Cheap Weekly: Summer binge watching

Graphic by Michelle Nelson
Graphic by Michelle Nelson

Summer is almost over and with that goes all of the festivities like camping, swimming and trips. It is understandable that sometimes a break is needed, some time to “veg out” on the couch and relax.

Summer binge watching with Netflix is not only relaxing but cheap and entertaining as well. Here are the shows and movies that you can look forward to seeing on the Netflix queue in July and some that you might want to catch up on before they are gone.

Let’s start with the upcoming blockbuster release “Hostage.” It’s is a crime/drama mystery starring Bruce Willis and, his and Demi Moore’s daughter, Rumer Willis. This R-rated film premiered in 2005 and portrays the story of a failed police negotiator turned small town cop. In the movie, he must save the lives of a family held hostage, which draws him into a dangerous situation.

Next on our list is a raunchy, stoner comedy, “Grandma’s Boy.” This movie follows a 35-year-old video game tester that has to move in with his grandma and her two old-lady roommates. With comedic kings like Nick Swardson and Jonah Hill, this comedy is sure to get you rolling.

There are also a few new seasons of popular T.V. series that will be added.

The sixth and final season of “Glee” will be added to the queue on July 18. The series follows a group of ambitious misfits trying to escape the harsh realities of high school by joining a glee club where they discover strength, acceptance and their voice, while inspiring others to pursue dreams of their own.

Season 2 of  “Witches of East End” will be available for on July 7. The series centers on the adventures of a mother and her two adult daughters. The daughters are ignorant to their family’s witch lineage and the powers they possess. However, a series of events forces the mother to reveal that the daughters are, in fact, powerful and immortal witches.

Unfortunately, we have to say goodbye to some titles in order to make room for the new ones. Here’s a few you might want to see before they are removed from the queue.

“Terminator 2: Judgement Day,” an Arnold Schwarzenegger sci-fi/action classic, will be leaving Netflix sometime in July along with “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,” a romance action drama about the Qing Dynasty in China from director Ang Lee.

For “Magnum P.I.” fans, July will definitely be a downer. Seasons one through eight are also on the leaving Netflix list.

If none of these titles tickle your fancy, you can always check out the successful and popular Netflix original series’ including: “Daredevil,” “Orange is the New Black” and “House of Cards.”

“Daredevil” is one season in and working on a second to be released sometime in 2016. This Marvel adaptation continues the story about a blind lawyer, with his other senses superhumanly enhanced, who fights crime as a costumed superhero.

“Orange is the New Black,” has three seasons available and a fourth premiering in 2016. OITNB is a series about Piper Chapman, a woman in her thirties, who is sentenced to fifteen-months in prison after being convicted of a decade-old crime of transporting money to her drug-dealing girlfriend.

“House of Cards” also has three seasons and a fourth coming in 2016. In this series, it’s all about politics, corruption and sex. Anticipation and thrills await you in this series following Congressman Underwood and his conniving wife’s journey to the top.

You are now armed for summer binge watching with Netflix on those days and nights where a little—or a lot—of relaxation can go a long way.