The outbreak of coronavirus has left the world in utter chaos and panic. A total of 2 Million positive cases of the virus have been detected globally and more than 17000+ cases in India. With this session continuing till 3rd May and a possible extension with the rapid increase in the number of cases, most of us are bored at home. But you can make your stay at home interesting by binge-watching these 10 TV series.
So without further delay let’s dive deep into the realm of online streaming and web series to slay your boredom during the phase of COVID-19 lockdown. Here are 10 best TV series you should binge-watch to slay your boredom during the lockdown phase.
1. Money Heist
Money Heist is a crime genre Spanish four-part TV series that started streaming in 2017 on Netflix. The series explores the story of a criminal mastermind named ‘The Professor’ who is planning the biggest money heist in history by printing billions of euros in the Royal Mint of Spain. He recruits a group of highly-skilled eight thieves to make his plan a success. The shrewd planning and the sequence of events unfolding along the way will definitely be a jaw-dropping experience to you. The fourth part of the series was recently aired on Netflix and has gained a lot of popularity. Even if you are not the crime drama type, you still can’t resist humming the ‘Bella Ciao’ song in the series. This series is definitely worth binge-watching during the long-spanning phase of lockdown only on Netflix
Chernobyl is a five-part miniseries of HBO based on true events. Focusing on the nuclear accident of 1986, this TV series will leave you wondering about what truly happened. Starring Emmy-nominee Jared Harris, Stellan Skarsgård and Oscar-nominee Emily Watson, the series is truly worth binge-watching in the lockdown phase. Jared plays a physicist named Valery Legasov tasked with finding the mystery behind the nuclear explosion and must figure out what caused it. Watching through the first and the last episode will give you chills and will continue keeping you surprised until the very end. If you truly love mystery and delving into noir genre, this series is made for you. The series is available on Disney+hotstar.
3. Asur: Welcome to Your Dark Side
As the name suggests the Indian web series ‘Asur’ involves a mystery man who thinks of him as a demon and carries out murders in different parts of the nation. The task of resolving these murder mysteries fall upon Dhananjay Rajpoot who seeks the help of his former partner Nikhil Nair. Starring Arshad Warsi, Barun Sobti, and Riddhi Dogra, this series will leave you surprised at the end of each episode. Binge-watch this series on Voot now!
4. Jamtara – Sabka Number Aayega
Jamtara is a crime drama series based upon true incidents of phishing scams in Jamtara, Jharkhand in recent years. The story involves a group of fraudsters who are fooling people on the phone and making money through false offers, a cop trying to stop the scam, and a politician finding his profit in the same. The sequence of events in the ten episodes of the series will leave you with a number of questions.
You can start binge-watching this series right away on Netflix!
A newly launched series by TVF, Panchayat shows the story of Abhishek Tripathi played by Jitendra Kumar, who has been appointed as the Panchayat Secretary of Phulera village in Ballia. He often thinks himself as a misfit among the villagers and struggles with an undesired job paying him only 20,000 a month. You will surely enjoy the adventure of Abhishek in the series with numerous moments of humour and can’t resist bursting into laughter.
6. The Forgotten Army: Azaadi Ke Liye (2020)
The Forgotten Indian Army: Azaadi Ke Liye is a historical action drama series on digital (VOD) platform, Amazon Prime.
Based on true events, the series is about the Subhash Chandra led Indian army that consisted of both male and female personnel. Sunny Kaushal plays Lieutenant Sodhi in the series. He leads the armed forces of India during World War II when fighting for Independence.
The series presents a perspective from the Indian National Army soldiers, especially about their journey and sacrifice.
7. Special Ops (2020)
Renowned Bollywood filmmaker Neeraj Pandey has created the web show, along with co-writing and co-directing it.
This series is also based on real-life incidents. The story commences with a terrorist attack on the Indian Parliament in 2001. The series tries to uncover who is behind various attacks and the subsequent investigation.
Kay Kay Moon who plays Himmat Singh from RAW (Research and Wing Analysis) believes that one individual is the mastermind of all the attacks.
He comes to this conclusion as he identifies a similar trend with all the incidents. Singh and his agents undergo a special mission to find the prime suspect over a nineteen-year period.
8. House of Cards
House of Cards is an American political thriller drama revolving around Frank Underwood who is appointed as the secretary of the state but has witnessed several betrayals on his journey. The story shows his quest to seek revenge against these betrayals. If you love the genre of politics/crime thriller, ‘House of Cards’ is worth giving a try.
Watch this political thriller drama on Netflix now!
If you are a fan of fantasy genre like Lord of the Rings, you can’t miss the Witcher on Netflix. The American fantasy drama series is based on the works of Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski. The story revolves around two main characters — Geralt of Rivia, played by Henry Cavill, and princess Ciri, played by Freya Allan. The first season of the series aired in 2019 and the second season is expected to air in 2021. Rated 8.3 by viewers worldwide, this epic fantasy series is worth binge-watching in quarantine.
10. The Boys
We all love superhero movies and comics, which follows the story of a crime-fighting individual in a society, helping to make it better. Such isn’t the case with ‘The Boys’. The series rather explores the story of the Seven who have gone rogue and are misusing their superpowers to benefit themselves and an agency named Vought which is covering their dirty secrets. The society can’t definitely idolize them and so the Boys decide to take on the Seven. The series is filled with dark humour and if you love dark humour, you should definitely consider binge-watching it on Amazon Prime during the lockdown.