5 TV Shows to Match your Different Moods during Lockdown
Confused about what to watch amidst a plethora of shows? Here is a list compiled from ZEE5!
Feeling moody and bored at home? Social distancing has left us with more time than we are used to (or at least we have the time we would usually use otherwise to socialise and go out!). While you can do your DIY projects, help in the household chores, spend time with the family and keep your mind occupied, it is but natural to get mood swings when your world is confined to the four walls of your home. But thankfully, there are OTT platforms and their plethora of content to keep you entertained. Netflix, Amazon Prime, ZEE5, Hotstar etc have so much going that perhaps you really don't miss the movies.
But that can also lead to confusion - what to watch, and what to avoid. Here is a list of ZEE5 Global shows that have been specially curated to each kind of mood you experience during self-isolation.
Feeling a bit Crazy? – Watch the Commando Series
Is work from home getting to your head? When your boss gives you a hard time, all you need is a mean roundhouse kick to balance the crazy. This pure action-thriller franchise captures it’s audience with a power-packed 3 two and a half hours plots. Starring trained Indian martial artist Vidyut Jammwal,the Commando series keeps its audience at the edge of their seats. The film captures the patriotic fervour of Commander Karanveer, who hunts down mysterious enemies plotting nuisance in India, using his unbelievable combat skills and death-defying stunts.
Feeling Anxious? – Watch Mentalhood
Remember the times when handling your child’s tantrums was as simple as letting them out of the house? Well, Mentalhood is the best pick for you to bring back that bliss at a time like this. In a long-awaited comeback for Bollywood’s 90’s sweetheart Karisma Kapoor, Mentalhood, is set to take you through the topsy-turvy world of mothers. Co-starring Sandhya Mridul, Shilpa Shukla, Tillotama Shome, and Shruti Seth, this modern drama is a guide on how to manoeuvre your way through unreasonable expectations and eccentricities to raise your children.
Feeling Nostalgic: Hum Paanch
One of the most popular Indian television dramas to grace the small screen, it is no surprise that Hum Paanch tops the list in a 90’s family binge list. With each episode depicting a funny tale of family woes, Hum Paanch is the perfect dose of comical errors that you will enjoy with the family. One of the first Ekta Kapoor sitcoms, Hum Paanch is the story of a middle-class family man Anand Mathur, and his wife and five daughters. A simple comedy, the show highlights the diverse personalities that are relatable to every household coming together as a family.
Longing for Someone? – Watch Never Kiss Your Best Friend
Staying away from your partner, love or crush during such times can be testing. One of the most apt series around this time, Never Kiss Your Best Friend, is a light rom-com starring television sensation Nakul Mehta and Anya Singh. Based on Sumrit Shahi’s best-selling novel, the story revolves around Sumer and Tanie, and their complicated yet strong friendship. After long years of separation, their curious past and unbidden feelings for each other resurface when they reconnect. As the name suggests, this show is highly relatable to those who have at some point fallen for their ‘best friend’.
Feeling Bored? – Watch State of Siege – 26/11
Tired of watching basic dramedies,how about a dash of an immersive thriller, something to binge in one go? Arjun Bijlani and Arjan Bajwa starrer State of Seige 26/11 is an 8-episode tribute series narrating the story of the brave men who stood up to a historic catastrophe in the city of Mumbai in 2008. A well-researched and executed plot, this real-life thriller series is sure to keep you glued to the edge of your seats.