5 Mini-Series that you can Finish in a day – Sukriti Bansal

Lockdown is getting our creative selves to the brim these days, now we have more chefs in family and new Tik-Tokers for sure. But there are some people who are flipping through channels and apps like Netflix and Amazon Prime for some good content, but where do they find it? maybe here. So, amidst of all the boring days, we are here with a list of some mini-series that you can finish in a day or two.


It is an Indian comedy-drama series consisting of just 8 episodes of 35 minutes each. It is humorous in its own way. The story revolves around the frustrated protagonist Abhishek (Abhisake- pronounced in the village), he is a common man who could not land a better job and ends up becoming a secretary of the Panchayat office in a remote village in Uttar Pradesh for just twenty thousand rupees a month. His friend encourage him to take the job for an adventurous life. The series was released in early 2020.

Courtesy- Amazon Prime

Cast- Jitendra Kumar , Raghuvir Yadav and Chandan Roy

Episodes- 8

Duration of an episode- 35 minutes


A Norwegian anthology series that blends horror with dark Scandinavian comedy, setting each distinct story in its own practical yet peculiar universe. It can give you this irritating feeling. If you are into horror thriller anthologies and movies, this is the Netflix series for you. It is a little disturbing though, but one can easily get over it. You can watch it in any order. Every episode has a different story. There are only six episodes of 26 minutes each. So, you can watch it all at once or space it out, depends on the time you have on hand. It is more like a psychological thriller with gothic feels.

Courtesy- Netflix

Episodes- 6

Duration of an episode- 26 minutes

Ladies Up

Rising India-based comics Prashasti Singh, Kaneez Surka, Supriya Joshi and Niveditha Prakasam deliver standup routines featuring no-holds-barred humor. This is just stand-up comedy episodes, each episode focuses on a different comedian. These stand-up show talks about women empowerment while showcasing the hilarious journey of womanhood at the same time.

Courtesy- Netflix

Cast- Supriya Joshi, Prashasthi Singh, Kaneez Surka

Episodes- 4


Five tight-knit friends in their 20s share an apartment and navigate through the highs and lows of life. It is a great short series. You will meet five really unique characters in the series. It is hilarious as how these characters deal with their issues and cry over spilt milk!

Courtesy- Netflix and TVF

Cast- Mukti Mohan, Kashyap Kapoor, Ashish Verma and others

Episodes- 5

Duration of an episode- 20 mins


Hostages is an Indian crime thriller web video series directed by Sudhir Mishra. It is an official adaptation of an Israeli series by the same name. The series is streaming in seven Indian languages on Disney+ Hotstar. It is a great series with a great story lines. Every new episode has a new hiccup. The story starts with a happy family but when all the members become hostages under an almost retired cop played by none other than Ronit Roy, they begin revealing their dark secrets and the story catches a great tempo. It is a must watch mini-series that you can finish in a day for sure!

Courtesy- Disney+ Hotstar

Cast- Ronit Roy, Tisca Chopra, Mohan Kapoor and others

Episodes- 10

Duration of an episode- 25-33 mins