Looking for something to watch this weekend? There's a perfect mixed-bag of options to suit everyone's taste. Love to be so scared that you end up in the fetal position in an empty bathtub? Looking for a globe-trotting anthology with character-driven stories? Want a light comedy about jaded adults in nature? Want WITCHES? They're all here in this week's TV recommendations.
These recommendations come courtesy of TV Guide Senior Editor Krutika Mallikarjuna, who's here to help you through your weekend binge. And if you're looking for even more suggestions, head over to TV Guide's Watch This Now! feature, which has hand-picked recommendations for all the best shows you can start watching immediately.
1. The Haunting of Hill House
The Haunting of Hill Houseis straight-up terrifying. An adaptation of Shirley Jackson's seminal horror novel, Hill House follows a family in two timelines: way back when they were living in a haunted house, and in present day when the wounds of what they experienced aren't quite healed. Scares are atmospheric and effective, but it's the family drama that takes Hill House to the next level. Turn the lights off and take in this must-watch series when it starts streaming Friday on Netflix. Then immediately turn the lights back on because it's too frightening.
2. The Romanoffs
Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner makes his return to television with Amazon's The Romanoffs, a character-driven anthology packed with fun faces. Aaron Eckhart, Christina Hendricks, Amanda Peet, John Slattery, Diane Lane and more star as delusional people who believe they are descended from the titular Russian royal family, with each episode focusing on a new location and new characters. Steel yourself, though, each episode weighs in at a feature-film length. Two episodes drop Friday on Amazon, with more coming each week.
Girls creator Lena Dunham returns with another show bearing a title that is direct and to the point: Camping. It's about camping. Specifically, it's about adults approaching mid-life who are camping. Jennifer Garner stars as a Type-A in the wild who organizes a birthday excursion for her husband (David Tennant), and of course things go south and marriages are tested. Dunham is only behind the camera for this one, though. The series premieres Sunday on HBO.
The first of two reboots for The CW this season (a Roswell redo is set for midseason), Charmed updates the Shannen Doherty series about young women who discover they are witches for today's audiences. This time, the middle sister is a lesbian, all the sisters' names begin with an M instead of a P, and they're all Latina. But the spell casting, demon fighting, and relationship drama is still alive and well. The series premieres Sunday on The CW.
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