With the coming of winter holidays and online streaming services becoming more and more popular, Netflix has grown into one of the most influential media streaming services in the world. You can stream anything starting from Netflix’s original series like Stranger Things and The Crown to TV favorites like Sherlock Holmes, Doctor Who, Friends, Orange is the New Black and so on. Now you can also watch Hindi movies and shows on Netflix like Hotel Mumbai, Cobalt blue, Little things and Leila. Netflix carries an impressive library of movies, TV shows and documentaries. Browsing through all of them is not an easy task unless you know a show by its name. So, if you are searching for good shows or movies on Netflix here are some recommendations.
#1 Stranger Things
The very first show that you need to watch is Stranger Things. It is an American science fiction horroe web television series created by Duffer Brothers. It has three seasons with 8 episodes each, Set in the fictional town pf Hawkins, Indiana, in November 1983, the first season focuses on the investigation into the disappearance of a young boy and supernatural events occurring around the town, including the appearance of a girl with psychokinetic abilities who helps the missing boy’s friends in their search, The second season, titled stranger things 2, is set one year later in October 1984 and deals with the character’s attempt to return to normality and the aftermath of the events frpm the first season. The third season, titled Stranger Things 3, is set in July 1985. The fourth season is likely to be released in December 2020 though no exact date has been shared.
#2 Street Food
If you love eating street food, this is the right documentary for you. This documentary celebrates different street food dishes and traditions around the world. Netflix released season 1 on 26th April 2019. Season 1 takes us to Asia, stopping at nine cities along the way. The cities that were featured here are Bangkok, Osaka, Yogyakarta, Chiayi, Seoul, Ho Chi Minh City, Singapore, Cebu city and Delhi. Among dozens of other dishes, the most interesting ones are the Nilarang Bakasi in Cebu city, drunken noodles in Singapore and Nihari in Delhi that’s so popular that people line up for hours to get a taste.
#3 Delhi Crime
If you tell me to describe Delhi Crime in one word, I would say marvelous. Delhi Crime is an Indian cine drama web television series wriiten and directed by Richie Mehta. Delhi Crime takes up the uneviable task of depicting the police officials at a point of time in with the procedure. The seven episode show details a female led, five day long pressure cooker search for six male perpetrators behind the 2012 Delhi gang rape also known as the Nirbhaya rape case. Each character is designed to represent a different socio cultural dimension of the case. The most startling scene in a show full of startled people is the one where DSP Vartika Chaturvedi interrogates the prime suspect Ram Singh were he confesses his actions towards the rape victim. This series can be said to be one of the best Indian drama web television series. The second season is likely to release in 2020. According to reports, this will be an anthology series where the cases will change but the characters will remain the same.
#4 Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj
If you are interested in politics, this one’s for you. Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj is an American comedy web television talk show hosted by Hasan Minhaj that premiered on 28th October, 2018 on Netflix. This show aims to explore the modern cultural and political landscape with depth and sincerity. The show’s host, Hasan Minhaj brings his unique comedic voice and storytelling skill to explore the larger grim trends shaping our fragmented world. With four seasons till date, the show has won an Emmy, a Peabody Award and two Webby Awards. My favorite episode is episode 6 in Season 3 where he talks about the Indian Elections discussing the Bharatiya Janata Party, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the opposition including the Indian National congress and its Rahul Gandhi.
#5 13 Reasons Why
Looking for something mysterious? 13 Reasons Why is an American teen drama web television series developed for Netflix by Brian Yorkey, based on the 2007 novel Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher. The series revolves around 17 year old high school student, Clay Jensen and his deceased friend, Hannah Baker who takes her own life after having to face a culture of gossip, bullying at her high school. It also shows how her family and friends had to face the consequences. Three seasons has been released with 13 episodes each. After watching this series you will realize how important one’s life is and how easily one can lose one’s life.
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