In March 2023, we’re getting an abundance of new TV shows and movies on broadcast, cable and streaming services. To celebrate this exciting month of Marathi entertainment, here is our selection of the 10 must-watch Marathi TV shows of the month – both new releases as well as returning favorites. Whether you’re into science fiction thrillers, comedy, action or more – here are some shows you won’t want to miss!
1. The Mandalorian
Star Wars fans eagerly await a new adventure, and The Mandalorian finally returns to Disney Plus with Season 3. It has been some time since we last saw Din Djarin and Grogu, but this season brings them back into our stories while introducing us to some new characters as well.
Before diving into the third season, however, it’s worth taking a look back at seasons one and two first. That will give an indication of how far these characters have come since their early days and how they first met each other.
2. Lucky Hank
After spending 13 years as Saul Goodman on Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul, Bob Odenkirk is taking on a different character for his next role: Lucky Hank, an English professor at an underfunded college. In Lucky Hank, Odenkirk stars alongside Emily Blunt who will also star alongside him.
Set in Pennsylvania’s Rust Belt, Lucky Hank follows William “Hank” Devereaux Jr. (Odenkirk), head of Railton College’s English department.
The show Straight Man, inspired by Richard Russo’s novel Straight Man, was executive produced by Paul Lieberstein (The Office) and Aaron Zelman. This workplace drama-comedy offers plenty of laughs based on human foibles.
Odenkirk and co-star Mireille Enos (The Killing) make for an entertaining pairing, sure to have viewers laughing aloud one minute and crying the next. Oscar Nunez (The Office) stars as Hank’s boss while Kyle MacLachlan (Twin Peaks) and Chris Diamantopoulos play recurring characters on the series.
3. The Boys
Amazon Studios’ The Boys Season 2 takes its bloody and graphic debauchery to a whole new level, featuring more emotional content than ever before – making it an apt sequel to the first season of this comic book series from Amazon Studios.
In a world where heroes are feted by the public and supported by powerful corporations, The Boys asks how much of an ethical force superpowered individuals actually possess. It provides a refreshing counterpoint to the often formulaic superhero shows available on streaming services.
After being falsely accused of Madelyn Stillwell’s murder, The Boys must flee in hiding from authorities. While hiding, Hughie, Mother’s Milk, Frenchie and Kimiko come to realize there is a new threat on the rise.
4. The 3 Body Problem
The 3 Body Problem is a sci-fi thriller set in China, written by Chinese author Liu Cixin. It blends historical fiction with futuristic fantasy to tell an inspiring tale about sentient life and its resilience.
This novel follows decades and multiple narrators as it examines the effects of China’s Cultural Revolution on science and culture, as well as an intense alien invasion. It’s a captivating tale that deserves to be watched.
This novel is an incredible feat of hard science fiction, packed with mind-blowing concepts like quantum entanglement and information theory. But it also includes strong doses of sociology, especially in its examination of Chinese history and how that informed different characters’ decisions.
5. The Idol
Are you searching for a show with real world success stories? Look no further than The Idol. Starring singer/songwriter The Weeknd, producers Reza Fahim and Wassim “SAL” Slaiby, along with screenwriter Mary Laws, this new HBO series follows an up-and-coming pop star as they navigate their self-help journey together.
The Idol features a cast of recurring and supporting actors, including Australian singer Troye Sivan, Hari Nef, Rachel Sennot, Suzanna Son, Steve Zissis and Jennie Blackpink. Plus Dan Levy, Eli Roth Hank Azaria (yes the voice of Homer Simpson!) and Moses Sumney star as well.
It may not be the most thrilling or action-packed series out there, but The Idol offers inspiration and development through its characters. If you’re searching for a TV series with an intriguing plotline and plenty of songs, The Idol is definitely worth watching!
6. The White House Plumbers
The White House Plumbers is an upcoming HBO limited series that chronicles the true story of burglary at Democratic National Committee HQ in 1972, which ultimately led to President Richard Nixon’s downfall. Starring Woody Harrelson and Justin Theroux as Hunt and Liddy, respectively, it promises a humorous take on one of history’s most famous political scandals.
This show is based on the 2007 book Integrity by Egil ‘Bud’ Krogh and Matthew Krogh, written and directed by David Mandel. Starring Lena Headey, Judy Greer, Domhnall Gleeson, Toby Huss, Ike Barinholtz, John Carroll Lynch, and F. Murray Abraham among others, it also has the support of Lena Headey, Judy Greer, Domhnall Gleeson, Toby Huss, Toby Huss, Ike Barinholtz, John Carroll Lynch and John Carroll Lynch in supporting roles onscreen.
White House Plumbers is a must-watch for anyone interested in politics, yet it’s not what one might expect from HBO. This intelligent, thoughtful drama delves into the redeeming power of integrity and how loyalty can lead to disastrous decisions.
Inspired by Julia Quinn’s bestselling novels, Shonda Rhimes’ Emmy-nominated drama Grey’s Anatomy follows eight close-knit siblings of the Bridgerton family as they search for love in London’s high society.
Bridgerton is a period drama set during the 1800s. It follows members of high society in England and centers around Daphne, whom many refer to as the “Diamond of the Season” due to her charm and beauty.
Despite their differences, the Bridgerton siblings all come together and attempt to resolve their grievances with each other. Furthermore, they strive to reconcile their past errors and apologize for any harm caused.
8. John Wick
When a gangster’s son attempts to purchase his dad’s 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429, John Wick takes revenge for the death of his wife Daisy and decimates the mob in order to obtain it.
Most characters in the franchise harbor deep-seated grudges against Wick and his friends. From Charon and Zero to Ares, Sofia, Gianna D’Antonio and even The Bowery King himself – everyone feels an intense level of rage when they see him.
Despite that, he still manages to capture people’s interest in him and his skills as a killer – which makes the film such an enjoyable watch.
9. The Boys Season 2
Are you searching for a new TV show to watch? The Boys Season 2 is definitely worth giving a chance. It has plenty of heart, and will surely bring back memories from your childhood.
The show follows the exploits of four young boys as they strive to stay out of trouble and survive. They navigate life by riding bikes, communicating through walkie-talkies, swearing and getting into mischief.
No matter their faults, the four boys possess an endearing sense of humor. Their portrayal of friendship is so authentic that it will have you recalling your own childhood memories.
10. The Mandalorian Season 3
The Mandalorian, the Disney Plus series that became a hit when it first premiered, is back with its third season. After an extended hiatus, bounty hunter Din Djarin has reunited with his beloved pet Grogu (Baby Yoda) and is embarking on new adventures across the galaxy.
The series has already attracted an impressive cast, including Pedro Pascal, Katee Sackhoff, Carl Weathers, Amy Sedaris, Emily Swallow and Giancarlo Esposito. Additionally it collaborated with Black Panther director Rachel Morrison, Minari filmmaker Lee Isaac Chung and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse directors Peter Ramsey and Bryce Dallas Howard.
The Mandalorian Season 3 picks up where The Book of Boba Fett left off, and promises us an epic year-long journey into the Mandoverse. Hopefully it’ll only deepen our love affair with this space-opera even further!