Originally posted by .Baazigar.
I think altogether there should be a total restriction on number of serials. You are right instead of fantasy moon walking melodramatic serials they should portray the real life, satires, comedy and many creative ideas. Imagine there were nearly 50 serials and most of them serving these melodrama regressive views. Hardly we have any real life and reel life connection in these serials .Doordarshan have some good serials earlier, these K series of Ekta Kapoor totally destroyed all type of creative good serials. Hardly those are adding any value or creative mind of viewers , forget about entertainment these serials are only giving total stress to viewers and emotional trance to viewers and spreading regressive views . It only amaze that how people bear the same story line for 5 to 6 years in a serial which have only planning, plotting, controlling , saas doll, bahu doll, daamad doll , vamp doll, hani ji , maji, all ji etc etc.
I agree, instead of run-of-the-mill serials, there should be other things as well. However, I myself have also been highly addicted to these shows at one time or the other, even the K series of Ekta Kapoor. I won't say though that she destroyed all creativity. In fact, I think she brought in something new 10-15 years ago. All ideas were new and shocking and made for a really good watch, even the coming back to life, the plastic surgeries etc. I think it all went downhill once LITERALLY EVERYONE started doing the same. When Ekta introduced these shows, there were just 2-3 such shows on air. Now, there must be about 30. It's boring and monotonous. They're all tried and tested formulas.
Producers should bring in new ideas, new concepts. But they do not get time to do so according to the strict competition, the channel's demands and the race for TRPs. They are forced to churn out an episode a day, every day for years and years. I'm surprised the cast and crew even have time to eat and sleep.
That's why I say, stop airing shows daily. Make them a maximum of 1-2 episodes a week. Make shows with a finite story, so that they end in a few months, maybe a year. And please stop it with the family politics. It is seriously spoiling people and making them suspicious of their own families.