Best TV Shows on Hotstar Premium You Can Binge Watch This Festive Season

Best TV Shows on Hotstar Premium You Can Binge Watch This Festive Season
Best TV Shows on Hotstar Premium You Can Binge Watch This Festive Season

Hotstar is a pretty cool place to browse your favorite movies and TV shows. Given that Star owns it; we have a lot of good old TV stuff into it that make you slither into nostalgia. Talking of slithering, the festive season has slithered in too and so are the holidays. Well, is there a better way for a Cinephile to celebrate than binging on some awesome TV shows? I don’t think so! So, grab some popcorn because Hotstar has a hoard of TV shows that are irresistibly good. Here’ the list of best TV shows on Hotstar Premium you can binge on this festive season –

1. Band of Brothers [2001] –

Band of Brothers - Best TV Shows on Hotstar Premium
Band of Brothers

 Number of Seasons – 1

Number of Episodes – 10

If there is a movie that has been successful in capturing what had happened during the Second World War in Normandy, it has to be Saving Private Ryan. However, it’s only a slice from the red blood cake of the war. With the screenplay adapted from Stephen E. Ambrose’s 1992 non-fiction book of the same name, “Band of Brothers” documents a comprehensive history of “Easy” Company, 2nd Battalion. Executive producers of this one of the best TV shows on Hotstar Premium are Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks. Not enough to binge watch? Here are 5 reasons.

5 Reasons to Binge –

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A Still from Band of Brothers
  • An authentic insight into the battle of Normandy
  • The strategic depiction of war
  • Bleak cinematography giving rise to some Cimmerian frames
  • Dialogues with an intermittent indulgence of humorous transgressions
  • Performances by all the characters

Band of Brothers is an overnight binge project if you are “In the Mood for War”. *Wink*

2. Friends [1994-2004] –

F.R.I.E.N.D.S

Number of Seasons – 10

Number of Episodes – 236

Okay, it’s nearly impossible to find a TV show aficionado who doesn’t like the classic “Friends”. It’s an American sitcom by Marta Kauffman and David Crane which is lifted by some flamboyant performers in Jennifer Aniston, Courtney Cox, Lisa Kudrow,     Matt LeBlanc, Mathew Perry, and David Schwimmer. “Friends” is an episodic portrayal of the lifestyle led by 20-30 years old pals living in Manhattan, New York City.

5 Reasons to Binge –

A Still from Friends - Best TV Shows on Hotstar Premium
A Still from Friends
  • Rollicking comedic sessions with belly-laughter moments
  • Relatable setup for an audience of any age
  • Unforgettable character sketches
  • Sarcastic dialogues by Chandler played by Mathew Perry
  • The palpable sense of warmth throughout the series

I know 236 episodes may be a marathon job but it’s all worth running as this one of greatest TV shows on Hotstar Premium never runs short of entertainment.

3. Entourage [2004-2011] –

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Entourage

 Number of Seasons – 8

Number of Episodes – 236

Entourage is an American glamor-oriented comedy-drama which showcases the life of a Hollywood star and the people that surround him. Directed by Doug Ellin, Entourage is that TV show which captures the essence of modern-day Hollywood. Owing to the consistency in terms of quality and the fact that it is not overstretched, Entourage happens to be one of the engaging TV Shows on Hotstar Premiere that you should binge watch for reasons more than one.

5 Reasons to Binge –

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A Still from Entourage – Ari Gold
  • Fascinating documentation of the life of an A-list movie star
  • Wry humor and some hilarious sequences
  • Consistent characterization
  • Captivating screenplay
  • The best performance by Jeremy Piven as Ari Gold

Want to dig into how Hollywood runs? Entourage shall answer many questions.

4. The Big Bang Theory [2007-Present] –

The Big Bang Theory - Best TV Shows on Hotstar Premium
The Big Bang Theory

Number of Seasons – 12

Number of Episodes – 262

The creators of “The Big Bang Theory” Chuck Lorry and Bill Prady know the gravity of peppering humor in a sitcom with an adequate frequency so that to get the momentum going in order to charge-up an audience’s funny bone. Okay, I think I just overdid the science part but that’s what geeks are all about. This geeky-nerdy TV Show has the power of keeping you binge the whopping 262 episode once you watch the first one. With a perfect star-cast that imitates the typical young generation gestures, “The Big Bang Theories” is one of the coolest TV shows on Hotstar Premium.

5 Reasons to Binge –

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A Still from The Big Bang Theory
  • A perpetual happy vibe
  • Nerdy dialogues
  • Puns and sarcasm
  • Iconic characters
  • Scientific perspective

Interested in knowing about wildlife biology and how penguins are objects of infidelity? Go binge “The Big Bang Theory”!

5. Modern Family [2009-Present] –

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Modern Family

Number of Seasons – 10

Number of Episodes – 216

It’s an American mockumentary archetypal sitcom which showcases the life of a family that resides in a suburban area of Los Angeles. Christopher Lloyd and Steven Levitan had ideated the series based on their own personal experiences. It has an ensemble cast Ed O’Neill, Sofia Vergara, and Julie Bowen as the main lead characters. Critics had acclaimed the series, especially the first two seasons. Even though the series didn’t receive much appreciation later on but I highly recommended it to you for it’s an absolutely great companion in leisure time.

5 Reasons to Binge –

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A Still from Modern Family
  • A peek into the modern American culture
  • Woody Allen style of mockumentary
  • Witty dialogues with motivating quotes too
  • Great performances
  • Phil Dunphy’s screen presence

“Modern Family” is unequivocally enamored by audiences across the globe. Let us know how you find it.

6. How I Met Your Mother [2005-2014] –

How I Met Your Mother - Best TV Shows on Hotstar Premium
How I Met Your Mother

Number of Seasons – 9

Number of Episodes – 208

I rather want to write an article on “How I Fell in Love with How I Met Your Mother”. This is one of those TV shows that I had binged during college days and I can still do so owing to its timeless humor backed by an engaging screenplay. As a show which is yet again shot in the backdrop of New York’s Manhattan, the vibe of “How I Met Your Mother” has a reminiscent of “Friends” but not without the idiosyncratic treatment.

5 Reasons to Binge –

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A Still from How I Met Your Mother
  • Barney Stinson – One of the best Lengen-WaitForIt-Dary characters ever written
  • The balance of conventional comedy and modern sensibilities
  • The gripping and consistent storyline
  • Sarcastic dialogues
  • Flamboyant cinematography

If you are someone who loves sarcasm, “How I Met Your Mother” is the suitable show to binge on. I recommend you to suit-up before watching it and follow the suit by Barney Stinson. Tee-hee!

7. Two and a Half Men [2003-2015] –

Two and a Half Men - Best TV Shows on Hotstar Premium
Two and a Half Men

Number of Seasons – 12

Number of Episodes – 262

“Two and a Half Men” tells the story of a freewheeling guy who writes jingles to eke out a living, his brother, and his brother’s son. When the brother gets divorced, he moves to the house of the hedonistic writer only to disturb his hedonistic lifestyle. This is one of the most successful TV Shows on Hotstar Premium that you can binge in this festive season.

5 Reasons to Binge –

A Still from Two and a Half Men - Best TV Shows on Hotstar Premium
A Still from Two and a Half Men
  • Fast-paced screenplay and storyline
  • Some hilarious adult gags if you have a taste for them
  • Crazy moments featuring the ever flirty Charlie Sheen
  • Suitable theme music
  • Crisp editing

It will take just 2 and ½ episodes for you to start binging on this one of the best TV shows on Hotstar Premium.

8. Dexter [2006-2013] –

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Dexter

Number of Seasons – 8

Number of Episodes – 96

Who doesn’t like a perfect crime-drama mystery series, and more so, when it has elements of dark comedy and psychological thriller intertwined in it. “Dexter” narrates the story of forensic technician specializing in blood spatter pattern analysis for Miami Metro Police Department. Along with that, he also leads a life of a serial killer. Got enough reasons to watch? Well, there is more to it.

5 Reasons to Binge –

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A Still from Dexter
  • Film Noir style of filmmaking
  • Black comedy
  • Chest thumping background score
  • Enthralling sequences that keep you at the edge of the seat
  • Terrific performances by Michael C. Hall and Julie Benz as Dexter and Rita respectively.

“Dexter” also gives a peek into how the mind of a serial killer works which makes it even more intriguing. Already planning to watch? Let us know how you find it!

9. The Wire [2002-2008] –

The Wire - Best TV Shows on Hotstar Premium
The Wire

Number of Seasons – 5

Number of Episodes – 60

Interested in the dark reality behind the drug dealing? You won’t find a TV show as a gruesome as “The Wire”. The series is written by author and former police reporter David Simon who had delved into the underbelly of the heinous business. However, the newspaper he was working with didn’t print the stories. It was made into a series and fortunately, it features in the list of TV shows on Hotstar Premium.

5 Reasons to Binge –

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A Still from The Wire
  • Exploration of society and politics
  • Realistic depiction of urban life
  • The intertwined literary themes
  • Cinematography that complements the dark plot
  • Flawless performances by the ensemble cast

Let alone audiences, “The Wire” had gained heaps of praise from the critics too who had addressed it as one of the greatest TV shows ever made.

10. True Detective [2014-Present] –

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True Detective

 Number of Seasons – 2

Number of Episodes – 16

You don’t really have to binge watch this because each episode is a separate entity in “True Detective”. This investigation TV series depicts the life of troubled cops and what it takes to solve a case. Each season features different actors.

5 Reasons to Binge –

A Still from True Detective - Best TV Shows on Hotstar Premium
A Still from True Detective
  • Scintillating visuals
  • Technical aestheticism in terms of filmmaking
  • Engaging narratives
  • Idiosyncratic characterization
  • Realistic and noir filmmaking

It’s one or two-night sitting kind of TV show and more so when all the episodes have equally engaging whodunit vibe around them.

There is a gamut of movies and TV shows on Hotstar Premium that you can watch. Furthermore, if you want to stream for free, it has free movies and TV shows too.

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