The Binge

The Politician Is The Gripping New Netflix Show You Need To Watch

By Jessica Best
27th Sep 2019


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.

Between Two Ferns: The Movie

Is Between Two Ferns the greatest interview show of all time? No. But, also, hear us out… yes. Yes it is. No longer will uncomfortable guests sit between two ferns in a black studio – oh no – they’re going to sit between two ferns all across America as Zach Galifianakis takes his pot plants on the road. What could possibly go wrong? For a whole host of incredible celebrity cameos, and the greatest deadpan delivery you’ll ever witness, watch Between Two Ferns: The Movie.

Inside Bill’s Brain: Decoding Bill Gates

Whether you still use Microsoft products or not, we all recognise Windows as the operating system of our childhood. It’s the reason we know how to use computers today. And it all came out of Bill Gates’ head. A walking, talking, supercomputer himself, the billionaire software creator loves nothing more than to absorb information and use it to problem-solve. And the problems he’s trying to solve now? Energy, immunisation, and the climate crisis. No big deal. From the Academy Award-winning director of An Inconvenient Truth, Inside Bill’s Brain: Decoding Bill Gates maps the unique thinking of one of the greatest minds of our time as he tackles the greatest issues of our time. 

The Politician

If we knew nothing more about The Politician other than it stars Ben Platt, that would be enough. But it doesn’t stop there: Jessica Lange, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jessica. Lange. (It was worth repeating.) A biting comedy about U.S politics, shown through the lens of an elite high school’s Student Body President race, it is all chaotic energy and psychotic ambition. The Politician is out September 27.

The Moment

We know you just sang Eminem to yourself, but this is not that. This is boy meets girl, girl meets girl, boy pursues girl, nobody likes boy, and generally how love, sex, and relationships are more complicated than any movie makes them seem. Host Ingrid Haas, of comedy show fame, chats to real couples about the long and difficult road to the (hopefully) life-long commitment and dissects the relationships of celebrities as a never-ending source of surprise marriages and breakups. For anyone who’s ever watched a rom-com and thought, “But how?” The Moment is out now.

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