8 TV series to binge-watch this Holy Week

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — For Christians, Holy Week is a chance to reflect and go on a pilgrimage. But for those who do not share in the tradition, the three-day holiday is a chance to rest, relax, and maybe catch up on some TV shows.

CNN Philippines Digital listed down the most-raved and talked about TV series that are streaming on video-on-demand sites, such as Netflix, iFlix, and HOOQ.

We also listed down how long it will take you to binge-watch the shows. Maybe you won't really get to rest and catch up on sleep this Holy Week.



Stream it on: Netflix

Mickey (Gillian Jacobs) and Gus (Paul Rust) are recovering from their nasty breakups with their partners — complete with their personal hang-ups — when they come across each other.

Love, co-created by Judd Apatow, may be a bit slow-paced for some. But it's worth waiting for as the time helps the relationship stew into a quirky and messy relationship of friendship and something deeper than that.

The storyline and scenes are realistic that it may actually hit a raw nerve.

Trivia: The child actress who plays Arya, Gus's tutee, is Judd Apatow's and Leslie Mann's daughter, Iris.

How long it will take you to binge-watch Love: 331 minutes

"Mr. Robot"


Stream it on: iFlix

Described as a technological thriller, Mr. Robot follows Elliot (Rami Malek), a cybersecurity engineer by day and vigilante hacker by night. He is recruited by Mr. Robot (Christian Slater), alongside other underground hacktivists, to bring down powerful corporations.

Trivia: Mr. Robot won the 2015 Golden Globe Award for Best Television Drama Series. Christian Slater  took home the Best Supporting Actor in a a TV Series, Limited Series or Movie. Rami Malek was also nominated but was beaten out by "Mad Men's" Jon Hamm.

How long it will take you to binge-watch Mr. Robot: 480 minutes



Stream it on: Netflix

Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox), who blinded when he was a young boy, fights injustice in two ways he knows best: as a lawyer in his own law firm and as Daredevil, a vigilante in Hell's Kitchen in New York City.

Marvel's Daredevil is a Netflix original series.

Trivia: British actor Charlie Cox is the first non-American actor to play Matt Murdock/Daredevil in a live action adaption of the character. Other actors who played Daredevil were Frank Schuler, Edward Albert, Rex Smith, and Ben Affleck.

How long it will take you to binge-watch Daredevil: 704 minutes



Stream it on: Netflix

This science-fiction drama revolves around eight strangers from cities around the globe who suddenly become mentally and emotionally linked without any explanation.

Trivia: The filming of Sense8 took place in nine cities across the globe: Chicago, San Francisco, London, Berlin, Seoul, Reykjavík, Mexico City, Nairobi, and Mumbai.

How long it will take you to binge-watch Sense8: 646 minutes



Stream it on: HOOQ

The cousin of Superman and one of the last surviving Kryptonians, Supergirl/ Kara Zor-El / Kara Danvers (Melissa Benoist) hid her powers to fit in. But everything changed for her when she decided to embrace and hone her superhuman abilities.

Trivia: In the series, Kara was named Kara Danvers after she was adopted, but in the comics, she was named Linda Danvers.

How long it will take you to binge-watch Supergirl: 826 minutes

"Making A Murderer"


Stream it on: Netflix

After spending 18 years in prison for sexual assault and attempted murder, Steven Avery was exonerated after a wrongful conviction. This 10-episode Netflix original documentary follows Avery's search for justice and raises questions about the authorities who jailed him for almost two decades.

Trivia: Avery claimed he was framed for murder but his ex-fiance Jodi Stachowski said he is guilty of the crime.

How long it will take you to binge-watch Making A Murderer: 607 minutes



Stream it on: iFlix

Ilustrado traces the journey of Filipino nationalist Jose Rizal (Alden Richards) from the time when he was a young student in the Philippines to his travels around the world, and how it shaped his love for the country and his countrymen.

It also looks into Rizal's relationships with women, particularly Leonor Rivera (Kylie Padilla) and Nellie Boustead (Solenn Heussaff).

The docudrama was produced under GMA News and Public Affairs in 2014.

Trivia: Ilustrado is a finalist at the New York Festivals 2016 for Best Mini-Series and Entertainment Program Open & Titles.

How long it will take you to binge-watch Ilustrado: 513 minutes

"Fuller House"


Stream it on: Netflix

If you're looking for a show to feed your nostalgia, you may want to give a chance to Fuller House despite its mixed reviews.

Fuller House, the reboot of '80s-'90s sitcom Full House, shows the continuation of the Tanner family's adventures. DJ Tanner-Fuller shares a home with her sister Kimmy and her best friend who both help raise her three boys.

Trivia: Full House is also streaming on Netlix, in case you haven't seen it yet or just want to rewatch Michelle's (holdouts Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen) endearing catchphrases. Too bad Michelle is missing from the reboot.

How long it will take you to binge-watch Fuller House: 364 minutes