Bored of watching crime shows on OTT? Here are some options if you wish to explore something lighter


Bored of watching crime shows? Here are lighter alternatives&nbsp

Key Highlights

  • From Special Ops, Paatal Lok, to Asur, there have been a lot of crime thrillers on the web
  • In fact, every second web series that releases, especially the Indian content, belongs to crime genre
  • If you are bored of watching crime thrillers, here are a few recommendations for you that are on the lighter side

It’s only been a couple of years since the OTT platforms emerged in India as another source of entertainment. The first show that really got everyone talking was Saif Ali Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui starrer Sacred Games, which was helmed by Vikramaditya Motwane, Anurag Kashyap and Neeraj Ghaywan. 

Apart from Sacred Games, shows like Breathe, The Family Man, Inside Edge and Mirzapur found massive success with the audience. Ever since coronavirus pandemic led to global shutdown, shows like Paatal Lok, Special Ops, Asur and Aashram etc have turned out to be a big hit. 

One thing that is common amongst these web shows is that they all belong to crime thriller genre in some way or the other. If you are bored of watching crime thrillers on OTT, here we will recommend you five light-hearted and heartwarming alternatives that you will definitely enjoy. 

Check out the list of five web shows that don’t belong to crime genre: 

Masaba Masaba

The recently released show, as the name suggests, is about fashion designer Masaba Gupta, as she plays a fictionalised version of herself alongwith her actress mother, Neena Gupta. The 6-part series is a fun watch. 

Bandish Bandits

Naseeruddin Shah and Atul Kulkarni starrer featured two newcomers in Ritwik Bhowmik and Shreya Chaudhary. The Anand Tiwari show is a musical and boasts some of the best music heard in any Hindi show or film in recent times. This one is for all the music lovers, especially those who appreciate Indian classical or wish to explore it. 

After Life

You are bound to be an emotional mess after watching this heart-warming drama about a suicidal man who decides to go unfiltered after the untimely demise of his wife. Ricky Gervais’ show will instantly tug at your heartstrings. So far, two seasons of the show have released with third and final on its way. 

It’s Bruno

The most frivolous and fun show out there, It’s Bruno is for all the dog lovers. The season one comprises only of eight episodes of around 15-20 minutes each. 


Starring Jeetendra Kumar, Raghubir Yadav and Neena Gupta, Panchayat will take you to the simpler times. Those sucker for the old world charm will fall in love with this beautiful show. 

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