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Most overrated English and Hindi series - List hai toh hit hai
Nikhil Kumar
Jan 11, 2022
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We have seen some amazing shows on OTT in 2021. There is no doubt they attracted binge-watchers to dive into some stellar web series. However, along these came a few shows that had significant hype before and after their release but ended up being not so impressive. 

On List hai toh hit hai theme special today, we have lined up a few overrated English and Hindi online streaming series. I'm your host Nikhil, let's begin!

Firefly Lane

A tale of two teenage girls of the 70s includes Katherine Heigl, the 90s fashion model who made a comeback with this show after appearing in a pivotal role in Grey’s Anatomy. Heigl plays a crazed pixie dream girl Tully Hart, inspired by all rom-coms possible.The plot is soaked in tragedy be it a childhood trauma or molestation, all set to make its audience shed tears profusely. There is no explanation or account on many developments in the story. Sarah Chalke's Kate Mularkey role is not enough to glue the audience to this show. Heigl and Chalke’s digitally de-aged faces is not something the viewers would take seriously. This show can be skipped guilt-free.

Streaming on - Netflix

The Morning Show

The show happens to ooze out melodrama in its season 2 though it features a star cast of Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, Steve Carell in lead roles. Whereas season 1 raised issues about the culture of silence in newsrooms, season 2’s main plot is of COVID - 19 and its effects on our lifestyles. A highly overrated show that does not demand the viewer's interests and has missed making a mark as a good show.

Streaming on - Apple TV+

Hawkeye

A total disappointing factor for the MCU fandom with this much-hyped Marvel series of the year. Hawkeye, with a predictable finale and a low-grade script, is nearly not as good as Loki or What if…? The most notorious antagonist of the MCU, Kingpin’s ending was abruptly dealt with. The series, which was promisingly built up to his big reveal, ended with disappointment. The Reddit pages had initially predicted an interesting plot, but in vain. The series made no efforts to please its audience narratively but kept pandering leading to an underwhelming end.

Streaming on - Disney + Hotstar

Ray

Based on the works of Satyajit Ray’s short stories, Ray is a compilation of four stories, Hungama Kyon Hai Barpa, Spotlight, Forget Me Not and Bahupriya. The series has been raved about by both critics and audiences. Hungama Kyon Hai Barpa has an absurdist plot, which depicts Manoj Bajpayee and Gajraj Rao as co-passengers traveling together in a train, On the other hand, Spotlight features Harshvardhan Kapoor as a fading superstar struggling with an identity crisis. The other two segments, Forget Me Not and Bahupriya, are nothing but awkward regurgitations of Ray’s short stories. 

Streaming on - Netflix

Mumbai Diaries

As the title clearly depicts the show is all about the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks and includes brilliant performances by Konkona Sen Sharma and Mohit Raina. But the show fails terribly to focus on the interpersonal dynamic between characters trapped in a horrifying situation. The plot focuses on medical practitioners' perspective saddled with the responsibility of saving lives with diminishing resources at their disposal. But it ends up being just another tale of morality repackaged through an insider's view.

Streaming on - Amazon Prime Video

Arya 2 season

The Sushmita Sen starrer crime drama show which raised many eyebrows before its release proved to be an average and slow-paced show that failed to attract its audience. Though the performances by the ensemble cast are gripping, the storyline seems too stretched. Further, the use of songs in season 2 has spoilt the show.

Streaming on - Disney + Hotstar 

Well, that’s today's special theme-based podcast List hai toh hit hai, I shall be back with another podcast from the world of movies and entertainment. This is your host Nikhil signing off for now!

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