In the wake of the coronavirus outbreak in India, the government has issued guidelines, urging people to adopt social distancing and avoid going out in April too. So, people have a lot of time to spend at home, and a chance to catch up on binge-worthy TV shows, classic series on Netflix. Also Read - On First Day of Last Week of Lockdown 4.0, India Reopens Its Skies; Highest Single-Day Spike of 6,977 Recorded | 10 Points
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Sacred Games (Season 1 and 2)
Sacred Games is an Indian web television thriller series based on Vikram Chandra’s 2006 novel of the same name. The first Netflix original series in India, it is directed by Vikramaditya Motwane and Anurag Kashyap who produced it under their banner Phantom Films. The novel was adapted by Varun Grover, Singh, and Vasant Nath. Kelly Luegenbiehl, Erik Barmack, and Motwane served as the executive producers. Also Read - Day After Crossing 50,000 Mark, Maharashtra Registers 2,436 New cases; Tally Stands at 52,667
The Big Bang Theory (12 seasons)
Loved and hated in equal measure, this long-running sitcom is about the lives of two physicists, their aspiring actress neighbour, and their fellow geek friends: an aerospace engineer, and an astrophysicist. Added two women — a neuroscientist and a microbiologist — as it went on. Seasons two through six were the good years.
Ghoul is an Indian horror web television miniseries based on the Arab folklore monster ghoul, and the second Netflix original from India, after Sacred Games. The series is written and directed by Patrick Graham and jointly produced by Jason Blum, Anurag Kashyap, Ryan Turek, Vikramaditya Motwane, Michael Hogan, Kilian Kerwin, John Penotti and Suraj Gohill under their respective banners Blumhouse Productions, Phantom Films and Ivanhoe Pictures.
An anthology series — starring Shefali Shah and Rajesh Tailang — whose first season follows the Delhi police’s investigation into the 2012 Nirbhaya gang-rape case, which saw all six suspects nabbed in less than a week.
Bard of Blood
Bard of Blood is an Indian fictional spy thriller web television series based on the 2015 espionage novel of the same name by Bilal Siddiqi. Directed by Ribhu Dasgupta and produced by Red Chillies Entertainment, the series stars Emraan Hashmi in the lead role along with Kirti Kulhari, Vineet Kumar Singh, Jaideep Ahlawat and Sobhita Dhulipala. It is a seven-episode series that revolves around the story of an ex-RAW agent. The series premiered on 27 September 2019 on Netflix.
Leila is an Indian dystopian drama web television series directed by Deepa Mehta, Shanker Raman and Pawan Kumar. Based on the 2017 eponymous novel by Prayaag Akbar, Leila follows the story of Shalini, who tries to find her missing daughter in a totalitarian regime in the near future. Written by Urmi Juvekar, it stars Huma Qureshi, Siddharth, Rahul Khanna, Sanjay Suri and Arif Zakaria. A teaser was launched on 8 March. The six-episode series premiered on 14 June 2019 on Netflix.
Stranger Things is American science fiction, drama-horror web television series created by the Duffer Brothers and released on Netflix. The twins also serve as executive producers with Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen. The series premiered on Netflix on July 15, 2016. Set in the 1980s in the fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana, the first season focuses on the investigation into the disappearance of a young boy amid supernatural events occurring around the town, including the appearance of a girl with psychokinetic abilities. The series stars an ensemble cast including Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Noah Schnapp, Natalia Dyer, Charlie Heaton, Joe Keery and Cara Buono.
Jamtara: Sabka Number Ayega
Jamtara – Sabka Number Ayega is an Indian crime drama web television series directed by Soumendra Padhi and written by Trishant Srivastava. The story revolves around the phishing operations in the Jamtara district of Jharkhand. It was released on Netflix on 10 January, 2020
Lacking in lovemaking experience but full of advice thanks to his sex therapist mom (Gillian Anderson), a socially awkward British teenager (Asa Butterfield) agrees to start a school sex therapy clinic with a rebel (Emma Mackey) in need of money.
There’s no unnecessary melodrama or soppy sentimentality in this charming relationship drama of a young couple, Kavya (Mithila Palkar) and Dhruv (Dhruv Sehgal), who live together in Mumbai. The phrase ‘God is in the small things’ comes to life when you see the central couple evolve in the most adorable manner. These two grow on you and are as comforting as a cup of tea. When you get to season 3, you learn about how a long-distance relationship can test any sturdy relationship like theirs. Watch it for Mithali and Dhruv’s splendid chemistry as a central couple. Trust me, you will fall in love with them.