With Rakshabandhan and Independence Day falling on the same weekend, it’s the perfect time to relax with loved ones and binge watch some of the best shows. One thing you can do this weekend, whether you’re spending it with family or alone, is watch sitcoms online from the comfort of your own home.

So that you can enjoy this weekend without feeling like you have to finish an entire series with a set number of episodes, we have compiled a list of short and entertaining series. Additionally, miniseries have also become much more popular in recent years. These shows are the perfect fusion of a movie and a longer series, as they include endearing characters, compelling storylines, and the right amount of moving parts. They’re great if you want to finish an entire series in a night or two, or if you just want something short and interesting to watch over a few leisurely hours of viewing. The best feature of a miniseries is that it doesn’t take long to immerse yourself in the story.

1. Inventing Anna (2022)

The series is based on the true events of Anna Delvey (Julia Garner), also known as Sorokin, a fake Russian-born German heiress who managed to scam hotels, banks, and wealthy friends. The title role, Anna Sorokin, was played by Julia Garner. The nine-episode series is available on Netflix.

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2. Mithya (2022)

The show is a remake of the British show Cheat! It tells the story of two women who are at war with each other over accusations of plagiarism, which leads to a series of fights and startling revelations centering on a murder they are both suspected of. . Samir Soni, Rajit Kapur, Parambrata Chatterjee, Huma Qureshi, Avantika Dassani and Huma Qureshi all play prominent roles in this psychological thriller drama web series. The show airs on Zee 5 and consists of six episodes.

3. Ishq Express (2022)

Ishq Express is a mini-series starring Ritvik Sahore and Gayatri Bhhardwaj. Strangers Aarav (Ritvik) and Tanya (Gayatri), who meet on a train, converse and bond, are portrayed in a believable young adult romance. The two embarked on a delightful, albeit choppy, train journey filled with love and all the ups and downs of emotion. The series is available on Amazon Mini TV, it has three episodes.

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4. Maid (2021)

The series is inspired by the memoirs of Stephanie Land, Maid: hard work, low pay, and a mother’s will to survive. Its story centers on a young mother who escapes an abusive relationship and struggles to support her daughter by getting a job cleaning houses. Margaret Qualley plays Alex, a young mother who leaves her emotionally abusive boyfriend, takes her two- or three-year-old daughter, Maddy, and works as a maid. The series has 10 episodes and is available on Netflix.

5. Unorthodox (2020)

It is inspired by Deborah Feldman’s 2012 autobiography, Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots. In this fictional story, a young ultra-Orthodox Jewish woman leaves her arranged marriage and her band to start a new life abroad. There are 4 episodes of the series available on Netflix.


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6. Locked (2020)

It is a streaming crime thriller television mini-series whose plot follows Dr. Anand Chakravarthy (Kancharana), a neurosurgeon who is trapped in his own mansion with uninvited guests and thieves. It stars Satyadev Kancharana, Samyukta Hornad and Sri Lakshmi. The series has seven episodes and is available on MX Player.

seven. I know it’s true (2020)

The miniseries I know it’s true is based on Wally Lamb’s 1998 novel of the same name. Dominick and Thomas Birdsey, who are identical twin brothers, are played by Mark Ruffalo. Dominick and Thomas Birdsey are identical twins, and it’s a story of betrayal, sacrifice and forgiveness that follows their parallel lives. There are six episodes of the show, which airs on HBO.

8. The Queen’s Wager (2020)

This coming-of-age drama miniseries is based on the 1983 book of the same name by Walter Tevis. The story follows Beth Harmon (Anya Taylor-Joy), a fictional chess prodigy, as she rises to the top of the game while battling drug and alcohol addiction, starting in the mid-1950s and well into the 1960s. There are 7 episodes in the series, which is available on Netflix.

9. Ghoul (2018)

The horror miniseries Ghoul is based on the Arabian folktale monster known as the ghoul. The central plot of the story includes the interview of infamous terrorist Ali Saeed in a government internment camp. It takes place in a dystopian future in which fascism is at its peak and takes place in India. The events that follow are horrific and supernatural. Radhika Apte portrays Nida Rahim, the main character. Ratnabali Bhattacharjee and Manav Kaul also play important characters in the series. The series consists of three episodes, all accessible on Netflix.

10. The Little Thresher (2018)

The little thresher girl is a drama based on the 1983 novel of the same name by John le Carré. The plot revolves around the deceptions of Martin Kurtz, an Israeli spymaster who wants to assassinate Khalil, a Palestinian terrorist who bombs Jewish targets in Europe, especially Germany, and Charlie, an English actor who is a double agent for the Israelis. . The six-episode series is available on Amazon Prime.