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From Comedy To Action, Check Out Top Ten Shows To Watch On Showmax This Weekend

With so many fantastic and award-winning series on Showmax, it can be hard finding the best movie to watch, especially one that best suits your mood. But not to worry, we’ve compiled a list of top shows for you to watch this weekend.  

From originals, epic, and comedy to action, check out some of the top films to watch on Showmax this weekend:

  1. Wura

Wura Amoo-Adeleke is a perfect wife, a loving mother of two, and the ruthless CEO of Frontline Gold Mine. In the eyes of her family, Wura is faultless and a saint, but when it comes to running her business empire, she is the ultimate iron lady who doesn’t care whose ox is gored in her path to get what she wants.

This episodic drama stars Nollywood veterans and up comers, including Scarlet Gomez as Wura Amoo-Adeleke, Yomi Fash-Lanso as Anthony Amoo-Adeleke, Carol King as Grace Adeleke, Ray Adeka as Jejeloye “Jeje” Amoo, and others.

  1. Top Gun Maverick

Only a few can hold a candle to this man when it comes to jumping from planes, hanging onto moving trains, and going 150mph on a motorbike. 

Catch Tom Cruise in action in the new film of the Top Gun franchise. After more than 30 years of service as one of the Navy’s top aviators, Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot. 

However, he finds himself facing an uncertain future, confronting some ghosts from his past when he encounters Lt. Bradley Bradshaw’s call sign: “Rooster,” the son of Maverick’s late friend and Radar Intercept Officer Lt. Nick Bradshaw, aka “Goose” in the course of training.

  1. The Sex Lives of College Girls S1 & S2

If you’re looking for the perfect balance of comedy, sex, curiosity, and chaos, then you’ve got to watch this series.

Follow the lives of four 18-year-old freshmen, Kimberly, Bela, Leighton, and Whitney at the fictional Essex College in Vermont, as they try to cover their sexually active lifestyle while dealing with the ups, downs, and drama of college and adulthood.

  1. The Last of Us

Based on the critically acclaimed smash hit video games, The Last of Us is one of the most anticipated streaming titles of 2023.

Set 20 years after modern civilization has been destroyed, Joel is hired to smuggle 14-year-old Ellie out of an oppressive quarantine zone. But what starts as a small job soon becomes a brutal journey as the pair traverse the U.S., depending on each other for survival.

  1. Gossip Girl S1-2

The reboot of the classic series is bringing back everything you loved about the original and more.  

Serena and Blair are bringing us back to the Upper East Side and all the scandals at Constance Billard and also making a comeback along with a new generation of school teenagers introduced to social surveillance. 

  1. The White Lotus S1 & S2

This is a highly recommended comedy series that will leave you gasping for breath.

Written and directed by Mike White, the first season revolves around a group of wealthy individuals staying at a luxurious resort in Hawaii before things start to take a turn for the worse. Its second season swaps Hawaii for Sicily, following a new group of vacationers jetting off to a different White Lotus resort.

  1. The Cleaning Lady

Never test the bond of motherhood.

Based on the Argentine series La Chica que Limpia, crime series, The Cleaning Lady follows a whip-smart Filipina doctor who comes to the US for medical treatment to save her son. When the immigration system fails and pushes her into hiding, she becomes a cleaner for the mob and starts playing the game by her own rules. 

  1. New Amsterdam S1-4

In the mood for medical series?

The fourth season of the ever-popular medical drama, New Amsterdam, returns us to America’s oldest public hospital, where Dr Max Goodwin continues his fight to put saving lives above the bottom line while fielding his increasingly personal relationship with Dr Helen Sharpe.

The new season brings in a new chief of oncology and deaf surgeon, Dr Elizabeth Wilder. 

  1. His Dark Materials

A fantasy series based on the trilogy novels of the same name by Philip Pullman, the third and final season of His Dark Materials follows Lyra and Will as they journey to a dark place from which no one has ever returned. 

As her father’s great war against the Authority edges closer, they will learn that saving the world comes at a terrible price.

  1. Powerbook III: Raising Kanan

Go into the underworld with the second spin-off to the hit crime drama Power, the prequel series Power Book III: Raising Kanan. The series chronicles a journey into the drug trade as 15-year-old Kanan Stark makes a bid to join the growing family business. 

So, cuddle up with a friend (lover), curl under your blanket, and settle into these captivating movies. There’s more to keep you entertained, and you can enjoy them from as low as ₦‎1,200. 

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