It’s the first day of the week, and we are already bored of it. Solution? Watch a series that gets over within a day, so we get the satisfaction of finishing something, and we have a great new topic to talk about! Here’s a list of shows you can watch in 8 hours or less, and come out all the better to deal with the remaining week.
P.S.: If you have even less time, we have a list of shows you can binge in 4 hours or less.
1. Special Ops
With a stellar cast like Kay Kay Menon, Divya Dutta, Vinay Pathak, and Karan Tacker, Neeraj Pandey’s series is one of the best shows of 2020. Based on real-life terror attacks that India has faced over the years, this 8-episode show depicts the role of Indian intelligence during the attacks. As RAW searches for a terrorist, Menon’s character is adamant that the same terrorist is responsible for other attacks around the country. He gets himself into trouble for spending so much money on a theory that has no proof, he and his team must race against time to save the nation, once again.
2. The End of the F**king World
A self-proclaimed psychopathic teenager James and a rebellious girl Alyssa, embark on the journey of a lifetime – he, to kill her, and she, to escape from the hell hole that is her family. Their plans derail quickly when they see just how f**ked up the outside world is, and their own emotions get in the way. Combining crime, passion, and love, this series about teenagers is unlike anything you’ve seen and will keep you hooked.
3. Tiger King
On the surface, it seems to be a done-and-dusted Netflix true-crime docu-series about a zoo owner accused of attempted murder, but that is actually a fraction of what really goes on. Throw in some exotic cats, homosexuality, a presidential race, murder, suicide, drugs, cults, lawsuits, diss tracks, and even some good ol’ espionage and then you’ll have an episode of Tiger King.
4. Modern Love
Stemming from a weekly New York Times column, Modern Love is a case against the clichéd heteronormative rom-com based stories of love. Every episode is a story of a different couple, and their dealings with their emotions and relationships. Love stories from a same-sex couple, a woman with a bipolar personality, a dating app owner, and others will make you question just how much you know about love. Oh also, looking at Dev Patel doesn’t hurt.
5. I Am Not Okay with This
Set in the same universe as The End Of The F**king World, this coming of age story is about just another teenager getting through life. Except, she’s just discovered she has superpowers. And no, no one is recruiting her in The Avengers. How does she deal with this? With anger, confusion, a little drama, and a lot more comedy, which makes this show one of the fabulous shows to watch.
Zendaya won an Emmy for her performance in Euphoria, which should give you some inklings as to why you should watch this show. With open conversations on addiction, sex and nudity, this show has mesmerizing music too. You have to watch the show to know more about it.
When in doubt, watch Phoebe Waller-Bridge! Fleabag is Waller-Bridge’s baby that earned numerous Emmy awards, and a spot in every binge watcher list with its tragicomedy and brilliant writing. Phoebe Waller-Bridge plays the titular character Fleabag, who is grappling while coming to terms with the death of her best friend. Season 2 introduces a man dubbed ‘The Hot Priest’ (we are not sorry), where Andrew Scott makes us swoon as he plays Fleabag’s romantic interest. Shockingly funny yet heartbreaking realistic, Fleabag is a must watch.
8. The Witcher
Based on fantasy novels and action role play games, this fantasy series has everything – monsters, magic, and a very hot and very blond Henry Cavill. Cavill plays a witcher, a monster hunter who gets tangled in the war of kingdoms, the end of magic and a new surprise that will upend his life. Dubbed as Game of thrones for the new generation, this one should definitely be on your list.
Which series are you looking forward to watching?