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World Television Day: 6 television shows we miss watching

World Television Day: 6 television shows we miss watching
21 Nov 2017
  • There was an era that existed much before the saas-bahu sagas officially took over Indian television.
  • In fact, some of the prominent actors including ShahRukh Khan, Vidya Balan, Irrfan Khan were part of those epic shows.
  • On World Television Day, let's go down the memory lane and revisit the shows that made our childhood wonderful.
  • Also, if someone is listening, can they be re-telecast?

  • Byomkesh Bakshi: A detective tale to remember
  • Back in the day, when detective stories were rare, Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay's 'Byomkesh Bakshi' was introduced to us in the year 1993.
  • Known as India's Sherlock Homes, the series introduced a new, exciting world for us.
  • It was regarded as one of the most popular shows to be shown on television.
  • Given its popularity, it's hard to believe that the series had just 34 episodes.

  • Hum Paanch: A tale of five sisters
  • 'Hum Paanch', India's first sitcom can never be erased out of our minds because it gave Bollywood one of its most stellar actors, Vidya Balan.
  • This tale of five sisters with starkly different personalities, living with their parents and indulging in the day-to-day activities, became an instant hit in every family.
  • It was Ekta Kapoor's first ever project, before she got possessed by 'melodrama.'

  • Zee Horror Show: The king of horror
  • 'Zee Horror Show' can beat any horror series to shame, be it nationally or internationally.
  • Another reason why Indians find 'The Conjuring' and 'Annabelle' funny is because we've grown up watching this show.
  • If you have survived this, you can survive any horror show in the world.
  • People, who love the horror genre, are still waiting for a show like this to come again!

  • Sarabhai vs Sarabhai: The war of class
  • 'Sarabhai vs Sarabhai' was one of the funniest show to grace our television screens.
  • This show not only carved a niche in the comic genre but also showcased the best side of maverick actors, Ratna Pathak Shah, Rupali Ganguly and more.
  • The jokes of Roshesh Sarabhai can still give the comedians a run for their money.
  • The show can now be watched on Hotstar.

  • Boogie Woogie: A dance show to remember
    Dance show
  • If you wonder where the concept of reality shows came from, you know who to thank.
  • Javed Jaffrey's 'Boogie Woogie' showcased some of the best dancing talents in India. At that time, it was the only dance reality show on television.
  • If the makers plan to bring it back on television, the current dance shows will have a tough time.

  • Flop Show: The satirical comedy
  • Back in the days when satire wasn't a common subject, humorist, Jaspal Bhatti came up with 'Flop Show'. It was produced by his wife Savita Bhatti, who also acted in all the episodes of the show.
  • He introduced the concept of social satire through this show. Although, it didn't do too well when it was aired, but it is hugely popular now.

  • This post first appeared on NewsBytes: Latest News, Breaking News India, Today News, Current News, please read the originial post: here

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