January 17, 2006

The cute idiot box and its dumb channels!!

Filed under: Life as I know it — Celia Rexselin @ 11:10 pm

Was watching quite some silly programmes on tv.. Can only marvel at these producers and the directors.. They should have real guts to rely on just the “crying power” of women and telecast women oriented serials.. Anyways, some tit bits about what I watched this week would help u understand how pathetic my situation is.

Anandham (means Joy!!):
A top rated (supposedly) serial. But all this serial has are pounds and pounds of rivalry, hatred and coverting. The villian (no man here!! this is a woman), tries to file a case against her employee stating that she violated the norms and downloaded some secure information from the company server.. The court transfers the case to the cyber crime squad.

I was watching casually and was thinking how even the small screen directors have changed. The whole of tamilnadu is turning techy.. But then, the scene didn’t end. One of the guys from the cyber squad turns up and wants to check whether such a malpractise had actually happened.

Ippo thaan matter is interesting. The guy starts checking the server. First, he inserts a CD into the drive… (I thought may be he has some software in that CD).. and he logs on to the machine. Then he opens, Internet Explorer (Aaaan … that only πŸ˜‰ and looks worriedly at the screen (That was a “Page Cannot be Displayed” screen. I can understand.. Even I would have the same worried look in office if such a screen comes up).

He keeps highlighting the “Page cannot be displayed” heading for 2 minutes.. Idhula one commercial break also had come. And then, he finally said.. “Madam, there is no evidence that that particular employee downloaded information from your server”. (Real Geek he is, isn’t it?)

Kolangal (Drawings??)
One could have named this serial as “Cryungal” instead. Hero cries, Heroine cries, mother of heroine cries, sisters cry, father-in-law cry and everyone else cry. The only one who laughs is the evil mother in law.. Poor she? Won’t anyone come to her aid?

This seems like a malayavooo..
Ever been through a dejavu? No? Then, you should definitely see a malayalam movie. Coz everytime you see one, you would have this thought.. “Haven’t I seen this before?” Hell!! even the cast would be the same.. Only the Hero and Heroine would be different. Occasionally the story might change too. But for a never ending experience.. come .. watch and suffer!!



  1. ha ha ..cyber crime squad looking at page cannot be displayed msg and concluding that ther is no evidence of crime is heights.. am rolling here .
    u must hav either lots of patience or super sense of humour to be watching these serials .

    Comment by Jagan — January 19, 2006 @ 6:14 am | Reply

  2. uhummm…u have amazing patience..i cant stand these stupid serials even for an hour

    Comment by Harish — January 19, 2006 @ 12:26 pm | Reply

  3. It is very evident that the Director and Script Writer are not tech savvy lol

    Comment by silverine — January 19, 2006 @ 4:22 pm | Reply

  4. Wow.. directors and writers are techy.. just but hearing.. here and there.. they want to incorporate stuff. Even they are very bad at copying also. Just could have used a little bit of common sense.. which is not common in the line of these films buffs..

    Now a days serials are really horrible.. Hardly I watch on sunday when I go home for 2-3 mins.. close it and better watch ngc or discovery.

    Comment by Sujit — January 19, 2006 @ 6:59 pm | Reply

  5. @Jagan- My mom was watching this serial.. wide eyed.. and I was grinning wide toothed :))

    @Harish- I wanted some 30 minutes of distraction and should say that I did get it here..

    @Silverline: Very true yaar, the funniest part is that.. they are able to get away with what ever they do..Hope “Vivek” views this serial and kalachifies it in his next comedy track πŸ˜‰

    @Sujit: Yeah, I get to watch other channels when my brother has the remote.. but when MAMA has… I don’t stand a chance πŸ˜‰

    Comment by bindhu — January 19, 2006 @ 7:25 pm | Reply

  6. good 1..very funny
    I have written an article on Serials/soap operas too.Will be posting it soon.

    Keep writing

    Comment by Kiran — January 20, 2006 @ 5:56 am | Reply

  7. How come all moms are attracted to these kind of serials so much?.. What is there in these serials that attracts moms and these searial makers.. just focus their serails to attract them.

    Comment by Sujit — January 20, 2006 @ 8:53 am | Reply

  8. @Kiran- Cool, post it sooon. Wanna know your adventure πŸ˜‰

    @Sujit- I think its because, the serials project the women of the house as a superpower.. Its the same reason, why kids get attracted to Spiderman n Superman and Grownups get attracted to their favorite hero/heroines…

    Women try to empathize with their silverscreen idols and hence are hooked to television.

    Comment by bindhu — January 20, 2006 @ 10:10 pm | Reply

  9. Funny or not. They know how to keep woman hooked to the i-box.

    Comment by Nanyaar? — January 21, 2006 @ 12:29 pm | Reply

  10. Hmm.. I did not know that.. But, using these incidents or scenes of what poeple see T.V are being realted and used as a weapon in real life. which is bad. Like the other day, my friends mom was telling, you are acting crazy as that serial heor is.. and you will also do the same thing.. I was really shocked to hear that!… People comapre with real life.. that is something .. not good

    Comment by Sujit — January 21, 2006 @ 3:35 pm | Reply

  11. well written…
    better rename “kolangal” as “Olangal” (Lamentations)

    Comment by ashok — January 23, 2006 @ 1:51 pm | Reply

  12. @nanyaar – definitelly πŸ˜‰

    @Sujit- Yeah sujit. And thats a really worrying thing. But then, earlier one tried copying the big screen. And now its the small screen.. What difference can we see here? One who does evil does more.. Guess, something good might happen if someone can feed some sense into these director’s heads.

    @ashok- πŸ™‚ And thanks for dropping by.

    Comment by bindhu — January 23, 2006 @ 10:47 pm | Reply

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