Hyderabad: The pandemic got us hooked on to TV shows like never before. Almost everyone today is stuck binge-watching at least one show.
So, IMDb users curated a list of the most popular shows in the world that can help you find your perfect fix the next time you’re contemplating on what to watch. While most of the shows are foreign, an Indian show makes a surprise entry on the No. 4 position. Check out:
In Marvel Studios’ “Loki,” the mercurial villain Loki (Tom Hiddleston) resumes his role as the God of Mischief in a new series that takes place after the events of “Avengers: Endgame.” Kate Herron directs and Michael Waldron is head writer. Streaming on Disney+.
#2 Sweet Tooth
Ten years ago “The Great Crumble” wreaked havoc on the world and led to the mysterious emergence of hybrids — babies born part human, part animal. Unsure if hybrids are the cause or result of the virus, many humans fear and hunt them. After a decade of living safely in his secluded forest home, a sheltered hybrid deer-boy named Gus (Christian Convery) unexpectedly befriends a wandering loner named Jepperd (Nonso Anozie). Streaming on Netflix.
#3 Mare of Easttown
Mare Sheehan, an office police investigator in a small Pennsylvania town, investigates a brutal murder as she tries to keep her life from falling apart. Streaming on Disney+.
#4 The Family Man
Srikant Tiwari is a middle-class man who also serves as a world-class spy. Srikant tries to balance his familial responsibilities with the demands of the highly secretive special cell of the National Intelligence Agency that he is working for. Season 2 features performances from Samantha Akkineni and Priyamani apart from Manoj Bajpayee. Streaming on Amazon Prime Video.
When the devil tires of life in Hell, he materialises in the City of Angels, where he aids the LAPD in rounding up and punishing evildoers in this TV-adaptation of the comic book. Streaming on Netflix.
#6 The Handmaid’s Tale
Adapted from the classic novel by Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale is the story of life in the dystopia of Gilead, a totalitarian society in what was formerly the United States. Facing environmental disasters and a plunging birthrate, Gilead is ruled by a twisted fundamentalism in its militarized “return to traditional values.” As one of the few remaining fertile women, Offred (Elisabeth Moss) is a Handmaid in the Commander’s household, one of the caste of women forced into sexual servitude as a last desperate attempt to repopulate the world. Streaming on Amazon Prime Video.
Time is a 2021 three-part TV drama written by Jimmy McGovern. Mark Cobden is newly imprisoned, consumed by guilt for his crime, and way out of his depth in the volatile world of prison life. He meets Eric McNally, an excellent prison officer doing his best to protect those in his charge. However, when one of the most dangerous inmates identifies his weakness, Eric faces an impossible choice between his principles and his family. It was first broadcast on BBC One on 6 June 2021.
StartUp follows “the emergence of GenCoin, a brilliant yet controversial tech idea centered on digital currency—an idea that gets incubated on the wrong side of the tracks by three strangers who don’t necessarily fit the mold of tech entrepreneurs and a crooked FBI agent who will go to any lengths to take them down. Streaming on Netflix.
Follow the lives of six reckless adults living in Manhattan, as they indulge in adventures which make their lives both troublesome and happening. The classic is streaming on Netflix.
#10 Game of Thrones
Nine noble families wage war against each other in order to gain control over the mythical land of Westeros. Meanwhile, a force is rising after millenniums and threatens the existence of living men. Streaming on HBO.