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Escape from reality: 5 must-watch dystopian shows for the weekend

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Fact check- There are no stories that offer a refreshing distraction by giving us a sense of escapism from real life than creatively imaginative shows do.
Infinitely creative and expanding to endless horizons, this space has produced a whole lot of spectacular, mind bending content exploring the unseen realm of future.
If you are hankering for a taste of tomorrow and of the unknown, here are 5 best dystopian series that could force you to shift the refrigerator near your couch.

The Twilight Zone (Voot Select)

Executive producers Jordan Peele and Simon Kinberg’s modern re-imagining of the classic TV series continues the legacy of socially conscious storytelling. The Twilight Zone will take you to another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound, but of mind. The godfather of sci-fi series, the show explores humanity’s hopes, despairs, prides and prejudices in metaphoric ways. Set to stream on Voot Select from June 25, the series’ second season uses introspection and self-exploration to usher viewers into a dimension filled with endless possibilities. If Sci-fi is your calling, you just can’t afford to not see this cinematic wonder. Mark the date – June 25 onwards. Are there sufficient chips, and a bottle of ketchup, in the top shelf?

Dark (Netflix)

This one is a family saga with a supernatural twist. Set in a German town, the intriguing plot showcases a missing child, setting four families on a frantic hunt for answers as they un-earth a mind blending mystery that that spans three generations. Started as one of the most underrated series on Netflix, the series has got its due with rave reviews from critics and viewers alike. Stock up some bubbly juice for Season 3 which starts June 27.

Devs (Disney+ Hotstar)

Written and directed by Alex Garland, Devs is an FX limited series showcasing a young software engineer Lily Chan who sets out to investigate the secretive development division of her employer. A cutting-edge tech company based in Silicon Valley, which she believes, is behind the murder of her boyfriend. Grab a bucket of popcorn to find out who killed her boyfriend.

Upload (Amazon Prime Video)

From the Emmy-winning Greg Daniels (The Office, Parks & Rec) Upload is an offbeat and hilarious sci-fi comedy. It delves upon a futuristic concept where people can upload their consciousness to a luxurious digital afterlife. When party boy Nathan gets uploaded to a virtual resort, he meets the down-to-earth Nora who starts as his customer service “angel,” but becomes so much more as she helps him find friendship, love and purpose. Snuggle up with your loved one to spend the night in fun and laughter.

The Expanse (Amazon Prime Video)

The Expanse is an Amazon original based on the novel ‘The Expanse’ by James SA Corey, and is ready for the 5th Season. A police detective in the asteroid belt, the first officer of an interplanetary ice freighter, and an earth-bound United Nations executive slowly discover a vast conspiracy that threatens the Earth's rebellious colony on the asteroid belt. Set against a beautifully crafted futuristic backdrop, this one is a must-watch for you to delve into endless possibilities exploring the establishment of human colonies in the Solar System.