With cable, Netflix, and internet options, finding the best thing to watch during your downtime is difficult. Instead of flipping through menus all weekend and settling on nothing, turn to What to Watch This Weekend, a series in which we give you our pick for the best new show or movie available.
The beginning of the month is always a weird time for subscription services. Original content, for one reason or another, usually gets released later on and the first week ends up filled with old movies and Season 8 of whatever CBS comedy your parents love. There is one exception this month, however, as Netflix premieres Alias Grace, a series based on the Margaret Atwood piece of historical fiction of the same name. Sarah Gadon plays Grace Marks, a protestant girl arrested for murder in mid-1800s Canada. After sitting in jail for a good period of her life, a man arrives to help pardon her. If you’re a fan of The Handmaid’s Tale, this one should be right up your alley.