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Self-isolation: Five classic ZEE TV shows to binge on ZEE5

You’ve finished your chores, checked on a few friends, even played a whole round of Monopoly, but it’s just 3pm. Staying at home can be really boring, stressful and anxiety inducing, no matter how many DIY projects you complete. Now what? Time to bring back the good old days of family binging and get the tribe together with the magic of nostalgia.

Buried in ZEE5’s vast repository, are some true gems that are ready to be watched at the click of a button. From hilarious dramedies to encapsulating reality TV shows, there is a plethora of options for every Indian family from the 90s. Gather the fam! Here are ZEE5 Global’s best picks that you must binge together:

Hum Paanch
One of the greatest Indian television dramas to grace the small screen, it is no surprise that Hum Paanch tops the list in a 90’s family binge list. With each episode depicting a funny tale of family woes, Hum Paanch is the perfect dose of comical errors that you will enjoy with the family. One of the first Ekta Kapoor sitcoms, Hum Paanch is the story of a middle-class family man Anand Mathur, and his wife and five daughters. A simple comedy, the show highlights the diverse personalities that are relatable to every household coming together as a family.

Khaana Khazana
Running out of ideas for the family dinner menu? No worries – we have you covered. Before there was Masterchef, Top Chef and other culinary reality programs, there was Khana Khazana. Originally released in 1993, this show has become a legacy today and has been the longest running show of its kind in Asia. Hosted by celebrity chef Sanjeev Kapoor, Khana Khazana showcases the preparations of the perfect go-to traditional Indian delicacies that will inspire you.

Banegi Apni Baat
If you wish to relive the nostalgia of the 90’s college life, this show is the perfect match. Aired in the mid 90s, Banegi Apni Baat revolves around a group of college students and their transition into professional lives. The show dramatizes the real life scenarios and various perspectives of life as a narrative. Not only is the show clinically relatable, it is one that can uniquely be established as ‘ahead of its time’. The show also introduced some of the finest Indian actors of modern day with multiple Filmfare award winners Irfaan Khan and R Madhavan.

Ghar Jamai
Every family is familiar with the comedy of manners. Gather the folks together for a good laugh and enjoy this delightful comic satire starring popular Indian actors R. Madhavan, Mandira Bedi and Satish Shah. Ghar Jamai is a stereotypical comedy that revolves around the amusing banter of a Punjabi father-in-law and a Tamil son-in-law trying to co-exist and adhere to the long-established family custom of inviting the groom to live with the in-laws instead of the bride moving to the groom’s house.

Sa Re Ga Ma Pa
You don’t have to be an Indian television connoisseur to be familiar with this show. Sa Re Ga Ma Pa formerly known as Sa Re Ga Ma is the oldest running music reality show in India. Hosted by some of finest Indian vocalists of modern era, namely Shaan and Sonu Nigam, this iconic show has been a talent hunt revolution for budding singers. Carrying the baton forward, Sa Re Ga Ma Pa 2018 was hosted by popular new-age Bollywood singer Aditya Narayan and witnessed some of the finest judges and contestants, maintaining the legacy of the show as one of the best watchable programs of all time in Indian TV.