As the year 2021 is going to end, here is a shortlist of the top 10 web series of 2021 that could be seen by OTT platforms’ subscribers in India. As there are a plethora of choices, viewers are getting confused about what to watch from the unlimited number of lists. By viewership, however, the following have to be the top 10.
In a generation that has moved from TV to the internet, social media and digital platforms, directors and producers are increasingly creating web series that are released on OTT platforms, which makes it easy to access any series or television show any time and anywhere.
Here we present the list of top 10 web series of 2021 in India for the last week:
WandaVision is an American miniseries created by Jac Schaeffer. The series is based on Marvel Comics featuring the characters Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch and Vision. It was released on Disney+ in January. The series is starring actor Kathryn Hahn who will be playing Agatha Harkness. It is the first show that has come out of Disney-owned Marvel Studio’s which is a highly successful superhero franchise named Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
This show also features Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff and Paul Bettany as Vision. The show will show us about the two superheroes, who will be living their ideal suburban lives in the town of Westview, New Jersey but they soon begin to suspect that everything is not as it seems.
Mare of Easttown
Mare of Easttown is an American crime drama limited series. It is created by Brad Ingelsby for HBO. It is directed by Craig Zobel and is written by Ingelsby. The series was released on 18 April and ended its streaming on 30 May. It consists of seven episodes. The series stars Kate Winslet as the lead role portraying the role of a detective who is investigating a murder in a small town near Philadelphia.
It also stars Julianne Nicholson, Jean Smart, Angourie Rice, Evan Peters, Sosie Bacon, David Denman, Neal Huff, and many more.
The Mandalorian is an American space Western web series. It is created by Jon Favreau. It was released on Disney+. It is the first live-action series in the Star-Wars franchise, starting from five years after the events of Return of the Jedi (1983).
The series stars Pedro Pascal in the lead role as a lone bounty hunter who goes on the run after being hired to retrieve “The Child”.
Money Heist is a Spanish heist crime drama TV series. It is created by Alex Pina. It is executively produced by Alex Pina, Sonia Martinez, Jesus Colmenar, Lobato, Cristina Lopez Ferraz and Nacho Manubens. Its production companies are Atresmedia and Vancouver Media. It contains 4 seasons having 31 episodes. It has a running time of 41-59 min for each episode.
It was firstly released on 20 December 2017. The fifth season was released this month itself on 3 December. The head writer of season 5 is Javier Gomez Santander.
Squid Game is a 2021 South Korean drama streaming T.V. series. The series is written and directed by Hwang Dong-hyuk. It consists of nine episodes, starring Lee Jung-jae, Park Hae-soo, and Wi Ha-joon.
It tells us the story of a group of people who risk their lives in a mysterious survival game with a 45.6 billion (38.7 million) prize. The series was released on 17 September 2021 on Netflix.
The Family Man
If you are woke enough to tolerate the Pakistani narrative on Kashmir in certain parts of this web series, you may catch up with The Family Man, an Indian production streaming on Amazon Prime Video, an OTT platform created and produced by Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK.
The series star Manoj Bajpayee as Srikant Tiwary, who is a middle-class man and he is working secretly as an intelligence officer for the Threat Analysis and Surveillance Cell (TASC), a fictitious branch of the National Investigation Agency.
The Good Doctor
The Good Doctor is an American medical drama TV series. It is based on Good Doctor by Park Jae-bum. It is developed by David Shore. It is produced by Sony Pictures Televisions and ABC Studios.
The series is about a young autistic surgeon with Savant syndrome from the mid-size city of Casper, Wyoming where he had a troubled past.
Only Murders in the Building
Only Murders in the Building is an American mystery-comedy series. It is created by Steve Martin and John Hoffman. The series was released on 31 August on Hulu. This series tells us the story of their strangers who have played by Steve Martin, Martin Short, and Selena Gomez, who has shared an obsession with the true-crime podcast.
After the murder of the affluent Upper West Side apartment building, the three neighbours have decided to begin their program that will cover4 their investigation of the murder case.
F.R.I.E.N.D.S is an American TV sitcom. It was originally released on 22nd September 1994, consisting of 10 seasons and 236 episodes + Friends: The Reunion. It was created by David Crane and Marta Kauffman. It has star cast Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, David Schwimmer.
The story of the series revolves around six friends who are around 20s to 30s who live in New York City.
Game of Thrones
Game of Thrones is an American fantasy drama TV series. It is created by David Benioff and DB Weiss. The series is based on a fantasy novel named A Song of Ice and Fire by George RR Martin. It is produced by Mark Huffam, Joanna Burn, Frank Doelger, Chris Newman, Greg Spence, Lisa McAtackney, Bryan Cogman, and Duncan Muggoch.
Its production companies are HBO Entertainment, Television 360, Grok! Television, Generator Entertainment, Startling Television, and Bighead Littlehead. It contains 8 seasons with 73 episodes. The eighth season was released on 14 April 2019.