Originally posted by Rag1ni
yesterday's episode was sweet(ish). The Nanav-Nanku bromance was sweet. Payal
was kind of badass(ish). There was no maami. And Anjali was sedated before
things got out of control. What is not to like, yes? But I was still dissatisfied.
And of course, the reason for that has to be Khushi. Yes, it is ALWAYS her fault:
know this may upset Gul Khanji and most of IF, but while ASR might make my
heart sing, I only feel invested in the story when I get Khushi. The day Khushi
makes no sense, even an otherwise perfectly good episode leaves me feeling unhappy.
Let Khushi be drama queen, angry, hurt, sad, annoyed, deliriously happy,
whatever, but let her make sense, please. But na, they have to constantly mess
with her character. And a lot of times they seem to do that just to make someone
else look good (or not so bad).
when Arnav is douchey, make Khushi do some crazy antics, just to divert
attention. When Anjali is losing it, make Khushi give her gyaan so that she
tries to stab her baby and do a quick fix abortion. Yesterday Khushi was made
to do ridiculous things so that Akash appeared less doucehy (sadly, fixing
Akash requires more than that). Yaar, matlab kya bakwaas hain boss?!
us consider the greatest (okay, not the greatest, but a pretty good one) love
story, Darcy and Lizzie. Now women are all in love with Darcy, but they still
get to see Darcy through the eyes of Lizzie. Of course, ASR is no Darcy and
Khushi is anything but Lizzie (I mean among other things, she doesn't have that
sense of irony.. but that might be a Lucknow
versus English thing), but still going with this example (because Gauti Bhaiya
also seems to have grandeurs that he is retelling P&P). Now even for a
rather intelligent woman, Lizzie was prone to being mildly petulant and had a meltdown
or two. Yes, the pride and prejudice were hers after all' something that Khushi
too 'suffers' from. For instance, Lizzie was much for forgiving of Bingley for being
'so rich' but somehow that same quality in Darcy was equated to misplaced
pride. Reverse snobbery much, yes? So if we all see Darcy through the eyes of
Lizzie, who she doesn't have a favourable opinion of, how is that, we are able
to fall in love with Darcy and understand Lizzie simultaneously? Ya, ya, it is
blasphemy to compare Jane Austen with anyone, let alone desi TV soap writers,
but ab shuru kar diya toh baat toh khatam toh karoon. Lizzie was sometimes even
borderline annoying (there I said it!), but one would always root for her. Unless
of course you watched that horror desi interpretation of Lizzie (Bride &
prejudice). But then you have lost half your battle there when you cast
Aishwarya Rai (*snort*) to play Lizzie. I am just saying, stop messing with
Lizzie, so that I can continue to love Mr Dracy, okay? Okay.
also am not liking this whole justification by Daljeet and gang. I am bored,
bored, bored. All this "I work so hard" blah is so blah. Not like you are a sugarcane
farmer in Uttar Pradesh who does all the work only to have the monsoon fail and
lose his crops. Now THAT is poignant, you know, where extraordinary efforts
seem to have no correlation with the actual payoffs. The rest of the people are
just doing their work. And I know accepting a take-down of something you love
is tough, let alone something that you created, but come now, deal with it. That
the parental unit have their day off (matlab Ragini ka stress walla day). So we
are going to watch Anand. You know because when your teenhood crush dies, you
need to watch him die in reel life for actual closure. Who said parents need to
make sense?! Zindagi kaisi yeh paheli, haye!
PS: Kuch zyada ho gaya, na? Koyi nahin.