Top TV shows that had the viewers hooked in 2017
As in the earlier years, 2017, too, saw a mix of good, bad and indifferent shows on Hindi GECs. ‘Bigg Boss 11’ with the usual controversies and the theme of ‘padosis’ this year has been garnering its own band of followers. ‘Kumkum Bhagya’ on Zee TV is continuing strong and has been among the top 5 shows on Hindi GECs in Rural+Urban for several weeks now. Its spin-off show, ‘Kundali Bhagya’, has also been wooing the audiences.
Singing talent hunt show for kids, ‘Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L’il Champs’, also put up a strong show, especially in the final stages. First season of the show hit the airwaves in 2006. Another popular reality show is ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’. The show, hosted by Amitabh Bachchan, returned on air in 2017 after a gap of three years. After a long time television is seeing an interesting talk show – ‘TED Talks India Nayi Soch’. Hosted by Shah Rukh Khan, the weekend show on Star Plus commenced in December 2017 and is something to watch out for as the series unfolds with its line-up of inspirational speaks from different walks of life. Will it attain the popular status of Aamir Khan hosted ‘Satyamev Jayate’? It remains to be seen.
Also, a word here on ‘Pehredaar Piya Ki’, the show that faced severe flak from all quarters for its regressive content and showing romance and marriage between a 9-10-year old boy and an 18-year old girl. Sony TV had to take the show off air following the criticisms.
Adgully has done its own round-up of the most popular shows of 2017 and presents it to you in no particular order…
Dil Sambhal Jaa Zara:
Kya Haal Mr. Panchaal:
Aunty Boli Lagao Boli :
‘Rishton Ka Chakravyuh’:
Rasoi Ki Jung, Mummyion Ke Sung :
Chandrakanta:Ekta Kapoor and directed by Ranjan Kumar Singh under the banner of Balaji Telefilms. The show replaced ‘Naagin 2’ and stars Madhurima Tuli, Urvashi Dholakia, and Vishal Aditya Singh in the lead roles.