5 TV shows you gotta binge-watch this long weekend


A long weekend means more time spent with our beloved TV shows, right!?!?! If you've finished one recently or are craving something else to watch, don't worry, we got ya covered!

1. Mr. Mercedes (Season one & two available on Lightbox)

This series is your classic cat-and-mouse detective story which follows Bill Hodges, a retired Detective and Brady Hartsfield, a clown-masked psychopath killer (aka Mr. Mercedes). Bill was originally involved in an unsolved murder case that they nicknamed the clown-masked murderer 'Mr. Mercedes' due to him driving a Mercedes Benz into a crowd of people disguised with a clown mask on. To try not spoil too much for you, since the murders took place, Brady continues his escapade by tormenting his victim's families, Bill and Bill's close family & friends with his sick tormented mind games which results in more bloodshed & tears. If you're into thrillers, then Stephen King's 'Mr. Mercedes' will be right up your alley. 

2. The Haunting of Hill House (Season one available on Netflix)

Now, it's been a while since a good horror has hit our screens but The Haunting of Hill House finally puts that to rest as it follows a terrifying journey of five siblings (Steven, Shirley, Theo, Luke & Nell). The series transitions between their grown-up selves now and back when they were staying at Hill House as their younger selves revealing the extent of the horror & torment they faced. The Haunting of Hill House isn't your cheap scares type of series and is guaranteed to leave you gripped to the edge of your seat from start to finish. We highly recommend this if you're seeking a good horror.

3. The Good Doctor (Season one and two available on Lightbox)

The Good Doctor follows Shaun Murphy, a young autistic surgeon who has savant syndrome. He relocates from a quiet country life to join the surgical unit at the prestigious San Jose St. Bonaventure Hospital - a move strongly supported by his mentor, Dr. Aaron Glassman. Having survived a troubled childhood, Shaun is alone in the world and unable to personally connect with those around him, but he finds his niche using his extraordinary medical skill and intuition to save lives and challenge the skepticism of his colleagues.

4. Anika Moa Unleashed (Season one and two available on TVNZ on Demand)

The hilarious Anika Moa is back with her own TV show. She's meeting Kiwi people in places that are close to their hearts. Anika chats to people like The Topp Twins, Jacinda Ardern, Sam Neill and David Farrier. She brings out the best in them, with an unfiltered and unadulterated korero, as only Anika can do.

5. Castle Rock (Season one available on Lightbox)

The Stephen King multiverse is the setting for this psychological horror series that takes place in Castle Rock, Maine, which is a location familiar to fans of King's work. "Castle Rock" explores themes and worlds that unite King's canon, including the infamous Shawshank Prison. An anonymous phone call lures death-row attorney Henry Deaver back to Castle Rock. He is unsettled by his hometown, but he returns to help a sinister, mostly mute man being kept in a cage underneath Shawshank. Sissy Spacek and Bill Skarsgård, who starred in feature adaptations of King's "Carrie" and "It," respectively, are among the show's stars.

This article was created by The Edge for Lightbox