India recorded over 90,000 cases in a day taking the total number of cases past 41 lakhs. Even with the economy being 'unlocked' in gradual phases, staying put at home is the best way to not only avoid contracting the disease but also spreading it further. So in such trying times, where boredom and frustration is almost always right around the corner, we are all depending on quality content to keep us occupied. We're all binge watching TV shows like Twin Peaks and Grey's Anatomy and movie series like the Star Wars series to make up for the lack of outdoor excursions. While many productions have halted to slow the spread of the coronavirus, new spring series that had already finished filming are still rolling out as planned. Many of us are finally taking up extended drama and reality tv shows with plenty of seasons, that we couldn't make time for otherwise. So when we're done with work, household chores and our regular baking session, we need a list of entertainment promising shows to captivate our minds.
Netflix, the most known and appreciated online streaming service (OTT) in the country, often releases original content as well as other material to cater to the varying choices. Other such streaming services include Amazon Prime Video, Disney plus Hotstar, Voot and many others. All these platforms serve as 24/7 entertainment portals all depending on a monthly or annual subscription. Their high definition quality shows and films can be easily accessed through any online streaming device. These platforms have nearly dismissed the subscription of cable channel services on television. Their quick and easy access with the use of a handy internet connection has made the introduction of OTT platforms a huge hit amongst the masses.
Here are they best shows to look out for in 2020 :-
1. Killing Eve
Killing Eve, a British dark comedy-drama spy thriller television series produced by Sid Gentle Films for BBC America and BBC iPlayer. The plot revolves around the bored and exceedingly smart MI5 spy, Eve Polastri (Sandra Oh) who goes to extreme measures to capture a psychopathic assassin,Villanelle (Jodie Comer), eventually developing a mutual obsession. Fleabag or Phoebe Waller-Bridge scripted show launched its third season in August, 2020. This spy thriller is guaranteed to keep you on your toes from beginning to end. The characters help wave goodbye to the mundane lifestyle with its witty dark humour and action packed direction.
An upcoming American psychological horror drama web television series, based on the 1962 novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey. It is set to premiere on Netflix on September 18, 2020. Sarah Paulson is set to star as Nurse Ratched, a young nurse at a mental institution becomes jaded and bitter before turning into a full-fledged monster to her patients. The trailer release on Youtube already has every viewer on the edge of their seats. Unlike the 1975 Academy Award winning film One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Ratched gives an introduction to the nurse's story, explaining the reasons for her behaviour. With the novel and film being highly appreciated, the show proves its worth just by the trailer released.
Premiered on 1 May, 2020, the show is a period miniseries set in the Golden Age of Tinseltown. In post-World War II Hollywood, aspiring actors and filmmakers will do almost anything to make their showbiz dreams come true. Starring Darren Criss, David Corenswet, Patti LuPone, Jim Parsons, and others come together to play a group of creatives whose vision for Hollywood looks quite different from how the studio system actually works. The riveting alternate history showcases sizzling performances, great costumes, and an all-rounded entertainment TV series.
4. The Boys
An American superhero web television series developed by Eric Kripke, is based on the comic book of the same name by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson. The Boys storyline revolves around how 'the boys' head out on a heroic quest to expose the truth about the Seven and Vought, the multibillion-dollar conglomerate that manages the rogue superheroes and covers up their dirty secrets. Season one was a bloodbath and an absolute win with the audience; season two releasing on Prime Video promises even more gore.
An upcoming American drama web television series adapted by US show-runner and Gone Girl novelist, Gillian Flynn from the 2013 British original, centred around a group of young adults who get a hold of a cult underground graphic novel 'The Utopia Experiments', which burdens them with the dangerous task of saving the world as they find themselves pursued by a shadowy organisation known as The Network. The Rainn Wilson and many other known celebrities starrer, set to release on 25th September 2020 on Prime Video, sounds like a great pick for those looking for mystifying puzzles to be solved with loads of action and adventure.
6. The Crown
The Crown, a Netflix original drama that chronicles the life of Queen Elizabeth II (Claire Foy) from the 1940’s to modern times, created and principally written by Peter Morgan, is set to release its 4th season on 15 November, 2020. The series begins with an inside look at the early reign of the queen, who ascended the throne at age of 25, showcasing the personal intrigues, romances, and political rivalries through the years, that has finally come to the arrival of a pair of insurgent alpha-females in the shape of Lady Diana Spencer (Emma Corrin) and Margaret Thatcher (Gillian Anderson). A go to for all history fanatics, this show has never lost its glory in all these years.
A German science fiction thriller web television series, Dark, winner of several namely awards, released its third and final season on Netflix on June 27, 2020. The series' plot revolves around the aftermath of the disappearance of two children in the town of Winden. The science fiction mystery drama series introduces an intricate puzzle filled with twists that includes a web of curious characters, all of whom have a connection to the town's troubled history and ties all loose ends together in its final season. This gripping and stimulating tv series gained fame with its very first season and is a great option to binge watch while staying home.
8. The Mandalorian
The Star Wars based American space Western web television series created by Jon Favreau is to be released on Disney+ in October, 2020. The first live-action series in the Star Wars franchise, The Mandalorian revolves around the lone gunfighter who makes his way through the outer reaches of the galaxy, far from the authority of the New Republic. The Star Wars series, already admired by millions of fans, is one of the most awaited shows in 2020.
9. Too Hot To Handle
One of the most raunchy and discussed reality tv shows of 2020 is Too Hot To Handle that was released in April this year. The show revolves around the lives of singles who meet and mingle in paradise with the other sexy singles, facing one big challenge: a $100,000 celibacy challenge. Created by Laura Gibson and Charlie Bennett, the show consisted of eight episodes, all of which were released on Netflix. The show saw immediate popularity as it was a sure shot entertainer for the bored youngsters lounging around at home. Want to load off some steam? Watch the contestants dating challenges to release your tension ;)
10. Money Heist
Last but not the least is the famous show everyone is talking about. Money Heist (in Spanish: La casa de papel, which means "The House of Paper") is a Spanish heist crime drama television series created by Álex Pina. The show involves a criminal mastermind, "The Professor" who has a plan to pull off the biggest heist in recorded history - to print billions of euros in the Royal Mint of Spain. He recruits eight people with certain abilities to help him carry out the ambitious plan. The staggering, heated show doesn't disappoint for the entirety of the four seasons, with the fourth one just released in April, 2020. A universal favourite, this show fulfils every mystery-lover's heart.