Daylight Saving Time. F*ck.
It's the worst. It's the absolute. Worst. Thing. We. Don't. Even. Need.
Forgive us, we're really cranky. We indulged in Umami Burger's dope-as-hell "Alton Burger," and while it was insanely delicious, we definitely need a nap.
So, this weekend, that's exactly what we're doing. We're napping. We're catching up on sleep. We're taking it easy. The best way to do that? Netflix & Chill.
Remember: Netflix & Chill doesn't have to mean giving or getting the business.
Hooking up is the general goal, but let's not pretend like we're not down for some solo chill given that this week has been something straight out of hell.
There's good TV, it's officially March Madness, there's good movies, we're doing something pretty cool you might want to keep up with, and, most importantly, there's sleep.
But aside from sleep, here's what you should catch up on this weekend.
1. Broad City
Okay, so we love Broad City. You might think that it's an unfounded, one-sided love fest because we're New Yorkers of a certain age, and we're pretty easily entertained by any show set in New York City.
Whatever. If that's keeping you from watching this show, you need to find a better reason. Once you haven't found that reason, catch up on Abbi and Ilana doing crazy sh*t with Hillary No-Chill Clinton. Yeah, she's on their latest episode, and it's gold.
You can catch up on Hulu if you got it, but we're looking at our newly discovered love, Sling TV. If you've ever dreamed of the world where you can just pay for the dozen or so channels you actually watch without all of the needless extras, Sling TV is as close as you can get right now.
For $20 a month you get essential watching like Comedy Central, ESPN, ESPN2, AMC, TNT, TruTV-- okay, there's quite a bit in there. Check it out.
2. March Madness
Okay, okay, okay. Calm down. It's basketball, and there's probably tons of goons at work that have made even the idea of it more annoying than you could have possibly imagined.
But like, it's March Madness. It's brackets. Brackets are fun, right?
If you're trying to catch some of this weekend's action (and there's a ton of it!), but you don't want to go to an obnoxious bar with unruly college basketball fans, you can always tune into every single game at home with Sling TV. We know, Sling TV twice in a row? Yeah, we just discovered it. Forgive.
But seriously. All of the games you can't get on CBS are on TBS, TruTV and TNT. Paying for cable sucks. Paying $20 a month for the channels you only watch is dope.
3. Swimming with the pigs
You don't know what swimming with the pigs in the Bahamas is like in real life? Don't worry. We got a guy, rather, we got a girl who's already down there soaking up the rays and the lush views while crossing off her crazy travel bucket list.
You can catch up on her adventures right here. She's also taken over our SnapChat (spoiledNYC) and our Instagram accounts to bring you all the beauty of the Bahamas you can't get for yourself. Also, pigs. There will be pigs. In water. Swimming.
4. The Circus
HBO might have a lock on one of the most witty, brilliant, and informative weekly news shows on television in John Oliver's Last Week Tonight, but nobody's gotten nearly as in-depth and horrifically illuminating as Showtime's The Circus.
The Circus shows all of the behind the scenes insanity that's shaped and influenced this strange election season.
From Bernie Sanders and his crew rollin' into NYC by way of Penn Station, to how insiders with the GOP really, really feel about Donald Drumpf, The Circus is everything.
If you don't want to pay for cable, let alone a premium channel just to see this show, Showtime is now an add-on if you already have Amazon Prime. We're all about cord-cutting, but we're more about sensible cord-cutting and getting the most out of your TV.
5. The Big Short
Oh, it's not Oscar season anymore? You're right. Awards shows suck, and trying to see all of the movies nominated just to know how wrong the Academy is and always will be sucks even more.
Being that we're already broke, exhausted, and way, way over the Oscars, we're hitting up Redbox for new releases like Room, Steve Jobs, and, one of the most terrifying films to come out in recent years, The Big Short.
For many of us, we simply knew sh*t was bad with the housing market crash in 2007-2008 without actually knowing the details. We knew government bailouts of stupid banks that had made a mistake were stupid too, but again, we didn't know why or how bad it was.
The Big Short simplifies all of that in a manageable, yet painful way. Think about it: how much do you know about CDO's, subprime mortgage loans & bonds, synthetic CDO's, credit-default swaps, or virtually anything about the global economy essentially collapsing in 2008?
Nothing. Watch The Big Short. It's a compelling narrative on how Wall Street risked nearly everything for nearly everybody, screwed up, and then got bailed out. Why is it important? Important line at the end of the film showing that similar practices began to take shape in 2015.
Normally, we're anything but excited about comic book adaptations. They were cool for a while. The Christopher Nolan Batman stories were great, X-Men turned into something good, everything leading up to the first Avengers movie was worthwhile, and even Guardians of the Galaxy was great.
Now though? We're pretty bored. With the exception of Netflix. Netflix changed the game in a big, much-needed way. If you think about it, this is exactly how these superhero stories should be told, which is the way comic books get read a lot of the time: all at once.
And Daredevil is legitimately good. Jessica Jones is legitimately good. They're better than other TV renditions of these stories could be, and they have room to do more than movies even should. On the real: do we need two-and-a-half hours of Ben Affleck fighting Superman? No. We don't.
Season 2 of Daredevil comes out this weekend. Check it out. Then, move on. There's no need to live in comic books for too long.[Feature Image Courtesy ScreenRant]