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YUDH

What it is about
Who cares? Amitabh Bachchan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui directed by Anurag Kashyap. Seriously, who cares about the plot?

What may get you hooked
Yudh, which will premier this July, promises to bring a different level of quality to television action in India.

Look out for…
Senior B and Nawaz.

What is missing?
A powerhouse female lead. Imagine Richa Chadda or Kalki Koechlin thrown into this heady concoction.

Our expectations
A strong script and exceptional direction to do the stalwarts justice.


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THE LEFTOVERS

What it is about
Two percent of the world’s population mysteriously disappears without a trace. Is it a ‘rapture’? Creepy, right?

What may get you hooked
With people having ‘poofed’, those left behind are left wondering what is to come next. The apocalypse? The Leftovers, which premiered in June, is being touted as the new Lost.

Look out for…
Justin Theroux, who plays Kevin Garvey, the police chief of Mapleton, the small US town the show is based in.

What is missing?
We’ve only seen the trailers, but we are afraid the show may be visually drab.

Our expectations
Crackling storytelling and nail-biting drama


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FLEMING

What it is about
The story of Ian Fleming, the man who created James Bond out of his own life experiences.

What may get you hooked
A womaniser who turns spy during the Second World War? What’s not to love?

Look out for…
Dominic Cooper, who plays Fleming, and the outrageously sexy Lara Pulver.Remember Irene Adler in Sherlock?

What is missing?
The cars and stirred martinis, of course. But, the show more than makes up with vintage gadgetry and tons of Bond women. Sorry, we mean Fleming women.

Our expectations
The show desperately needs arch enemies. Bring on the bad guys.


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SHAMELESS

What it is about
Six motherless children with an alcoholic asshole of a father.Poverty, sex, weed, crime, scam, murder.Welcome to the world of the Gallaghers.

What may get you hooked
The Gallaghers are always deep in crap – drug lords, blowjob-hungry bosses, cheating boyfriends and, their own worthless father. How they fight through (and how low everyone stoops) to save their necks is a joyride.

Look out for…
Emmy Rossum, as Fiona Gallagher.And, William Macy.

What is missing?
Sofia Vergara. While the white and black communities gain appropriate representation, it would be nice to see a Hispanic character on the show.

Our expectations
Some respite from all the misery. Seeing people constantly fail is slightly depressing.


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ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK

What it is about
A women’s prison filled with hardened criminals. Enough said.

What may get you hooked
Before House of Cards, OITNB is what made Netflix every couch potato’s darling. Into its second season, the show is brutally honest about the life of women in an American jail.

Look out for…
The sexy Laura Prepon, most famous as Donna in That 70’s Show, and Kate Mulgrew, who plays Red, the prison chef.

What is missing?
A good man. Every man on the show is an asshole.

Our expectations
If it maintains a good balance between drama and comedy, OITNB could go down as the best dramedy television has seen.


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LOOKING

What it is about
A group of gay friends in San Francisco who live through friendship, heartbreak and career demands.

What may get you hooked
The stories in this drama are told with simplicity and warmth, something that previous shows with homosexual characters lacked.

Look out for…
Jonathan Groff, who plays Patrick Murray, a lovelorn video game designer.

What is missing?
A lesbian couple. It would have added another dimension to the show.

Our expectations
Interesting plot twists. The show needs to avoid falling into the traps of becoming just another relationship drama.