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This is what you are going to binge over the long weekend and exactly how long it will take you.
SBS Guide

25 Jan 2019 - 11:22 AM  UPDATED 25 Jan 2019 - 11:44 AM

A long weekend requires planning. Once you've planned your excuses to get out of all of those picnics and trips to the beach you've been invited to, the real planning for your weekend begins. How many different series can you fit into your weekend? 

Not only is SBS On Demand packed with great shows to keep you going for the 3-day break, but we've got you covered with just how long it will take to binge your way through the whole weekend.

So, get your day planner out and schedule yourself one heck of a great weekend of staying in with some of the smartest, most engaging shows now streaming.

Das Boot

Number of episodes:
Time required: 7 hours and 48 minutes

An inexperienced U-boat crew has to survive a secret mission and a young German woman is torn between loyalty for her home country and the French resistance in the WWII drama. 


Number of episodes: 6
Time required: 4 hours and 49 minutes

Based on true events, Waco tells the story of the 51 day standoff between David Koresh's religious sect, The Branch Davidians and the FBI.

Search Party

Number of episodes: 2 seasons, with 10 episodes each - 20 in total
Time required: 7 hours and 18 minutes

When Dory (Alia Shawkat) discovers that her friend Chantal has gone missing, she becomes obsessed with finding out what happened & drags her friends into a perilous pursuit to find Chantal.

Don't Ever Wipe Tears Without Gloves

Number of episodes: 3
Time required: 2 hours and 53 minutes

This powerful love story is set in Stockholm during the early years of the AIDS epidemic. When Rasmus, 19, escapes to Stockholm in 1982, he throws himself headlong into the gay scene. He finds love in the religious Benjamin, just as AIDS hits the city's gay community.

Life of Crime

Number of episodes: 3
Time required: 2 hours and 10 minutes

This drama mini-series tells the gripping story of a murder as it unfolds spectacularly across three decades, following the life of an ambitious London police officer and the case that comes to dominate her career.

Safe Harbour

Number of episodes: 4
Time required: 3 hours and 30 minutes

Five Australians on a sailing holiday come across a fishing boat full of desperate asylum seekers. Deciding to help, they tow the boat but, in the middle of the night, it disappears. Years later, one of the Australians, Ryan, steps into a taxi driven by one of the refugees, Ismail. Overjoyed to learn the refugees reached Australia, he invites Ismail and his family to a BBQ - reuniting everyone. It’s there that Ryan and the others learn the truth - someone cut the rope between the two boats and, as a result, the fishing boat sank and seven people died, including Ismail’s nine-year-old daughter. Old secrets come to light, relationships are shattered and lives are put in danger.

The Typist

Number of episodes: 5
Time required: 4 hours and 45 minutes

For decades, Freya has been protocolling criminal interrogations for the Berlin police department. She lives a secluded life, haunted by the gruesome accounts of violent crime - and even more by the disappearance of her daughter Marie, 11 years earlier. A similar case brings all the old memories back and she resolves to finally get to the bottom of Marie's disappearance.

The Plague

Number of episodes: 6
Time required: 4 hours and 54 minutes

Mateo is a Holy Inquisition outlaw who returns to Seville five years after fleeing, in order to honor a promise – to rescue Valerio Huertas, the bastard son of his friend Germán Larrea, who died while he was away. To avoid being spotted by the Holy Office, Mateo hides in the house of his former partner in crime Luis de Zúñiga, a nouveau riche who tries to keep the plague in secret, quarantined in the outskirts of the city, outside the walls, where the first cases were found.

Bad Banks

Number of episodes: 6
Time required: 5 hours and 5 minutes

After being wrongly fired from a prestigious bank in Luxembourg, young and ambitious Jana finds her dream job at a competing bank in Frankfurt, thanks to the unexpected help of Christelle Leblanc, her former boss. While Jana quickly manages to impress her new team, she realises that Leblanc has secretly been manipulating her to her own advantage. Will Jana survive this merciless power play?

On The Ropes

Number of episodes: 4
Time required: 3 hours and 15 minutes

Aspiring trainer Amirah Al Amir deceives her boxing champion father, Sami Al Amir, in order to secure her female athlete Jess Connor a pro debut fight. Fearing for Jess’s safety, Sami intervenes and stops the fight, despite Amirah’s continued reassurance that she has it under control. In his haste, Sami hits an official, threatening his boxing licence and livelihood.

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