What did video streaming services offer in May 2020?
It is not hard to forget how May 2020 was. Thanks to the pandemic, it was a vacation for the whole country. Well, almost. But streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video dished out some wonderful movies and interesting TV shows that mercifully kept us occupied. Without any further delay, let’s take a look into the top shows and movies that entertained us in May 2020.
Best movies on Netflix and Amazon Prime
Amazon Prime created a frenzy by releasing this fresh, new film that had everyone scribbling off reviews on their social media pages. Starring Taapsee Pannu, the movie sheds light on how one single rash act of violence can destroy a marriage. However, one could also witness reviews that said the movie was “much ado about nothing”. Whatever the reviews were, the video streaming service did a good job of keeping the masses occupied and discussing if a single slap was domestic violence or not.
2. The Lodge
This horror-thriller was good enough to give people sleepless nights in May if the sweltering summer heat wasn’t enough. It is pretty obvious from the title that the movie revolves around a lodge that a family visits for a holiday. Things start getting a little bizarre as soon as the father steps out, leaving the children alone with their soon-to-be stepmother. Trapped by a blizzard, terrifying events begin to unfold as the step-mother’s past comes back to haunt her.
3. A Beautiful Day In The Neighbourhood
Starring the abundantly talented Tom Hanks, the movie is about the story of the Esquire journalist Lloyd Vogel who is assigned to interview TV entertainer Fred Rogers. The movie takes us through the interview and how the two men develop a rapport. It goes on to talk about their beautiful journey and the immense kindness of Fred Rogers, who was considered a national treasure. There’s no need to emphasize Tom Hank’s brilliant portrayal of Fred Rogers. He does what he does best and there’s no reason to question it.
4. Jumanji: The Next Level
The fourth installment of the Jumanji franchise is set three years after the events of the first film Welcome To The Jungle. This wholesome entertainer was a good one to watch, especially for the rib-tickling banter between Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart. The adventure-filled fantasy was released on Amazon Prime and was the perfect holiday gift for the masses.
List of TV shows released on Netflix and Amazon Prime
1. Homecoming (Season 2)
This widely-watched, critically acclaimed show joined the roster of TV shows on Amazon Prime Video with its second season. This time around, Homecoming sported a brand new protagonist Jackie, played by Janelle Monae. Stephen James is very much a part of the centre-stage, playing Walter Cruz. Catch it on Amazon Prime any time you want. But we suggest you watch the first season to get a hang of the story. This show is sure to keep you binge-watching.
2. Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj (Volume 6)
Netflix’s Patriot Act is a show that is loved by the masses. Anchored by Hasan Minhaj, the show is said to be supremely educational and engaging given the way he interacts with his audience. In Volume 6, Hasan deals with popular topics such as “ How CoronaVirus Broke America”, the George Floyd incident, about paying taxes, rent, etc. These are topics that everyone can relate to, and it’s no wonder that people missed the Patriot Act for a while.
Among all the sci-fi shows and movies released on Netflix, Dark was a hard one to miss. The first German series to be produced for Netflix, Dark focuses on the stories of four families whose pasts are revealed when two children go missing. Based in the mid-80s, the show features spine-chilling supernatural elements, twisted relationships, and a dramatic storyline that is worth watching, thanks to the subtitles.
4. The Lovebirds
Netflix’s rom-com stars Kumail Nanjiani, the desi actor/comedian and the soon-to-be Marvel hero. Paired opposite Issa Rae, they feature a couple who is on the verge of breaking up. But as fate would have it, they find themselves embroiled in a murder mystery before they can bid adieu and part ways. The show is more entertaining as a rom-com than as a murder mystery and Nanjiani and Rae’s chemistry is hard to ignore.
Other notable shows on the streaming services
Video streaming giants Netflix and Amazon Prime competed with each other to give the best of the best to a world that needed non-stop entertainment to keep it going. Shows such as Betaal, Ghoomketu, The Last Narc, Paatal Lok, Upload, Jerry Seinfeld, Spelling The Dream And Schitt’s Creek kept the masses entertained 24/7. Catch them all on your favouring streaming networks today!