Television for us 90s kids had a whole different meaning. It wasn’t saas bahu serials or stupid Chhota Bheem cartoon that are far from being entertaining or educational. We had some classic shows to see that not only taught us a great deal on friendship, bravery and happiness but also gave us characters that became our childhood heroes. Following are some of the TV shows 90s kids grew up watching –
In a world where The Kapil Sharma Show didn’t exist, things were simple. Sony TV gave us our version of Supernatural and The Walking Dead with terrible editing and VFX. At that time however, those bathed in make-up ghosts used to scare the shit out of everyone, making it all believable. Those were the days!
Shh Koi Hai!
Like Aahat, Shh Koi Hai! was another attempt at the horror genre by the Indian television which managed to scare us. Shh Koi Hai! was something that had us glued to the television past our bedtimes because even though it scared us, we were inclined towards watching it every day. Now that’s what you call fandom.
Vikraal Aur Gabraal
Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson may be the modern era crime investigators for the world, but in India, the title undoubtedly goes to the duo that solved the most bizarre of crimes and had us all shaking our heads in awe. Vikraal Aur Gabraal, the dysfunctional pair of two brilliant minds had us kids entertained all the time.
Who was your favourite superhero growing up? If you’re going to say any hero from the Marvel or DC universe, you’re either not desi or not born in the 90s. For us 90s kids, our favourite superhero is always going to be the spinning like a top, lady killer and the one dreaded by the criminals, Pandit Gangadhar Vidyadhar Mayadhar Omkaar Naath Shastri aka Shaktimaan.
Sarabhai vs Sarabhai
Speaking of comedy shows that had us all in splits, Sarabhai vs Sarabhai was one of the best things to happen to Indian television. Monisha’s categorically middle class attitude towards life, Maya’s high class life, Indravardhan and his sarcasm, and Rosesh’s poems have a special place in our hearts. Praise the lord as it returns as a web series on May 16th on Hotstar.
Take us back to the simpler times.