There are so many shows on TV these days that it’s become so hard to keep up. Thankfully, the monsoon is here and we have little else to do than curl up under the blankets and stream TV shows to our heart’s content. With the technology available to us today it’s become easier to use the Smart TV to connect to the internet and open up a world of entertainment options. Here are the latest shows you should be streaming on your Smart TV.
Game of Thrones (Season 7)
Winter has come and it’s taken us six years to get here. The latest season of the epic fantasy series promises to bring the worldwide cultural phenomenon one step closer to completion. The action picks up where we left off, with all the principal forces having finally made their way to Westeros, thereby signalling the inevitable clash that we’ve been waiting for over the previous seasons. And much like the previous season, this one consists of original content not found in the novels by George RR Martin. But there’s bad news for everyone who’s been waiting since forever for the story to progress – this season only has seven episodes. Tune in to find out which of your favourite characters will be the next to die.
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Based on the hugely-popular video game series by the same name, this stunning animated rendition of the retro Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse from 1989, delivers on all fronts. The art style of the show is heavily influenced by Japanese anime as well as the artwork from the original games, so fans of the series will find a warm familiarity amidst the heart-pounding action. If you’re looking for a quick rundown of the overall plot, here you go: Dracula’s armies of demons and monsters overrun the fictional country of Wallachia and the only person who can free the land from the murderous horde is the disgraced demon hunter, Trevor Belmont. Season 1 is just four episodes long, so you’ll be done with it in the same time it takes to watch a movie.
Earlier this month, GLOW set Netflix on fire with moonsaults and suplexes. In case you’re a bit lost, here’s a heads up – the show follows the lives of female wrestlers, who battle societal and personal obstacles to launch the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling (GLOW), the world’s first all-female wrestling show, which was originally created by David McLane in the 1980s. The charming aesthetics of the show pair perfectly with the disarming personalities of its many characters to deliver plenty of cringe-worthy and hilarious moments. Alison Brie, fresh off of Community, charms and delights as the hapless Ruth Wilder, but it is Marc Maron, in his portrayal of the droll promoter Sam Sylvia, who is the real star of the show.
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If like us, you were one of those people wondering what had happened to Jason Bateman, then fire up Ozark and see for yourself. In a stark contrast from his usual comedy capers, Bateman stars in this series (and directs half the episodes) about a financial planner named Marty Byrde who made a huge mistake and now has a debt to settle with a Mexican drug lord. The full series is available to stream on Netflix, and is perfect to watch if you miss antihero shows like Breaking Bad. We won’t spill more details, so go and watch it for yourself.
Preacher (Season 2)
If you’re one of those people who think that comic books are for kids and all comic book adaptations for the screen come from Marvel Studios, then Preacher’s incredibly adult themes, pitch-black humour and gruesome violence will come as a shock to you. Based on the cult-classic comic book franchise from DC Comics, the story revolves around a preacher, Jesse Custer, who embarks on the mother of all road trips. Who’s he searching for as he tears the countryside apart, leaving severed limbs and dismembered heads of demons in his wake? Why, God, of course. If there’s one thing you can’t accuse the show of, it’s a lack of grandiosity. New episodes release every week, so strap in for the ride of your life.
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Cover Image Courtesy: Preacher (TV Series)