- Why Web Series?
- Index of Series – Top 10 Web Series
Stranger Things, The Crown, Made in Heaven, Sacred Games, and many more have changed our perspective towards web series. Now big platforms like Amazon and Netflix have started producing their shows. In this article, we will cover the Index of Series i.e. the Top 10 web series that you must-watch.
Why Web Series?
Index of Series or Web series are TV shows that are exclusively aired on internet platforms instead of Cable TV. Instead of waiting for their episodes daily on a fixed time, the viewers can watch a web series whenever they have free time. All you need is an internet connection with you. Web series has changed the way we saw TV shows. The content of the series is more appealing to youngsters. The Saas-Bahu drama is gone now. The series can be released on youtube for free. Everyone gets a chance to explore their talent through the web platform. The Viral Fever is one example of a successful production firm that earned all its fame for its web series. Web series are all about convenience. After all, they are the reason for all “Netflix and chill.” In this article, we will talk about some of the best web series available online. The article will cover some of the best Indian web series and Western web series. Web series Hindi is a thing now, most of the western series are dubbed in Hindi for the Indian viewers.
Index of Series – Top 10 Web Series
1. The Witcher
The Witcher is a Netflix original fantasy drama released in 2019. The show stars superstar Henry Cavill in the lead role of Geralt of Rivia (The Witcher). The cast also includes Indian origin Britisher Anya Chalotra as Yennefer of Vengerberg and Freya Allan as princess Cirilla. The show is based on the famous book series of the same name written by Andrzej Sapkowski, a Polish novelist. The second season is expected to be premièred in 2021 and will be a part of our Index of series for that year.
The story of Witcher is set in a fictional world called the Continent. It has several kingdoms which have their own culture and customs. Geralt of Rivia is a mutant called Witcher, who is created by experiments. The story focuses on the tangled destiny of Geralt of Rivia, Yennefer, and Princess Cirilla. The Witcher is available on Netflix.
Watch The Witcher on Netflix here.
2. Sacred Games and Sacred Games 2
Sacred Games is one of the best Hindi Netlfix Indian web series. It comprises two seasons starring renowned actors such as Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Saif Ali Khan, Radhika Apte, Pankaj Tripathi, Kalki Koechlin, and many more. The massive budget web series is produced by Netflix and is based on the novel of the same name written by Vikram Chandra.
The series revolves around Sartaj Singh and Ganesh Gaitonde. The first season focuses on the life of Sartaj Singh and how he gets deeply involved in a big plan. The second season is in a flashback showing how Gaitonde gets involved in everything. The writing, acting, and story of the movie will leave you enthralled by its creativity.
Watch Sacred Games on Netflix here.
Mirzapur, a part of the Index of Series is an Amazon original action mafia genre web series. It is produced by Excel Entertainment and directed by Karan Anshuman and Gurmeet Singh. The gang war thriller was released in 2018 and has announced its second season in 2020. The cast of the show includes Ali Fazal, Pankaj Tripathi, Shriya Pilgaonkar, Shweta Tripathi, Vikrant Massey.
The story focuses on the mafia Kaleen Bhaiya ‘king of Mirzapur.’ The story is based in the Purvanchal region of Uttar Pradesh. The first season showcases the evolution of Guddu and Bablu from middle-class youngsters to mafia henchmen. Their rivalry against Kaleen Bhaiya’s son Munna.
Watch Mirzapur on Amazon Prime here.
4. Stranger Things
Stranger Things is again a Netflix original series. The science-fiction horror series. The series has 3 seasons till now, and the 4th season is expected soon. The cast of the show includes Winona Ryder, Finn Wolfhard, David Harbour, Millie Bobby Brown, Caleb McLaughlin, Gaten Matarazzo, Natalia Dyer, Cara Buono, Charlie Heaton, Noah Schnapp, and Joe Keery.
The story is set in Indiana’s town Hawkins in the 80s. The story focuses on the upside-down world in a different dimension. With the disappearance of Will, a school student, the search for him leads to uncovering mysteries of the upside-down.
Watch Stranger Things on Netflix here.
5. Kota Factory
Kota Factory is a Hindi web series and a part of the Index of Series this year, premiered on TBFPlay and YouTube by The Viral Fever. It is known for its black and white cinematography. The show focuses on the life of a JEE aspirant Vaibhav who comes from Itarsi to Kota for JEE coaching. Kota is a city in Rajasthan famous for its coaching centers. The creator of the show wanted to create awareness about Kota, and the pressure students deal with during JEE. It is a 5 episode long series casting Mayur More, Ranjan Raj, Alarm Khan, Jitendra Kumar, Ahsaas Channa, Revathi Pillai, and Urvi Singh.
Watch Kota Factory on TBFPlay here.
6. Money Heist
Money Heist is a crime thriller aired initially on Spanish television. Netflix bought the global airing rights of the show. Netflix released the shoe in shorter episodes. Netflix renewed the series with a bigger budget. Three seasons of the show have been aired; the 4th one will be released in April 2020.
The story revolves around the robber’s code-named after a city’s name. They are left by the professor who operates from an unknown location. The show focuses on the robbery of the Royal Mint of Spain.
Watch Money Heist on Netflix here.
7. Made in Heaven
A part of the Index of Series, Made in Heaven is a drama web series available on Amazon Prime Video. Zoya Akhtar directs it. The series premiered in 2019. The cast of the show includes Sobhita Dhulipala, Arjun Mathur, Kalki Koechlin, Shashank Arora, Jim Sarbh, and Shivani Raghuvanshi.
The show focuses on the life of two Delhi based wedding planners Tara and Karan, and their agency Made in Heaven. The series is episodic while following the background story of our leads. While Tara is always insecure about her middle-class background compared to her high society in-laws, Karan is a homosexual who has not come out of the closet yet.
Watch Made in Heaven on Amazon Prime here.
8. The Boys
The boys are a dark superhero web series based on the comic of the same name. It follows the story of a group of guys taking down the ‘seven,’ top superheroes in the world. The seven are superheroes who are not what they seem. Their commander, Homelander. These heroes work for Vought International, a conglomerate almost controlling the world. The boys are a group of vigilantes led by Billy Butcher, who is plotting against Homelander and the seven.
Watch The Boys on Amazon Prime here.
9. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is a comedy-drama premiered on Prime TV in 2017 – Index of Series. The star cast of the series includes Rachel Brosnahan, Alex Borstein, Michael Zegen, Marin Hinkle, Tony Shalhoub, Kevin Pollak, and many more. The story focuses on Miriam “Midge,” Maisel, a housewife in the 50s who realized her comic talent after going through a divorce. The series has been picked for the 4th season. The show’s order progressive funny writing and portrayal of the 50s era is commendable.
Watch The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Season 3 on Amazon Prime here.
You are a psychological thriller developed by Sera Gamble and Greg Berlanti. The story of the film is based on Joe Goldberg, a psychopath who develops an obsession for Guinevere Beck. He stalks her and goes into a killing spree to get Beck. The show premiered on Lifetime first but did not attain the right TRP. After Netflix released it, the show was widely accepted and appreciated by the audience. The show is a commercial success and has two seasons.
Watch You on Netflix here.