TVF’s ‘Kota Factory’, Netflix’s ‘Sacred Games’ emerge as top IMDb Indian web series of 2019
MUMBAI: The Viral Fever’s (TVF) ‘Kota Factory’ and Netflix’s ‘Sacred Games’ have emerged as top Indian web series of 2019, according to first-ever Top 10 Indian Television and Web Series year-end list released by movie website IMDb.
IMDb ratings are determined by customers who rank films and TV shows on a 10 point scale. To rate a title, customers can click the “Rate This” star on any film or TV show title page on IMDb.
Amazon Prime Video’s ‘The Family Man’ and Netflix’s Delhi Crime are at the third and fourth positions respectively. The other web series in the top 10 are Humorously Yours (TVF), TVF Tripling, Made in Heaven (Amazon Prime Video), Flames (TVF’s The Timeliners), Inside Edge (Amazon Prime Video), and Bard of Blood (Netflix).
TVF leads the table with four shows in the top 10 followed by Netflix and Amazon Prime Video with three shows each.
“Entertainment fans in India are embracing streaming content more than ever, and for the first time, IMDb is thrilled to announce a year-end list celebrating the top customer-rated Indian television and web series,” said IMDb Founder and CEO Col Needham.
“IMDb users have identified TVF’s coming-of-age series Kota Factory as their favorite show of 2019. Sacred Games (#2) and Inside Edge (#9) have also resonated with fans – both series are in their second season and have each been nominated for International Emmy Awards. We are also thrilled to see Amazon Prime Video’s Made in Heaven (#7) and the spy drama Bard of Blood (#10) on our year-end list – both of which star actress Sobhita Dhulipala, who made her debut at #10 on this year’s IMDb Top Stars of Indian Cinema and Television list as a result of these breakout performances.”
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