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What’s New This Week: 10 Shows and Films to Watch on Streaming Platforms

After a rollercoaster ride of a year, the last month is finally here. Along with the new month, comes a new set of shows and films. Here is a list of new titles that are lined up for release between December 4 and 10 for you to binge watch and celebrate the last month of 2020.

  1. Mank – Netflix (December 4)

This English film, helmed by David Fincher, is a biological drama starring Gary Oldman as the alcoholic screenwriter Herman J Mankiewicz. The film, set in the 1930s, shows Mankiewicz as he writes Citizen Kane. The film also features Amanda Seyfried, Lily Collins, and Tom Burke.

  1. Detention – Netflix (December 5)

A Taiwanese television horror series, Detention is based on Taiwanese video game of the same name. Detention is about a student who comes on transfer to a school and goes to a forbidden area within the campus. As she comes face-to-face with the ghost, it reveals its story of trauma that lays in the history of the school when it persecuted a group of students.

  1. Super Monsters: Santa’s Super Monster Helpers —Netflix (December 8)

An animated film centering around Christmas, Super Monsters: Santa’s Super Monster Helpers is about little animated characters who help Santa as he needs more hands in wrapping his presents for their timely deliveries.

  1. Darbaan – Zee5 (December 4)

Based on a short story called Khokababur Protyabartan by Rabindranath Tagore, this Hindi drama film stars Sharad Kelkar, Sharib Hashmi, Flora Saini, and Rasika Dugal. Darbaan takes us through the friendship between a boy and his caretaker who hail from different backgrounds but have a strong bond despite all odds.

  1. Bombay Rose – Netflix (December 4)

A film recommendation by music composer AR Rahman, this animated film by Gitanjali Rao is an interwoven narration of three love stories set against the backdrop of Mumbai. Based on true events, Bombay Rose takes us through the fates of forbidden loves, including an inter-faith and a same-sex relationship, amid the pressurising societal norms.

  1. The Surgeon’s Cut – Netflix (December 9)

In this docu-series, four surgeons share their experiences as they talk about their professional life and how it has impacted their lives. The series is about their journey in the field of medicine and their insights gained through experience. The four surgeons are professor Kypros Nicolaides at King’s College Hospital in London, neurosurgeon Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, Nancy Ascher at the University of California San Francisco, and Devi Shetty at Narayana Health in India.

  1. Godmothered– Disney+ (December 4)

A magical comedy set during the festive season of Christmas, Godmothered takes a look at fairy godmothers from the perspective of a young and inexperienced one. As she comes to know that godmothers are becoming extintct, she is determined to track down a 10-year old girl after reading her distressing letter. While the girl is now a grown woman who is living a pitiable life, the godmother is determined to give her a happily ever after.

  1. Sound of Metal – Amazon Prime Video (December 4)

Drummer Ruben begins he is losing he ability to hear during a performance, that makes him rethink his journey as a musician. As his partner and bandmate get him admitted to a facility for the deaf, Ruben begins to realise his life in silence and from the buzzing one he once knew.

  1. Alice in Borderland – Netflix (December 10)

A sci-fi series, Alice in Borderland is about the gaming world crossover with reality as a gamer and his two companions play a game of survival. Finding themselves in Tokyo, the trio need to finish a series of games in order for them to complete their task for survival.

  1. Bhaag Beanie Bhaag – Netflix (December 4)

Starring Swara Bhaskar and Varun Thakur, Bhaag Beanie Bhaag is a Hindi series revolving around a woman belonging to a middle-class family. Beanie has a boring life, stable job and a long-term relationship, but she decides to take a big leap and start performing stand-up comedy.