While some men prefer to spend hours at the gym, working on their muscles or like gaming, others prefer binge watching web series on OTT platforms or YouTube, getting entertained. These web series can be of different types, such as horror, mystery, psychological thriller, romantic comedy and much more.
Web series are the new niche of entertainment for men and have created a buzz in the entertainment industry as well. Some of the most well known actors, who only worked in movies are now opting to work in web series for different OTT platforms. These web series consist of dramatic storylines with twisted plots and have created a hype amongst men.
If you too are looking forward to watching some of the best web series that can entertain you, we have a few options for you. Have a look below:
Sherlock is a British mystery crime drama web series that is based on Sherlock Holmes’ detective stories written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The web series has four seasons that stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman. It starts with Dr Watson who meets Sherlock and soon enough, starts living with him.
With brilliant writing, directing as well as acting, this show has been nominated for numerous awards, such as BAFTAs, Emmys as well as the Golden Globes in various categories. The webseries was created by Mark Gatiss along with Steven Moffat in 2010 and is still making its mark on a lot of men.
Suits can be easily marketed as one of the most stylish shows that a man can ever watch. Starring Gabriel Macht and Patrick J. Adams, this is a show that showcases men with Tom Ford suits over and over again. A show based on corporate lawyers, it starts with the big lawyer Harvey Specter hiring Mike Ross, a college dropout, as his associate. However, Mike’s qualification is a huge secret that only the duo knows.
This American drama series has nine seasons and was created by Aaron Korsh in 2011. Suits was nominated as well as won several awards, thanks to its amazing production, clever and sophisticated storyline.
If you have not heard of Sacred Games, you are missing out on a lot. Sacred Games came up with a unique storyline along with a twisted plot that gave chills to the audience as each episode moved on. Starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Saif Ali Khan, this web series launched with a bang on Netflix India with its two seasons.
Directed by Anurag Kashyap, Vikramaditya Motwane and Neeraj Ghaywan in 2018, the story begins when a cop Sartaj Singh gets an anonymous call about the location of a criminal lord Ganesh Gaitonde. This begins a dangerous cat and mouse chase that reveals the secrets of the corrupt underworld. This web series has intriguing characters as well as an amazing narrative.
How I Met Your Mother
American sitcom How I Met Your Mother is a classic romcom TV series that any man would love to watch. Created by Carter Bays and Craig Thomas in the year of 2005, it has nine seasons and embarks the journey of Ted Mosby, an architect who is telling his children about how he met their mother who is no more. However, there is much more in his story that is revealed in this TV series.
Starring Josh Radnor, Neil Patrick Harris, Jason Segel, Alyson Hannigon and Cobie Smulders, this show is known for its unique structures, humour as well as incorporation of dramatic elements. Apart from that, it was nominated for 91 awards and won 21 awards.
If you were too an engineering student once and know all about the journey an aspiring engineering student goes through, then Kota Factory is the right web series for you to binge watch. With two seasons out already, it has been one of the most popular web series starring Jitendra Kumar, Ahsaas Channa, Mayur More and Ranjan Raj.
Created by Saurabh Khanna and directed by Raghav Subbu, it has been filmed in black and white and is known to be a mature narrative as well as an educational irony based on IIT aspirants, showcasing the realistic story of IIT coaching institutes in Kota.
If you like to watch stand up comedy, Hasmukh might just be the perfect web series for you to watch. Starring Vir Das, a well known stand up comic, Amrita Bagchi, Ranvir Shorey, Ravi Kishan and Manoj Pahwa, this is a dark comedy web series on Netflix about the life of a small town guy who wants to be a stand up comic.
With strong storytelling as well as dialogues, Hasmukh was created by Nikkhil Advani and Vir Das in 2020 and currently has only one season. The show begins when a small town comic realises that he is able to keep his onstage energy only by committing murder.
Dexter is the show about the perfect next door neighbour who is actually a serial killer. Known to be a crime drama as well as a psychological thriller TV series, it is about a man named Dexter Morgan who has homicidal tendencies and is a forensic technician in his professional life.
While during the day he is busy solving crimes, he is busy killing criminals at night. Starring Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, David Zayas and Lauren Velez, it has eight seasons that can give you goosebumps while you are watching the show. It consists of emotionally intelligent writing as well as dark humour.
If you are looking forward to some romantic comedy after all the suspense as well as thrillers, Permanent Roommates is the right web series for you to binge watch. With two seasons out, it is the perfect combination of romance and humour. Starring Nidhi Singh and Sumeet Vyas, its story starts when a guy proposes to his girlfriend after a long distance relationship. However, that is not what she wants in her life right now.
Created by Arunabh Kumar, it will certainly give you the perfect dose of love as well as make you die with laughter with its heavy punchlines. The storytelling is crisp and the dialogues are quite strong as well as well written.
The Family Man
Known to be one of the most popular web series till now, The Family Man is a thriller web series about a man who is leading a double life. While he is a middle class man with a normal life, he is also a secret intelligence officer. Created by Raj and DK, this web series stars Manoj Bajpayee, Samantha Ruth Prabhu as well as Priyamani.
While Manoj Bajpayee plays the role of a good for nothing husband, as a secret intelligence officer he is highly respected by everyone. The fact about the show is that this show has been inspired by true events. The actors, especially Manoj Bajpayee haven’t just justified their characters in the show but also performed in an excellent manner in The Family Man.
Entertainment has seen a change in today’s era with so many OTT platforms coming up with plenty of web series available on your smartphones, laptops as well as your smart TV. Whether you prefer to watch thrillers, rom coms, comedy, suspense, true crime, drama or mystery, anything and everything is available online for you to watch and get entertained. You will never feel that there is less content for you on these OTT platforms.
Whether you are travelling in the metro, have just reached home from work or are trying to take a break from all that studying that you need to do for your exam, the above given web series will be perfect for you to watch as well as utilise your time. With amazing writing, flawless acting as well as great direction, these web series will take you to another world itself. Don’t think twice when it comes to watching the above given web series, you will certainly love them.
If you are new to watching webseries and have no idea about what type of web series or which web series you should go for, then the above given web series are the first ones that you should binge watch. Even if you are not into psychological thrillers or crime drama, you should certainly give it a try as these are some of the best creations and have done creative justice.
If you have not subscribed to a certain OTT platform where one of the web series is available, we advise you to subscribe to it for at least a month so that you can watch the web series. Who knows you might get hooked on it as well!