As winter breaks are approaching, here are some mini-series to watch on Hotstar. From comedy to drama and tragedy. We’ve got you covered.
Genre- Historical Drama, Tragedy
No. of Episodes- 05
On April 26, 1986, a failure at the Chernobyl nuclear power facility near Pripyat, Ukraine, resulted in a core explosion in reactor 4. Valery Legasov is the lead scientist working to control the disaster. Boris Shcherbina, a Soviet politician represented the Soviet government’s interests during the disaster. Ulana Khomyuk, a nuclear physicist working to uncover the truth about what happened at Chernobyl are all featured in this miniseries. This series explores the issues that develop when the truth is suppressed or ignored, posing the question, “What is the cost of lies?”
2. The Outsider
Genre- Crime Drama, Mystery
No. of Episodes- 10
The Outsider begins with what appears to be a simple investigation into the horrible murder of a little kid. However, when an unseen supernatural power enters the investigation, it causes a veteran cop and an unconventional investigator to doubt all they believe in.
3. Big Little Lies
Genre- Dark Comedy, Drama
No. of Season(s)- 2
No. of Episodes- 14
In the peaceful coastal resort of Monterey, Calif., a darkly humorous tale of murder and mischief unfolds. A community fuelled by rumours and separated into the haves and have-nots exists among doting moms, prosperous spouses, gorgeous children, and stunning mansions, exposing damaged relationships between husbands and wives, parents and children, and friends and neighbours. The series’ narrative tackles society’s assumptions about perfection and its romanticization of marriage, sex, motherhood, and friendship through the eyes of three mothers — Madeline, Celeste, and Jane.
4. Mrs. America
Genre- Historical Drama
No. of Episodes- 09
Mrs. America exacerbates the schism between two groups of campaigners. On one hand, there are groups of renowned feminists campaigning for the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment in 38 states. On the other hand, there’s Phyllis Schlafly (Cate Blanchett), a conservative housewife who wants to repeal the ERA. She believes that treating men and women equally will deprive American women of essential rights.
5. Mrs. Fletcher
Genre- Comedy, Drama
No. of Episodes- 7
A coming-of-age narrative about Eve Fletcher, a middle-aged assisted living facility manager, and her spoilt son Brendan. Eve is a divorced woman going through a mid-life crisis. When her kid starts college as a freshman, she decides she no longer wants to be her old self. She has a sexual reawakening and fulfillment that she didn’t have when she was younger. Her son is dealing with his own sexual issues as he adjusts to college life.