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It’s yet another week in lockdown and you’re probably running out of things to watch. Conveniently, we have these ten films and TV shows for you to watch on Netflix, Amazon Prime and Hotstar.
Mrs Serial Killer (Netflix)
The reviews for this show have been mixed but if you, like us, have appreciated Manoj Bajpayee, this is a show for you. Mrs Serial Killer is about a doctor being accused for a series of murders and his wife (Jacqueline Fernandez) deciding to exact revenge.
Set in the post-World War II LA, Hollywood follows the lives of aspiring filmmakers and actors struggling to make it big in showbiz. In doing so, Hollywood exposes the industry’s gender, sexuality and racial biases that exist to a certain degree even today.
You may have easily missed this movie when it hit the cinemas earlier this year. The movie, produced by Shah Rukh Khan’s Red Chilli Entertainment is what you’d call an underrated film. The heart-warming tale of a small-time actor as he considers retirement acting in his 500th film stars Sanjay Mishra in the lead role. And, really, that is all you need to know about Kaamyaab. Do watch it!
After Life – Season 2 (Netflix)
Ricky Gervais returns in the second season of After Life as Tony, a local newspaper journalist who’s decided that the best way to deal with the passing of his wife is by punishing those around him by doing whatever he likes.
Never have I ever (Netflix)
Devi Vishwakumar decides that she’s going to put behind her horrible freshman year and have an amazing life by changing her social standing in school but realises that the price she must pay for this may be too high.
Too hot to handle (Netflix)
The premise of this reality show was supposedly to teach millennials the importance of real connections over meaningless sex. It did so by putting 14 singles in a tropical paradise and threw them a $100,000 celibacy challenge.
Billions – Season 5 (Hotstar)
Inspired by the series of investigations undertaken by Preet Bharara, the US Attorney for the Southern District of New York against hedge fund manager Steve Cohen, Billions is now in its fifth season. Follow the fresh season of the show every Sunday morning (India time).
Dilruk Jayasinha: Bundle of Joy (Amazon Prime)
The first Sri Lankan comedian to break into the international OTT scene meets the hype that surrounds him. There’s no point us trying to sell him to you when he can do a very good job himself in the trailer above.
Tom Gleeson: Joy (Amazon Prime)
Yet another comedian who exploded on to the international circuit comes from Australia. Those of you following Hard Talk on Facebook are likely to recognise Gleeson the moment you see his picture, which is more than what you could say about the policeman who apparently asked Gleeson to identify himself… while standing before a 12-foot billboard of the comedian.
Coronavirus, explained (Netflix)
We end this list on a sombre note with the documentary explaining the birth and spread of Covid-19. Shorn of any political agendas and jargon, this 26-minute documentary explains in simple words how the global pandemic was caused and what is likely going to happen next.