Not Tryin' to Watch Friday the 13th All Weekend? 6 Best Things to Watch Indoors This Weekend

Did today not quite go according to plan? Did you trip on the sidewalk? Say something awkward to your boss? Spill coffee on your pants?

Some of these things are just an everyday occurrence, easily brushed off as a result of your late night/general clumsiness. 

But it also could be because of one very important factor: it's Friday the 13th. 

Now we aren't superstitious necessarily, but in the words of the great Michael Scott, we are "a little stitious." 

We're in no position to deny that all the weird shit that happened to us today was a result of this dreaded holiday. We would be fools to swat that idea so easily, as it could easily invite in even more bad mojo.

Ok, so maybe we are superstitious.

But luckily, there's plenty of amazing stuff to watch this weekend that will keep us occupied, leaving the unfortunate events of our week a mere memory. 

On the other hand, it being the day that it is, you're hard pressed not to tune into some Jason slasher sh*t. Unless you're tired of it. We get that. It happens to the best of us. We've got a few suggestions there, too. 

Read on to discover what we'll be tuning into this weekend. 

1. Hush

Nothing will make you feel better about your own life than a truly horrifying movie that essentially brings your worst nightmares to life right in front of your eyes. 

That's what you can look forward to when watching Netflix's new horror flick Hush, in which a deaf woman is terrorized by a masked man while staying all alone in a cottage in the woods. 


No, it's not the most original plot line, but the film has 100% on Rotten Tomatoes, so it's certainly worth a watch. 

2. The Lobster

If you thought your love life was rough, you haven't seen anything yet. 

This sci-fi dark comedy film tells the story of a city that requires single people to find a mate within 45 days, or they will be turned into an animal and released into the wild. 

Honestly, though, it kind of sounds better than Tinder.

The film stars Colin Farrell, Colin Farrell's mustache, Rachel Weisz, and John C. Reilly. It's undoubtedly one of the most unique concepts we've seen in quite some time, especially when you factor in that it's the first English-language film from Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos.

3. The Good Wife

All good things must come to an end. Especially when it comes to a 7-season drama on CBS. Now, that's not to say that this wasn't a worthwhile show when it was on. 

Julianna Marguiles was a revelation, and Christine Baranski is an ageless beauty if you're really into how she looked as a Who in The Grinch (editor's note: WE TOTALLY DID).

But when there's so much offscreen drama surrounding two of the show's stars to the point that they can't even shoot a scene together, well, it's time to wrap it up. Which is what CBS did. 

If you're not caught up, we won't spoil it. You're welcome. 

4. Game of Thrones/After the Thrones


Not caught up? WTF IS WRONG WITH YOU?! Brief rundown: Jon Snow is no longer dead nor Lord Commander of the Night's Watch, Bran just gave readers a huge visual for a scene they read possibly 20 years ago, Rickon Stark is neither lost nor tiny, though, his Direwolf is headless (editor's note: I motherf*cking called that one!).

What else? Oh, Arya got her eyes back, Tyrion made a new meme of himself, Varys did spider things, Chybon (the creepy outcast Maester in King's Landing is doing creepy things with kids and candied plums), and it looks like we'll finally reconnect with Littlefinger this weekend. 

But that's doing a huge disservice to what a show recap is. Sometimes we do it, other times we don't. Might have to after this next one, but for all others you need to tune into After the Thrones. The Ringer's Andy Greenwald and Chris Ryan break down winter in all of the right ways. 

Check it out. It's refreshing because they're not obnoxious AF like AMC's Chris Hardwick. Oh, and it's not an hour long either.

5. Chelsea

One more reason to love Netflix - they're now bringing us even more Chelsea Handler, now with her very own show that streams three times a week. 


The show appears to be Handler at her best: embarking on absurd adventures, talking to people from all walks of life, bringing her signature crass humor all along the way. 

6. Nightmare on Elm Street Marathon 

We were looking for where to find a good Friday the 13th horror marathon, and for some reason it felt safe to venture a bet on AMC. Of course, if you look at their programming, it's nothing but The Sorceror's Apprentice and Chronicles of Narnia. Why?! Who knows. 

But there ain't nothin' better than a good old fashioned marathon, right? It's practically what Sundays are made for. Or Saturdays. Or really any time we want to procrastinate life and avoid putting on pants. 

This weekend, SyFy will be screening a Nightmare on Elm Street marathon in honor of the Friday the 13th weekend, so you can relive all the trope-y horror you know and love. And, young Johnny Depp, so, come on. 

So grab the afore-mentioned Oreos and prepare to settle in for the weekend. 

Check out 7 Things You Simply Must Do This Weekend in NYC. 

[Feature Image Courtesy Netflixlife] 

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