Green TV Dramas offer Variety and Quality Entertainment

Pakistani dramas have seen many ups and downs in the past few years. It would be safe to say that for the past year in particular, the quality of these dramas on the leading channels went from bad to worse. Those serious viewers who watched Pakistani dramas for their quality content had literally given up on them altogether. Green TV Dramas have proved to be a game changer in more ways than one. Such dramas were truly the need of the hour especially for viewers who are sick and tired of substandard content getting the hype it does not deserve. Before I talk about Green TV dramas, I would like to share my thoughts about the state of Pakistani dramas on the leading entertainment channels in recent times.

Pakistani Dramas in Recent Times

Only a few months back Hum in particular was not afraid of experimenting every now and then but after Parizaad, the viewers were left waiting for a drama on the channel that would blow them away. ARY Digital has for some time started banking heavily on commercialism. Every now and then they aired a quality drama but most of their dramas have been over-stretched and commercial even when they offered novelty. Geo Entertainment is a completely different story because even though they air some of the trashiest dramas, these dramas get ratings like no other! Apart from Jo Bichar Gaye, I don’t remember the last time I watched a drama offering quality entertainment on Geo. Unfortunately, Jo Bichar Gaye did not get a lot of views. Therefore, I am assuming that Geo has a certain ‘fanbase’ which is partially responsible for ruining the quality of Pakistani dramas.

Green TV Dramas offer Variety and Quality Entertainment

Interestingly enough, in the present time, Express Entertainment was the only channel that offered variety and quality. Dramas such as Guru and Meher Mah in particular raised my hopes. Both these dramas are refreshing and thoroughly entertaining. I had my eyes set on Express Entertainment when Green TV launched only last week and changed my perspective about Pakistani dramas altogether.

Green TV Dramas – The Much-Needed Change

Green TV dramas have been much more than just refreshing, they have been groundbreaking. While all the other channels and producers were scared to experiment because of the fear of not getting ratings, Green TV took the bold and necessary initiative to experiment like it has never been done before. Ever since the channel went on air, they have been airing dramas that are entirely different from each other every single day and in all the slots assigned to these dramas. Only a few days back, the viewers who were wondering if they will ever get to watch another drama such as Parizaad again were given the beautiful gift of dramas such as Kabli Pulao, Jeevan Nagar, Idiot, Shanaas, 22 Qadam, Jindo, and the list goes on.

Green TV Dramas offer Variety and Quality Entertainment

Only in 1 week, Green TV proved that there are so many genres which Pakistani writers and directors can successfully experiment with. The best thing is that this channel has something for everyone. A few weeks back it was unimaginable for the viewers to even think that they will get to watch a Pakistani drama which was sci-fi. Nauroz definitely falls into that category. Although the Siyah Series isn’t picture-perfect it is an initiative that would open more avenues for horror series.

Unique and Appealing Protagonists

Each one of the dramas that have aired on Green TV does not only have a different story altogether but this channel is also redefining the term ‘hero’ one drama at a time! Haji Mushtaq is an elderly person who you would never see as the only main protagonist in a Pakistani drama. Even if in the past such a character has been shown as a prominent character, it has never been the face of the drama. Usually, such prominent characters are ‘assisted’ by heroes who are conventional and who would ‘sell’ the story. Parizaad and Ranjha Ranjha Kardi are the only exceptions I can think of right now. Even a drama such as Dumpukht had a side hero.

Green TV Dramas offer Variety and Quality Entertainment

Jeevan Nagar is another such drama with no young and upcoming actors but all talented and seasoned actors who the producers trusted had enough substance to keep the viewers hooked. Jindo has a female protagonist like no other. Not a single one of the dramas I have watched on Green TV even remotely bank on the bechari aurat scenario which had become a staple of Pakistani dramas. So much so that writers were forced to add such tracks to each story.

Pakistani Producers’ Fixation with Saas Bahu Saga

Just a few days back, Nida Yasir and Yasir Nawaz accredited Ertugrul’s success to family politics! Their statement summed up the mindset that goes behind making Pakistani dramas. The producers are certain that the success of their dramas rests entirely on showing women who are constantly involved in plotting and planning against each other. These situations are so common in Pakistani dramas that any drama without them alone is refreshing for viewers who do not tune into these dramas to watch women belittle each other. Many of the producers and writers have justified their done-to-death stories by saying that viewers want to watch these plots more than anything else. Even though dramas such as Parizaad and Ranjha Ranjha Kardi also got an unprecedented following but that never changed the producers’ perspective.

Final Remarks

Green TV has single-handedly proved that experimenting is an option and when the producers give writers a free hand they can write stories that entertain and provide the newness which was gradually dying. Some of the dramas are of course ‘lacking’ in some aspects but even with those flaws, they are much better than the mediocre dramas which are continuously being aired on other channels. Also, Green offers the kind of variety which was seriously lacking. Some of the dramas can also be easily termed as family dramas, another aspect of Pakistani dramas which was gradually becoming a thing of the past. While the execution is lacking in some cases, Green TV’s dramas have opened a whole new world for drama buffs and they have only started their transmission, there is much more to look forward to.

Did you tune into Green TV dramas? Which one did you enjoy watching the most? Do you think this channel has brought with it the change we were all waiting for?

Share your views.

Fatima Awan

Fatima Awan has been a part of reviewit right from its inception. She feels very passionately about Pakistani dramas and loves discussing them in detail. An enthusiastic writer, thinker, and political scientist, constantly trying to look beyond the obvious. Full-time mom.


  • glad to hear from you fatima! you have given better summary of what is lacking currently and what green tv offer differently. I would like to share some of the points with you as well. Pakistani dramas are being so much depressive over time. like we have alot of tensions going around and so much disturbing situations around us and when you want some entertainment, then there is no such variety to watch than to switch to old dramas. Recently, i watched trailer of mayi ri to be aired on ARY. the trailer was enough to disturb me. Although they are highlighting a social issue, but child marriage is not so common now in our society and not much cases are seen as awareness is increasing. Maybe in villages but not in cities so setting an story in city life is undigestable for me. however, it was simply depressing to see this seriously. there were many dramas in past that shown social issues but making it too much depressing is not needed. I haven’t watched green entertainment dramas yet as i was waiting for some good review but yet i cannot decide which is a must watch out of all of them as i cannot watch all of them. maybe you can help me with choosing the best one. any that you recommend to be must watched. I guess kabuli pulao but can’t decide between jindo, nauroz, jeevan nagar and idiot. I am watching guru nowadays as it is not that much depressing and its good to watch positivity as in our dramas muhally waly are so much negative and its good to see something positive here. I would prefer something like this now where negativity is less. thanks fatima will wait for your response.

    • Hello Hello, so good to hear from you and yes I totally agree with you, I was thinking about just that after watching Nauroz and Jindo. Although, they’re such well-made dramas with a different script but like you said they are heavy-duty dramas and you just can not watch too many of those. Idiot is good but the execution isn’t perfect. Kabli Pulao is also a serious drama but not too depressing, so far. I am actually liking Express dramas nowadays especially if you want to watch something entertaining. I so agree with you about Guru, I love the lighting and the overall feel of the play. And the writing is simple, nothing heavy duty. Are you watching Meher Mah on express? I am really enjoying watching that. Kabli Pulao’s first episode was awesome and the second one was good as well. I actually really like Neem as well but not sure if you will because a lot of people find Zimal annoying ;)

      I highly recommend Shanaas and Kabli Pulao on Green. You’re right too many dramas, I have been overdosing ;) Do tell me which one you decided to watch. It is lovely hearing from you again. ARY dramas are the worst nowadays even though the competition is tough LOL! Must avoid at all cost.

      • hey glad to see your response, i haven’t watched meher mah yet but if you are recommending it so much then i must give it a go. btw for green entertainment i would watch first episodes of them and then decide which one to choose from kabuli pulao and shanas. i am not following neem actually i am not following ary, geo and hum much because they give huge number of episodes, i’ll wait for it to end and then watch it once i know the total number of episodes minimum 30 episodes per drama is too long to watch because mostly they are dragged to reach that number.

  • Great analysis ❤
    apko aik interesting baat batao kuch dino se mere pass time hi time tha, but kuch daikne ko nahi tha, bus kuch ankahi, neem and guru daikta tha.
    Ab jab time nahi hai itna to quality entertainment ki baarish ho rahi hai.
    Green pe mera sub se pehlay jindo ko daikne ka irada tha because humaima ne interview me tareef hi itni ki thi after watching first episode I must say the drama is fantastic,
    Iam watching neem, guru also so green dramas k liye itna time nahi hai but phir bi try kar k kabli pulao bi daik raha ho because of kashif nisar and zafar miraj is my favorite writer of my childhood.
    College gate is next on my list, nauroz also
    Actually college gate reminds me ehde wafa.
    I will follow idiot and tumhare husaan k Naam inshallah.
    Ur right about geo tv and JBG actually geo didn’t promote JBG properly because unka sara focus haroon kadwani and tere bin jaisay dramonpe hota hai.
    Enjoy dramas and khush rahain.

  • Green Tv dramas r different from family politics like other Chanel dramas their content is very good best of luck Green .

  • Aoa
    Realy im sick of all previous chanels….disgustin only topic is saas baho topic nd … cheat..blaw blaw ..shame on
    Green is green the life entertains …i appriciate

  • Green Entertainment Channel is the perfect blend of eco-consciousness and captivating content! From thought-provoking documentaries on sustainability to fun and engaging shows, they truly inspire and entertain while promoting a greener lifestyle. A channel that not only entertains but also educates viewers about the environment – love it!