Saturday, October 13, 2007

Indian TV - It gets worse by the day!

I'm not saying I have all the time in the world to watch cheesy Indian talent shows but when it's Ramadan and you get home at 4:30 and have lunch, you can't take a nap too soon, you can't work on anything from home so what do you do? Watch some Indian telly.

And from my last post where I pointed out how judges show partiality towards certain contestants it get worse. Now some dingbat judge (we know her as Alka Yagnik) decides that women are getting voted out on purpose and it's a big conspiracy etc etc. The channel then goes on to air sentimental footage on how some ladies think it's unfair that boys get all the votes and the girl that is ousted gets another chance.

Damn you people, do you know anything about TV programming? And what's with the hosts saying it a show for the junta and right out of the blues, judges are given veto powers, arguing rights and permission to show affection towards one contestant? This might be good for TV ratings but it puts a very bad taste in some peoples' mouths. Especially the people who think India is one of the world's largest democracies!


vic said...

I finally tracked down Barry's blog and I was goin on about the same thing last week with my wife and extended family.... its like these guys don't understand the concept of a TV season or maybe just of competition... jeez....looks like the 2 Music talent shows are never gonna end.. i dont even care to remember the names!!! and those male judges arnt any better.. some of em are definitely gay (if not all of em)..
i guess they are just carrying on the Never Say Die tradition of the Indian soap operas!! Thanks a million Ekta Kapoor!!

Lord Raj said...


guess that about sums it up ...

BarryUno said...

We definitly need to thank Ekta Kapoor for the atrocities on Indian TV. And they ask us why Indians are over-emotional fools? That's because there's too much weeping and crying on TV these days. It's as though crying is in our blood. And as if the emotion wasn't enough, now they're bringing it to the talent shows as well. Either way I'm sure all the weeping amount to more viewers (sentimntal fools that they are) and that means more money for the producers!

Yet another reason the average middle class Indian watching TV has stunted mental growth. The number of intelligent shows in Indian TV can be counted on the fingertips of one hand.....or can they? ;-)

Anonymous said...

I beg to differ from your opi nion here. Indian television has come a long way from the doordarshan days in the 80s and 90s. The programes have improved drastically and there is much more interest in tv now then there was back then. This is mostly becos they have managed to command a very good audience and even the tv stars get paid a lot more.