India has been severely hit by the second wave of Covid-19 since March with lockdowns imposed by several state governments. Theatres and multiplexes have been shut once again with several films’ releases postponed indefinitely.
At times likes this, several streaming platforms have been a respite with world premieres of new films and series.
This week’s watch list includes the controversial second season of actor Manoj Bajpayee’s The Family Man, Marvel Cinematic Universe’s series Loki, and DC comic-based Sweet Tooth, among several others. Here’s a list of films and series releasing this week that you can watch:
1. Dancing Queens – Netflix (June 3)
Dancing Queens narrates the story of Dylan Pettersson, a 23-year-old girl from a small island in the Swedish archipelago with big dancing aspirations, who grabs a cleaning job at a drag club named Queens while dreaming of being in a drag show. The story unfolds as her talent catches the club’s star dancer and choreographer Victor’s eyes.
2. Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Eternal The Movie – Netflix (June 3)
Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Eternal The Movie is a two-part Japanese anime film that serves as the fourth season of the Sailor Moon Crystal anime series. The first part of the story revolves around a sudden solar eclipse when Helios, a mysterious Pegasus, appears in search of a “chosen maiden”. The second part of the story revolves around the Sailor Guardians who gather for a final battle when a dark power enshrouds the Earth after the eclipse, to bring light back into the world.
3. The Family Man Season 2 – Amazon Prime Video (June 4)
The Family Man is a story of a middle-class man Srikant Tiwari who works for the TASC, a special cell of the National Investigation Agency. He struggles to strike a balance between his top-secret yet low-paying, high-pressure, high-stakes job and being a husband and father. With Tiwari attending therapy to save his marriage and live a life away from the force, the second season brings him right back into the conspiracies of the ISI, this time set in Chennai.
4. Sweet Tooth Season 1 – Netflix (June 4)
When the world is dealing with a pandemic, the American fantasy drama series Sweet Tooth, based on a DC comic book of the same name by Jeff Lemire, narrates a fairytale of a post-apocalyptic world. It’s a story of a hybrid deer-boy who is half human and half deer embarking on an extraordinary adventure in search of a home along with a gruff protector.
5. Feel Good Season 2 – Amazon Prime Video (June 4)
Set in contemporary London, Feel Good revolves around the relationship between a Canadian comedian and a former drug addict Mae Martin and a repressed middle-class English woman George. While George frustrates Mae with her struggle to tell friends and family about her girlfriend, Mae struggles to reconnect or move forward with the former without facing her past.
6. Paap: Antim Pawrbo (Final Chapter) – Hoichoi (June 4)
The final chapter which is the concluding chapter of the series Paap will answer all the questions, reveal all the secrets and solve the mysteries of Season 1. The story revolves around Parboni, who has a dark past in the Choudhury household where she spent most of her life. The series captures the tension in the Choudhury household as their celebration of Durga Puja turns into a crime scene with a series of suspenseful murders and an arrival of the unwanted guest, Parboni.
7. Xtreme – Netflix (June 4)
The action drama film Xtreme revolves around Max, a hitman protecting a teenager Leo. Max is on a quest of taking revenge on his stepbrother Lucero who had killed his whole family leaving his sister. Lucero makes it easier for Max as he eventually kills Leo’s family.
8. Dom Season 1 – Amazon Prime Video (June 4)
Dom narrates the story of the contradictory lives of a father and a son often mirroring and complementing each other. While the son Pedro, a middle-class boy from Rio de Janeiro who is introduced to cocaine during his teens, is now a leader of a criminal gang that dominated the tabloids in Rio in the early 2000s; Pedro Dom, his father is a police intelligence who makes a discovery at the bottom of the sea and reports it to the authorities. Eventually, both confront situations that blur the lines between right and wrong.
9. Trippin’ with the Kandasamys – Netflix (June 4)
Trippin’ with the Kandasamys, the South African Indian comedy film, is the third instalment after Kandasamys: The Wedding and Keeping Up With The Kandasamys. The third part narrates the story of the best friends-turned-in-laws Shanthi and Jennifer planning a couple’s getaway trip to rekindle their marriages, which eventually comes with all kinds of surprises.
10. Loki – Disney+ Hotstar (June 9)
Featuring the ‘God of Mischief’, Loki steps out of his brother’s shadow in the upcoming new series Loki that takes place after the events of Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Endgame.
11. Awake – Netflix (June 9)
In the film Awake, a global event takes place that wipes out all electronics along with humankind’s ability to sleep which leads to chaos ensuing the society. As an ex-soldier, Jill, with a troubled past, fights to save her family and her mind spiralling into chaos, she may hold the key to a cure in the form of her own daughter