We have gotten used to sitting in our pyjamas and watching series or films in any position of choice. Sure, the excitement of theatres opening is there but the effort to change and mentally prepare oneself to step out has been a persistent issue. As we enter the month of March this year, the new normal due to the COVID-19 pandemic has made us rather too comfortable with binge-watch culture.
Even though films are now taking the effort and courage to delay their release date for a theatrical release, people in India have found series as an attractive selling point to stick with Over-The-Top platforms. There have been numerous debates on whether OTT is the new normal? Is it the end of theatres?
No, it is not the end of theatres and yes OTT does seem to be the new normal. But the two can also coexist. The lineup for Amazon Prime in the coming month seems interesting because it will see a reprisal of much older, successful series, new films and a reality show.
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If one likes to snuggle in their pyjama, eat pizza and stay back home in a loose t-shirt, here are five Amazon Prime March releases that they can keep a lookout for:
The Boys Present: Diabolical
Release Date: March 4
Most people loved to see the cynical idea of what makes and breaks a superhero. The plot of the series was certainly unusual as the superheroes were the antagonists in the series while the people out to kill them were the heroes. The series takes a plunge into the world of extreme powers and makes us question them. The Boys Diabolical is a spin-off of the original series, which is also available online. It is about super-powered babies mowing down SWAT teams and it is animated. It features eight episodes. It is inspired by anime, Korean horror, amongst others. It is created by Eric Kripke.
Upload Season 2
Release Date: March 11
Best known for The Office US and Space Force, Greg Daniel made the comedy series in 2020 which was dismissed by some as a rip-off of The Good Place, a show about the afterlife and what we preview as hell or heaven. However, Daniel had said that he has not watched the series and after the release of Upload realised that both were in the same zone. The show was loved by the audience and no wonder is returning for a second run. It is about Nathan, played by Robbie Amell who is at crossroads in his afterlife and unexpectedly his former girlfriend Ingrid, played by Allegra Edwards arrives hoping to strengthen the relationship but he is still yearning for customer service angel Nora, played by Andy Allo.
Lizzo’s Watch Out For The Big Grrrls
Release Date: March 25
The singer Lizzo’s Truth Hurts was released three years ago but even today is a consoling and comforting song for most women. She is a singer and an unapologetic woman with many songs on body positivity and self-love. She is known for championing body positivity and she is going to take it to level par. This show is going to be Lizzo’s reality show in search of plus-size dancers. Women will compete to join her for Lizzo’s next tour. In the trailer, she said, “Girls who look like me do not get representation, time to pull up my sleeves and find them myself.” She also adds, “We thick and we pretty and we know what we about, it’s the battle of the big girls.”
Lucy And Desi
Release Date: March 4
A documentary by Amy Poehler is on the I Love You Lucy power couple Lucille Ball and Desy Arnaz. It includes the audiotapes of the star which will shed new light on the stars’ romance and career to the final days together. Ball died in 1989 and Arnaz in 1986. They had two children–a daughter named Lucie Arnaz, who is 70-year-old and a son named Desi Arnaz Jr who is 69-year-old. Their lives were previously explored in Being The Ricardos, which is an Oscar-nominated film, featuring Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem.
Made In Heaven Season 2
Release Date: Not available
The first season of the show was a huge hit with the audience. It showed different cultural weddings in every episode with its own twist and turns while the main characters’ life panned out. The lens used to look at them was through two wedding planners Tara, played by Shobhita Dhulipala and Karan, played by Arjun Mathur. The last season showed Karan coming out as gay to the public and his family while Tara left behind her husband, played by Jim Sarbh with a bag full of jewellery. Season two was supposed to be out by January 2021 but the production began later in 2021. There has been no announced schedule date for the show but it is expected to hit the screens sometime in 2022.
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