What to Watch for the week ending January 6
By DECCAN CHRONICLE | Ajit Andhare
Popular shows like Master Chef India and Shark Tank India return this week
The new year has just started and it’s the first week. Streaming platforms are certainly not the ones to let go of this opportunity and have lined up a lot of fresh content. Whether you have an idea for a start-up or have profound culinary interests this week there is something for everyone. The usual thrillers and the next episodes of the ongoing series are also there.
On January 4, Netflix brings a docuseries on the rise and fall of Bernie Madoff, the mastermind behind one of the biggest Ponzi schemes in the history of Wall Street. ‘Madoff: The Monster of Wall Street’ is a limited series.
A six-episode adaptation of the eponymous novel by Elena Ferrante, ‘The Lying Life Of Adults’ will be released on January 4. The series has been described as “emotional” and “intimate” by the streamer.
‘Woman of the Dead’ which premiers on January 5, Thursday is the story of a woman’s quest to find out who killed her husband. It has been created by Barbara Stepansky and features Anna Maria Muhe. On the same day (January 5), the streamer will drop ‘Copenhagen Cowboy’, a noir series. The streamer has described it as a revenge drama of a woman sold as a good luck charm.
Another release for Thursday is ‘Ginny and Georgia’ created by Sarah Lampert. It’s story of a teenaged girl who is reportedly more mature than her mother.
Releasing on January 6, 1.27 hrs.-long ‘Mumbai Mafia: Police vs The underworld’ will deal with the Mumbai of 1990s when the underworld ruled the roost and it eventually gave rise to ‘encounter cops.’
It’s one platform that ended the year with a bang and is all set to begin the year with one. His fans went into a digital overdrive last week when the first episode of Prabhas on ‘Unstoppable 2’ was aired. The second ‘Bahubali’ episode will be out this week.
While other streamers are focusing on fiction, SonyLiv has lined up two reality shows for release this week. The second season of ‘Shark Tank India’ and a fresh season of ‘Master Chef India’ are scheduled to start on January 2, Monday. Both shows will be aired from Monday to Friday.
From January 6, a Telugu series ‘3Cs’ will begin. It has been created by Sampath Kumar Thota. The 3Cs in the title stand for ‘Choices, Chances and Changes’ which friends face when they go out to party and wake up in the middle of the ocean on a cruise with one of them missing.
A Tamil series titled ‘Story of Things’ also starts on January 6. Directed by George K Antoney it has a story that blurs the lines between real and surreal. Friday will also see the world premiere of ‘Saudi Vellakka’, a Malayalam film.
New connections and adventures come up as season 3 of ‘Fantasy Island’ starts on January 3, Tuesday.
All episodes of ‘Taaza Khabar’, a story of a young man who has the boon of knowing everything before it happens, will start on January 6. The web series stars Bhuvam Bam and Shriya Pilgaonkar. Besides the new series, ongoing series like ‘Moving in With Maliaka’s’ new episodes will be streamed.
The Rig, Season 1 will start on January 6. It’s the story of a crew stranded on a Scottish Oil Rig. The series is available in multiple languages with subtitles. Last year, a dating show called ‘Cosmic Love’ was released in which four individuals tried to find their perfect partners via astrological matchmaking. This week, ‘Cosmic Love France’ is likely to be released.
The OTT platform is opening its account this year with a Bengali thriller called ‘Shikarpur’ which is story of a small-time detective Keshto. On the same day, i.e January 6, a Punjabi movie starring Diljit Dosanjh ‘Babe Bhanga Paunde Ne’ will be released.
1. Madoff: The Monster of Wall Street
2. The Lying Life Of Adults
3. Woman of the Dead
4. Ginny and Georgia
5. Mumbai Mafia: Police vs The underworld
6. Copenhagen Cowboy
1. Part 2 of Prabhas on Unstoppable 2’
1. Master Chef India
2. Shark Tank India Season 2
4. Story of Things
5. Saudi Vellakka
6. Fantasy Island Season 2
1. Taaza Khabar
2. Moving in with Maliaka (Mon-Thu)
1. The RIg
2. Cosmic Love France
1. Shikarpur (Bengali)
2. Babe Bhangda Paunde Ne