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10 incredible sci-fi shows to binge on Netflix this holiday weekend

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10. Black Mirror

With 22 episodes across five seasons, you could binge all of Black Mirror in a weekend. But since its episodes are all self-contained stories and aren’t all great, you won’t miss anything by skipping around. (Pro-tip: Don’t skip the Christmas special.)

9. Dark

If you’re looking for a series to get completely absorbed in, check out the mind-bending Dark. Just be aware that it gets hard to follow and quite... dark. It’s not best for casual viewing, but great for a long, cold weekend.

8. Alice in Borderland

This Korean sci-fi series puts its heroes in a deadly competition for survival. Its eight episodes are packed with action and striking visuals, which makes it a blast to watch even if your attention is divided.

7. Star Trek: The Next Generation

There’s enough Star Trek on Netflix alone to get you through an entire long weekend. We recommend the generally episodic Next Generation, which is easy to dip in and out of and rarely gets too intense to watch with the family.

6. The Umbrella Academy

The Umbrella Academy follows a dysfunctional family of superheroes through world-changing adventures and family drama. It has two seasons on Netflix, with a third inbound in 2022.

5. My Holo Love

Compared to the majority of sci-fi, My Holo Love is light and sweet. It’s a romance between a woman and a hologram, with just 12 bingeable episodes.

4. Stranger Things

After a long hiatus due to Covid-19, Stranger Things is coming back in 2022. Whether you’re watching for the first time or just want a refresher, this crowd-pleasing series is a great way to fill your weekend.

3. Tribes of Europa

From the producers of Dark, Tribes of Europa is a fascinating post-apocalyptic story that centers around a mysterious artifact. With just six episodes, it’ll leave you with plenty of weekend to enjoy afterward.

2. Stargate SG-1

This spin-off from the Stargate movie blends mythology and technology for a one-of-a-kind sci-fi show. If you want to watch it, now’s the time, because it’s leaving Netflix on November 30.

1. Arcane

Netflix’s animated hit Arcane is based on League of Legends but doesn’t require any knowledge of the game. Even if its gritty story of revolution isn’t your thing, it’s worth checking out for the beautiful animation alone.

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