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From ‘Farzi’ To ‘The Romantics’ And ‘The Night Manager 2’, Series You Can Stream In The Holiday Season 

‘Asur 2’, ‘Ayushmaan Bhava’ To ‘The Night Manager 2’, Here’s The Ultimate Holiday Season Binge-List.

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Series For The Ultimate Holiday Season Binge-List
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While some of us are jetting off for Christmas and New Year holidays, there are also some people who might be in the "stuck-at-home" club. So, if you wish to turn your solo holiday into a memorable entertainment extravaganza, check out this list of binge-worthy series. These web and audio series across would keep you entertained and keep your holiday spirits high, if you have nestled with family or enjoying some me-time. The list also includes gripping crime dramas and heartwarming comedies, so there’s something for everyone. 

So, why wait? Grab your snacks, and let the holiday binge-sesh begin.

‘Farzi’ 

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The Prime Video series is a must-add to your holiday binge list, and it has both dark comedy and gripping crime elements. Sunny (played by Shahid Kapoor), an artist disillusioned by income inequality, delves into the world of counterfeit money. The show stars Shahid Kapoor, Vijay Sethupathi, and a talented ensemble. Co-created by Raj & DK, the show explores the complexities of human nature and reshapes the meaning of "fake." 

‘Millionaire Delivery Boy’

This compelling audio series on Pocket FM is a must-listen for the holiday season. It is about an extraordinary journey of a young man, who sees the change from struggles to a sudden windfall of Rs 50 Crore in his bank account. With a lot of twists and turns, this series promises to keep you on the edge of your seat. 

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Shows To Watch During The Holiday Season

‘Asur 2’

The show is a riveting blend of psychological intrigue and crime thrills. Set against the backdrop of Varanasi, it is about the journey of Nikhil Nair, a forensic expert turned teacher. He returns to the Central Bureau of Investigation, and joins forces with his mentor, Dhananjay Rajpoot. They then engage in a high-stake cat-and-mouse game with a ruthless serial killer. Produced by Bombay Fables, it is an ideal choice for your holiday binge on Jio Cinema.

‘The Romantics’

The Netflix series is a heartwarming tale spanning 50 years of Yash Raj Films, and the legacy crafted by visionaries Yash Chopra and Aditya Chopra. This four-part documentary series has unseen footage and exclusive stories by the likes of Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan. So gear up to experience the profound impact of Yash Raj Films in a delightful celebration of love, cinema, and the festive spirit.

‘Ayushmaan Bhava’

The Pocket FM's audio series is set in the picturesque Himalayan hills, and showcases the whimsical journey of a boy yearning for immortality. The coming-of-age story revolves around a smart teenager without parents, who transforms into a courageous warrior in his quest for immortality.

‘Scam 2003’

The show, on SonyLIV, is directed by Tushar Hiranandani and co-directed by Hansal Mehta. It is the second instalment in the Scam franchise, and unfolds the true story of Abdul Karim Telgi's stamp paper counterfeiting, based on Sanjay Singh's book. It features an ensemble cast of Gagan Dev Riar, along with Mukesh Tiwari, Sana Amin Sheikh, Bharat Jadhav, and Shaad Randhawa in key roles. 

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‘Tooth Pari : When Love Bites’

Streaming on Netflix, the romantic comedy horror fantasy series features Shantanu Maheshwari, Tanya Maniktala, Revathi, Tillotama Shome, Sikandar Kher, and Adil Hussain. It is about a disobedient vampire with a broken tooth who falls in love with a dentist in Kolkata. It has a perfect mix of romance, comedy, and horror, with supernatural turns.

‘The Night Manager 2’

A reimagining of the acclaimed British series, the series stars Anil Kapoor, Aditya Roy Kapur, and Sobhita Dhulipala. It revolves around Shaan Sengupta, an ex-soldier who assumes a new identity in order to take on a formidable arms dealer's empire of war. With a supporting cast, including Tillotama Shome and Saswata Chatterjee, the crime thriller is perfect for the holiday binge filled with drama and suspense.

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‘Happy Family: Conditions Apply’

The comedy family series on Prime Video features Ratna Pathak Shah, Raj Babbar, Atul Kulkarni, and Ayesha Jhulka. It revolves around the lives of the Dholakias spanning four generations, and showcases their dysfunctional yet endearing blend of traditional and modern values. It promises a laughter-filled experience. 

‘Half CA’

Streaming on Amazon miniTV, this romantic drama series, produced by The Viral Fever (TVF), has a cast including Ahsaas Channa, Gyanendra Tripathi, Anmol Kajani, Prit Kamani, and Rohan Joshi. It is set against the backdrop of the challenges faced by Chartered Accountancy students in India, and showcases their struggles, aspirations, and lives.

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