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Have you seen these 5 progressive shows on web yet?

Transition from the idiot box to the online television format is turning out to be a trend-setting one. From the cunning saas-bahu to the more modern independent, ‘real’ women, our leading ladies seem to have come a long way. Bollywood, too is realizing the potential of the web. Priyanka Chopra, for instance, is now the producer of a popular, new web show, It’s My City.

tv Updated: Apr 25, 2016 11:07 IST
Sweta Kaushal
Sweta Kaushal
Hindustan Times
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Permanent Roommates gets viewership in millions. (YouTube)

Indian TV is all about women - from manipulative ‘bahus’ to cunning ‘saas’. With weird young girls finding love in creatures that are half-human, our TV shows have concentrated on the female population for a long time.

As the online world overtakes TV with youth-centric web series, women-centric shows are a rage online too. Interestingly, the webs series do not portray women in as degrading a position as the idiot box does.

We take a look at some of these new shows on the web:

Its My City: Produced by Priyanka Chopra, the show revolves around everyday lives and struggles of four young girls – Manika, Sonali, Tina and Nikki. The series captures the ups and downs of these girls as they set out to achieve their dreams.

Alisha: This series traces a fashion-crazy girl who moves to Mumbai after spending four years in Los Angeles.

Girl In The City: This series is the first by TV channel Disney Bindass that is a fiction web series. It traces life of a small-town, young girl who heads to Mumbai for a better career.

Confessions - Its Complicated: Centred on three girls, the show traces their journey to Mumbai in a bid to build their careers. It was the first show to be premiered on Facebook.

Permanent Roomates: One of the most popular shows online that is now in its second season, Permanent Roommates was perhaps the first to portray the leading lady as one who is not ready to conform to traditional norms of Indian society (and she ain’t a vamp!) The Viral Fever show is available on YouTube as well as their app TVFPlay.

How do you like these web series? Share your thoughts in the comment box below.

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First Published: Apr 24, 2016 15:45 IST