From nail-biting dramas to fun-loving comedies to a dive into the world of fantasy, the first half of September has something for everyone. Whether you’re excited about the return of critically acclaimed drama The Morning Show or the romantic sci-fi K-Drama A Time Called You, there are plenty of options for you to binge-watch after a tiring day at work. Here are the new series and films that will have you glued to your screen in the first two weeks of the month.
1. Friday Night Plan
Brothers Siddharth and Aditya Menon try to pry their way to popularity in this coming-of-age dramedy. After getting invited to the most happening party of the year, Sid and Adi share lessons on responsibility and letting loose with each other, before their mom makes her way home from a business trip. Deemed to be a fun and frothy sibling comedy, this movie makes a perfect fit for a light watch.
Currently streaming on Netflix
2. I am Groot
Baby Groot makes its way back to our screens; our favourite guardian of the galaxy is back to his mischief. This time, Groot is on an expedition, exploring the world away from the other guardians.
Currently streaming on Disney+ Hotstar
3. The Little Mermaid
If you missed the chance to watch one of the most awaited movies in the cinema this year, The Little Mermaid is now out on Disney+ Hotstar. The evergreen Disney fairytale turned into a live-action, takes us on the journey of Princess Ariel, a mermaid fascinated by the human world and trades her voice with evil Ursula for a chance to meet Prince Erik, whom she has fallen for.
Currently streaming on Disney+ Hotstar
4. The Morning Show
Jennifer Anniston and Reese Witherspoon are back with another season of the Emmy-winning American workplace drama. Inspired by Brian Shelters’ 2013 book, Top of the Morning: Inside the Cutthroat World of Morning TV, the show tells the story of the people and culture behind a network broadcast morning news program. With a star-studded cast and juicy candid drama, this one deserves to be added to your watchlist.
Streaming on Apple TV+ on September 13
5. Virgin River Season 5 Part 1
Based on the novel of the same name Virgin River tells the story of Melinda ‘Mel’ Monroe and her journey in the surprisingly small town. The official synopsis reads, “Seeking a fresh start, a nurse practitioner moves from Los Angeles to a remote Northern California town and is surprised by what — and who — she finds.”
Streaming on Netflix on September 7
6. The Wheel Of Time Season 2
In a world where magic exists, The Wheel of Time follows Moiraine’s journey. She seeks a group of five people believing that one of them is an ancestor of the Dragon. Separated from their guide, the group of 5 residents of Two Rivers are now scattered across the world. This time around they have to navigate their way to their strengths by themselves. Based on the novel series by Robert Jordan, The Wheel of Time features Rosamund Pike, Daniel Henny, Zoe Robbins and Madeleine Madden, among others.
Currently streaming on Prime Video
7. Scam 2003 – The Telgi Story
From the makers of Scam 1992, Scam 2003 – The Telgi Story, retells the story behind “one of the most ingenious schemes in Indian history that spread across multiple states and shook the entire country.” Follow his journey from a lowly fruit seller in Karnataka to the kingpin of stamp paper scam, to the fall of his empire.
Currently streaming on Sony LIV
8. A Time Called You
This sci-fi drama fantasy romance follows the story of a grieving woman who magically travels back to 1998. A year after her boyfriend’s passing, Jun-hee is still grieving for Yeon-Jun. Until she ends up waking in a different body of 18-year-old Min-Ju in the year 1998. She crosses paths with Si-Heon who shares an uncanny resemblance to her deceased love, and there brews another love story in her life.
Streaming on Netflix on September 8
Missed watching the new releases from August? Check out our picks here.