Remember Dekh Bhai Dekh? I was a big fan of that show as a kid. In fact, I remember waiting for the school bell to ring so I could run out and catch the bus to see this show in time! It was crazy good.
Then there were a stream of other shows. Soap operas like Shanti, Swabhimaan, Junoon. Ha!
And then TV channels happened. More choices happened...that paradoxically made life difficult. Boo.
What happened to the thrill of waiting for that one show we all liked? Dekh Bhai Dekh was such a wonderful comedy. Some genuine laughs. No inappropriate humor. No cheap tricks. Lot of gags and fun!
Even slipping on a peel of banana was comedy-like.
I even loved MTV India then! MTV Select (used to play 4-ish in the evening everyday) by that dude Nikhil Chinappa who is still apparently around and MTV Most Wanted were my guide to English music world. Ah, the 90's!
What happened then?
The invasion of inane "saas-bahu" soaps and westernized reality show bullshit happened.
In fact going even back in time, I loved the lineup of Sunday shows (starting with Rangoli and ending in Mahabharat). Epic times.
And now we are left with banal reality TV and rigged dramas whose sole purpose is TRP hijacking.
Sad. Sad. Sad.
Thankfully, we have the Internet to go watch re-runs of those old shows and form communities around discuss them! So life isn't that bad after all:)
Off I go.