9 shows and movies that you should add to your April binge-watch list


9 shows & movies to binge-watch on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hotstar this April

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By Subhanjana Das  March 30th, 2020

Since we’re completing shows and movies at the speed of light, thanks to the quarantine, here’s adding April’s best to your list:

1.Tales from The Loop on Hotsar Premium

Out on: April 3

All you science aficionados getting their lessons from sci-fi web series, this one should be on the top of your list. Tales from the Loop explores the mind-bending adventures of the people who live above the Loop, a machine built to unlock and explore the mysteries of the universe–making things previously relegated to science fiction, possible. It’s inspired by the paintings of Simon Stålenhag,

2. Coffee and Kareem on Netflix

Out on: April 3

Twelve-year-old Kareem Manning hires a criminal to scare his mom’s new boyfriend, white police officer James Coffee, only for the plan to backfire to involve Detroit’s most dangerous drug kingpin as the du0 team up to fight him. This buddy-cop comedy is perfect to watch for a Netflix party with friends (in isolation, of course). It is directed by Michael Dowse and stars Ed Helms, Terrence Little Gardenhigh and Taraji P. Henson.

3. MONEY HEIST PART 4 on Netflix

Out on: April 3

This show unarguably has its own loyal fanbase which can’t stop gushing about it. Did the Professor’s girlfriend and co-conspirator get killed by the police? Is the supposedly dead Berlin (Pedro Alonso) making an appearance? Will this season finally decide Nairobi’s (Alba Flores) fate that was left uncertain at the end of season three as one of the many cliffhangers? Guess we’ll get all answers on April 3!

4. Run – Season 01 on Hotstar Premium

Out on: April 13

RUN follows a woman whose routine life is thrown upside down when she receives a one-word text–”RUN”–from her college sweetheart inviting her to drop everything and meet him in New York to fulfil the pact they had made 17 years ago. It’s gripping, mysterious and also romantic in an unconventional way. It stars Domhall Gleeson and Emmy award-winner Merritt Wever . And let’s admit it, we would watch anything that is associated with Phoebe Waller-Bridge (she stars in cameos and is one of the executive producers for the show).

5. Mrs America on Hotstar Premium

Out on: April 16

Feminists, this one’s sure to excite you and keep you waiting for April 16 with bated breaths. Mrs. America tells the story of the movement to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), and the unexpected backlash led by a conservative woman named Phyllis Schlafly, aka ‘the sweetheart of the silent majority’, played by Cate Blanchett. The series explores how one of the toughest battlegrounds in the culture wars of the 70s that helped give rise to the Moral Majority forever shifted the political landscape. You get to see the movement unfurl through the eyes of both Schlafly and iconic second wave feminists like Gloria Steinem, Betty Friedan, Shirley Chisholm, Bella Abzug and Jill Ruckelshaus. The series also stars Rose Byrne and Sarah Paulson, among others.

6. Four More Shots Please! Season 2 on Amazon Prime

Out on: April 17

The second season of the much-loved series about four unapologetic women and their friendship is here, rife with some more adventures and their fair share of misadventures. Ladies, this one’s for you and your super-awesome girlfriends who are always by your side no matter what, with shots of tequila, of course.

7. Alice Fraser: Savage (Season 1) on Amazon Prime

Out on: April 17

Alice Fraser, an award-winning comedy performer, writer and broadcaster, is not here to make you giggle with inane jokes. Her comedy show Savage is a gut-punching stand-up on pain, beauty, vanity and life in general. Even though it’s a comedy show, we suggest you be ready with your tissue papers.

8. Extraction on Netflix

Out on: April 24

Our beloved Thor, err, Chris Hemsworth, is back but this time, without a hammer and as a tough, no-nonsense mercenary in Bangladesh in the search for a drug-lord’s kidnapped son, except that his mission becomes a soul-searching race to survival. The movie also stars Randeep Hooda and Rudhraksh Jaiswal.

9. I Know This Much Is True on Hotstar Premium

Out on: April 28

Mark Ruffalo is back with yet another evidence as to why he’ll always be the OG. Starring in a dual role as identical twin brothers, I Know This Much Is True is a family saga that tells the story of sacrifice, betrayal and forgiveness. It is based on the 1998 bestselling novel by Wally Lamb and is adapted and directed by Derek Cianfrance.