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Seven Thriller Web Series to Watch This Weekend

Not everyone is a party-goer, and Binge-Watching shows are favourite pastime activities on weekends for the homebodies. Web series with their famous star cast, unique, nail-biting stories, engaging episodes, and ease of watching, have quickly superseded movies. What’s better than a thriller web series to keep you on the edge of your seats?

Here are some of the best web series to watch to keep you entertained on an otherwise dull weekend:

Black Mirror is a nail-biting British sci-fi anthology television series produced by Charlie Booker. It presents stories of modern societies’ interaction with high-tech innovations and consequences thereof.

The show features stand-alone episodes in an alternative present or near future in a dark, comedic, or satirical tone. From 2011-2019, five successful seasons have premiered.

Due to its high-quality graphics, unique concept, power-packed star cast, it has been highly successful in keeping viewers on the edges of their seats. The show has an IMDB rating of 8.8. The series has garnered massive appreciation from the audiences, critics and received  Eight Emmy awards. 

Chernobyl

Chernobyl is a historical thriller that revolves around the Chernobyl Nuclear disaster of 1986 and the consequences, cleanup, and evacuation efforts that followed. It premiered in 2019 and comprised five episodes. It became the highest-rated TV series of all time with an IMDB rating of 9.7.

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The series shows some of the lesser-known stories of the aftermath of the most unfortunate nuclear tragedy, including the efforts of firefighters, volunteers, miners, and scientists. They displayed great courage in the successful evacuation of the town members despite suffering from Acute Radiation Syndrome. The show got appreciation and various awards, including three Emmy awards and Best Mini-Series or TV film award at 71st Golden Globe Awards. 

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Special Ops is an Indian thriller web series created and directed by Neeraj Pandey featuring very talented KK Menon in the lead role. He played the role of Himmat Singh, a RAW agent, who has his theory regarding the 2001 Parliament attacks. Everyone doubted his theory except for himself, his wife, and his exceptional agents.

The series features several heroic espionage missions undertaken by Himmat Singh and his spies from 2001 to 2019.

Special Ops premiered on 17th March 2020 on Hotstar and comprised eight episodes. The series received massive appreciation from the critics and viewers and has an impressive IMDB rating of 8.5. It received several awards nominations, winning two Filmfare OTT Awards. Stellar cast performances, suspenseful climactic buildups, and twists, in the end, make it a binge-worthy series. 

Most of you would have already fallen in love with its dialogues like Risk Hai To Ishq Hai, and Achint’s Scam themed music way before watching the series. The show depicts the Indian stock market scandals that shook the entire nation. The show is directed by Hansal Mehta and has an IMDB rating of 9.4. It premiered on Sony LIV on 9th October 2020 and contained ten episodes.

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The series follows Harshad Mehta, an ordinary Gujarati salesman, who goes bankrupt and starts his firm to exploit the stock market’s loopholes cunningly, bribes the already corrupt officers gathering a massive amount of wealth and the title of Bachchan of Bombay Stock Exchange. A competent journalist Sucheta Dalal investigates Mehta’s business after getting a tip.

The characters will make you love and hate them at the same time with their creative and cunning antiques.

Sons of Anarchy is an American crime action thriller that centers on the personal and professional life of a biker Jackson Taylor with his club Sons of Anarchy Motorcycle Club Redwood Originals (SAMCRO). The show aired from 2008-2014 and featured seven successful seasons. The series focuses on corruption and racism and perfectly presents various emotions of loyalty, brotherhood, love, and redemption. You will find yourself captivated by the struggling journey of managing his club and protecting his dead father’s legacy, who was the club’s founder.

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The Fall is an Irish crime thriller that premiered from 2013-2016. The show has an IMDB rating of 8.2. The series features Fifty Shades of Grey fame Jamie Dornan as a serial killer, who leads a double life as Paul Spector, a father, and husband. In the parallel narrative, a genius female detective Stella Gibson heads a task force to find out the killer with a simple motto of anyone not a part of the solution is a part of the problem.

The gripping cat and mouse chase between the two protagonists will keep you glued to your screens.

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Mr Robot is an American drama thriller television series with an IMDB rating of 8.6. Four seasons have premiered from 2015 to 2019. The series follows Elliot Alderson, a young, intelligent cybersecurity engineer who struggles with anxiety and depression. He covertly works as a vigilante hacker for a mysterious group of hackers.

The real story begins when Elliot finds himself at crossroads with a moral dilemma when he is recruited to destroy the organization he is paid to protect. He becomes a key player in the complex game of global dominance and gets the chance to take down the corrupt corporation for which he works. The show received critical acclaim for its story, visual presentation, and musical score.

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