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5 good Netflix shows to watch this weekend: Girlfriends and more

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The weekend is upon us once again, and that means it’s time to watch some good Netflix shows. We are only into the second weekend of September, and there have been and will continue to be some great TV releases on Netflix.

Below, we shared the list of five good Netflix shows to watch this weekend.

1. Girlfriends

On the 20th anniversary of the UPN series, all eight seasons of Girlfriends are available to stream on Netflix. The series aired from 2000-2008, starting on UPN and then moving to The CW before it was canceled in 2008.

Tracee Ellis Ross stars in the series along with Golden Brooks, Persia White, and Jill Marie Jones, who play a group of best friends living in LA.

The series follows the girls who face the ups and downs that life throws at them but do so while supporting one another. They come from different backgrounds but learn to create a bond of lasting friendship.

In 2019, the cast reunited in an episode of Black-ish that airs on CBS.

2. America’s Book of Secrets

Currently, the first season of America’s Book of Secrets is available on Netflix.  Season 2 will be released on Sept. 15, so you have plenty of time to watch the first season if you haven’t already.

This series shows an inside look into stories and places that are always kept hidden from public view. The Pentagon, Area 51, the FBI, and even the White House. Each episode digs deeper into the backstory of these familiar institutions.

3. The Curse of Oak Island

Season 2 of The Curse of Oak Island will be coming to Netflix on Sept. 15. You can view season 1 now.

This series follows two brothers as they search for a mysterious treasure on Oak Island in Nova Scotia. This treasure has been a source of intrigue for over 200 years. The Lagina brothers have purchased the rights to the majority of the island, enabling them to try and solve the mystery around this island.

Many people have died in the search for the treasure, and the Lagina brothers hope to avoid the ‘curse’ of the island. The brothers use modern technology and American know-how in their search.

4. Meateater

The first half of season nine of Meateater will arrive on Netflix on Sept. 16. That may not give you time to binge the first eight seasons, but you can at least get started before then.

Host Steven Rinella is a hunter, author, cook, and conservationist that travels the world to the most beautiful regions to hunt game and show ways to prepare it.  He has a strict field to plate policy, and nothing he kills goes to waste.

5. Unsolved Mysteries

Volume 2 of Unsolved Mysteries will be coming to Netflix in October. Now is your chance to binge volume one to be ready for the second installment.

This series, a reboot of the tv series that began in the late 80s, takes a looks into cold cases, mysteries, and paranormal events. Unlike the original version, there is no narrator for these episodes.

The first volume consisted of six episodes, and volume two will also have the same number of episodes. The reboot has done very well with viewership on Netflix.

What are you watching this weekend? Let us know in the comments below.

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The Queen’s Gambit Full Trailer Arrives for Anya Taylor-Joy’s Netflix Series

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The Queen’s Gambit, a television miniseries based on Walter Tevis’s 1983 novel of the same name, progresses toward an October arrival on Netflix, auspiciously touting a headliner in rising star Anya Taylor-Joy.

Creators Scott Frank (Godless) and Allan Scott (The Witches) wrote the serial television adaptation, which Frank directed for its 7-episode frame. The story of The Queen’s Gambit centers on orphaned young American woman Beth Harmon (Taylor-Joy), who endured a rough and cynical upbringing by embracing the game of chess, becoming a prodigious player who starts to dominate the competition circuit, and eventually reaches international levels. However, her story is an odyssey of self-destruction by way of drugs, alcohol and childhood-inflicted anxieties, all of which threaten her chances to become the best player in the world.

With that set, check out the full trailer for Netflix’s The Queen’s Gambit just below.

The industry stock of headliner Anya Taylor-Joy continues to experience an upward trajectory ever since a breakout starring role in director Robert Eggers’s 2015 horror film, The Witch, subsequently rising further with TV runs on BBC’s Atlantis and Netflix/BBC One’s Peaky Blinders, and cemented with a co-starring role opposite James McAvoy in director M. Knight Shyamalan’s thriller, Split, which she would reprise in 2019’s Glass. Her upcoming starring role in The Queen’s Gambit will cap off a year that’s already seen her appear in three films, Emma, Here Are the Young Men and years-delayed Marvel movie The New Mutants. However, 2021 will see her back on the big screen with director Edgar Wright’s April-scheduled thriller, Last Night in Soho. In another notable tidbit, she’s also favored to star in director George Miller’s developing Mad Max: Fury Road prequel, Furiosa, as a younger version of Charlize Theron’s instant-classic post-apocalyptic badass.

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‘Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin’ Gets a Series Order at HBO Max

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HBO Max has given a straight to series order to the new drama, Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin. Riverdale‘s Robert Aguirre-Sacasa and Chilling Adventures of Sabrina‘s Lindsay Calhoon Bring are on board as writers and executive producers of the new PLL series which involves a new generation living in a new town and hiding new secrets.

Pretty Little Liars ran for seven seasons and held the title of the top-ranked scripted cable series among teen girls. It stands as the top series ever broadcast on Freeform/ABC Family. Pretty Little Liars was also among the most popular series when it came to social media, besting even Game of Thrones and America’s Got Talent over its final season.

“We’re such huge fans of what I. Marlene King and her iconic cast created, we knew that we had to treat the original series as #CANON and do something different. So we’re leaning into the suspense and horror in this reboot, which hopefully will honor what the fans loved about the hit series, while weaving in new, unexpected elements,” stated Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Lindsay Calhoon Bring.

Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin will be a Muckle Man Productions and Alloy Entertainment in association with Warner Bros. Television production. Leslie Morgenstein and Gina Girolamo join Aguirre-Sacasa and Calhoon Bring as executive producers.

“Roberto and Lindsay are expanding the Pretty Little Liars universe with more murder, mysteries, and scandal, and we can’t wait,” said Sarah Aubrey, head of original content, HBO Max.

Sara Shepard’s bestselling Pretty Little Liars 16-book series has sold more than nine million copies in the United States. The series was on the New York Times Best Sellers list for 80+ weeks and is also a popular read in 33 foreign countries.

The Plot, Courtesy of HBO Max:

“Twenty years ago, a series of tragic events almost ripped the blue-collar town of Millwood apart. Now, in the present day, a group of disparate teen girls — a brand-new set of Little Liars — find themselves tormented by an unknown Assailant and made to pay for the secret sin their parents committed two decades ago…as well as their own.

In the dark, coming-of-RAGE, horror-tinged drama Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin, we find ourselves miles away from Rosewood, but within the existing Pretty Little Liars universe — in a brand new town, with a new generation of Little Liars.”

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‘Yakuza’ Video Game Franchise Being Turned Into Movie By Sega

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Put down your joysticks. Sega’s popular Yakuza videogame franchise is coming to the big screen near you.

Variety is reporting that Sega is teaming with 1212 Entertainment and Wild Sheep Content on a live-action adaptation of the videogame series. Erik Barmack, Roberto Grande and Joshua Long will produce. They are currently looking for writers for the project. This obviously on the heels of the successful launch of Sonic the Hedgehog earlier this year.

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The Yakuza franchise has been around since 2005, when the first game debuted on the PlayStation 2. Since then it has grown to include 7 main title and several spin-off games. According to Variety, “the first game follows the story of Kazuma Kiryu being released from a 10-year prison sentence after taking the fall for the murder of his family’s patriarch. After the entire Japanese underworld is pulled into the search for $100 million stolen from the vault of his former clan, Kiryu is forced back into the lawless world of the yakuza.” Sounds like a pretty exciting idea for a movie!

“Yakuza offers us a new playground in which to set compelling stories with complex characters in a unique environment that audiences have rarely seen before,” 1212 told Variety. “The saga of Kazuma Kiryu has a built-in cinematic appeal – a mix of kinetic action with bursts of comedy, multiple converging storylines, and a gripping journey towards redemption.”

We will, of course, keep you posted on the development of this project as we also try to precariously traverse the Japanese underworld.

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