For some, Thanksgiving Week and Weekend are about catching up with friends and family, great dinners, better leftovers, deal hunting on Black Friday, and gearing up for the Holidays. Just in case you need a break from these traditions, here is your cheat sheet on how to Binge Watch your way through Thanksgiving LIKE A BOSS:


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WednesdayHorrible Bosses 2

Should You See It: You’re about to enter a marathon of small talk, family gossip, defending your life choices, and either running towards or ducking from high school friends. You going to need a laugh!  Hard to miss with Jason Sudekis, Jason Bateman, and Charlie Day firing on all cylinders.


What’s It About: Dale, Kurt and Nick decide to start their own business but things don’t go as planned because of a slick investor, prompting the trio to pull off a harebrained and misguided kidnapping scheme.


Judge For Yourself:



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ThursdayHome Alone

Should You See It: 1000x times yes. Nothing helps you digest your body weight in potatoes and gravy like watching the Wet Bandits get smashed in the face with irons and paint cans. Home Alone on Thanksgiving is a tradition that must be honored.

What’s It About: An 8-year-old boy who is accidentally left behind while his family flies to France for Christmas must defend his home against idiotic burglars.

Judge For Yourself:




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FridayThe Imitation Game

Should You See It: Before he transforms into Doctor Strange, Benedict Cumberbatch might be transforming into an Oscar winner for his performance in The Imitation Game. This is your pick to balance out the big Wednesday night you’re going to have reconnecting with all the “kids” you left when you graduated high school. Nothing pairs with turkey like an Oscar contender.

What’s It About: The film portrays the race against time by Alan Turing and his team of code-breakers at Britain’s top-secret Government Code and Cypher School at Bletchley Park, during the darkest days of World War II. The motley group of scholars, mathematicians, linguists, chess champions and intelligence officers had a powerful ally in Prime Minister Winston Churchill who authorized the provision of any resource they required.

Judge For Yourself:



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Saturday – Peaky Blinders

Should You See It: Netflix, you’ve done it again! Streaming now is Seasons 1 & 2 of Peaky Blinders– a BBC 2 show that is essentially a combination of Boardwalk Empire and Deadwood set in Birmingham in the early 20th century. For as much as Boston plays a role in insta-classics like The Town, Gone Baby Gone, Mystic River, and The Departed, post-WWI Birmingham looms over Peaky Blinders like a bouncer in the corner of a bar looking to clean house. Binge watching gold.

What’s It About: A gangster family epic set in 1919 Birmingham, England and centered on a gang who sew razor blades in the peaks of their caps, and their fierce boss Tommy Shelby, who means to move up in the world.

Judge For Yourself:



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Sunday – Genre TV Extravaganza (Agents of SHIELD, Arrow, Flash, Walking Dead)

Should You See It: It’s Sunday. You’ve survived 26.2 miles of tryptophan, starches, wine, and 100x your daily allotment of pie. You’ve crushed the “SO HOW YA BEEN?!” conversations with old acquaintances, “HOW’S WORK?!” conversations with aunts and uncles alike, and the dreaded “WHEN AM I GOING TO GET A(NOTHER) GRANDCHILD?!” chats with parents. You’ve earned a few hours on the couch with some genre television.

The doctor has prescribed Arrow (seasons 1-2 streaming on Netflix; season 3 is On-Demand through most cable providers), The Flash (On-Demand through cable providers) Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D (Netflix has season 1 and season 2 is On-Demand), and The Walking Dead (Netflix for seasons 1-4, Season 5 is On-Demand).

I’d say read all the comic books, but who has the time? Get caught up!


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