelope Featherington. The whole cast does an amazing job portraying youths of this period.

The One 

The One was released on March 12 and is already on the Netflix Top 10 TV shows list. This series’s basic concept is that sometime in the, not so far off, future, a simple DNA test will match you with your soul mate.

Hannah Ware plays CEO of MatchDNA, Rebecca, who feels her DNA matching has revolutionized dating. When a body is found, people become suspicious of Rebecca, and that is when the series takes a new turn.

It is described as a functional thriller compared to shows like Black Mirror, Behind Her Eyes and The Stranger.

Criminal Minds

This series has been around for a long time. Its first episode aired in 2005 and continued for fifteen seasons that concluded in 2020. Criminal Minds revolved around a group of criminal profilers who analyze crimes with in-depth profiling.

The original cast was comprised of Mandy Patinkin, Thomas Gibson, Lola Glaudini, Shemar Moore, Matthew Gray Gubler, A. J. Cook and Kirsten Vangsness. Over the years, many changes in casting occurred, which saw additions of Paget Brewster, Joe Mantegna, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Jennifer Love Hewitt and many others.

As with all police procedural dramas, the stories revolve around the crimes and criminals and the lives and personal struggles of the profilers. This series digs deep into the minds of the criminals making it extremely interesting. It is an easy one to binge as you can’t wait to see what twisted crimes will come up next.

Have a great weekend, and enjoy some Netflix shows to binge-watch!

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