Originally posted by Gemsal678Good evening Ladies of the Hangout! (Not to be confused with 'Ladies of the Night' - which takes on a *whole* other context! lol)
So, I'm loving all the different posts and opinions! Sari - loved your analysis as usual. And, am feeling a lot of the same.
I'm sort of caught right now between frustration and hope with this show.
Frustration - because I feel like the show has been a convoluted mess for at least a good 4 months. It's lacked direction and continuity. The highs haven't been that high. The lows have been painful. And, yet, here I sit despite all the trials and tribulations because I have somehow developed a kinship to this show that I can't even articulate or understand. The first 8-9 months of this show were so damn brilliant that I hold on those memories and and the thought that the ship will be steered in the right direction eventually.
Hope - because, every now and then I see a glimmer of good writing and direction. And, I think, MAYBE, just maybe all that patience will pay off. And, of course, the biggest reason I hold hope for this show is because I feel like the characters of Arnav and Khushi are not done yet. There is SO much more to their story. And, I can't imagine the CVs totally abandoning these characters that have become so engrained in our minds, and so vivid in our imaginations.
Today, I found myself once again caught between Frustration and Hope. I'm frustrated mainly because, I am hating how the villain in this story has practically become the pivot around which everything revolves. I hate how he gets so much focus. How he gets the bad-ass background music! How he is most obviously the CVs teachers' pet. I hate how this character not only ruins the lives of everyone else on this show, but how easily he gets away with it time and time again. I hate how everyone looks like a stupid fool in his presence. I'm frustrated because I think Khushi is once again going to be selfless and tell Arnav to bring the snake back into the house. I'm frustrated because Arnav was kidnapped by this man for what seemed like forever, and never ONCE got to know that Shyaam was behind it and has no proof. Because if he had proof, that would be the end of Shyaam.
I'm also frustrated, like many of you, with the number of parallel tracks running right now. They dragged the stupidest storylines for weeks and months, and now they are piling in - what could have potentially been 4-5 months of stories - into a few weeks. Miscarriage could have been one track. Re-marriage another. Past another. But, everything is playing out at once, and thereby diluting the importance and relevance of each story. I mean, don't even get me started on the abrupt halt to Arnav and Khushi's "wedding" proceedings.
But, then amidst all the frustration - there lies my only hope. And, again, it lies in the faces of Arnav and Khushi. The hope comes in those moments when Khushi takes Arnav's hands and assures him that she is with him, that he is not a failure. It comes when Arnav gives importance to Khushi and tells her to go with him to Anjali's room. I see them as a united front and that gives me hope for them and their story. Because, ultimately, it's their LOVE story that I care about the most.
So, I guess for now I will continue to watch with that mixture of emotions. And, maybe one day the Hope will outweigh the Frustration... and, all my devotion to this show won't feel so wasted.
Very well said Gemsal -especially the bold ... the tracks have been diluted so much .. wonder what the rush is for ... they dragged the show when the kidnapping was on but the rest could have played out at a more leisurely pace.!
Rest --- we rest on hope too -- the same hope that that we see in the Arnav Khushi equation and the way they have changed for each other !