There's nothing better than a relaxing weekend. Whether you spent the workweek chasing after grand kids or running from one meeting to another, the stress wears you down. Fortunately, there's never been an easier way to sit back and relax. You can stream great movies and TV shows for free, or pretty close to it, hour after hour.
This weekend, try these three great shows that you can stream right now. But, before you do, one heads up: Get ready to laugh with two really funny shows. Then, for something a little darker, there's a fantastic drama that's been on TV for years that you probably haven't heard of, or seen.
1. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Where to stream it: Netflix (free with subscription).
Overview: Starring Ellie Kemper, Tituss Burgess, Jane Krakowski, Carol Kane; created by Tina Fey; from Universal TV
If you're not already a fan of "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt," here's the most important thing to know about it. Tina Fey from "Saturday Night Live" and "30 Rock" created the half-hour sitcom. She's also a producer and writer on the show.
"Kimmy," now in its second season and already renewed for a third one, is about an impossibly upbeat young woman who spent most of her life far removed from modern society. She finds herself plopped down in the middle of 21st century New York City.
But, like other great TV shows, its premise is just an excuse to pile great acting and lots of laughs on top of it. Like most of TV's best comedies, "Kimmy" is really a show about a makeshift family. Ellie Kemper's Kimmy is surrounded by her overly dramatic roommate Titus (played by the hysterical, scene-stealing Tituss Burgess), friends and co-workers.
Mini-Review: "[Ellie] Kemper has officially and indefatigably become one of the finest comic actors on TV." (Newsday.)