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Our Picks for What to Stream the Weekend of May 5, 2017

Because you gotta watch something

Liam Mathews editor-in-chief Mickey O'Connor has some suggestions for shows to stream this weekend. What's a better way to spend a spring weekend than binging some heavy-duty dystopian drama? We'll tell you: nothing.

Here are Mickey's picks for the weekend of May 5, 2017:


Alexis Bledel and Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid's Tale

George Kraychyk/Hulu

1.The Handmaid's Tale
If you haven't watched Hulu's dystopian thriller, now's the time to get caught up on the four episodes currently available. It's beautifully shot, masterfully acted and its themes are exceptionally timely.

Doona Bae, Sense8

Doona Bae, Sense8

Murray Close/Netflix

2. Sense8
The first season of this Netflix sci-fi series premiered all the way back in June 2015, but that shouldn't stop you from jumping right in to Season 2 this weekend. The cerebral series will have you pondering human nature while admiring the beautiful scenery from all over the world.

​  Kyle MacLachlan, Twin Peaks

Kyle MacLachlan, Twin Peaks

ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images

3. Twin Peaks
Showtime's revival of this early-'90s classic premieres May 21, and you're definitely going to want to get caught up before then. There's a lot of mythology to remember. This one's available on Netflix, Amazon Prime and CBS All Access, so there are plenty of ways to watch it.

For more recommendations, check out our What to Stream section.