Aditi Mittal is one of the funniest women in India. Just check out her ‘Girl Meets Mic’ special on Netflix or this clip from ‘Mother of Invention’ (sadly not available on Amazon Prime India). As devoted fangirls, we are so delighted she’s shared her fave streaming picks—so the rest of us know what to do on the almost-here weekend! PS: Aditi is just as entertaining on Insta or Twitter.
Over to Aditi...
Here’s a list of TV shows I've been watching while avoiding work.
The Midnight Gospel: In each episode, a young alien named Clancy goes to different planets and times to record his podcast with a guest. Each episode of this animated series is also a poignant examination of some facet of the human condition: mortality, greed, anger etc. This is my "leave this on in the bg now while I do my chores" show because the lines of dialogue always make me smile. (Available on Netflix)
F is for Family: Based on the famous American stand-up comedian Bill Burr's childhood in 1970's Middle America, this animated show is known for cutting close to the emotional jugular even at its funniest. (Available on Netflix)
Kingdom: The palace of a 17th century Korean King is in the throes of a coup while a mysterious disease sweeps the kingdom. I binge-watched this overnight and slept through 3 Zoom meetings the next day. Worth it. (Available on Netflix)
Schitt's Creek: If you haven't seen this show yet, please close this tab and put this show on immediately. At its simplest, this is a story of an uber-rich family who lose all their wealth and end up in a fictional small American town. But the actual series offers way more than any description can capture. (Available on Netflix)
Archer: This is a satirical take on the US vs. Russia Cold War era, and has some of the most memorable voice performances in animation history. And that includes the recently departed Jessica Walter—who also played Lucille Bluth in the multi-award winning comedy ‘Arrested Development’. (Available on Netflix)
Kamyaab: This Sanjay Mishra-starrer is about a character-actor who is looking to be cast in his 500th film. The film is a touching and bittersweet commentary on the movie industry. Backed by Shahrukh Khan's Red Chillies Entertainment, it also has an excellent performance by my perennial fav Deepak Dobriyal. (Available on Netflix)
Alex In Wonderland: As a petty, insecure comedian, it pains me greatly to recommend the work of another comedian: Alex Babu. Alex is a multi talented musician. As a one-man band playing the classics and making kind, good natured jokes, it's just not possible to NOT love Alex. The show is in Tanglish (Tamil+English), and even though I don't know Tamil, my niece and I now know SP Balasubrahmanyam because of this film. (Available on Amazon Prime)
Bhootor Bobshiyat: Six ghosts in an old building in Calcutta find themselves preparing for a visit by a group of developers who have come to buy the land. It is funny, spooky and has Swastika Mukherjee playing an ethereal role—what's not to like? (Available on YouTube)
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