Where to Watch: Netflix
What It Is: Margaret Atwood’s fictionalized take on the real-life murder case of Thomas Kinnear and his housekeeper in 1843 Canada. Grace Marks (Sarah Gadon) is the Irish immigrant convicted of the crime, and a doctor investigates to see if there’s something deeper at stake with her story.
What Makes This a Good Binge: The miniseries is a tight six episodes that is fully self-contained since it’s based on Atwood’s novel (none of these “13 Reasons Why” or “Big Little Lies” extension games). Sarah Polley crafts a gorgeous adaptation that is a Southern Ontario Gothic tone poem, and Gadon’s performance is mesmerizing as Grace, who keeps the audience guessing about her possible guilt.
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