The murder of crime reporter Jaideb Sen (Prosenjit Chatterjee) is at the centre of the crime and legal drama series “Scoop” on Netflix, which is produced in India and has Hindi as its primary language. Sen is a well-known senior journalist who is well-known in Mumbai, Maharashtra for his painstakingly researched and incisive pieces on a variety of subjects, including police and political corruption and mob activities in Mumbai. Sen’s death, however, becomes a greater story than anything he had ever written when he is assassinated in broad open. Due to her claimed involvement in the murder and connections to the mafia Chhota Rajan, Jagruti Pathak (Karishma Tanna), Sen’s fellow crime journalist and professional adversary, is detained, which further complicates the issue.
The biographical biography ‘Behind Bars in Byculla: My Days in Prison’ by journalist Jigna Vora served as the basis for the Hansal Mehta and Mrunmayee Lagoo Waikul television series “Scoop.” If the series’ suspenseful and intriguing idea appeals to you, we have a few more suggestions that we think you will like viewing. The majority of these ‘Scoop’-like’ series are available on Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime.
Criminal Justice (2019)
The protagonist of Shridhar Raghavan’s “Criminal Justice,” an Indian courtroom drama, is cab driver Aditya Sharma (Vikrant Massey), who is charged with killing one of his passengers, Sanaya Rath (Madhurima Roy), after allegedly sexually assaulting her. Advocate Madhav Mishra (Pankaj Tripathi), who accidently accepts the case after erroneously supposing it to be a case of drunk driving, defends him in court. Similar to Jagruti in “Scoop,” Aditya is denied bail and placed in judicial detention despite the fact that the evidence against him is at best speculative. Due to two rival gangs battling for control of the jail, Aditya’s existence inside is also dangerous.
Defending Jacob (2020-)
The main character in Mark Bomback’s drama ‘Defending Jacob’ is Assistant District Attorney Andrew Barber (Chris Evans), whose life begins to fall apart when his 14-year-old son, Jacob (Jaeden Martell), is named as the main suspect in the death of another adolescent. The Barbers find it impossible to persuade anyone that Jacob might be innocent when they are subjected to constant questioning. The Barbers go through the same things in “Defending Jacob” that Jagruti’s family does in “Scoop,” when they are the target of suspicion and hate following her detention.
For Life (2020-2021)
The movie “For Life” follows the story of Aaron Wallace (Nicholas Pinnock), a former nightclub owner who received a life term in jail after being found not guilty of narcotics trafficking. Wallace works as a lawyer while incarcerated, representing other prisoners who, like him, have received unjustifiably harsh sentences that are out of proportion to the crimes they have committed. The real-life account of Issac Wright Jr. served as inspiration for Hank Steinberg’s television series. Wallace’s efforts to assist prisoners serving sentences with him in obtaining their freedom through legal channels are similar to Jagruti’s own efforts in “Scoop” while she was incarcerated.
Orange is the New Black (2013-2019)
In “Orange Is the New Black,” Taylor Schilling portrays Piper Chapman, who was found guilty of transporting drug money for her ex-girlfriend Alex Vause (Laura Prepon) a decade prior to the filing of the charges against her. She is transferred to the New York minimum-security women’s jail Litchfield Penitentiary. Although Piper is scared of prison life, she quickly learns that reality is very different from her expectations. The series was created by Jenji Kohan and is based on Piper Kerman’s autobiographical book, “Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison.” It offers a realistic portrayal of a women’s prison, much like “Scoop.”
Sacred Games (2018-2019)
Sacred Games, a Vikramaditya Motwane production based on the 2006 Vikram Chandra novel of the same name, follows police inspector Sartaj Singh (Saif Ali Khan) in his quest to learn what destructive plans gangster Ganesh Gaitonde (Nawazuddin Siddiqui) has for the city of Mumbai in the next 25 days. RAW agent Anjali Mathur (Radhika Apte) is helping him with his inquiry, but they encounter obstacles practically constantly because to police corruption. Both “Sacred Games” and “Scoop” have ties to the Mumbai underworld and mobsters. And just like the former, one of the main themes of the latter is a corrupt police force.
The Newsreader (2021-)
The Newsreader, a drama series by Michael Lucas, follows the lives of journalists working in a newsroom in the 1980s. Helen Norville (Anna Torv), the first female newsreader of News at Six, the most viewed programme on the news channel, serves as the focus of the television series. Helen starts dating Dale (Sam Reid), a junior reporter for News at Six, since she is overworked and frustrated by her male coworkers’ crude remarks and the job’s quick pace. But as soon as people learn about the relationship, things start to go south. Helen encounters sexist remarks and opinions regarding how she got her work as a newsreader from people in her field and even from people outside, much as Jagruti in ‘Scoop’.
The Newsroom (2012-2014)
The reporters at Atlantis Cable News try to modernise the network and provide accurate news coverage to its viewers across all platforms in Aaron Sorkin’s drama “The Newsroom.” The show centres on Will McAvoy (Jeff Daniels), a news presenter who finds it difficult to agree to the changes that MacKenzie Morgan McHale (Emily Mortimer), the new executive producer of his show and a past flame, wants to make. The fight of journalists who want to deliver important news and not just flashy headlines against the network executives’ corporate avarice is shown in “The Newsroom,” mimicking the problems of Eastern Age reporters in “Scoop.”
The Staircase (2020)
Based on a true tale, “The Staircase” follows writer Michael Peterson (Colin Firth), whose wife Kathleen (Toni Collette) is discovered dead at the bottom of a staircase in their large North Carolina mansion. Peterson is charged with her murder. When Peterson discovers his wife unconscious and covered in blood, he phones 911 on his own. However, the cops get suspicious due to the volume of blood and rapidly identify Peterson as a primary suspect, despite the fact that he remains innocent throughout the inquiry. The Staircase, a film by Antonio Campos, is comparable to “Scoop” in that Peterson’s guilt is based on his purported promiscuity and his actions in the seclusion of his house, just as Jagruti Pathak.
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