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I am Sudarshan and I am a television addict. I confess to watching star world, comedy central and zee cafe along with the English movie channels all day long sometimes (well most times). They are hilarious and mostly use pop culture references. Sometimes it gets a bit difficult to understand these references, making shows like “the family guy” really hard to laugh at since I end up wondering what was that. “Friends” remains the most loved show of all time and thanks to CC now we are exposed to the shows that were a hit in US in the 90’s.
its been a really long time since I got an update about any Hindi ‘serial’ but from what I know its up to no good. My source is the recent column of the most important Mumbai newspaper – “THE BOMBAY TIMES”. They have started showing sexually suggestive scenes at prime time. iam not against it 😉 but what I am against it that its shown under a ‘family drama’ tag and its justified as something that is in the story and is a part of the story and other blah blah about how it was ‘AESTHETICALLY’ shot.
I mean if are going to show something like that why don’t they just admit that TRPs were low and well sex sells. In afternoon soap shows apparently marriage sells. so when in need of a TRP boost just get someone married and they make sure that a half hour marriage is extended to some 3-4 days and within those 3-4 days they ensure that 2 more characters fall in love so that in case of emergencies these 2 will be married off, so on and so forth.
Who can forget the “KYUNKI SAAS BHI KABHI BAHU THI” jokes? The sheer no. of age leaps, plastic surgery, and illegitimate son/daughter made up half the gujrathi population. Baa’s age was estimated to be 200 yrs. you know when they say that there are image makeover specialist, find out who did that for the cast of those serials as a mere plastic surgery changed the person itself literally.
Shows that propel such mediocre crap are really thriving because it has a very loyal fan base. The best shows to air on modern Indian channels are like siddhant, Left Right Left (which settled for mediocre crap near its end)
And the news channels are really up to no good either. That for another post
// end of rant (for now)
simply put by simple sud