What do you feel like doing this weekend? You could partake in some sunny, "good for you" activities, such as hitting the farmers market for fresh veggies, starting to clean out your garden for planting, maybe even delivering the goodies from your outbox to a local charity shop. OR you could take a trip to the dark side, and immerse yourself in a world of fictional intrigue, scandal and horror. Sure, both sets of activities should be possible, but these shows can be addictive; your farmers-marketing might fall by the wayside!
1. House of Cards
Ruthless, cunning Congressman Francis Underwood will stop at nothing to conquer the halls of power in Washington D.C. His secret weapon: his gorgeous, ambitious, and equally conniving wife Claire.
2. The Walking Dead
In the wake of a zombie apocalypse, survivors hold on to the hope of humanity by banding together to wage a fight for their own survival.
A team of Washington, D.C., lawyers makes scandals disappear, handling government crises while coping with problems of their own.
4. Breaking Bad
A high school chemistry teacher dying of cancer teams with a former student to manufacture and sell crystal meth to secure his family's future.
5. Top of the Lake
Seven Episode Mini Series
When pregnant, 12-year-old Tui tries to kill herself in a freezing New Zealand lake, Detective Robin Griffin has plenty of questions for the girl.
6. Twin Peaks
"Who killed Laura Palmer?" is the question on everyone's lips in a secretive small town, but as an eccentric FBI agent learns, the answer isn't easy.
7. Orange is the New Black
One Season, New Season begins June 6
Piper Chapman’s wild past comes back to haunt her, resulting in her arrest and detention in a federal penitentiary. To pay her debt to society, Piper trades her comfortable New York life for an orange prison jumpsuit and finds unexpected conflict and camaraderie amidst an eccentric group of inmates.
8. American Horror Story
Exploring humankind's unsettling capacity for evil, this darkly twisted drama plays upon the power of supernatural fears and everyday horrors.
9. Mad Men
Set in 1960s New York City, this series takes a peek inside an ad agency during an era when the cutthroat business had a glamorous lure.
10. Hemlock Grove
The mangled body of a teenage girl is discovered outside a rusted Pennsylvania steel town, where every resident harbors a dark secret. Suspicions and accusations mount as a manhunt for the killer intensifies, even as evidence mounts that the suspect is not a man at all.
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(Image credits: American Horror Story via iHorror; Mad Men via Mashable)