Today I was watching the saas-bahu soaps, with Nani & Aastha. Now I don’t like watching them, but I was sitting there, when Aastha put on the T.V. Every time I see them I laugh [though they are meant to be sad]. I mean how these sell yaar? They have no plot, are full of sadness, ultra-slow, half are adverts, suffocating domination of a few ppl of the supposed good ppl [who never retaliate, no matter how they are persecuted], polygamy, remarriage among themselves [eg. Kasauti Zindagi Kay-don’t know how many times Preena & Anurag have married]
Most of the serials have the same characters, which always confuses me [all sorts of overlapping occur]. Then somebody or the other dies/killed but makes a comeback, & not once but many times [better than cat’s nine lives?], their parting dialogue should be “I’ll be back” eh?
These script writers seem like sadists to me. You see they create such ultimate villains [what are they called now …….. lemme see ….. oh yeah vamps or something like that, correct], who are covertly able to wreck relationships, marriages, families, without any sort of damage to themselves. God!! I mean, how can ppl not see through the evil? And how do the viewers digest this cruelty? Politicians should take a lesson or two from them how to blast their opponents. At least there should be some sort of valve so that the good ppl can get some of their own back [all they do is make mahatma like dialogues]. At least add something satisfying, something that enforces faith in life.
This reminds me of the story of the movie The Matrix [Huh? You haven’t seen the movie, GO SEE IT. It’s the movie of the Millennium. Really guys….]. When Agent Smith captures Morpheus, he tells him about the various versions of the matrix. He said that the first program was full of happy thoughts, but the system crashed as the human mind rejected it. The next one included a few griefs’ which made it more stable. So the more the sadness, more stability, more acceptances by the mind. So they were right. We humans relish sadness. Man are we sick 😦
All of a sudden we have a generation change of about 20 yrs. All characters get 20 yrs. older & the children grow up, get married, have children of their own who also add to the misery of their peers, saas’s. & of course ours. It’s quite funny to see the characters fight over small things [worn the previous wife’s clothes? man you’re dead meat. darker colour? God help you.]
Another thing that’s irritating is the ever present slow-mo’s & the camera angles. Anything surprising, we get a hundred looks of all the characters present in different angles in slow motion. As it is the serials are slow, but this really takes the cake.
Ahh… Now I feel better. Watching these serials for only a few minutes gets me frustrated, so I had to do something. Can’t change the script, but I can rave ‘n’ rant on my blog, init?