The advent of online streaming services has completely changed the way Indians watch TV shows and movies. Platforms like Hotstar, owned by STAR India, offer viewers the opportunity to watch non-censored content from across the world at their leisure.
The India-based online streaming platform is the one-stop shop for sport events, regional Television shows, movies and the most popular section, English series, which fans can enjoy in all its crass glory. Here are some of the most popular English shows that Hotstar offers their viewers:
"Game of Thrones" â€“ This global phenomenon was made available to the Indian viewers since the beginning of the ongoing Season 6. "Game of Thrones" is known for its graphic violent and sexual content, and although it airs on Indian channels, most scenes and offencive words are censored. With Hotstar, you will not only be able to view uncensored scenes, you can also watch new episodes simultaneously with fellow American fans.
"Modern Family" â€“ This ABC comedy is one of the most popular shows on television currently. Much like "How I Met Your Mother" and "Curb Your Enthusiam," which are both available on Hotstar, "Modern Family" is a cult show. You really need to be up-to-date with it to hold or even understand a conversation at any given party. So, do not forget to catch up on "Modern Family" via Hotstar as soon as possible.
"American Crime Story" â€“ One of the most compelling shows on television right now, "American Crime Story" recreates the OJ Simpson trial of the 1990s. It is one of the most talked about shows this year, and has A-lister actors like Cuba Gooding, Jr., Sarah Paulson, David Schwimmer and John Travolta in pivotal roles. If you are looking to get sucked into a TV show universe, which is technically based on real-life events, "American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson" is definitely the way to go.
"Silicon Valley" â€“ It's got tech, comedy, geeks and a Pakistani actor who most people tend to confuse for Indian. Obviously, "Silicon Valley" is a fan-favourite in the country. In its third season now, this HBO show is set in the high-tech world of titular Silicon Valley in California. The hilarious journey of Richard and his friends as they try to make it big in the unpredictable world of technology is definitely worth streaming.
"Last Week Tonight" â€“ Hosted by the English political satirist John Oliver, "Last Week Tonight" may be how the Indian millennial forays into current affairs, world politics and diplomacy. Developed with the intention of enlightening the masses, standing up to the proverbial man and making people laugh in the process, Oliver's talk show is a welcome change to the Indian audience that are tired of watching the age-old saas-bahu drama.
This list only contains five among the many awesome shows you can stream on the online platform, so feel encouraged to dig deeper and see more shows of your choice on Hotstar.