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The thing I hate about Indian Television

First of all, I must clarify that I am not very much familiar with Indian Television shows, I have watched very few shows and most of them accompanying someone or at family gatherings. I have not watched a single episode of C.I.D. or Shaktiman, which is a rare quality to find in someone of my age. Although I will still make my point and will make it firmly, because these are the things I have seen in every single show I watched, without an exception. Now first thing first, there is a reason behind my non-acquaintance with Indian TV shows, and it is that I don’t like them at all. There are many reasons behind it– most of the shows are cheap opera with utter disregard for the storyline as well as production quality; reality TV doesn’t look real; comedies are cheap, tasteless and many times vulgar; kid’s shows are rubbish with poor animations etc. But above all this the thing I hate most about it is its brazen disregard for audiences’ time. We watch TV to get entertained and once in a while get a message or get enriched. We pay for that, we even watch commercial, so that shows have enough budget to produce quality stuff. In return, all I expect is a sincere program with only the audience in mind. But they do not do that, they show a minutes worth content in 10 minutes only to make the show longer and worst of that all are the promotions these shows do. You can’t watch a popular show for five episode at stretch without some celebrities promoting their film, mingling with the story. Come on, how someone can tolerate that; I say that it is cheating, fraud, chicanery. Hello, I have f**king paid for the show, and you are showing me someone promoting, it’s like commercial even during the show. Totally unacceptable. The sad thing is people still watch it, unaware of the fact they are fleeced out of their time and money.

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