8 Worst TV Shows That India Ever Had

By Samyuktha R

Some of the TV shows that India has ever encountered may have left an indelible mark with the viewers yearning for more. A few others, in stark contrast just manage to draw a squirm or be mere outlet of frustration. Be it soap operas, or melodramas or even the high adrenaline game shows, some of them really questioned their existence. Here are a handful of such worst Indian T.V shows that made a rather too preposterous launch only to hit the ground hard.

  1. Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu thi

The name resonates immediately with every house-hold. The basic premise of the soap is the trauma that a mother-in-law encounters when she has to deal with the difficulty of dealing with the daughters-in-law. The tale further prolongs to the extent of the daughters-in-law also dealing with the relationships of their son. The protracted serial just did not manage to ring a bell with a few.Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu thi

2.Sasural Simar Ka

Sasural Simar Ka is yet another soap-opera that falls under the distinctive ‘mother-in-law, daughter-in-law’ genre. To add a ‘distinctive flavor’, the serial features two sisters, who marry two brothers from a same household. The rest of the plot features how the two sisters adapt to the new household, and handle all the family matter. However plain the plot may sound, the show does really not provide any other bait to give it a constant watch

Sasural Simar Ka


Crime-investigation is a lesser explored path among the numerous serial. However, CID came in at the right time to break the monotony. Though the three protagonists featured in the show do deliver a watchable performance, what really causes annoyance is the fact that the show has been protracted for a period of eighteen years. This has really caused the audience to reach the saturation point.


4.Aap Beeti

This is one from the horror genre. It recounts the tale of spirits, who comes back to seek the vengeance. No matter how the serial managed to brand itself as a horror show, it just did not be all the very scary. It simply showed women in white-attire yearning to seek revenge.

Aap Beeti Hai


We may have definitely seen that “love” based T.V shows are a huge hit. However, Splitsvilla just did not manage to trigger the requisite amount of fandom. The basic premise of getting ‘dumped’ to becoming the king and queen with dumping powers caused the audience to reach a point of saturation. The cat-fights, the innate urge to take revenge and subtle and cold back-stabbing among the contestants just did not teach the audience a larger lesson. This ship just sunk without a trace.


6.Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai

This show chronicles the life of two well-to-do families. They pull out the most trivial issues to make a big deal out of it. Though, it does not sound very drab, once the same thing is shown on a repetitive basis, it begins to annoy a lot.

Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai

7.Jodha Akbar

Though the name immediately reeks of historic events, the serial is far from that. It gives a twist with a sinister spirit torturing Jodha to get to Akbar. There are a few scenes involving the typical snake with immense poison. The title which seemed deceptive, did trigger initial enthusiasm to watch the show, but the enthusiasm slowly ebbed away.

Jodha Akbar

8.Kumkum Bhagya

This is a completely wild story with numerous characters. A character falls for another, who in-turn falls for another. This is the basic premise of this show which is nothing but the variants of all the aforementioned twists.

Kumkum Bhagya

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