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What to watch this week: From family dramas to a riveting documentary

An assortment of some of the must-watch, new releases now streaming on OTT platforms

What to watch this week: From family dramas to a riveting documentary
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Embark on a cinematic journey this week as we present a curated list of diverse and riveting shows and films spanning various genres, all available for streaming. Whether you’re in the mood for gripping family drama, thought-provoking documentaries, fantasy thrillers, action-comedy dramas, or heart-pounding conclusions, we’ve got you covered. Here is an assortment of some of the must-watch, new releases now streaming on OTT platforms:

Familia (Spanish)

Familia is a poignant family drama helmed by the acclaimed director Rodrigo García (Nine Lives, Mother and Child), and unfolds against the picturesque backdrop of Mexico’s Guadalupe Valley. 

The narrative delves into the dynamics of a father, Leo, the owner of an olive ranch, and his children. Leo lives with his teenage son, who has Down’s syndrome, and is regularly visited by his three daughters. 

The seemingly idyllic family faces a turning point when they gather to discuss the potential sale of their ancestral ranch to a food corporation. As the plot unravels, the intricacies of their relationships take center stage. 

Where to watch: Netflix

Starring: Daniel Giménez Cacho, Cassandra Ciangherotti, Ilse Salas, Maribel Verdú, Natalia Solián

Face to Face with ETA: Conversations with a Terrorist (Spanish)

This documentary offers a profound exploration into the psychology of terrorism. 

The film features a riveting interview with one of the leaders of the notorious terrorist organization ETA. Operating for over half a century, ETA was responsible for over 800 casualties in its quest for an independent Basque state. In a conversation with journalist Jordi Évole, José Antonio Urrutikoetxea, also known as Josu Ternera, divulges significant insights into ETA’s operations. 

Where to watch: Netflix

Starring: Jordi Évole, Josu Urrutikoetxea, Guy Richardson

Death’s Game (Korean)

Death’s Game, a gripping fantasy thriller series, emerges from the popular webtoon by Lee Won-Sik and Ggulchan. Choi Yee-jae grapples with setbacks and contemplates suicide. Enter Death, annoyed and meting out a peculiar punishment—12 cycles of life and death. 

Escaping hell means navigating impending demises across 12 different bodies. Can Yee-jae secure the chance to keep on living? The Korean drama unfolds this surreal narrative with a stellar cast in a jumble of twists and turns.

Where to watch: Amazon Prime Video

Starring: Seo In-Guk, Park So-dam, Sung Hoon, Lee Jae-wook, Go Yoon-Jung, Kim Jae-Wook

The Family Plan (English)

Helmed by Simon Cellan Jones, The Family Plan is an action-comedy drama that revolves around a family road trip. 

The lighthearted vacation takes an unforeseen twist when his past adversaries catch up with him and the ex-elite government assassin Dan hastily loads his wife, teenage daughter, teenage son, and 10-month-old baby into their minivan. Together, they embark on an unplanned cross-country road trip bound for Las Vegas.

Packed with exhilarating action and delightful humor, this film is a must-add to your weekend viewing lineup.

The Freelancer: The Conclusion

Brace yourself for the heart-pounding finale of The Freelancer this week, the action-packed series based on Shirish Thorat’s gripping novel, A Ticket to Syria. Join Avinash Kamat, a former cop turned mercenary, on a daring mission to rescue Aliya Khan, a newlywed held captive by ISIS terrorists. 

Will Kamat beat the odds and liberate the innocent girl? Filled with the promise to captivate minds, the final chapters of this series guarantee an exhilarating rollercoaster of twists and turns.

Where to watch: Disney+ Hotstar

Starring: Mohit Raina, Anupam Kher, Sushant Singh, John Kokken

Yu Yu Hakusho (Japanese)

Takumi Kitamura stars as Yusuke Urameshi in the live-action adaptation of the popular manga series, Yu Yu Hakusho

Following a junior high school delinquent’s unexpected demise while saving a child from a car accident, Yusuke is resurrected for a noble cause. Assigned the role of the Spirit Detective, he investigates bothersome supernatural occurrences. 

Yet, the journey is far from easy, especially under the stern guidance of a tough mentor. Will Yusuke manage to serve justice as the investigator of the supernatural?

Where to watch: Netflix

Starring: Takumi Kitamura, Jun Shison, Kanata Hongo, Shuhei Uesugi, Sei Shiraishi

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