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5 Brilliant New Netflix Releases To Binge On If You're Not Going To Electric Picnic

By Alana Laverty

December 20, 2016 at 12:10am

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While many are off to spend a wet weekend in a crowded field in Laois, we'd much rather to spend it in the comfort of our own warm homes. Honest.

If you're anything like us, you're looking forward to crawling under a duvet with a cuppa tae and Netflix for the next few days.

Here's what you should be enjoying.

1. The Get Down

This new Netflix Original is absolutely fantastic.

It's the first of a 12-part series based in The Bronx, New York in 1977. It's clear that funk, hip-hop and soul are alive and well, yet it's a dark and dangerous time in a troubled, bankrupt city. 

The tunes absolutely hoppin' – you'll be boppin your head to the beat. 

2. The Lifeguard 

Starring the wonderful Kristen Bell as a confused 29-year-old who quits her job as a journalist in New York to return to her hometown – the last place she felt true happiness.

In a dodgy turn of events she starts a relationship with a troubled local teenager, while working as a lifeguard. 

It proves for slightly uncomfortable watching at times but is an interesting story of how difficult it can be to actually grow the f*ck up. 

3. Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey

A documentary series that explores how we discovered the laws of nature and found our coordinates in space and time.

Super interesting with new revelations you'll never believe. 

4. The Burning Plain

This movie is as shteamy as it gets and follows the lives of three women on different life journeys.

It took a while to get into but turned out to be an interesting one with many a climatic moment. 

It stars Charlize Theron, Jennifer Lawrence and Kim Basinger. 

5. Narcos Season 2

We've come at last to the option you're really gonna binge on this weekend.

Pablo Escobar (Wagner Moura) has just broken out of prison and he's on the run. When thousands of US soldiers join the crusade to capture the kingpin it's only a matter of time before he goes down, but he won't be going quietly...

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