Gizmodo Movie Night: The Best Binge-Watching TV Series For A Lazy Weekend

It’s almost the weekend, and that means you should book in another Gizmodo movie night. Tonight, stock up with a dozen bags of popcorn and a bucket of Coca-Cola, and strategically re-arrange the cushions on your couch into a fort; you're settling in for a marathon TV binge-watching session.

We've re-jigged our existing Netflix Movie Night series, and brought in Australia's other popular subscription video on demand services — Stan and Presto — to give you a broader selection of movies and TV shows to enjoy. On all three services, you can watch from your tablet or smartphone, on your PC or laptop, through your Smart TV, or through a media streaming dongle like the Google Chromecast, although specifics can vary.

Stan costs a flat $10 per month, Netflix can cost from $9 to $15 per month, and Presto is $10 to $15 depending which package you choose.

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The I.T. Crowd

Stan: Roy and Moss, two members of their company's tech department, can fix any computer yet lack the people skills to navigate even fundamental social situations. No wonder Denholm, the big boss, tries to keep them sequestered in their basement workspace.

Watch it now on Stan.

No Activity

Stan: No Activity is a Stan Original comedy that follows the peripheral players in a major police sting operation. The day-to-day realities of cops and criminals are brought hilariously to life by some of Australia's best comic actors.

Watch it now on Stan.

Breaking Bad

Stan: Diagnosed with terminal cancer, research chemist turned high school teacher Walter White (Bryan Cranston) decides to provide for his wife and disabled teenage son by using his considerable skills to start a meth lab.

Watch it now on Stan.

The O.C.

Stan: Welcome to "The O.C.," where the lives of a group of friends and families have forever been changed by the arrival of an outsider to their affluent oceanside community of Newport Beach in Orange County, California.

Watch it now on Stan.

Utopia (UK)

Stan: When an unconnected group of people find themselves in possession of the manuscript for a legendary graphic novel, Utopia, their lives are set to change forever as they are forced to run from a shadowy and murderous organisation know as The Network.

Watch it now on Stan.


House Of Cards

Netflix: A ruthless politician will stop at nothing to conquer Washington, D.C., in this Emmy and Golden Globe-winning political drama.

Watch it now on Netflix.

Top Gear

Netflix: Jeremy Clarkson and his crew of car lovers test the limits of luxury vehicles in this hit show that also features celebrities racing on a test track.

Watch it now on Netflix.

Stargate Atlantis

Netflix: The discovery of an outpost leads a new team to the Pegasus galaxy, where they come upon a planet of humans decimated by a race known as the Wraith.

Watch it now on Netflix.


Netflix: After a plane crash leaves 48 people stranded on an island, the survivors hope for a quick rescue, only to learn the island holds deep, dark secrets.

Watch it now on Netflix.

Doctor Who

Netflix: An updated incarnation of everybody's favorite time-traveling Doctor sets about fighting nefarious aliens and other foes in this epic sci fi series.

Watch it now on Netflix.


Mr. Robot

Presto: MR. ROBOT follows Elliot, a young and brilliant programmer who has perfected the art of computer hacking. Elliot suffers from a debilitating anti-social disorder, making hacking into peoples’ lives his only means of human connection.

Watch it now on Presto.


Presto: Your best friend's star is rising in Hollywood, and there’s only one thing to do: join his entourage.

Watch it now on Presto.

The X-Files

Presto: THE X-FILES is the legendary drama series about FBI special agents who investigate cases called "X-Files," involving all manner of unexplained phenomena, monsters and extraterrestrial life, from the bizarre to the terrifyingly commonplace.

Watch it now on Presto.

Band of Brothers

Presto: They were ordinary men, swept up in the most extraordinary conflict in history. With the eyes of the world upon them, they found their greatest source of strength in each other.

Watch it now on Presto.

The Walking Dead

Presto: After waking from a coma in an abandoned hospital, police officer Rick Grimes finds the world he knew gone – ravaged by a zombie epidemic of apocalyptic proportions. Nearby, on the outskirts of Atlanta, a small encampment struggles to survive as ‘the dead’ stalk them at every turn.

Watch it now on Presto.

Disclosure: Stan is a 50/50 joint venture between Nine Entertainment and Fairfax Media. Allure Media, the company which publishes Gizmodo Australia, is also owned by Fairfax.

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