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5 Web Series that will leave an indelible mark on your Hearts and Minds

5 Must Watch Web Series

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The entertainment industry today witnesses a drift from mainstream television entertainment to web based entertainment. With the two big players on the scene; Netflix and Amazon, viewers have more option at their disposal to view a variety of programs of their preferred genre.
Here are some web series that will leave your mind asking for more:

13 REASONS WHY

“13 Reasons Why” is an American mystery web series based on the 2007 novel “Thirteen Reasons Why” by Jay Asher and adapted by Brian Yorkey for Netflix. The series revolves around a high school student, Hannah Baker, a girl who takes her own life after suffering a series of demoralizing events brought on by select individuals at her school.

The series addresses the sensitive subject matter of bullying and how intensely it can affect someone.  In the series, Hannah Baker records a number of tapes explaining why she took her own life — and the truth left her classmates petrified.

It not only throws light on the subsequent events that could lead someone to take one’s life but also gives a strong message about the need to communicate. It re-enforces that just by lending you ears to someone one might be able to save a life.

The series has been criticised for its bold portrayal of suicide and bullying however, it only brings forth the stark reality of life that is rest assured to change your heart and take on such events, once you are audience of the series.

Inside Edge

It is a story that captures the world of cricket and entertainment. It’s an Indian original series that was first premiered on Amazon Prime. It brings to light the gloomy aspect of the sport we call a “Gentlemen’s game”; Cricket; where money and power subdue the very essence of the game.

Written and directed by Karan Anshuman (director of Bangistan), the web series revolves around the Mumbai Mavericks team – a part of PPL (Powerplay T20 League), which is a fictional Indian Premier League kind of T20 cricket tournament.

The story delves deeper on aspects behind the game wherein money is the driving force that decides the fate of the match thereby giving us a gist of the actual politics that the game and players go through.

Designated Survivor

Designated survivor is an American Political Drama series that gives a sneak peek into how twisted a political controversy can get. The story revolves around the Capitol Bombings in US and the secretary of housing and development sworn in as the president soon after being named the “designated survivor”, little does the President know that the bombing was just a start to the bigger picture that is for him to unwind.

It is a political thriller that focuses on a conspiracy theory, political drama and scheming. Well, that doesn’t mean you have to be a political junky to watch it.  The story line has a lot of depth and will not let you take your eyes of the screen. It is very believable and contextual given the political scenario today.

Definitely a must watch for all the suspense lovers.

Stranger Things

“Stranger Things” is an American science fiction-horror web series created, written, and directed by the Duffer Brothers. The Duffer Brothers, Shawn Levy, and Dan Cohen serve as executive producers.

The first season’s focal point is an investigation into the disappearance of a young boy while the town is brimming with news of supernatural events, including the appearance of a girl with paranormal abilities who helps with search.

The second season, titled Stranger Things 2, is set a year after the first, and deals with the attempts made by the character to get back to a normal life.

The Series strikes a balance, between funny and scare, Love and Hate, Supernatural Entities and teen love triangle, thus the show is for sure a win-win.

Breathe

Is an Indian Original Amazon Prime web series, this show is about ordinary people having to deal with extraordinary situations which forces them into act of crime while making an effort to sustain in the real world.

Breathe throws light on the concurrent events that turn an ordinary man into a criminal. It is directed by Mayank Sharma, this suspense series is a perfect blend of emotions, drama and uncertainty. This tale of fathers is an unbelievable quest to save his son’s life is definitely a must watch for all.

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