The fast-paced world demands we work through the week without rest, making the weeks-long and exhausting. What is the plan for unwinding on the weekend? Figuratively speaking, Netflix and chill. Every person has a different cinematic inclination in terms of web series and movies. Read this article to discover the popular hits spanning various genres.
20 Web Series Ruling The Digital Media
1. Breaking Bad
An American TV series directed by Vince Gilligan, Breaking Bad left the fandom in awe of Walter White, the protagonist. Mr. White is a high school chemistry teacher with a lifetime of regrets on his shoulders.
Later, upon receiving his cancer diagnosis, he partners with his former student, Jesse Pinkman, to cook meth and pay his treatment fee. He uses his exceptional chemistry knowledge to produce the best batch of meth ever consumed.
His priorities begin to turn hazy. He must tread lightly if he is to survive. From a decent professor to a badass cook, Walter has quite a journey to share.
Breaking Bad- Sony, Breaking Bad- Netflix
Set in a small town in Uttar Pradesh, India, this fictitious story captures the audience’s attention with detailed settings and complex characters, making it very realistic.
The Tripathis have wielded the scepter in Mirzapur for generations through cheating, violence, corruption, and loyalty. Contrarily, the Pandits incline towards less violent ways and righteousness.
Things become messed when Kaleen Bhaiyya and Bablu Pandit’s plan doesn’t go as expected, resulting in a bloody state of affairs. Watch the show to witness a historic war between The King and The Lions of Mirzapur!
The American dramedy, which stands today as an evergreen classic, has been stealing hearts since 1994! Chandler, Joey, Monica, Ross, Rachel, and Phoebe are six adults their lives (and apartments) in Manhattan, all the while grappling with the mini tragedies in life with quirky humor.
With truckloads of sentiments, this show celebrates friendship like none other!
4. Sarabhai Vs Sarabhai
The Indian sitcom series, was released in 2004 and has been winning laughs ever since! This show was way ahead of its time. A perfect amalgamation of humor, wit, script and screenplay, acting, background score, and direction!
The 60+ episodes with sarcastic Maya, childish Monisha, and Indravadan’s escapades will claim your applauds. Somehow, it never gets old. Winning many awards, it is perhaps the best Indian sitcom ever made. It leaves you feeling nostalgic for the era that gone by.
Watch it again to relive the glory!
5. Game Of Thrones
Game of Thrones is an American fantasy series that released its finale season in 2019, amidst criticism. What happens when nine families fight for the Iron Throne? The ultimate battle ensues as power corrupts every mind it touches. There’s an existential threat to all men whenever war is waged.
The directors managed to shoot events that form the stuff of wildest dreams for the audience. If you have not watched this thrilling show yet, well, you know nothing, Jon Snow.
GoT- HBO site, GoT- Hotstar
6. The Vampire Diaries
No fantasy is complete without a love triangle, but this one does not end on an ugly note. Why and, more importantly, how?
Elena, Stefan, and Damon find themselves hurled amongst a series of perilous situations, with vampires, werewolves, witches, hunters, sirens on their wake. The tables are frequently turned as viewers’ minds spin, watching the teenage squad unraveling love, life, secrets, and sorrow while trying to keep a semblance of balance.
If you are a fantasy-fiction fan, chances are you have already seen it; if not, give it a go!
TVD- Netflix, TVD- Prime
7. Grey’s Anatomy
Phenomenal. Stellar. Heart-wrecking. This American drama series created by Shonda Rhimes completed 16 seasons in January 2020 and continues to be in demand.
Meredith Grey is a brilliant intern who grows out to become a skilled surgeon. Her mother, a celebrated surgeon, is battling Alzheimer’s, while her father left them long ago. The other interns at Seatle Grace Hospital dabble in a cut-throat competition.
Watch Meredith’s low points become her strength. An epitome of a phoenix rising from the ashes, and let us not forget her two support systems- Derek (can I order a McDreamy?) and Cristina, the love of her life and her soul mate, respectively. (if you know, you know)
An American legal drama television series, Suits by Aaron Korsh, makes law firms look posh and classy. It heightened the expectations with every passing episode, and the showrunners kept up with it.
Mike Ross dreamt of being a lawyer, and it was a piece of cake for him to crack the law exam. But, he gets barred from appearing for the test, and it turns out he can never be a lawyer. Want to know why?
Mike gets hired at a corporate law firm by Harvey Spectre, the man who changed his life. Mike religiously works at the place by keeping his secret within the trusted circle. The trusted few keep increasing until he cannot trust anyone anymore!
Suits- Netflix, Suits- Prime
9. One Tree Hill
Every high school has at least one of these; a jock, emo, a nerd, a queen bee, and a loner. One Tree Hill is a drama series by Mark Schwahn, which began airing on September 23, 2003.
Nathan and Lucas Scott, Peyton Sawyer, and Brooke Davis are students at Tree Hill High School. These teenagers fight their battles at home and school. They all fall in love (with each other?). Some fall once, and the others maybe twice. Nathan and Haley emerge to be the most stable couple of the lot, but they have their issues. The series is about moving mountains for those you love and respect the most.
P.S. – The Scott brothers playing ball is a sight you don’t want to miss!
10. Emily in Paris
Travel, fashion, feminism, comedy, and romance- it’s what you need to escape this dreary quarantine reality! An American dramedy TV series, Emily in Paris, premiered on Netflix on October 2, 2020, and was created by Darren Star.
An American girl moves to Paris to provide an American perspective for a French marketing company. It falls smoothly into the rom-com mood, toppled with the tinge of business and the role of social media functionalities.
A piece for your weekend screen, watch it tucked under the bedcovers with the stack of nachos by your side. It is an instant mood lifter that will refresh you after a long, long week.
11. 13 Reasons Why
An American teen drama TV series, a Netflix original, ‘Thirteen Reasons Why directed by Brian Yorkey, is a digital creation of the eponymous novel by Jay Asher. It instantly flooded the internet with viewers singing praise and critics chiming in with reviews. It reigned the top web searches and ignited immense mental health awareness, especially among youth.
Hannah Baker commits suicide in high school due to peer pressure, and she recorded 13 tapes explaining why she did what she did and handed them to a trusted person to be passed on to different characters in her sad story.
The criticisms flooded in for a sadistic theme, while Season 2 and 3 emerged like a phoenix from the ashes! Who were the tapes given to? Why did Hannah end her life? What is on those tapes?
An American TV series created by Eric Kripke, Supernatural is the story of two brothers— Sam and Dean Winchester, the hunters. So, what do they hunt?
In the wake of a terrible loss, the Winchester family creates a few rules and abides by them religiously. The loss of John’s wife sends him out scavenging for answers, and he involves his sons in the deadly job too! Who killed Mary Winchester? Or should it be, ‘What’ killed Mary?
13. The Walking Dead
Let us jump right into the mass. That’s what Zombies do. Right? A post-apocalyptic horror TV series, The Walking Dead, is the digital creation of a comic book series by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and Charlie Adlard. Rick Grimes’ journey started when he woke up in a hospital in the middle of a zombie apocalypse, and from there, a rollercoaster ride filled with suspense, thrill, emotions, and action ensued.
Rick’s group traverses thick and thin, keeping the zombies at bay, till they split up after an attack on the prison. Rick goes through a mental breakdown after his wife, Lori, passes away giving birth to Judith.
The drama direction is spectacular, and the lingering threat of walkers clouding each episode keeps the viewers at the end of their seats.
14. Stranger Things
Aired for the first time in 2016, Stranger Things opens with a young boy who suspiciously goes missing. It leaves a small town to uncover supernatural elements and a mysterious girl.
Not classically horror, but the series shakes the viewers to the core at the least expected timings. A tinge of excitement to every scene keeps the audience upbeat and fixated. The show entails great detail of the retro factor that takes place in the 80s and has incredible world-building.
It has the fandom wrapped around its finger and perpetually yearning for more seasons!
15. Lost In Space
Lost in Space, an American sci-fi TV series is a recreation of the 1965 series with the same name. A beautiful mix of adventure, action, and mystery, each episode in the series offers something new and raises more questions while answering others.
A colony of humans goes for a trip to the nearest star to our sun and an alien AI Robot attacks. They get stranded on a solar system where they take refuge on a planet. The family then tries to find a way back to civilization. The connection between Will and the robot will not allow your eyes to dry!
A fun yet intense sci-fi that does not require prior scientific knowledge, if there ever was!
16. Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D
Agents of SHIELD is an American television series and a Marvel production airing on ABC, directed by Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon, and Maurissa Tancharoen.
With a nerve-wracking story, a lovable cast, combined with detailed histories supporting the character development; each character will grow on you! If anything, the consequent seasons built over mind blogging interweaving plot lines are nothing but attention-grabbing.
Marvel’s involvement seems reason enough. What is more, the show keeps getting better and better. Be quick to jump on this ship!
A historical drama TV series, Vikings, is a story written by Michael Hirst. Fans of warriors, power, wisdom, and folklore of different Gods— you are at the right place.
Vikings is a series that has war, friendship, emotions, creativity, and so much more. Revolving around Ragnar Lothbrok, a farmer turned into a great name in Vikings history; it features many historical personalities like Alfred the Great, Rollo, Ivar the boneless, Bjorn Ironside, Lagartha, King Ecbert. Graphics, as well as bloody fights, and killing scenes. The entire production is superbly executed.
Go, enjoy the beauty!
18. The Witcher
A Polish-American TV series produced by Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, The Witcher is a fantasy drama. Geralt finds people to be more barbaric than beasts. He is a mutated monster hunter who finds it difficult to fit into the mortal world.
With a whole Witcher World out there to explore; some awe-inspiring moments are a surety. The Witcher fandom is said to cry themselves to sleep because season 2 isn’t getting released until 2021!
P.S.: Henry Cavill was born to play this role. He is magnificent!
19. The Simpsons
The Simpsons, an all-time fan favorite, is an American animated sitcom by Matt Groening. If you have not watched this series, you are missing out on life!
With satirical but humane writing, the story is about Homer, a gentleman trying to manage his dysfunctional family. It captures the vagaries of personalities and mundane thought and is especially known for predicting world events with eery accuracy.
Every day is a rollercoaster, but they make it a relaxing watch.
20. Phineas and Ferb
Created by Dan Povenmire and Jeff Swampy Marsh, Phineas and Ferb, is an American animated musical comedy TV series. A staple of every kid, it is hard to miss! It is a Disney Channel and Disney XD production.
Phineas and Ferb love experimenting with science and keep coming up with innovative ideas, while Candance, their sister, is forever interfering with their plans. Meanwhile, Perry, an undercover platypus agent, is always looking out to safeguard them from dangers.
This show introduces scientific concepts to kids subtly, making them comprehendible rather than confusing. The success of Phineas and Ferb lead to the creation of other popular shows like Gravity Falls and many more.
P.S.: The show’s theme song is addicting to a point where you make sure you’ve memorized it till the summer ends!
Every series has its own charisma, unique positives, and negatives. Each show rose or fell based upon the audience review. Some series stirs emotions we didn’t even know existed, thus widening our experience.
Experiment with this list of shows and experience the evergreen thrill of anticipation. Find your jam and chill!
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