Sorry for being MIA for so long but I AM BACK! And this is all thanks to the winter break. The irony of it is that there is no such thing as winter in the UAE. But at least we get the term break.
Anyway, today I want to write about what I think about the soap operas airing on our TVs every, single day. I DON’T LIKE THEM! Why do I not like them? Firstly, I don’t like daily soap operas, especially the Indian ones because of the unsystematic structure of the plot. Everything is going smoothly for one minute and the next someone dies or goes to jail and there is no proper explanation to it as to why this happens but it has to happen so they can make something new happen, so the sub-plot abruptly ends with loose threads.
Secondly, some Indian soap operas don’t equally focus on other characters and solely concentrate the spotlight on the protagonists. The other characters are like statues in the background. What are they standing there for? Nobody knows!
Thirdly, some soap operas have very ugly themed colors for the settings as well as the clothing. I still don’t get why does the grandma have to wear a choker! Why does the whole family have to wear the same colored clothes? If they just have to, why can’t they wear the appropriate shades?
Finally, some series aren’t even real! You can’t relate them to reality when they try to justify that this happens in real life, does it? Do mother-in-laws always have the time to concoct some action-filled plans to ruin their daughter-in-laws in real life? Are they film writers or simply just the mother of their sons?
These were just some of things that don’t appeal to me when I sit in front of the TV. There’s a lot more but I’ll share them some other time, right now I’ve got a few college applications to complete.