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5 best shows on Netflix to watch this weekend: May 15-16, 2021

5 best shows on Netflix to watch this weekend: May 15-16, 2021

5 best shows on Netflix to watch this weekend: May 15-16, 2021 image

Are you looking for some great shows on Netflix to watch this weekend? Well, keep reading. We have some amazing recommendations for you.

Most people like to enjoy a relaxing weekend that eventually turns to watch favorite shows or movies. But, sometimes, you get in a rut and need something other than the old standbys.

Currently, The Sons of Sam, Jupiter’s Legacy, Shadow and Bone and The Circle are holding strong on the Netflix Top 10 TV shows list. Don’t forget to check out all of the Netflix Originals, as there are numerous ones to choose from.

Best shows on Netflix for May 15-16


The miniseries based on the life of fashion designer Halston premiered this week on Netflix. Halston is based on the novel Simply Halston by Steven Gaines that chronicles the life of the designer.

Ewan McGregor portrays the designer and looks fantastic in this role, and serves as an executive producer for the limited series. Other recognizable names in fashion and entertainment are included in the series, director Joel Schumacher (Rory Culkin), designer Elsa Peretti (Rebecca Dayan), fashion illustrator Joe Eula (David Pittu), actress and singer Liza Minnelli (Krysta Rodriguez) and artist and Halston’s partner Victor Hugo (Gian Franco Rodriguez).

Halston was a fashion icon who had his heyday in the 70s and 80s. The series takes a deep dive into his life and career. Director Ryan Murphy shared an awesome slide show of photos on his IG with all the actors in character.

The trailer below shows that we are in for a wild ride with this one.

The Upshaws

Another new Netflix series that was added this week is The Upshaws. This sitcom, created by Wanda Sykes and Regina Y. Hicks, follows the blended Upshaw family in a series that is reminiscent of the sitcoms of the 90s.

Bennie Upshaw (Mike Epps) is the patriarch of the family that consists of his wife Regina (Kim Fields), two young daughters (Khali Daniya-Renee Spraggins, Journey Christine) and firstborn son (Jermelle Simon) and the teenage son (Diamond Lyons) he fathered with another woman (Gabrielle Dennis). Wanda Sykes plays Bennie’s sister-in-law, and she isn’t fond of Bennie, but she did partner with him to buy his business, Bennie’s Garage.

Even though the tone of the series is a throwback to sitcoms of the 90s, the overall feel is fresher with a modern feel. Netflix viewers are enjoying it so much that it is already sitting at number one on the Netflix top ten tv shows list.


Recently the drama series StartUp was released on Netflix. The series consists of three seasons, 10 episodes each, and originally aired on Crackle.

Described as a gritty drama, Startup devels into the digital currency world when an unlikely trio of strangers decides to invest in GenCoin. When a crooked FBI agent makes it her mission to take them down, the story becomes fascinating.

The cast is impressive and includes Adam Brody, Edi Gathegi, Otmara Marrero, Martin Freeman, Ron Perlman, Addison Timlin and Mira Sorvino.


The fourth and final season of Castlevania was released this week. This series is one of the adult animated shows on Netflix and is based on a Japanese video game developed by Konami.

The series was created as a film, but it was changed into a series and picked up by Netflix after years of development. It was then transformed into the series that premiered in 2017.

Castlevania has a dark fantasy theme that revolves around the last member of the Belmont Clan, Trevor Belmont (Richard Armitage), who is trying to save Eastern Europe from Vlad Dracula Tepes (Graham McTavish). Belmont and his group of misfits must fight Dracula and his vampires to save humanity.

The actors lending their voices to the series is impressive. In addition to Armitage and McTavish, look at this list of actors, Tony Amendola, Theo James, Matt Frewer, Emily Swallow, Adetokumboh M’Cormack, Jaime Murray, Peter Stormare and Jessica Brown Findlay to only name a few of the outstanding people involved in this series.

If you enjoy a good fantasy animated series, you should check this out.

Who Killed Sara

The second season of Who Killed Sara will be released on May 19. This is the perfect time to watch the first season to be ready for the second.

This series follows a man who served 18 years in prison for his sister’s murder, only he didn’t commit the crime. After being released from prison he is hell-bent on finding out who actually killed his sister. When he starts to dig into his sister’s past, he finds out he never really knew her at all. During his investigation, he comes upon some dark secrets in the Lazcano family and wants to find out what his sister’s true relationship to this family was.

Deadline has reported that Who Killed Sara is Netflix’s most popular non-English language title ever. Viewership reached 55 million subscribers only a month after the first season’s launch.

I hope you have a fabulous weekend and catch some great shows on Netflix. Let me know in the comments what you are watching this weekend.

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