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From Paava Kadhaigal to Electric Dreams: 8 anthology series to watch on OTT

Owing to the rising popularity of anthologies, here are 8 series that you must check out. 

Anukriti Chaturvedi
Jul 04, 2021
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Source: Netflix/ Prime Video

There has been a certain rise in the popularity of anthology series. With bite-sized episodes, lasting no more than an hour and no interconnectedness between them, anthologies have become the pick for the viewers.

The anthologies are easy to visit and get over within the fast-paced lives we lead these days.

Here are some of the best anthology series that have come out in recent times or are releasing soon on OTT...

Love, Death and Robots | Netflix

Science fiction, horror, comedy and fantasy, you name it - Love, Deaths and Robots has something for everybody. Brought to you from the minds of David Fincher and Tim Miller, it is a dark comedy animated series, each under 20 minutes. It has robots in a dystopian world, alternate histories and even yoghurts plotting world domination.

Feels like Ishq | Netflix

Feels Like Ishq is an upcoming rom-com anthology that is all about celebrating love. Six short films will explore love amongst young adults. If the trailer is anything to go by, the movie is going to be really heartwarming. Featuring Radhika Madan, Tanya Maniktala, Rohit Saraf and Amol Parashar, Feels Like Ishq will release on July 23.

Paava Kadhaigal | Netflix

This Tamil anthology explores various facets of love and relationship, from queer relationships to honour killings. This thought provoking series needs to be on your list.

Monsterland | SonyLiv

This anthology series depicts the thin line between man and beast and the limit desperate humans will resort to, in order to mend their broken lives with instances involving mythical creatures.

Ajeeb Daastaans | Netflix

Ajeeb Daastaans follows four individuals and their lives in four short films. The films deal with all the facets of relationships as they traverse toxicity, jealousy, prejudices etc. Alongside, they blur the lines of morality and put the viewer in a dilemma.

Black Mirror | Netflix 

This anthological series explores a different concept with each episode related to the burgeoning technology and its consequences. Several of its episodes have won awards. What is crazier is, people watching it can see their reflection in it.

Navarasa | Netflix

When translated, Navarasa means nine emotions. It is slated for an August release on Netflix. This anthological series is set to represent nine different emotions like anger, love, disgust and courage. Created by Mani Ratnam with directors like Priyadarshan, Karthik Subbaraj, Arvind Swami amongst others, the series promises to be something novel. Oscar-winner A.R. Rahman has composed music for the series.

Source: Hindustan Times

Electric Dreams | Amazon Prime Video  

This ten episode series from the creative mind of Philip K Dick is a science fiction anthology. It is based on Dick’s works which has been adapted for screen by a team of capable British and American writers. With actors like Bryan Canston, Richard Madden, Anna Paquin and Ron Moore, it is a promising watch. 

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