Our 5 Best Indian Web Series – The Age of Digital Media
In world of smart phones and smart televisions the TV audience is moving towards the better and more digitized options like YouTube, Netflix, Amazon etc. While Pakistani media is still obsessed with making dramas featuring typical saas-bahu stories, the Indian media is growing in the digital world by presenting a smorgasbord of content to lure viewers of all ages and backgrounds, through their web channels. This type of content not only involves sketches but also some super-realistic and relatable web series that target a huge audience, from fourteen to forty. Everybody will find these stories engaging and realistic.
Here’s a list of 5 MOST LOVED Indian Web Series that will make you wonder WHY Pakistan isn’t producing similar, if not better content. You can also binge-watch these right now on YouTube.
Have you recently thought of coming up with your own business and being your own boss? Is the entrepreneur within you jumping to come out? Are you in a whirl of mid-life crises and want to step out of the monotony of life? Then TVF’s Pitchers is the first show that you should direct yourself to. The plot revolves around 4 friends who are planning a start-up together. This series will take you on an emotional roller coaster while making you laugh and cry at the same time.
The Pitchers rates 9.6/10 on IMDb with only 5 episodes online – the show is a must watch.
With our super-busy, hectic lives, who wouldn’t want to go on a road trip? … But with your siblings? Yeah, …THAT doesn’t sound like much fun, does it? But what if I tell you that Tripling will take you on a journey so beautiful that you will end up planning a trip with your own siblings too. No matter what, family always has our backs and we know that we can always rely on them. Similarly, TVF’s Tripling will show you a story of 3 siblings with their twisted lives going on an ‘accidental’ road trip. Not only is the story engaging, but you’re also in for a treat with the visuals you get to see through 5 picturesque episodes.
I know you will end up falling in love with Tripling, so here’s some good news. Season 2 for the show is in progress now! (Fingers crossed)
Baked is a story of 3 young college students who, like every other college student in quest of earning some extra money, start a midnight food delivery service. The story is the true depiction of life of every college student who is surviving on less, has an urge to take risks and try new things, and lives life on-the-raw. Baked is witty, humorous and insanely true-to-life. This will surely take you back to your college days and all those late night outings.
With two seasons online, Baked is one of the finest web series from India.
4. Yeh Meri Family
Where does watching children play in the streets, in rain, on bicycles, reading comic books etc. takes you? To your own childhood, right? Being a 90’s kid and a sucker for all these memories, I would give up anything to play in the rain, on the streets, and ride a bicycle. That is where TVF’s Yeh Meri Family will take you – to ‘Nostalgia Land’, where everything is pure, innocent and glorious -the era before smart phones. It’s a story of one summer vacation in Harshu’s life. THE summer vacation that is celebrated as a festival of sorts. When you devour sweet, juicy mangoes and suck on icy gola gandas, and when you watch your favorite cartoons on TV early in the morning, in your pajamas.
I can bet that every 90’s child will instantly connect with Yeh Meri Family. Every episode will leave you teary-eyed. It’s a treat for the entire family and will have you craving for more.
5. Little Things
Little Things is the modern-day depiction of millennial relationships. Who wouldn’t want to learn and grow from a new-age rom-com, right? The story revolves around a couple who is trying to deal with the reality of life, one day at a time – an emotional journey. The series is relatable to almost everybody who deals with the surprises thrown by life each day. It’s a must-watch for almost all millennials who are trying to figure out life for themselves.
Although the first season was aired on YouTube, the second season of Little Things has already been taken over by Netflix and will be releasing in October. So, binge-watch before the next one hits and you are left with a major FOMO.
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Anum holds a Bachelors Degree in Media Arts from the University of Karachi, Pakistan. She passionately pursues a career in freelance film-making and content writing. Anum has worked with Ideas by Gul Ahmed, SIUT and Sukoon. She plans to launch her own web channel one day. Her Motto in life, in her own words: "Live in the moment, as it will pass, like everything else in life!"