This week’s viewing lineup is a dynamic tapestry of entertainment spanning genres and platforms. From gripping dramas that unfold intricate human narratives to spellbinding historical films unravelling the past’s mysteries, the week promises a rich tapestry of storytelling. Thrillers inject an adrenaline rush, keeping viewers on the edge of their seats, while animated films offer a whimsical escape into fantastical realms. Across diverse mediums and platforms, there’s an abundance of content catering to every taste and preference, ensuring a week brimming with riveting tales and visual spectacles for all to indulge in. Whether it’s the allure of history, the intensity of suspense, or the charm of animation, there’s something captivating for every viewer’s discerning eye this week.
Napoleon (November 24)
Scheduled for November 22, Napoleon promises to be an awe-inspiring action epic chronicling the tumultuous life of the famed French Emperor, Napoleon Bonaparte, portrayed by the talented Joaquin Phoenix. Helmed by the renowned director Ridley Scott, this film boasts grandeur, showcasing Bonaparte’s ambitious ascent and eventual downfall amid a backdrop of breathtaking visuals and monumental battle sequences. At its heart lies the compelling yet tumultuous romance between Bonaparte and Josephine, offering a glimpse into the emperor’s strategic genius in both warfare and politics. The trailer, spanning two-and-a-half minutes, tantalises audiences with glimpses of these colossal battles and the intricate dynamics between Napoleon and his beloved Joséphine.
The Story Of Park’s Marriage Contract (November 24)
In the world of K-dramas, the allure of time-travelling narratives continues to captivate audiences, and The Story of Park’s Marriage Contract is no exception. Based on a webcomic, the series follows Park Yeon-woo, played by Lee Se-young, whose life takes a dramatic turn when she, a woman from the 19th century, finds herself mysteriously transported to modern-day Seoul. Her path crosses with a man strikingly similar to her late husband, triggering a cascade of emotions. Kang Tae-ha, portrayed by Bae In-hyuk, shares uncanny resemblances to Yeon-woo’s deceased husband, facing similar health issues and childhood traumas. However, in a twist of fate, Tae-ha, the heir of SH Seoul Corporation, is pressured by his ailing grandfather to wed before his passing. Reluctant to dive into romance, he proposes a fake marriage contract to Yeon-woo. As the story unfolds, viewers anticipate the timeless tale of destined love amid the complexities of time-travel and unexpected connections.
My Demon (November 24)
Do Do-Hee, played by Kim You-Jung, stands as the heir to the Future Group, exuding an air of arrogance and a sharp, distrustful demeanour towards others, particularly when it comes to matters of love. However, her life takes an unforeseen turn when she becomes entangled with Jung Gu-Won, portrayed by Song Kang, a demon who strikes a contract marriage with her. Jung Gu-Won, a being with eternal life sustained by striking dangerous yet alluring deals with humans trapped in anguish, has roamed the world for two centuries, holding humans in contempt. Unexpectedly, he loses his powers after getting involved with Do Do-Hee and forms a binding marriage contract with her. To stave off his impending extinction, he must safeguard Do Do-Hee, who inadvertently absorbs all of his powers. Amidst this intricate web, their relationship blossoms romantically, intertwining their fates in unforeseen ways.
Fargo Season 5 (November 21)
The acclaimed anthology series, an Emmy winner and inspired by the Coen brothers’ film, is gearing up for its fifth season, promising a fresh and intriguingly dark Midwest mystery. This instalment, set in 2019, follows Dorothy “Dot” Lyon, portrayed by Juno Temple, an unassuming housewife whose enigmatic past slowly unravels when she encounters trouble with local authorities. Alongside Temple, the season boasts a stellar cast including Jon Hamm, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Joe Keery, Lamorne Morris, Richa Moorjani, David Rysdahl, Dave Foley, and Sam Spruell. Fargo Season 5 ventures into new territory, introducing the Lyons and the Tillmans, two pivotal families within Noah Hawley’s Midwest universe. As expected from Fargo, Dot’s seemingly small legal woes trigger a series of events thrusting her back into a world she had long thought left behind, sparking a chain reaction of unforeseen consequences.
Farrey (November 24)
Bollywood icon Salman Khan recently thrilled fans by unveiling the debut film of his niece, Alizeh Agnihotri, produced under the Salman Khan Films banner. The upcoming project delves into the story of Niyati, an orphaned prodigy residing in a Delhi orphanage under the care of her guardian. Her exceptional academic prowess led her to secure a spot as the national level topper in the 10th board exams, earning her a scholarship at an elite school. However, her journey takes an unexpected turn when she is drawn into a web of deceit by her affluent peers, lured into aiding them in elaborate exam cheating schemes. As Niyati becomes entangled in a high-stakes cheating racket, the risks soar along with the rewards. Yet, amidst this perilous path, she confronts the looming possibility of losing much more than she could ever gain.
Starfish (November 24)
Akhilesh Jaiswal directs this enigmatic romance-drama, penned by Bina Nayak, immersing audiences into an underwater realm steeped in themes of grief and healing. Formerly known as Starfish Pickle, the film now bears the simpler title Starfish and is set for a theatrical release. The narrative orbits around Tara, a proficient commercial diver shrouded in mystery, navigating a world where her enigmatic nature perplexes those around her. Embodying strength and defying societal norms, Tara grapples with her haunting past, steering her life on an unconventional path. However, a pivotal moment unfolds when she crosses paths with Guruji at one of his mesmerising trance gatherings, catapulting Tara’s journey into unforeseen and captivating territories.
Squid Game: The Challenge (November 22)
In the reality rendition of Squid Game, while the stakes aren’t life-threatening, they are undeniably high: 456 contestants vie for a colossal $4.56 million, marking the largest cash prize ever offered in reality TV. The competition unfolds through a series of games, testing the participants’ boundaries and prompting a soul-searching question: how much are they willing to sacrifice for victory? With strategic alliances forming, ruthless tactics at play, and timely betrayals looming, each player faces a pivotal choice of how far they’re willing to push themselves in pursuit of the prize.
Wish (November 24)
Wish traces the story of Asha, a spirited 17-year-old who, after making a wish upon a star, receives a more direct response than she ever imagined. Her wish brings forth an unexpected companion: a mischievous star descends from the sky to accompany her. Asha, a determined optimist and budding leader, finds herself facing one of the universe’s most formidable adversaries. To navigate this challenge, she forms an unlikely alliance with Star, a cosmic force of boundless energy and potential chaos. While speculation hints at a possible spiritual prelude to Pinocchio, such connections remain unconfirmed, adding an air of mystery to the upcoming film Wish.