Webspotting: We scour the internet for the good stuff
Bring out the popcorn. Here’s your binge-watching guide for the weekend.HT48HRS_Special Updated: Apr 28, 2017 17:50 IST
Ladylike: From talking about their sexual escapades, to reviewing the latest beauty products in America, and even trying out period panties (a novelty product that combines comfort with anti-leakage technology), five women come together to try the most bizarre things. The show is hosted by Jen, Kristen, Devin, Freddy and Chantel (no last names are given), who pride themselves on being the ultimate ‘approvers’ of all things designed for women. For instance, the group tried out Kylie Jenner’s lip-kit when it launched and recommended it to the public. The ladies have broken a series of gender stereotypes by doing a plus-size model shoot, where Kristen poses like supermodels Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid. Watch out for the uninhibited (read, gross) and realistic humour that the ladies share when together.
Available on: youtube.com
Broadchurch: A British crime drama, it takes viewers deep into the social structure of Broadchurch, a small, remote English town. A troubled detective from London, with a maligned past, teams up with an under-confident, often slacking local police officer to investigate the murder of an 11-year old boy. The duo battles allegations by the residents who are thoroughly shaken by the incident, and weed out potential suspects. Starring David Tenant (known for his work in Dr Who and Jessica Jones) and Olivia Coleman, the series’ biggest strength is to hold on to the suspense, courtesy the measured storytelling and a mix of action, comic relief and drama. The location of a quiet beach and a laid-back English town adds to the suspense.
Available on: netflix.com
Feud: Writer-director Ryan Murphy reunites with his American Horror Story actor, Jessica Lange, on this all-women show. The eight-episode season depicts one of the most vitriolic Hollywood rivalries between yesteryear Oscar-winning legends, Joan Crawford and Bette Davis. The cast is powerful, too — joining Lange is actor Susan Sarandon. The show’s premise is the sets of the 1962 film that Crawford and Davis worked on together — Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? Expect scheming and manipulation of the highest order. The show also throws light on the bigger issues of studio systems, the credibility of the Academy Awards, objectification of women in cinema, and the desperation of actresses during the twilight years of their career.
Available on: hotstar.com
First Published: Apr 28, 2017 00:00 IST