4 OTT Shows That Hooked Me In 2020

Hey my lovely readers! How are you’ll? As all of us know, 2020 has turned out to be a boon for the OTT platforms. Between dreading about a deadly virus against an indefinite lockdown, sinking in the WFH culture, managing domestic chores and attending online classes, one thing that kept all of us busy was binge watching before the good old idiot box.

For sure I binge watched plenty of shows in the last one year of post- pandemic lockdown. Some left me happily surprised, some bored me to death and some others were reliably solid. However, there were some that are worth mentioning to you all. They were not only well created and phenomenal but totally hooked me and definitely left a mark on my mind.

Presenting to you my top favourite OTT shows of 2020 and why they should be on your must-watch list too.

The Queen’s Gambit
Genre: Period Drama
Platform: Netflix
Directed by Scott Frank, the show Queen’s Gambit follows the life of an orphan who matures into a competitive young adult fuelled by a desire to become the greatest chess player in the world while masking a growing addiction to drugs and alcohol that allow her to function. Why I love this show so much? Well, primarily because of the style of this show. Every scene is like a vintage, nostalgic photo coming to life. Whether Harmon (Anya Taylor-Joy) is in a swanky, mid-century hotel in Paris and Moscow or in her mother’s wallpapered “Mad Men”-ish dream of a living room, every physical detail is absolutely amazing.

The Crown
Genre: Historical Drama
Platform: Netflix
Second on my list is the most popular show in these times – The Crown. Created by Peter Morgan, it portrays the life of Queen Elizabeth II spanning the times from her wedding in 1947 to Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, until the early 21st century. Where do I begin talking about this phenomenal series? Everything about it is simply remarkable. You get to learn so much from the show. The way the royal families speak, eat, behave and so much more. Also, a few things that struck my mind were the lavish production (it is rumoured to be Netflix’s most expensive production), the human drama integrated with real events and its impeccable cast – all of which stole the success of The Crown. Definitely a masterpiece in itself.

Bandish Bandits
Genre: Romantic Drama
Platform: Amazon Prime
The next on my list is this wonderful Indian Romantic Drama Series Bandish Bandits. Directed by Anand Tiwari, it is a tale of millennial love between two musicians hailing from contrasting musical backgrounds. It follows the journey of popstar Tammanah (Shreya Chaudhary) and Indian classical singer Radhe (Ritwik Bhowmik) as they set out to find themselves and break barriers with their music. What I truly find admirable and worth mentioning is the fabulous music score by Indian musical trio Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy that is foot-tappingly catchy and will have you humming along together. Simultaneously, I was so amazed by the stunning locales and the colourful costumes of all the characters. Loved then colourful and musical Indian series, indeed!

Aarya
Genre: Crime Drama
Platform: Disney+ Hotstar
Based on the Spanish series Penoza by Pieter Bart Korthuis, Aarya unfolds the story of a wife and mother, who takes charge of her husband’s illegal business to tie the loose ends of his drug cartel after he gets murdered. The show consists of elements that keep the viewer smitten and glued right from the first few minutes of the show. One reason why I enjoyed watching the show so much. The storytelling was also something I really admired. If you’re a fan of crime dramas, then this is just the perfect show for you.

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New Hopes, New Beginnings

Hello my lovely readers. How are you’ll? And how’s everything going? Before writing any further, here’s wishing you all a very Happy New Year. We all know how 2020 has been a pretty tough and challenging year for everyone, owing to the pandemic, the calamities, unnatural deaths and so much else happening around the globe. Cheers to all of us who have survived 2020 and made it to 2021. I hope that this new season will be an awesome one with new hopes, new beginnings, and new times for everyone reading this.

Coming back to where I started, I have logged into my blog after almost two months. I mean that’s pretty much a long time I realise now. Right! For all those who were wondering where I had disappeared and why had I not stayed connected, let me share with you that I had lost the motivation to blog. The spark for writing that I had in me got suddenly lost! You can refer to it as the writer’s block!

Another reason why I wasn’t blogging was because I was exploring the nuances of other media more than the WP. Yes, my mind had been pre-occupied towards the social media platform as I looked for ways and means to develop my Instagram page. Though the joy of writing gives me inner happiness, I looked for ideas to grow as a social media blogger. As a result, I wasn’t able to give much time to both the mediums equally. Also, I was on a long trip with my family to bring in and celebrate the new year. Those who follow me on insta may have come across my new year travel posts recently.

New Year Celebration with fam in Amritsar

However, I know I truly owe you all – my readers – a big apology. I’m really sorry guys. Hope you all understand it. I also want to thank my amazing followers for still sticking with me and consistently supporting me in spite of me being inactive on WP.

However, I’m back after my long hiatus, and I promise you all that I will try to put more effort into writing and not disappoint you guys.

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