5 best Peacock miniseries to watch this weekend

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We think Peacock is one of the best streaming services at the moment, thanks to its relatively inexpensive cost and the streamer's growing range of top shows and sports.

But with so many streaming services offering so many new and older titles, it can be difficult to fit in what you actually want to watch. Sometimes, you just don't have time to squash in one of the many shows with lots of seasons available these days.  

If you've got a few hours you want to fill lounging in front of the TV, Peacock is home to some great miniseries you can cram in across just a couple of days. Here are five that we think you should check out. And if you need any more recommendations, check out our guide to everything new to Peacock this month. 

'Everything I Know About Love'

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This British series is a semi-fictionalized adaptation of the Dolly Alderton memoir of the same name and spins a tale all about surviving your twenties. It centers on childhood best friends Maggie (Emma Appleton) and Birdy (Bel Powley) who moved into a London houseshare in 2012 with two other girls. 

Chiefly, the series sees how their relationship evolves as the four face all the ups and downs of life, seeing whether their friendship can survive as they navigate bad dates and heartaches.

Genre: Romance
Episodes: 7
Rotten Tomatoes score: 96%
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'The Tattooist of Auschwitz'

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Based on the book of the same name by Heather Morris, "The Tattooist of Auschwitz" recounts the story of two Jewish Holocaust survivors, Lali and Gita Sokolov (Jonah Hauer-King and Anna Próchniak). 

Shortly after he arrived at Auschwitz-Birkenau in 1942, Lali was made one of the tätowierer (tattooists) to ink ID numbers on other prisoners' arms. One day, he met Gita doing exactly that; they fall in love and grow determined to keep one another alive. The series is framed 60 years later, wherein a recently widowed Lali (now played by Harvey Keitel) meets Heather Morris (Melanie Lynskey) and finds the courage to tell his story.  

Genre: Drama
Episodes: 6
Rotten Tomatoes score: 76%
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'A Friend of the Family' 

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This nine-part series unravels the harrowing true story of the Broberg family. Their daughter, Jan (McKenna Grace), was kidnapped multiple times in the 1970s, by someone they believed to be a trusted family friend. 

The Peacock series explores how Robert Berchtold (Jake Lacy) masquerades as their kindly neighbor and employs sophisticated tactics to exploit their vulnerabilities and turn Jan aginst her own family. Ultimately, the series shows how the Brobergs' lives were forever changed by the experience — but also how they survived. 

Genre: Drama
Episodes: 9
Rotten Tomatoes score: 92%
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'Bupkis'

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"Bupkis" has become a Peacock miniseries as star Pete Davidson decided not to continue with the semi-autobiographical comedy, even though Peacock wanted to bring it back for another round.

The show revolves around a fictionalized version of the former SNL castmate. Having moved back home to Staten Island, we follow him as he processes some unfortunate family news and grapples with his career, relationships and well-being in an increasingly surreal version of the world around us. 

Genre: Comedy
Episodes: 8
Rotten Tomatoes score: 78%
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'The Resort' 

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"The Resort" is billed as a "multi-generational coming-of-age love story disguised as a fast-paced mystery about the disappointment of time." It follows vacationing married couple Noah (William Jackson Harper) and Emma (Cristin Miloti) to the Mayan Riviera on their 10th anniversary getaway.

The pair already had different feelings about their relationship (Noah's happy with how things are, Emma's not), but the trip soon puts them to the test as they are pulled into a bizarre Yucatan unsolved mystery involving the disappearance of two young people over a decade ago. 

Genre: Comedy/Mystery
Episodes: 8
Rotten Tomatoes score: 88%
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Genre: True crime documentary
Episodes: 6
Rotten Tomatoes score: 76%
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Genre: True crime documentary
Episodes: 6
Rotten Tomatoes score: 76%
Watch now on Peacock

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Genre: True crime documentary
Episodes: 6
Rotten Tomatoes score: 76%
Watch now on Peacock

Staff Writer, Streaming

Martin is a Streaming Writer at Tom’s Guide, covering all things movies and TV. If it’s in the theaters or available to stream somewhere, he’s probably watched it… especially if it has a dragon in it. Before joining the team, he was a Staff Writer at What To Watch where he wrote about a broad range of shows that stretched from "Doctor Who" and "The Witcher" to "Bridgerton" and "Love Island". When he’s not watching the next must-see movie or show, he’s probably still in front of a screen playing massive RPGs, reading, spending a fortune on TCGs, or watching the NFL.