In this digital era, people rarely indulge in daily soap operas or repeat South Indian movies on TV for entertainment. As entertainment has become very selective and personal. Everyone’s taste is different and he likes to see everything on his own. Over the years, we have switched to smartphones and laptops for a better viewing experience. Also, our entertainment industry never fails to give us a lot of options to watch some amazing and relevant content.
We have been introduced to so many new and original web series and movies that we cannot stop binge-watching. They keep us hooked and make us look forward to the next episode and the next season. OTT platforms like Netflix, Amazon Prime, Sony Liv, Voot, TVFplay, and many more platforms have many web series and movies of different genres. and The best thing about all this is that we can watch them all at our convenience.
In these last few years, I have watched some really good content on all these platforms and I want to give you my top ten. I have watched and I personally feel that my perception of entertainment has changed and the content one can watch to enrich their mind. I will give a top 10 list of all the series and their platforms. Where you can watch them and this is why you should definitely watch them. So let’s get started!!
1. Little Things
Little Things is a mini web series first released in 2016 on YouTube created by Dice Media. The first season has 5 episodes and you can watch them all at once. This is a super cute story of a couple living together. Generally, we celebrate major things in our life like birthdays, anniversaries, and achievements. But, this series celebrates all the little things in life that we tend to ignore.
The author of this series i.e. Dhruv Sehgal is also the main character of the series by the same name Dhruv. And his co-actor Mithila Palkar plays the role of Kavya Kulkarni aka Kavu. Kavu and Dhruv are the cutest couples in reel life. They share all their ups and downs, try to please each other, and try to understand each other. The series was so successful that people desperately wanted the second season.
In the following years, he launched his second and third seasons on Netflix. Which was one of the best OTT platforms and was also a huge success. Because we loved the return of this lovely couple. In these two seasons, we saw them grow up with each other. He dealt with long-distance relationships and showed us his true feelings. Well, this series is very enjoyable to watch. If you haven’t seen it yet, check it out now because you can’t miss this beautiful series.
2. College Romance
College Romance is also a mini web series created by Timeliners in 2018. This is one of the most underrated web series in India. The first season has 5 episodes which were first released on YouTube. The most intriguing part of the series is the characters we’ve in this series. There are 6 main characters played by amazing actors. Apoorva Arora as Naira, Gagan Arora as Bagga, Manjot Singh as Trippy, Hira Ashar as Raveena, Shreya Mehta as Deepika, and Keshav Sadhna as Karan.
The story is about three best friends Trippy, Naira, and Karan, and how they found the love of their life in college.
Trippy is the cutest character, our ‘senti stud’. Karan dealing with his over a possessive girlfriend. Naira is the most sensible character. Deepika being this most control freak girlfriend but stole the show with her acting and Raveena singing that ‘Love me like you do’ song. This series is a complete package of comedy, romance, and friendship. This will definitely make you laugh every time you watch it. The second season was also released last year on Sony Liv. Go watch now!!
3. Stranger Things
This is the most amazing sci-fi horror series created by Duffer Brothers and is streaming on Netflix. It has three seasons with 6-7 episodes each. The series is set in the 1980s in the fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana. The series is about four kids Will, Mike, Dustin and Lucas who are best friends and spend most of their time together.
The series starts with the disappearance of Will and his friends, family and superintendents looking for him all over the town. The more mishappenings followed, the three friends couldn’t find Will, instead they found a shaved-headed girl named Eleven. Soon, they found out she has supernatural powers and she confirmed that Will is apparently stuck in the ‘Upside Down’.
This is one of the most amazing series one can watch as it’s full of suspense. And one can go on a nostalgic trip as it is set in the 80’s. Fan of thrillers? Go watch it now and find out the rest of the stories. Streaming only on Netflix.
Flames is one of the cutest mini series available on MX Player. There are 2 seasons, the first one was first released on YouTube, but with its immense popularity and on high demand for the second season. It was released on MX Player with a completely new season. It’s a beautiful teenage love story of Rajat and Ishita.
This love story is set up in a coaching institute where the chemistry teacher is narrating this story. According to him, all these happenings in our lives are chemical reactions which is a beautiful interpretation. Rajat is a bright student and his friend Gaurav Pandey is in the same batch and they spend most of their time together.
Every day after their coaching, they meet up in their rendezvous, the famous momo stall. Rajat fell for Ishita at the very first sight when she came to his class for a chair. This is pure infatuation one feels in their teenage days.
When you watch this series, you will surely go back to your teenage days. When you only cared about your studies, your friends and your crush. This series is a must-watch if you want to relive your coaching days. Streaming on MX Player.
5. The Last Ship
The Last Ship is a five-season web series based on William Brinkley’s novel The Last Ship and is streaming on Amazon Prime. It is a post-apocalyptic genre that depicts how 80% of the world’s population has been wiped out by a deadly virus. And how people have been forced to put on face masks and a vaccine is desperately needed to save the rest of humanity.
This story bears some resemblance to the current COVID situation we are in. But fortunately, we have developed vaccines to fight the novel coronavirus and it has not wiped out the human race extensively.
The play not only focuses on how a vaccine is developed and the US Navy saves the entire world. But also showcases the potential, competency and strength of a country’s military. The story of this play also shows us the worst side of human beings. And how a human being can reach the extent where survival is desperately needed.
Three categories of people can be seen in the series. One who wants to save the world and go to any extent. The other is people who just want to survive and believe in whatever comes for their existence. And third is the worst for mankind and humanity. And they are the people who take advantage of innocent people, molest them and want to control a region, state or country.
If you haven’t watched it yet, check out this great series. Streaming on Amazon Prime.
6. Yeh Meri Family
Yeh Meri Family is the cutest five-episode web series streamed on TVF Play by Sameer Saxena. It is basically a return to your childhood days. If you are a millennial, you will surely enjoy this mini-series and get lost in the memories. The story is set in the summer of ’98 in Jaipur, Rajasthan and is narrated by the protagonist ‘Harshu’. A 12-year-old child who is always annoyed at something or the other.
They are a family of five, a middle-class family, living their everyday lives and making lovely memories. The first episode shows how we all feel that it is Diwali if our house gets painted. It is a uniquely Indian thing that everyone can relate to. Harshu has two siblings Dabbu and Chitti. Harshu loves Chitti very much but hates Dabboo even more. Harsh has a best friend named Shanky. He is a very smart student, smart and funny too. Harshu shares everything with her and discusses how he plans to spend his summer vacation.
We will also see that Harsh is getting attracted to his classmate Vidya. The story is so relatable and you are totally intrigued with him watching all five episodes. Back down the memory lane, watch this beautiful mini-series streaming on TVF Play.
7. Four More Shots Please
Four More Shots Please, a two-season series directed by Anu Menon and Nupur Asthana, is streaming on Amazon Prime. The first season was released in 2019 followed by the second season in 2021. Viewers have also linked the series to an American series called ‘Sex and the City’ which was produced back in 1998. This is India’s first women-centric series. And made from the point of view of a woman.
The story revolves around four women who become friends in a bar in Mumbai. They share their love life, their troubled life, their insecurities and celebrate their achievements together. The protagonists of the series Damini, Umang, Anjana and Siddhi are played by wonderful and talented actors. Sayani Gupta, Bani J, Kirti Kulhari and Maanvi Gagroo respectively.
You can relate with them while watching the show. As they show what women go through in their everyday lives. From broken marriages, societal pressures, objections, unacceptance of being a homosexual, slut-shaming and what not. To know more, tune into Amazon Prime and watch all the episodes now.
8. Young Sheldon
“…..I’m a mighty little man!!” This is the title song of this cute American TV series created by Chuck Lore and Steven Molaro. Streaming on Amazon Prime. It has three seasons and is set in the 90s in East Texas. The protagonist of the story, Sheldon Cooper is the young Sheldon played by Ian Armitage. The story is narrated by Jim Parsons who played the adult Sheldon in the renowned series ‘The Big Bang Theory’. And also the producer of the show.
The story is about how prodigal child Sheldon goes to high school and eventually college because of his high intelligence. His mother Mary Cooper is constantly worried about him because according to her he is still too young to go to college. His father is the football coach at the same school he attends and his twin sister Missy is the sweetest and cruelest. Her older brother Georgie is a bit dumb but really funnier among all. Their grandmother ‘Mimaw’ is the funniest person and she takes care of the kids (spoils them) when the parents are not around. Watch this lovely and dramatic series from our young Sheldon only on Amazon Prime.
Panchayat is a comic-drama series created by TVFPlay and was released on Amazon Prime in 2020. The protagonist of the story Abhishek is played by Jitendra Kumar. Who is most renowned as ‘Jitu Bhaiya’ from Kota Factory, a mini-series released on YouTube. The story revolves around Abhishek, who did his degree in engineering but couldn’t find a job in the city. He joins as a ‘Sachiv’, secretary in Panchayat of a remote village Phulera, UP.
Watch the complete series to watch how a city guy adjusts to living in a village despite hating his job and starts connecting with the people. And the place and how he solves the problem and superstitions of the village people.
Gullak is a mini web series streaming on Sony LIV created by Shreyansh Pandey. It has two seasons and the story is a simple story of a lower middle-class family. Who is unable to fulfill all their needs but still living happily.
This mini-series about the Mishra family is all about the memories that we collect and save in ‘Yaadon Ka Gullak’. The main characters of the series played by Jameel Khan, Geetanjali Kulkarni, Vaibhav Raj Gupta and Harsh Mayar are such wonderful characters. They bring out the true essence of the typical middle-class Indian family dealing with their day-to-day chores and expenses. Watch Gullak collect your memories all over again only on Sony Liv.
These are the top 10 web series and most of them are light-hearted short series that are streaming on various OTT platforms. Having a hard day? Pick one of these and enjoy your evening with your favorite sip of tea!
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