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What to watch this week: From fast paced thrillers to a Halloween binge

Here is this week’s rundown of the latest releases

What to watch this week: From fast paced thrillers to a Halloween binge
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From stories that will force you towards the edge of your seats to a queer coming of age story, this week’s got something for every film enthusiast. Here is this week’s rundown of the latest releases:

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Sebastian Fitzek’s Therapy (German)

Based on the celebrated German writer Sebastian Fitzek’s bestselling novel, ‘Therapy’, this series follows the story of a psychiatrist who, years after his daughter’s disappearance, deals with the loss he has experienced.  

In this fast paced thrilled, different elements of the storyline come together to give shape to the central narrative. 

The absence of his daughter affects the psychiatrist’s mental health severely and the consequences riddle his life and existence. Directed by Thor Freudenthal & Iván Sáinz-Pardo, this series is filled with drama and intrigue, and will surely keep you glued to your screens till the very end. 

Starring: Stephan Kampwirth, Helena Zengel, Andrea Osvárt

Where to watch: Amazon Prime Video

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Sister Death (Spanish)

Helmed by Paco Plaza, this story is set in Spain amid the fallout of the Spanish Civil War. 

This sinister flick with elements of horror follows the story of Narcisa, a rookie nun endowed with supernatural powers who attempts to teach young schoolgirls in a convent haunted by a disturbing entity. 

Sister Death is also the prequel to Verónica — also directed by Plaza — and holds up to the hype, promising a spooky film for the Halloween season. 

Starring: Aria Bedmar, Almudena Amor, Maru Valdivielso

Where to watch: Netflix

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Aspirants Season 2 (Hindi)

The most competitive exam in the world is the exam for the Indian civil service, taken by millions of worthy candidates every year. 

Aspirants is based on the stories of three such candidates, and traces their life as students who have spent the most crucial years of their lives in an effort to ace this exam. The show also shows a parallel between their past lives as students and their present lives as members of the workforce, drawing attention to how people can turn out differently even 

Tackling the themes of aspirations of the younger generation and societal pressures, the show paints an accurate picture of the life and trajectory of the lives of these bright young men and women. 

Starring: Naveen Kasturia, Shivankit Singh Parihar, Abhilash Thapliyal, Sunny Hinduja, Namita Dubey, Harish Chhabra, Tengam Celine, Abhishek Sonpaliya

Where to watch: Amazon Prime Video 

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Knights of the Zodiac (English):

Known in Japan as Saint Seiya: The Beginning, this fantasy action film helmed by director Tomek Bagiński is based on the manga Saint Seiya by Japanese artist Masami Kurumada.

The narrative follows a headstrong street orphan who accidentally becomes privy to his hidden powers as he discovers that he might be the only person alive who can offer protection to a reincarnation of a goddess, who was sent to watch over humanity. 

Adapting existing manga into live-action can be a challenging endeavor, but this movie boldly takes on the task and is definitely worth a viewing.

Starring: Mackenyu, Famke Janssen, Madison Iseman, Diego Tinoco, Mark Dacascos, Nick Stahl, Sean Bean

Where to watch: Amazon Prime Video

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Tore (Swedish)

As a fresh and young queer story, Tore follows the story of an immature and aimless 27-year-old who throws himself into an unknown world of sex, drugs and self-discovery after the death of a close one. 

The show focuses on the lived reality of the younger generation, taking into account the struggles they deal with and highlights the issues surrounding mental health, as well as finding their place within the LGBTQIA+ community. 

With colorful characters in a risky world where it’s easy to lose your footing while struggling with the loss of someone close to you, the show promises drama and heartfelt character arcs, akin to Euphoria and Sex Education

Starring: William Spetz, Sanna Sundqvist, Hannes Fohlin

Where to watch: Netflix


Shireen Khan is a Senior Correspondent at Press Insider. She covers lifestyle, culture, and health. More

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