With Netflix having made streaming free for Saturday, December 5 and Sunday, December 6, it sure looks like Christmas came early. Starting 12.01am on December 5, people across India can watch Netflix content for free. To access the free stuff, visit netflix.com/StreamFest. If you’re wondering what you can binge over the weekend, here’s a handy guide.
This Emmy award-winning crime drama is based on real events. The show follows the investigation of the Delhi Police into the Delhi gang-rape case of 2012, led by DCP Vartika Chaturvedi (Shefali Shah). Directed by Richie Mehta, the crime drama comprises seven episodes and also stars Rasika Duggal, Rajesh Tailang and Adil Hussain.
Creator: Richie Mehta
Cast: Shefali Shah, Rajesh Tailang, Rasika Dugal, Adil Hussain
‘The Queen’s Gambit’
Based on a novel of the same name and set during the Cold War, this show tells the tale of chess aficionado Beth Harmon, who is also an orphan. In her quest to become the world’s greatest chess player, Beth goes through plenty of emotional turmoil. She also harbours a drug problem. Read our review here.
Creators: Scott Frank, Allan Scott
Cast: Anya Taylor-Joy, Bill Camp, Marielle Heller
An Israeli miniseries, The Spy is set in the 1960s and tells the true story of Eli Cohen, Israel’s most notorious spy. The show portrays Cohen’s journey from being a desk clerk to a Mossad spy to a Syrian political super player. What’s more, this intriguing tale of espionage is just six episodes long.
Creator: Gideon Raff
Cast: Sacha Baron Cohen, Noah Emmerich, Hadar Ratzon Rotem
‘Cricket Fever: Mumbai Indians’
Cricket fans would do well to stream this eight-episode series over the weekend. It follows the lives of the Mumbai Indians through IPL 2018 while shedding light on the lives of the players, the staff and the owners, beyond the pitch.
This miniseries touches upon the series of rapes that took place between 2008 and 2011 in Washington and Colorado. Across eight episodes, it follows the life of Marie, a teen who is charged with lying about being raped. The two women detectives assigned to her case begin to discover evidence that could finally reveal the truth.
Creators: Susannah Grant, Ayelet Waldman, Michael Chabon
Cast: Toni Collette, Merritt Wever, Kaitlyn Dever
There’s a terrorist known as the Unabomber, and the FBI must track him down. With just a few clues in hand and a new profiler on their team, the FBI is tasked with finding the infamous Unabomber and discovering what he really wants.
Creator: Andrew Sodroski, Jim Clemente, Tony Gittelson
Cast: Sam Worthington, Paul Bettany, Chris North
This British political cop thriller revolves around the life of police sergeant David Budd, a British Army war veteran suffering from PTSD. In his current job, he’s the principal protection officer of Home Secretary, Julia Montague. The show depicts all the action, drama and politics that come with it.
Creator: Jed Mercurio
Starring: Richard Madden, Keeley Hawes, Gina McKee, Sophie Rundle, Vincent Franklin
‘The People vs O.J. Simpson’
Based on the sensational O.J. Simpson case of 1994, this award-winning show focuses on the many twists and turns of the O.J. Simpson murder trial. At the same time, it spotlights all the behind-the-scenes action and machinations that took place on both ends of the court at the time.
Starring: Sterling K.Brown, Kenneth Choi, Cuba Gooding Jr., Christian Clemenson, David Schwimmer