Ever wondered what it would be like to have an Indian remake of your favourite English TV shows? We have seen English shows on TV or binge-watched downloaded episodes on our laptops, but imagine if we had desi versions just like we have K-serials. Imagine, for instance, an Indian version of Joey Tribbiani! Wouldn't that be epic?
Here are 15 English TV Series that should have an Indian remake!
1. The Big Bang Theory
India's obsession with engineering and science is very well known. Having an Indian version of Sheldon Cooper would really spice things up!
"Yeh Dosti Hum Nahin Chodenge", "Mere yaar ki shaadi Hai" and so many more! Given our track record of movies and songs on friendship, this show deserves an India version!
With so many superstitions and beliefs in India, the audience would love this series. We believe in tantrik, bhoot bulao and bhoot bhagao ideas way too much. So this would be perfect for India!
4. Game Of Thrones
Politics is something we Indians love (with or without nudity). And what better way to relate to Indian politics than this show?
5. How I Met Your Mother
'Mere paas maa hai!' but the mystery behind how we found her could make for a legen-wait for it - dary plot. But we'll have to exclude the possibilities of arranged marriages to keep the curiosity going!
A lot of our Bollywood films are driven by intense feelings of revenge. Agneepath, Karan-Arjun, Happy New Year... to name a few. Having said this, why deny ourselves some epic melodrama with a female lead?
Do you know who inspired Janki Jasoos, Byomkesh Bakshi and Karamchand? If yes then what better TV show than the baap of all detective shows!
8. 2 Broke Girls
'Broke' and 'Girls', two things we can all relate to very well and for obvious reasons! With a comic twist, this show could really make a huge difference in the way we see working women in India. To women's liberation!
9. White Collar
Does this not remind you of Tu Chor Main Sipahi ? And would it not be just as wonderful to have a TV series on similar lines?
10. Modern Family
A 'Modern Indian Family' could go a long way in breaking free from the regular Saas-Bahu family drama while simultaneously pissing off homophobes and encouraging some real life family values!
11. Grey's Anatomy
Melodrama check. People die unusual deaths check. Romance check. Hot doctors check. What more do you need for a TV series to work in India?
We can all relate to high school drama, choir clubs, music and dance. A show filled with so much masti , nostalgia and energy could do wonders in India!
What a peculiar yet awesome plot to begin with! Having psychotic murderers murdered by a vigilante murderer with family values and a son? We really need such variety on Indian television!
14. Prison Break
Forget breaking out of prison. The fact that he does it for his brother makes it tailor-made for Indian television!
15. The Simpsons
How about an animated satirical translation of middle class Indian life? Like Homer Simpson puts it - D'oh!