Put your feet up, kick back, relax. The weekend is here and it’s time to make the most of it! Whether you’re down for a tense cop drama, in the mood for some summer romance lovin’ or hooked on an original, Netflix is ready and waiting to chill you out. Take notes all you busy bees; here’s your guide to the perfect TV binge. Let the marathon commence!

Do Your Research! Show Hype and Prep

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Watching alone? With a partner? With a friend? For best results, decide on a show way in advance. There’s nothing worse than scrolling up and down the menu list in a fit of indecision, so be sure to do your research! Why not try the brand new show all your mates have been talking about and jump on the bandwagon – Lost in Space anybody? – or maybe go back in time to a classic you missed out on. Friends just became available after all – all 236 episodes of it!

With so much on offer, we know it can be hard to settle, so here are a few pointers if you do happen to find yourself in a bind: first of all, consider length. Do you want to finish a season in one sitting, or just get a taste of what’s on offer? Have you read reviews? Have you seen a trailer?

Next up, sort by genre. Sometimes finding a show can be as easy as a button click here and there and a lucky guess. Finally, be open to trying something new. Give each show an episode, at least. Open your mind. Open your heart. Embrace the marathon mentality.

Get Cosy, Stay Comfy

Sitting in one position for hours on end is no joke; a Netflix marathon can take its toll on an ailing body! That means comfort is a number one priority, be it the form of a laptop in bed, a onesie in winter or a plain old neck pillow to keep you upright from start to finish. For ultimate convenience, we recommend a snuggie blanket. Mobile, fluffy and wearable, it makes even the most hardcore of online sessions a breeze. Be sure you do take breaks, however. Move around, stretch, go to the bathroom. Humans do in fact need sunlight and stimulation from time to time, as loathsome as that can be.

Order Up

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What’s a marathon without a snack or two to spice things up? When you’re on a TV binge, it pays to keep the cupboard stocked. The Great British Bake Off is one craving-inducing telly show, after all! Luckily for you, good food doesn’t have to mean a midday cooking break. Takeout is always a very welcome option, be it for breakfast, lunch or dinner. That’s right, you heard us! Breakfast! Companies like Deliveroo offer up a whole range of drinks and chow from dawn till dusk, great as both a hangover cure and midnight feast.

They’ve everything from Italian to Indian to morning granola bowls; that means cravings are a thing of the past. In fact, with the best pizza in London on your plate, a snuggie on your bod and a top tier show on screen, all that remains is the ultimate chill out sesh. And isn’t that what weekends are for?