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Five shows to watch while in quarantine

  • Published at 08:44 pm April 15th, 2020

ZEE5 Global has compiled a list of five watch-worthy shows

Social distancing has left us with more time than we are used to. While you can do your DIY projects, help in the household chores, spend time with the family and keep your mind occupied, it is but natural to get mood swings when your world is confined to the four walls of your home. But lucky for you, we are not in the 20th century anymore. Gone are the days when the epitome of entertainment was gardening or knitting a woolen pullover. How about a pinch of Bollywood zing to keep you entertained instead?

To help you tide over this pandemic worry, ZEE5 Global has compiled a list of five watch-worthy shows:


Is work from home getting to your head? When your boss gives you a hard time, all you need is a mean roundhouse kick to balance the crazy. Starring trained Indian martial artist Vidyut Jammwal, the Commando series keeps its audience at the edge of their seats. The film captures the patriotic fervour of Commander Karanveer, who hunts down mysterious enemies, using his unbelievable combat skills and death-defying stunts.



Remember the times when handling your child’s tantrums was as simple as letting them out of the house.  Well, Mentalhood is the best pick for you to bring back that bliss at a time like this. In a long-awaited comeback for Bollywood’s 90’s sweetheart Karisma Kapoor, Mentalhood, is set to take you through the topsy-turvy world of mothers. Co-starring Sandhya Mridul, Shilpa Shukla, Tillotama Shome, and Shruti Seth, this modern drama is a guide on how to manoeuvre your way through unreasonable expectations and eccentricities to raise your children.


Hum Paanch

One of the greatest Indian television dramas to grace the small screen, it is no surprise that Hum Paanch tops the list in a 90’s family binge list. With each episode depicting a funny tale of family woes, Hum Paanch is the perfect dose of comical errors that you will enjoy with the family. One of the first Ekta Kapoor sitcoms, Hum Paanch is the story of a middle-class family man Anand Mathur, and his wife and five daughters. A simple comedy, the show highlights the diverse personalities that are relatable to every household coming together as a family. 

Never Kiss Your Best Friend

Staying away from your partner, love or crush during such times can be testing. One of the most apt series around this time, Never Kiss Your Best Friend, is a light rom-com starring television sensation Nakul Mehta and Anya Singh. Based on Sumrit Shahi’s best-selling novel, the story revolves around Sumer and Tanie, and their complicated yet strong friendship. After long years of separation, their curious past and unbidden feelings for each other resurface when they reconnect. As the name suggests, this show is highly relatable to those who have at some point fallen for their ‘best friend’.

State of Siege

Tired of watching basic dramedies, how about a dash of an immersive thriller, something to binge in one go? Arjun Bijlani and Arjan Bajwa starrer State of Seige 26/11 is an 8-episode tribute series narrating the story of the brave men who stood up to a historic catastrophe in the city of Mumbai in 2008. A well-researched and executed plot, this real-life thriller series is sure to keep you glued to the edge of your seats.



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