'What to Watch' for the week ending February 6
DECCAN CHRONICLE | Ajit Andhare
After an insipid start to the new year, things on streaming platforms are yet to pick up. Though there is no dearth of new content, big titles still elude the streamers. While power star Pawan Kalyan will appear on a chat show, multiple Oscar nominee ‘Wakanda Forever’ will be released on OTT this week.
‘Cunk’ on Earth’ is a mockumentary by Philomena Cunk tracing the history of civilization. It will be aired on January 31. On the same day, we have an interesting documentary on Pamela Anderson, a name synonymous with Bay Watch. Netflix will release ‘Class’ this week from February 3. Adopted from a Spanish series, this drama deals with friendships, betrayal, class conflicts, and murder. After the emotional ‘Dog Gone’, Netflix brings ‘Gunther’s Millions’, a limited series in which a dog inherits millions. On the same day, we have ‘Infiesto’, a dark and gritty story of two detectives solving a case against the backdrop of the pandemic. Next is ‘True Spirit", an inspiring tale of a girl who aims to become the youngest person to sail solo around the world. Another movie releasing on the same day is ‘Viking Wolf’, in which after witnessing a murder, a teenager starts having visions. On Friday, ‘Stromboli’ , a movie dealing with a woman dealing with a broken marriage will start streaming.
Harlem, a story of four girlfriends in their 30s, trying to balance their work and life, returns for a second season on February 3. The American comedy series has been created by Tracy Oliver and two episodes will be released every week.
Hindi heartland of Bihar once again serves as a backdrop for a story where love and anarchy come head-to-head. Set in 2005, ‘Jehanabad’ has been directed by Rajeev Barnwal and Satyanshu Singh. The show will be streamed on February 3. The earlier reality shows, ‘Masterchef’ and ‘Shark Tank’ also continue.
One of the last releases of 2022, ‘Shotgun Wedding’ stars Jennifer Lopez. This romantic comedy deals with a destination wedding gone awry. It’s available on Prime Video and Lionsgate Play.
The superhero action film, ‘Wakanda Forever’, which has secured multiple nominations for the Academy Awards, will be released on the streamer on February 1. It’s an eagerly awaited release as the movie has garnered both commercial and critical acclaim on its theatrical release.
After the super success of Prabha’s episode, ‘Unstoppable 2 with NBK’ will feature Pawan Kalyan this week. The first part will have the power star speaking about his three marriages, foraying into the films, and his bond with the family among other things. It will be telecast on Feb. 3. On the same day, the finale episode of Comedy Stock Exchange will be aired. Also, Friday will see the release of ‘Couple On The Backtrack’, a Korean drama dubbed in Telugu.
1. Cunk on Earth
4. True Spirit
5. Viking Wolf
7. Gunther’s Millions
1. Harlem Season 2
2. Shotgun Wedding
1. Shotgun Wedding
1. Wakanda Forever
1. Comedy Stock Exchange (Finale episode)
2. Couple On The Backtrack
3. Unstoppable 2 with NBK (Pawan Kalyan)