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RUSSH round-up: the television shows to binge this weekend

The RUSSH TV guide returns just in time for the weekend. From small screen heavyweights Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon, to the world of competitive cheerleading, these are the shows we can’t hit pause on.

Ella Jane

Production Co-ordinator

THE L WORD: GENERATION Q

Almost 11 years after the original L Word ended, a show that played an integral part in so many queer people’s journeys, the question is not if L Word: Generation Q is good, it’s that it’s back. More loaded than ever with representation, drama and Shane’s ability to get it even at 40, the groundbreaking queer drama has had me secured to the couch every Sunday since premiering.

Ellen Presbury

Market & Beauty Director

THE MORNING SHOW

I’m mid-way through this series and am watching every spare chance I get. Seeing Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon not playing rom-com roles is great, Steve Carrell is great, all the cast are great. It’s easy watching with enough drama to grip you.

Ellen Presbury

Market & Beauty Director

THE MORNING SHOW

I’m mid-way through this series and am watching every spare chance I get. Seeing Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon not playing rom-com roles is great, Steve Carrell is great, all the cast are great. It’s easy watching with enough drama to grip you.

Megan Nolan

Designer & Creative Services Manager

YOU (Season Two)

 If you watched season one of You and didn’t run no-holds-barred straight back into Joe Goldberg’s toxic, stalker world the moment season two was released then you have a lot more self restraint than I. For those wondering whether it can top the first season, yes, it most definitely can.

For those that haven’t seen season one, the story follows Joe (Penn Badgley) who displays all the tell-tale characteristics of the overprotective, psychopathic boyfriend you hope to never have … and yet you somehow spend 90 per cent of the show rooting for him. Equal parts romantic comedy and serial killer thriller, the writers of this show are absolute geniuses and I was hooked from the moment I started watching.

Natalie Petrevski

Fashion Editor

THE WITCHER

So bad it’s good? I’ll admit, this is a very confusing storyline with many plot twists, random turns and alternating timelines. There were quite a few (read: a lot) moments I had absolutely no idea what was happening, yet I could not stop watching from start to finish in the sheer hope the show would grant the viewer (me) some desperately needed answers. Based on the best-selling books and hugely successful video game, The Witcher is your latest dose of fantasy world explosions complete with a gruffy blonde Henry Cavill.

Natalie Petrevski

Fashion Editor

THE WITCHER

So bad it’s good? I’ll admit, this is a very confusing storyline with many plot twists, random turns and alternating timelines. There were quite a few (read: a lot) moments I had absolutely no idea what was happening, yet I could not stop watching from start to finish in the sheer hope the show would grant the viewer (me) some desperately needed answers. Based on the best-selling books and hugely successful video game, The Witcher is your latest dose of fantasy world explosions complete with a gruffy blonde Henry Cavill.

Victoria Pearson

Content Director

CHEER

Full disclosure: I’m the type of person that was always going to love this Greg Whitely directed six-piece doco series centred on competitive cheerleading – the fervour with which I became obsessed, however, took me completely by surprise. The filmmaking is both slick and emotive. The characters are tough and vulnerable and compel you to truly care about Corsicana’s Novarro cheerleading squad and its bid for the National Championship in Daytona (Jerry! Morgan! La’Darias! I could go on!). But it is the firm yet fair guidance from the team’s highlighted, french tipped, tough-as-nails head coach, Monica Aldamo, that lingered long after the credits rolled. Start, do not stop, and always remember to hit it.

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