While the world is still coping with a pandemic, many of us are lucky to be home safe and sound with our families. And every family has its quirks and joys.
But if you’re isolating and missing your family time, fret not. Here’s a roundup of some special web series across the digital space that will remind you of all the shenanigans that go around in families and hopefully put a smile on your face:
Yeh Meri Family
Available on: TVFPlay and Netflix
Created by TVF and available on Netflix and TVFPlay, Yeh Meri Family will take you back to the 90s to experience everything from birthday parties to your first crush.
The show revolves around a family of four where 12-year-old Harshu and his brother Dabbu are constantly trying to find ways to make life easy without making Mom (Mona Singh) and Dad (Akarsh Khurana) angry.
Available on: ALTBalaji and ZEE5
Featuring Karisma Kapoor, Mentalhood revolves around five different kinds of mothers (Sandhya Mridul, Shruti Seth, Tillotama Shome, Shilpa Shukla) and a stay-at-home dad (Dino Morea) and their different styles of parenting.
From workaholic moms to ‘momzillas’, Mentalhood presents the daily life of multitasking moms as they “try their best to raise their children” and push through “unreasonable expectations” of the society.
Available on: TVFPlay
Gullak revolves around the daily life of the Mishra family’s in a small town in North India. Filled with wit, emotion, humour and everyday drama, this family of four headed by Santosh and Shanti Mishra brings relatability and love to the table.
What The Folks!
Available on: YouTube
Dice Media’s modern-age dramedy revolves around Nikhil’s time at his in-laws place. The son-in-law of the family is forced to live at their place for a few weeks as he discovers fun interactions, lifestyle differences, parental love and more along the way.
The show brings along shattering of stereotypes and quirky elements of generational gaps.
Available on: TVFPlay
If you’re ever trying to describe your life and time with your siblings to someone, this show might be your answer.
Tripling revolves around the misadventures of three siblings – Chanchal (Maanvi Gagroo), Chitvan (Amol Parashar) and Chandan (Sumeet Vyas) as they take road trips and learn to cherish their bond again.
Available on: Eros Now
Trust Metro Park to bring you the adventures of a Gujarati family living in New York. Starring Ranvir Shorey, Omi Vaidya, Purbi Joshi and Vega Tamotia, this show reveals the hilarious struggles and antics of a NRI family and how they rise above it all.
Recently, Eros Now released a new quarantine edition of the show as well to give a glimpse of the family’s lives in quarantine.
Available on: ALTBalaji
This emotional web series revolves around a middle-class family’s life changing story as they receive a notice for the demolishment of their living premises.
Home showcases the coming together of all members as they fight through the eviction and stand together as each others strengths.
Sarabhai vs Sarabhai
Available on: Disney+ Hotstar
This is a nostalgic favourite for most 90’s kids. From mother-in-law Maya’s (Ratna Pathak Shah) savage remarks to daughter-in-law Monisha’s (Rupali Ganguly) witty solutions for everything, Sarabhai vs Sarabhai is a comedy about a dysfunctional family of five.
The show made a recent comeback on the streaming giant Disney+ Hotstar.
Streaming giants across the world are currently facing slower production rate due to the pandemic.
However, with the ease of restrictions during global lockdown and national lockdown, the industry is expected to recover. The Maharashtrian Government recently announced permitting entertainment platforms to resume shootings.
Hopefully, with strict safety measures, platforms will bring out more family-based gems like these for viewers to enjoy.