It's Friday the 13th and there's a full moon tonight. You know what that means — time to get existential as hell and howl into the good night. It's lucky there are so many surreal, trippy TV premieres this weekend, including a gorgeous animated show from the creators of BoJack Horseman, that will allow us all to tap into these weird and wild energies.
These recommendations courtesy of TV Guide are 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! page, which has hand-picked recommendations for all the best shows you can start watching immediately.
Amazon's Undone is absolutely breathtaking. The animated drama follows a 28-year-old who crashes her car and begins to hallucinate her father, who died when she was a child. Soon she finds herself questioning her own reality. Can she actually bend time like her father says she can? Can she return to save him from a murder? Or are the twin traumas of her past and present injuries loosening her grip on reality? A brilliant meditation on grief with a stellar cast (Bob Odenkirk!!!), Undone is surreal journey worth bingeing.
Netflix's new miniseries Unbelievable is unlike any other crime drama. A dramatization of a real-life ProPublica investigation into police mishandling of a foster teen's rape, Unbelievable eschews dramatic twists and turns for a much more grounded narrative. Booksmart's Kaitlyn Dever plays a teenage girl, Marie, who is not just accused of lying about her assault but charged for reporting a false a crime. As her future hangs in the balance, two different detectives (played by Merritt Wever and Toni Collette) stumble across similar cases in two separate counties. Their empathy, attention to detail, and determination to work together builds to an immensely cathartic watch that gives us a look at the astronomical obstacles to both reporting rape and catching a rapist.
3. Top Boy
When Drake bought the rights to Top Boy after it went off the air in 2013 after its second season, fans worried Drake would Americanize (Canadianize?) the gritty British drama. But in its third season — now on Netflix — the series is still a quintessential picture of London life on council estates. A complex portrait of community, masculinity, and success, Top Boy is often referred to as Britain's The Wire for good reason.
If you're still looking for something to watch, remember to check out TV Guide's Watch This Now! feature. It's full of hand-picked recommendations, from the talked-about shows to the gems you can't afford to pass up.