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Bingeworthy Shows for your Next Weekend

Some of us might be wary of the anticipated series of long weekends that refuse to melt into days of happy buzz and productivity. Well, dug into the watchlist yet?

 

If you are craving a bucket list of shows that can be binged voraciously and finished watching within one long, boring weekend, your search ends here! Here are our favourite timeless classics for a quick weekend wrap.

 

 Only Murders in the Building

For the loyal crime aficionados, this Steve Martin and John Hoffman hit-and-miss whodunit hit pulls you into its sitcomy universe for quite a ride. Starring Selena Gomez, Martin Short and Steve Martin, this mystery gold is further accentuated by plot twists and the electric chemistry shared among the three leads. As Charles, Mabel and Oliver are accidentally lodged in a gruesome murder case, in all their despondency, the characters learn to share their vulnerability and trust each other in anyway. 

 

Like the icing on top, this wacky murder thriller has a steady stream of warm wit and humour to renew your enthusiasm and vigour to stay hooked to the show.

 

 

Fleabag

This bliss of a dark comedy-drama Fleabag by Phoebe Waller-Bridge has swept probably all the prestigious awards one can think of: Primetime Emmy, Golden Globe and Critics’ Choice Award. Besides being an emotional whirlpool of a show, it genuinely shines in all its hilarity, wit, sarcasm, pathos and perhaps the wide plethora of human emotions one experience in a lifetime. . .and beyond.

 

The devastating and heart-shattering narrative was initially prepared for a ten-minute stand-up set for a tightly packed Soho Theatre. To know how Fleabag evolved to be this electrifying comedy where our unnamed protagonist constantly breaks the fourth wall is an extraordinary journey, if not a pilgrimage, you must undertake!

 

 

A Suitable Boy

Mira Nair’s cinematic adaptation of Vikram Seth’s saga retains the enigmatic, cerebral and ambitious elements of the original work. Seth’s post-partition epic is a testimonial of his vision and ideologies that Nair has tried to capture within the limited scope of this miniseries.

 

What would really appeal to you is the charming British-Indian identity of this period drama that manifests itself deftly when you view the show panoramically. Shot in the dust-smeared markets of Calcutta, the show has been aptly described by Nair as “The Crown in Brown.” 

 

Among other mind-gripping critically well-acclaimed works, Mare of Easttown, The Haunting of Bly Manor and The White Lotus do an equally brilliant job of doing away with the blues and keeping you entertained

Puja Sinha

Coffee addict. Daydreamer. Hitchcock Fan. A post-grad in English Literature, Puja is a forever enthusiast of traversing long distances by rail. Her verticals of choice are entertainment, art & society. She can be found lazing in the garden when not fidgeting over deadlines.
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