Top Picks for Your Weekend Watchlist on Netflix and Showmax

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Another weekend, and I am back again. I have been on quality entertainment the past week and I feel you could hop on too. Here are a few top picks for your weekend watchlist. You can find them on Netflix and Showmax or…you know? I don’t have to say it, if you know you know.

You can also check out my previous list here as well, a reccomendation from the whole team at Gadgets Africa.

Weekend Watchlist on Netflix and Showmax

The Last of Us

The Last of Us is now the 18th highest-rated TV show of all time on IMDb – behind only 

Chernobyl if you look at dramas from the past five years.It’s also the most popular title in the world on IMDb right now.

The breakout HBO hit is set 20 years after modern civilisation has been destroyed. Joel is hired to smuggle 14-year-old Ellie out of an oppressive quarantine zone. But what starts as a small job soon becomes a brutal journey as the pair cross the US. They now are depending on each other for survival.

As Joel and Ellie, Pedro Pascal (The Mandalorian, Game of Thrones) and Bella Ramsey (Game of Thrones) are currently the two highest ranked actors on IMDb‘s Starmeter. 

It is co-created by Emmy winner Craig Mazin (Chernobyl) and game creator Neil Druckmann. The Last of Us‘s cast also includes Emmy winner Murray Bartlett (The White Lotus),  Melanie Lynskey (Yellowjackets) and Storm Reid (Euphoria). 

The Last of Us has a 97% critics’ rating on Rotten Tomatoes, with Empire proclaiming it “a masterpiece”. 

The Guardian gave it five stars and hailing it as “one of the finest TV shows you will see this year… Desperately moving… A phenomenal blend of horror and heart, with a cast that could not be more perfect.” 

Unsurprisingly, HBO has already ordered Season 2.

MH370: The Plane That Disappeared

On March 8, 2014, Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 began its routine red-eye from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 passengers and crew on board. Shortly after takeoff, the plane disappeared from radar screens, and no one in charge could explain why.

Nine years later, the event is still a disturbing, unresolved mystery. The three-part speculative docuseries MH370: The Plane That Disappeared brings together a global community of family members, scientists and investigative journalists-all of whom continue to search for answers. What really happened?

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