33 Best Shows And Movies on Disney+ Hotstar, Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, SonyLiv To Watch This Week


There are so many new shows and movies on Disney+ Hotstar, Amazon Prime Video, and Netflix that you’re probably going to spend the entire week trying to guess which one to watch first. Let us make it easy for you. Here are our top ten picks for the week.


 

House of the Dragon

 

Watch Now: Disney+ Hotstar


IMDb: 8.6


TV Series


Action / Adventure / Drama



House of the Dragon is an American fantasy drama television series. An independent prequel to Game of Thrones (2011–2019), it is the second show in the franchise, created by George R. R. Martin and Ryan Condal for HBO.


Both series are based on the A Song of Ice and Fire novels by Martin. Condal and Miguel Sapochnik are the showrunners. Based on parts of the novel Fire & Blood, the series is set about 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones, 172 years before the birth of Daenerys Targaryen, a descendant of the eponymous royal house, and 100 years after the Seven Kingdoms is united by the Targaryen Conquest.



It portrays the beginning of the end of House Targaryen, the events leading up to and covering the Targaryen civil war of succession, known as the "Dance of the Dragons".


House of the Dragon received a straight-to-series order in October 2019, with casting beginning in July 2020 and principal photography starting in April 2021 in the United Kingdom.


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The series premiered on August 21, 2022, with the first season consisting of ten episodes. Five days after its premiere, the series was renewed for a second season.


Sapochnik departed as showrunner after the first season, leaving Condal to serve as the sole showrunner for the second season.


 

Panchayat

 

Watch now: Amazon Prime Video


TV Series


Comedy / Drama


IMDb: 8.9



Panchayat is an Indian Hindi-language comedy-drama webseries created by The Viral Fever for the Amazon Prime Video.


The series scripted by Chandan Kumar, was directed by Deepak Kumar Mishra, which features Jitendra Kumar, Raghubir Yadav, Neena Gupta, Chandan Roy and Faisal Malik.


It chronicles the life of an engineering graduate who joins as a Panchayat secretary in a remote fictional village Phulera of Uttar Pradesh due to lack of better job options.



The series was shot in a real panchayat office located in village Mahodiya of district Sehore Madhya Pradesh.


Sehore is about 40 kilometers from Bhopal, the capital city of Madhya pradesh. Mahodiya is about 10 kilometers from Sehore district headquarter.


The soundtrack and score of the series is composed by Anurag Saikia, whilst cinematography and editing were performed by Amitabh Singh and Amit Kulkarni respectively.



This series is Mishra's full-fledged attempt in direction after directing the respective second seasons of Permanent Roommates and Humorously Yours!.


Panchayat was premiered on Amazon Prime Video on 3 April 2020. The series received mostly positive response from critics, with the performances of the leading actors, scripting, direction and major technical aspects were praised, critics also appreciated TVF, its producers to come up with a rural village setting as compared to the previous projects, which is mostly based on the urban atmosphere.



At the inaugural ceremony of Filmfare OTT Awards, the series won all the nominations under the Comedy Series category, except for Best Actress.


The series was also nominated for Best Original Story, Screenplay, and Dialogues for Chandan Kumar, although it did not receive a win.


The second season of the series was scheduled to release on 20 May 2022. However, all the episodes were released two days before the actual release date.


In this season, Abhishek is seen taking more interest in village politics and developments alongside preparing for CAT exam.

 

Only Murders in the Building

 

Watch now: Disney+ Hotstar


TV Series


Comedy / Crime / Drama


IMDb: 8.1



Only Murders in the Building is an American mystery-comedy streaming television series created by Steve Martin and John Hoffman.


The ten-episode first season premiered on Hulu on August 31, 2021. The plot follows three strangers played by Steve Martin, Martin Short, and Selena Gomez, who share an obsession with a true crime podcast.


After a suspicious death in their affluent Upper West Side apartment building, the Arconia, the three neighbors decide to start their own podcast about their investigation of the death, which the police ruled a suicide.


The series has received critical acclaim, with praise directed at its comedic approach to crime fiction, as well as the performances and chemistry among the lead performers.



In September 2021, Hulu renewed the series for a second season which premiered on June 28, 2022.

 

The Boys

 

Watch now: Amazon Prime Video


TV Series


Action / Crime / Drama


IMDb: 8.7



The Boys is an American superhero television series developed by Eric Kripke for the streaming service Amazon Prime Video.


Based on the comic book of the same name by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson, which was originally published by DC Comics under its Wildstorm imprint before moving to Dynamite Entertainment, it follows the eponymous team of vigilantes as they combat superpowered individuals who abuse their abilities.



The series stars an ensemble cast that includes Karl Urban, Jack Quaid, Laz Alonso, Tomer Capone, and Karen Fukuhara as the vigilantes and Antony Starr, Erin Moriarty, Dominique McElligott, Chace Crawford, Jessie T. Usher, and Nathan Mitchell as members of "the Seven", an elite superhero group run by the conglomerate Vought International who, while maintaining a lofty façade, are shallow celebrity figures prone to committing horrendous crimes in secret.



The series also stars Elisabeth Shue in the first season, while Colby Minifie and Aya Cash joined the cast for the second season. Claudia Doumit and Jensen Ackles joined for the third season.


The first season premiered on July 26, 2019. Ahead of the second season premiere, the series was renewed for a third season in July 2020, which was released on June 3, 2022.



The series has received critical acclaim for its writing, storyline, humor, and the performances of the cast (particularly Urban and Starr) and has been nominated for six Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Drama Series in 2021.


Two spin-off shows were ordered in September 2020 and December 2021, the latter of which, The Boys Presents: Diabolical, premiered on March 4, 2022.



 

Stranger Things

 

Watch now: Netflix


IMDb: 8.7


Drama / Fantasy / Horror



Stranger Things is an American science fiction horror drama television series created by the Duffer Brothers and streaming on Netflix.


The brothers serve as showrunners and are executive producers along with Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen.


The series premiered on Netflix on July 15, 2016. Set in the 1980s in the fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana, the first season focuses on the investigation into the disappearance of a young boy (Will Byers) amid supernatural events occurring around the town, including the appearance of a girl with psychokinetic abilities (Eleven).



The series stars an ensemble cast including Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Natalia Dyer, Charlie Heaton, Noah Schnapp, Sadie Sink, Joe Keery, Cara Buono, Dacre Montgomery, and Maya Hawke.