Binge Guide: 10 things to watch on OTT platforms this weekend

Our pick of the best that the streaming services have to offer. [Aug 27 2021]

It’s not just the end of week, but even the end of the month is upon us. It’s been a packed month in terms of content, and it seems all OTT platforms plan to end the month on a high. 

From an ambitious period drama to the reincarnation of a Disney classic, we have a lot to watch this weekend. We don’t want you to waste a second wondering where to start or what to watch. So here’s a handy guide on the best new shows or movies to catch up this weekend across popular OTT streaming platforms.

Disney+ Hotstar

The Empire

It needn’t be India’s attempt at Game of Thrones, but The Empire is still a period drama that is ambitious in terms of scale and storytelling. The show is based on Alex Rutherford's novel Empire of the Moghul, and traces the beginning of the Mughal empire in India. 

Cruella

Cruella de Vil is among the most notorious Disney villains, and now she is back in a live-action version. Emma Stone plays the Queen of Mean in Cruella, and this origin-story is a prequel to the live-action 101 Dalmatians. The story is set in 1970s London, where a young woman passionate about fashion takes on fashion icon Baroness von Hellman. 

Vacation Friends

A rather conservative couple is shocked when their thrill-seeking-party-going ‘vacation friends’ crash their wedding. This feel-good comedy is a nice way to end the week, and will surely remind you of your beach vacations. The cast includes John Cena, Meredith Hagner, Lil Rel Howery, and Yvonne Orji.

Apple TV+

See (season two)

It’s near impossible for a Aquaman and Drax crossover, but we will at least get to see a potent sibling rivalry between Jason Momoa and Dave Bautista in season two of See. Season one ended with Baba Voss trying to find his adopted daughter Haniwa following her kidnapping by Edo. Season two catches up with Baba as he continues on the same quest. 

Amazon Prime Video

Kevin Can F*** Himself

Who can forget Alexis Rose’ dance routine audition in that episode of Schitt’s Creek? Annie Murphy is back in another comedy, playing Allison McRoberts in Kevin Can F*** Himself. Allison is married to Kevin, a self-centered man-child, but is on a quest to change her life. 

Amazon Funnies: Stand Up Shorts

As the name suggests, a bunch of comics will make you laugh with their short 15 minutes stand-up sets. This time around the comic lineup includes Aadar Malik, Ramya Ramapriya, Shankar Chugani, and Shreeja Chaturvedi.

LOL: Enga Siri Paappom

Sticking with the comedy reality show theme is LOL: Enga Siri Paappom, which is essentially a Tamil version of LOL: Hasse Toh Phasse. The concept remains the same wherein six comics are stuck in a room trying to make each other laugh. Every laugh or smile gets the contestant eliminated, and the one who makes it to the end wins the ₹25 lakh prize.

Netflix

He’s all that

As the name suggests, this is a reimagining of the 1999 flick She’s All That. The story is about an influencer with a specialty in makeovers transforming his nerdy classmate into prom king.

Titletown High 

This is a docuseries based in Georgia town, and follows the Valdosta High School football program. The series has everything from real-life drama, rivalries to romance as the high-school football team is vying for the championship title under infamous head coach Rush Propst.

ZEE5

Engineering Girls (season two)

Apoorv Singh Karki’s Engineering Girls is back for another season. It continues to be set in an engineering college and will follow the three protagonists who are set to get serious about life after their final year in college. The show promises to present a fresh take on love and friendship.