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House of Cards to Homecoming: Top shows on Netflix and Amazon Prime to binge watch during Diwali holidays

The most talked about, acclaimed and entertaining shows that you must binge on during these Diwali holidays.

  • Published: November 5, 2018 8:31 PM IST
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Diwali celebrations are about to commence and expect a lot of glittering lights, sweets, savoury snacks, and crackers around you. Whether you have plans or not, it’s always wise to have a list of shows you must binge watch on Netflix or Amazon Prime during the holidays.

From thrillers to comedy dramas, the Netflix and Amazon Prime Video library oozes with TV shows — old and new. Both services are subtle in shoving random shows based on your preferences. However, there is a goldmine of TV shows that you may have heard about but never dared yourself to watch them. So we compiled a list of TV shows that you must absolutely binge watch.

NETFLIX

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

A dark, supernatural horror take on Archie Comics’ sweet Sabrina, the teenage witch. Generously peppered with pop culture references and horror influences.

Marvel’s Daredevil

Blinded lawyer Matt Murdock is the red devil of Hell’s Kitchen. A perfect modern homage to the classic Marvel super hero. It is arguably the best and the most realistic superhero TV show.

Handmaid’s Tale

The gracious live-action adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novels with the same name. A take on a totalitarian society forcing the few remaining fertile women to childbearing servitude for repopulating the world.

House of Cards

Perfect political thriller about a ruthless, power-hungry congressman’s rise to supremacy and his wife eventually swoops in for a powerful finish.

The Bodyguard

A palpable thriller drama surrounding the British Home Secretary hellbent on introducing surveillance powers for the law enforcement and the ex-Afghanistan veteran turned London Special Protection cop assigned to protect her.

The Haunting of the Hill House

The Crain’s temporary stay at the Hill House fractures their perception of time. The oddball ghostly memories dwindle them between past and the present to leave you at the edge of the seat in anticipation of the next.

Stranger Things

This fascinating sci-fi show set in the 80s about friendship, nerd boys, courage, and parenting (or the lack of) revolving around the supernatural monster that birthed from a top-secret experiment that went south.

Narcos

The nearly real take on the lavish and colorful life of the most ruthless and gritty drug-lord of Columbia – Pablo Escobar. From escaping the law enforcement to facing them head-on in brutal, bloody shootouts, it’s an entertaining watch. The highly awaited season 4 kicks off on November 16.

Big Mouth (Adult Humor)

A raw, animated and adult take on the 7tmh graders passing their way through puberty while addressing and often dealing with confusing situations and feelings through random bouts of scatological humor. Tread with caution.

AMAZON PRIME

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

The perfect housewife of the 1950s has every box checked for the ideal life every woman wanted until she discovers her hidden talent – stand-up comedy.

Mr. Robot

Imagine a brilliant, harmless looking cyber security engineer is secretly the most prolific hacker who is unstable, haunted by his childhood memories, and delivers a psycho-emotional narrative.

The Good Wife

A legal and political drama about a bold, daring wife who turns into a litigator after her husband lands in jail after a humiliating political and sex scandal goes public.

The Looming Tower

A respectably fictionalized drama on the power struggle between FBI, CIA, and everyone in between while the infamous 9/11 attacks at the World Trade Centre took place.

The Night Manager

What happens when a former British soldier working as a Night Manager is hired to collect intelligence and infiltrate the inner circle of an arm’s dealer? Expect a slow but thrilling drama.

Homecoming

A paranoia-inducing conspiracy thriller where a counselor helps the soldiers returning from war to transition into civilian life. The show gets interesting when it starts shuttling between two timelines — 2018 and 2022.

The Man in the High Castle

What if World War II ended differently? A dystopia take based on Philip K. Dick’s novel of the same name but diverges from the book on several fronts. You need to watch this show, and read the book to get that.

This is Us

It is a comedy-drama which is too good to be true. A family drama of triplets who have no clue about their uniquely interwoven past which leads to unusual events in their current lives.

Jack Ryan

When a CIA analyst lands into a dangerous field assignment as he untangles the communication pattern employed by terrorists, he has with no choice but to fight.

  • Published Date: November 5, 2018 8:31 PM IST