Bored of the perpetually going on saas bahu sagas? The highly repetitive reality shows on Indian television have got on your nerves? Well, give it a break! The rich and colorful world of English television has much more to offer. The typical household vamps are replaced by yellow eyed demons, fire breathing dragons and cannibalistic psychiatrists. The tales of a group of friends and crime dramas will take you by surprise. International series and sitcoms on English channels in India are increasingly being viewed like never before. Moreover, the state of local television in India has not left viewers with much choice than to explore English television. Gaudy costumes, makeup and larger than life sets have undermined the value of Indian television. Indian television shows no longer interest the audience. On the other hand, international content caters to a wide audience belonging to different mindsets and different cultures. English television shows are slowly and steadily lapping up the Indian audience. However, only a few of the Indians watch them on television. The internet is the new TV where fans are watching and posting the episodes alike. Also, downloading of English TV series is common among the Indian masses. Your favorite shows are just a click away. What’s more? You can also watch the reruns of the shows that you sincerely love. Here is a list of 10 best English TV shows that are worth a watch!
Homeland is a much loved political thriller featuring a CIA officer with a bipolar disorder and a double agent who was a war hero and now is a threat to U.S. security. Homeland has received critical acclaim and has also won many awards. Starring Claire Danes and Damian Lewis, the series depicts love, betrayal, suspicion and confusion in the time of terrorism.
The series is based on two brothers’ Sam and Dean Winchester played by Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles, who search for demons, ghosts and other supernatural beings in the world. Supernatural has a vast fan base. What’s more? Classic rock music in the series also attracts the viewers. The show has entered into its 10th season now.
8. Breaking Bad
Breaking Bad is an American crime drama TV series where a high school chemistry teacher diagnosed with cancer turn to crime in order to secure his family’s future financially before his death. He produces and sells high quality crystal meth thus entering into the unfortunate world of crime because of a personal disease that is impossible to cure. Breaking Bad is unique because of its symbolism, brilliant production and excellent narrative.
7. Mad Men
Mad Men is an American television period drama series that is set in the 1960s. The main focus is the nuances of corporate life and the personal and professional relationships of the characters. The plot depicts the United States in the 1960s.
6. How I Met Your Mother
This American sitcom is hugely popular among the audience. The main character, Ted Mobsy narrates his journey of meeting their mother to his children. It is an enthralling journey of a group of friends in Manhattan and is known for its unique content and eccentric humor.
5. House of Cards
House of Cards is another American political drama that deals with manipulation, power, pragmatism and doing bad things for the greater good. Good and bad are two sides of the same coin. Starring a superstar of the stature of Kevin Spacey in the role of US senator Frank Underwood, the series is a sure shot hit among the viewers!
4. Two And A Half Men
Two and a Half Men is an American sitcom starring Charlie Sheen, Jon Cryer and Angus T. Jones. Two and a Half Men was initially all about Charlie’s life with his brother and son till Walden, a billionaire played by Ashton Kutcher takes over his house and family after Charlie’ s death. The show has lost its old sheen in the new seasons but is still worth a watch.
3. Game of Thrones
Game of Thrones is an extraordinary show. This show has managed to convert even TV haters into TV addicts simply because of the way the show has been directed, produced and most importantly presented. The show is set on two fictional continents of Westeroes and Essos and the series explores social hierarchy, religion, corruption, love and betrayal. Medieval costumes, swords, dragons, sex and teenage queens give the show an authentic touch.
2. The Big Bang Theory
The Big Bang Theory is one of the most highly rated shows on American television. The show is centered on five friends including geeks and an aspiring actress who discover science, love and ironies of life n their apartment. The four geeks and their intellect is in complete contrast to the aspiring actress and her common sense.
Sherlock has caused ripples on television by portraying Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Homes in a modern avatar. Sherlock is a British television crime drama and has been highly acclaimed for the performance of its characters, direction and the quality of writing. Sherlock is all about the world of crime and the exciting adventures of the detective.