It’s been raining, I have been ill, lying on my bed all day and doing nothing but watching various web-series back-to-back, some on Netflix and some on our very own YouTube and then it just struck me that I could give you a list of 10 of my favorite series each on YouTube and on Netflix. This post is on the “10 Favorite Web-series on YouTube”. While some of these are not-so-new and not-so realistic, I liked watching them nonetheless!
Ladies Room is a 6 episode long web-series and, if you’re anybody who has a taste close to mine, it will leave you asking for more. We see glimpses of the lives of two girls:two friends Dingo and Khanna through what happens in different settings of loos. It’s raunchy, it’s hilarious to the level that it had me in splits right from episode 1. A YFilms Original starring Saba Azad and Shreya Dhanwanthary, this one is a must must watch!
A story of 4 friends coming together to begin their journey for their own Start-up forms the storyline premise and the take is fresh and fun! The cast is apt, the storyline crisp and best of all is that the modern Indian youth would be able to connect to the situations depicted. A total thumbs up to TVF for coming up with this one.
OK. This one is not a new one for me. I had been watching this since October last year. A story of a modern-day couple struggling with the ups and downs of their relationship is nowhere a new premise but the take is fun, light-hearted and fresh. I promise it won’t make you sob. Sumeet Vyas is oh-so-adorable and Nidhi Singh is someone you and me could totally relate to, the rest of the cast consist of seasoned actors which makes this web-series: rom-com at its best!
The Lizzie Bennet Diaries
A cool, multi-platform, modern-day adaptation of Pride and Prejudice. How? Well, it’s a fictional vlog filmed in the bedroom of a 24-year old grad student, living at home and burdened with a mountain of student debt. And hey, this web-series has won a Primetime Emmy! Go watch it.
I love everything romantic! I loved each of the 6 stories, all of it. These are like roughly 5 minutes stories and that is yet another reason to give the makers of this series their due credit. I am so tempted to give you some hints but no, no spoilers for this one. Please watch this YFilms web-series, you will love it. Promise!
Bang Baaja Baaraat
This one on the other hand, is a full-on crazy love-story. A typical Big Fat Indian Wedding with crazy twists and everything that could possibly go wrong and more! Some of it is not-so-relatable but worth a watch, nonetheless. Another YFilms web-series, this one has Ali Fazal and Ayesha Raza as the leads.
I Hate Being Single
A love-hungry mope, Rob, living in Brooklyn might just make you go awww. This American web-series very pointedly shows us what most of us already think-“being single sucks”. And this guy is broke too! Thankfully, there’s more humor than pain in watching Rob and his days of singlehood!
Girl in the City
Girl in the City is the kind of story that a lot of the Indian Telly Soaps begin with and then roll-over to the girl falling in love, getting married to a guy with a huge house and an equally huge family with a dozen chachas and chachis, bhaiyas and their bhaabis and of course the jewellery-clad grand saasu-maa, followed by villains and revenges, deaths and re-births with dashes of plastic surgeries here and there and not to forget the sci-fi angle of turning into a fly!(Like, seriously?) As a modern-day web-series all we can hope is it doesn’t follow that trend and stays short and crisp. The protagonist plays fresh and looks sweet and there’s Rajat Barmecha (of Udaan fame) too! Totally watchable.
H+: The Digital Series
A little hard to relate to but come on, it is a Sci-Fi thingy! H+: The Digital Series takes viewers on a journey into an apocalyptic future where technology has begun to spiral out of control, a future where 33% of the world’s population has retired its cell phones and laptops in favor of a stunning new device – an implanted computer system called H+. This tiny tool allows the user’s own mind and nervous system to be connected to the Internet 24 hours a day. This micro web-series by Bryan Singer (X-men fame) and distributed online by Warner Brothers is worth a watch for all those Science Fiction lovers.
Happy To Be Single
I came across this web-series while surfing the SonyIndia channel on YouTube and was actually surprised. It’s a bilingual (Tamil+English) web-series basically targeted at the Tamil audience (it has sub-titles, don’t worry). I have seen just the first two episodes of Season 1 but I liked it and guess this type of a modern-day web-series is a welcome surprise coming from South India and could be well-loved by the people.
Are you hooked to any web-series too? Do suggest. I would love to update my playlist.
Happy Watching! Happy Monsoons!
Lots of Love! XOXO