It would be unfair to say that we are still on the rise of digital era now. Why? Well, the digital wave has not only arrived, but has turned out to be cacophonous for other mediums, who seem to be already thinking of ways to adapt.
However, the cliche of 'there is always room for growing' couldn't resonate more for the digital world right now. And that is because, we are still accustomed to be watching a certain genre of web shows and while there have been some bold attempts otherwise, we still lack the diversity of genres.
So, while you may love your Pitchers, Permanent Roommates or Bang Baaja Baaraat, here are some genres, makers really need to look forward to-
Again, we do have worthy mentions in the form of Twisted, Spotlight, Ragini MMS Returns and a few more in this bracket, thanks to visionaries like Ekta Kapoor
and Vikram Bhatt
. But, with all due respect to the shows, they haven't really made a mammoth impact per se. A well-crafted suspense thriller has the potential to not only keep you on the edge of your seat, but word of mouth can go on to make it the 'viral' show it deserves to be. So, makers and writers, sketch an edgy suspense/thriller with some amazing cliffhangers.
We are still deficient of a legitimate and quality science fiction (sci-fi) motion picture, let alone web show. I understand the various limitations that come along with it, but we do have a decent attempt in the form of A.I.S.H.A - My Virtual Girlfriend to look for inspiration. Post the success of the above, we haven't really seen another bolder, braver and probably bigger presentation coming in. Well, who doesn't like a crisp, visually appealing and scientifically accurate sci-fi web show!
Some may or may not agree with this choice of mine. But, I guess all the apprehensions, objections and problems which many have, related to the depiction and accuracy of a historical movie can actually END with a web show. And one of the prime reasons for the same is the time challenge that a 2 or a 3 hour movie faces.
That is taken care of with a web picture. While a show called American Crime Story: The People v/s O.J. Simpson may not be the apt example to explain this point, but the idea of presenting a story with crispness, precision and apt casting without time being a bar is what a historical show would need. Of course, it will have to be bloody good to be a success though.
Not only doable, but presumably, it already may be on someone's list. Are you a fan of Rick & Morty or BoJack Horseman? Well, I am and I have always felt that not only can we excel in the genre, but also it is extremely ignored. It is time, we have our very own brilliant web animated show to look forward to and get over Chota Bheem.
These genres may not guarantee the success that the web world has seen with other shows already, but then again, we wouldn't want the quintessential TV trend of only presenting 'what works for the viewers' with the web world, isn't it?