Big Boss Beats Mirzapur In Google Searches; But Money Heist Was #1 Show (Google Report)
The pandemic has given a boost to OTT platforms. The audience tried to escape the unavoidable isolation the pandemic brought with itself by consuming content more than ever. Therefore, besides searching for the pandemic, people also searched about the series that they can binge next. While most of the content watched was from Netflix, Amazon Prime does not lag far behind.
Here is a list of the top 10 most searched series in India in 2020.
1. Honey Heist
Also known as La Casa de Papel, this Spanish crime drama series was saved from cancellation after Netflix bought its rights. The series is based on a larger than life heist in the Royal mint of Spain planned by a mastermind named ‘Professor’ along with his teammates who are named after cities. While the first two seasons end with a successful heist the rescue of one of their arrested gang members surged into the subsequent season. Money Heist is one of the few series in which the viewers actually develop a soft corner for the bad guys.
2. Scam 1992
SonyLIV’s Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story is one of the highest-rated shows in the entire world with an IMDb rating of 9.8. The series is based on the real-life story of a stockbroker named Harshad Mehta, who was involved in India’s first major stock market scam in 1992. The enthralling storyline and stellar acting by Pratik Gandhi have made the series one of the biggest highlights of the Indian OTT sector.
3. Bigg Boss
Who doesn’t know about the concept of this long-standing show? Bigg Boss is the Indian adaptation of the Big Brother franchise in which popular celebrities and personalities are locked up in a house full of cameras for over 100 days. Bigg Boss is hosted by Bollywood superstar Salman Khan who comes on the show every weekend. The constant gossip, fights, and controversies surrounding the participants might not be most logical but is certainly one of the most searched Television reality shows in India
4. Mirzapur 2
Mirzapur 2 is the second installation of the famous Amazon Prime flagship series release in 2018. The story revolves around the illegal business of drugs and guns by Thripathi’s who is the local mafia. Naturally, the series consists of strong language, audacious violence, and sex scenes. But what sets Mirzapur apart is the way each of its characters develops along with the story.
5. Paatal Lok
Based on the crime thriller novel ‘The Story of My Assassins’, Paatal look loosely translates the real-life incidents of journalist Tarun Tejpal. The story starts with an assassination attempt of a renowned journalist by 4 suspects and grows deep into the darker side of their personalities. The series tries to underline the messy politics and hypocrisy of the media. The show won the categories of Best actor and director at the OTT Filmfare awards conducted recently.
6. Sex Education
Netflix original, Sex education is a breeze of fresh air. The series sheds light on the various types of relationships that exist in the real world but are often not addressed. The charming characters and their equally pleasing bonds have made the series one of the most delightful binge watches of all time. In its funny yet strangely wise way, the series actually educates its audience about sexuality.
7. Breathe into the shadows
Breathe into the shadows is a thriller crime drama streaming on Netflix. The story about two guys facing unnecessarily complex situations to save the person they love turners out to be comparatively illogical. However, the series has introduced Abhishek Bacchan to the world of online TV series.
Dark is Netflix’s first German original series and is one of its finest works. The series is not just another time travel drama with mysterious woods but is so scientifically accurate, that a whole new science syllabus can be made out of it. With the complex interconnection between characters, the series might get a bit difficult to understand but it’s so engaging that you are most likely to invest your brains over it.
9. Bandish Bandits
Bandish Bandits is a stereotypic romantic story of two singers coming from completely contrasting backgrounds. What makes the Amazon original special is its spectacular music which is composed by Shankar Ehsaan Loy. Bandish Bandits has reincarnated the fusion classical genre of music and has emerged out as one of the best music albums of 2020.
10. Special Ops
Neeraj Pandey’s debutant project in the webspace, Special Ops was one of the most awaited shows. The story is inspired by the actual intelligent missions carried out by India. The series stars Kay Kay Menon as an authentic RAW agent who finds a pattern in the series of terror attacks and embarks on a mission to unmask the mastermind behind it.