Hey Netflix, You’re Doing It Wrong


Hey Netflix, You’re Doing It Wrong

Illustration: Namaah/ Arré


hen Netflix made its debut in India, we knew it didn’t stand a chance. The numbers on Narcos or Jessica Jones aren’t out yet, but we’re betting the cow in our office that they’re not within shouting distance of Naagin or Sasural Simar Ka, the wet dream of Indian TV advertisers.

Around the time the global streaming service launched, our highest-rated TV drama, the hallowed Naagin, was in the process of airing Episode 19. With an impressive TRP of 4.5, Naagin is the story of an extremely rich family’s encounter with two revenge-seeking, shape-shifting snakes. Classic heroes. They never fail.