What to watch this Mother’s Day weekend

Published May 7, 2021, 12:58 PM

by Jane Kingsu-Cheng

Photo by XPS on Unsplash

Everyone, except moms, hogs the TV—watching their favorite shows all day long. But for this Mother’s Day weekend, here’s a list of shows you can watch all day long. Take your pick from fun family movies to watching late at night some K-drama and romantic shows when the kids are fast asleep. Check these out, and they’re all available on Netflix. 

The Mitchells vs. The Machines

Family fun 

Linda Mitchell, voiced by Maya Rudolph, in The Mitchells vs. The Machines shows you how it’s done—working while saving the world is what moms do best. Other titles to choose from are Cobra Kai, Family Reunion, Fuller House, Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle, Over the Moon, We Can Be Heroes, The Willoughbys, YES DAY, The Upshaws that premieres May 12.

Josh O’Connor, as Prince Charles, and Emma Corrin, as Princess Diana, in The Crown Season 4

Drama on screen
Is it really a happy-ever-after? The Crown, based on the always interesting and glamorous lives of the British royal family, shows us a glimpse of how life is in the palace. And if you’re done with this series, try Away, Firefly Lane, Four Sisters Before a Wedding, Haltson (release is on May 14), Hillbilly Elegy, Lost in Space, Malcolm & Marie, Marriage Story, Ozark, Pieces of a Woman, The Queen’s Gambit, Raising Dion, Sweet Magnolias, The Two Popes, Love, Death & Robots (premieres on May 14).

Rege-Jean Page and Phoebe Dynevor in Bridgerton.

Love is in the air
Our romance novels come alive in this beautifully shot Bridgerton series. And everyone can’t wait for the next season, so if you haven’t watched this yet, time to do so now. But if you’re done, here’s more: Always Be My Maybe, Falling Inn Love, The Kissing Booth series, Love Wedding Repeat, Never Have I Ever, Set It Up, Sierra Burgess is a Loser, To All the Boys series. 

Lee Je-hoon and Tan Jun-sang in Move to Heaven.

K-drama time
Get ready for some ugly-cry with Move to Heaven. This K-drama is about a kid with Asperger’s Syndrome and his uncle, and their adventures as trauma cleaners. There’s a wide variety of choices to choose from this genre: Crash Landing On You, Extracurricular, Hi Bye, Mama!, Hospital Playlist, Itaewon Class, It’s Okay to Not Be Okay, Kingdom, Love Alarm, Reply series, Space Sweepers, Start-Up, Sweet Home, The King: Eternal Monarch, and Vincenzo.

(From left) Tan France, Jonathan Van Ness, Bobby Berk, Antoni Porowski and Karamo Brown in Queer Eye Season 5

On-screen realities
Makeover shows are just too fun to watch, and Queer Eye is one of those that just provides so much tips for you to apply in real life. And if you want more, try The Big Flower Fight, Bling Empire, The Chef Show, Chef’s Table: BBQ, Dogs, Dream Home Makeover, The Goop Lab with Gwyneth Paltrow, Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Love on the Spectrum, Marriage or Mortgage, Million Dollar Beach House, Money, Explained, Nailed It!, Selling Sunset, Sing On!, Somebody Feed Phil, Sugar Rush, Waffles + Mochi.