From period slow-burners to slick action thrillers from South Korea and everything in between, there's plenty to choose from this weekend
Yet another eventful week unfolds on the OTT with the release of films and web series of all kinds. The Indian fleet has arrived with noted movies such as the Malayalam survival thriller 2018, Shahid Kapoor's one-nighter action thriller Bloody Daddy and Naga Chaitanya's Custody, among others.
In the same vein, week #2 of June 2023 has brought along an abundance of web series content from across the world, with the thriller genre featuring as the brightest entry. From period slow-burners to slick action thrillers from South Korea and everything in between, there's lots to choose from if you are someone who likes to be intrigued and thrilled. And if you plan on putting worries aside over the weekend for the ritualistic binge session, here's our list of the latest crime/thriller web series to stream:
The Crowded Room (Apple TV+)
Tom Holland is evidently looking to prove his mettle as an actor and of late, one finds him consciously picking roles that are more testing and incisive in nature. One such attempt is the character of Danny Sullivan in The Crowded Room, the new Apple TV+ psychological thriller miniseries set in 1979 about a man examining his mysterious past. Amanda Seyfriend, too, stars in the 10-part series whose first three episodes are now available to stream.
South Korean TV and film have increasingly been finding popularity across the globe, thanks to the region's technical finesse and a kind of creative flair that is best described as 'audacious'. Bloodhounds is a crime-action-thriller TV series about a pair of young boxers who must face off against a deadly loan shark and bring him to justice. All eight episodes of the series are ready to stream on Netflix.
Barracuda Queens (Netflix)
In what could be loosely described as the 'Bling Ring' of Sweden, a group of debt-ridden young girls go on a burglary rampage and make their naive but rich neighbours their prime victims. Inspired by real events, this show offers a startling insight into the crimes that took place in the 1990s.
The Playing Card Killer (Netflix)
This Spanish true crime limited series digs deep into the notoriety of the infamous 'playing card' serial killer who terrorized all of Madrid in the year 2003. The three-part series attempts to understand the investigation that ensued through first-hand accounts and sets a firm context about how the drama unfolded at the time.