Weekend Watchlist: The top shows on Netflix, Amazon Prime, and other streaming services


  • Every week, Business Insider India picks up all the new releases across OTT platforms in India for its readers.
  • This week Sex Education 2 is streaming on Netflix.
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Here are a few top and new shows streaming on Netflix and other OTT platforms, this week:
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​Sex Education Season 2 on Netflix

​Sex Education Season 2 on Netflix

Director: Ben Taylor

Cast: Asa Butterfield, Emma Mackey, Ncuti Gatwa, Connor Swindells, Aimee Lou Wood, Gillian Anderson

Description: In the first season of Sex Education we saw a highschool kid Otis partnering with Maeve Willy to open a business: sex consultancy where he helped people solve problems of their sexual lives. The season ended with Otis falling for another girl at the time when Marve fell in love with him. Season 2 starts with Otis shutting down the clinic after he discovers his mother has joined his school as a sexual health advisor. He tries to get physical with his girlfriend Ola, but realises that his mother and Ola’s father are having an affair. He once again struggles to find his identity.

Critics: Netflix’s breakout romantic comedy continues to quietly push boundaries, without ever compromising on warmth and humour, Rohan Naahar from Hindustan Times wrote.

​Jamtara on Netflix

​Jamtara on Netflix

IMDb: 7.8/10

Stars: Amit Sial, Dibyendu Bhattacharya, Aksha Pardasany

Description:Netflix’s latest original will provide a detailed account of what happens inside the group that conducts a phishing scam and loots lacs from people’s bank account just over a phone call.

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Critics:What happens when you provide the uneducated youth of our country with unlimited data? Netflix India's latest series somewhat makes up for recent big-budget failures, said Rohan Naahar from Hindustan Times

​Bulbul can sing on Netflix

​Bulbul can sing on Netflix

Stars: Arnali Das,Manoranjan Das,Banita Thakuriya

Description: The award winning film is a story of a girl who belongs to a typical male dominating society in rural India. She falls in love with a boy, Bonny, but she struggles to trust her own identity when she sees Bonny being bullied for not acting like other male members of the society.

Critics: An affectionate, insightful, honest look at an ordinary young woman growing up in a male-dominated society, Deborah Young from Hollywood Reporter said.

​Afsos Season 1 - Amazon Prime Video

​Afsos Season 1 - Amazon Prime Video

Director: Anubhuti Kashyap

Cast: Gulshan Devaiah, Danish Sait, Heeba Shah, Ujjwal Chopra, Aakash Dahiya, Dhruv Sehgal, Anjali Patil, Ratnabali Bhattacharya and Jamie Alte

Description: After failing in 11 attempts to commit suicide, a socially-depressed man Nakul hires an agency that help people kill themselves. Soon after hiring them, Nakul falls in love with his therapist and wants to live. But there’s one problem the contract once given cannot be taken back, the person has to die.

The black comedy series releases on January 17 on Amazon Prime Video.

​Dumbo on Hotstar

​Dumbo on Hotstar

IMDb: 6.3/10

Stars: Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito

Director: Tim Burton

Description: A baby elephant Dumbo, who can fly because of his oversized ears, helps a struggling circus make a comeback in the business. When rumours about Dumbo’s magic spread, the circus partners with an entertainment venture, Dreamland, which has dark secrets.

Critics: That this same blockbuster should turn out to be utterly soulless and the cinematic equivalent of a tacky Vandevere production is a gorgeously satisfying irony, and certainly the most interesting element of an otherwise vapid, uninspired remake, said Kevin Maher from Times (UK)

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​Russell Peters: Deported Season 1 on Amazon Prime Video

​Russell Peters: Deported Season 1 on Amazon Prime Video

Director: David Higby

Stars: Russell Peters

Description: After hosting over 300 shows in 30 countries — mocking Indian people — Russel’s new Russel Peters: Deported is back in Mumbai. He filmed two nights at NSCI Stadium in Mumbai.


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