Originally posted by ruchisahay
Thanks Sonia. And thanks to Angie, Misti, Myra, Neeraja, Aimf for the discussions.
It was fun and a new experience for me and I enjoyed it. In fact, this forum is what connected me to the show as I stopped watching it long back. Wish it would have lasted longer but I was getting disconnected from the story for quite some time.
When I stopped watching it - mainly because of the uninteresting and extremely loud side characters - I carried an image of Divya, Raj and Sarita. Divya was the one I had found most relateable as I know a lot of people who are strong enough to make tough choices when needed. I had sympathized with Sarita - though I haven't met anyone like her I was moved by her plight. Her bitterness and insecurity also made her interesting. I disliked Raj a lot
. Now when I read about lovey dovey moments between Raj and Sarita in WU, I don't relate to that as these two feel completely unknown and different to me. Also, by putting the entire blame on Divya (by saying that she never gave a chance to Raj to share her load), CVs have played havoc with my head. Sarita is now neither bitter nor insecure but an obsessed husband worshipper, Raj never wronged anyone and Divya is nowhere to be seen - I don't have the feel of any of these characters anymore.
Anyways, it was great knowing people here and getting some company while working alone during the nights
Ruchi, likewise it was so good interacting with you and aimf - the two I met in this forum. Forums are much more addictive than the show. This is how I got hooked to my first show too when I was looking for the backstory of a show I had just started watching and found this forum. Despite my previous resolution, I have ended up spending (or wasting) a lot of my time when I should instead be working on some projects.
The only thing is that I no longer take any show seriously. Otherwise, CVs are really good with playing havoc with anybody's head if you try to do that. Sarita as a self-absorbed, bitter character and Raj as an emotionally immature guy who did not grow up in 10 years were interesting. Sarita and Raj as lovey-dovey couple bore me endlessly. Of course, Sarita and Raj's transformation started even before Divya left. Now it is complete as this show goes with bullet speed on everything except for the logic. So of course, Raj and Sarita had to be glorified at the expense of Divya. This is CVs way of thinking that new viewers or remaining viewers would either not know the history of these characters or would develop amnesia about these three characters, hence providing them much needed ratings.
Divya always was the most relatable character, but never got any emotional space from the very first week. But I am glad that Rubina left the show rather than letting the CVs degrade her character.