Genre defining web originals in the year 2018
Not necessarily the best shows of 2018, these were the most original shows that grabbed both eyeballs and lent another dimension to the ever evolving genres of web originals.
Sacred Games on Netflix
This series by Netflix raised the bar for Indian web originals. The production value was comparable to most blockbuster films and the Star Studded cast and gritty performances brought in eyeballs.
Apharan on ALTBalaji
Mixed with nostalgia music and dramatic performances, this edge of your seat thriller milks every iota of suspense from the audience while mixing multiple genres of entertainment. You would think comedy would dilute the drama of the series but aspect of the show is balanced really well.
Karenjit Kaur: The Untold Story of Sunny Leone
This original has set a precedent for Indian docudramas. Sunny Leone brings her most authentic performance playing herself in this web series. The ups and downs of her life and career are enough to keep any casual viewer entertained.
Comicstaan by Amazon Prime Video
Mixing the genres of stand up comedy and reality TV, this web original is the first of its kind that captures the millennial pulse. While you have TV offerings with the same elements, you won't find this brand of comedy anywhere else.
Adulting by Dice Media
While there are a multitude of web series where you see 'bros hanging', don't don't see many 'sista's chilling'. Adulting depicts the shenanigans of two 20 something women who are coming of age. It gives a female perspective on all the usual Indian tropes.
Side Hero by Eros Now
This meta comedy follow the misadventures of Kunal Roy Kapur as he tries to make it big in Bollywood. With cameos from several well known Indian celebrities this show is reminiscent of the HBO original series 'Entourage'. The show pokes fun at the struggles of Kapur, Bollywood and an industry and everything under the sun.