5 TV Shows on Hotstar That Can Give Netflix a Run For Their Money

Paying homage to its name, Hotstar has increasingly become a hot and coming deal in merely six years. Hotstar enjoys 300 million active monthly users, 100 million daily active users and holds a 23.8% share of the total mobile OTT market in India. The cherry on top? Hotstar is currently India’s most viewed and popular OTT platform.

Disney+ Hotstar offers its viewers premium content in the English language (among 8 other languages) and is the only OTT platform that boasts top-rated shows produced at some of the biggest international studios like Fox, ABC, Showtime, HBO and more in its roster. Tempted to tune in? Here are some of the most-loved TV shows on Hotstar that can give Netflix a run for their money!

The Wire

The Wire Hotstar Show

IMDb – 9.3

An American crime drama series – The Wire took its own sweet time to step into the limelight and is now regarded as one of the greatest television shows of all time. What started as a police drama loosely based on the experiences of a homicide detective quickly turned into a gripping show spanning different institutions in Baltimore, and how they’re woven close to law enforcement. The show is widely recognised for its quirky but relatable take on society, urban life and politics and its phenomenal literary themes.

Westworld

Westworld Hotstar TV Show

IMDb – 8.6

Based on the 1973 film Westworld, this American science fiction television series explores the story of a technologically advanced, Wild West-themed amusement park curated to serve high-paying guests’ peculiar fantasies. The park is populated by life-like robots called ‘hosts’, who are programmed to refrain from harming humans yet allowing them to live out their fascinations. This critically acclaimed show has bagged several accolades including 9 Emmy awards. We’re certain, it won’t disappoint.

The Deuce

The Deuce Hotstar TV Show

IMDb – 8.1

Based in New York City in the 70s and 80s, The Deuce explores the honest and candid portrayal of an era when porn and prostitution were rampant, publicly executed and celebrated in Manhattan. It explores themes of corruption within government institutions and police forces, the drug epidemic and corporate busts that forced characters to drop their roles to explore safer, secretive ones. If you’re still not convinced we have two words that will change your mind – James Franco!

Veep

Veep Hotstar

IMDb – 8.3

What if you found out that being the Vice President of the United States is everything you were warned about and not everything that you expected? So is the plight of former senator Selina Meyer who finds herself entangled in a web of political fires, life-altering decisions, and a (complicated) relationship with the chief executive. This critically acclaimed American political satire comedy has won major awards in categories celebrating stellar comedies, so you can be sure that you’re in for a hearty laugh.

This Is Us

This Is Us Hotstar

IMDb – 8.7

You can ask ten people if they love This Is Us and eleven will say yes. This American romantic family drama follows the story of triplets, how their lives unfold across several timeframes and their delightful parents. This heart-warming series has won several awards and is all-in-all a relatable, feel-good watch that captures the essence of family, ever-lasting bonds, issues stemming from trauma and baggage. Storyline? Great. Performances? Great. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself unnaturally attached to the characters. They’ll stay with you long after you’re done.

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