The Binge

Tune Into Netflix’s Juicy New Docudrama On The Rise Of The Ottoman Empire

By Jessica Best
23rd Jan 2020

Settle in for good times this weekend because there's a sling of binge-worthy goods you need to cross off your bucket list.

Here's everything you need to binge this week.

Rise of Empires: Ottoman

Netflix

If you're absolutely vibing the Netflix's commitment to docudramas (we're looking at The Crown) then you'll want to make sure you tune into Rise of Empires: Ottoman. This gem follows the life of Mehmed II during the 15th Century. This guy starts off as a Sultan at the age of 13, conquers Constantinople and then becomes the ultimate ruler of the Ottoman Empire. The best part? It’s narrated by Game of Thrones legend Charles Dance.

Sex Education Season 2

Netflix

Thank god, season two of Sex Education is here. As a late bloomer, Otis has to master his newly discovered sexual urges in order to progress with his girlfriend Ola whilst also dealing with his now strained relationship with Maeve. Meanwhile, Moordale Secondary is in the throes of a Chlamydia outbreak, highlighting the need for better sex education at the school and new kids come to town who will challenge the status quo.

Harlots

SBS

The year is 1763, London is the most vibing city in the world where one in five women make their living selling sex and competition is err, stiff. Determined to make her way to the top, Margaret Wells will do just about anything to ensure her brothel is number one, including selling her own daughter’s virginity. The comedy is dark, and the costumes are outrageous making Harlots a must-see. Head here to binge seasons one to three now. Head here to watch it.

Total Control

ABC iView

Total Control stars powerhouse actors Rachel Griffiths and Deborah Mailman—that fact alone should be enough of a drawcard. In this ground-breaking political drama, we meet Alex Irving (Mailman) a fearless Indigenous senator, who just weeks into her political career in Canberra is bitterly betrayed. Not one to rest on her laurels, she’s on a quest to seek redemption and settle a score against the party, and the Prime Minister of Australia. 

Head here to check out our favourite Netflix documentaries.

Image Credit: Netflix

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