It was a forgotten channel, in fact a forgotten suite of channels. Nobody has watched DD channels for 2 decades now. Many questioned why were they still running! But the ongoing pandemic lockdown has brought DD back into the game and it is most channel today in these times of satellite TV, digital platforms etc.
DD played a very smart game by re-telecasting India's favorite shows that bring nostalgia and pull at the strings of our hearts. We grew up watching these shows and there's no doubt that these shows are much better made than any of the shows being telecast on other channels. In fact, DD has a treasure of shows. Here's a list of the popular TV shows DD is telecasting again by popular demand!
Ramayn, Mahabharat, Shrimaan Shrimati, The Jungle Book, Circus, Hum Log, Hum Paanch, Shaktimaan, Shrikaant, Chanakya, Shri Krishna, Vishnu Puraan etc.
Lead by the 2 most popular mythological shows - Ramayan and Mahabharat - DD is now at the top spot in Hindi TV channels. People are watching DD not only because they have nothing better to do. They are watching DD because these are better shows and people realize these are more relateable and realistic. Does this spell doom for lady snakes, big bindi wearing vamps and timid bahus?