Web series have changed the entire experience of viewers. 2018 had some amazing web series. Web series have graduated from cute side projects to an envelope-pushing medium.
Here is a list of top 10 web series of 2018:
This series was released on January 5 by Timeliners. It was a 5 episode series which showcased the young teenage romance and their struggles with peer pressure. It starred Ritvik Sahore, Tanya Maniktala, Sunakshi Grover, among others.
IMDb rating: 9.7
The said series belonged to thriller genre and got released on January 26 on Amazon Prime. It explored a father’s helplessness at his son’s critical condition, and a policeman’s own past haunting him. Breathe had some breakthrough performances by R. Madhavan, Amit Sadh, Sapna Pabbi, Atharva Vishwakarma, and others.
IMDb rating: 8.5
It is a coming of age story of two women trying to handle the responsibilities of being independent adults. Aisha Ahmed and Yashaswini Dayama played the two leads. This show got released on January 14 by Dice Media.
IMDb rating: 7.9
The Reunion: Jab They Met
Four friends reunite with their other school friends after 10 long years for their official school reunion. It will not only bring back a lot of old memories for the viewer but also would make us wish to meet our old friends. Sapna Pabbi, Veer Rajwant Singh, Shreya Dhanwanthary, Anuj Sachdeva played the four leads. This show was released on YouTube on April 28 by Timeliners.
IMDb rating: 8.5
Sacred Games was the first major Indian web series to be launched on Netflix. It is based on the novel of the same name. This thriller is anything but gorgeous, grim and unexpected. It was released globally on July 6. The series had some stellar performances by Saif Ali Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Radhika Apte, Neeraj Kabi, Jitendra Joshi, Kubbra Sait, Jatin Sarna, and others. It was released by Phantom Films.
IMDb rating: 8.5
Yeh Meri Family
Set in the summer of 1988 it is a story of conflicting emotions in a normal middle-class family; all from the viewpoint of a 12-year old. It was released on July 12 by TVF. Its cast was Vishesh Bansal, Mona Singh, Akarsh Khurana, Ahan Nirban, Ruhi Khan, and others. A rebel adolescent sharing his story is something we all can relate with.
IMDb rating: 9.5
This horror-web series was based on Arab folklore monster ghoul. This was the second Netflix original from India after Sacred Games. It starred Radhika Apte in lead role, supported by Manav Kaul, Mahesh Balraj and others. The story’s main plot involves interrogation of a dead terrorist at a government facility.
IMDb rating: 7.2
Little Things Season 2
Little Things Season 1 showed the relationship of a quirky couple evolve, and we all loved it. Season 2 was released on Netflix and showed the cohabitating couple face ups and downs of work and personal lives together. The show was released on October 25. The show’s two main leads were Mithila Palkar and Dhruv Sehgal.
IMDb rating: 8.3
What The Folks Season 2
This showcased the journey of modern families breaking stereotypes. They learn to love each other in despite their age gaps and viewpoints. Season 1 saw male lead’s struggle of moving into his in-law’s place. The second season brought the Solankis having their parents’ over, and a troubling sister too. The show was released on November 14 by Dice Media. The shows’ main leads were Veer Rajwant Singh, Eisha Chopra, Renuka Sahane, Shishir Sharma, Kriti Vij.
IMDb rating: 8.4
This is a crime based thriller series released on November 16 on Amazon Prime. It is set in a small town in Uttar Pradesh. Mirzapur revolves around guns, drugs, lawlessness, mafia dons, politicians, goons. It stars Pankaj Tripathy, Ali Fazal, Vikrant Massey, Shweta Tripathy, Shriya Pilgaonkar, Rasika Dugal, Divyendu Sharma, Amit Sial in leading roles.
IMDb rating: 8.6
This was a list of some of our favorite web series in order of their release dates. Please feel free to comment on your favorite web series of 2018.
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