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Top 30 Hotstar TV Shows that you must watch (2020 Update)
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Hotstar has reached fame because of its end number of users and multiple options. Below mentioned is the list of 30 such Hotstar TV shows which one must watch to experience the entertainment pack of action, drama, and romance.

Index

  1. Introduction
  2. Top 30 Hotstar TV Shows

 

Introduction

Hotstar is an over-the-top streaming service based in India. It is owned by Novi Digital Entertainment which is a subsidiary of Star India.

It was launched in February 2014. This is an ad-supported service that initially featured around 35,000 hours of content in a wide range of regional languages alongside live streaming coverage of sports.

In April 2016, Hotstar launched a tier of subscription oriented towards the live and premium as well as international content. This service also includes the content of HBO such as the season 6 premiere of Game of Thrones.

By the year 2019, the service had 150 million active users every month. During the same year, Hotstar and Star were acquired by The Walt Disney Company.

Hotstar is accessible via both the website as well as mobile apps for iOS and Android devices. The service includes both a free ad-supported as well as two subscription-based tiers. The VIP subscription mainly focuses on the domestic content including the television series even before the premiere, cricket, and Premier League football coverage from the UK. The premium tier gives additional access to premium series and films which includes the content from Disney, HBO, 20th Century Fox, and Hooq.

 

Top 30 Hostar TV Shows

1. Game of Thrones

This particular show does not need a detailed introduction. There are just a few shows which reach every junction of social media and Game of Thrones has been one such show. From theme-based memes to famous dialogues, this show has been a core of the whole new range of TV shows. It is the biggest TV phenomenon and a supernatural description of the past decade. A fantasy epic, this has a twist-ridden plot which includes bloody wars and the use of advanced graphics. This is an American fantasy drama TV series based on novel series A Song of Ice and Fire, written by George R.R. Martin. The television series was created by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.

The series consists of eight seasons in total which has seventy-three episodes in total. The use of medieval realism has brought a lot of praise to it. Although the story is a fantasy but Martin has given a historical element to it. This unique element has does wonders for the show.

 

2. Better Things

Hotstar TV Shows

This is an American comedy-drama TV series by Pamela Adlon and Louis C.K., starring Aldon as a divorced actress who is also a single mother raising her three daughters on her own. Sam Fox who is shown as Aldon has an exhausting life taking care of her family all by herself. The themes that unfold in here are that of aging, freedom, growing up, morality, dependence, responsibility, wilting of the life, flowering, a labor of love and the existence of humans.

 

3. Big Little Lies

The show is an American drama based on the novel ‘Big Little Lies’ by Liane Moriarty. This premiered on HBO on February 19, 2017, and is created by David E. Kelley. The show stars Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Laura Dern, and Zoe Kravitz. The show tells the story of five women in California who are embroiled in a murder investigation. The series has been critically acclaimed for its direction, writing, acting, soundtrack, and cinematography. The show has been nominated 16 times for Primetime Emmy Award, out of which it won 8. This included acting awards and the Outstanding Limited Series award.

 

4. Deadwood

Hotstar TV Shows

This is an American Western TV series spanning across three seasons and 36 episodes in total. The series is set in Deadwood, South Dakota in the 1870s and is written by David Milch. This show features a large group of people who are the residents of Deadwood who aim to get rich. The plot also includes historical truths alongside substantial fictional elements. Actual newspaper reports and diaries have been used from the 1870s Deadwood residents for the referential context. The show has received critical acclaim especially for the part of writing.

 

5. The Deuce

This is an American Drama TV series by David Simon and George Pelecanos set in the 1970s and 1980s in New York City. It narrates the story of the Golden Age of Porn and the rise of the porn industry. Themes that are prominent here are police brutality and corruption, drug epidemic, booms and busts of real estate and so on. The series stretches across 3 seasons and 25 episodes.

 

6. Doctor Who

Doctor Who

Doctor Who is a British Science Fiction Tv series produced by the BBC, projecting the adventures of a Time Lord called “The Doctor” who explores the Universe in a space ship called the Tardis. British popular culture appears has its color in the show and has also influenced different generations of British TV professionals. The character of doctor has headlined the transition of 13 different actors with the concept of regeneration and a new incarnation.

 

7. How I Met Your Mother

This show is an American Sitcom created by Craig Thomas and Carter Bays. The series shows the main character, Ted Mosby and his friends in NYC’s Manhattan. Ted recalls and tells his children about the events that led him to meet their mother. There is a total of 208 episodes with Four production directors known for their unique sense of humor and structure. The incorporation of dramatic elements in the show has been popular throughout its streaming.

 

8. Insecure

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This is an American comedy-drama TV series written by Issa Rae. Partially based on the web series Awkward Black Girl, it premiered online on September 23, 2016, via HBO. It reveals the story of a black female from the perspective of two female protagonists, Issa and Molly. In their late 20s, they experience life in its true sense while navigating relationships and careers while dealing with internal struggles.

 

9. Band of Brothers

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This is an American war drama miniseries based on the book Band of Brothers written by historian Stephen E. Ambrose. Its executive producers are Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks. The series talks about the history of Easy Company, 101st Airborne Division, major attacks in Europe, the end of World War II and a few other major events. All these events are based on Ambrose’s research and interviews with members of the East India Company. The narrative revolves around the characters’ mental, physical and moral hurdles. The series has been critically acclaimed and has bagged Emmy and Golden Globe Awards.

 

10. Billions

This is an American TV drama series by Brian Koppelman, Andrew Ross Sorkin and David Levien. It is based on the series of Preet Bharara, the former U.S. Attorney alongside his legal battles with a fund manager. It also incorporates the cases of Treasury Bond auction market and manipulation conduct and roles of CEO John Gutfreund and Salomon brothers.

 

11. Barry

Hotstar TV Shows

This show is an American dark comedy-crime TV series by Alec Berg and Bill Hader. The show premiered on HBO on March 25, 2018. Barry Berkman who is a hitman from Ohio travels to Los Angeles to kill someone but instead joins an acting class taught by Gene Cousineau. Soon he begins to question the path of his life as he deals with his criminal associates.

 

12. Curb Your Enthusiasm

Curb Your Enthusiasm

This is an American comedy TV series produced and broadcast premiered on October 15th, 2000. The series is created by Larry David who is starring a fictionalized version of himself. He is shown as a semi-retired TV producer and writer. The series was developed in 1999 as a one hour special and the special was shot as the mockumentary.

 

13. Feud: Bette and Joan

Feud: Bette and Joan

This is an American TV miniseries created by Ryan Murphy, Michael Zam, and Jaffe Cohen. It consists of one season and eight episodes in total. It projects the rivalry between Hollywood actresses Joan Crawford and Bette Davis after the production of 1962 psychological horror film. The series has received major praise and acclamation alongside receiving Emmy Award nominations for 18 times.

 

14. Girls

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This is an American comedy and drama series created by Lena Dunham who is also starring in it. It projects the lives of four young women living in NYC with the main character being cut off financially and wishing to become a writer but made some unfortunate decisions that had been drawn from Dunham’s own life.

 

15. High Maintenance

This is an American comedy-drama TV and web series created by Ben Sinclair and Katja Blichfeld. The show projects the story of an unnamed Cannabis deliveryman. Each episode shows a new set of characters as moving from one plot to another. The characters are relevant and the web series has been shot in several neighborhoods.

 

16. Malgudi Days

This is an Indian Hindi-language TV series based on the works of R.K. Narayan, directed by Shankar Nag. The series is shot from the collections of well-written short stories from his book Malgudi Days. Narayan is known for his rich and unique taste which revolves around the heritage and simplicity of India.

 

17. American Crime Story

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This is an American anthology based on real-life events developed by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski. This is presented as self-contained miniseries following a series of unrelated events. It presents many murder trials based on a book written by Jeffrey Toobin called The Run of His Life.

 

18. American Horror Story

This is an American anthology horror TV series by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk. Much like the American Crime Story, this is also written in the form of self-contained miniseries. Certain elements in the plot depict that these are loosely inspired by true events.

 

19. The Americans

Hotstar TV Shows

This is an American period spy thriller TV series created by Joe Weisberg which is set during the Cold War and follows the story of Elizabeth and Philip Jennings, two soviet officers who are also a married couple. The show projects the conflict between Washington’s FBI office and Rezidentura. The series is set in the aftermath of the inauguration of President Ronald Reagan.

 

20. Modern Family

This is an American Mockumentary family sitcom by Llyod and Steven Levitan. The show projects the lives of Jay Pritchett and his family. This is acclaimed by critics as a series of mixed progressive acts. The show also won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.

 

21. The Night Of

Hotstar TV Shows

The Night Of is an American eight-part crime and drama TV miniseries written by Richard Price and Steven Zaillian. This is loosely based on the original Criminal Justice plot and is also critically acclaimed for presenting a unique side of action, crime and drama.

 

22. Rome

Hotstar TV Shows

This is a British-American-Italian historical TV drama series by John Milius, Bruno Heller and William J. MacDonald. The series is set in 1st century BC, during Rome’s ancient transition from a republic to an empire. It is highly based on real historical characters intertwined with historical events.

 

23. Sharp Objects

Sharp Objects

This is an American psychological thriller TV miniseries based on Gillian Flynn’s novel of the same name. The story projects Camille Preaker who is an emotionally troubled reporter returning hometown to cover the murder of two girls. This has been liked by the critics and the viewers due to its dark and vivid atmosphere, acting and direction and has also won the Golden Globe Award.

 

24. Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley

This is an American comedy television series by Mike Judge, Dave Krinsky, and John Altschuler. It focuses on five young men who begin their own startup company in Silicon Valley through an app known as Pied Piper which is based on a revolutionary data compression algorithm. This is stretched along 6 seasons.

 

25. This Is Us

This Is Us

This is an American family comedy-drama TV series by Dan Fogelman which is based on the lives and families of two parents in different time frames. Thes series was nominated for Best Television Series at the 74th Golden Globe Awards alongside being on top in the TV series list.

 

26. True Detective

True Detective

This is an American anthology crime drama TV series by Nic Pizzolatto. The story takes place around three different time frames as two police detectives investigate a criminal case that involves two missing children. The series has been praised by the critics and has earned high ratings along with the highest viewership.

 

27. Westworld

Hotstar TV Shows

This is an American science fiction TV series created by Jonathan Nolan. The series is based in the Westworld, a fictional and technologically advanced amusement park full of android hosts. The park caters to the needs of high paying guests who try to indulge their wild fantasies in that park.

 

28. Veep

Hotstar TV Shows

This is an American political satire and comedy TV series created by Armando Iannucci. The protagonist, Selina Meyer, and her team attempt to make their space in the political games of American Politics. This series has also received critical acclamation alongside winning several awards.

 

29. The Wire

Hotstar TV Shows

This is an American crime drama TV series by David Simon, who has also been a former police reporter. The series introduces several relationships of different institutions to law enforcement thereby advancing the storyline in chronological order. This is about the American city and lives unfolding there.

 

30. Pose

Hotstar TV Shows

This is an American drama TV series about NYC’s African-American and gender-nonconforming culture. The characters featured here are dancers and models competing for recognition in a similar culture which is underground while supporting each other.

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Pranjali is currently pursuing Literature with Psychology for my graduation from the University of Delhi, She has an admiration for writing and therefore wishes to bring it to the professional use. Writing of any type interests her thereby, adding sensitivity to the words in her life.

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Pranjali is currently pursuing Literature with Psychology for my graduation from the University of Delhi, She has an admiration for writing and therefore wishes to bring it to the professional use. Writing of any type interests her thereby, adding sensitivity to the words in her life.

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