Saturday, April 20, 2024

Weekend Watch list 5: What Are You Watching This Weekend?

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If you also had a hard time at work this week as I did, you also must be craving for the weekend as much as I am. Between numerous calls, meetings, paperwork – we hardly get any breathing time during the week, don’t we? So, when the weekend rolls around, it feels like an oasis, where you can just eat, relax, go out with friends, and chill. But seeing the pandemic situation, going out with friends is a tad bit risky. So, the alternative? We suggest ordering pizza, making some popcorn, and binge-watching some great shows and movies on Netflix. But, what to watch? Here is your weekend watch list.

Never Have I Ever Season 2

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Mindy Kaling’s first major Netflix production and Maitreyi Ramakrishnan-starrer Never Have I Ever just dropped its season 2. The highly anticipated show had kept fans at the edge of the chair with the suspense of who will our protagonist, high-schooler Devi, choose ultimately ever since season 1 got over in April 2020. The last season ended with Devi kissing her arch-nemesis Ben after throwing her father’s ashes in the ocean. Never Have I Ever is a highly entertaining teen drama about the life of a first-generation Indian-American teenager Devi Viswakumar, who is trying to overcome the trauma of her father’s sudden death, alongside trying to snatch a hot boyfriend in her sophomore year.

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If you have already watched season 1 and are a die-hard fan of the show, you must be aware that so many new developments are going to happen in season 2. The new season also features supermodel Gigi Hadid as the narrator of Paxton. But if you still haven’t given it a try, it’s extremely binge-worthy.

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No, we are not talking about Money Heist here. We are talking about Netflix’s brand new docuseries about the 3 biggest heists of modern America – Miami Millions, Vegas Outlaws, and The Bourbon King But what sets this show apart from others? It’s the fact that stories are told by the real criminals of these heists. How their lives were that led them up to this. According to the producer, Oscar-winner Derek Doneen and his team wanted to explore the human side of crime.

And the result is a fascinating behind-the-scenes look into how targets are picked, the meticulous planning, and the sweet, though short-lived, glory of success. However, every criminal makes a mistake. The series makes it entertaining for viewers to see how investigators unravel the truth behind these history-making heists. If you are a thrill-seeker, don’t forget to watch this 6 episode docuseries Heist this weekend on Netflix.

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People come to New York often to flee from their hardship and find freedom. But Deborah Feldman had it the other way around. She ran away from her ultra-orthodox Hasidic Jewish family and community in Williamsburg, Brooklyn to the epicenter of her Holocaust survivor grandparents’ nightmare, Germany. Unorthodox, a four-part Netflix mini-series is based on the autobiography of Deborah Feldman and her journey of rejecting her community and religion to find freedom and self-identity.

The series will take you to a thrilling gut-wrenching and liberating journey of Etsy Shapiro. It is a story about a community that believes repopulating is the only way to survive, so the women are nothing more than a breeding machine. It’s the story of a culturally ultra-conservative and religiously strict community. But it also shows the journey of an oppressed Hasidic Jewish girl finding her own voice and identity when she joins a crew of talented musicians. If you haven’t watched Unorthodox, you are missing out on something important. Add this 2020 miniseries to your weekend watch list.

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The Witcher

Henry Cavill-starrer The Witcher is all set to release its 2nd season in December 2021. But if you are someone who is still living under a rock and have never heard of this ultra-famous Netflix series before, let us tell you, it revolves around Geralt of Rivia, the mutated monster hunter, who is trying to find his place in a world where people are more wicked than monsters and beasts. The show is an adaptation of a six-series Polish fantasy novel by Andrzej Sapkowski.

Prior to the web-series the book was brought to prominence by CD Projekt Red as a video game. It was bought by 50 million gamers worldwide. But the Netflix series set the world across fire with over 76 million viewers. Also, recently, Netflix and CD Projekt Red collaborated and held WitcherCon, a virtual convention to celebrate the world of The Witcher. Watch it here. So, before season 2 arrives, rewatch season 1 of The Witcher this weekend.

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Shadow & Bone

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Shadow and Bone is adapted from Leigh Bardugo’s Grisha Trilogy. It is set in Ravka, where there are element-manipulating powers, a region of tangible darkness called the Shadow Fold filled with monsters, saints, soldiers, thugs, thieves, princes, and privateers. Season 1 of this show follows Alina Starkov, an ordinary mapmaker, who suddenly discovers that she has a rare power to summon sunlight, which could destroy the Shadow Fold and save countless people. Soon she gets ensnared by the lavish world of royalty as she starts training with the Grisha, her country’s magical military elite. Its notorious leader, commander General Kirigan takes a special interest in her power. Often this show is compared to Game of Thrones, but it has so much more to it than GOT. So, why don’t you watch it this weekend on Netflix?

How did you like this weekend watch list? Which show or movie are you going to watch this weekend? Let us know in the comments section below. Sayonara, until next time!

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Pallabi Bose
Pallabi Bose
Pallabi Bose covers TV and Web genres of the Entertainment beat for MovQue as an independent contributor. Besides writing she is extremely passionate about home décor, DIY, abstract painting, exploring global cuisine, and last but not the least traveling. Pallabi is a wandering soul and has traveled over 11 states in India solo. She is a clichéd tea-lover. Born in Baidyabati, a small quaint little town of West Bengal 40km away from Kolkata.

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