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We at Exhibit LOVE digital streaming, exploring new content and dissecting it. This month, we jotted down recommendations that you NEED to start following now and probably thank us later because they are SO good. So, here are some of the suggestions across various categories that we are currently obsessing over and you should too. Take a look!

1) Amazon Prime

  • Transparent is an American comedy web series based around a family in LA and their lives post discovering that their father is transgender. Currently in the 3rd season of its run, this Amazon Original proves why it is
    number one on our list with the number of Golden Globe and Emmy wins it has in its pocket. It is also so awesome that it got renewed for a 4th season even before the 3rd one aired!
  • Mozart in the Jungle, the comedy-drama series, is an Amazon Original creation that aired in 2014. The story was inspired by oboist Blair Tindall’s memoir of her professional career in New York and has since received favourable reviews with critics calling its content fresh. This 3 seasons old show was renewed for a 4th season in January 2017.
  • Although The Americans show might not be an Amazon Original, it sure counts as one of the best shows to stream on Amazon. This period drama is set during the Cold War around two Soviet officers posing as an American married couple living in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. with their children and FBI agent neighbor. The series premiered in the United States in 2013 and would mark its final season in 2018.

mozart in the jungle

2) Netflix

  • Critically claimed to be “Exceptionally executed with charm, humor, and heart”, the comedy-drama web series Master of None was created by Aziz Ansari and is a refreshingly offbeat take on a 30-year-old actor and his life in New York City. This show was first aired in 2015 and has been renewed for a 2nd one scheduled in May 2017.
  • A series of unfortunate events, the super popular Netflix Original, is an American black comedy-drama television series based on the children’s novel series of the same name. The show that premiered in 2017 has already been renewed for a second season with a tentative 3rd season already in plan.
  • Daredevil is an American Netflix Original web series based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. It revolves around Daredevil, a blind lawyer-by-day who fights crime at night. First released in 2015, the series has been renewed for a third season and has received an exceptional rating by Rotten Tomatoes and critics.

3) Indian web Series

  • permanent roommatesIndian web series are taking a leap with one such show called Permanent Roommates becoming a huge hit among the youth with the first episode amassing over 5 million views on YouTube. This TVF creation revolves around a young couple who face the prospect of marriage after being in a long distance relationship for 3 years.
  • Baked, said to be one of the most ambitious web-series creations, is being called one of the best Indian shows. It is based on 3 university flatmates who decide to start a midnight food delivery service and keep finding themselves in misadventures each time.

4) Movies

  • Described as an “eccentric, pubescent love story”, Moonrise Kingdom is a 2012 American coming-of-age film about two lovers who escape their town causing a search for them to ensue. The film went on to gather multiple Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations.
  • It’s the era of Indie films and one of our particular favourites is the 2013 release Short term 12 which is an American drama starring Brie Larson as the supervisor of a group home for troubled teenagers. Praised for its realism and intimacy, Short Term 12 has also been honoured with many awards and nominations.
  • The Big Short was a 2015 American comedydrama film about the financial crisis of 2007– 2008 and was complimented for the techniques it employed to explain complex finan instruments. In addition to having a great starcast, this financial and critical success garnered great reviews and multiple nominations.

the Big Short

5) Music

  • We can easily call him the apple of the eye of the music industry looking at the massive popularity of his previous two albums. All set to do the same with the third one titled ÷ (Divide), English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran is a constant on our playlist with hit songs like “Castle on the Hill”, “Shape of You” and many more.
  • 24K Magic, the third chart-topping studio album by American singer Bruno Mars, is an instant favourite featuring the blockbusters “24K Magic”, “That’s what I like” and “Versace on the Floor” because Bruno never fails! As the singer embarks on a World Tour, we only pray he comes to India sometime soon.
  • La La Land was a critically acclaimed film, no doubt, but what is stuck in mind are the songs and the background score of the movie. Composed and orchestrated by Justin Hurwitz, songs like “City of stars”, “Someone in the Crowd”, “A lovely night” among others are hearttouching and we cannot stop listening!
  • Looking at how bubbly and peppy the beats and the video are, it’s no wonder that Katy Perry’s Chained to the rhythm made it to this list and on multiple music charts as well, not to mention topping them, too.
  • After a long absence of 4 years, Kiwi singer and music industry’s beloved Lorde FINALLY released a new song titled Green Light and we can’t stop grooving (Lorde style).

6) YouTube Standup

  • Agreed when you say there are MANY stand up comedians on YouTube but we cannot help but mention in particular the brilliance of American comedian Donald Glover. And we must mention, Glover makes quite an impression with his super shining repertoire of being an actor, writer, producer, director, comedian, rapper, singer, and songwriter. Promise us you’ll YouTube him today!
  • We know that the world knows about him and so do you, but it only helps you if we remind you to keep following the bag of funny that American actor, comedian and writer Aziz Ansari is. Trust us, he won’t disappoint.
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