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Streaming Guide: Movies and TV shows you should watch on March 23

Movies and TV shows online: Here are the web series and movies you should watch on platforms like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hotstar, SonyLIV, ALTBalaji, ZEE5 and Voot among more.

Written by Kshitij Rawat , Antara Chakraborthy | New Delhi | Updated: March 24, 2020 12:18:42 pm
Streaming Guide Here’s what you can watch on streaming platforms on March 23.

These are dark times. People are either sick from contracting the novel coronavirus or are at risk due to the extreme contagiousness of the microbe. What with this global pandemic raging outside, it is currently advisable and even preferable to stay in your homes to stall the spread of infection and flatten the curve, so to speak.

Even if one could go outside, malls, restaurants, movie theatres are closed. What to do? We are here to help. Even though new films are not being released in theatres, TV and streaming premieres are going according to schedule. We have new TV shows or web series and their episodes coming out almost every day.

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Some recent movies are coming to streaming sites much sooner than usual owing to the present circumstances. Not only that, there are hundreds of existing movies and TV shows on platforms that you may not be caught up on.

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Want to watch a TV show, web series or movie online? Check out our streaming guide.

21:20 (IST)23 Mar 2020
Watch kids, family shows and movies on Amazon Prime Video for free

A statement by streaming giant Amazon Prime Video read, "To access the free kids and family content on Prime Video, families don’t need a Prime membership, just an Amazon account, which is free and can easily be set up on amazon.in. Families can then watch the free movies and TV shows through the Prime Video app which is free to download on compatible smart TVs, mobile devices, Fire TV, Fire TV stick, Fire tablets, Apple TV, game consoles."

16:55 (IST)23 Mar 2020
The Leftovers: Hotstar

This show is a rarity as it even after being an HBO show and good one at that, it did not receive a lot of attention. In The Leftovers, 2% of the world's population simply disappears. You might think 2% is almost nothing, but when it comes to the total number of people in the world, it is a lot. The show revolves around how people are dealing with the aftermath.

16:33 (IST)23 Mar 2020
Lore: Amazon Prime Video

An Amazon Original, Lore is based on a podcast of the same name. Every episode of the show tells the origins of a horror story and although it is more of a documentary than drama, it is a slickly produced show that is engaging enough for a binge. You might want to check out the podcast as well. It is sublime.

16:07 (IST)23 Mar 2020
Altered Carbon: Netflix

If your consciousness, practically the real 'you', can be converted to code, then the possibilities are endless, and not all of them pleasant. This is the premise of cyberpunk series Altered Carbon. The second season is streaming now.

15:49 (IST)23 Mar 2020
Lost: Netflix

Despite its controversial ending, ABC's Lost is still the definitive science-fiction drama show. The series had complex mythology whose details were revealed teasingly, bit by bit. The show also provided ample backstories of major characters through flashbacks that made them more fleshed-out than characters in other epic TV series. .

15:07 (IST)23 Mar 2020
The Man in the High Castle: Amazon Prime Video

Based on an intriguing what-if premise, The Man in the High Castle is an alternate reality show. In this world, the Axis powers won and the United States was carved up between Imperial Japan and Nazi Germany. Common Americans live under two foreign, oppressive regimes and they are resigned to their fate... until the people come across another reality -- our reality -- according to which things could be better.

14:42 (IST)23 Mar 2020
Rick and Morty: Netflix

The animated series follows a mad but brilliant scientist Rick Sanchez and his naive, impressionable grandson Morty Smith's adventures across faraway galaxies, planets, parallel worlds, different realities and so on.  Rick and Morty boasts some of the most intelligent writing in the medium currently, with jokes that are easy to miss if the attention wavers even a little. And before you have managed to wrap your head around it, the show has already moved ahead.

14:08 (IST)23 Mar 2020
This is Us: Hotstar and Amazon Prime Video

Basically a family drama, This is Us contains many strands of romantic, flawed relationships. There is an element of switching between past and present here too, but while Outlander has actual time-travel, This is Us has good-old flashbacks. 

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13:48 (IST)23 Mar 2020
Outlander: Netflix

This Starz series tells us that love-stories do not simply just exist, they are often improbable. The central love-story in this show is between a 20th-century Englishwoman and an 18th-century Scottish man. Claire is transported back in time and meets a Scottish young man she falls in love with. She does have a husband in her time and she is faithful, but there is no way to get to him. Outlander streams on Netflix.

13:24 (IST)23 Mar 2020
iZombie: Netflix

If only the zombies in The Walking Dead knew they would not lose their wits if they had a ready supply of human brains. At least that is the premise if this show, which is equal parts horrifying and funny (uproariously so). If you liked zombie comedies like Shaun of the Dead and Zombieland, you can't go wrong with this one.

12:54 (IST)23 Mar 2020
A Series of Unfortunate Events: Netflix

This show is based on the children book series of the same name and follows two young siblings as they try to protect themselves and their fortune from the devilish Count Olaf (played with a menacing glee by the inimitable Neil Patrick Harris). The series is the right mix of horror and comedy and you scarcely mind the improbability of the events unfolding before you, since it is incredibly entertaining.

12:31 (IST)23 Mar 2020
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency: Netflix

This one is among the weirder and eccentric shows. Frodo of Lord of the Rings movies, Elijah Wood, plays an everyman whose life is turned into a veritable whirlwind a flamboyantly British "holistic" detective; holistic because he believes everything in the universe to be interconnected. And indeed, he has a seemingly preternatural ability. The feel of the show is like from one of the more strange comic-books from the 80s came to life. The story is loosely based on the writings of the great Douglas Adams.

12:09 (IST)23 Mar 2020
Black Sails: Netflix

There are few good shows on pirates, and Black Sails sits pretty on the top. Although the first season was marred by more talking than action, Black Sails picks up from second, gets better in third, and goes out with a bang with its fourth and final season. The story is the prequel of Treasure Island, classic adventure book by  Robert Louis Stevenson. 

11:34 (IST)23 Mar 2020
Homecoming: Amazon Prime Video

Julia Roberts stars in this psychologicla thriller based on the podcast of the same name created by Eli Horowitz and Micah Bloomberg. Roberts plays the role of a social worker at a facility that apparently helps soldiers coming from war zones transition to the civilian life. Though, it is done by making the soldiers basically forget the bad stuff, creating a blank space in its place. 

Bobby Cannavale, Stephan James, Shea Whigham also star in this tight, compelling thriller that needs to be watched to appreciate the superlative writing and performances. 

16:47 (IST)22 Mar 2020
Supernatural: Amazon Prime Video

There is nothing like watching an atmospheric horror show. Supernatural is not one however, but is does have plenty of scares coupled with excellent characters (you could not ask for more developed characters than Winchester brothers) which makes it a solid TV show even if a sort of guilty pleasure.

16:16 (IST)22 Mar 2020
The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story: Netflix

Ryan Murphy’s anthology game remains strong. The Assassination of Gianni Versace was a worthy followup to The People v. O. J. Simpson.

15:58 (IST)22 Mar 2020
Succession: Hotstar

A deliciously funny and really well-written saga, HBO's Succession is a hypnotic watch from start to finish.

15:09 (IST)22 Mar 2020
Bojack Horseman: Netflix

This American adult animated web television series tells the story of BoJack Horseman (voiced by Will Arnett), a washed-up star of a 1990s sitcom who plans his return to celebrity relevance with an autobiography. The show is regarded by some as one of the greatest animated television series of all time. It stands out for its realistic take on dealing with depression, trauma, addiction, self-destructive behavior, racism, sexism, sexuality, and the human condition. The makers of the show decided to end the series with the sixth season and it is a definite must-watch. Fair warning: It gets very real.

14:50 (IST)22 Mar 2020
Ishq: Amazon Prime

Ishq, the Malayalam movie which hit the screens last year, is NOT a love story. The movie beautifully portrays a number of issues that is very prevalent in our society today, like moral policing, toxic masculinity etc. It is the anti-thesis of Kabir Singh. The movie disects aggresive patriarchy in such a way, that you will feel claustrophic. Click this link if you want more details about the film.

14:26 (IST)22 Mar 2020
Narcos: Netflix

This intriguing series chronicles the rise and fall of one of the most deadly and popular drug-lords of the world - Pablo Escobar. It also shows us how the cocaine trade began in Columbia and the efforts of DEA cops to stop them for wreacking havoc. It is one of the most popular web-series in the world and will keep you hooked right till the end. 

Here are the movies, web series and TV shows on platforms like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hotstar, SonyLIV, ALTBalaji, ZEE5 and Voot which should keep you satiated and engaged in the times to come.