You're BrowsingLos Angeles - DTLA
logo
Cart
Menu
EMBER /
Arrow
search
April 23, 2020
7 Satisfying Streaming Shows to Binge Quickly

BY ROB GREENSPAN

Photo courtesy of HBO

There’s always a show that your mom, co-worker or barista says you just have to watch. But no matter how much hype you hear, it takes a lot of effort to dive into one, especially if it’s something that involves a lot of time and emotional investment (looking at you, The Sopranos and Game of Thrones). And who among us doesn’t find themselves overwhelmed clicking through all the streaming options out there?  It’s easier to re-watch The Office for the eighth time or get sucked into 6 mindless back-to-back episodes of Too Hot To Handle

But wait - you’re missing out on some really good binge watching. Think small: Look for short, compelling shows that only last a season or two. They’re satisfying to finish, especially when you add some fun cannabis products in the mix. Ahead, seven quick binges we’re really into and what to consume while watching. 

The Show: Maniac

Where to Find It: Netflix

Why to Watch: As a mind-bending fantasy, Maniac is a wild ride made for the sci-fi fan. Emma Stone and Jonah Hill encapsulate different personas daily as they try to understand who they really are while undergoing a futuristic, therapy-like scenario. Make sure you are as cozy as possible on the couch for this madness.

The Pairing: [statemade] max pre-roll 

[statemade]’s max has all of the properties you love in a sativa — with a burst of creative energy and euphoria, you will be more than ready to have your mind blown for that post-episode analysis. 

The Show: Snowfall 

Where to Find It: FX 

Why to Watch:.As one of the last projects by the late great John Singleton (the brilliant mind behind Boyz n the Hood and Poetic Justice, among other movies), this show takes place in 1983-era Los Angeles.  Immerse yourself in a cast of unique characters as they wade through the dangerous and intense world of drug trafficking. Tack on a powerful soundtrack, craftful cinematography, and Snowfall will be your new go-to. 

Pairing: Sherbinskis Sunset Sherbert Cartridge 

Take a few hits off this hybrid cartridge to keep you focused on all the plot twists. With tropical flavors, it’s a favorite for its cerebral buzz.

The Show: Sharp Objects 

Where to Find It: HBO

Why to Watch: Based on a Gillian Flynn novel, the show only ran for one season to critical acclaim. Featuring Amy Adams as a troubled reporter who returns home to investigate the disappearance of two local girls, the mini series is packed with strategically placed little details and offers a raw look at how family dysfunction spans the generations. 

The Pairing: MedMen Red Blackjack

Sharp Objects requires the viewer to be engaged as Amy Adams carefully combs through the madness in her hometown so a sativa-dominant flower to keep your attention. This one offers focus without requiring too much cerebral effort.  

The Show: Mindhunter 

Where to Find It: Netflix 

Why to Watch:  Fans of true crime will love this series which follows the FBI’s Behavioral Science Unit as they interview the most infamous murderers of our time. Starring Jonathan Groff, Anna Torv and Holt McCallany, this David Fincher-directed series is a fascinating look into the psychology of a serial killer. 

The Pairing: Smokiez Sour Watermelon Gummies

Keep things light as Mindhunter gets quite intense with this edible that features 10 mg of THC per serving. If that’s too much for you coupled with the show, you can also halve it.

The Show: Homecoming 

Where to Find It: Amazon 

Why To Watch:  Based on the podcast of the same name by Eli Horowitz and Micah Bloomberg, Homecoming chronicles Julia Roberts’  journey as a waitress trying to rebuild the pieces of her previous life as a social worker at a mysterious testing facility. 

Pairing: FARM Strawberry Banana Live Resin Pen

Fruity, with citrus notes, this hybrid cartridge is meant for sensory awareness — key for keeping up with the mysteries on this show.

The Show: How To Make It In America

Where to Find It: HBO 

Why to Watch: Starring Bryan Greenberg and Kid Cudi, the show whisks you away into the streets of New York City as the trio hustle to start their own denim company. With an incredible soundtrack, fast-paced episodes and real storylines, it’s a nostalgic nod to blind, youthful optimism and entrepreneurship.

Pairing: Flow Kana Gold Mimosa

Are you a blunt or pre-roll person? Then try this sativa flower in your next smoking session — it features peppery caryophyllene and fresh pinene (found in pine trees) to chill you out while still keeping your energy levels high.

The Show: Les Revenants 

Where to Find It: Netflix 

Why to Watch: Go way off the beaten path to a small French mountain town with Les Revenants. This critically acclaimed series depicts a community that is at a standstill due to the deceased rising from the dead. Smartly written with a supernatural twist, it’s a nice break from standard American tv fare.

Pairing: Cann Grapefruit Rosemary Social Tonic

Low dose but packed with flavor, these drinks are the perfect ratio of 2mg THC to 4 mg CBD and a calming way to kick back with this drama.

Back to List